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Teacher Jobs in New Mexico

The state of New Mexico is actively recruiting for new teachers who are certified in languages, math, science, or special education at the elementary or high school level. This need is due to statewide shortages in those subject areas. New public school teachers make $31,960 as an annual salary - an amount that increases every year with growing tenure and additional certification. Teachers should note that districts like Albuquerque, Las Cruces, and Rio Rancho experience acute need.

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New Mexico Teacher Salary & Employment

Total Employed

7,950

Salary Range

$43,880 - $87,590

Elementary school teachers have a salary range between $43,880 to $87,590 a year in New Mexico. There are around seven thousand employed elementary school teachers. Read about what it takes to become an elementary school teacher.

Elementary School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Santa Fe 660 $71,040
Farmington 520 $50,310
Albuquerque 2 $56,840
Las Cruces 1 $71,330

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Elementary School Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2021)

Total Employed

290

Salary Range

$52,940 - $103,500

English teachers have a salary range between $52,940 to $103,500 a year in New Mexico, with over 290 employed in the state. See details on how to become an english teacher.

Total Employed

6,560

Salary Range

$41,560 - $80,040

As a high school teacher in New Mexico you can expect to make between $41,560 - $80,040. There are around six thousand employed high school teachers. Take the next step and learn to how to become a high school teacher.

High School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Santa Fe 400 $69,830
Farmington 390 $52,000
Albuquerque 3 $48,170

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for High School Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2031)

Total Employed

100

Salary Range

$59,770 - $112,070

In New Mexico, a history teacher's salary may range from $59,770 to $112,070. There are around 100 employed history teachers. Get more information about becoming a history teacher.

Total Employed

1,160

Salary Range

$44,620 - $89,010

Kindergarten teachers in New Mexico, can earn between $44,620 to $89,010 a year. There are around a thousand employed kindergarten teachers. Read about what it takes to become a kindergarten teacher.

Kindergarten Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Albuquerque 330 $65,440
Farmington 330 $48,900
Las Cruces 110 $72,760
Santa Fe - $72,750

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Kindergarten Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2012)

Total Employed

19,940

Salary Range

$41,560 - $104,270

As a math teacher in New Mexico you can expect to make between $41,560 - $104,270. New Mexico is home to about nineteen thousand math teachers. See our guide on how to become a math teacher.

Mathematical Science Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Albuquerque 90 $85,930

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Mathematical Science Teachers (College Professor) (SOC Code: 25-1022)

Total Employed

2,250

Salary Range

$21,190 - $52,650

In New Mexico, a preschool teacher's salary may range from $21,190 to $52,650, with over 2,250 employed in the state. See details on how to become a preschool teacher.

Preschool Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Santa Fe 160 $34,390
Farmington 120 $35,550
Las Cruces 80 $43,240
Albuquerque 1 $28,710

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Preschool Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2011)

Total Employed

1,960

Salary Range

$33,510 - $103,550

As a school administrator in New Mexico you can expect to make between $33,510 - $103,550. New Mexico is home to about a thousand school administrators. Take the next step and learn to how to become a school administrator.

Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Albuquerque 160 $43,960

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program (SOC Code: 11-9031)

Education Administrators, Elementary, Middle, and High School
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Albuquerque 630 $79,390
Las Cruces 200 $88,130
Santa Fe 130 $85,830
Farmington 100 $81,560

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Education Administrators, Elementary, Middle, and High School (SOC Code: 11-9032)

Total Employed

1,570

Salary Range

$37,220 - $90,130

School counselors in New Mexico, can earn between $37,220 to $90,130 a year, with over 1,570 employed in the state. See our guide on how to become a school counselor.

Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Albuquerque 560 $53,640
Las Cruces 160 $59,990
Farmington 150 $45,130
Santa Fe 140 $61,200

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors (SOC Code: 21-1012)

Total Employed

780

Salary Range

$39,070 - $82,190

School librarians have a salary range between $39,070 to $82,190 a year in New Mexico. New Mexico is home to about 780 school librarians. Read about what it takes to become a school librarian.

Librarians
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Albuquerque 380 $50,190
Santa Fe 70 $51,840
Las Cruces 50 $55,510
Farmington 40 $55,940

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Librarians (SOC Code: 25-4021)

Total Employed

2,260

Salary Range

$38,620 - $94,550

In New Mexico, a special education teacher's salary may range from $38,620 to $94,550. New Mexico is home to about two thousand special education teachers. Interested in becoming a special education teacher?

Special Education Teachers (Kindergarten and Elementary School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Albuquerque 340 $65,210
Farmington 100 $54,640

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (Kindergarten and Elementary School) (SOC Code: 25-2052)

Special Education Teachers (Middle School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Albuquerque 310 $48,730
Farmington 40 $51,110

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (Middle School) (SOC Code: 25-2053)

Special Education Teachers (High School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Albuquerque 470 $50,030
Santa Fe 80 $58,730
Farmington 60 $54,650

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (High School) (SOC Code: 25-2054)

Total Employed

3,500

Salary Range

$18,520 - $36,440

In New Mexico, a substitute teacher's salary may range from $18,520 to $36,440. New Mexico is home to about three thousand substitute teachers. Read about what it takes to become a substitute teacher.

Substitute Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Albuquerque 580 $23,540
Las Cruces 500 $23,070
Santa Fe 270 $28,190

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Substitute Teachers (SOC Code: 25-3098)

Total Employed

7,430

Salary Range

$18,490 - $31,280

In New Mexico, a teaching assistant's salary may range from $18,490 to $31,280. There are around seven thousand employed teaching assistants. Interested in becoming a teaching assistant?

Teacher Assistants
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Las Cruces 840 $27,930
Farmington 480 $20,600
Santa Fe 380 $27,560
Albuquerque 3 $22,580

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Teacher Assistants (SOC Code: 25-9041)

Largest School Districts in New Mexico

School District Schools Teachers
Albuquerque Public Schools 163 6,185
Las Cruces Public Schools 42 1,628
Rio Rancho Public Schools 19 1,052
Santa Fe Public Schools 30 991
Gadsden Independent Schools 21 899
Gallup-Mckinley County Schools 37 829
Farmington Municipal Schools 20 736
Roswell Independent School District 22 588
Hobbs Municipal Schools District 18 526
Clovis Municipal School District 19 509
Los Lunas Public Schools 16 462
Central Consolidated Schools 17 392
Carlsbad Municipal School District 14 374
Alamogordo Public Schools 15 363
Deming Public School District 11 341
Belen Consolidated Schools District 11 270
Espanola Municipal Schools District 15 264
Los Alamos Public Schools District 7 257
Grants-Cibola County Schools District 11 252
Artesia Public Schools District 10 236
Bernalillo Public Schools District 10 224
Lovington Public Schools District 10 216
Taos Municipal Schools District 10 215
Silver City Consolidated School District 9 207
Aztec Municipal Schools District 7 206
Portales Municipal Schools District 6 193
Bloomfield Municipal Schools District 7 187
Moriarty-Edgewood Scool District 8 170
Socorro Consolidated Schools District 7 127
Ruidoso Municipal Schools District 5 123
Las Vegas City Public Schools District 8 120
West Las Vegas Public Schools District 10 112
Pojoaque Valley Public School District 5 111
Zuni Public Schools District 5 95
Cobre Consolidated Schools District 6 94
Truth or Consequences Schools District 5 88
Raton Public Schools District 5 87
Hatch Valley Public Schools District 5 85
Dexter Consolidated Schools District 3 76
Tularosa Municipal Schools District 4 71
Tucumcari Public Schools District 3 70
Dulce Independent Schools District 3 61
Estancia Municipal Schools District 6 54
Pecos Independent Schools District 3 53
Santa Rosa Consolidated Schools District 5 53
Cuba Independent Schools District 3 48
Eunice Municipal Schools District 3 47
Cimarron Public Schools District 6 43
Loving Municipal Schools District 3 41
Lordsburg Municipal Schools District 5 40

Data obtained from the Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey 2014

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