Early Childhood Education Jobs in New Mexico

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New Mexico is known as the land of enchantment, and with such beautiful scenery and natural wonders, it’s easy to see why. Salaries for early childhood education employees in New Mexico may not be quite as enchanting, though. Education administrators in preschool and child care are likely to find work with pay right at the national average, about $44,000. Salaries in Santa Fe’s schools and organizations are particularly friendly toward special education teachers and preschool teachers. But for child care workers, pay in New Mexico ranks very low compared to other states.

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New Mexico Salary Rankings

#16

in the US for Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare

#19

in the US for Special Education Teachers, Preschool

#25

in the US for Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education

#31

in the US for Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School

#33

in the US for Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education

#40

in the US for Childcare Workers

Early Childhood Jobs in New Mexico

Occupation Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
Childcare Workers 3,340 $18,140 eks93%
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 1,660 $26,590 eks98%
Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School 1,550 $48,540 eks90%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 1,520 $44,730 eks89%
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 1,400 $39,320 eks95%
Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare 350 $44,150 eks100%
Special Education Teachers, Preschool 100 $52,210 eks99%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

City-Level Job Stats

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Statistics for Childcare Workers

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
Albuquerque, NM 1,650 $17,980 eks92%
Las Cruces, NM 400 $18,180 eks93%
Farmington, NM 220 $18,080 eks93%
Santa Fe, NM 160 $19,110 eks98%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

Statistics for Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
Albuquerque, NM 140 $43,270 eks98%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

Statistics for Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
Albuquerque, NM 690 $42,400 eks85%
Las Cruces, NM 210 $53,730 check107%
Santa Fe, NM 90 $43,680 eks87%
Farmington, NM 80 $44,250 eks88%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

Statistics for Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
Albuquerque, NM 570 $26,050 eks96%
Las Cruces, NM 200 $23,450 eks86%
Farmington, NM 180 $26,680 eks98%
Santa Fe, NM 130 $29,880 check110%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

Statistics for Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
Albuquerque, NM 750 $44,910 eks83%
Las Cruces, NM 160 $74,630 check139%
Farmington, NM 150 $47,950 eks89%
Santa Fe, NM 70 $62,850 check117%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

Data source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012

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