May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Southwestern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area



For metropolitan and nonmetropolitan area definitions used by the OES survey, see the MSA definitions page.


These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in the Southwestern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area.

Additional information, including the hourly and annual 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages and the employment percent relative standard error, is available in the downloadable XLS files.

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Major Occupational Groups in Southwestern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area (Note--clicking a link will scroll the page to the occupational group):

All Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 26,670 $11.93 $15.53 $32,310 2.5 %
 
Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 940 $29.17 $33.28 $69,230 4.6 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 210 $26.41 $34.92 $72,640 7.7 %
11-1031 Legislators 40 (4) (4) $19,070 9.6 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 110 $24.01 $26.10 $54,280 5.5 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 60 $26.65 $32.09 $66,750 6.3 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 90 (4) (4) $73,660 2.3 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 50 $24.30 $24.21 $50,360 1.5 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 60 $33.90 $33.07 $68,780 5.9 %
 
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 550 $21.27 $21.58 $44,890 3.0 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 80 $26.79 $25.12 $52,240 3.6 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 60 $23.56 $23.74 $49,380 4.9 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 60 $21.82 $22.97 $47,780 10.0 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 120 $18.52 $20.74 $43,130 4.1 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 50 $21.07 $20.74 $43,130 5.6 %
 
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 230 $29.88 $35.27 $73,350 6.4 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 60 $20.26 $19.44 $40,440 5.6 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 50 $30.53 $31.26 $65,030 13.3 %
 
Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 430 $28.16 $28.77 $59,850 3.4 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 40 $32.16 $31.85 $66,250 3.0 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 60 $43.20 $42.67 $88,760 5.5 %
17-2151 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers 50 $30.54 $31.37 $65,250 2.2 %
 
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 640 $20.18 $24.05 $50,030 5.0 %
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other 30 $23.63 $22.82 $47,460 1.8 %
19-1031 Conservation Scientists 30 $26.98 $26.40 $54,920 1.9 %
19-2043 Hydrologists (8) $30.97 $34.87 $72,530 7.6 %
19-4041 Geological and Petroleum Technicians 30 $19.32 $19.60 $40,780 2.9 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 260 $13.85 $15.23 $31,680 1.4 %
 
Community and Social Services Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 340 $15.28 $17.62 $36,640 5.6 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 120 $21.61 $20.34 $42,300 7.8 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 60 $13.08 $14.07 $29,260 3.5 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 50 $11.72 $13.50 $28,080 11.8 %
 
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 80 $18.18 $22.36 $46,500 12.3 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 30 $16.85 $16.65 $34,630 3.5 %
 
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 2,920 $20.43 $19.36 $40,270 1.7 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 120 $11.89 $12.72 $26,460 8.5 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 90 (4) (4) $38,920 2.6 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 530 (4) (4) $47,000 1.8 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 220 (4) (4) $47,150 2.4 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 340 (4) (4) $47,120 1.4 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 100 (4) (4) $44,260 3.1 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 60 (4) (4) $46,100 1.9 %
25-4021 Librarians 40 $22.59 $21.98 $45,710 2.4 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 70 $11.58 $11.77 $24,490 2.6 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 720 (4) (4) $19,100 2.9 %
 
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 100 $18.27 $19.38 $40,300 5.0 %
 
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 1,140 $25.27 $30.50 $63,440 3.7 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 40 $53.02 $51.21 $106,520 2.9 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 70 $71.79 $74.87 $155,730 13.4 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 40 $30.91 $32.17 $66,920 5.7 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 400 $28.03 $28.41 $59,090 2.0 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 40 $22.07 $22.60 $47,010 2.0 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 70 $13.07 $13.43 $27,930 1.7 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 40 $12.57 $12.59 $26,190 2.3 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 80 $18.76 $18.52 $38,520 3.5 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 50 $11.81 $12.12 $25,210 2.2 %
 
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 790 $10.12 $11.09 $23,060 2.9 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 120 $8.40 $8.74 $18,180 3.7 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 290 $9.43 $9.71 $20,200 2.1 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 30 $14.67 $14.67 $30,510 5.1 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 200 $11.61 $11.89 $24,730 2.6 %
 
Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 1,260 $19.51 $19.96 $41,510 2.7 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 110 $33.71 $31.20 $64,890 4.0 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 80 $14.43 $15.09 $31,380 4.3 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 70 $15.55 $14.18 $29,490 10.3 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 580 $22.89 $23.30 $48,470 2.3 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 220 $14.50 $15.68 $32,620 3.7 %
33-9032 Security Guards 120 $13.10 $12.66 $26,330 3.7 %
 
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 2,730 $7.82 $8.72 $18,150 2.2 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 210 $9.80 $11.30 $23,500 5.4 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 160 $7.19 $7.34 $15,280 3.9 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 200 $8.31 $8.59 $17,870 1.9 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 310 $9.39 $9.36 $19,470 4.3 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 190 $7.27 $7.45 $15,490 3.7 %
35-3011 Bartenders 100 $7.57 $8.17 $16,980 4.2 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 600 $7.50 $7.71 $16,030 4.2 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 510 $8.78 $9.93 $20,650 6.3 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 90 $7.80 $8.12 $16,890 4.6 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 160 $7.46 $7.57 $15,750 2.1 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 90 $7.56 $7.83 $16,280 5.1 %
 
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1,010 $8.58 $9.66 $20,100 4.0 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 50 $15.31 $20.02 $41,640 21.6 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 390 $8.57 $8.89 $18,490 1.5 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 340 $7.69 $8.20 $17,060 6.0 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 160 $9.31 $10.02 $20,840 2.3 %
 
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 590 $8.14 $9.13 $18,980 3.6 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers (8) $7.22 $7.44 $15,470 5.0 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 240 $9.52 $9.13 $18,990 8.6 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 70 $7.85 $9.45 $19,650 5.9 %
 
Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 2,830 $7.96 $9.85 $20,490 2.8 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 330 $13.02 $15.31 $31,850 5.7 %
41-2011 Cashiers 1,120 $7.50 $8.57 $17,820 5.4 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks (8) $7.08 $7.57 $15,740 5.4 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 30 $10.75 $10.88 $22,630 7.3 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 830 $8.22 $8.79 $18,290 2.4 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 40 $13.86 $13.65 $28,400 7.1 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 60 $8.59 $10.87 $22,600 13.3 %
 
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 3,660 $10.59 $11.80 $24,550 1.7 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 270 $14.70 $16.92 $35,180 3.7 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 60 $11.34 $11.99 $24,950 3.7 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 360 $12.56 $13.06 $27,150 2.5 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 60 $13.34 $12.98 $27,010 3.0 %
43-3071 Tellers 180 $8.48 $8.73 $18,150 6.0 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 30 $14.35 $14.23 $29,610 4.3 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 70 $12.32 $12.17 $25,310 3.5 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 330 $9.71 $9.28 $19,300 8.2 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 50 $9.65 $10.63 $22,120 9.3 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 230 $9.07 $9.66 $20,100 3.5 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 40 $12.91 $13.37 $27,800 2.4 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 40 $10.89 $10.87 $22,610 3.4 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 50 $14.08 $14.30 $29,740 3.4 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 40 (c) $23.51 (c) $22.50 (c) $46,800 (9)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 50 (c) $10.46 (c) $13.97 (c) $29,060 (9)
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 40 $11.01 $11.43 $23,780 4.2 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 300 $9.03 $9.59 $19,960 1.8 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 90 $17.64 $17.99 $37,410 2.6 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 60 $11.13 $11.37 $23,660 3.9 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 650 $10.93 $11.35 $23,600 1.9 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 310 $8.49 $9.09 $18,920 2.1 %
 
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 540 $7.41 $8.00 $16,650 4.5 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 500 $7.36 $7.69 $15,980 4.7 %
 
Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 1,970 $14.06 $15.23 $31,670 2.7 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 180 $19.68 $22.76 $47,340 5.2 %
47-2031 Carpenters 270 $13.73 $13.99 $29,100 3.8 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 410 $11.42 $11.83 $24,600 3.3 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 400 $16.66 $16.91 $35,170 3.7 %
47-2111 Electricians 120 $22.39 $22.43 $46,650 6.3 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 40 $14.80 $15.10 $31,400 7.6 %
47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons (8) $11.34 $11.17 $23,230 4.0 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 40 $9.11 $8.94 $18,590 3.1 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 50 $14.91 $14.96 $31,120 9.5 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 50 $9.91 $9.91 $20,620 3.3 %
47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other (8) $10.61 $10.28 $21,380 4.5 %
 
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 1,430 $17.08 $17.28 $35,950 2.9 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 120 $23.92 $23.75 $49,400 4.0 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers (8) $28.41 $27.62 $57,450 4.8 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 220 $14.18 $15.77 $32,800 5.0 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 140 $17.66 $17.22 $35,820 3.3 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 50 $14.55 $15.63 $32,510 6.0 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $8.17 $8.08 $16,800 5.2 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 110 $21.59 $21.69 $45,110 3.1 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 330 $12.64 $13.50 $28,080 3.1 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers (8) $22.00 $21.89 $45,530 3.5 %
 
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 1,060 $10.08 $12.12 $25,210 4.9 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 80 $17.08 $20.17 $41,940 5.6 %
51-3011 Bakers 40 $7.98 $8.72 $18,140 7.4 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 30 $9.00 $9.08 $18,880 4.7 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 70 $7.61 $8.01 $16,670 4.0 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 70 $11.81 $12.19 $25,350 6.2 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $17.31 $17.09 $35,550 3.0 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 40 $16.27 $15.00 $31,190 7.5 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 160 $14.32 $13.96 $29,040 5.2 %
 
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 1,430 $11.50 $13.38 $27,830 4.7 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 50 $15.95 $18.74 $38,980 14.8 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 190 $13.15 $13.13 $27,310 9.4 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 300 $17.24 $16.31 $33,920 4.6 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 170 $12.01 $13.99 $29,100 15.9 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 30 $7.64 $8.85 $18,420 4.7 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 40 $8.57 $9.05 $18,830 5.0 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 230 $8.76 $10.03 $20,850 2.8 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand (8) $7.27 $7.28 $15,140 4.4 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 100 $10.56 $10.86 $22,590 3.3 %

About May 2008 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(4) Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) Estimate not available.

(c) Corrected on May 29, 2009.




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Last Modified Date: May 29, 2009