Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2009 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 Excel files (XLS).

Links to OES estimates for other areas and States

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 25,870 $11.77 $15.78 $32,830 2.3 %
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 860 $31.11 $33.80 $70,310 3.9 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 200 $30.67 $35.95 $74,770 4.6 %
11-1031 Legislators 50 (4) (4) $20,340 4.2 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 30 $24.94 $27.40 $56,990 11.1 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 90 $26.82 $28.25 $58,770 4.3 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 60 $30.14 $33.83 $70,370 3.1 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 80 (4) (4) $77,140 2.9 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 50 $23.82 $22.97 $47,770 1.6 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 50 $39.94 $36.03 $74,940 2.3 %
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 520 $21.85 $22.31 $46,410 2.5 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 90 $28.02 $24.94 $51,880 2.4 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 50 $24.70 $25.20 $52,420 2.6 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 40 $24.66 $29.50 $61,360 2.2 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 110 $21.03 $22.57 $46,950 2.9 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 40 $19.59 $20.24 $42,110 6.7 %
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 240 $30.40 $35.91 $74,690 5.1 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 60 $20.22 $20.46 $42,550 2.5 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 50 $26.36 $29.34 $61,030 8.8 %
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 420 $29.56 $29.52 $61,400 2.3 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 40 $32.63 $31.78 $66,090 3.3 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 30 $31.85 $33.12 $68,890 1.7 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 60 $44.25 $43.70 $90,890 5.1 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 40 $21.52 $21.48 $44,680 2.9 %
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 630 $19.27 $23.89 $49,680 3.6 %
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other 30 $24.66 $25.12 $52,250 1.5 %
19-2043 Hydrologists (8) $32.32 $36.57 $76,060 5.2 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 290 $13.23 $15.35 $31,930 1.7 %
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 320 $16.82 $18.20 $37,860 6.8 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 110 $21.27 $19.91 $41,400 11.9 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 70 $14.17 $14.99 $31,180 4.4 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 60 $12.04 $14.04 $29,200 14.5 %
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 70 $19.82 $24.36 $50,660 12.5 %
23-1011 Lawyers 40 $33.71 $30.65 $63,740 17.5 %
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 2,750 $20.76 $19.59 $40,750 2.3 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 80 $13.14 $14.13 $29,390 7.9 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 60 (4) (4) $40,710 2.5 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 420 (4) (4) $48,570 1.8 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 320 (4) (4) $44,410 4.6 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 260 (4) (4) $49,210 1.8 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 90 (4) (4) $47,180 3.1 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 50 (4) (4) $45,030 6.3 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 50 (4) (4) $48,890 2.0 %
25-4021 Librarians 30 $25.53 $23.32 $48,500 3.9 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 50 $11.63 $11.92 $24,800 2.3 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 30 $26.45 $24.93 $51,860 11.3 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 750 (4) (4) $20,120 4.0 %
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 140 $12.88 $16.50 $34,320 5.6 %
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 1,120 $27.21 $31.83 $66,210 3.7 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 40 $56.08 $53.45 $111,170 2.9 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 70 $74.33 $76.12 $158,330 12.9 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 40 $38.30 $36.74 $76,420 6.0 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 390 $29.88 $30.32 $63,070 2.8 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 40 $23.70 $25.10 $52,220 5.9 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 60 $12.62 $12.72 $26,450 1.8 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 50 $13.13 $13.18 $27,420 2.4 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 60 $19.15 $19.34 $40,230 8.6 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 50 $11.03 $12.62 $26,250 2.0 %
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 660 $10.61 $11.40 $23,720 2.2 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 90 $9.29 $9.34 $19,430 2.4 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 170 $9.33 $9.69 $20,160 2.6 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 210 $11.83 $12.14 $25,240 2.8 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 40 $9.63 $9.92 $20,630 4.9 %
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 1,310 $20.76 $20.58 $42,800 3.4 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 100 $33.59 $31.81 $66,160 2.4 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 80 $14.42 $14.96 $31,120 3.0 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 110 $11.36 $11.97 $24,890 3.3 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 630 $23.17 $24.64 $51,240 2.1 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 230 $15.45 $16.36 $34,020 2.0 %
33-9032 Security Guards 80 $12.91 $12.86 $26,740 2.5 %
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 2,570 $8.45 $9.37 $19,490 2.2 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 210 $11.00 $12.17 $25,310 4.4 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 310 $7.92 $8.11 $16,870 3.9 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 170 $8.52 $9.00 $18,720 2.1 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 250 $10.26 $10.03 $20,860 3.8 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers (8) $7.78 $8.02 $16,680 5.0 %
35-3011 Bartenders 100 $8.00 $8.62 $17,920 4.3 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 380 $7.83 $8.04 $16,730 4.0 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 540 $9.42 $10.69 $22,230 6.2 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 110 $8.67 $8.90 $18,510 5.1 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 120 $7.98 $8.24 $17,130 2.7 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 100 $7.86 $8.30 $17,260 5.7 %
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 1,000 $9.11 $10.25 $21,330 3.1 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 60 $15.48 $19.11 $39,740 21.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 420 $9.10 $9.52 $19,800 1.5 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 280 $8.49 $8.93 $18,580 4.8 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 160 $9.33 $10.26 $21,340 2.4 %
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 680 $8.93 $9.84 $20,480 3.3 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 110 $7.95 $8.23 $17,130 4.2 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 340 $10.29 $10.29 $21,410 5.6 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 70 $8.07 $9.78 $20,350 3.9 %
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 3,000 $8.20 $9.68 $20,140 2.2 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 380 $11.89 $14.26 $29,650 4.9 %
41-2011 Cashiers 1,350 $7.82 $8.27 $17,190 2.1 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 60 $7.64 $8.79 $18,290 4.3 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 40 $9.17 $10.17 $21,150 8.0 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 790 $8.25 $8.71 $18,110 2.1 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 50 $13.92 $13.88 $28,870 8.4 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 50 $8.80 $15.43 $32,090 23.8 %
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 3,650 $10.96 $12.15 $25,270 1.5 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 270 $15.33 $16.97 $35,310 3.2 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 40 $11.34 $12.11 $25,180 2.8 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 380 $12.27 $13.21 $27,470 2.5 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 50 $13.32 $12.96 $26,950 3.3 %
43-3071 Tellers 160 $9.33 $9.62 $20,010 3.6 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 30 $11.64 $12.89 $26,820 3.0 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 70 $9.65 $11.22 $23,330 3.4 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 300 $9.88 $9.62 $20,010 7.8 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 50 $11.94 $12.19 $25,360 8.6 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 40 $10.79 $11.25 $23,400 3.9 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 270 $9.40 $10.08 $20,960 2.8 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 40 $13.23 $13.70 $28,500 2.3 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 40 $10.75 $10.58 $22,010 2.1 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 30 $14.50 $14.73 $30,640 2.5 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 40 $24.39 $23.26 $48,390 2.1 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 50 $10.91 $14.19 $29,520 1.6 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 50 $10.88 $11.16 $23,220 2.6 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 300 $9.04 $9.77 $20,330 1.8 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 80 $17.73 $18.26 $37,980 2.8 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 40 $11.46 $12.83 $26,690 13.1 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 50 $12.10 $12.39 $25,760 2.6 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 630 $11.56 $12.00 $24,960 1.9 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 290 $9.06 $9.79 $20,350 2.2 %
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 640 $8.36 $8.74 $18,180 5.2 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 550 $8.29 $8.34 $17,360 5.4 %
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 1,460 $15.39 $16.43 $34,170 2.0 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 150 $20.91 $23.76 $49,430 4.1 %
47-2031 Carpenters 150 $13.49 $13.60 $28,280 6.3 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 170 $11.68 $12.73 $26,470 8.7 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 350 $16.56 $16.57 $34,460 2.0 %
47-2111 Electricians 120 $23.32 $22.71 $47,240 4.5 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 40 $16.13 $16.30 $33,900 4.9 %
47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons (8) $11.46 $11.30 $23,500 3.9 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 40 $13.36 $14.84 $30,860 11.5 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 40 $10.44 $10.48 $21,790 2.8 %
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 1,280 $17.23 $17.27 $35,930 2.5 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 110 $25.41 $24.77 $51,520 3.2 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 50 $26.73 $25.47 $52,970 6.1 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 190 $13.86 $15.23 $31,670 5.4 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 120 $18.46 $18.34 $38,140 2.9 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 30 $19.76 $18.28 $38,030 5.5 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 40 $8.72 $8.78 $18,260 5.3 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 90 (8) (8) (8) (8)
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 360 $13.24 $13.81 $28,730 2.3 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 60 $21.79 $21.26 $44,220 3.3 %
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 1,240 $9.39 $11.69 $24,310 3.2 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 80 $14.79 $18.87 $39,250 6.6 %
51-3011 Bakers 40 $8.22 $9.12 $18,980 6.5 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers (8) $8.64 $9.04 $18,800 5.7 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 40 $8.65 $8.86 $18,420 4.9 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 40 $14.45 $14.20 $29,540 3.4 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 50 $10.37 $14.34 $29,830 8.7 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 140 (8) (8) (8) (8)
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 1,320 $12.29 $13.81 $28,730 3.7 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 40 $16.01 $19.43 $40,410 5.7 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 230 $13.08 $13.47 $28,020 6.7 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 60 $11.73 $11.80 $24,540 5.7 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 280 $17.39 $16.71 $34,750 4.1 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 160 $9.22 $11.71 $24,350 11.3 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 40 $7.97 $9.03 $18,790 4.7 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 250 $8.73 $9.84 $20,460 1.8 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 70 $10.65 $10.70 $22,260 4.0 %

About May 2009 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) Estimates not released.




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New Mexico's metropolitan and nonmetropolitan area estimates:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical notes

Last Modified Date: April 6, 2010

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