New Mexico

New Mexico’s teachers can expect to make salaries that tend to be on the low side compared with the national average. In a nationwide ranking of state teacher salaries, New Mexico comes in at number 37, placing it firmly in the low end of the spectrum. While teachers overall make less than the national average, new teachers can expect to be paid quite well as the same rankings place new teacher salaries in New Mexico at 17th. Like many states, teachers entering the employment market with a higher degree will have a better chance of earning a higher salary, so this is something to consider when looking for a new position. Teachers should also keep in mind that the cost of living is relatively low in New Mexico and their salaries, while lower, will go further for living expenses.

Average Teacher Salaries in New Mexico

Salaries are from the 2006-2007 Isaac School District #5 Teaching Salaries and represent entry level pay.

  • Average Teacher Salary (Bachelor’s Degree): $32,550
  • Average Teacher Salary (Master’s Degree): $34,650
  • Average Teacher Salary (PhD): $39,375

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