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Albuquerque Employment

Employment and Industries in the Albuquerque, New Mexico Area

Albuquerque is the economic center of the state of New Mexico. The city's diverse economy consists of important sectors such as trade, agriculture, government, tourism, research and development and manufacturing. Due to the Rio Grande River Valley, the city also has a large food industry. In addition, medical services and medical facilities have a significant role in the economy.

Albuquerque is also home to over 700 manufacturing companies which produce items such as neon and electric signs, trailers, electronic products, scientific instruments, fabricated structural steel, fertilizers, machine tools and hardware.

The Kirtland U.S. Air Force Base, a weapons research center, is the region's largest employer. The University of New Mexico is another major employer. The area also includes a prominent research and development sector. The government research and development lab, Sandia National Laboratories, is involved with solar energy and laser technology.

Some of the noteworthy technology companies situated in the Albuquerque metro include Ktech Corp, Emcore, CVI Laser Corp, GE Fanuc Embedded Systems and Applied Research Associates.

Albuquerque has been ranked #1 in the country for manufacturing productivity in terms of dollar output per worker by Area Development Magazine. Albuquerque also has a high percentage of people that have advanced degrees.

Facts regarding Albuquerque, New Mexico: In 2007 the estimated median household income in the city was $44,000. In Albuquerque 32% of the adults have earned a bachelor's degree or higher. In 2008 the cost of living index was at 88.5. The nation's average is 100.

The Albuquerque area's major job providers:

  • Kirtland U.S. Air Force Base
  • University of New Mexico
  • Albuquerque Public Schools
  • Sandia National Laboratories
  • ABQ Health Partners, LLC
  • Veterans Health Administration
  • Jack Henry & Associates, Inc
  • Laguna Development Corporation
  • Healthcare Services Corporation
  • PNM Resources, Inc
  • Albuquerque Publishing Company
  • Tricore Reference Laboratories
  • Pueblo of Sandia
  • Presbyterian Health Plan, Inc
  • City of Albuquerque
  • State of New Mexico
  • Lovelace Sandia Health System
  • Intel Corporation
  • Walmart Stores
  • Emcore Corporation
  • Premier Distributing Company
  • New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority

Major job providing manufacturing companies in Albuquerque:

  • Intel Corporation - Semiconductor mfg
  • Honeywell Defense & Space Electronic Systems - Aircraft Avionics mfg
  • Ethicon Endo-Surgery - Medical instruments mfg
  • GE Aircraft Engines - Air craft engines
  • Thomas & Betts - Electrical connectors mfg
  • General Mills - Cereal mfg

Albuquerque top back office employers

  • T-Mobile - Customer Service Center
  • CitiCards - Account Collection
  • Convergys - Customer Service Center
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Insurance claims processor
  • Bank of America - Customer service center
  • eTelecare Global Solutions - Customer service center
  • Express Scripts - Prescription mail order
  • Sprint PCS - Customer service center
  • Gap Inc - Shared services center

Albuquerque's top non-agricultural employment sectors:

  • Government
  • Trade, transportation and utilities
  • Professional and business services
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Leisure and hospitality
  • Manufacturing

Local companies are provided assistance from associations such as:

Those interested in local business and industry news may want to read the ABQ Journal.

Most Popular Jobs in Albuquerque, New Mexico Metro Area (2008 data)

Where the Majority of Workers Have College Degrees

Rank Title Local Jobs Local Mean Salary Typical Local Salary National Growth % 2006-2016 National % With College Degree
1 Registered nurses 5,970 $64,600 $47,190 - 81,930 24% 56%
2 Elementary school teachers, except special education 3,950 $48,150 $35,000 - 63,490 14% 95%
3 Accountants and auditors 3,310 $59,950 $36,990 - 93,500 18% 79%
4 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 3,280 $53,710 $27,260 - 89,740 8% 51%
5 Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 2,390 $48,850 $35,870 - 64,110 11% 95%
6 Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 1,730 $60,480 $38,280 - 85,270 6% 96%
7 Electronics engineers, except computer 1,460 $97,800 $66,530 - 133,690 4% 81%
8 Lawyers 1,440 $91,300 $55,820 - 138,780 11% 99%
9 Management analysts 1,400 $79,570 $40,800 - 127,400 22% 78%
10 Financial managers 1,340 $88,150 $42,140 - 150,090 13% 60%
11 Sales managers 1,290 $81,090 $39,660 - 134,270 10% 69%
12 Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists 1,280 $60,410 $35,070 - 82,870 16% 99%
13 Computer software engineers, systems software 1,250 $99,870 $61,510 - 135,450 28% 85%
14 Civil engineers 1,200 $82,170 $51,960 - 114,530 18% 87%
15 Computer programmers 1,130 $88,550 $45,640 - 141,070 -4% 73%
16 Pharmacists 1,120 $98,680 $72,930 - 128,310 22% 97%
17 Engineers, all other 1,070 $100,520 $53,450 - 145,530 6% 82%
18 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 1,030 $79,650 $29,830 - 131,890 12% 51%
19 Computer software engineers, applications 960 $80,910 $37,860 - 127,930 45% 85%
20 Mental health and substance abuse social workers 950 $36,880 $21,970 - 58,060 30% 77%
21 Engineering managers 920 $134,680 $94,250 - 7% 84%
22 Mechanical engineers 890 $93,260 $58,280 - 132,220 4% 78%
23 Training and development specialists 860 $53,210 $26,020 - 77,860 18% 56%
24 Child, family, and school social workers 840 $37,310 $18,270 - 60,640 19% 77%
25 Computer systems analysts 780 $78,100 $45,880 - 118,870 29% 68%
26 Education administrators, preschool and child care center/program 770 $72,010 $44,300 - 97,250 24% 78%
27 Industrial engineers 720 $96,050 $63,780 - 144,910 20% 74%
28 Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 710 $42,270 $23,110 - 62,290 12% 51%
29 Medical and health services managers 700 $94,820 $44,050 - 149,900 16% 57%
30 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 680 $59,880 $31,370 - 95,080 17% 56%
31 Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists 680 $37,730 $27,620 - 49,520 11% 58%
32 Mental health counselors 670 $45,920 $16,560 - 66,700 30% 73%
33 Electrical engineers 660 $87,160 $61,040 - 122,910 6% 81%
34 Advertising sales agents 650 $51,630 $25,430 - 87,260 20% 56%
35 Speech-language pathologists 640 $57,600 $30,110 - 79,880 11% 98%
36 Social and community service managers 640 $52,360 $32,680 - 85,530 25% 72%
37 Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 610 $50,000 $27,400 - 87,450 5% 58%
38 Social and human service assistants 610 $27,090 $17,720 - 41,720 34% 58%
39 Managers, all other 550 $86,520 $43,010 - 129,770 7% 55%
40 Aerospace engineers 520 $106,620 $66,240 - 163,730 10% 87%
41 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 520 $57,970 $24,410 - 101,050 13% 73%
42 Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 500 $40,760 $25,310 - 64,000 18% 56%
43 Computer specialists, all other 490 $76,290 $46,840 - 110,430 15% 68%
44 Teachers and instructors, all other 490 $60,450 $36,620 - 83,080 9% 54%
45 Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 490 $37,750 $15,220 - 61,100 15% 51%
46 Librarians 480 $49,510 $35,620 - 65,190 4% 85%
47 Healthcare practitioners and technical workers, all other 480 $32,000 $21,670 - 48,230 15% 72%
48 Network and computer systems administrators 430 $68,270 $39,030 - 105,040 27% 50%
49 Public relations specialists 430 $55,170 $30,050 - 80,240 18% 81%
50 Graphic designers 420 $47,240 $29,750 - 69,910 10% 55%
51 Architects, except landscape and naval 410 $63,580 $36,050 - 93,900 18% 88%
52 Special education teachers, secondary school 400 $50,270 $37,810 - 63,900 9% 87%
53 Physical therapists 390 $64,090 $35,430 - 87,310 27% 89%
54 Computer and information systems managers 360 $97,570 $56,140 - 148,850 16% 73%
55 Special education teachers, middle school 340 $59,510 $36,900 - 86,300 16% 87%
56 Medical and public health social workers 340 $33,280 $16,500 - 64,260 24% 77%
57 Budget analysts 330 $63,690 $43,730 - 90,440 7% 78%
58 Community and social service specialists, all other 330 $32,230 $15,240 - 51,010 25% 58%
59 Network systems and data communications analysts 320 $70,050 $45,240 - 99,730 53% 57%
60 Database administrators 320 $60,360 $34,350 - 94,640 29% 72%
61 Financial specialists, all other 320 $59,250 $29,570 - 94,620 12% 50%
62 Hydrologists 310 $71,180 $46,280 - 103,330 24% 93%
63 Computer hardware engineers 290 $89,760 $63,850 - 121,850 5% 70%
64 Environmental engineers 290 $89,060 $48,270 - 142,300 25% 86%
65 Technical writers 290 $65,310 $34,040 - 102,380 20% 74%
66 Dentists, general 280 $164,430 $104,470 - 9% 100%
67 Market research analysts 280 $58,100 $32,080 - 85,140 20% 82%
68 Personal financial advisors 280 $53,510 $30,230 - 84,510 41% 81%
69 Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 270 $63,070 $41,160 - 93,090 20% 87%
70 Physician assistants 260 $54,130 $28,780 - 92,480 27% 67%
71 Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors 260 $34,430 $22,180 - 51,050 34% 73%
72 Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 240 $89,420 $29,280 - 25% 67%
73 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 230 $73,060 $56,170 - 94,740 8% 78%
74 Occupational health and safety specialists 230 $60,150 $23,950 - 103,820 8% 72%
75 Occupational therapists 230 $53,800 $15,350 - 80,020 23% 90%
76 Coaches and scouts 230 $40,790 $21,670 - 67,180 15% 60%
77 Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists 220 $55,540 $33,830 - 88,510 18% 56%
78 Editors 220 $53,190 $29,570 - 67,850 2% 81%
79 Natural sciences managers 210 $90,350 $56,460 - 129,350 11% 93%
80 Instructional coordinators 210 $48,190 $26,880 - 81,080 23% 79%
81 Reporters and correspondents 210 $33,580 $25,780 - 46,130 1% 85%
82 Environmental scientists and specialists, including health 200 $62,310 $36,280 - 102,190 25% 93%
83 Education administrators, postsecondary 190 $128,500 $37,270 - 14% 78%
84 Detectives and criminal investigators 180 $70,130 $42,770 - 98,430 17% 54%
85 Producers and directors 180 $69,710 $28,330 - 11% 75%
86 Financial analysts 160 $54,440 $36,020 - 77,070 34% 87%
87 Marketing managers 150 $89,460 $42,920 - 163,060 14% 69%
88 Purchasing managers 150 $81,580 $44,540 - 125,390 3% 57%
89 Chemical engineers 140 $94,270 $67,630 - 144,630 8% 91%
90 Interior designers 140 $53,820 $29,170 - 64,670 20% 55%
91 Social workers, all other 140 $39,740 $17,690 - 73,550 18% 77%
92 Merchandise displayers and window trimmers 140 $31,320 $18,750 - 40,620 11% 55%
93 Operations research analysts 130 $87,910 $45,090 - 139,750 11% 71%
94 Materials engineers 130 $87,650 $47,410 - 129,880 4% 77%
95 Chemists 120 $81,560 $36,130 - 134,450 9% 93%
96 Physical scientists, all other 110 $97,450 $34,990 - 147,860 6% 98%
97 Compensation and benefits managers 110 $71,450 $39,050 - 106,190 12% 58%
98 Dietitians and nutritionists 110 $57,970 $35,900 - 79,360 9% 72%
99 Surveyors 110 $50,600 $28,660 - 78,770 24% 82%
100 Tax preparers 110 $29,930 $17,490 - 45,250 -8% 54%

Where the Majority of Workers Do Not Have College Degrees

Rank Title Local Jobs Local Mean Salary Typical Local Salary National Growth % 2006-2016 National % With College Degree
1 Retail salespersons 14,930 $24,920 $14,750 - 41,500 12% 25%
2 Customer service representatives 10,030 $27,690 $20,000 - 38,550 25% 22%
3 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 9,430 $15,820 $13,880 - 19,120 18% 5%
4 Cashiers 9,250 $18,950 $14,150 - 26,450 -3% 10%
5 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 8,280 $27,910 $16,850 - 39,790 1% 18%
6 Waiters and waitresses 6,730 $16,220 $13,880 - 19,500 11% 14%
7 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 6,710 $20,230 $15,020 - 26,800 15% 4%
8 Office clerks, general 6,630 $23,610 $15,000 - 35,180 13% 19%
9 Construction laborers 5,820 $23,370 $14,700 - 33,380 11% 5%
10 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 5,740 $30,370 $17,090 - 44,550 13% 16%
11 General and operations managers 5,710 $96,980 $44,150 - 2% 48%
12 Stock clerks and order fillers 5,300 $21,790 $15,250 - 31,260 -8% 8%
13 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 4,830 $22,680 $14,980 - 34,050 2% 5%
14 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 4,820 $42,790 $25,720 - 65,350 6% 29%
15 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 4,410 $40,150 $20,000 - 64,160 4% 25%
16 Teacher assistants 4,210 $16,830 $13,830 - 23,670 10% 18%
17 Receptionists and information clerks 4,180 $22,930 $14,940 - 31,720 17% 13%
18 Personal and home care aides 4,140 $19,550 $16,520 - 24,470 51% 10%
19 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 3,930 $39,380 $26,470 - 54,630 10% 4%
20 Security guards 3,930 $23,250 $16,870 - 32,050 17% 13%
21 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 3,780 $28,210 $16,450 - 47,840 8% 4%
22 Correctional officers and jailers 3,680 $27,540 $21,520 - 33,570 17% 11%
23 Home health aides 3,580 $20,360 $16,010 - 27,910 49% 7%
24 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 3,570 $24,280 $17,680 - 32,070 18% 7%
25 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 3,280 $17,630 $14,250 - 21,930 13% 5%
26 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 3,160 $37,800 $24,890 - 52,270 15% 18%
27 Maintenance and repair workers, general 3,160 $31,410 $18,080 - 51,020 10% 6%
28 Telemarketers 2,860 $23,330 $15,450 - 31,570 -10% 14%
29 Carpenters 2,780 $34,740 $21,610 - 52,130 10% 6%
30 Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 2,680 $16,940 $13,940 - 21,200 10% 8%
31 Cooks, restaurant 2,600 $21,070 $14,970 - 28,610 12% 5%
32 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 2,550 $55,790 $41,350 - 82,680 14% 7%
33 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 2,530 $27,920 $17,670 - 43,200 11% 14%
34 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 2,350 $53,960 $34,590 - 78,380 9% 10%
35 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 2,220 $21,610 $14,910 - 30,460 18% 6%
36 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 2,010 $34,810 $18,690 - 51,650 14% 4%
37 Business operations specialists, all other 1,970 $68,660 $35,690 - 107,340 21% 49%
38 Tellers 1,960 $21,720 $16,420 - 29,010 14% 16%
39 Dishwashers 1,890 $16,410 $13,940 - 20,160 10% 3%
40 Computer support specialists 1,760 $46,500 $26,330 - 66,990 13% 43%
41 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 1,760 $42,850 $24,010 - 63,940 11% 4%
42 Electricians 1,750 $45,420 $28,310 - 63,720 7% 7%
43 Medical assistants 1,740 $26,960 $19,050 - 34,950 35% 10%
44 Administrative services managers 1,690 $65,510 $33,410 - 102,590 12% 40%
45 Electrical and electronic engineering technicians 1,690 $60,080 $38,290 - 85,220 4% 18%
46 Food preparation workers 1,630 $19,470 $15,560 - 25,880 15% 7%
47 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 1,630 $16,020 $13,890 - 19,180 12% 6%
48 Bill and account collectors 1,590 $29,630 $22,030 - 39,350 23% 13%
49 Cooks, fast food 1,540 $18,080 $14,300 - 23,830 8% 5%
50 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 1,530 $42,680 $33,920 - 53,630 11% 33%
51 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 1,500 $20,060 $15,630 - 26,340 11% 5%
52 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 1,390 $50,110 $26,820 - 81,120 -5% 15%
53 Team assemblers 1,390 $24,170 $15,990 - 35,530 0% 5%
54 Pharmacy technicians 1,340 $29,300 $21,140 - 39,270 32% 16%
55 Recreation workers 1,320 $23,080 $14,450 - 35,180 13% 47%
56 Preschool teachers, except special education 1,300 $21,950 $14,690 - 32,850 26% 43%
57 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 1,270 $35,080 $27,290 - 46,410 8% 3%
58 Packers and packagers, hand 1,270 $17,720 $13,950 - 25,880 -12% 3%
59 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 1,260 $52,260 $29,580 - 79,060 7% 13%
60 Bartenders 1,220 $16,390 $13,870 - 19,590 11% 17%
61 Counter and rental clerks 1,210 $25,100 $14,960 - 39,950 23% 16%
62 Helpers--electricians 1,190 $30,170 $18,150 - 45,620 7% 3%
63 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 1,190 $27,330 $17,860 - 38,830 4% 6%
64 Construction managers 1,110 $67,840 $42,460 - 104,270 16% 29%
65 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 1,100 $16,750 $14,080 - 19,950 10% 17%
66 Cement masons and concrete finishers 1,080 $29,730 $21,050 - 38,970 11% 2%
67 Reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks 1,040 $35,060 $18,690 - 50,350 1% 29%
68 Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 1,040 $25,830 $14,400 - 39,420 12% 6%
69 Driver/sales workers 1,020 $32,370 $20,140 - 48,340 -5% 4%
70 Helpers--production workers 1,020 $22,100 $16,220 - 31,170 -1% 4%
71 Bus drivers, school 980 $22,220 $15,520 - 31,550 9% 4%
72 Child care workers 970 $18,280 $14,470 - 22,580 18% 15%
73 Postsecondary teachers, all other 960 $50,510 $32,310 - 71,900 0% 0%
74 Dental assistants 950 $31,050 $23,070 - 40,030 29% 9%
75 Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, except line installers 920 $46,730 $24,230 - 65,040 3% 13%
76 Sales representatives, services, all other 920 $41,070 $15,050 - 78,810 28% 48%
77 Parts salespersons 920 $30,590 $16,560 - 47,270 -2% 6%
78 Loan interviewers and clerks 910 $26,280 $16,580 - 39,180 -1% 24%
79 File clerks 900 $21,100 $14,490 - 29,130 -41% 20%
80 Sheet metal workers 890 $39,980 $23,510 - 58,590 7% 4%
81 Healthcare support workers, all other 880 $25,670 $17,620 - 38,640 16% 10%
82 Fire fighters 850 $34,260 $27,030 - 44,930 12% 18%
83 Postal service mail carriers 850 $0 $ - 1% 11%
84 Paralegals and legal assistants 840 $37,940 $28,160 - 51,670 22% 45%
85 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 840 $18,950 $14,050 - 29,040 14% 3%
86 Drywall and ceiling tile installers 830 $36,900 $21,950 - 59,640 7% 2%
87 Machinists 820 $36,960 $22,990 - 55,750 -3% 3%
88 Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators 800 $54,070 $36,050 - 76,530 9% 47%
89 Payroll and timekeeping clerks 800 $28,530 $15,180 - 43,640 3% 18%
90 Roofers 790 $28,420 $20,040 - 40,590 14% 3%
91 Insurance sales agents 780 $56,190 $23,290 - 99,040 13% 45%
92 Loan officers 770 $66,690 $33,970 - 113,550 12% 49%
93 Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 770 $60,720 $33,090 - 96,150 0% 42%
94 Data entry keyers 770 $22,940 $14,490 - 32,880 -5% 18%
95 Food servers, nonrestaurant 770 $16,980 $13,920 - 24,140 16% 9%
96 All other information and record clerks 760 $33,500 $18,350 - 48,090 -13% 21%
97 Kindergarten teachers, except special education 750 $56,250 $40,660 - 76,030 16% 43%
98 Electro-mechanical technicians 750 $55,510 $36,950 - 80,040 3% 18%
99 Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 740 $19,000 $14,590 - 26,060 17% 14%
100 Health specialties teachers, postsecondary 710 $58,720 $36,940 - 82,410 0% 0%
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Jobs More Common Near Albuquerque Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Hydrologists 71,180 310 22.5
Electro-mechanical technicians 55,510 750 20.1
Slot key persons 19,310 400 19.6
Jewelers and precious stone and metal workers 29,150 690 13.5
First-line supervisors/managers of correctional officers 38,730 530 10.9
Gaming surveillance officers and gaming investigators 31,040 110 8.1
Forest and conservation technicians 36,300 130 7
Gaming cage workers 22,270 190 6.8
Correctional officers and jailers 27,540 3,680 6.4
Environmental engineering technicians 38,750 300 6.2
Education administrators, preschool and child care center/program 72,010 770 5.8
Obstetricians and gynecologists 192,220 200 5.4
Helpers--roofers 17,430 180 5.4
Psychologists, all other 0 100 5.2
Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists 37,730 680 5.2
Psychiatric technicians 30,120 410 4.9
Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists 60,410 1,280 4.6
Entertainment attendants and related workers, all other 19,360 290 4.4
Tapers 33,580 370 4.4
Electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles 39,710 150 4.3
Plasterers and stucco masons 31,550 400 4.1
Aerospace engineers 106,620 520 4
Helpers--electricians 30,170 1,190 4
Insulation workers, floor, ceiling, and wall 31,430 150 3.9
Gaming supervisors 34,260 240 3.8
Molders, shapers, and casters, except metal and plastic 25,700 290 3.7
Sociology teachers, postsecondary 65,360 110 3.7
Pipelayers 42,510 490 3.6
Glaziers 26,840 380 3.6
Electronics engineers, except computer 97,800 1,460 3.5
Health specialties teachers, postsecondary 58,720 710 3.5
Electrical and electronic engineering technicians 60,080 1,690 3.4
Computer science teachers, postsecondary 50,350 240 3.4
Meter readers, utilities 28,630 320 3.4
Healthcare practitioners and technical workers, all other 32,000 480 3.3
Nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary 59,700 310 3.3
Personal and home care aides 19,550 4,140 3.2
Telemarketers 23,330 2,860 3.1
Engineering technicians, except drafters, all other 55,750 530 3
Mental health and substance abuse social workers 36,880 950 2.8
Tire repairers and changers 23,890 650 2.6
Physical scientists, all other 97,450 110 2.6
Reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks 35,060 1,040 2.6
Tile and marble setters 28,860 330 2.6
Mechanical engineering technicians 54,130 290 2.6
Helpers--painters, paperhangers, plasterers, and stucco masons 0 100 2.5
Helpers--pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 26,970 520 2.5
Paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators 30,980 350 2.5
Ophthalmic laboratory technicians 30,230 160 2.5
Materials engineers 87,650 130 2.5

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Albuquerque, New Mexico Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Education administrators, preschool and child care center/program 72,010 1.61 770
Teachers and instructors, all other 60,450 1.59 490
Real estate sales agents 74,390 1.58 370
Education administrators, postsecondary 128,500 1.44 190
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 55,790 1.41 2,550
Computer programmers 88,550 1.38 1,130
Industrial engineers 96,050 1.32 720
Electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles 39,710 1.31 150
Radio and television announcers 49,450 1.27 140
Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 63,070 1.26 270
Mechanical engineers 93,260 1.26 890
Engineers, all other 100,520 1.25 1,070
Operations research analysts 87,910 1.25 130
Chemists 81,560 1.24 120
Driver/sales workers 32,370 1.24 1,020
Producers and directors 69,710 1.23 180
Engineering managers 134,680 1.23 920
Structural iron and steel workers 55,280 1.21 140
Reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks 35,060 1.21 1,040
Computer software engineers, systems software 99,870 1.2 1,250
Environmental engineers 89,060 1.2 290
Photographers 37,500 1.19 180
Kindergarten teachers, except special education 56,250 1.18 750
Electronics engineers, except computer 97,800 1.18 1,460
Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 60,480 1.18 1,730
Dental hygienists 75,060 1.18 450
Nonfarm animal caretakers 24,320 1.18 340
Graphic designers 47,240 1.17 420
Special education teachers, middle school 59,510 1.17 340
Veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers 25,840 1.17 360
Business operations specialists, all other 68,660 1.17 1,970
Electro-mechanical technicians 55,510 1.16 750
Pipelayers 42,510 1.16 490
Aerospace engineers 106,620 1.16 520
Electrical and electronics repairers, commercial and industrial equipment 56,820 1.16 160
Detectives and criminal investigators 70,130 1.16 180
Procurement clerks 40,010 1.16 170
Electrical and electronic engineering technicians 60,080 1.15 1,690
Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 60,720 1.15 770
Coaches and scouts 40,790 1.14 230
Interior designers 53,820 1.14 140
Computer systems analysts 78,100 1.14 780
Logisticians 73,250 1.13 180
Computer specialists, all other 76,290 1.13 490
Helpers--electricians 30,170 1.13 1,190
Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 89,420 1.13 240
Library technicians 33,350 1.13 110
Loan officers 66,690 1.13 770
Mental health counselors 45,920 1.13 670
Educational, vocational, and school counselors 57,970 1.12 520

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