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Farmington Employment

Employment and Industries in the Farmington, New Mexico Area

Farmington's leading industries are oil, natural gas and coal and they are also the region's largest employers. The primary coal mines are operated by BHP Billiton. Education, health and social services are also important parts of the economy. Farmington is also a regional retail hub.

The leading fields of employment in Farmington are mining, educational services, healthcare, construction, accommodation and food services, utilities, finance and insurance, social assistance and the government. Management, professional and related occupations (28% of the labor force). Sales and office occupations (25% of the workforce).

The Farmington region's significant employers:

  • San Juan Regional Medical Center
  • San Juan College
  • Indian Health Services
  • Sodexo
  • SYNERTX
  • BioPointe
  • San Juan County
  • Presbyterian Medical Services
  • Aegis Therapies

Farmington has numerous occupations where the majority of the workers have a college degree including registered nurses, teachers, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, sales managers, child, family and school social workers; coaches and scouts, financial managers and petroleum engineers.

The cost of living index in 2008 was 85.0 which is lower than the country's average of 100. In Farmington 20% of the adults have earned a bachelor's degree or higher. The average earnings in Farmington in 2009 was $30,000.

Local companies can work with helpful associations such as:

Those interested in the activities of the local business community may want to read the Farmington Daily Times.

Jobs in Farmington

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 49620 $42480 $20.42 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 6950 $33480 $16.1 14.8
3 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 5360 $20330 $9.77 8.3
4 Construction and Extraction Occupations 5330 $47960 $23.06 4.4
5 Sales and Related Occupations 4820 $32680 $15.71 10.15
6 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 3420 $46580 $22.4 6.15
7 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 3400 $39450 $18.97 6.45
8 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 3370 $47300 $22.74 3.8
9 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 2380 $85250 $40.98 5.75
10 Production Occupations 2330 $51910 $24.96 5.85
11 Personal Care and Service Occupations 2270 $22890 $11.01 4.1
12 Management Occupations 2090 $90790 $43.65 6.05
13 Retail Salespersons 1780 $30670 $14.74 3.1
14 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1640 $23590 $11.34 3.7
15 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1470 $18360 $8.82 2.15
16 Healthcare Support Occupations 1440 $30410 $14.62 3.05
17 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1430 $32330 $15.54 1.6
18 Cashiers 1410 $19500 $9.38 2.25
19 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1260 $56700 $27.26 5.05
20 Personal Care Aides 1200 $20270 $9.75 1.3
21 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 1140 $45500 $21.87 1.2
22 Protective Service Occupations 1060 $38880 $18.69 2.25
23 General and Operations Managers 980 $94070 $45.23 1.4
24 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 920 $23490 $11.3 1.6
25 Waiters and Waitresses 830 $18890 $9.08 1.6
26 Registered Nurses 800 $66000 $31.73 1.9
27 Construction Laborers 800 $30240 $14.54 0.8
28 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 700 $28070 $13.49 1.2
29 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 670 $77890 $37.45 1.65
30 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 630 $54010 $25.97 0.2
31 Community and Social Service Occupations 630 $41270 $19.84 1.65
32 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 620 $66980 $32.2 0.4
33 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 620 $34810 $16.73 1.1
34 Customer Service Representatives 610 $32210 $15.48 1.75
35 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 580 $49540 $23.82 0.2
36 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 570 $35520 $17.08 0.9
37 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 560 $51560 $24.79 1
38 Cooks, Fast Food 540 $18990 $9.13 0.3
39 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 540 $26750 $12.86 1.6
40 Office Clerks, General 530 $28620 $13.76 2
41 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 530 $27770 $13.35 0.6
42 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers 490 $63360 $30.46 0
43 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 490 $56980 $27.4 0
44 Nursing Assistants 490 $27910 $13.42 1.05
45 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 480 $36890 $17.73 1
46 Electricians 480 $58030 $27.9 0.4
47 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 440 $19170 $9.22 1
48 Cooks, Restaurant 440 $20920 $10.06 0.75
49 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 430 $58520 $28.13 0.3
50 Food Preparation Workers 400 $20220 $9.72 0.6
51 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 380 $59390 $28.55 0.9
52 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 370 $35290 $16.97 0.1
53 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 370 $36130 $17.37 0.5
54 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 320 $51510 $24.76 1
55 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 320 $29010 $13.95 0.6
56 Receptionists and Information Clerks 320 $25530 $12.28 0.7
57 Security Guards 290 $24520 $11.79 0.7
58 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 280 $40270 $19.36 0.3
59 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 280 $71850 $34.54 0.3
60 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 280 $60860 $29.26 0.7
61 Medical Secretaries 270 $29360 $14.12 0.4
62 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 270 $41970 $20.18 0.2
63 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 260 $63550 $30.55 2.8
64 Recreation Workers 250 $20110 $9.67 0.3
65 Dental Assistants 250 $37280 $17.93 0.2
66 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 240 $34090 $16.39 1.7
67 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 240 $18520 $8.9 0.2
68 Carpenters 240 $34940 $16.8 0.6
69 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 240 $70190 $33.74 0.6
70 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 240 $54660 $26.28 0.45
71 Accountants and Auditors 230 $61290 $29.47 0.9
72 Medical Assistants 210 $28400 $13.65 0.45
73 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 210 $22230 $10.69 0.3
74 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas 210 $49610 $23.85 0
75 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 200 $62040 $29.83 0
76 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 200 $239830 $115.3 0.2
77 Tellers 200 $21630 $10.4 0.3
78 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 190 $22640 $10.88 0.6
79 Dishwashers 190 $18610 $8.95 0.3
80 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 180 $45050 $21.66 0
81 Boilermakers 180 $71000 $34.14 0
82 Billing and Posting Clerks 180 $36050 $17.33 0.35
83 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 180 $72790 $35 0.4
84 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 180 $18510 $8.9 0.3
85 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 170 $72520 $34.87 0.1
86 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 170 $23480 $11.29 0.2
87 Childcare Workers 170 $20050 $9.64 0.8
88 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 160 $22830 $10.97 0.8
89 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 160 $37100 $17.83 0.2
90 Construction Managers 160 $99690 $47.93 0.2
91 Helpers--Extraction Workers 150 $41310 $19.86 0
92 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 150 $25250 $12.14 0.3
93 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 150 $19070 $9.17 0.2
94 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors 150 $45130 $21.7 0.2
95 Counter and Rental Clerks 140 $29430 $14.15 0.3
96 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 130 $20940 $10.07 0.1
97 Medical and Health Services Managers 130 $93330 $44.87 0.2
98 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 120 $37960 $18.25 0.2
99 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 120 $35550 $17.09 0.3
100 Legal Occupations 120 $78230 $37.61 0.8
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Jobs More Common Near Farmington Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 42,480 49,620
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 33,480 6,950
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 20,330 5,360
Construction and Extraction Occupations 47,960 5,330
Sales and Related Occupations 32,680 4,820
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 46,580 3,420
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 39,450 3,400
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 47,300 3,370
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 85,250 2,380
Production Occupations 51,910 2,330
Personal Care and Service Occupations 22,890 2,270
Management Occupations 90,790 2,090
Retail Salespersons 30,670 1,780
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 23,590 1,640
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 18,360 1,470
Healthcare Support Occupations 30,410 1,440
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 32,330 1,430
Cashiers 19,500 1,410
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 56,700 1,260
Personal Care Aides 20,270 1,200
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 45,500 1,140
Protective Service Occupations 38,880 1,060
General and Operations Managers 94,070 980
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 23,490 920
Waiters and Waitresses 18,890 830
Registered Nurses 66,000 800
Construction Laborers 30,240 800
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 28,070 700
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 77,890 670
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 54,010 630
Community and Social Service Occupations 41,270 630
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 66,980 620
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 34,810 620
Customer Service Representatives 32,210 610
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 49,540 580
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 35,520 570
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 51,560 560
Cooks, Fast Food 18,990 540
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 26,750 540
Office Clerks, General 28,620 530
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 27,770 530
Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers 63,360 490
Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 56,980 490
Nursing Assistants 27,910 490
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 36,890 480
Electricians 58,030 480
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 19,170 440
Cooks, Restaurant 20,920 440
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 58,520 430
Food Preparation Workers 20,220 400

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 42,480 49,620
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 33,480 6,950
Construction and Extraction Occupations 47,960 5,330
Sales and Related Occupations 32,680 4,820
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 46,580 3,420
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 39,450 3,400
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 47,300 3,370
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 85,250 2,380
Production Occupations 51,910 2,330
Management Occupations 90,790 2,090
Retail Salespersons 30,670 1,780
Healthcare Support Occupations 30,410 1,440
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 32,330 1,430
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 56,700 1,260
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 45,500 1,140
Protective Service Occupations 38,880 1,060
General and Operations Managers 94,070 980
Registered Nurses 66,000 800
Construction Laborers 30,240 800
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 28,070 700
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 77,890 670
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 54,010 630
Community and Social Service Occupations 41,270 630
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 66,980 620
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 34,810 620
Customer Service Representatives 32,210 610
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 49,540 580
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 35,520 570
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 51,560 560
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 26,750 540
Office Clerks, General 28,620 530
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 27,770 530
Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers 63,360 490
Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 56,980 490
Nursing Assistants 27,910 490
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 36,890 480
Electricians 58,030 480
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 58,520 430
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 59,390 380
Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 35,290 370
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 36,130 370
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 51,510 320
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 29,010 320
Receptionists and Information Clerks 25,530 320
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 40,270 280
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 71,850 280
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 60,860 280
Medical Secretaries 29,360 270
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 41,970 270
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 63,550 260

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