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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

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations48610$43,580$20.95100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations6670$33,820$16.2614.35
3Construction and Extraction Occupations5390$51,260$24.654.45
4Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations5390$20,600$9.98.55
5Sales and Related Occupations4630$33,530$16.129.9
6Transportation and Material Moving Occupations3230$39,090$18.86.55
7Education, Training, and Library Occupations3150$51,840$24.926.05
8Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations3110$47,670$22.923.8
9Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations2570$82,210$39.535.8
10Personal Care and Service Occupations2470$23,800$11.444.3
11Production Occupations2310$50,320$24.195.7
12Management Occupations1990$94,040$45.216.15
13Retail Salespersons1740$31,270$15.032.85
14Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations1570$24,520$11.793.65
15Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive1510$33,260$15.991.5
16Personal Care Aides1500$21,850$10.51.5
17Healthcare Support Occupations1440$30,980$14.893
18Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food1410$18,490$8.892.3
19Cashiers1310$20,030$9.632.2
20Business and Financial Operations Occupations1270$59,420$28.575.25
21Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers1150$47,880$23.021.2
22Protective Service Occupations1110$38,240$18.392.2
23Waiters and Waitresses950$19,660$9.451.7
24General and Operations Managers890$96,030$46.171.5
25Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners880$24,410$11.741.55
26Registered Nurses790$67,620$32.511.95
27Construction Laborers760$30,680$14.750.8
28Stock Clerks and Order Fillers750$29,490$14.181.3
29First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers690$72,400$34.810.4
30Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining670$62,420$30.010
31Architecture and Engineering Occupations640$84,080$40.421.7
32Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators630$56,450$27.140.2
33First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers580$26,190$12.590.6
34Industrial Machinery Mechanics580$56,390$27.110.2
35Customer Service Representatives550$32,490$15.621.75
36Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks530$34,540$16.61.05
37Community and Social Service Occupations530$47,900$23.031.65
38Cooks, Restaurant530$21,800$10.480.8
39First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers530$36,950$17.771
40Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers530$52,580$25.280.3
41Maintenance and Repair Workers, General510$36,070$17.340.9
42First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers500$52,120$25.060.95
43Nursing Assistants470$28,540$13.721
44Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand460$26,870$12.921.7
45Office Clerks, General460$27,160$13.061.9
46Roustabouts, Oil and Gas440$35,890$17.260
47Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics410$36,730$17.660.5
48Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners410$20,250$9.740.9
49Electricians400$67,200$32.310.4
50Medical Secretaries400$29,900$14.380.4
51Food Preparation Workers380$20,660$9.930.6
52Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations350$60,710$29.190.8
53Business Operations Specialists, All Other310$59,370$28.540.7
54First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers290$73,660$35.410.3
55Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers290$63,630$30.590
56Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products290$60,990$29.320.9
57Cooks, Fast Food280$18,530$8.910.3
58Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters280$39,740$19.110.3
59Receptionists and Information Clerks280$24,470$11.760.7
60Security Guards280$28,040$13.480.7
61Accountants and Auditors270$59,620$28.660.9
62Carpenters260$36,290$17.450.7
63Dental Assistants260$38,800$18.660.2
64Dishwashers250$19,030$9.150.3
65Medical Assistants250$28,630$13.760.45
66Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists240$42,890$20.620.2
67Computer and Mathematical Occupations240$67,290$32.352.9
68Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas240$45,660$21.950
69Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers240$34,010$16.350.6
70Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations230$37,670$18.111.8
71Childcare Workers230$20,850$10.020.8
72Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers230$18,920$9.10.3
73Recreation Workers220$20,820$10.010.25
74Physicians and Surgeons, All Other210$236,410$113.660.25
75Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers210$57,030$27.420.4
76Sales Representatives, Services, All Other210$67,200$32.310.6
77Tellers200$21,850$10.510.3
78Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria190$23,610$11.350.3
79Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations190$23,110$11.110.65
80First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors190$67,410$32.410
81Bus Drivers, School or Special Client180$30,970$14.890.3
82Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment180$23,720$11.410.2
83Construction Managers180$102,820$49.430.3
84Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics180$37,310$17.940.2
85Billing and Posting Clerks170$35,030$16.840.3
86Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers170$23,360$11.230.8
87First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers160$73,140$35.160.4
88Protective Service Workers, All Other160$24,070$11.570.1
89Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop150$20,560$9.880.3
90Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors140$36,420$17.510.2
91Medical and Health Services Managers140$94,500$45.430.25
92Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education140$44,430$21.360.3
93Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks130$19,630$9.440.2
94Occupational Health and Safety Specialists130$63,060$30.320.1
95Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door120$57,250$27.520
96Counter and Rental Clerks120$29,080$13.980.3
97Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers120$21,160$10.170.1
98Legal Occupations120$85,920$41.310.8
99Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines120$60,070$28.880.1
100Pharmacy Technicians120$35,170$16.910.3
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Jobs More Common Near Farmington Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$43,58048,610
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$33,8206,670
Construction and Extraction Occupations$51,2605,390
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$20,6005,390
Sales and Related Occupations$33,5304,630
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$39,0903,230
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$51,8403,150
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$47,6703,110
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$82,2102,570
Personal Care and Service Occupations$23,8002,470
Production Occupations$50,3202,310
Management Occupations$94,0401,990
Retail Salespersons$31,2701,740
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$24,5201,570
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$33,2601,510
Personal Care Aides$21,8501,500
Healthcare Support Occupations$30,9801,440
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$18,4901,410
Cashiers$20,0301,310
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$59,4201,270
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$47,8801,150
Protective Service Occupations$38,2401,110
Waiters and Waitresses$19,660950
General and Operations Managers$96,030890
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$24,410880
Registered Nurses$67,620790
Construction Laborers$30,680760
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$29,490750
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers$72,400690
Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining$62,420670
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$84,080640
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators$56,450630
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$26,190580
Industrial Machinery Mechanics$56,390580
Customer Service Representatives$32,490550
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$34,540530
Community and Social Service Occupations$47,900530
Cooks, Restaurant$21,800530
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$36,950530
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$52,580530
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$36,070510
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$52,120500
Nursing Assistants$28,540470
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$26,870460
Office Clerks, General$27,160460
Roustabouts, Oil and Gas$35,890440
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$36,730410
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$20,250410
Electricians$67,200400
Medical Secretaries$29,900400

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$43,58048,610
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$33,8206,670
Construction and Extraction Occupations$51,2605,390
Sales and Related Occupations$33,5304,630
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$39,0903,230
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$51,8403,150
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$47,6703,110
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$82,2102,570
Production Occupations$50,3202,310
Management Occupations$94,0401,990
Retail Salespersons$31,2701,740
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$33,2601,510
Healthcare Support Occupations$30,9801,440
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$59,4201,270
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$47,8801,150
Protective Service Occupations$38,2401,110
General and Operations Managers$96,030890
Registered Nurses$67,620790
Construction Laborers$30,680760
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$29,490750
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers$72,400690
Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining$62,420670
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$84,080640
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators$56,450630
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$26,190580
Industrial Machinery Mechanics$56,390580
Customer Service Representatives$32,490550
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$34,540530
Community and Social Service Occupations$47,900530
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$36,950530
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$52,580530
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$36,070510
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$52,120500
Nursing Assistants$28,540470
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$26,870460
Office Clerks, General$27,160460
Roustabouts, Oil and Gas$35,890440
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$36,730410
Electricians$67,200400
Medical Secretaries$29,900400
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$60,710350
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$59,370310
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers$73,660290
Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers$63,630290
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$60,990290
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters$39,740280
Security Guards$28,040280
Accountants and Auditors$59,620270
Carpenters$36,290260
Dental Assistants$38,800260

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