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Santa Fe Employment

Employment and Industries in the Santa Fe, New Mexico Area

The economy in Santa Fe, New Mexico is largely based on tourism and state government. Tourism also significantly contributes to the city's retail industry. The state of New Mexico is the largest employer in Santa Fe. The nearby Los Alamos National Laboratory is a major employer in the region. It's one of the country's largest research labs. A large number of the laboratory's workers live in Santa Fe.

A number of high-technology and research-related companies are situated in Santa Fe. Healthcare and manufacturing are also notable contributors to the economy. St. Vincent Regional Medical Center is one of Santa Fe's top employers.

The Santa Fe Business Incubator provides a variety of assistance to new companies. Also, the Small Business Development Center is available to assist entrepreneurs.

Some of the occupations more prevalent in Santa Fe than most other cities include jewelers and precious stone and metal workers, community and social service specialists, medical and public health social workers, healthcare practitioners and technical workers, social and community service managers, rehabilitation counselors, and administrative services managers.

Shown below is a list of Santa Fe's significant job providers:

  • State of New Mexico
  • Santa Fe School District
  • U.S. Government
  • City of Santa Fe
  • St. Vincent Hospital
  • Santa Fe Opera
  • Santa Fe Community College
  • College of Santa Fe
  • Presbyterian Medical Services
  • County of Santa Fe
  • Cities of Gold Casino
  • Camel Rock Casino
  • Thornburg Companies
  • DeVargas Center
  • First National Bank of Santa Fe
  • Iron Stone Bank
  • Rio Grande Title companies
  • Santa Fe Art Institute
  • Strategic Analytics

The top fields of employment in Santa Fe:

  • Government
  • Trade, transportation and utilities
  • Leisure and hospitality
  • Educational and health services
  • Professional and business services

Santa Fe businesses have opportunities to collaborate with helpful associations such as:

Those interested in staying current with the activities of the Santa Fe business community may want to visit SantaFeNewMexican.com.

Jobs in Santa Fe

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 61710 $44090 $21.2 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 9450 $36830 $17.7 14.8
3 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 7560 $25740 $12.38 8.3
4 Sales and Related Occupations 7240 $34450 $16.56 10.15
5 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 3960 $58850 $28.29 5.05
6 Management Occupations 3880 $87320 $41.98 6.05
7 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 3400 $55950 $26.9 6.15
8 Personal Care and Service Occupations 3210 $23570 $11.33 4.1
9 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 3000 $82630 $39.73 5.75
10 Retail Salespersons 2950 $31230 $15.02 3.1
11 Construction and Extraction Occupations 2520 $36930 $17.76 4.4
12 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 2300 $27560 $13.25 3.7
13 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 2270 $30910 $14.86 6.45
14 Protective Service Occupations 2210 $37000 $17.79 2.25
15 Personal Care Aides 1980 $19280 $9.27 1.3
16 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 1840 $40340 $19.39 3.8
17 Waiters and Waitresses 1820 $24450 $11.76 1.6
18 Cashiers 1780 $24740 $11.89 2.25
19 General and Operations Managers 1730 $95070 $45.71 1.4
20 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1610 $36450 $17.53 1.6
21 Healthcare Support Occupations 1550 $31350 $15.07 3.05
22 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 1290 $69980 $33.65 2.8
23 Production Occupations 1290 $34080 $16.38 5.85
24 Community and Social Service Occupations 1260 $46640 $22.42 1.65
25 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 1080 $55920 $26.89 1.7
26 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1020 $20210 $9.71 2.15
27 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 970 $54120 $26.02 1
28 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 910 $35690 $17.16 1.1
29 Cooks, Restaurant 860 $26710 $12.84 0.75
30 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 840 $26580 $12.78 1.6
31 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 820 $44050 $21.18 1
32 Legal Occupations 820 $75820 $36.45 0.8
33 Registered Nurses 800 $67290 $32.35 1.9
34 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 770 $60600 $29.13 0.9
35 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 770 $61590 $29.61 1.65
36 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 760 $57030 $27.42 0.7
37 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 710 $27270 $13.11 1.2
38 Accountants and Auditors 700 $61730 $29.68 0.9
39 Office Clerks, General 680 $27630 $13.29 2
40 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 680 $34320 $16.5 0.6
41 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 670 $34710 $16.69 0.9
42 Customer Service Representatives 610 $31340 $15.07 1.75
43 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 610 $28480 $13.69 0.8
44 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 600 $21830 $10.5 1
45 Construction Laborers 590 $29520 $14.19 0.8
46 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 570 $55760 $26.81 0.5
47 Receptionists and Information Clerks 560 $31400 $15.1 0.7
48 Food Preparation Workers 540 $23990 $11.53 0.6
49 Security Guards 520 $27770 $13.35 0.7
50 Lawyers 470 $92210 $44.33 0.5
51 Nursing Assistants 460 $26580 $12.78 1.05
52 Dishwashers 450 $22130 $10.64 0.3
53 Management Analysts 440 $51540 $24.78 0.5
54 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 440 $22930 $11.02 0.3
55 Medical Assistants 420 $32410 $15.58 0.45
56 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 410 $27590 $13.26 1.6
57 Correctional Officers and Jailers 410 $36320 $17.46 0.3
58 Carpenters 400 $41970 $20.18 0.6
59 Counter and Rental Clerks 390 $24460 $11.76 0.3
60 Medical Secretaries 380 $35990 $17.3 0.4
61 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 370 $32490 $15.62 0.6
62 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 370 $22150 $10.65 0.2
63 Bartenders 350 $29920 $14.39 0.4
64 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 340 $49630 $23.86 0.45
65 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 330 $24950 $12 0.25
66 Financial Specialists, All Other 310 $47230 $22.7 0.1
67 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 300 $39020 $18.76 0.5
68 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 300 $52880 $25.42 1
69 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 270 $52050 $25.03 0.6
70 Substitute Teachers 270 $28190 $13.55 0
71 Social and Human Service Assistants 270 $36570 $17.58 0.3
72 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 260 $62190 $29.9 0.1
73 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 260 $69200 $33.27 0.3
74 Tellers 250 $28590 $13.75 0.3
75 Training and Development Specialists 240 $47900 $23.03 0.2
76 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 240 $50860 $24.45 0.4
77 Software Developers, Applications 240 $84300 $40.53 0.5
78 Computer User Support Specialists 230 $51020 $24.53 0.4
79 Financial Managers 230 $88250 $42.43 0.4
80 Driver/Sales Workers 220 $20910 $10.05 0.3
81 Packers and Packagers, Hand 220 $21780 $10.47 0.45
82 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 210 $28170 $13.55 0.3
83 Legal Secretaries 210 $41640 $20.02 0.1
84 Administrative Services Managers 210 $79870 $38.4 0.2
85 Dental Assistants 200 $37980 $18.26 0.2
86 Dental Hygienists 200 $80680 $38.79 0.1
87 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 200 $44400 $21.35 0.2
88 Roofers 190 $30460 $14.64 0.1
89 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 180 $56630 $27.23 0.3
90 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 180 $39400 $18.94 1.2
91 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 180 $20550 $9.88 0.3
92 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 180 $39380 $18.93 0.2
93 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 180 $56110 $26.97 0.35
94 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 170 $47340 $22.76 0.2
95 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 170 $50970 $24.5 0.2
96 Social and Community Service Managers 170 $69430 $33.38 0.1
97 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 170 $69020 $33.18 0.1
98 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 170 $31860 $15.32 0.4
99 Pharmacy Technicians 170 $33910 $16.3 0.25
100 Recreation Workers 160 $28120 $13.52 0.3
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Jobs More Common Near Santa Fe Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 44,090 61,710
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 36,830 9,450
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 25,740 7,560
Sales and Related Occupations 34,450 7,240
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 58,850 3,960
Management Occupations 87,320 3,880
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 55,950 3,400
Personal Care and Service Occupations 23,570 3,210
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 82,630 3,000
Retail Salespersons 31,230 2,950
Construction and Extraction Occupations 36,930 2,520
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 27,560 2,300
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 30,910 2,270
Protective Service Occupations 37,000 2,210
Personal Care Aides 19,280 1,980
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 40,340 1,840
Waiters and Waitresses 24,450 1,820
Cashiers 24,740 1,780
General and Operations Managers 95,070 1,730
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 36,450 1,610
Healthcare Support Occupations 31,350 1,550
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 69,980 1,290
Production Occupations 34,080 1,290
Community and Social Service Occupations 46,640 1,260
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 55,920 1,080
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 20,210 1,020
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 54,120 970
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 35,690 910
Cooks, Restaurant 26,710 860
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 26,580 840
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 44,050 820
Legal Occupations 75,820 820
Registered Nurses 67,290 800
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 60,600 770
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 61,590 770
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 57,030 760
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 27,270 710
Accountants and Auditors 61,730 700
Office Clerks, General 27,630 680
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 34,320 680
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 34,710 670
Customer Service Representatives 31,340 610
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 28,480 610
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 21,830 600
Construction Laborers 29,520 590
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 55,760 570
Receptionists and Information Clerks 31,400 560
Food Preparation Workers 23,990 540
Security Guards 27,770 520
Lawyers 92,210 470

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 44,090 61,710
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 36,830 9,450
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 25,740 7,560
Sales and Related Occupations 34,450 7,240
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 58,850 3,960
Management Occupations 87,320 3,880
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 55,950 3,400
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 82,630 3,000
Retail Salespersons 31,230 2,950
Construction and Extraction Occupations 36,930 2,520
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 27,560 2,300
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 30,910 2,270
Protective Service Occupations 37,000 2,210
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 40,340 1,840
General and Operations Managers 95,070 1,730
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 36,450 1,610
Healthcare Support Occupations 31,350 1,550
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 69,980 1,290
Production Occupations 34,080 1,290
Community and Social Service Occupations 46,640 1,260
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 55,920 1,080
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 54,120 970
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 35,690 910
Cooks, Restaurant 26,710 860
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 26,580 840
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 44,050 820
Legal Occupations 75,820 820
Registered Nurses 67,290 800
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 60,600 770
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 61,590 770
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 57,030 760
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 27,270 710
Accountants and Auditors 61,730 700
Office Clerks, General 27,630 680
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 34,320 680
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 34,710 670
Customer Service Representatives 31,340 610
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 28,480 610
Construction Laborers 29,520 590
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 55,760 570
Receptionists and Information Clerks 31,400 560
Security Guards 27,770 520
Lawyers 92,210 470
Nursing Assistants 26,580 460
Management Analysts 51,540 440
Medical Assistants 32,410 420
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 27,590 410
Correctional Officers and Jailers 36,320 410
Carpenters 41,970 400
Medical Secretaries 35,990 380

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