New Mexico General Schedule Payscales
Federal employees in New Mexico are paid an adjusted base salary based on which of the two General Schedule localities that cover New Mexico in which they work. Localities that cover parts of New Mexico include Albuquerque and Rest of U.S..
This table lists all of the major cities and military installations within New Mexico where Federal employees work. Each city lists the GS Locality in which it is located, and the current Locality Adjustment applicable to that locality. Click on any city or locality to see the adjusted pay tables for that region.
|City / Base||Locality Type||Federal Employee Count †||GS Locality Name||Locality Adjustment|
|Holloman Air Force Base||Air Force||75||Rest of U.S.||16.2%|
|Kirtland Air Force Base||Air Force||5,226||Albuquerque||17.14%|
|Cannon Air Force Base||Air Force||24||Rest of U.S.||16.2%|
|White Sands Missile Range||Army||240||Rest of U.S.||16.2%|
|Los Alamos Demolition Army Base||Army||67||Albuquerque||17.14%|
† Employee count includes only Non-DoD Employees in the GS Pay Scale. However, these rates apply to all General Schedule (GS) employees, including those in the Department of Defense (DoD).
New Mexico Federal Employment Statistics
This section provides statistics on Federal government employees in New Mexico, including most common occupations, agencies with the most local employees, and the average paygrade and salary rates of general schedule employees in the area. All data in this section is derived from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM)'s most recent available listings of federal employees in New Mexico.
Common Occupations in New Mexico
|Occupation||Number Employed||Avg. Salary||Avg. Bonus|
|Human Resources Management||298||$71,445.00||$867.00|
|Medical Support Assistance||196||$43,674.00||$30.00|
|Financial Administration And Program||194||$76,892.00||$1,227.00|
|Human Resources Assistance||161||$40,222.00||$322.00|
|Health Aid And Technician||124||$47,109.00||$98.00|
|Social Insurance Administration||123||$82,957.00||$439.00|
|Miscellaneous Administration And Program||121||$93,707.00||$1,354.00|
This table lists the top ten occupations held by the approximately 2,086 federal employees working in New Mexico, New Mexico, as well as average yearly compensation for New Mexico based federal employees of that occupation.
Federal Agencies in New Mexico
|Agency||New Mexico Employees||Avg. Salary||Avg. Bonus|
|Social Security Administration||580||$68,436.00||$368.00|
|Veterans Health Administration||435||$43,032.00||$43.00|
|Indian Health Service||297||$100,237.00||$45.00|
There are four Federal agencies with a significant workforce in New Mexico. General Schedule employees at all of the agencies listed below will be paid according to the locality-adjusted GS payscale listed on this page.
There are approximately 2,086 federal employees on the General Schedule payscale located within New Mexico. The average federal employee in New Mexico earns $68,064 per year, and the average yearly bonus is $429.
Based on data provided by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the most common job title for federal employees based in New Mexico is Contact Representative. The Federal agency with the largest number of employees in New Mexico is the Forest Service, which has total of 774 employees in the area.
The bar graph to the left shows the distribution of employees in New Mexico by paygrade, from GS-1 to GS-15. To learn more about how paygrades are determined and how they affect a federal employee's salary, see how to calculate GS Pay.