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New Mexico Government Pay Charts New Mexico General Schedule Payscales

2,025 federal employees †
$69,930 average yearly pay
+5% salary raise this year

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. 16.82%
Kirtland Air Force Base   Air Force 5,226 Albuquerque 18.05%
Cannon Air Force Base   Air Force 24 Rest of U.S. 16.82%
White Sands Missile Range   Army 240 Rest of U.S. 16.82%
Los Alamos Demolition Army Base   Army 67 Albuquerque 18.05%

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
Contact Representative 423 $56,034.00 $0.00
Nurse 297 $102,880.00 $29.00
Human Resources Management 281 $72,786.00 $88.00
Medical Support Assistance 199 $44,570.00 $11.00
Financial Administration And Program 192 $79,247.00 $198.00
Human Resources Assistance 153 $41,391.00 $71.00
Miscellaneous Administration And Program 124 $96,734.00 $79.00
Health Aid And Technician 124 $47,938.00 $23.00
Social Insurance Administration 119 $85,254.00 $0.00
Nursing Assistant 113 $39,512.00 $0.00

This table lists the top ten occupations held by the approximately 2,025 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
Forest Service 750 $72,540.00 $109.00
Social Security Administration 542 $70,644.00 $0.00
Veterans Health Administration 436 $44,007.00 $11.00
Indian Health Service 297 $102,880.00 $29.00

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.

Distribution of GS Employees in New Mexico

There are approximately 2,025 federal employees on the General Schedule payscale located within New Mexico. The average federal employee in New Mexico earns $69,930 per year, and the average yearly bonus is $48.

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 750 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.

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