During 2011, there were 1,730 paralegals employed in New Mexico, most of which worked in the Albuquerque area. The average salary among them was $42,060, while those in the 90th percentile averaged $16,460 more, earning $58,520. The highest paying location was the Eastern nonmetropolitan area where the top ten percent earned roughly $23,000 more at $65,240 on average.
|Area name||Employment||Hourly mean wage||Annual mean wage||Hourly median wage||Hourly 75th percentile wage||Hourly 90th percentile wage||Annual median wage||Annual 75th percentile wage||Annual 90th percentile wage |
|Las Cruces NM||90||17.18||35730||16.16||18.00||24.62||33620||37440||51220|
|Santa Fe NM||140||22.30||46380||20.87||24.77||27.84||43410||51510||57900|
|North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area||40||18.02||37470||16.52||20.11||29.84||34370||41830||62070|
|Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area||120||16.30||33890||13.86||15.10||31.36||28830||31400||65240|
Salary and employment data has been compiled by the United States Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2010.