Pediatric Nurse Annual Salary New Mexico - NM
Pediatric nurse practitioner salaries in New Mexico in general range from $60,000-$80,000 according to information from the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. Salaries are influenced by many factors such as the geographic location, the experience of the practitioner, and the type of practice for which the practitioner works.
Although New Mexico is a large state in terms of area, it has a population density of less than 20 people per square mile, and therefore is one of the most sparsely populated states in the country. Nevertheless, at least 25% of the population is under the age of 18, so the need for pediatric nurse practitioners is obvious.
In addition, New Mexico has a relatively low per capita income and, thus, a relatively high poverty rate—which means the services of a nurse practitioner are necessary and very beneficial for areas and specific populations that have limited funds for health care. Pediatric nurse practitioners fill a vital role in serving the youngest and often most needy segments of the population.
Many hospitals, such as St. Vincent Hospital in Santa Fe, offer services specifically for children. Health care in these facilities and others like them are offered by a team of physicians, nurses, and pediatric nurse practitioners in order to provide the most comprehensive care possible.