Nurse Practitioner Salaries in New Mexico - NM

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) of the U.S. Department of Labor quotes the average nurse practitioner salary in New Mexico as being $63,550. However, the BLS groups nurse practitioners along with all registered nurses, when in actuality, an NP’s salary would be higher than an RN’s. When salary statistics on indeed.com are checked for NPs, their average salary in New Mexico turns out to be a much more realistic $88,000.

Salaries may vary from metropolitan area to metropolitan area and from rural area to rural area in New Mexico. Indeed.com lists the following areas and the average salaries for nurse practitioners practicing in these areas in New Mexico:

  • Albuquerque:  $72,000
  • Las Cruces:  $77,000
  • Rio Rancho:  $72,000
  • Santa Fe:  $75,000
  • Roswell:  $74,000
  • Farmington:  $77,000
  • Clovis: $76,000
  • Ruidoso:  $76,000
  • Espanola:  $82,000
  • North Valley:  $72,000

According to the New Mexico Nurse Practitioner Council, nurse practitioners in New Mexico also are currently eligible for a special $3000 rural tax credit if they work in certain rural areas in the state. Some of these areas include the counties of Catron, Chaves, Cibola, Colfax, Curry and De Baca, parts of Dona Ana County, all of Eddy and Grant counties, all of Guadalupe, Harding, Hidalgo, Lea, Lincoln, Luna, McKinley, Mora, Otero, Quay, Rio Arriba, Roosevelt, San Miguel, Sierra, Socorro, Taos, Torrance and Union counties, and parts of San Juan, Sandoval, Santa Fe, and Valencia counties. 

This information is intended to be informative and in no way assures the guarantee of a tax credit or tuition reimbursement.

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