How Much do Cooks Make in New Mexico?

Do cooks in New Mexico make a lot of money? What is the average pay for New Mexico cooks?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, cooks in New Mexico earn an average of $25,260 a year, equivalent to $12.15 an hour.

This is 12% less than cooks nationwide and 46% less than the typical New Mexico worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
New Mexico Cook Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $15.96 $33,190
75th $13.78 $28,670
50th $11.61 $24,140
25th $10.09 $20,980
10th $8.92 $18,560
New Mexico Cooks Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Albuquerque $12.18 $25,330
Farmington $11.30 $23,510
Las Cruces $10.84 $22,540
Santa Fe $14.13 $29,400
New Mexico Cook Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $12.15 $25,260
2018 $11.58 $24,100
2017 $11.27 $23,430
2016 $10.64 $22,120
2015 $10.73 $22,330
2014 $10.48 $21,790
2013 $10.48 $21,790
2012 $10.42 $21,670
2011 $10.26 $21,330