How Much do Corrections Officers Make in New Mexico?

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

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, corrections officers in New Mexico earn an average of $37,450 a year, equivalent to $18.01 an hour.

This is 25% less than corrections officers nationwide and 20% 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 Corrections Officer Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $21.97 $45,700
75th $19.72 $41,010
50th $18.29 $38,050
25th $16.39 $34,080
10th $14.15 $29,430
New Mexico Corrections Officers Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Albuquerque $18.84 $39,190
Santa Fe $19.48 $40,530
New Mexico Corrections Officer Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $18.01 $37,450
2018 $17.43 $36,250
2017 $16.73 $34,800
2016 $15.87 $33,010
2015 $15.69 $32,630
2013 $15.74 $32,740
2012 $15.35 $31,940
2011 $16.00 $33,270