How Much do Police Detectives Make in New Mexico?

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

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, police detectives in New Mexico earn an average of $77,170 a year, equivalent to $37.10 an hour.

This is 10% less than police detectives nationwide, but it is 64% more than the typical New Mexico worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
New Mexico Police Detective Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $46.84 $97,420
75th $41.16 $85,610
50th $39.99 $83,170
25th $28.27 $58,800
10th $22.35 $46,490
New Mexico Police Detectives Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Albuquerque $36.17 $75,230
Farmington $25.90 $53,870
Las Cruces $40.23 $83,680
Santa Fe $32.74 $68,090
New Mexico Police Detective Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $37.10 $77,170
2018 $37.45 $77,890
2017 $37.19 $77,360
2016 $37.02 $77,000
2015 $36.14 $75,170
2014 $37.77 $78,550
2013 $38.51 $80,090
2012 $37.15 $77,280
2011 $35.07 $72,940