New Mexico state government salary
This page describes the compensation, salaries and benefits that New Mexico's public employees receive from state and local government.
- See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries
State executive salaries
- See also: Compensation of state executive officers
|Office||'10 salary||Current official|
|Lieutenant Governor||$85,000||John A. Sanchez|
|Secretary of State||$85,000||Dianna J. Duran|
|Attorney General||$95,000||Gary King|
As of 2008, the salary of New Mexico's governor ranked 34th among U.S. governors' salaries. The average salary earned by U.S. governors was $128,735. The median salary earned by U.S. governors was $129,962.
|Position||'09 salary||Current justice|
|Associate Justice||$125,691||Barbara J. Vigil|
|Chief Justice||$123,691||Petra Jiminez Maes|
|Associate Justice||$123,691||Richard Bosson|
|Associate Justice||$123,691||Edward Chavez|
|Associate Justice||$123,691||Charles Daniels|
As of 2010, the salary of New Mexico's chief justice ranked 44th among U.S. chief justices' salaries. The average salary earned by U.S. chief justices was $155,230. The median salary earned by U.S. chief justices was $151,284.
As of 2010, the salaries of New Mexico's associate justices ranked 44th among U.S. associate justices' salaries. The average salary earned by U.S. associate justices was $151,142. The median salary earned by U.S. associate justices was $145,984.
State and local employees
As of 2010. Peter Dekom, New Mexico's film consultant, earned more than any state employee. The State Investment Council elected to extend his contract in 2010, which is for 30 hours a month at $260,000 a year.
According to the New Mexico Public Education Department, New Mexico's average teacher salary in 2008-2009 was approximately $46,917, an estimated 4.66% increase as compared to the $44,830 average salary in the 2007-2008 school year.
|Beginning teacher salary||Average salary|
State workers traditionally received four hours of paid leave in addition to their regular annual leave to attend the Fiesta de Santa Fe and State Fair. In 2007, the cost to taxpayers for the four-hour leave was estimated at about $1.5 million. The leave was canceled in 2010 due to the state budget crisis. In FY 2010, most state employees had to take five unpaid furlough days due to the budget crisis.
- See also: New Mexico public pensions
Under the FY 2012 state budget, state employees and educators paid an extra 1.75 percent of their salaries for their pensions, saving the state nearly $50 million.
- NM Sunshine Portal
- New Mexico Salary database
- New Mexico Homepage
- State Budget Solutions, New Mexico
- National Conference of State Legislators 2010 Legislator Compensation Data
- The Council of States Governments The Book of States 2010 Table 4.11
- The Council of State Governments The Book of States 2010 Table 4.3
- ‘‘The Council of State Governments,’’ “The Book of the States: 2008”
- The National Center for State Courts, "Judicial Salary Resource Center" as of Jan. 1, 2010
- New Mexico Watchdog, SIC extends $260,000 a year contract to film consultant, July 27, 2010
- New Mexico Public Education Department, "Average teacher salaries," accessed April 14, 2010
- New Mexico Department of Finance and Administration, "Fiscal Year 2010 Budget in Brief, page 41," accessed April 15, 2010
- The Santa Fe New Mexican "State cuts extra leave for Fiesta, State Fair" Aug. 26, 2010
- Forbes "NM revenues improving, $360M available in 2013" July 15, 2011