On this page, we'll explore some of the data regarding teachers and teaching salaries in New Mexico. If what you learn interests you, consider learning more about how to become a teacher in New Mexico on our New Mexico-focused teacher certification page, here.

Teacher Salaries in New Mexico

Average Teacher Salary Average Teacher Salary State Rank Average Teacher Salary Change
$47,163 43 1.20%

Student to Teacher Comparison

Number of Teachers Number of Students Student:Teacher Ratio
21,628 334,474 15.5

New Mexico Education Budget Allocation

Per Capita Education Expenditures Per Capita Education Expenditures State Rank Percent of Expenditures Spent on Education
$2,641 7 33.60%

Teaching Schools in New Mexico

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