Forensic Science Schools In New Mexico

New Mexico has is only one accredited forensic science school where forensic science faculty who teach forensic science classes can find employment. The trends in New Mexico's forensic science academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in forensic science includes forensic science training at the forensic science bachelors degree level.


Schools

  1. Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus

    1500 S Ave K, Portales, New Mexico 88130

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

New Mexico Vs. National Forensic Science Employment

New Mexico 60
National 12,390

Approximately 1% of the country's forensic science professionals work in New Mexico state.

Employment Growth for Forensic science professionals In New Mexico

110 No data 50 120 60
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In New Mexico, forensic science is a shrinking field. There were 50 less forensic science professionals working in New Mexico in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in New Mexico, this field has shrunk by 45% in four years. This is faster than the trend for forensic science professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of forensic science professionals has grown by 1% between 2006 and 2010.

Forensic Science VS. All Professions salaries in New Mexico

$48,800 No data $42,280 $53,340 $47,360
$40,511 $43,009 $44,801 $46,220 $46,794
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Forensic Science
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to forensic science professionals are declining in New Mexico. The mean salary for forensic science professionals in 2006 was $48,800 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $47,360 per year.

Salary percentiles for Forensic science professionals in New Mexico

10th percentile
$31,440
25th percentile
$36,870
50th percentile
$47,910
75th percentile
$57,250
90th percentile
$66,310

Thus, there was a 3% decline in forensic science professionals' salaries. This decline is quite different from state trends for all professionals. Within the field of forensic science, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid forensic science professionals earning 111% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in New Mexico state.

Average Salaries for Forensic science professionals and related professions in New Mexico

Computer Forensics
$58,835
Criminal Justice
$40,963
Criminology
$53,805
Forensic Accounting
$57,787
Forensic Nursing
$51,350
Forensic Psychology
$66,480
Forensic Science
$47,360

In New Mexico, forensic science professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Forensic Science programs available for each degree type for all schools in New Mexico

associate
0
bachelor
1
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
0
Total1

Most of these graduates, or 100%, earned a bachelor's degree in forensic science.

Forensic Science Faculty Salaries in New Mexico

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