What kind of jobs are there in Albuquerque, NM?

The unemployment rate in Albuquerque is higher than the national average, though job growth is taking place. On average, residents tend to earn less than the average American.

Albuquerque is heavily dependent upon state and federal government jobs. Major employers include Kirtland Air Force Base and Sandia National Laboratories. Government facilities here have spun off many supporting technological startups. Located in Rio Rancho, Intel Corporation employs many people who live in the metro area. There are also opportunities for those in the education sector at the University of New Mexico. Honeywell, General Mills, University of New Mexico Hospital, Lovelace Health System and Presbyterian Hospital are among the largest private employers.

Television and film production is steadily increasing and is becoming a high-profile industry here due to tax incentives and Albuquerque's scenic landscapes and diverse urban locations. Several permanent sound stages have been built to accommodate major productions.

Job Market Index

Index Score: 6.0 /10

How we calculate this.


Albuquerque has a less healthy job market than similarly sized metro areas.

Average Annual Salary


Albuquerque
$46,400

USA
$50,620

Unemployment Rate 2018

4.6%
of people are without a job

0.7 % higher than national average.

Unemployment Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.