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Did you know that under New Mexico law, outside sales representatives do not have to be paid the minimum wage of $7.50 per hour?

  • New Mexico Compensation
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  • New Mexico Income Tax Withholding
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​​New Mexico Compensation

Employers must pay employees covered by New Mexico's minimum wage law at least $7.50 an hour.

All employees are covered except for:

  • salespersons and employees on commission, piecework or flat-rate schedules;
  • apprentices and learners;
  • employees of ambulance services;
  • non-college students working after school or during vacations;
  • persons under age 18 who are not students or high school graduates; and
  • certain agricultural workers.

New Mexico Payroll for Employers

Employers covered by New Mexico's wage payment law must pay wages in intervals of not more than 16 days. Wages earned from the first day to the 15th day of a month must be paid by the 25th day of that month (by the last day of the month if payroll originates out of state), and wages earned from the 16th day to the end of the month must be paid by the 10th day of the next month. Employers are permitted to pay employees more frequently. All employees are covered, except those specifically exempt by statute; among those exempt are agricultural employees.

​New Mexico Unemployment:


Taxable Wage Base ($000s):                        24,300

New Employer Rate (% Taxable Wages)    1.20 - 3.24

Employee Tax Rate (% Taxable Wages)     None

Period Effective                                             Calendar Year 2017


New Mexico Income Tax Withholding

New Mexico's law requires employers to withhold state income tax from employees' wages and remit the amounts withheld to the Taxation and Revenue Department.

New Mexico Benefits

​New Mexico Voting Rights:

Employer Right to Schedule Voting Hours         Yes

Pay Deduction for Voting Time Leave                 Prohibited


New Mexico requires employers, under certain circumstances, to allow employees sufficient time off to vote.

All employers in New Mexico must allow employees time off to vote if they do not have sufficient time to vote before or after work. This summary is restricted to coverage of private employers.

Employers must permit employees to take up to two hours to vote unless the polls are open longer than two hours before work or longer than three hours after work.

New Mexico Links


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