Questa Jobs

  • Truck Driver - Company Regional. We Train!

    C.R. England - Questa, NM

    C.R. England is now hiring Regional Truck Drivers. With C.R. England Regional, instead of driving across the nation, you can enjoy the local feel of driving a specific region. As...

    from C.R. England - 30+ days ago
  • Nurse Practitioner PRN

    Catapult Health - Questa, NM

    Catapult Health Nurse Practitioner – New Mexico Why Work With Us? At Catapult Health, we make sure our team members are well taken care of. We know that their hard work and...

    from Catapult Health - 7 days ago
  • Experienced Class A CDL Truck Driver

    USA Truck - Antonito, CO

    We’ve completed our transformation from a company famous for CDL Training to one that’s perfect for Experienced Drivers, too. We’ve upgraded our pay, driver-support teams,...

    from USA Truck - 10 days ago
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Questa, New Mexico

Questa is a village in Taos County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 1,864 at the 2000 census. Located on the northwest side of the beautiful Enchanted Circle highway, near the confluence of the Rio Grande and the Red River, Questa is the least tourist-oriented town on the route. With a large Hispanic population, the village economy is largely dependent on agriculture and income from the nearby Molycorp Questa molybdenum mine. Many residents also commute to Taos, Red River, and Angel Fire to work in the hospitality industries there.

Questa Economy

The main source of income for the village of Questa is the Molycorp Questa mine. Agriculture, especially the cultivation of alfalfa, hay, and winter wheat is of decreasing importance. Agriculture in Questa is strongly dependent on irrigation, supplied from the Red River and Cabresto Creek. The system of ditches or acequias which supply water to the fields are of great community and social importance; the burning of the ditchs on the first weekend after the vernal equinox is a major community event. Two major 'ditch associations' control the distribution of water by controlling the outflow from the Cabresto Lake dam: the Acequia Madre and the Llano ditch. Historically, sheep were raised in and around Questa, but they have been replaced by cattle. Cattle are grazed on the plains north and west of town during the winter and spring, then moved west to the other side of the Rio Grande in early June, usually driven across the "Sheep Crossing" ford by riders on horseback. Increasingly, the...more

Questa Careers

Among the most common occupations in Questa are Sales and office occupations, 23%; Service occupations, 20%; and Management, professional, and related occupations, 18%. Approximately 60 percent of workers in Questa, New Mexico work for companies, 19 percent work for the government and 7 percent are self-employed.

Questa Industries

The leading industries in Questa, New Mexico are Educational, health and social services, 18%; Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services, 14%; and Construction, 13%. Simply Hired's Questa job listings indicate that the following industries in Questa are hiring the most workers:

Questa Job Salaries

According to government data, the average salary for jobs in Questa, New Mexico is $23,334, and the median income of households in Questa was $23,448.

Average Salaries in Questa, NM

Questa, NM


According to our Questa Trends data, the number of Questa, New Mexico jobs has increased by 283% since September 2013.
Questa job trends

Questa Employment Statistics

Population of Questa
Total population 1,864
Male 48.82%
Female 51.18%
Median age 37.9
Questa Housing
Owner-occupied homes 77.5%
Median cost of a home $95,000
Median mortgage payment $610
Renter-occupied homes 22.5%
Vacant housing 16.6%
Median monthly rent $434
Average Income
Median for all male full-time $26,667
Median for all female full-time $20,000
Household Income
Less than $10,000 21%
$10,000 to $14,999 14%
$15,000 to $24,999 18%
$25,000 to $34,999 17%
$35,000 to $49,999 16%
$50,000 to $74,999 8%
$75,000 to $99,999 3%
$100,000 to $149,999 2%
$150,000 to $199,999 1%
$200,000 or more 1%
Less than 9th grade 11%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 24%
High school graduate 30%
Some college, no degree 17%
Associate's degree 7%
Bachelor's degree 7%
Graduate degree 5%
Marital Status
Never married 29%
Currently married 51%
Separated 1%
Widowed 8%
Divorced 11%
White 53%
Black or African American 0%
Asian 0%
Other 47%
Questa Commute
Carpool 22.5%
Public transportation 0.0%
Average travel time 24 minutes