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Average Salary in Mexico 2019

How much money does a person working in Mexico make?

48,147 MXN per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Mexico typically earns around 48,147 MXN per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Distribution of Salaries in Mexico | All Jobs

25% of people earn
20,000 MXN
or less
50% of people earn
32,400 MXN
or less
75% of people earn
58,000 MXN
or less
3,333 MXN
32,400 MXN
360,000 MXN

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Mexico range between 3,333 MXN per month (minimum salary) to 360,000 MXN per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 32,400 MXN per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 32,400 MXN while the other half are earning more than 32,400 MXN. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of the population are earning less than 20,000 MXN while 75% of them are earning more than 20,000 MXN. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 58,000 MXN while 25% are earning more than 58,000 MXN.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should you be looking at?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Salary Trend and Forecast in Mexico

How are Mexico salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary over the past few years.

Average Salary 2016    =  
44,842 MXN
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
46,097 MXN
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
46,927 MXN
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
48,147 MXN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Mexico are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 3% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2020 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Average Hourly Wage in Mexico | All Jobs

247 MXN per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Mexico | All Jobs is 247 MXN. This means that the average person in Mexico earns approximatly 247 MXN for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Aguascalientes24,000 MXN
Cancun36,472 MXN
Chihuahua28,195 MXN
Ciudad Juarez49,843 MXN
Guadalajara50,691 MXN
Hermosillo33,500 MXN
Irapuato26,000 MXN
Mexicali31,111 MXN
Mexico City55,717 MXN
Monclova47,158 MXN
Monterrey50,289 MXN
Puebla22,080 MXN
Queretaro49,649 MXN
Reynosa19,083 MXN
San Luis Potosi86,278 MXN
Tijuana36,193 MXN
Toluca24,892 MXN
Villahermosa88,625 MXN
Zapopan19,644 MXN
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