A person working as a Civil Engineer in Mexico typically earns around 29,900 MXN per month. Salaries range from 15,800 MXN (lowest) to 45,400 MXN (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Civil Engineer salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Civil Engineer salaries in Mexico range from 15,800 MXN per month (minimum salary) to 45,400 MXN per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 28,100 MXN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Civil Engineer(s) are earning less than 28,100 MXN while the other half are earning more than 28,100 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 Civil Engineer(s) are earning less than 19,700 MXN while 75% of them are earning more than 19,700 MXN. Also from the diagram, 75% of Civil Engineer(s) are earning less than 34,500 MXN while 25% are earning more than 34,500 MXN.
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 plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary
The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Civil Engineer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Civil Engineer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 18,200 MXN per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 22,300 MXN per month, 23% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 31,600 MXN per month, 42% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Civil Engineer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 37,000 MXN per month, 17% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.
If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 40,600 MXN per month, 10% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 43,000 MXN per month, 6% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+23%|
|5 - 10 Years||+42%|
|10 - 15 Years||+17%|
|15 - 20 Years||+10%|
We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Civil Engineer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Civil Engineer is 20,600 MXN per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 39,800 MXN per month, 93% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Mexico costs anywhere from 166,000 Mexican Peso(s) to 498,000 Mexican Peso(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.
You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.
Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.
If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Civil Engineer employees in Mexico earn 12% more than their female counterparts on average.
Civil Engineer(s) in Mexico are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 20 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 18 months.
The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.
The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Mexico for the year 2021. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.
A Civil Engineer is considered to be a low bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.
74% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 26% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 3% of their annual salary.
The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.Company Performance Bonuses
Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.Goal-Based Bonuses
Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.Holiday / End of Year Bonuses
These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.
People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting Cast|
Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.
Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.
Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.
Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.
The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked 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 the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.
The average salary for Civil Engineer is 53% more than that of Construction / Building / Installation. Also, Construction / Building / Installation salaries are 41% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Boat Builder and Shipwright||15,200 MXN||-49%|
|Building Administrator||13,900 MXN||-53%|
|Building Contracts Manager||48,200 MXN||+61%|
|Building Inspector||12,900 MXN||-57%|
|Building Monitor||11,000 MXN||-63%|
|Building Sales Manager||46,100 MXN||+54%|
|Civil Engineer||29,900 MXN||+0%|
|Civil Technician||15,900 MXN||-47%|
|Construction and Maintenance Manager||25,500 MXN||-15%|
|Construction Assistant||13,000 MXN||-56%|
|Construction Coordinator||17,600 MXN||-41%|
|Construction Estimator||20,400 MXN||-32%|
|Construction Field Engineer||27,300 MXN||-9%|
|Construction General Manager||56,900 MXN||+91%|
|Construction Inventory Officer||11,200 MXN||-62%|
|Construction Operations Manager||50,200 MXN||+68%|
|Construction Project Coordinator||31,600 MXN||+6%|
|Construction Project Engineer||30,900 MXN||+4%|
|Construction Project Manager||56,200 MXN||+88%|
|Construction Project Planner||30,800 MXN||+3%|
|Construction Quality Control Manager||40,200 MXN||+35%|
|Construction Safety Officer||19,400 MXN||-35%|
|Construction Superintendent||20,000 MXN||-33%|
|Construction Supervisor||31,100 MXN||+4%|
|Construction Technical Assistant||11,700 MXN||-61%|
|Construction Technical Officer||12,900 MXN||-57%|
|Construction Technical Writer||12,200 MXN||-59%|
|Construction Technician||11,100 MXN||-63%|
|Crane and Tower Operator||11,400 MXN||-62%|
|Diesel Mechanic||10,600 MXN||-64%|
|Drywall Installer||12,000 MXN||-60%|
|Electrical Draftsman||11,200 MXN||-62%|
|Electrical Engineering Supervisor||34,100 MXN||+14%|
|Electrical Engineering Technician||13,000 MXN||-56%|
|Elevator Installer and Repairer||13,200 MXN||-56%|
|Excavator Operator||10,500 MXN||-65%|
|Floor Finisher||12,400 MXN||-58%|
|Floor Manager||18,100 MXN||-39%|
|Frame and Truss Detailer||9,880 MXN||-67%|
|Furniture Finisher||10,600 MXN||-64%|
|Gas Technician||10,300 MXN||-65%|
|Health and Safety Coordinator||13,300 MXN||-55%|
|Health and Safety Officer||15,200 MXN||-49%|
|Installation Manager||38,300 MXN||+28%|
|Insulation Installer||11,000 MXN||-63%|
|Land Surveyor||13,800 MXN||-54%|
|Lift Technician||11,000 MXN||-63%|
|Material Tester||16,700 MXN||-44%|
|Model Maker||15,200 MXN||-49%|
|Order Picker||9,330 MXN||-69%|
|Pipe Layer||8,440 MXN||-72%|
|Property Coordinator||26,600 MXN||-11%|
|Purchasing Manager||36,000 MXN||+21%|
|Quantity Surveyor||20,000 MXN||-33%|
|Roof Slater and Tiler||9,860 MXN||-67%|
|Sheet Metal Mechanic||10,300 MXN||-65%|
|Site Clerk||10,400 MXN||-65%|
|Site engineer||27,900 MXN||-7%|
|Site Leader||51,600 MXN||+73%|
|Stock Controller||15,200 MXN||-49%|
|Structural Steel Construction Worker||11,000 MXN||-63%|
|Technical Draughtsman||12,300 MXN||-59%|
|Tendering Manager||44,000 MXN||+47%|
|Tower Crane Operator||11,000 MXN||-63%|
|Wall and Floor Tiler||9,940 MXN||-67%|
|Warehouse Manager||36,200 MXN||+21%|
|Welding Superintendent||12,200 MXN||-59%|
|Boca del Rio||25,700 MXN|
|Cholula de Rivadabia||27,600 MXN|
|Ciudad Apodaca||36,200 MXN|
|Ciudad del Carmen||29,000 MXN|
|Ciudad Juarez||26,500 MXN|
|Ciudad Lopez Mateos||35,300 MXN|
|Ciudad Obregon||32,800 MXN|
|Ciudad Santa Catarina||31,900 MXN|
|Ciudad Valles||25,700 MXN|
|Ciudad Victoria||33,500 MXN|
|Cuautitlan Izcalli||34,100 MXN|
|Ecatepec de Morelos||40,800 MXN|
|General Escobedo||34,800 MXN|
|Gomez Palacio||31,600 MXN|
|Hidalgo del Parral||25,000 MXN|
|La Paz||29,200 MXN|
|Los Mochis||32,700 MXN|
|Los Reyes la Paz||30,300 MXN|
|Mexico City||42,200 MXN|
|Nuevo Laredo||33,900 MXN|
|Ojo de Agua||29,500 MXN|
|Piedras Negras||26,900 MXN|
|Playa del Carmen||26,700 MXN|
|Poza Rica||28,300 MXN|
|Puerto Vallarta||30,200 MXN|
|San Cristobal de las Casas||29,400 MXN|
|San Juan del Rio||25,200 MXN|
|San Luis Potosi||37,200 MXN|
|San Luis Rio Colorado||26,600 MXN|
|San Nicolas de los Garza||35,800 MXN|
|San Pablo de las Salinas||28,700 MXN|
|San Pedro Garza Garcia||24,800 MXN|
|Soledad de Graciano Sanchez||30,700 MXN|
|Tlalnepantla de Baz||35,400 MXN|
|Tuxtla Gutierrez||35,600 MXN|
|Villa Nicolas Romero||33,000 MXN|
|Zamora de Hidalgo||26,800 MXN|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Mexico earn 9% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.