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Civil Engineer Average Salary in Mexico 2020

How much money does a Civil Engineer make in Mexico?

Average Monthly Salary
23,100 MXN
( 277,000 MXN yearly)


A person working as a Civil Engineer in Mexico typically earns around 23,100 MXN per month. Salaries range from 12,200 MXN (lowest) to 35,100 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 Salary Distribution in Mexico

Median and salary distribution monthly Mexico Civil Engineer
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Civil Engineer salaries in Mexico range from 12,200 MXN per month (minimum salary) to 35,100 MXN per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 21,700 MXN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Civil Engineer(s) are earning less than 21,700 MXN while the other half are earning more than 21,700 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.

  • Percentiles

    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 15,300 MXN while 75% of them are earning more than 15,300 MXN. Also from the diagram, 75% of Civil Engineer(s) are earning less than 26,700 MXN while 25% are earning more than 26,700 MXN.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

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

Civil Engineer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Mexico Civil Engineer
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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 14,100 MXN per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 17,300 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 24,500 MXN per month, 42% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, Civil Engineer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 28,600 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 31,500 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 33,300 MXN per month, 6% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Civil Engineer average salary change by experience in Mexico

0 - 2 Years
14,100 MXN
2 - 5 Years+23%
17,300 MXN
5 - 10 Years+42%
24,500 MXN
10 - 15 Years+17%
28,600 MXN
15 - 20 Years+10%
31,500 MXN
20+ Years+6%
33,300 MXN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Civil Engineer Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Civil Engineer(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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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 15,900 MXN per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 30,800 MXN per month, 93% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

Civil Engineer average salary difference by education level in Mexico

Bachelor's Degree
15,900 MXN
Master's Degree+93%
30,800 MXN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Mexico costs anywhere from 134,000 Mexican Peso(s) to 402,000 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.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Civil Engineer Salary Comparison By Gender

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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 18% more than their female counterparts.

20,700 MXN
24,500 MXN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Mexico for all Careers

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Civil Engineer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Mexico

How much are annual salary increments in Mexico for Civil Engineer(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

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Civil Engineer(s) in Mexico are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 21 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 18 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Mexico / All Professions

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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.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

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

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Mexico is 5%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Mexico for the year 2019. 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.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Civil Engineer Bonus and Incentive Rates in Mexico

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Mexico Civil Engineer
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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.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

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.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

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.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting 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.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

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.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

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.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector Civil Engineer employees in Mexico earn 9% more than their private sector counterparts.

Private Sector
25,700 MXN
Public Sector+9%
27,900 MXN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Civil Engineer Salary Trend and Forecast in Mexico

How are Civil Engineer salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

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Average Salary 2016
20,900 MXN
Average Salary 2017+4%
21,700 MXN
Average Salary 2018+2%
22,000 MXN
Average Salary 2019+2%
22,500 MXN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Civil Engineer salaries in Mexico are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 2% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

Civil Engineer Average Hourly Wage in Mexico

130 MXN per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Mexico is 130 MXN. This means that the average Civil Engineer in Mexico earns approximately 130 MXN for every worked hour.

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

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.

Civil Engineer VS Other Jobs

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The average salary for Civil Engineer is 22% more than that of Construction / Building / Installation. Also, Construction / Building / Installation salaries are 29% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Adjudicator17,300 MXN-25%
Assembler16,000 MXN-31%
Boat Builder and Shipwright17,700 MXN-23%
Bricklayer13,800 MXN-40%
Building Administrator17,200 MXN-26%
Building Contracts Manager29,400 MXN+27%
Building Inspector18,800 MXN-19%
Building Monitor14,600 MXN-37%
Building Sales Manager29,700 MXN+29%
Cabinetmaker15,800 MXN-32%
Carpenter17,400 MXN-25%
Civil Engineer23,100 MXN-0%
Civil Technician20,500 MXN-11%
Concreter17,400 MXN-25%
Construction and Maintenance Manager21,400 MXN-7%
Construction Assistant19,400 MXN-16%
Construction Coordinator20,600 MXN-11%
Construction Estimator22,400 MXN-3%
Construction Field Engineer23,500 MXN+2%
Construction General Manager26,400 MXN+14%
Construction Inventory Officer15,000 MXN-35%
Construction Operations Manager24,200 MXN+5%
Construction Project Coordinator24,000 MXN+4%
Construction Project Engineer23,900 MXN+3%
Construction Project Manager32,000 MXN+38%
Construction Project Planner25,300 MXN+9%
Construction Quality Control Manager27,100 MXN+17%
Construction Safety Officer22,000 MXN-5%
Construction Superintendent23,600 MXN+2%
Construction Supervisor26,900 MXN+16%
Construction Technical Assistant17,800 MXN-23%
Construction Technical Officer16,300 MXN-29%
Construction Technical Writer16,200 MXN-30%
Construction Technician15,200 MXN-34%
Crane and Tower Operator16,600 MXN-28%
Diesel Mechanic14,100 MXN-39%
Drywall Installer16,000 MXN-31%
Electrical Draftsman14,600 MXN-37%
Electrical Engineering Supervisor24,400 MXN+6%
Electrical Engineering Technician18,600 MXN-20%
Electrician21,600 MXN-7%
Elevator Installer and Repairer16,600 MXN-28%
Engineer22,900 MXN-1%
Excavator Operator16,900 MXN-27%
Floor Finisher19,200 MXN-17%
Floor Manager21,800 MXN-6%
Foreman13,300 MXN-42%
Frame and Truss Detailer14,200 MXN-39%
Furniture Finisher13,500 MXN-42%
Gas Technician 13,800 MXN-40%
Handyman13,600 MXN-41%
Health and Safety Coordinator19,100 MXN-17%
Health and Safety Officer17,200 MXN-26%
Installation Manager27,200 MXN+18%
Installer15,200 MXN-34%
Insulation Installer15,000 MXN-35%
Labourer11,700 MXN-49%
Land Surveyor16,800 MXN-27%
Lift Technician14,300 MXN-38%
Material Tester17,700 MXN-23%
Model Maker16,800 MXN-27%
Order Picker13,700 MXN-41%
Painter15,000 MXN-35%
Pipe Layer12,200 MXN-47%
Pipefitter13,100 MXN-43%
Plumber15,600 MXN-33%
Property Coordinator24,400 MXN+6%
Purchasing Manager25,900 MXN+12%
Quantity Surveyor22,600 MXN-2%
Roof Slater and Tiler16,300 MXN-29%
Sheet Metal Mechanic17,300 MXN-25%
Site Clerk14,900 MXN-36%
Site engineer23,000 MXN-0%
Site Leader26,100 MXN+13%
Stock Controller18,900 MXN-18%
Structural Steel Construction Worker16,200 MXN-30%
Technical Draughtsman17,100 MXN-26%
Tendering Manager28,700 MXN+24%
Tower Crane Operator14,300 MXN-38%
Wall and Floor Tiler13,600 MXN-41%
Warehouse Manager27,900 MXN+21%
Welder13,600 MXN-41%
Welding Superintendent16,300 MXN-29%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Acapulco28,600 MXN
Acuna23,300 MXN
Aguascalientes30,300 MXN
Boca del Rio19,900 MXN
Buenavista22,800 MXN
Campeche22,500 MXN
Cancun28,500 MXN
Celaya26,600 MXN
Chalco21,500 MXN
Chetumal21,800 MXN
Chicoloapan21,000 MXN
Chihuahua29,700 MXN
Chilpancingo23,200 MXN
Chimalhuacan27,300 MXN
Cholula de Rivadabia21,400 MXN
Ciudad Apodaca28,000 MXN
Ciudad del Carmen22,400 MXN
Ciudad Juarez20,500 MXN
Ciudad Lopez Mateos27,300 MXN
Ciudad Obregon25,400 MXN
Ciudad Santa Catarina24,700 MXN
Ciudad Valles19,900 MXN
Ciudad Victoria26,000 MXN
Coacalco24,000 MXN
Coatzacoalcos23,500 MXN
Colima19,700 MXN
Cordoba20,300 MXN
Cuautitlan Izcalli26,400 MXN
Cuautla21,500 MXN
Cuernavaca25,500 MXN
Culiacan30,600 MXN
Delicias20,400 MXN
Durango28,500 MXN
Ecatepec de Morelos31,600 MXN
Ensenada25,700 MXN
Fresnillo18,800 MXN
General Escobedo26,900 MXN
Gomez Palacio24,500 MXN
Guadalajara30,300 MXN
Guadalupe29,500 MXN
Guaymas18,400 MXN
Hermosillo28,100 MXN
Hidalgo del Parral19,400 MXN
Iguala19,400 MXN
Irapuato25,600 MXN
Ixtapaluca25,300 MXN
Jiutepec20,800 MXN
La Paz22,600 MXN
Leon31,200 MXN
Los Mochis25,300 MXN
Los Reyes la Paz23,400 MXN
Manzanillo20,600 MXN
Matamoros26,000 MXN
Mazatlan27,100 MXN
Merida28,300 MXN
Metepec22,900 MXN
Mexicali28,800 MXN
Mexico City32,600 MXN
Minatitlan18,300 MXN
Monclova23,800 MXN
Monterrey31,900 MXN
Morelia27,000 MXN
Naucalpan30,500 MXN
Navojoa18,700 MXN
Nezahualcoyotl29,700 MXN
Nogales22,600 MXN
Nuevo Laredo26,200 MXN
Oaxaca23,200 MXN
Ojo de Agua22,900 MXN
Orizaba19,800 MXN
Pachuca23,100 MXN
Piedras Negras20,800 MXN
Playa del Carmen20,700 MXN
Poza Rica21,900 MXN
Puebla32,400 MXN
Puerto Vallarta23,400 MXN
Queretaro28,200 MXN
Reynosa28,700 MXN
Salamanca20,600 MXN
Saltillo30,100 MXN
San Cristobal de las Casas22,700 MXN
San Juan del Rio19,500 MXN
San Luis Potosi28,800 MXN
San Luis Rio Colorado20,600 MXN
San Nicolas de los Garza27,700 MXN
San Pablo de las Salinas22,200 MXN
San Pedro Garza Garcia19,200 MXN
Soledad de Graciano Sanchez23,800 MXN
Tampico25,100 MXN
Tapachula23,100 MXN
Tehuacan24,500 MXN
Tepic24,700 MXN
Tijuana31,200 MXN
Tlalnepantla de Baz27,400 MXN
Tlaquepaque28,700 MXN
Toluca26,200 MXN
Tonala25,500 MXN
Torreon27,000 MXN
Tuxtla Gutierrez27,500 MXN
Uruapan23,400 MXN
Veracruz26,600 MXN
Villa Nicolas Romero25,500 MXN
Villahermosa26,900 MXN
Xalapa26,700 MXN
Xico24,900 MXN
Zacatecas20,300 MXN
Zamora de Hidalgo20,800 MXN
Zapopan32,000 MXN
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