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Civil Engineer Average Salary in Mexico 2022

How much money does a Civil Engineer make in Mexico?

Average Monthly Salary
29,900 MXN
( 358,000 MXN yearly)


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 Salary Distribution in Mexico

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Civil Engineer salaries in Mexico range from 15,800 MXN per month (minimum salary) to 45,400 MXN per month (maximum salary).

  • Median 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.

  • 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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

Civil Engineer average salary change by experience in Mexico

0 - 2 Years
18,200 MXN
2 - 5 Years+23%
22,300 MXN
5 - 10 Years+42%
31,600 MXN
10 - 15 Years+17%
37,000 MXN
15 - 20 Years+10%
40,600 MXN
20+ Years+6%
43,000 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 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.

Civil Engineer average salary difference by education level in Mexico

Bachelor's Degree
20,600 MXN
Master's Degree+93%
39,800 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 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.

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 12% more than their female counterparts on average.

31,200 MXN
27,800 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 9% every 20 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

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 2021

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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.

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.

Civil Engineer Average Hourly Wage in Mexico

170 MXN per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Mexico is 170 MXN. This means that the average Civil Engineer in Mexico earns approximately 170 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

Salary Comparison Between Civil Engineer and Construction / Building / Installation monthly Mexico
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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.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Adjudicator13,500 MXN-55%
Assembler10,600 MXN-64%
Boat Builder and Shipwright15,200 MXN-49%
Bricklayer9,060 MXN-70%
Building Administrator13,900 MXN-53%
Building Contracts Manager48,200 MXN+61%
Building Inspector12,900 MXN-57%
Building Monitor11,000 MXN-63%
Building Sales Manager46,100 MXN+54%
Cabinetmaker11,100 MXN-63%
Carpenter12,800 MXN-57%
Civil Engineer29,900 MXN+0%
Civil Technician15,900 MXN-47%
Concreter9,770 MXN-67%
Construction and Maintenance Manager25,500 MXN-15%
Construction Assistant13,000 MXN-56%
Construction Coordinator17,600 MXN-41%
Construction Estimator20,400 MXN-32%
Construction Field Engineer27,300 MXN-9%
Construction General Manager56,900 MXN+91%
Construction Inventory Officer11,200 MXN-62%
Construction Operations Manager50,200 MXN+68%
Construction Project Coordinator31,600 MXN+6%
Construction Project Engineer30,900 MXN+4%
Construction Project Manager56,200 MXN+88%
Construction Project Planner30,800 MXN+3%
Construction Quality Control Manager40,200 MXN+35%
Construction Safety Officer19,400 MXN-35%
Construction Superintendent20,000 MXN-33%
Construction Supervisor31,100 MXN+4%
Construction Technical Assistant11,700 MXN-61%
Construction Technical Officer12,900 MXN-57%
Construction Technical Writer12,200 MXN-59%
Construction Technician11,100 MXN-63%
Crane and Tower Operator11,400 MXN-62%
Diesel Mechanic10,600 MXN-64%
Drywall Installer12,000 MXN-60%
Electrical Draftsman11,200 MXN-62%
Electrical Engineering Supervisor34,100 MXN+14%
Electrical Engineering Technician13,000 MXN-56%
Electrician16,500 MXN-45%
Elevator Installer and Repairer13,200 MXN-56%
Engineer30,000 MXN+0%
Excavator Operator10,500 MXN-65%
Floor Finisher12,400 MXN-58%
Floor Manager18,100 MXN-39%
Foreman8,730 MXN-71%
Frame and Truss Detailer9,880 MXN-67%
Furniture Finisher10,600 MXN-64%
Gas Technician 10,300 MXN-65%
Handyman9,720 MXN-67%
Health and Safety Coordinator13,300 MXN-55%
Health and Safety Officer15,200 MXN-49%
Installation Manager38,300 MXN+28%
Installer9,210 MXN-69%
Insulation Installer11,000 MXN-63%
Labourer8,550 MXN-71%
Land Surveyor13,800 MXN-54%
Lift Technician11,000 MXN-63%
Material Tester16,700 MXN-44%
Model Maker15,200 MXN-49%
Order Picker9,330 MXN-69%
Painter10,500 MXN-65%
Pipe Layer8,440 MXN-72%
Pipefitter8,790 MXN-71%
Plumber12,000 MXN-60%
Property Coordinator26,600 MXN-11%
Purchasing Manager36,000 MXN+21%
Quantity Surveyor20,000 MXN-33%
Roof Slater and Tiler9,860 MXN-67%
Sheet Metal Mechanic10,300 MXN-65%
Site Clerk10,400 MXN-65%
Site engineer27,900 MXN-7%
Site Leader51,600 MXN+73%
Stock Controller15,200 MXN-49%
Structural Steel Construction Worker11,000 MXN-63%
Technical Draughtsman12,300 MXN-59%
Tendering Manager44,000 MXN+47%
Tower Crane Operator11,000 MXN-63%
Wall and Floor Tiler9,940 MXN-67%
Warehouse Manager36,200 MXN+21%
Welder8,750 MXN-71%
Welding Superintendent12,200 MXN-59%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Acapulco37,000 MXN
Acuna30,100 MXN
Aguascalientes39,100 MXN
Boca del Rio25,700 MXN
Buenavista29,500 MXN
Campeche29,100 MXN
Cancun36,800 MXN
Celaya34,400 MXN
Chalco27,800 MXN
Chetumal28,100 MXN
Chicoloapan27,100 MXN
Chihuahua38,400 MXN
Chilpancingo29,900 MXN
Chimalhuacan35,200 MXN
Cholula de Rivadabia27,600 MXN
Ciudad Apodaca36,200 MXN
Ciudad del Carmen29,000 MXN
Ciudad Juarez26,500 MXN
Ciudad Lopez Mateos35,300 MXN
Ciudad Obregon32,800 MXN
Ciudad Santa Catarina31,900 MXN
Ciudad Valles25,700 MXN
Ciudad Victoria33,500 MXN
Coacalco31,000 MXN
Coatzacoalcos30,400 MXN
Colima25,400 MXN
Cordoba26,300 MXN
Cuautitlan Izcalli34,100 MXN
Cuautla27,700 MXN
Cuernavaca33,000 MXN
Culiacan39,500 MXN
Delicias26,300 MXN
Durango36,800 MXN
Ecatepec de Morelos40,800 MXN
Ensenada33,200 MXN
Fresnillo24,300 MXN
General Escobedo34,800 MXN
Gomez Palacio31,600 MXN
Guadalajara39,200 MXN
Guadalupe38,100 MXN
Guaymas23,700 MXN
Hermosillo36,300 MXN
Hidalgo del Parral25,000 MXN
Iguala25,100 MXN
Irapuato33,000 MXN
Ixtapaluca32,700 MXN
Jiutepec26,800 MXN
La Paz29,200 MXN
Leon40,300 MXN
Los Mochis32,700 MXN
Los Reyes la Paz30,300 MXN
Manzanillo26,600 MXN
Matamoros33,600 MXN
Mazatlan35,000 MXN
Merida36,500 MXN
Metepec29,600 MXN
Mexicali37,300 MXN
Mexico City42,200 MXN
Minatitlan23,700 MXN
Monclova30,800 MXN
Monterrey41,300 MXN
Morelia34,900 MXN
Naucalpan39,400 MXN
Navojoa24,200 MXN
Nezahualcoyotl38,400 MXN
Nogales29,200 MXN
Nuevo Laredo33,900 MXN
Oaxaca29,900 MXN
Ojo de Agua29,500 MXN
Orizaba25,600 MXN
Pachuca29,900 MXN
Piedras Negras26,900 MXN
Playa del Carmen26,700 MXN
Poza Rica28,300 MXN
Puebla41,900 MXN
Puerto Vallarta30,200 MXN
Queretaro36,400 MXN
Reynosa37,100 MXN
Salamanca26,600 MXN
Saltillo38,900 MXN
San Cristobal de las Casas29,400 MXN
San Juan del Rio25,200 MXN
San Luis Potosi37,200 MXN
San Luis Rio Colorado26,600 MXN
San Nicolas de los Garza35,800 MXN
San Pablo de las Salinas28,700 MXN
San Pedro Garza Garcia24,800 MXN
Soledad de Graciano Sanchez30,700 MXN
Tampico32,400 MXN
Tapachula29,900 MXN
Tehuacan31,700 MXN
Tepic31,900 MXN
Tijuana40,200 MXN
Tlalnepantla de Baz35,400 MXN
Tlaquepaque37,000 MXN
Toluca33,800 MXN
Tonala33,000 MXN
Torreon34,900 MXN
Tuxtla Gutierrez35,600 MXN
Uruapan30,200 MXN
Veracruz34,400 MXN
Villa Nicolas Romero33,000 MXN
Villahermosa34,700 MXN
Xalapa34,400 MXN
Xico32,200 MXN
Zacatecas26,200 MXN
Zamora de Hidalgo26,800 MXN
Zapopan41,300 MXN

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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.

Private Sector
31,900 MXN
Public Sector+9%
34,600 MXN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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