A person working in Construction / Building / Installation in Mexico typically earns around 19,200 MXN per month. Salaries range from 8,410 MXN (lowest average) to 56,900 MXN (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Construction / Building / Installation careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Boat Builder and Shipwright||15,200 MXN|
|Building Administrator||13,900 MXN|
|Building Contracts Manager||48,200 MXN|
|Building Inspector||12,900 MXN|
|Building Monitor||11,000 MXN|
|Building Sales Manager||46,100 MXN|
|Civil Engineer||29,900 MXN|
|Civil Technician||15,900 MXN|
|Construction and Maintenance Manager||25,500 MXN|
|Construction Assistant||13,000 MXN|
|Construction Coordinator||17,600 MXN|
|Construction Estimator||20,400 MXN|
|Construction Field Engineer||27,300 MXN|
|Construction General Manager||56,900 MXN|
|Construction Inventory Officer||11,200 MXN|
|Construction Operations Manager||50,200 MXN|
|Construction Project Coordinator||31,600 MXN|
|Construction Project Engineer||30,900 MXN|
|Construction Project Manager||56,200 MXN|
|Construction Project Planner||30,800 MXN|
|Construction Quality Control Manager||40,200 MXN|
|Construction Safety Officer||19,400 MXN|
|Construction Superintendent||20,000 MXN|
|Construction Supervisor||31,100 MXN|
|Construction Technical Assistant||11,700 MXN|
|Construction Technical Officer||12,900 MXN|
|Construction Technical Writer||12,200 MXN|
|Construction Technician||11,100 MXN|
|Crane and Tower Operator||11,400 MXN|
|Diesel Mechanic||10,600 MXN|
|Drywall Installer||12,000 MXN|
|Electrical Draftsman||11,200 MXN|
|Electrical Engineering Supervisor||34,100 MXN|
|Electrical Engineering Technician||13,000 MXN|
|Elevator Installer and Repairer||13,200 MXN|
|Excavator Operator||10,500 MXN|
|Floor Finisher||12,400 MXN|
|Floor Manager||18,100 MXN|
|Frame and Truss Detailer||9,880 MXN|
|Furniture Finisher||10,600 MXN|
|Gas Technician||10,300 MXN|
|Health and Safety Coordinator||13,300 MXN|
|Health and Safety Officer||15,200 MXN|
|Installation Manager||38,300 MXN|
|Insulation Installer||11,000 MXN|
|Land Surveyor||13,800 MXN|
|Lift Technician||11,000 MXN|
|Material Tester||16,700 MXN|
|Model Maker||15,200 MXN|
|Order Picker||9,330 MXN|
|Pipe Layer||8,440 MXN|
|Property Coordinator||26,600 MXN|
|Purchasing Manager||36,000 MXN|
|Quantity Surveyor||20,000 MXN|
|Roof Slater and Tiler||9,860 MXN|
|Sheet Metal Mechanic||10,300 MXN|
|Site Clerk||10,400 MXN|
|Site engineer||27,900 MXN|
|Site Leader||51,600 MXN|
|Stock Controller||15,200 MXN|
|Structural Steel Construction Worker||11,000 MXN|
|Technical Draughtsman||12,300 MXN|
|Tendering Manager||44,000 MXN|
|Tower Crane Operator||11,000 MXN|
|Wall and Floor Tiler||9,940 MXN|
|Warehouse Manager||36,200 MXN|
|Welding Superintendent||12,200 MXN|
Construction / Building / Installation salaries in Mexico range from 8,410 MXN per month (minimum average salary) to 56,900 MXN per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 19,200 MXN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Construction / Building / Installation are earning less than 19,200 MXN while the other half are earning more than 19,200 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 people working in Construction / Building / Installation are earning less than 12,400 MXN while 75% of them are earning more than 12,400 MXN. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Construction / Building / Installation are earning less than 38,100 MXN while 25% are earning more than 38,100 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 the wage.
Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.
Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.
As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.
Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.
It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.
Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.
Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.
Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.
Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Mexico costs anywhere from 166,000 Mexican Peso(s) to 499,000 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 this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.
The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then 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 employees in Mexico who work in Construction / Building / Installation earn 7% more than their female counterparts on average.
Construction / Building / Installation professionals in Mexico are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 7% every 19 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 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.
Construction / Building / Installation is considered to be a low bonus-based field 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.
73% of surveyed staff in Construction / Building / Installation reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 27% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% 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.
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.
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 Construction / Building / Installation is 42% less than that of All Jobs.
|Boca del Rio||17,000 MXN|
|Cholula de Rivadabia||18,000 MXN|
|Ciudad Apodaca||21,600 MXN|
|Ciudad del Carmen||17,800 MXN|
|Ciudad Juarez||17,600 MXN|
|Ciudad Lopez Mateos||21,700 MXN|
|Ciudad Obregon||20,400 MXN|
|Ciudad Santa Catarina||19,900 MXN|
|Ciudad Valles||16,500 MXN|
|Ciudad Victoria||20,200 MXN|
|Cuautitlan Izcalli||21,700 MXN|
|Ecatepec de Morelos||26,300 MXN|
|General Escobedo||20,900 MXN|
|Gomez Palacio||19,800 MXN|
|Hidalgo del Parral||15,600 MXN|
|La Paz||19,100 MXN|
|Los Mochis||19,900 MXN|
|Los Reyes la Paz||19,700 MXN|
|Mexico City||26,200 MXN|
|Nuevo Laredo||20,900 MXN|
|Ojo de Agua||19,400 MXN|
|Piedras Negras||17,100 MXN|
|Playa del Carmen||17,300 MXN|
|Poza Rica||17,900 MXN|
|Puerto Vallarta||18,500 MXN|
|San Cristobal de las Casas||18,100 MXN|
|San Juan del Rio||16,700 MXN|
|San Luis Potosi||22,600 MXN|
|San Luis Rio Colorado||17,500 MXN|
|San Nicolas de los Garza||21,300 MXN|
|San Pablo de las Salinas||18,200 MXN|
|San Pedro Garza Garcia||15,900 MXN|
|Soledad de Graciano Sanchez||19,300 MXN|
|Tlalnepantla de Baz||22,200 MXN|
|Tuxtla Gutierrez||21,800 MXN|
|Villa Nicolas Romero||20,000 MXN|
|Zamora de Hidalgo||16,600 MXN|