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Construction / Building / Installation Average Salaries in Mexico 2020

How much money does a person working in Construction / Building / Installation make in Mexico?

Average Monthly Salary
19,200 MXN
( 231,000 MXN yearly)


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.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Adjudicator13,500 MXN
Assembler10,600 MXN
Boat Builder and Shipwright15,200 MXN
Bricklayer9,060 MXN
Building Administrator13,900 MXN
Building Contracts Manager48,200 MXN
Building Inspector12,900 MXN
Building Monitor11,000 MXN
Building Sales Manager46,100 MXN
Cabinetmaker11,100 MXN
Carpenter12,800 MXN
Civil Engineer29,900 MXN
Civil Technician15,900 MXN
Concreter9,770 MXN
Construction and Maintenance Manager25,500 MXN
Construction Assistant13,000 MXN
Construction Coordinator17,600 MXN
Construction Estimator20,400 MXN
Construction Field Engineer27,300 MXN
Construction General Manager56,900 MXN
Construction Inventory Officer11,200 MXN
Construction Operations Manager50,200 MXN
Construction Project Coordinator31,600 MXN
Construction Project Engineer30,900 MXN
Construction Project Manager56,200 MXN
Construction Project Planner30,800 MXN
Construction Quality Control Manager40,200 MXN
Construction Safety Officer19,400 MXN
Construction Superintendent20,000 MXN
Construction Supervisor31,100 MXN
Construction Technical Assistant11,700 MXN
Construction Technical Officer12,900 MXN
Construction Technical Writer12,200 MXN
Construction Technician11,100 MXN
Crane and Tower Operator11,400 MXN
Diesel Mechanic10,600 MXN
Drywall Installer12,000 MXN
Electrical Draftsman11,200 MXN
Electrical Engineering Supervisor34,100 MXN
Electrical Engineering Technician13,000 MXN
Electrician16,500 MXN
Elevator Installer and Repairer13,200 MXN
Engineer30,000 MXN
Excavator Operator10,500 MXN
Floor Finisher12,400 MXN
Floor Manager18,100 MXN
Foreman8,730 MXN
Frame and Truss Detailer9,880 MXN
Furniture Finisher10,600 MXN
Gas Technician 10,300 MXN
Handyman9,720 MXN
Health and Safety Coordinator13,300 MXN
Health and Safety Officer15,200 MXN
Installation Manager38,300 MXN
Installer9,210 MXN
Insulation Installer11,000 MXN
Labourer8,550 MXN
Land Surveyor13,800 MXN
Lift Technician11,000 MXN
Material Tester16,700 MXN
Model Maker15,200 MXN
Order Picker9,330 MXN
Painter10,500 MXN
Pipe Layer8,440 MXN
Pipefitter8,790 MXN
Plumber12,000 MXN
Property Coordinator26,600 MXN
Purchasing Manager36,000 MXN
Quantity Surveyor20,000 MXN
Roof Slater and Tiler9,860 MXN
Sheet Metal Mechanic10,300 MXN
Site Clerk10,400 MXN
Site engineer27,900 MXN
Site Leader51,600 MXN
Stock Controller15,200 MXN
Structural Steel Construction Worker11,000 MXN
Technical Draughtsman12,300 MXN
Tendering Manager44,000 MXN
Tower Crane Operator11,000 MXN
Wall and Floor Tiler9,940 MXN
Warehouse Manager36,200 MXN
Welder8,750 MXN
Welding Superintendent12,200 MXN

Construction / Building / Installation Jobs Salary Distribution in Mexico

Median and salary distribution monthly Mexico Construction / Building / Installation
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    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).

  • Median Salary

    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.

  • Percentiles

    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.

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

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

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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.

Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

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.

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.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

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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.

Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

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.

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 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.

Construction / Building / Installation 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 employees in Mexico who work in Construction / Building / Installation earn 7% more than their female counterparts on average.

18,500 MXN
19,800 MXN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Mexico for all Careers

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Construction / Building / Installation Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Mexico

How much are annual salary increments in Mexico for Construction / Building / Installation professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Construction / Building / Installation

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.

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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 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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Construction / Building / Installation Bonus and Incentive Rates in Mexico

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Mexico Construction / Building / Installation
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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.

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 employees in Mexico earn 9% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
31,900 MXN
Public Sector+9%
34,700 MXN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Construction / Building / Installation Hourly Average Wage in Mexico

110 MXN per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Mexico is 110 MXN. This means that the average person in Mexico earns approximately 110 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.

Construction / Building / Installation VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Construction / Building / Installation and Construction / Building / Installation monthly Mexico
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The average salary for Construction / Building / Installation is 42% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Acapulco22,500 MXN
Acuna19,200 MXN
Aguascalientes23,000 MXN
Boca del Rio17,000 MXN
Buenavista18,600 MXN
Campeche18,900 MXN
Cancun22,500 MXN
Celaya20,700 MXN
Chalco17,700 MXN
Chetumal17,400 MXN
Chicoloapan17,700 MXN
Chihuahua25,700 MXN
Chilpancingo18,300 MXN
Chimalhuacan22,300 MXN
Cholula de Rivadabia18,000 MXN
Ciudad Apodaca21,600 MXN
Ciudad del Carmen17,800 MXN
Ciudad Juarez17,600 MXN
Ciudad Lopez Mateos21,700 MXN
Ciudad Obregon20,400 MXN
Ciudad Santa Catarina19,900 MXN
Ciudad Valles16,500 MXN
Ciudad Victoria20,200 MXN
Coacalco20,000 MXN
Coatzacoalcos19,100 MXN
Colima16,800 MXN
Cordoba16,800 MXN
Cuautitlan Izcalli21,700 MXN
Cuautla17,100 MXN
Cuernavaca20,400 MXN
Culiacan23,300 MXN
Delicias16,400 MXN
Durango21,900 MXN
Ecatepec de Morelos26,300 MXN
Ensenada20,100 MXN
Fresnillo16,100 MXN
General Escobedo20,900 MXN
Gomez Palacio19,800 MXN
Guadalajara26,100 MXN
Guadalupe22,400 MXN
Guaymas15,800 MXN
Hermosillo22,900 MXN
Hidalgo del Parral15,600 MXN
Iguala16,200 MXN
Irapuato21,200 MXN
Ixtapaluca20,400 MXN
Jiutepec17,600 MXN
La Paz19,100 MXN
Leon26,000 MXN
Los Mochis19,900 MXN
Los Reyes la Paz19,700 MXN
Manzanillo16,600 MXN
Matamoros21,400 MXN
Mazatlan20,900 MXN
Merida22,900 MXN
Metepec18,800 MXN
Mexicali22,700 MXN
Mexico City26,200 MXN
Minatitlan15,800 MXN
Monclova18,800 MXN
Monterrey25,800 MXN
Morelia22,000 MXN
Naucalpan25,500 MXN
Navojoa15,600 MXN
Nezahualcoyotl25,600 MXN
Nogales18,400 MXN
Nuevo Laredo20,900 MXN
Oaxaca19,400 MXN
Ojo de Agua19,400 MXN
Orizaba15,900 MXN
Pachuca19,300 MXN
Piedras Negras17,100 MXN
Playa del Carmen17,300 MXN
Poza Rica17,900 MXN
Puebla26,100 MXN
Puerto Vallarta18,500 MXN
Queretaro22,200 MXN
Reynosa22,000 MXN
Salamanca17,500 MXN
Saltillo22,900 MXN
San Cristobal de las Casas18,100 MXN
San Juan del Rio16,700 MXN
San Luis Potosi22,600 MXN
San Luis Rio Colorado17,500 MXN
San Nicolas de los Garza21,300 MXN
San Pablo de las Salinas18,200 MXN
San Pedro Garza Garcia15,900 MXN
Soledad de Graciano Sanchez19,300 MXN
Tampico20,100 MXN
Tapachula18,200 MXN
Tehuacan19,200 MXN
Tepic20,500 MXN
Tijuana25,900 MXN
Tlalnepantla de Baz22,200 MXN
Tlaquepaque21,900 MXN
Toluca21,500 MXN
Tonala21,100 MXN
Torreon22,100 MXN
Tuxtla Gutierrez21,800 MXN
Uruapan19,600 MXN
Veracruz21,200 MXN
Villa Nicolas Romero20,000 MXN
Villahermosa20,800 MXN
Xalapa21,300 MXN
Xico20,600 MXN
Zacatecas16,300 MXN
Zamora de Hidalgo16,600 MXN
Zapopan25,900 MXN
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