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Engineering Average Salaries in Mexico 2021

How much money does a person working in Engineering make in Mexico?


Average Monthly Salary
28,000 MXN
( 337,000 MXN yearly)

LOW
8,900
MXN
AVERAGE
28,000
MXN
HIGH
59,300
MXN

A person working in Engineering in Mexico typically earns around 28,000 MXN per month. Salaries range from 8,900 MXN (lowest average) to 59,300 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 Engineering 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
Acoustics Engineer26,900 MXN
Assembly Engineering Technician23,100 MXN
Assistant Chief Engineer31,500 MXN
Associate Engineer27,500 MXN
Autocad Operator18,800 MXN
Automation Engineer32,400 MXN
Avionic System Support Engineer28,700 MXN
Biochemical Engineer26,400 MXN
BMS Engineer28,100 MXN
Bridge and Lock Tender16,400 MXN
Broadcast Engineer29,500 MXN
CAD Design Engineer31,700 MXN
CAD Designer18,100 MXN
CAE Engineer30,000 MXN
Ceramics Engineer26,900 MXN
Civil Engineer31,500 MXN
Commissioning Engineer28,100 MXN
Communications Engineer30,600 MXN
Condition Monitoring Engineer24,400 MXN
Contract Associate Engineer26,900 MXN
Control Systems Engineer28,700 MXN
Controls Engineer28,300 MXN
Controls Software Engineer26,700 MXN
Corrosion Engineer27,500 MXN
Design Engineer29,400 MXN
Drafter18,100 MXN
Drafting Manager34,600 MXN
Drilling Engineer29,100 MXN
Electrical Draughtsman14,400 MXN
Electrical Engineer30,900 MXN
Electrical Engineering Manager42,100 MXN
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist33,000 MXN
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler15,200 MXN
Energy Engineer32,300 MXN
Engine Assembler13,100 MXN
Engineer32,200 MXN
Engineering Account Manager34,700 MXN
Engineering Chief Designer35,000 MXN
Engineering Consultant38,600 MXN
Engineering Key Account Manager43,900 MXN
Engineering Lab Technician28,800 MXN
Engineering Planning Manager43,000 MXN
Engineering Production Manager52,700 MXN
Engineering Project Analyst36,100 MXN
Engineering Project Coordinator 34,300 MXN
Engineering Project Director57,800 MXN
Engineering Project Manager41,600 MXN
Engineering Research and Development Manager46,800 MXN
Engineering Safety Coordinator23,500 MXN
Engineering Sales Manager39,500 MXN
Engineering Technician23,000 MXN
Engineering Technologist23,400 MXN
Environmental Engineer28,100 MXN
Equipment Engineer27,200 MXN
Equipment Engineering Manager40,800 MXN
Estimator25,800 MXN
Fabrication Specialist20,900 MXN
Fabricator13,900 MXN
Facade Engineer28,400 MXN
Fiber Analyst16,300 MXN
Field Engineer30,300 MXN
Field Engineering Manager51,200 MXN
Fire Engineer29,300 MXN
Fitter and Turner9,730 MXN
Forestry Strategic Planner35,400 MXN
Generation Engineer29,800 MXN
Genetic Engineer31,800 MXN
Geological Engineer30,600 MXN
Geotechnical Engineer30,300 MXN
Heavy Equipment Mechanic15,600 MXN
Highway Engineer29,600 MXN
HSE Professional26,900 MXN
HVAC Engineer32,800 MXN
HVAC Supervisor26,100 MXN
Industrial Engineer27,900 MXN
Industrial Engineering Technologist28,900 MXN
Instrument Engineer29,300 MXN
Instrumentation and Control Engineer30,000 MXN
Instrumentation Engineer30,500 MXN
Instrumentation Manager29,300 MXN
Irrigation Engineer29,300 MXN
Licensed Aircraft Engineer32,000 MXN
Locomotive Engineer27,200 MXN
Maintenance Engineer26,600 MXN
Maintenance Fitter10,600 MXN
Maintenance Manager28,100 MXN
Manufacturing Engineer28,400 MXN
Marine Engineer30,800 MXN
Materials Engineer28,300 MXN
Materials Researcher28,000 MXN
Materials Technician21,200 MXN
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer31,700 MXN
Mechanical Design Engineer32,000 MXN
Mechanical Designer24,300 MXN
Mechanical Engineer31,900 MXN
Mechanical Engineering Manager39,500 MXN
Mechanical Inspector27,300 MXN
Mechatronics Engineer31,400 MXN
Mining Engineer30,200 MXN
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer33,200 MXN
Optical Engineer28,800 MXN
Optical Instrument Assembler15,600 MXN
PCB Assembler11,200 MXN
Photonics Engineer33,900 MXN
Photonics Technician26,000 MXN
Pipeline Engineer26,200 MXN
Piping Designer16,100 MXN
Piping Engineer28,300 MXN
Planning Engineer31,000 MXN
Pressure Vessel Inspector13,500 MXN
Principal Cost Engineer28,900 MXN
Principal Engineer30,000 MXN
Principal Support Engineer31,200 MXN
Process Engineer28,400 MXN
Process Operator17,200 MXN
Product Development Engineer31,000 MXN
Product Development Technician20,700 MXN
Product Engineer32,200 MXN
Product Safety Engineer27,400 MXN
Production Engineer30,400 MXN
Project Engineer30,800 MXN
Proposal Manager38,000 MXN
Purchasing Engineer26,200 MXN
Quality Assurance Engineer30,000 MXN
Rail Engineer28,700 MXN
Robotics Engineer32,600 MXN
Robotics Technician24,500 MXN
Safety Engineer29,600 MXN
Safety Inspector22,500 MXN
Safety Manager34,600 MXN
Safety Officer15,500 MXN
Sales Engineer33,000 MXN
Scheduling Engineer26,800 MXN
Service Engineer31,400 MXN
Solar Engineer32,000 MXN
Staff Engineer28,800 MXN
Static Equipment Engineer29,100 MXN
Stationary Engineer26,400 MXN
Stress Engineer28,400 MXN
Structural Analysis Engineer28,100 MXN
Structural Designer26,200 MXN
Structural Engineer29,300 MXN
Structural Technician19,900 MXN
Supply Chain Specialist30,200 MXN
Surveyor21,700 MXN
Technical Affairs Officer15,700 MXN
Technical Assistant14,500 MXN
Technical Engineer24,400 MXN
Technical Support Engineer24,400 MXN
Tender Engineer26,600 MXN
Test Development Engineer28,800 MXN
Transportation Engineer29,200 MXN
Validation Engineer26,400 MXN
Verification Engineer27,300 MXN
Wastewater Engineer30,400 MXN
Wind Energy Engineer30,600 MXN
Wind Energy Operations Manager37,600 MXN
Work Planner21,400 MXN

Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in Mexico

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

  • Salary Range

    Engineering salaries in Mexico range from 8,900 MXN per month (minimum average salary) to 59,300 MXN per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 29,200 MXN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 29,200 MXN while the other half are earning more than 29,200 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 Engineering are earning less than 17,100 MXN while 75% of them are earning more than 17,100 MXN. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 46,000 MXN while 25% are earning more than 46,000 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?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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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 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 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.

Engineering Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Mexico Engineering
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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 Engineering earn 8% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
29,500 MXN
Female-7%
27,300 MXN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Mexico for all Careers

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Engineering Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Mexico

How much are annual salary increments in Mexico for Engineering professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Engineering

Engineering professionals in Mexico are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 17 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 2020

Banking
4%
Energy
8%
Information Technology
3%
Healthcare
7%
Travel
2%
Construction
6%
Education
1%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Mexico for the year 2020. 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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Engineering Bonus and Incentive Rates in Mexico

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Mexico Engineering
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Engineering is considered to be a moderate 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.

46% of surveyed staff in Engineering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 54% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
54%
No Bonus
46%

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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.

Engineering Hourly Average Wage in Mexico


160 MXN per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Mexico is 160 MXN. This means that the average person in Mexico earns approximately 160 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.

Engineering VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Engineering and Engineering monthly Mexico
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The average salary for Engineering is 16% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Acapulco32,900 MXN
Acuna28,000 MXN
Aguascalientes33,500 MXN
Boca del Rio24,800 MXN
Buenavista27,100 MXN
Campeche27,600 MXN
Cancun32,800 MXN
Celaya30,100 MXN
Chalco25,800 MXN
Chetumal25,300 MXN
Chicoloapan25,900 MXN
Chihuahua37,500 MXN
Chilpancingo26,700 MXN
Chimalhuacan32,600 MXN
Cholula de Rivadabia26,300 MXN
Ciudad Apodaca31,500 MXN
Ciudad del Carmen26,000 MXN
Ciudad Juarez25,700 MXN
Ciudad Lopez Mateos31,600 MXN
Ciudad Obregon29,800 MXN
Ciudad Santa Catarina29,000 MXN
Ciudad Valles24,100 MXN
Ciudad Victoria29,500 MXN
Coacalco29,200 MXN
Coatzacoalcos27,800 MXN
Colima24,600 MXN
Cordoba24,500 MXN
Cuautitlan Izcalli31,600 MXN
Cuautla24,900 MXN
Cuernavaca29,800 MXN
Culiacan34,000 MXN
Delicias23,900 MXN
Durango32,000 MXN
Ecatepec de Morelos38,300 MXN
Ensenada29,300 MXN
Fresnillo23,500 MXN
General Escobedo30,500 MXN
Gomez Palacio28,800 MXN
Guadalajara38,000 MXN
Guadalupe32,600 MXN
Guaymas23,100 MXN
Hermosillo33,300 MXN
Hidalgo del Parral22,800 MXN
Iguala23,600 MXN
Irapuato30,800 MXN
Ixtapaluca29,700 MXN
Jiutepec25,700 MXN
La Paz27,800 MXN
Leon37,900 MXN
Los Mochis29,000 MXN
Los Reyes la Paz28,700 MXN
Manzanillo24,100 MXN
Matamoros31,200 MXN
Mazatlan30,500 MXN
Merida33,400 MXN
Metepec27,300 MXN
Mexicali33,000 MXN
Mexico City38,300 MXN
Minatitlan23,000 MXN
Monclova27,400 MXN
Monterrey37,600 MXN
Morelia32,100 MXN
Naucalpan37,200 MXN
Navojoa22,800 MXN
Nezahualcoyotl37,400 MXN
Nogales26,900 MXN
Nuevo Laredo30,500 MXN
Oaxaca28,200 MXN
Ojo de Agua28,200 MXN
Orizaba23,200 MXN
Pachuca28,100 MXN
Piedras Negras25,000 MXN
Playa del Carmen25,200 MXN
Poza Rica26,100 MXN
Puebla38,100 MXN
Puerto Vallarta27,000 MXN
Queretaro32,400 MXN
Reynosa32,100 MXN
Salamanca25,500 MXN
Saltillo33,400 MXN
San Cristobal de las Casas26,400 MXN
San Juan del Rio24,300 MXN
San Luis Potosi32,900 MXN
San Luis Rio Colorado25,600 MXN
San Nicolas de los Garza31,100 MXN
San Pablo de las Salinas26,600 MXN
San Pedro Garza Garcia23,100 MXN
Soledad de Graciano Sanchez28,200 MXN
Tampico29,300 MXN
Tapachula26,600 MXN
Tehuacan28,000 MXN
Tepic29,900 MXN
Tijuana37,800 MXN
Tlalnepantla de Baz32,400 MXN
Tlaquepaque32,000 MXN
Toluca31,400 MXN
Tonala30,800 MXN
Torreon32,200 MXN
Tuxtla Gutierrez31,800 MXN
Uruapan28,600 MXN
Veracruz30,900 MXN
Villa Nicolas Romero29,100 MXN
Villahermosa30,300 MXN
Xalapa31,000 MXN
Xico30,100 MXN
Zacatecas23,700 MXN
Zamora de Hidalgo24,200 MXN
Zapopan37,700 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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