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Truck Driver Average Salary in Mexico 2022

How much money does a Truck Driver make in Mexico?

Average Monthly Salary
10,200 MXN
( 122,000 MXN yearly)


A person working as a Truck Driver in Mexico typically earns around 10,200 MXN per month. Salaries range from 5,400 MXN (lowest) to 15,500 MXN (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Truck Driver salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Truck Driver Salary Distribution in Mexico

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

  • Salary Range

    Truck Driver salaries in Mexico range from 5,400 MXN per month (minimum salary) to 15,500 MXN per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 9,580 MXN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Truck Driver(s) are earning less than 9,580 MXN while the other half are earning more than 9,580 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 Truck Driver(s) are earning less than 6,750 MXN while 75% of them are earning more than 6,750 MXN. Also from the diagram, 75% of Truck Driver(s) are earning less than 11,800 MXN while 25% are earning more than 11,800 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

Truck Driver Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Mexico Truck Driver
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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 Truck Driver salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Truck Driver with less than two years of experience makes approximately 6,210 MXN per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 7,620 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 10,800 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, Truck Driver(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 12,600 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 13,900 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 14,700 MXN per month, 6% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Truck Driver average salary change by experience in Mexico

0 - 2 Years
6,210 MXN
2 - 5 Years+23%
7,620 MXN
5 - 10 Years+42%
10,800 MXN
10 - 15 Years+17%
12,600 MXN
15 - 20 Years+10%
13,900 MXN
20+ Years+6%
14,700 MXN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Truck Driver Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

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

Salary comparison by education level monthly Mexico Truck Driver
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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 Truck Driver salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Truck Driver is 7,620 MXN per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 10,700 MXN per month, 40% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 15,100 MXN per month, 42% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Truck Driver average salary difference by education level in Mexico

High School
7,620 MXN
Certificate or Diploma+40%
10,700 MXN
Bachelor's Degree+42%
15,100 MXN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Truck Driver 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 Truck Driver employees in Mexico earn 12% more than their female counterparts on average.

10,700 MXN
9,490 MXN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Mexico for all Careers

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Truck Driver Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Mexico

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

Truck Driver

Truck Driver(s) in Mexico are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 7% 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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Truck Driver Bonus and Incentive Rates in Mexico

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Mexico Truck Driver
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A Truck Driver 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.

75% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 25% 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.

Truck Driver Average Hourly Wage in Mexico

59 MXN per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Mexico is 59 MXN. This means that the average Truck Driver in Mexico earns approximately 59 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.

Truck Driver VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Truck Driver and Courier / Delivery / Transport / Drivers monthly Mexico
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The average salary for Truck Driver is 21% less than that of Courier / Delivery / Transport / Drivers. Also, Courier / Delivery / Transport / Drivers salaries are 61% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Bus Driver10,100 MXN-1%
CDL Driver11,500 MXN+13%
CDL Truck Driver11,600 MXN+14%
Chauffeur12,500 MXN+23%
Courier Coordinator16,500 MXN+62%
Courier Sales Manager25,200 MXN+150%
Deck Officer11,000 MXN+8%
Delivery Driver9,320 MXN-9%
Delivery Specialist12,200 MXN+20%
Delivery Supervisor14,800 MXN+45%
Dispatcher8,630 MXN-15%
Driver9,980 MXN-2%
Driving Instructor13,500 MXN+32%
Goods Receiving Expediter10,700 MXN+5%
Limousine Driver12,300 MXN+21%
Parking Inspector12,000 MXN+18%
School Bus Driver11,700 MXN+15%
Shuttle Driver10,400 MXN+2%
Taxi Driver10,000 MXN-2%
Third Officer9,750 MXN-4%
Train Driver11,200 MXN+10%
Tram Driver11,000 MXN+8%
Transport Officer10,200 MXN+0%
Transportation and Shipping Supervisor16,000 MXN+57%
Transportation Manager42,700 MXN+320%
Truck Driver10,200 MXN+0%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Acapulco12,200 MXN
Acuna9,780 MXN
Aguascalientes13,100 MXN
Boca del Rio8,850 MXN
Buenavista10,300 MXN
Campeche9,740 MXN
Cancun12,500 MXN
Celaya11,100 MXN
Chalco9,520 MXN
Chetumal9,260 MXN
Chicoloapan9,520 MXN
Chihuahua13,400 MXN
Chilpancingo10,200 MXN
Chimalhuacan12,900 MXN
Cholula de Rivadabia9,400 MXN
Ciudad Apodaca12,300 MXN
Ciudad del Carmen9,100 MXN
Ciudad Juarez8,920 MXN
Ciudad Lopez Mateos12,400 MXN
Ciudad Obregon11,700 MXN
Ciudad Santa Catarina10,400 MXN
Ciudad Valles8,640 MXN
Ciudad Victoria11,100 MXN
Coacalco10,600 MXN
Coatzacoalcos10,300 MXN
Colima8,900 MXN
Cordoba8,410 MXN
Cuautitlan Izcalli11,500 MXN
Cuautla8,850 MXN
Cuernavaca11,200 MXN
Culiacan13,700 MXN
Delicias8,500 MXN
Durango12,300 MXN
Ecatepec de Morelos13,900 MXN
Ensenada11,200 MXN
Fresnillo8,760 MXN
General Escobedo11,400 MXN
Gomez Palacio10,500 MXN
Guadalajara13,000 MXN
Guadalupe12,600 MXN
Guaymas8,000 MXN
Hermosillo12,700 MXN
Hidalgo del Parral8,210 MXN
Iguala8,580 MXN
Irapuato11,900 MXN
Ixtapaluca11,500 MXN
Jiutepec9,730 MXN
La Paz10,100 MXN
Leon12,800 MXN
Los Mochis10,500 MXN
Los Reyes la Paz11,000 MXN
Manzanillo8,460 MXN
Matamoros11,700 MXN
Mazatlan12,000 MXN
Merida12,400 MXN
Metepec9,830 MXN
Mexicali13,400 MXN
Mexico City13,400 MXN
Minatitlan7,860 MXN
Monclova10,000 MXN
Monterrey13,500 MXN
Morelia12,400 MXN
Naucalpan12,800 MXN
Navojoa8,390 MXN
Nezahualcoyotl13,200 MXN
Nogales9,390 MXN
Nuevo Laredo11,300 MXN
Oaxaca10,600 MXN
Ojo de Agua10,500 MXN
Orizaba8,000 MXN
Pachuca10,400 MXN
Piedras Negras9,360 MXN
Playa del Carmen8,520 MXN
Poza Rica9,250 MXN
Puebla13,500 MXN
Puerto Vallarta10,200 MXN
Queretaro12,200 MXN
Reynosa12,000 MXN
Salamanca8,850 MXN
Saltillo13,200 MXN
San Cristobal de las Casas9,530 MXN
San Juan del Rio8,940 MXN
San Luis Potosi13,200 MXN
San Luis Rio Colorado9,010 MXN
San Nicolas de los Garza11,800 MXN
San Pablo de las Salinas9,680 MXN
San Pedro Garza Garcia8,190 MXN
Soledad de Graciano Sanchez10,600 MXN
Tampico11,200 MXN
Tapachula9,880 MXN
Tehuacan9,990 MXN
Tepic10,700 MXN
Tijuana14,000 MXN
Tlalnepantla de Baz12,200 MXN
Tlaquepaque11,800 MXN
Toluca11,600 MXN
Tonala11,700 MXN
Torreon12,600 MXN
Tuxtla Gutierrez12,300 MXN
Uruapan10,800 MXN
Veracruz12,300 MXN
Villa Nicolas Romero11,300 MXN
Villahermosa11,000 MXN
Xalapa11,300 MXN
Xico11,800 MXN
Zacatecas8,910 MXN
Zamora de Hidalgo8,990 MXN
Zapopan13,800 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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