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 salaries in Mexico range from 5,400 MXN per month (minimum salary) to 15,500 MXN per month (maximum 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+23%|
|5 - 10 Years||+42%|
|10 - 15 Years||+17%|
|15 - 20 Years||+10%|
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.
|Certificate or Diploma||+40%|
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Bus Driver||10,100 MXN||-1%|
|CDL Driver||11,500 MXN||+13%|
|CDL Truck Driver||11,600 MXN||+14%|
|Courier Coordinator||16,500 MXN||+62%|
|Courier Sales Manager||25,200 MXN||+150%|
|Deck Officer||11,000 MXN||+8%|
|Delivery Driver||9,320 MXN||-9%|
|Delivery Specialist||12,200 MXN||+20%|
|Delivery Supervisor||14,800 MXN||+45%|
|Driving Instructor||13,500 MXN||+32%|
|Goods Receiving Expediter||10,700 MXN||+5%|
|Limousine Driver||12,300 MXN||+21%|
|Parking Inspector||12,000 MXN||+18%|
|School Bus Driver||11,700 MXN||+15%|
|Shuttle Driver||10,400 MXN||+2%|
|Taxi Driver||10,000 MXN||-2%|
|Third Officer||9,750 MXN||-4%|
|Train Driver||11,200 MXN||+10%|
|Tram Driver||11,000 MXN||+8%|
|Transport Officer||10,200 MXN||+0%|
|Transportation and Shipping Supervisor||16,000 MXN||+57%|
|Transportation Manager||42,700 MXN||+320%|
|Truck Driver||10,200 MXN||+0%|
|Boca del Rio||8,850 MXN|
|Cholula de Rivadabia||9,400 MXN|
|Ciudad Apodaca||12,300 MXN|
|Ciudad del Carmen||9,100 MXN|
|Ciudad Juarez||8,920 MXN|
|Ciudad Lopez Mateos||12,400 MXN|
|Ciudad Obregon||11,700 MXN|
|Ciudad Santa Catarina||10,400 MXN|
|Ciudad Valles||8,640 MXN|
|Ciudad Victoria||11,100 MXN|
|Cuautitlan Izcalli||11,500 MXN|
|Ecatepec de Morelos||13,900 MXN|
|General Escobedo||11,400 MXN|
|Gomez Palacio||10,500 MXN|
|Hidalgo del Parral||8,210 MXN|
|La Paz||10,100 MXN|
|Los Mochis||10,500 MXN|
|Los Reyes la Paz||11,000 MXN|
|Mexico City||13,400 MXN|
|Nuevo Laredo||11,300 MXN|
|Ojo de Agua||10,500 MXN|
|Piedras Negras||9,360 MXN|
|Playa del Carmen||8,520 MXN|
|Poza Rica||9,250 MXN|
|Puerto Vallarta||10,200 MXN|
|San Cristobal de las Casas||9,530 MXN|
|San Juan del Rio||8,940 MXN|
|San Luis Potosi||13,200 MXN|
|San Luis Rio Colorado||9,010 MXN|
|San Nicolas de los Garza||11,800 MXN|
|San Pablo de las Salinas||9,680 MXN|
|San Pedro Garza Garcia||8,190 MXN|
|Soledad de Graciano Sanchez||10,600 MXN|
|Tlalnepantla de Baz||12,200 MXN|
|Tuxtla Gutierrez||12,300 MXN|
|Villa Nicolas Romero||11,300 MXN|
|Zamora de Hidalgo||8,990 MXN|
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.