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Fashion and Apparel Average Salaries in Mexico 2020

How much money does a person working in Fashion and Apparel make in Mexico?

Average Monthly Salary
24,900 MXN
( 299,000 MXN yearly)


A person working in Fashion and Apparel in Mexico typically earns around 24,900 MXN per month. Salaries range from 14,500 MXN (lowest average) to 39,600 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 Fashion and Apparel 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
Alterations Specialist18,600 MXN
Barber16,800 MXN
Bench Jeweler21,300 MXN
Clothing and Textile Technologist25,900 MXN
Cosmetology Educator23,900 MXN
Diamond Setter16,900 MXN
Fabric Manager28,600 MXN
Fashion Design Manager31,100 MXN
Fashion Merchandiser19,400 MXN
Fashion Model27,400 MXN
Freelance Fashion Stylist30,200 MXN
Garment Technologist24,200 MXN
Hairstylist29,500 MXN
Jeweler23,500 MXN
Jewelry Mold Maker23,400 MXN
Jewelry Polisher17,900 MXN
Jewelry Sales24,300 MXN
Plating Manager27,900 MXN
Product Development Manager41,800 MXN
Sewing Machine Operator15,400 MXN
Shoe Sales18,900 MXN
Supply Chain Manager37,700 MXN
Tailor / Fitter21,700 MXN
Trend Forecaster27,700 MXN
Visual Merchandising Coordinator24,400 MXN
Visual Merchandising Projects Manager30,600 MXN

Fashion and Apparel Jobs Salary Distribution in Mexico

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

  • Salary Range

    Fashion and Apparel salaries in Mexico range from 14,500 MXN per month (minimum average salary) to 39,600 MXN per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 22,900 MXN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Fashion and Apparel are earning less than 22,900 MXN while the other half are earning more than 22,900 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 Fashion and Apparel are earning less than 16,900 MXN while 75% of them are earning more than 16,900 MXN. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Fashion and Apparel are earning less than 28,800 MXN while 25% are earning more than 28,800 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

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 134,000 Mexican Peso(s) to 402,000 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.

Fashion and Apparel Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Mexico Fashion and Apparel
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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 earn 11% more than their female counterparts.

23,400 MXN
26,000 MXN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Mexico for all Careers

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Fashion and Apparel Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Mexico

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

Fashion and Apparel

Fashion and Apparel professionals in Mexico are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 18 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Mexico Fashion and Apparel
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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

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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

Information Technology

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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Fashion and Apparel Bonus and Incentive Rates in Mexico

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Mexico Fashion and Apparel
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Fashion and Apparel 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.

52% of surveyed staff in Fashion and Apparel reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 48% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 4% to 5% 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.

Private Sector
25,700 MXN
Public Sector+9%
27,900 MXN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Fashion and Apparel Salary Forecast and Trend in Mexico

How do Fashion and Apparel salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

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Average Salary 2016
22,900 MXN
Average Salary 2017+4%
23,800 MXN
Average Salary 2018+1%
24,100 MXN
Average Salary 2019+2%
24,500 MXN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Fashion and Apparel salaries in Mexico are rising in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 2% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

Fashion and Apparel Hourly Average Wage in Mexico

140 MXN per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Mexico is 140 MXN. This means that the average person in Mexico earns approximately 140 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.

Fashion and Apparel VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Fashion and Apparel and Fashion and Apparel monthly Mexico
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The average salary for Fashion and Apparel is 7% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Acapulco29,200 MXN
Acuna24,900 MXN
Aguascalientes29,800 MXN
Boca del Rio22,000 MXN
Buenavista24,100 MXN
Campeche24,600 MXN
Cancun29,200 MXN
Celaya26,800 MXN
Chalco22,900 MXN
Chetumal22,500 MXN
Chicoloapan23,000 MXN
Chihuahua33,300 MXN
Chilpancingo23,800 MXN
Chimalhuacan29,000 MXN
Cholula de Rivadabia23,400 MXN
Ciudad Apodaca28,000 MXN
Ciudad del Carmen23,100 MXN
Ciudad Juarez22,900 MXN
Ciudad Lopez Mateos28,100 MXN
Ciudad Obregon26,500 MXN
Ciudad Santa Catarina25,800 MXN
Ciudad Valles21,400 MXN
Ciudad Victoria26,200 MXN
Coacalco25,900 MXN
Coatzacoalcos24,700 MXN
Colima21,800 MXN
Cordoba21,800 MXN
Cuautitlan Izcalli28,100 MXN
Cuautla22,100 MXN
Cuernavaca26,500 MXN
Culiacan30,300 MXN
Delicias21,300 MXN
Durango28,400 MXN
Ecatepec de Morelos34,100 MXN
Ensenada26,000 MXN
Fresnillo20,900 MXN
General Escobedo27,100 MXN
Gomez Palacio25,600 MXN
Guadalajara33,800 MXN
Guadalupe29,000 MXN
Guaymas20,500 MXN
Hermosillo29,700 MXN
Hidalgo del Parral20,300 MXN
Iguala21,000 MXN
Irapuato27,400 MXN
Ixtapaluca26,400 MXN
Jiutepec22,900 MXN
La Paz24,700 MXN
Leon33,700 MXN
Los Mochis25,800 MXN
Los Reyes la Paz25,500 MXN
Manzanillo21,500 MXN
Matamoros27,800 MXN
Mazatlan27,100 MXN
Merida29,700 MXN
Metepec24,300 MXN
Mexicali29,400 MXN
Mexico City34,000 MXN
Minatitlan20,500 MXN
Monclova24,300 MXN
Monterrey33,400 MXN
Morelia28,500 MXN
Naucalpan33,000 MXN
Navojoa20,200 MXN
Nezahualcoyotl33,200 MXN
Nogales23,900 MXN
Nuevo Laredo27,200 MXN
Oaxaca25,100 MXN
Ojo de Agua25,100 MXN
Orizaba20,600 MXN
Pachuca25,000 MXN
Piedras Negras22,200 MXN
Playa del Carmen22,400 MXN
Poza Rica23,200 MXN
Puebla33,900 MXN
Puerto Vallarta24,000 MXN
Queretaro28,800 MXN
Reynosa28,500 MXN
Salamanca22,700 MXN
Saltillo29,700 MXN
San Cristobal de las Casas23,500 MXN
San Juan del Rio21,600 MXN
San Luis Potosi29,300 MXN
San Luis Rio Colorado22,800 MXN
San Nicolas de los Garza27,600 MXN
San Pablo de las Salinas23,600 MXN
San Pedro Garza Garcia20,600 MXN
Soledad de Graciano Sanchez25,000 MXN
Tampico26,100 MXN
Tapachula23,600 MXN
Tehuacan24,900 MXN
Tepic26,600 MXN
Tijuana33,600 MXN
Tlalnepantla de Baz28,800 MXN
Tlaquepaque28,400 MXN
Toluca27,900 MXN
Tonala27,400 MXN
Torreon28,600 MXN
Tuxtla Gutierrez28,300 MXN
Uruapan25,400 MXN
Veracruz27,500 MXN
Villa Nicolas Romero25,900 MXN
Villahermosa27,000 MXN
Xalapa27,600 MXN
Xico26,800 MXN
Zacatecas21,100 MXN
Zamora de Hidalgo21,500 MXN
Zapopan33,500 MXN
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