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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
27,400 MXN
( 328,000 MXN yearly)


A person working in Fashion and Apparel in Mexico typically earns around 27,400 MXN per month. Salaries range from 9,890 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 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 Specialist13,500 MXN
Barber13,300 MXN
Bench Jeweler11,300 MXN
Clothing and Textile Technologist28,500 MXN
Cosmetology Educator31,100 MXN
Diamond Setter14,600 MXN
Fabric Manager35,100 MXN
Fashion Design Manager51,500 MXN
Fashion Merchandiser20,500 MXN
Fashion Model30,500 MXN
Freelance Fashion Stylist47,700 MXN
Garment Technologist27,300 MXN
Hairstylist14,800 MXN
Jeweler24,800 MXN
Jewelry Mold Maker18,000 MXN
Jewelry Polisher11,400 MXN
Jewelry Sales20,900 MXN
Plating Manager35,400 MXN
Product Development Manager62,800 MXN
Sewing Machine Operator10,500 MXN
Shoe Sales15,300 MXN
Supply Chain Manager54,100 MXN
Tailor / Fitter13,300 MXN
Trend Forecaster31,400 MXN
Visual Merchandising Coordinator22,300 MXN
Visual Merchandising Projects Manager45,800 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 9,890 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 25,200 MXN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Fashion and Apparel are earning less than 25,200 MXN while the other half are earning more than 25,200 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 Fashion and Apparel are earning less than 15,800 MXN while 75% of them are earning more than 15,800 MXN. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Fashion and Apparel are earning less than 38,900 MXN while 25% are earning more than 38,900 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.

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 in Mexico who work in Fashion and Apparel earn 7% less than their female counterparts on average.

26,100 MXN
28,200 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.

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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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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.

Fashion and Apparel 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.

Fashion and Apparel VS Other Jobs

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The average salary for Fashion and Apparel is 18% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Acapulco32,100 MXN
Acuna27,400 MXN
Aguascalientes32,700 MXN
Boca del Rio24,200 MXN
Buenavista26,400 MXN
Campeche26,900 MXN
Cancun32,000 MXN
Celaya29,400 MXN
Chalco25,100 MXN
Chetumal24,700 MXN
Chicoloapan25,200 MXN
Chihuahua36,600 MXN
Chilpancingo26,100 MXN
Chimalhuacan31,800 MXN
Cholula de Rivadabia25,600 MXN
Ciudad Apodaca30,700 MXN
Ciudad del Carmen25,300 MXN
Ciudad Juarez25,100 MXN
Ciudad Lopez Mateos30,900 MXN
Ciudad Obregon29,100 MXN
Ciudad Santa Catarina28,300 MXN
Ciudad Valles23,500 MXN
Ciudad Victoria28,800 MXN
Coacalco28,500 MXN
Coatzacoalcos27,100 MXN
Colima24,000 MXN
Cordoba23,900 MXN
Cuautitlan Izcalli30,800 MXN
Cuautla24,300 MXN
Cuernavaca29,100 MXN
Culiacan33,200 MXN
Delicias23,300 MXN
Durango31,200 MXN
Ecatepec de Morelos37,400 MXN
Ensenada28,600 MXN
Fresnillo22,900 MXN
General Escobedo29,800 MXN
Gomez Palacio28,100 MXN
Guadalajara37,100 MXN
Guadalupe31,800 MXN
Guaymas22,500 MXN
Hermosillo32,500 MXN
Hidalgo del Parral22,200 MXN
Iguala23,000 MXN
Irapuato30,100 MXN
Ixtapaluca29,000 MXN
Jiutepec25,100 MXN
La Paz27,100 MXN
Leon37,000 MXN
Los Mochis28,300 MXN
Los Reyes la Paz28,000 MXN
Manzanillo23,500 MXN
Matamoros30,400 MXN
Mazatlan29,800 MXN
Merida32,600 MXN
Metepec26,700 MXN
Mexicali32,200 MXN
Mexico City37,300 MXN
Minatitlan22,400 MXN
Monclova26,700 MXN
Monterrey36,700 MXN
Morelia31,300 MXN
Naucalpan36,200 MXN
Navojoa22,200 MXN
Nezahualcoyotl36,500 MXN
Nogales26,200 MXN
Nuevo Laredo29,800 MXN
Oaxaca27,500 MXN
Ojo de Agua27,500 MXN
Orizaba22,600 MXN
Pachuca27,400 MXN
Piedras Negras24,400 MXN
Playa del Carmen24,600 MXN
Poza Rica25,500 MXN
Puebla37,100 MXN
Puerto Vallarta26,300 MXN
Queretaro31,600 MXN
Reynosa31,300 MXN
Salamanca24,900 MXN
Saltillo32,600 MXN
San Cristobal de las Casas25,800 MXN
San Juan del Rio23,700 MXN
San Luis Potosi32,100 MXN
San Luis Rio Colorado24,900 MXN
San Nicolas de los Garza30,300 MXN
San Pablo de las Salinas25,900 MXN
San Pedro Garza Garcia22,600 MXN
Soledad de Graciano Sanchez27,500 MXN
Tampico28,600 MXN
Tapachula25,900 MXN
Tehuacan27,400 MXN
Tepic29,200 MXN
Tijuana36,900 MXN
Tlalnepantla de Baz31,600 MXN
Tlaquepaque31,200 MXN
Toluca30,600 MXN
Tonala30,000 MXN
Torreon31,400 MXN
Tuxtla Gutierrez31,000 MXN
Uruapan27,900 MXN
Veracruz30,100 MXN
Villa Nicolas Romero28,400 MXN
Villahermosa29,600 MXN
Xalapa30,200 MXN
Xico29,400 MXN
Zacatecas23,100 MXN
Zamora de Hidalgo23,600 MXN
Zapopan36,800 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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