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Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering Average Salaries in Mexico 2020

How much money does a person working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering make in Mexico?

Average Monthly Salary
22,200 MXN
( 266,000 MXN yearly)


A person working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering in Mexico typically earns around 22,200 MXN per month. Salaries range from 8,410 MXN (lowest average) to 61,800 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 Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 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
All Rounder13,100 MXN
Assistant Executive Housekeeper10,100 MXN
Assistant Food and Beverage Director41,700 MXN
Assistant Hospitality Manager47,200 MXN
Assistant Storekeeper8,650 MXN
Assistant Tour Manager21,100 MXN
Baker and Pastrycook11,900 MXN
Bakery Manager24,100 MXN
Bakery Superintendent16,000 MXN
Banquet Manager17,700 MXN
Banquet Server10,400 MXN
Bar Attendant11,500 MXN
Bar Manager21,600 MXN
Bar Supervisor15,500 MXN
Barista13,700 MXN
Bartender12,800 MXN
Bellman10,200 MXN
Beverage Manager27,200 MXN
Bistro Attendant11,100 MXN
Buffet Chef20,000 MXN
Buffet Host10,400 MXN
Buffet Manager24,100 MXN
Butcher and Slaughterer9,390 MXN
Cafeteria Manager20,100 MXN
Cake Decorator12,900 MXN
Casino Shift Manager38,300 MXN
Chain Store Customer Support17,100 MXN
Chef19,900 MXN
Club Manager40,100 MXN
Cluster Director51,100 MXN
Cluster Revenue Manager37,600 MXN
Cocktail Server11,500 MXN
Coffee Shop Manager37,500 MXN
Concierge9,760 MXN
Confectionery Baker12,600 MXN
Conference Services Manager23,400 MXN
Cook17,200 MXN
Corporate Sous Chef29,300 MXN
Corporate Travel Consultant31,200 MXN
Croupier14,000 MXN
Culinary Assistant9,610 MXN
Culinary Associate9,030 MXN
Dietary Aide20,200 MXN
Dining Room Supervisor18,500 MXN
Dishwasher8,590 MXN
Duty Manager25,800 MXN
Events Coordinator15,900 MXN
Executive Chef24,900 MXN
Executive Pastry Chef19,000 MXN
Fast Food Cook16,900 MXN
Fast Food Shift Supervisor18,400 MXN
Fine Dining Cook31,000 MXN
Fine Dining Restaurant Chef29,300 MXN
Fleet Manager52,500 MXN
Food and Beverage Manager37,600 MXN
Food Consultant32,200 MXN
Food Safety Coordinator24,700 MXN
Food Server10,400 MXN
Food Service Director40,600 MXN
Food Service Manager44,000 MXN
Food Service Sales24,700 MXN
Food Service Worker10,100 MXN
Front Desk Agent12,400 MXN
Front Office Manager21,500 MXN
Guest Service Executive35,900 MXN
Guest Service Representative14,100 MXN
Head Concierge17,000 MXN
Hospitality Director62,900 MXN
Hostess / Host12,300 MXN
Hotel Desk Clerk11,900 MXN
Hotel Maid8,780 MXN
Hotel Manager62,700 MXN
Hotel Sales Manager43,100 MXN
Hotel Service Supervisor33,200 MXN
Hotel Staff11,600 MXN
Inventory Coordinator13,600 MXN
Kitchen Manager21,000 MXN
Kitchen Staff10,800 MXN
Kitchen Supervisor17,200 MXN
Line Cook19,600 MXN
Luggage Porter8,690 MXN
Motel Manager33,800 MXN
Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant12,000 MXN
Production Operator17,000 MXN
Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator19,100 MXN
Receptionist12,500 MXN
Regional Restaurant Manager46,500 MXN
Restaurant Manager41,200 MXN
Room Reservations Manager38,300 MXN
Room Service Manager37,800 MXN
Sous Chef22,500 MXN
Supervisor of Food Services29,000 MXN
Tour Consultant30,300 MXN
Travel Agent20,500 MXN
Travel Consultant30,300 MXN
Waiter / Waitress10,600 MXN

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering Jobs Salary Distribution in Mexico

Median and salary distribution monthly Mexico Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries in Mexico range from 8,410 MXN per month (minimum average salary) to 61,800 MXN per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 21,700 MXN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering are earning less than 21,700 MXN while the other half are earning more than 21,700 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 Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering are earning less than 13,600 MXN while 75% of them are earning more than 13,600 MXN. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering are earning less than 40,900 MXN while 25% are earning more than 40,900 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?

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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.

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Mexico Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
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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 Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering earn 14% more than their female counterparts on average.

23,700 MXN
20,800 MXN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Mexico for all Careers

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Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Mexico

How much are annual salary increments in Mexico for Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 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 Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
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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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Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering Bonus and Incentive Rates in Mexico

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Mexico Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
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Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering is considered to be a low 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.

74% of surveyed staff in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 26% 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.

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering Hourly Average Wage in Mexico

130 MXN per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Mexico is 130 MXN. This means that the average person in Mexico earns approximately 130 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.

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering and Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering monthly Mexico
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The average salary for Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering is 33% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Acapulco26,000 MXN
Acuna22,200 MXN
Aguascalientes26,500 MXN
Boca del Rio19,600 MXN
Buenavista21,400 MXN
Campeche21,800 MXN
Cancun25,900 MXN
Celaya23,800 MXN
Chalco20,400 MXN
Chetumal20,000 MXN
Chicoloapan20,400 MXN
Chihuahua29,600 MXN
Chilpancingo21,100 MXN
Chimalhuacan25,700 MXN
Cholula de Rivadabia20,800 MXN
Ciudad Apodaca24,900 MXN
Ciudad del Carmen20,500 MXN
Ciudad Juarez20,300 MXN
Ciudad Lopez Mateos25,000 MXN
Ciudad Obregon23,500 MXN
Ciudad Santa Catarina22,900 MXN
Ciudad Valles19,000 MXN
Ciudad Victoria23,300 MXN
Coacalco23,000 MXN
Coatzacoalcos22,000 MXN
Colima19,400 MXN
Cordoba19,300 MXN
Cuautitlan Izcalli24,900 MXN
Cuautla19,700 MXN
Cuernavaca23,500 MXN
Culiacan26,900 MXN
Delicias18,900 MXN
Durango25,300 MXN
Ecatepec de Morelos30,300 MXN
Ensenada23,100 MXN
Fresnillo18,600 MXN
General Escobedo24,100 MXN
Gomez Palacio22,800 MXN
Guadalajara30,100 MXN
Guadalupe25,800 MXN
Guaymas18,200 MXN
Hermosillo26,300 MXN
Hidalgo del Parral18,000 MXN
Iguala18,600 MXN
Irapuato24,400 MXN
Ixtapaluca23,500 MXN
Jiutepec20,300 MXN
La Paz22,000 MXN
Leon30,000 MXN
Los Mochis22,900 MXN
Los Reyes la Paz22,700 MXN
Manzanillo19,100 MXN
Matamoros24,700 MXN
Mazatlan24,100 MXN
Merida26,400 MXN
Metepec21,600 MXN
Mexicali26,100 MXN
Mexico City30,200 MXN
Minatitlan18,200 MXN
Monclova21,600 MXN
Monterrey29,700 MXN
Morelia25,400 MXN
Naucalpan29,400 MXN
Navojoa18,000 MXN
Nezahualcoyotl29,500 MXN
Nogales21,300 MXN
Nuevo Laredo24,100 MXN
Oaxaca22,300 MXN
Ojo de Agua22,300 MXN
Orizaba18,300 MXN
Pachuca22,200 MXN
Piedras Negras19,700 MXN
Playa del Carmen19,900 MXN
Poza Rica20,600 MXN
Puebla30,100 MXN
Puerto Vallarta21,300 MXN
Queretaro25,600 MXN
Reynosa25,300 MXN
Salamanca20,200 MXN
Saltillo26,400 MXN
San Cristobal de las Casas20,900 MXN
San Juan del Rio19,200 MXN
San Luis Potosi26,000 MXN
San Luis Rio Colorado20,200 MXN
San Nicolas de los Garza24,500 MXN
San Pablo de las Salinas21,000 MXN
San Pedro Garza Garcia18,300 MXN
Soledad de Graciano Sanchez22,300 MXN
Tampico23,200 MXN
Tapachula21,000 MXN
Tehuacan22,200 MXN
Tepic23,600 MXN
Tijuana29,900 MXN
Tlalnepantla de Baz25,600 MXN
Tlaquepaque25,200 MXN
Toluca24,800 MXN
Tonala24,300 MXN
Torreon25,400 MXN
Tuxtla Gutierrez25,100 MXN
Uruapan22,600 MXN
Veracruz24,400 MXN
Villa Nicolas Romero23,000 MXN
Villahermosa24,000 MXN
Xalapa24,500 MXN
Xico23,800 MXN
Zacatecas18,700 MXN
Zamora de Hidalgo19,100 MXN
Zapopan29,800 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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