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Environmental Scientist Average Salary in Mexico 2022

How much money does an Environmental Scientist make in Mexico?

Average Monthly Salary
51,600 MXN
( 619,000 MXN yearly)


A person working as an Environmental Scientist in Mexico typically earns around 51,600 MXN per month. Salaries range from 27,800 MXN (lowest) to 77,900 MXN (highest).

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

Environmental Scientist Salary Distribution in Mexico

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

  • Salary Range

    Environmental Scientist salaries in Mexico range from 27,800 MXN per month (minimum salary) to 77,900 MXN per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 47,400 MXN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Environmental Scientist(s) are earning less than 47,400 MXN while the other half are earning more than 47,400 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 Environmental Scientist(s) are earning less than 33,900 MXN while 75% of them are earning more than 33,900 MXN. Also from the diagram, 75% of Environmental Scientist(s) are earning less than 57,600 MXN while 25% are earning more than 57,600 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

Environmental Scientist Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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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 Environmental Scientist salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

An Environmental Scientist with less than two years of experience makes approximately 32,400 MXN per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 40,900 MXN per month, 26% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 53,900 MXN per month, 32% 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, Environmental Scientist(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 63,400 MXN per month, 18% 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 70,100 MXN per month, 11% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 74,600 MXN per month, 6% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Environmental Scientist average salary change by experience in Mexico

0 - 2 Years
32,400 MXN
2 - 5 Years+26%
40,900 MXN
5 - 10 Years+32%
53,900 MXN
10 - 15 Years+18%
63,400 MXN
15 - 20 Years+11%
70,100 MXN
20+ Years+6%
74,600 MXN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Environmental Scientist Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

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

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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 Environmental Scientist salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of an Environmental Scientist is 38,900 MXN per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 51,900 MXN per month, 33% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

A PhD gets its holder an average salary of 73,900 MXN per month, 42% more than someone with a Master's Degree.

Environmental Scientist average salary difference by education level in Mexico

Bachelor's Degree
38,900 MXN
Master's Degree+33%
51,900 MXN
73,900 MXN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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 the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Environmental Scientist 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 Environmental Scientist employees in Mexico earn 8% more than their female counterparts on average.

53,200 MXN
49,300 MXN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Mexico for all Careers

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Environmental Scientist Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Mexico

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

Environmental Scientist

Environmental Scientist(s) in Mexico are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% 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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Environmental Scientist Bonus and Incentive Rates in Mexico

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Mexico Environmental Scientist
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An Environmental Scientist is considered to be a moderate 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.

49% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 51% 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.

Environmental Scientist Average Hourly Wage in Mexico

300 MXN per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Mexico is 300 MXN. This means that the average Environmental Scientist in Mexico earns approximately 300 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.

Environmental Scientist VS Other Jobs

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The average salary for Environmental Scientist is 46% more than that of Environmental. Also, Environmental salaries are 6% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Environment Advisor44,200 MXN-14%
Environmental and Agricultural Scientist54,600 MXN+6%
Environmental Compliance Inspector24,000 MXN-53%
Environmental Coordinator18,200 MXN-65%
Environmental Economist52,000 MXN+1%
Environmental Educator41,300 MXN-20%
Environmental Engineer30,500 MXN-41%
Environmental Health Practitioner57,300 MXN+11%
Environmental Manager54,500 MXN+6%
Environmental Officer16,300 MXN-68%
Environmental Planner20,500 MXN-60%
Environmental Protection Officer16,800 MXN-67%
Environmental Restoration Planner28,800 MXN-44%
Environmental Scientist51,600 MXN+0%
Environmental Services Coordinator17,400 MXN-66%
Environmental Specialist25,800 MXN-50%
Environmental Superintendent22,300 MXN-57%
Environmental Technician16,300 MXN-68%
Forestry Consultant36,900 MXN-28%
Forestry Supervisor23,200 MXN-55%
Geologist55,600 MXN+8%
Senor Environmental Health Practitioner55,300 MXN+7%
Toxicologist36,100 MXN-30%
Waste Management Manager50,900 MXN-1%
Waste Tracking Specialist41,600 MXN-19%
Water Treatment Superintendent26,100 MXN-49%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Acapulco66,000 MXN
Acuna49,200 MXN
Aguascalientes69,000 MXN
Boca del Rio44,100 MXN
Buenavista49,800 MXN
Campeche51,300 MXN
Cancun63,500 MXN
Celaya57,200 MXN
Chalco47,800 MXN
Chetumal45,600 MXN
Chicoloapan50,300 MXN
Chihuahua65,000 MXN
Chilpancingo51,700 MXN
Chimalhuacan62,700 MXN
Cholula de Rivadabia47,900 MXN
Ciudad Apodaca63,100 MXN
Ciudad del Carmen49,300 MXN
Ciudad Juarez46,300 MXN
Ciudad Lopez Mateos59,000 MXN
Ciudad Obregon59,800 MXN
Ciudad Santa Catarina57,300 MXN
Ciudad Valles45,200 MXN
Ciudad Victoria53,900 MXN
Coacalco53,600 MXN
Coatzacoalcos52,900 MXN
Colima47,400 MXN
Cordoba43,800 MXN
Cuautitlan Izcalli59,600 MXN
Cuautla46,400 MXN
Cuernavaca57,200 MXN
Culiacan67,500 MXN
Delicias43,500 MXN
Durango65,100 MXN
Ecatepec de Morelos70,600 MXN
Ensenada58,100 MXN
Fresnillo43,800 MXN
General Escobedo56,800 MXN
Gomez Palacio55,900 MXN
Guadalajara69,700 MXN
Guadalupe68,300 MXN
Guaymas41,500 MXN
Hermosillo67,700 MXN
Hidalgo del Parral40,700 MXN
Iguala43,400 MXN
Irapuato59,900 MXN
Ixtapaluca55,000 MXN
Jiutepec48,300 MXN
La Paz49,800 MXN
Leon67,400 MXN
Los Mochis54,500 MXN
Los Reyes la Paz54,300 MXN
Manzanillo44,700 MXN
Matamoros62,900 MXN
Mazatlan60,000 MXN
Merida63,600 MXN
Metepec52,600 MXN
Mexicali67,500 MXN
Mexico City70,900 MXN
Minatitlan42,100 MXN
Monclova50,500 MXN
Monterrey67,200 MXN
Morelia64,000 MXN
Naucalpan64,800 MXN
Navojoa41,200 MXN
Nezahualcoyotl66,000 MXN
Nogales48,500 MXN
Nuevo Laredo59,700 MXN
Oaxaca55,400 MXN
Ojo de Agua54,000 MXN
Orizaba43,700 MXN
Pachuca56,200 MXN
Piedras Negras45,500 MXN
Playa del Carmen44,800 MXN
Poza Rica51,100 MXN
Puebla69,300 MXN
Puerto Vallarta53,000 MXN
Queretaro63,900 MXN
Reynosa61,300 MXN
Salamanca47,000 MXN
Saltillo67,400 MXN
San Cristobal de las Casas48,400 MXN
San Juan del Rio46,200 MXN
San Luis Potosi68,500 MXN
San Luis Rio Colorado46,300 MXN
San Nicolas de los Garza58,300 MXN
San Pablo de las Salinas50,200 MXN
San Pedro Garza Garcia44,200 MXN
Soledad de Graciano Sanchez52,700 MXN
Tampico55,300 MXN
Tapachula48,200 MXN
Tehuacan53,700 MXN
Tepic56,000 MXN
Tijuana68,400 MXN
Tlalnepantla de Baz67,100 MXN
Tlaquepaque62,200 MXN
Toluca64,300 MXN
Tonala60,800 MXN
Torreon63,100 MXN
Tuxtla Gutierrez60,400 MXN
Uruapan55,100 MXN
Veracruz62,600 MXN
Villa Nicolas Romero56,700 MXN
Villahermosa58,600 MXN
Xalapa61,700 MXN
Xico57,400 MXN
Zacatecas45,500 MXN
Zamora de Hidalgo42,800 MXN
Zapopan66,200 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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