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Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Average Salaries in Mexico 2022

How much money does a person working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining make in Mexico?

Average Monthly Salary
29,900 MXN
( 359,000 MXN yearly)


A person working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining in Mexico typically earns around 29,900 MXN per month. Salaries range from 10,900 MXN (lowest average) to 69,200 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 Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining 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
Assistant Yard Manager30,100 MXN
Associate Analyst34,800 MXN
Associate Landman14,600 MXN
Auxiliary Equipment Operator12,700 MXN
Biomass Plant Technician15,500 MXN
Biomass Power Plant Manager41,800 MXN
Chemical Plant Operator25,900 MXN
Chief Contract Compliance Engineer31,000 MXN
Completions Engineer28,100 MXN
Cost Controller22,500 MXN
Crude Oil Marketing Representative33,000 MXN
Dispatcher13,500 MXN
Distribution Manager41,000 MXN
Dragline Operator13,900 MXN
Driller Offsider10,800 MXN
Dump Truck Driver11,700 MXN
Electric and Gas Operations Manager69,000 MXN
Energy Advisor47,400 MXN
Energy Analyst43,800 MXN
Energy Auditor40,100 MXN
Energy Dispatch Director54,000 MXN
Energy Technical Assistant19,500 MXN
Energy Technical Manager38,300 MXN
Energy Technical Trainer27,400 MXN
Exploration Manager51,500 MXN
Field Safety Auditor35,900 MXN
Fluids Engineer28,500 MXN
Fuel Cell Engineer31,900 MXN
Fuel Cell Technician15,800 MXN
Fuels Handler14,300 MXN
Gas Compressor Operator12,900 MXN
Gas Distribution Plant Operator24,800 MXN
Gas Supply Manager48,400 MXN
Geologist53,900 MXN
Geophysicist55,100 MXN
Geothermal Production Manager50,400 MXN
Geothermal Technician21,500 MXN
HSE Engineer30,800 MXN
HSE Officer19,500 MXN
HSEQ Administrator21,400 MXN
Inspector29,400 MXN
Instructor24,600 MXN
Instrument Designer25,100 MXN
Lead Technical Field Advisor40,700 MXN
Logistics and Tool Coordinator25,900 MXN
Maintenance Engineer32,800 MXN
Maintenance Superintendent28,700 MXN
Material Controller21,000 MXN
Mine Engineer30,100 MXN
Mine Surveyor34,000 MXN
Mining Project Administrator26,100 MXN
Mining Project Assistant21,200 MXN
Mining Project Controls Consultant34,800 MXN
Mining Project Coordinator25,800 MXN
Mining Project Engineer30,000 MXN
Mining Project Manager40,300 MXN
Mining Site Manager39,300 MXN
Mining Team Leader33,500 MXN
NDT Technician18,000 MXN
Oil Service Unit Operator15,200 MXN
Oil Trader41,100 MXN
Oilwell Pumper11,000 MXN
Petroleum Engineer 34,700 MXN
Petroleum Geologist54,800 MXN
Petroleum Pump System Operator17,400 MXN
Pipeline Technician12,200 MXN
Power Coordinator19,200 MXN
Power Plant Operations Manager58,500 MXN
Power Plant Operator25,300 MXN
Radio Operator14,100 MXN
Reliability Engineer29,700 MXN
Reservoir Engineer28,400 MXN
Risk Analyst39,300 MXN
Roughneck31,400 MXN
Scaffolder20,300 MXN
Shutdown Engineer24,900 MXN
Solar Energy Installation Manager42,900 MXN
Solar Energy Systems Engineer31,400 MXN
Solar Photovoltaic Installer20,600 MXN
Solar Thermal Technician18,400 MXN
Supply Operations Manager50,900 MXN
Sustainability Specialist49,800 MXN
System Development Advisor35,500 MXN
Tanker Truck Driver12,300 MXN
Utility Operator15,900 MXN
Wind Energy Project Manager42,400 MXN

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Jobs Salary Distribution in Mexico

Median and salary distribution monthly Mexico Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining salaries in Mexico range from 10,900 MXN per month (minimum average salary) to 69,200 MXN per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 28,700 MXN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 28,700 MXN while the other half are earning more than 28,700 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 Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 17,800 MXN while 75% of them are earning more than 17,800 MXN. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 47,000 MXN while 25% are earning more than 47,000 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.

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining 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 employees in Mexico who work in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining earn 10% more than their female counterparts on average.

31,600 MXN
28,800 MXN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Mexico for all Careers

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Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Mexico

How much are annual salary increments in Mexico for Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining professionals in Mexico are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 16 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 18 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Mexico Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining
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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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Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Bonus and Incentive Rates in Mexico

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Mexico Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining
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Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining 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.

50% of surveyed staff in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 50% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% 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.

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Hourly Average Wage in Mexico

170 MXN per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Mexico is 170 MXN. This means that the average person in Mexico earns approximately 170 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.

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining and Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining monthly Mexico
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The average salary for Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining is 10% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Acapulco35,100 MXN
Acuna29,900 MXN
Aguascalientes35,800 MXN
Boca del Rio26,400 MXN
Buenavista28,900 MXN
Campeche29,500 MXN
Cancun35,000 MXN
Celaya32,200 MXN
Chalco27,500 MXN
Chetumal27,000 MXN
Chicoloapan27,600 MXN
Chihuahua40,000 MXN
Chilpancingo28,500 MXN
Chimalhuacan34,700 MXN
Cholula de Rivadabia28,000 MXN
Ciudad Apodaca33,600 MXN
Ciudad del Carmen27,700 MXN
Ciudad Juarez27,500 MXN
Ciudad Lopez Mateos33,800 MXN
Ciudad Obregon31,800 MXN
Ciudad Santa Catarina31,000 MXN
Ciudad Valles25,700 MXN
Ciudad Victoria31,500 MXN
Coacalco31,100 MXN
Coatzacoalcos29,700 MXN
Colima26,200 MXN
Cordoba26,100 MXN
Cuautitlan Izcalli33,700 MXN
Cuautla26,500 MXN
Cuernavaca31,800 MXN
Culiacan36,300 MXN
Delicias25,500 MXN
Durango34,100 MXN
Ecatepec de Morelos40,900 MXN
Ensenada31,200 MXN
Fresnillo25,100 MXN
General Escobedo32,600 MXN
Gomez Palacio30,800 MXN
Guadalajara40,600 MXN
Guadalupe34,800 MXN
Guaymas24,600 MXN
Hermosillo35,600 MXN
Hidalgo del Parral24,300 MXN
Iguala25,100 MXN
Irapuato32,900 MXN
Ixtapaluca31,700 MXN
Jiutepec27,400 MXN
La Paz29,600 MXN
Leon40,500 MXN
Los Mochis30,900 MXN
Los Reyes la Paz30,600 MXN
Manzanillo25,800 MXN
Matamoros33,300 MXN
Mazatlan32,600 MXN
Merida35,600 MXN
Metepec29,200 MXN
Mexicali35,300 MXN
Mexico City40,800 MXN
Minatitlan24,500 MXN
Monclova29,200 MXN
Monterrey40,100 MXN
Morelia34,200 MXN
Naucalpan39,600 MXN
Navojoa24,300 MXN
Nezahualcoyotl39,900 MXN
Nogales28,700 MXN
Nuevo Laredo32,600 MXN
Oaxaca30,100 MXN
Ojo de Agua30,100 MXN
Orizaba24,700 MXN
Pachuca30,000 MXN
Piedras Negras26,600 MXN
Playa del Carmen26,900 MXN
Poza Rica27,900 MXN
Puebla40,600 MXN
Puerto Vallarta28,800 MXN
Queretaro34,600 MXN
Reynosa34,200 MXN
Salamanca27,200 MXN
Saltillo35,600 MXN
San Cristobal de las Casas28,200 MXN
San Juan del Rio26,000 MXN
San Luis Potosi35,100 MXN
San Luis Rio Colorado27,300 MXN
San Nicolas de los Garza33,100 MXN
San Pablo de las Salinas28,300 MXN
San Pedro Garza Garcia24,700 MXN
Soledad de Graciano Sanchez30,000 MXN
Tampico31,300 MXN
Tapachula28,400 MXN
Tehuacan29,900 MXN
Tepic31,900 MXN
Tijuana40,400 MXN
Tlalnepantla de Baz34,600 MXN
Tlaquepaque34,100 MXN
Toluca33,500 MXN
Tonala32,800 MXN
Torreon34,300 MXN
Tuxtla Gutierrez33,900 MXN
Uruapan30,500 MXN
Veracruz33,000 MXN
Villa Nicolas Romero31,000 MXN
Villahermosa32,400 MXN
Xalapa33,100 MXN
Xico32,100 MXN
Zacatecas25,300 MXN
Zamora de Hidalgo25,800 MXN
Zapopan40,200 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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