A person working as a Chef in Mexico typically earns around 20,800 MXN per month. Salaries range from 10,800 MXN (lowest) to 31,800 MXN (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Chef salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Chef salaries in Mexico range from 10,800 MXN per month (minimum salary) to 31,800 MXN per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 20,000 MXN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Chef(s) are earning less than 20,000 MXN while the other half are earning more than 20,000 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.
Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Chef(s) are earning less than 13,900 MXN while 75% of them are earning more than 13,900 MXN. Also from the diagram, 75% of Chef(s) are earning less than 24,900 MXN while 25% are earning more than 24,900 MXN.
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
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 Chef salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Chef with less than two years of experience makes approximately 12,300 MXN per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 16,500 MXN per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 21,400 MXN per month, 30% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Chef(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 25,900 MXN per month, 21% 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 28,400 MXN per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 29,800 MXN per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+30%|
|10 - 15 Years||+21%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
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 Chef salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Chef is 15,400 MXN per month.
While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 25,900 MXN per month, 68% more than someone having a High School degree.
|Certificate or Diploma||+68%|
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Chef employees in Mexico earn 14% more than their female counterparts.
Chef(s) in Mexico are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 19 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 18 months.
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.
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
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.
A Chef 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.
48% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 52% 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.
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.
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.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting 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.
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.
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.
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector Chef employees in Mexico earn 9% more than their private sector counterparts.
|Average Salary 2016|
|Average Salary 2017||+4%|
|Average Salary 2018||+2%|
|Average Salary 2019||+3%|
Chef salaries in Mexico are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 3% 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.
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.
The average salary for Chef is 6% less than that of Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering. Also, Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries are 18% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|All Rounder||19,400 MXN||-7%|
|Assistant Executive Housekeeper||16,800 MXN||-19%|
|Assistant Food and Beverage Director||30,700 MXN||+48%|
|Assistant Hospitality Manager||33,900 MXN||+63%|
|Assistant Storekeeper||13,100 MXN||-37%|
|Assistant Tour Manager||23,300 MXN||+12%|
|Baker and Pastrycook||17,500 MXN||-16%|
|Bakery Manager||24,100 MXN||+16%|
|Bakery Superintendent||20,000 MXN||-4%|
|Banquet Manager||21,200 MXN||+2%|
|Banquet Server||16,100 MXN||-23%|
|Bar Attendant||18,200 MXN||-13%|
|Bar Manager||25,200 MXN||+21%|
|Bar Supervisor||20,300 MXN||-2%|
|Beverage Manager||26,000 MXN||+25%|
|Bistro Attendant||16,100 MXN||-23%|
|Buffet Chef||23,000 MXN||+11%|
|Buffet Host||14,500 MXN||-30%|
|Buffet Manager||24,800 MXN||+19%|
|Butcher and Slaughterer||16,000 MXN||-23%|
|Cafeteria Manager||22,900 MXN||+10%|
|Cake Decorator||17,900 MXN||-14%|
|Casino Shift Manager||30,300 MXN||+46%|
|Chain Store Customer Support||20,500 MXN||-1%|
|Club Manager||29,100 MXN||+40%|
|Cluster Director||33,700 MXN||+62%|
|Cluster Revenue Manager||30,100 MXN||+45%|
|Cocktail Server||16,300 MXN||-22%|
|Coffee Shop Manager||28,600 MXN||+37%|
|Confectionery Baker||17,900 MXN||-14%|
|Conference Services Manager||22,400 MXN||+8%|
|Corporate Sous Chef||25,700 MXN||+24%|
|Corporate Travel Consultant||24,200 MXN||+16%|
|Culinary Assistant||17,200 MXN||-17%|
|Culinary Associate||17,400 MXN||-16%|
|Dietary Aide||19,500 MXN||-6%|
|Dining Room Supervisor||22,700 MXN||+9%|
|Duty Manager||25,800 MXN||+24%|
|Events Coordinator||21,100 MXN||+1%|
|Executive Chef||24,200 MXN||+16%|
|Executive Pastry Chef||20,000 MXN||-4%|
|Fast Food Cook||20,200 MXN||-3%|
|Fast Food Shift Supervisor||23,200 MXN||+12%|
|Fine Dining Cook||25,100 MXN||+21%|
|Fine Dining Restaurant Chef||24,400 MXN||+17%|
|Fleet Manager||27,900 MXN||+34%|
|Food and Beverage Manager||27,000 MXN||+30%|
|Food Consultant||29,400 MXN||+41%|
|Food Safety Coordinator||25,100 MXN||+21%|
|Food Server||15,200 MXN||-27%|
|Food Service Director||28,400 MXN||+37%|
|Food Service Manager||29,400 MXN||+41%|
|Food Service Sales||23,500 MXN||+13%|
|Food Service Worker||15,700 MXN||-25%|
|Front Desk Agent||19,100 MXN||-8%|
|Front Office Manager||24,200 MXN||+16%|
|Guest Service Executive||30,100 MXN||+45%|
|Guest Service Representative||20,800 MXN||-0%|
|Head Concierge||21,300 MXN||+2%|
|Hospitality Director||40,300 MXN||+94%|
|Hostess / Host||20,800 MXN||-0%|
|Hotel Desk Clerk||15,800 MXN||-24%|
|Hotel Maid||11,000 MXN||-47%|
|Hotel Manager||41,100 MXN||+98%|
|Hotel Sales Manager||31,000 MXN||+49%|
|Hotel Service Supervisor||26,900 MXN||+29%|
|Hotel Staff||20,200 MXN||-3%|
|Inventory Coordinator||18,100 MXN||-13%|
|Kitchen Manager||23,900 MXN||+15%|
|Kitchen Staff||17,300 MXN||-17%|
|Kitchen Supervisor||20,300 MXN||-2%|
|Line Cook||23,000 MXN||+11%|
|Luggage Porter||10,600 MXN||-49%|
|Motel Manager||27,000 MXN||+30%|
|Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant||14,600 MXN||-30%|
|Production Operator||13,900 MXN||-33%|
|Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator||18,700 MXN||-10%|
|Regional Restaurant Manager||33,600 MXN||+62%|
|Restaurant Manager||32,200 MXN||+55%|
|Room Reservations Manager||27,400 MXN||+32%|
|Room Service Manager||28,600 MXN||+37%|
|Sous Chef||19,900 MXN||-4%|
|Supervisor of Food Services||26,200 MXN||+26%|
|Tour Consultant||23,900 MXN||+15%|
|Travel Agent||21,100 MXN||+1%|
|Travel Consultant||23,900 MXN||+15%|
|Waiter / Waitress||16,200 MXN||-22%|
|Boca del Rio||17,900 MXN|
|Cholula de Rivadabia||19,500 MXN|
|Ciudad Apodaca||24,700 MXN|
|Ciudad del Carmen||19,100 MXN|
|Ciudad Juarez||19,200 MXN|
|Ciudad Lopez Mateos||23,700 MXN|
|Ciudad Obregon||23,900 MXN|
|Ciudad Santa Catarina||22,500 MXN|
|Ciudad Valles||17,600 MXN|
|Ciudad Victoria||21,600 MXN|
|Cuautitlan Izcalli||24,200 MXN|
|Ecatepec de Morelos||27,000 MXN|
|General Escobedo||23,100 MXN|
|Gomez Palacio||21,700 MXN|
|Hidalgo del Parral||16,900 MXN|
|La Paz||20,000 MXN|
|Los Mochis||22,800 MXN|
|Los Reyes la Paz||22,800 MXN|
|Mexico City||27,300 MXN|
|Nuevo Laredo||22,900 MXN|
|Ojo de Agua||21,000 MXN|
|Piedras Negras||18,800 MXN|
|Playa del Carmen||18,400 MXN|
|Poza Rica||20,300 MXN|
|Puerto Vallarta||21,200 MXN|
|San Cristobal de las Casas||20,100 MXN|
|San Juan del Rio||18,200 MXN|
|San Luis Potosi||27,200 MXN|
|San Luis Rio Colorado||19,100 MXN|
|San Nicolas de los Garza||23,500 MXN|
|San Pablo de las Salinas||19,300 MXN|
|San Pedro Garza Garcia||17,500 MXN|
|Soledad de Graciano Sanchez||21,900 MXN|
|Tlalnepantla de Baz||26,500 MXN|
|Tuxtla Gutierrez||24,600 MXN|
|Villa Nicolas Romero||22,100 MXN|
|Zamora de Hidalgo||17,300 MXN|