A person working as a Chef in Mexico typically earns around 19,900 MXN per month. Salaries range from 10,400 MXN (lowest) to 30,500 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 10,400 MXN per month (minimum salary) to 30,500 MXN per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 19,100 MXN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Chef(s) are earning less than 19,100 MXN while the other half are earning more than 19,100 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 13,300 MXN while 75% of them are earning more than 13,300 MXN. Also from the diagram, 75% of Chef(s) are earning less than 23,800 MXN while 25% are earning more than 23,800 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 11,800 MXN per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 15,800 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 20,500 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 24,800 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 27,200 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 28,600 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 14,800 MXN per month.
While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 24,800 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 10% more than their female counterparts on average.
Chef(s) in Mexico are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 18 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.
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 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.
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 10% less than that of Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering. Also, Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries are 33% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|All Rounder||13,100 MXN||-34%|
|Assistant Executive Housekeeper||10,100 MXN||-49%|
|Assistant Food and Beverage Director||41,700 MXN||+110%|
|Assistant Hospitality Manager||47,200 MXN||+140%|
|Assistant Storekeeper||8,650 MXN||-57%|
|Assistant Tour Manager||21,100 MXN||+6%|
|Baker and Pastrycook||11,900 MXN||-40%|
|Bakery Manager||24,100 MXN||+21%|
|Bakery Superintendent||16,000 MXN||-20%|
|Banquet Manager||17,700 MXN||-11%|
|Banquet Server||10,400 MXN||-48%|
|Bar Attendant||11,500 MXN||-42%|
|Bar Manager||21,600 MXN||+8%|
|Bar Supervisor||15,500 MXN||-22%|
|Beverage Manager||27,200 MXN||+37%|
|Bistro Attendant||11,100 MXN||-44%|
|Buffet Chef||20,000 MXN||+0%|
|Buffet Host||10,400 MXN||-48%|
|Buffet Manager||24,100 MXN||+21%|
|Butcher and Slaughterer||9,390 MXN||-53%|
|Cafeteria Manager||20,100 MXN||+1%|
|Cake Decorator||12,900 MXN||-35%|
|Casino Shift Manager||38,300 MXN||+92%|
|Chain Store Customer Support||17,100 MXN||-14%|
|Club Manager||40,100 MXN||+100%|
|Cluster Director||51,100 MXN||+160%|
|Cluster Revenue Manager||37,600 MXN||+89%|
|Cocktail Server||11,500 MXN||-42%|
|Coffee Shop Manager||37,500 MXN||+88%|
|Confectionery Baker||12,600 MXN||-37%|
|Conference Services Manager||23,400 MXN||+17%|
|Corporate Sous Chef||29,300 MXN||+47%|
|Corporate Travel Consultant||31,200 MXN||+57%|
|Culinary Assistant||9,610 MXN||-52%|
|Culinary Associate||9,030 MXN||-55%|
|Dietary Aide||20,200 MXN||+1%|
|Dining Room Supervisor||18,500 MXN||-7%|
|Duty Manager||25,800 MXN||+30%|
|Events Coordinator||15,900 MXN||-20%|
|Executive Chef||24,900 MXN||+25%|
|Executive Pastry Chef||19,000 MXN||-5%|
|Fast Food Cook||16,900 MXN||-15%|
|Fast Food Shift Supervisor||18,400 MXN||-8%|
|Fine Dining Cook||31,000 MXN||+56%|
|Fine Dining Restaurant Chef||29,300 MXN||+47%|
|Fleet Manager||52,500 MXN||+160%|
|Food and Beverage Manager||37,600 MXN||+89%|
|Food Consultant||32,200 MXN||+62%|
|Food Safety Coordinator||24,700 MXN||+24%|
|Food Server||10,400 MXN||-48%|
|Food Service Director||40,600 MXN||+100%|
|Food Service Manager||44,000 MXN||+120%|
|Food Service Sales||24,700 MXN||+24%|
|Food Service Worker||10,100 MXN||-49%|
|Front Desk Agent||12,400 MXN||-38%|
|Front Office Manager||21,500 MXN||+8%|
|Guest Service Executive||35,900 MXN||+80%|
|Guest Service Representative||14,100 MXN||-29%|
|Head Concierge||17,000 MXN||-15%|
|Hospitality Director||62,900 MXN||+220%|
|Hostess / Host||12,300 MXN||-38%|
|Hotel Desk Clerk||11,900 MXN||-40%|
|Hotel Maid||8,780 MXN||-56%|
|Hotel Manager||62,700 MXN||+210%|
|Hotel Sales Manager||43,100 MXN||+120%|
|Hotel Service Supervisor||33,200 MXN||+67%|
|Hotel Staff||11,600 MXN||-42%|
|Inventory Coordinator||13,600 MXN||-32%|
|Kitchen Manager||21,000 MXN||+5%|
|Kitchen Staff||10,800 MXN||-46%|
|Kitchen Supervisor||17,200 MXN||-14%|
|Line Cook||19,600 MXN||-2%|
|Luggage Porter||8,690 MXN||-56%|
|Motel Manager||33,800 MXN||+70%|
|Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant||12,000 MXN||-40%|
|Production Operator||17,000 MXN||-15%|
|Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator||19,100 MXN||-4%|
|Regional Restaurant Manager||46,500 MXN||+130%|
|Restaurant Manager||41,200 MXN||+110%|
|Room Reservations Manager||38,300 MXN||+92%|
|Room Service Manager||37,800 MXN||+90%|
|Sous Chef||22,500 MXN||+13%|
|Supervisor of Food Services||29,000 MXN||+46%|
|Tour Consultant||30,300 MXN||+52%|
|Travel Agent||20,500 MXN||+3%|
|Travel Consultant||30,300 MXN||+52%|
|Waiter / Waitress||10,600 MXN||-47%|
|Boca del Rio||17,100 MXN|
|Cholula de Rivadabia||18,700 MXN|
|Ciudad Apodaca||23,700 MXN|
|Ciudad del Carmen||18,300 MXN|
|Ciudad Juarez||18,400 MXN|
|Ciudad Lopez Mateos||22,700 MXN|
|Ciudad Obregon||22,900 MXN|
|Ciudad Santa Catarina||21,600 MXN|
|Ciudad Valles||16,800 MXN|
|Ciudad Victoria||20,700 MXN|
|Cuautitlan Izcalli||23,100 MXN|
|Ecatepec de Morelos||25,900 MXN|
|General Escobedo||22,200 MXN|
|Gomez Palacio||20,700 MXN|
|Hidalgo del Parral||16,100 MXN|
|La Paz||19,100 MXN|
|Los Mochis||21,800 MXN|
|Los Reyes la Paz||21,800 MXN|
|Mexico City||26,200 MXN|
|Nuevo Laredo||21,900 MXN|
|Ojo de Agua||20,100 MXN|
|Piedras Negras||18,000 MXN|
|Playa del Carmen||17,600 MXN|
|Poza Rica||19,400 MXN|
|Puerto Vallarta||20,300 MXN|
|San Cristobal de las Casas||19,300 MXN|
|San Juan del Rio||17,400 MXN|
|San Luis Potosi||26,100 MXN|
|San Luis Rio Colorado||18,300 MXN|
|San Nicolas de los Garza||22,500 MXN|
|San Pablo de las Salinas||18,500 MXN|
|San Pedro Garza Garcia||16,700 MXN|
|Soledad de Graciano Sanchez||21,000 MXN|
|Tlalnepantla de Baz||25,400 MXN|
|Tuxtla Gutierrez||23,600 MXN|
|Villa Nicolas Romero||21,200 MXN|
|Zamora de Hidalgo||16,500 MXN|
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.