A person working in Administration / Reception / Secretarial in Mexico typically earns around 19,700 MXN per month. Salaries range from 9,890 MXN (lowest average) to 45,000 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 Administration / Reception / Secretarial careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Accreditation Specialist||38,500 MXN|
|Administrative Aide||13,000 MXN|
|Administrative Analyst||25,400 MXN|
|Administrative Assistant||16,700 MXN|
|Administrative Associate||16,300 MXN|
|Administrative Manager||26,400 MXN|
|Administrative Receptionist||15,600 MXN|
|Board Secretary||16,400 MXN|
|Central Office Operator||16,000 MXN|
|Commercial Administrator||25,000 MXN|
|Commissions Processor||21,000 MXN|
|Conveyancing Secretary||14,500 MXN|
|Document Controller||14,900 MXN|
|Document Management Specialist||22,000 MXN|
|Executive Assistant||19,600 MXN|
|Executive Personal Assistant||21,400 MXN|
|Executive Secretary||18,700 MXN|
|Front Desk Attendant||16,200 MXN|
|Front Desk Coordinator||20,800 MXN|
|Front Desk Manager||25,800 MXN|
|Group Services Manager||47,700 MXN|
|Head Receptionist||20,100 MXN|
|Key Account Assistant||18,600 MXN|
|Keyboard and Data Entry Operator||10,700 MXN|
|Leasing Administrator||20,500 MXN|
|Legal Secretary||17,100 MXN|
|Mailroom Manager||18,900 MXN|
|Management Support Secretary||17,300 MXN|
|Master Programme Coordinator||32,100 MXN|
|Medical Receptionist||17,400 MXN|
|Meeting and Event Assistant||19,900 MXN|
|Meeting and Event Manager||40,900 MXN|
|Night Manager||25,800 MXN|
|Office Administrator||26,400 MXN|
|Office Assistant||12,000 MXN|
|Office Manager||28,000 MXN|
|Office Services Coordinator||21,600 MXN|
|Operations Analyst||34,300 MXN|
|Operations Manager||43,400 MXN|
|Personal Assistant||17,100 MXN|
|Planning Assistant||20,800 MXN|
|Process Expert||24,700 MXN|
|Program Coordinator||24,200 MXN|
|Programme Assistant||20,100 MXN|
|Project Administrator||29,100 MXN|
|Project Coordinator||39,000 MXN|
|Reception Team Lead||20,600 MXN|
|Records Officer||14,100 MXN|
|Schedule Officer||11,000 MXN|
|School Secretary||16,200 MXN|
|Switchboard Operator||13,400 MXN|
|Technical Program Manager||40,200 MXN|
|Technical Project Manager||39,200 MXN|
|Wayleave Officer||11,500 MXN|
Administration / Reception / Secretarial salaries in Mexico range from 9,890 MXN per month (minimum average salary) to 45,000 MXN per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 20,100 MXN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Administration / Reception / Secretarial are earning less than 20,100 MXN while the other half are earning more than 20,100 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 people working in Administration / Reception / Secretarial are earning less than 13,500 MXN while 75% of them are earning more than 13,500 MXN. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Administration / Reception / Secretarial are earning less than 33,200 MXN while 25% are earning more than 33,200 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Administration / Reception / Secretarial earn 10% more than their female counterparts on average.
Administration / Reception / Secretarial professionals in Mexico are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 7% 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 2020. 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.
Administration / Reception / Secretarial 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.
72% of surveyed staff in Administration / Reception / Secretarial reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 28% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% 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 Administration / Reception / Secretarial is 41% less than that of All Jobs.
|Boca del Rio||17,400 MXN|
|Cholula de Rivadabia||18,500 MXN|
|Ciudad Apodaca||22,200 MXN|
|Ciudad del Carmen||18,300 MXN|
|Ciudad Juarez||18,100 MXN|
|Ciudad Lopez Mateos||22,300 MXN|
|Ciudad Obregon||21,000 MXN|
|Ciudad Santa Catarina||20,400 MXN|
|Ciudad Valles||16,900 MXN|
|Ciudad Victoria||20,700 MXN|
|Cuautitlan Izcalli||22,200 MXN|
|Ecatepec de Morelos||26,900 MXN|
|General Escobedo||21,500 MXN|
|Gomez Palacio||20,300 MXN|
|Hidalgo del Parral||16,000 MXN|
|La Paz||19,500 MXN|
|Los Mochis||20,400 MXN|
|Los Reyes la Paz||20,200 MXN|
|Mexico City||26,900 MXN|
|Nuevo Laredo||21,500 MXN|
|Ojo de Agua||19,900 MXN|
|Piedras Negras||17,600 MXN|
|Playa del Carmen||17,700 MXN|
|Poza Rica||18,400 MXN|
|Puerto Vallarta||19,000 MXN|
|San Cristobal de las Casas||18,600 MXN|
|San Juan del Rio||17,100 MXN|
|San Luis Potosi||23,200 MXN|
|San Luis Rio Colorado||18,000 MXN|
|San Nicolas de los Garza||21,800 MXN|
|San Pablo de las Salinas||18,700 MXN|
|San Pedro Garza Garcia||16,300 MXN|
|Soledad de Graciano Sanchez||19,800 MXN|
|Tlalnepantla de Baz||22,800 MXN|
|Tuxtla Gutierrez||22,400 MXN|
|Villa Nicolas Romero||20,500 MXN|
|Zamora de Hidalgo||17,000 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.