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Flight Attendant Average Salary in Mexico 2022

How much money does a Flight Attendant make in Mexico?

Average Monthly Salary
22,400 MXN
( 269,000 MXN yearly)


A person working as a Flight Attendant in Mexico typically earns around 22,400 MXN per month. Salaries range from 11,700 MXN (lowest) to 34,300 MXN (highest).

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

Flight Attendant Salary Distribution in Mexico

Median and salary distribution monthly Mexico Flight Attendant
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Flight Attendant salaries in Mexico range from 11,700 MXN per month (minimum salary) to 34,300 MXN per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 21,500 MXN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Flight Attendant(s) are earning less than 21,500 MXN while the other half are earning more than 21,500 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 Flight Attendant(s) are earning less than 14,900 MXN while 75% of them are earning more than 14,900 MXN. Also from the diagram, 75% of Flight Attendant(s) are earning less than 26,800 MXN while 25% are earning more than 26,800 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

Flight Attendant 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 Flight Attendant salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Flight Attendant with less than two years of experience makes approximately 13,200 MXN per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 17,800 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 23,100 MXN per month, 30% 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, Flight Attendant(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 28,000 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 30,600 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 32,200 MXN per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Flight Attendant average salary change by experience in Mexico

0 - 2 Years
13,200 MXN
2 - 5 Years+34%
17,800 MXN
5 - 10 Years+30%
23,100 MXN
10 - 15 Years+21%
28,000 MXN
15 - 20 Years+9%
30,600 MXN
20+ Years+5%
32,200 MXN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Flight Attendant Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Flight Attendant(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 Flight Attendant salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Flight Attendant is 15,700 MXN per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 23,900 MXN per month, 52% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 33,900 MXN per month, 42% more than someone with a Bachelor's Degree.

Flight Attendant average salary difference by education level in Mexico

Certificate or Diploma
15,700 MXN
Bachelor's Degree+52%
23,900 MXN
Master's Degree+42%
33,900 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

Salary Comparison By Education Level
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Flight Attendant 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 Flight Attendant employees in Mexico earn 9% less than their female counterparts on average.

21,600 MXN
23,700 MXN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Mexico for all Careers

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Flight Attendant Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Mexico

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

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Flight Attendant(s) in Mexico are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 17 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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Flight Attendant Bonus and Incentive Rates in Mexico

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Mexico Flight Attendant
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A Flight Attendant 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.

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.

Flight Attendant Average Hourly Wage in Mexico

130 MXN per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Mexico is 130 MXN. This means that the average Flight Attendant in Mexico earns approximately 130 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.

Flight Attendant VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Flight Attendant and Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense monthly Mexico
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The average salary for Flight Attendant is 34% less than that of Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense. Also, Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense salaries are 2% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Aeronautical Engineer36,400 MXN+62%
Aerospace Engineer41,100 MXN+83%
Aerospace Technician30,900 MXN+38%
Air Crew Officer21,500 MXN-4%
Air Traffic Assistant20,200 MXN-10%
Air Traffic Controller36,800 MXN+64%
Aircraft Captain52,300 MXN+130%
Aircraft Electrician19,400 MXN-13%
Aircraft Engineer34,400 MXN+53%
Aircraft Fueler15,300 MXN-32%
Aircraft Maintenance Manager55,300 MXN+150%
Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor34,100 MXN+52%
Aircraft Maintenance Technician16,500 MXN-26%
Aircraft Mechanic17,500 MXN-22%
Aircraft Quality Assurance48,100 MXN+110%
Airfield Management Specialist49,600 MXN+120%
Airfield Operations Specialist38,800 MXN+73%
Airline Cabin Crew33,600 MXN+50%
Airline Copilot39,000 MXN+74%
Airlines Sales Manager62,400 MXN+180%
Airlines Structural Assembler15,400 MXN-31%
Airport Services Agent21,900 MXN-2%
Airport Services Manager71,400 MXN+220%
Assistant Aircraft Mechanic15,600 MXN-30%
Aviation Analyst44,100 MXN+97%
Aviation Inspector38,600 MXN+72%
Aviation Manager71,300 MXN+220%
Aviation Operations Controller39,700 MXN+77%
Aviation Resources Manager61,800 MXN+180%
Aviation Safety Manager68,000 MXN+200%
Aviation Safety Officer34,500 MXN+54%
Aviation Technician15,300 MXN-32%
Cargo Executive32,900 MXN+47%
Chief Pilot62,200 MXN+180%
First Officer25,600 MXN+14%
Fleet Management Officer23,200 MXN+3%
Flight Attendant22,400 MXN-0%
Flight Scheduler28,400 MXN+27%
Flight Simulation Engineer30,900 MXN+38%
Freight and Cargo Inspector24,000 MXN+7%
Helicopter Pilot35,700 MXN+59%
Loading Bridge Operator14,400 MXN-36%
Pilot55,800 MXN+150%
Ramp Agent15,700 MXN-30%
Reservations Sales Agent18,800 MXN-16%
Safety and Quality Specialist33,900 MXN+51%
Test Pilot39,600 MXN+77%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Acapulco26,400 MXN
Acuna21,000 MXN
Aguascalientes27,100 MXN
Boca del Rio19,600 MXN
Buenavista20,800 MXN
Campeche22,300 MXN
Cancun27,600 MXN
Celaya24,800 MXN
Chalco20,000 MXN
Chetumal19,000 MXN
Chicoloapan20,200 MXN
Chihuahua28,300 MXN
Chilpancingo20,300 MXN
Chimalhuacan26,700 MXN
Cholula de Rivadabia21,700 MXN
Ciudad Apodaca26,900 MXN
Ciudad del Carmen20,200 MXN
Ciudad Juarez20,500 MXN
Ciudad Lopez Mateos25,100 MXN
Ciudad Obregon25,000 MXN
Ciudad Santa Catarina22,500 MXN
Ciudad Valles18,900 MXN
Ciudad Victoria22,900 MXN
Coacalco23,300 MXN
Coatzacoalcos22,500 MXN
Colima19,800 MXN
Cordoba19,800 MXN
Cuautitlan Izcalli26,500 MXN
Cuautla19,800 MXN
Cuernavaca23,400 MXN
Culiacan28,800 MXN
Delicias18,200 MXN
Durango26,700 MXN
Ecatepec de Morelos30,600 MXN
Ensenada23,300 MXN
Fresnillo17,900 MXN
General Escobedo25,700 MXN
Gomez Palacio22,900 MXN
Guadalajara29,700 MXN
Guadalupe28,500 MXN
Guaymas18,400 MXN
Hermosillo28,300 MXN
Hidalgo del Parral17,700 MXN
Iguala18,900 MXN
Irapuato25,500 MXN
Ixtapaluca24,400 MXN
Jiutepec21,000 MXN
La Paz21,200 MXN
Leon28,700 MXN
Los Mochis22,300 MXN
Los Reyes la Paz22,600 MXN
Manzanillo17,900 MXN
Matamoros24,700 MXN
Mazatlan24,000 MXN
Merida27,100 MXN
Metepec22,400 MXN
Mexicali28,800 MXN
Mexico City28,400 MXN
Minatitlan17,900 MXN
Monclova21,500 MXN
Monterrey29,200 MXN
Morelia27,800 MXN
Naucalpan28,800 MXN
Navojoa16,800 MXN
Nezahualcoyotl27,500 MXN
Nogales21,100 MXN
Nuevo Laredo25,900 MXN
Oaxaca23,600 MXN
Ojo de Agua22,500 MXN
Orizaba18,600 MXN
Pachuca23,000 MXN
Piedras Negras19,800 MXN
Playa del Carmen19,100 MXN
Poza Rica20,900 MXN
Puebla28,900 MXN
Puerto Vallarta22,200 MXN
Queretaro26,700 MXN
Reynosa25,600 MXN
Salamanca19,200 MXN
Saltillo27,600 MXN
San Cristobal de las Casas21,500 MXN
San Juan del Rio18,100 MXN
San Luis Potosi28,100 MXN
San Luis Rio Colorado19,700 MXN
San Nicolas de los Garza25,300 MXN
San Pablo de las Salinas20,100 MXN
San Pedro Garza Garcia17,700 MXN
Soledad de Graciano Sanchez23,300 MXN
Tampico23,500 MXN
Tapachula21,400 MXN
Tehuacan23,300 MXN
Tepic23,400 MXN
Tijuana28,000 MXN
Tlalnepantla de Baz26,900 MXN
Tlaquepaque27,600 MXN
Toluca26,900 MXN
Tonala24,900 MXN
Torreon25,800 MXN
Tuxtla Gutierrez27,300 MXN
Uruapan22,100 MXN
Veracruz25,100 MXN
Villa Nicolas Romero23,700 MXN
Villahermosa24,400 MXN
Xalapa25,800 MXN
Xico25,500 MXN
Zacatecas18,600 MXN
Zamora de Hidalgo18,600 MXN
Zapopan29,900 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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