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IT Security Average Salaries in Mexico 2020

How much money does a person working in IT Security make in Mexico?

Average Monthly Salary
40,000 MXN
( 480,000 MXN yearly)


A person working in IT Security in Mexico typically earns around 40,000 MXN per month. Salaries range from 31,600 MXN (lowest average) to 47,000 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 IT Security 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
Chief Information Security Officer49,700 MXN
Cross Platform Security Manager43,400 MXN
Data Security Manager46,100 MXN
Information Security Administrator35,200 MXN
Information Security Analyst38,300 MXN
Information Security Engineer30,800 MXN
Information Security Manager47,600 MXN
Information Security Specialist40,600 MXN

IT Security Jobs Salary Distribution in Mexico

Median and salary distribution monthly Mexico IT Security
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    IT Security salaries in Mexico range from 31,600 MXN per month (minimum average salary) to 47,000 MXN per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 40,000 MXN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in IT Security are earning less than 40,000 MXN while the other half are earning more than 40,000 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.

  • 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 IT Security are earning less than 32,300 MXN while 75% of them are earning more than 32,300 MXN. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in IT Security are earning less than 43,500 MXN while 25% are earning more than 43,500 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?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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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.

IT Security Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Mexico IT Security
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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 IT Security earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.

41,100 MXN
38,700 MXN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Mexico for all Careers

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IT Security Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Mexico

How much are annual salary increments in Mexico for IT Security professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

IT Security

IT Security professionals in Mexico are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 18 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Mexico IT Security
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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 2019

Information Technology

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.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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IT Security Bonus and Incentive Rates in Mexico

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Mexico IT Security
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IT Security 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.

48% of surveyed staff in IT Security 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 6% 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.

IT Security Hourly Average Wage in Mexico

230 MXN per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Mexico is 230 MXN. This means that the average person in Mexico earns approximately 230 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.

IT Security VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between IT Security and Information Technology monthly Mexico
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The average salary for IT Security is 20% more than that of Information Technology. Also, Information Technology salaries are 0% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Acapulco46,900 MXN
Acuna40,000 MXN
Aguascalientes47,900 MXN
Boca del Rio35,400 MXN
Buenavista38,700 MXN
Campeche39,400 MXN
Cancun46,800 MXN
Celaya43,000 MXN
Chalco36,800 MXN
Chetumal36,100 MXN
Chicoloapan36,900 MXN
Chihuahua53,500 MXN
Chilpancingo38,200 MXN
Chimalhuacan46,500 MXN
Cholula de Rivadabia37,500 MXN
Ciudad Apodaca45,000 MXN
Ciudad del Carmen37,000 MXN
Ciudad Juarez36,700 MXN
Ciudad Lopez Mateos45,100 MXN
Ciudad Obregon42,500 MXN
Ciudad Santa Catarina41,400 MXN
Ciudad Valles34,400 MXN
Ciudad Victoria42,100 MXN
Coacalco41,600 MXN
Coatzacoalcos39,700 MXN
Colima35,000 MXN
Cordoba34,900 MXN
Cuautitlan Izcalli45,000 MXN
Cuautla35,500 MXN
Cuernavaca42,500 MXN
Culiacan48,600 MXN
Delicias34,100 MXN
Durango45,600 MXN
Ecatepec de Morelos54,700 MXN
Ensenada41,800 MXN
Fresnillo33,600 MXN
General Escobedo43,500 MXN
Gomez Palacio41,100 MXN
Guadalajara54,300 MXN
Guadalupe46,600 MXN
Guaymas32,900 MXN
Hermosillo47,600 MXN
Hidalgo del Parral32,500 MXN
Iguala33,600 MXN
Irapuato44,000 MXN
Ixtapaluca42,400 MXN
Jiutepec36,700 MXN
La Paz39,600 MXN
Leon54,100 MXN
Los Mochis41,400 MXN
Los Reyes la Paz40,900 MXN
Manzanillo34,400 MXN
Matamoros44,500 MXN
Mazatlan43,500 MXN
Merida47,700 MXN
Metepec39,000 MXN
Mexicali47,100 MXN
Mexico City54,600 MXN
Minatitlan32,800 MXN
Monclova39,000 MXN
Monterrey53,700 MXN
Morelia45,800 MXN
Naucalpan53,000 MXN
Navojoa32,500 MXN
Nezahualcoyotl53,300 MXN
Nogales38,400 MXN
Nuevo Laredo43,600 MXN
Oaxaca40,300 MXN
Ojo de Agua40,300 MXN
Orizaba33,100 MXN
Pachuca40,100 MXN
Piedras Negras35,600 MXN
Playa del Carmen35,900 MXN
Poza Rica37,300 MXN
Puebla54,300 MXN
Puerto Vallarta38,500 MXN
Queretaro46,300 MXN
Reynosa45,700 MXN
Salamanca36,400 MXN
Saltillo47,600 MXN
San Cristobal de las Casas37,700 MXN
San Juan del Rio34,700 MXN
San Luis Potosi47,000 MXN
San Luis Rio Colorado36,500 MXN
San Nicolas de los Garza44,300 MXN
San Pablo de las Salinas37,900 MXN
San Pedro Garza Garcia33,000 MXN
Soledad de Graciano Sanchez40,200 MXN
Tampico41,900 MXN
Tapachula37,900 MXN
Tehuacan40,000 MXN
Tepic42,700 MXN
Tijuana54,000 MXN
Tlalnepantla de Baz46,300 MXN
Tlaquepaque45,600 MXN
Toluca44,800 MXN
Tonala43,900 MXN
Torreon45,900 MXN
Tuxtla Gutierrez45,400 MXN
Uruapan40,800 MXN
Veracruz44,100 MXN
Villa Nicolas Romero41,500 MXN
Villahermosa43,300 MXN
Xalapa44,200 MXN
Xico43,000 MXN
Zacatecas33,800 MXN
Zamora de Hidalgo34,600 MXN
Zapopan53,800 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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