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Nurse Average Salary in Mexico 2020

How much money does a Nurse make in Mexico?

Average Monthly Salary
20,700 MXN
( 248,000 MXN yearly)


A person working as a Nurse in Mexico typically earns around 20,700 MXN per month. Salaries range from 10,500 MXN (lowest) to 31,900 MXN (highest).

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

Nurse Salary Distribution in Mexico

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Nurse salaries in Mexico range from 10,500 MXN per month (minimum salary) to 31,900 MXN per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 20,300 MXN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Nurse(s) are earning less than 20,300 MXN while the other half are earning more than 20,300 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 Nurse(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 Nurse(s) are earning less than 25,500 MXN while 25% are earning more than 25,500 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

Nurse 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 Nurse salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Nurse 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 15,400 MXN per month, 31% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 21,600 MXN per month, 40% 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, Nurse(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 26,000 MXN per month, 20% 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 28,200 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 30,500 MXN per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Nurse average salary change by experience in Mexico

0 - 2 Years
11,800 MXN
2 - 5 Years+31%
15,400 MXN
5 - 10 Years+40%
21,600 MXN
10 - 15 Years+20%
26,000 MXN
15 - 20 Years+9%
28,200 MXN
20+ Years+8%
30,500 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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Nurse Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

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

When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Nurse is 14,600 MXN per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 25,900 MXN per month, 77% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

Nurse average salary difference by education level in Mexico

Bachelor's Degree
14,600 MXN
Master's Degree+77%
25,900 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 134,000 Mexican Peso(s) to 402,000 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

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Nurse 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 Nurse employees in Mexico earn 21% more than their female counterparts.

18,800 MXN
22,800 MXN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Mexico for all Careers

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Nurse Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Mexico

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


Nurse(s) in Mexico are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 21 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

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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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Nurse Bonus and Incentive Rates in Mexico

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Mexico Nurse
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A Nurse is considered to be a low 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.

72% of surveyed staff 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 1% to 3% 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.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector Nurse employees in Mexico earn 9% more than their private sector counterparts.

Private Sector
25,700 MXN
Public Sector+9%
27,900 MXN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Nurse Salary Trend and Forecast in Mexico

How are Nurse salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

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Average Salary 2016
18,500 MXN
Average Salary 2017+4%
19,200 MXN
Average Salary 2018+2%
19,600 MXN
Average Salary 2019+3%
20,300 MXN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Nurse 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.

Nurse Average Hourly Wage in Mexico

120 MXN per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Mexico is 120 MXN. This means that the average Nurse in Mexico earns approximately 120 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.

Nurse VS Other Jobs

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The average salary for Nurse is 8% less than that of Nursing. Also, Nursing salaries are 39% less than those of Health and Medical.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Acute Care Nurse22,600 MXN+9%
Assistant Director of Nursing30,200 MXN+46%
Case Manager28,100 MXN+36%
Company Nurse18,100 MXN-12%
Critical Care Nurse22,100 MXN+7%
District Nurse20,500 MXN-1%
Head Nurse22,600 MXN+9%
Home Nurse20,100 MXN-3%
ICU Registered Nurse21,800 MXN+5%
Informatics Nurse Specialist24,100 MXN+17%
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)21,500 MXN+4%
MDS Coordinator23,800 MXN+15%
Mental Health Nurse20,900 MXN+1%
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner21,900 MXN+6%
Nurse20,700 MXN+0%
Nurse Midwife25,600 MXN+24%
Nurse Practitioner20,500 MXN-1%
Nursing Assistant19,000 MXN-8%
Nursing Coordinator23,600 MXN+14%
Nursing Director30,400 MXN+47%
Nursing Services Instructor24,500 MXN+18%
Nursing Supervisor24,300 MXN+17%
Occupational Health Advisor29,400 MXN+42%
Occupational Therapist32,000 MXN+55%
Personal Support Worker17,300 MXN-16%
Psychiatric Nurse21,200 MXN+2%
Registered Nurse21,800 MXN+5%
Respiratory Manager32,500 MXN+57%
School Nurse19,600 MXN-5%
Staff Nurse22,100 MXN+7%
Theatre Manager27,600 MXN+33%
Utilization Review Nurse19,100 MXN-8%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Acapulco24,600 MXN
Acuna19,200 MXN
Aguascalientes26,300 MXN
Boca del Rio18,200 MXN
Buenavista19,800 MXN
Campeche19,600 MXN
Cancun24,200 MXN
Celaya21,800 MXN
Chalco18,000 MXN
Chetumal18,100 MXN
Chicoloapan19,800 MXN
Chihuahua26,100 MXN
Chilpancingo19,700 MXN
Chimalhuacan25,600 MXN
Cholula de Rivadabia18,500 MXN
Ciudad Apodaca23,300 MXN
Ciudad del Carmen19,000 MXN
Ciudad Juarez18,200 MXN
Ciudad Lopez Mateos22,900 MXN
Ciudad Obregon22,600 MXN
Ciudad Santa Catarina21,800 MXN
Ciudad Valles17,900 MXN
Ciudad Victoria20,900 MXN
Coacalco21,500 MXN
Coatzacoalcos20,600 MXN
Colima17,900 MXN
Cordoba16,800 MXN
Cuautitlan Izcalli24,600 MXN
Cuautla18,100 MXN
Cuernavaca23,100 MXN
Culiacan26,300 MXN
Delicias16,400 MXN
Durango23,900 MXN
Ecatepec de Morelos28,300 MXN
Ensenada22,800 MXN
Fresnillo16,900 MXN
General Escobedo21,900 MXN
Gomez Palacio21,500 MXN
Guadalajara27,100 MXN
Guadalupe25,800 MXN
Guaymas16,300 MXN
Hermosillo26,900 MXN
Hidalgo del Parral15,500 MXN
Iguala17,400 MXN
Irapuato23,300 MXN
Ixtapaluca22,700 MXN
Jiutepec19,300 MXN
La Paz19,400 MXN
Leon27,600 MXN
Los Mochis22,100 MXN
Los Reyes la Paz20,500 MXN
Manzanillo16,700 MXN
Matamoros24,000 MXN
Mazatlan22,400 MXN
Merida24,700 MXN
Metepec19,500 MXN
Mexicali25,000 MXN
Mexico City26,500 MXN
Minatitlan16,400 MXN
Monclova20,700 MXN
Monterrey25,600 MXN
Morelia25,600 MXN
Naucalpan26,800 MXN
Navojoa16,700 MXN
Nezahualcoyotl26,200 MXN
Nogales19,400 MXN
Nuevo Laredo23,900 MXN
Oaxaca20,500 MXN
Ojo de Agua21,400 MXN
Orizaba16,200 MXN
Pachuca20,600 MXN
Piedras Negras17,300 MXN
Playa del Carmen18,300 MXN
Poza Rica18,700 MXN
Puebla26,100 MXN
Puerto Vallarta20,000 MXN
Queretaro24,100 MXN
Reynosa24,300 MXN
Salamanca19,000 MXN
Saltillo26,000 MXN
San Cristobal de las Casas19,000 MXN
San Juan del Rio17,600 MXN
San Luis Potosi25,100 MXN
San Luis Rio Colorado18,900 MXN
San Nicolas de los Garza23,400 MXN
San Pablo de las Salinas18,700 MXN
San Pedro Garza Garcia17,300 MXN
Soledad de Graciano Sanchez20,700 MXN
Tampico22,600 MXN
Tapachula19,900 MXN
Tehuacan21,500 MXN
Tepic22,200 MXN
Tijuana27,700 MXN
Tlalnepantla de Baz26,300 MXN
Tlaquepaque24,400 MXN
Toluca24,300 MXN
Tonala23,400 MXN
Torreon25,500 MXN
Tuxtla Gutierrez23,300 MXN
Uruapan20,600 MXN
Veracruz24,600 MXN
Villa Nicolas Romero22,500 MXN
Villahermosa22,100 MXN
Xalapa24,500 MXN
Xico22,600 MXN
Zacatecas16,700 MXN
Zamora de Hidalgo17,200 MXN
Zapopan25,500 MXN
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