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Nurse Average Salary in Mexico 2022

How much money does a Nurse make in Mexico?

Average Monthly Salary
25,600 MXN
( 307,000 MXN yearly)


A person working as a Nurse in Mexico typically earns around 25,600 MXN per month. Salaries range from 13,100 MXN (lowest) to 39,400 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 13,100 MXN per month (minimum salary) to 39,400 MXN per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 25,100 MXN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Nurse(s) are earning less than 25,100 MXN while the other half are earning more than 25,100 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.

  • 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 17,200 MXN while 75% of them are earning more than 17,200 MXN. Also from the diagram, 75% of Nurse(s) are earning less than 31,600 MXN while 25% are earning more than 31,600 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 14,600 MXN per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 19,100 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 26,800 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 32,200 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 35,000 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 37,700 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
14,600 MXN
2 - 5 Years+31%
19,100 MXN
5 - 10 Years+40%
26,800 MXN
10 - 15 Years+20%
32,200 MXN
15 - 20 Years+9%
35,000 MXN
20+ Years+8%
37,700 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 18,100 MXN per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 32,100 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
18,100 MXN
Master's Degree+77%
32,100 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

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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 12% less than their female counterparts on average.

24,000 MXN
27,400 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 20 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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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.

Nurse Average Hourly Wage in Mexico

150 MXN per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Mexico is 150 MXN. This means that the average Nurse in Mexico earns approximately 150 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 20% less than that of Nursing. Also, Nursing salaries are 35% less than those of Health and Medical.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Acute Care Nurse29,900 MXN+17%
Assistant Director of Nursing48,900 MXN+91%
Case Manager38,100 MXN+49%
Company Nurse22,600 MXN-12%
Critical Care Nurse28,700 MXN+12%
District Nurse25,400 MXN-1%
Head Nurse30,000 MXN+17%
Home Nurse25,200 MXN-2%
ICU Registered Nurse28,700 MXN+12%
Informatics Nurse Specialist30,200 MXN+18%
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)26,500 MXN+3%
MDS Coordinator29,800 MXN+16%
Mental Health Nurse29,000 MXN+13%
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner36,300 MXN+42%
Nurse25,600 MXN-0%
Nurse Midwife32,000 MXN+25%
Nurse Practitioner31,300 MXN+22%
Nursing Assistant23,800 MXN-7%
Nursing Coordinator32,300 MXN+26%
Nursing Director61,300 MXN+140%
Nursing Services Instructor30,600 MXN+19%
Nursing Supervisor38,300 MXN+50%
Occupational Health Advisor51,400 MXN+100%
Occupational Therapist42,100 MXN+64%
Personal Support Worker21,700 MXN-15%
Psychiatric Nurse25,700 MXN+0%
Registered Nurse27,900 MXN+9%
Respiratory Manager53,400 MXN+110%
School Nurse23,900 MXN-7%
Staff Nurse26,900 MXN+5%
Theatre Manager46,100 MXN+80%
Utilization Review Nurse26,800 MXN+5%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Acapulco30,500 MXN
Acuna23,700 MXN
Aguascalientes32,600 MXN
Boca del Rio22,500 MXN
Buenavista24,500 MXN
Campeche24,200 MXN
Cancun30,000 MXN
Celaya27,000 MXN
Chalco22,300 MXN
Chetumal22,400 MXN
Chicoloapan24,500 MXN
Chihuahua32,300 MXN
Chilpancingo24,400 MXN
Chimalhuacan31,700 MXN
Cholula de Rivadabia22,800 MXN
Ciudad Apodaca28,900 MXN
Ciudad del Carmen23,500 MXN
Ciudad Juarez22,500 MXN
Ciudad Lopez Mateos28,400 MXN
Ciudad Obregon28,000 MXN
Ciudad Santa Catarina27,000 MXN
Ciudad Valles22,200 MXN
Ciudad Victoria25,900 MXN
Coacalco26,600 MXN
Coatzacoalcos25,500 MXN
Colima22,200 MXN
Cordoba20,900 MXN
Cuautitlan Izcalli30,500 MXN
Cuautla22,400 MXN
Cuernavaca28,700 MXN
Culiacan32,500 MXN
Delicias20,300 MXN
Durango29,600 MXN
Ecatepec de Morelos35,000 MXN
Ensenada28,300 MXN
Fresnillo20,900 MXN
General Escobedo27,100 MXN
Gomez Palacio26,700 MXN
Guadalajara33,500 MXN
Guadalupe31,900 MXN
Guaymas20,200 MXN
Hermosillo33,300 MXN
Hidalgo del Parral19,200 MXN
Iguala21,500 MXN
Irapuato28,900 MXN
Ixtapaluca28,100 MXN
Jiutepec23,900 MXN
La Paz24,000 MXN
Leon34,100 MXN
Los Mochis27,300 MXN
Los Reyes la Paz25,300 MXN
Manzanillo20,700 MXN
Matamoros29,700 MXN
Mazatlan27,700 MXN
Merida30,600 MXN
Metepec24,100 MXN
Mexicali30,900 MXN
Mexico City32,800 MXN
Minatitlan20,300 MXN
Monclova25,600 MXN
Monterrey31,700 MXN
Morelia31,800 MXN
Naucalpan33,200 MXN
Navojoa20,600 MXN
Nezahualcoyotl32,400 MXN
Nogales24,100 MXN
Nuevo Laredo29,600 MXN
Oaxaca25,400 MXN
Ojo de Agua26,500 MXN
Orizaba20,000 MXN
Pachuca25,500 MXN
Piedras Negras21,500 MXN
Playa del Carmen22,700 MXN
Poza Rica23,200 MXN
Puebla32,400 MXN
Puerto Vallarta24,800 MXN
Queretaro29,900 MXN
Reynosa30,100 MXN
Salamanca23,600 MXN
Saltillo32,100 MXN
San Cristobal de las Casas23,500 MXN
San Juan del Rio21,800 MXN
San Luis Potosi31,100 MXN
San Luis Rio Colorado23,500 MXN
San Nicolas de los Garza28,900 MXN
San Pablo de las Salinas23,200 MXN
San Pedro Garza Garcia21,500 MXN
Soledad de Graciano Sanchez25,600 MXN
Tampico28,000 MXN
Tapachula24,700 MXN
Tehuacan26,600 MXN
Tepic27,500 MXN
Tijuana34,300 MXN
Tlalnepantla de Baz32,600 MXN
Tlaquepaque30,300 MXN
Toluca30,100 MXN
Tonala29,000 MXN
Torreon31,600 MXN
Tuxtla Gutierrez28,800 MXN
Uruapan25,500 MXN
Veracruz30,400 MXN
Villa Nicolas Romero27,900 MXN
Villahermosa27,300 MXN
Xalapa30,300 MXN
Xico27,900 MXN
Zacatecas20,600 MXN
Zamora de Hidalgo21,300 MXN
Zapopan31,500 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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