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Architecture Average Salaries in Mexico 2022

How much money does a person working in Architecture make in Mexico?

Average Monthly Salary
30,900 MXN
( 370,000 MXN yearly)


A person working in Architecture in Mexico typically earns around 30,900 MXN per month. Salaries range from 14,800 MXN (lowest average) to 59,300 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 Architecture 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
Architect40,200 MXN
Architectural Designer39,600 MXN
Architectural Drafter15,700 MXN
Architectural Manager61,300 MXN
Architectural Technician21,800 MXN
Architecture Consultant58,900 MXN
Architecture Estimating Manager45,700 MXN
Architecture Specifications Writer15,200 MXN
Assistant Architectural Manager55,400 MXN
CAD Drafter16,300 MXN
CAD Manager37,400 MXN
Design and Decoration Assistant17,000 MXN
Design Manager55,100 MXN
Drafting Supervisor28,300 MXN
Facilities and Project Manager52,500 MXN
Facility Planner29,800 MXN
Interior Design Assistant15,200 MXN
Interior Designer33,600 MXN
Kitchen Designer20,300 MXN
Landscape Architect45,200 MXN
Landscape Artist26,700 MXN
Landscaper24,100 MXN
Mapping Technician14,400 MXN
Mechanical Drafter19,200 MXN
Photogrammetrist17,100 MXN

Architecture Jobs Salary Distribution in Mexico

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

  • Salary Range

    Architecture salaries in Mexico range from 14,800 MXN per month (minimum average salary) to 59,300 MXN per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 33,300 MXN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Architecture are earning less than 33,300 MXN while the other half are earning more than 33,300 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 people working in Architecture are earning less than 21,700 MXN while 75% of them are earning more than 21,700 MXN. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Architecture are earning less than 50,000 MXN while 25% are earning more than 50,000 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.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

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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.

Change in salary based on education 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 multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

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.

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 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.

Architecture 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 employees in Mexico who work in Architecture earn 16% more than their female counterparts on average.

33,200 MXN
28,500 MXN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Mexico for all Careers

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Architecture Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Mexico

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


Architecture professionals in Mexico are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% 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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Architecture Bonus and Incentive Rates in Mexico

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

19% of surveyed staff in Architecture reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 81% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 5% to 9% 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.

Architecture Hourly Average Wage in Mexico

180 MXN per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Mexico is 180 MXN. This means that the average person in Mexico earns approximately 180 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.

Architecture VS Other Jobs

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The average salary for Architecture is 7% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Acapulco36,200 MXN
Acuna30,900 MXN
Aguascalientes36,900 MXN
Boca del Rio27,300 MXN
Buenavista29,800 MXN
Campeche30,400 MXN
Cancun36,100 MXN
Celaya33,200 MXN
Chalco28,400 MXN
Chetumal27,900 MXN
Chicoloapan28,500 MXN
Chihuahua41,200 MXN
Chilpancingo29,400 MXN
Chimalhuacan35,800 MXN
Cholula de Rivadabia28,900 MXN
Ciudad Apodaca34,700 MXN
Ciudad del Carmen28,600 MXN
Ciudad Juarez28,300 MXN
Ciudad Lopez Mateos34,800 MXN
Ciudad Obregon32,800 MXN
Ciudad Santa Catarina32,000 MXN
Ciudad Valles26,500 MXN
Ciudad Victoria32,400 MXN
Coacalco32,100 MXN
Coatzacoalcos30,600 MXN
Colima27,000 MXN
Cordoba26,900 MXN
Cuautitlan Izcalli34,700 MXN
Cuautla27,400 MXN
Cuernavaca32,800 MXN
Culiacan37,400 MXN
Delicias26,300 MXN
Durango35,200 MXN
Ecatepec de Morelos42,200 MXN
Ensenada32,200 MXN
Fresnillo25,900 MXN
General Escobedo33,600 MXN
Gomez Palacio31,700 MXN
Guadalajara41,900 MXN
Guadalupe35,900 MXN
Guaymas25,400 MXN
Hermosillo36,700 MXN
Hidalgo del Parral25,100 MXN
Iguala25,900 MXN
Irapuato33,900 MXN
Ixtapaluca32,700 MXN
Jiutepec28,300 MXN
La Paz30,600 MXN
Leon41,700 MXN
Los Mochis31,900 MXN
Los Reyes la Paz31,600 MXN
Manzanillo26,600 MXN
Matamoros34,300 MXN
Mazatlan33,600 MXN
Merida36,800 MXN
Metepec30,100 MXN
Mexicali36,400 MXN
Mexico City42,100 MXN
Minatitlan25,300 MXN
Monclova30,100 MXN
Monterrey41,400 MXN
Morelia35,300 MXN
Naucalpan40,900 MXN
Navojoa25,000 MXN
Nezahualcoyotl41,100 MXN
Nogales29,600 MXN
Nuevo Laredo33,600 MXN
Oaxaca31,100 MXN
Ojo de Agua31,100 MXN
Orizaba25,500 MXN
Pachuca31,000 MXN
Piedras Negras27,500 MXN
Playa del Carmen27,700 MXN
Poza Rica28,700 MXN
Puebla41,900 MXN
Puerto Vallarta29,700 MXN
Queretaro35,700 MXN
Reynosa35,300 MXN
Salamanca28,100 MXN
Saltillo36,700 MXN
San Cristobal de las Casas29,100 MXN
San Juan del Rio26,800 MXN
San Luis Potosi36,200 MXN
San Luis Rio Colorado28,100 MXN
San Nicolas de los Garza34,200 MXN
San Pablo de las Salinas29,200 MXN
San Pedro Garza Garcia25,500 MXN
Soledad de Graciano Sanchez31,000 MXN
Tampico32,300 MXN
Tapachula29,300 MXN
Tehuacan30,900 MXN
Tepic32,900 MXN
Tijuana41,600 MXN
Tlalnepantla de Baz35,700 MXN
Tlaquepaque35,200 MXN
Toluca34,500 MXN
Tonala33,800 MXN
Torreon35,400 MXN
Tuxtla Gutierrez35,000 MXN
Uruapan31,500 MXN
Veracruz34,000 MXN
Villa Nicolas Romero32,000 MXN
Villahermosa33,400 MXN
Xalapa34,100 MXN
Xico33,100 MXN
Zacatecas26,100 MXN
Zamora de Hidalgo26,700 MXN
Zapopan41,500 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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