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CAD Drafter Average Salary in Mexico 2023

How much money does a person working as CAD Drafter make in Mexico?

Average Monthly Salary
16,300 MXN
( 196,000 MXN yearly)


A person working as CAD Drafter in Mexico typically earns around 16,300 MXN per month. Salaries range from 7,510 MXN (lowest) to 25,900 MXN (highest).

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

CAD Drafter Pay Scale and Salaries in Mexico

Median and salary distribution Mexico CAD Drafter monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
15,500 MXN or more
10% of people earn
13,600 to 15,500 MXN
20% of people earn
9,340 MXN or less
65% of people earn
9,340 to 13,600 MXN
Minimum Salary
7,510 MXN
15,600 MXN
25,900 MXN

Median Salary, maximum and minimum salary, minimum wage, starting salary, and the salary range

  • Salary Range, Minimum Wage, and Starting Salary

    CAD Drafter salaries in Mexico range from 7,510 MXN per month (starting salary) to 25,900 MXN per month (maximum salary). This is not the minimum wage as per the law, only the lowest reported number in the salary survey that had thousands of participants and professionals from all over the country.

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 15,600 MXN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as CAD Drafter(s) are earning less than 15,600 MXN while the other half are earning more than 15,600 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 and Salary Scale

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of CAD Drafter(s) are earning less than 12,600 MXN while 75% of them are earning more than 12,600 MXN. Also from the diagram, 75% of CAD Drafter(s) are earning less than 18,000 MXN while 25% are earning more than 18,000 MXN.

  • Pay Scale Structure

    We grouped the most common and recurring salaries into brackets to give more insight into what salary to expect. This method is more accurate than just the average salary and gives more insights on how salaries are actually distributed. Around 65% of all reported figures are in the range 9,340 MXN to 13,600 MXN. Approximatly 20% fall under the 9,340 MXN cap. Ten percent of wages are from 13,600 MXN to 15,500 MXN. Only 5% of people grossed 15,500 MXN or more.

CAD Drafter Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

CAD Drafter average salary change by experience in Mexico

0 - 2 Years
8,520 MXN
2 - 5 Years+34%
11,400 MXN
5 - 10 Years+48%
16,800 MXN
10 - 15 Years+22%
20,500 MXN
15 - 20 Years+9%
22,400 MXN
20+ Years+8%
24,200 MXN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Mexico CAD Drafter
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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 CAD Drafter salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

Employees with less than two years of experience makes approximately 8,520 MXN per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 11,400 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 16,800 MXN per month, 48% 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, CAD Drafter whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 20,500 MXN per month, 22% 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 22,400 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 24,200 MXN per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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CAD Drafter Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different CAD Drafter(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

CAD Drafter average salary difference by education level in Mexico

Certificate or Diploma
9,900 MXN
Bachelor's Degree+93%
19,100 MXN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
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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 CAD Drafter salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary is 9,900 MXN per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 19,100 MXN per month, 93% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender - CAD Drafter

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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 CAD Drafter employees in Mexico earn 16% more than their female counterparts on average.

17,600 MXN
15,100 MXN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Mexico for all Careers

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CAD Drafter Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Mexico

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

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CAD Drafter(s) in Mexico are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 18 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.

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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 2022

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Mexico for the year 2022. 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

World Average Annual Salary Increment
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Salary Packages and Schemes

Not all compensation increases are reflected directly in the salary. Some companies offer upgraded packages to their staff instead of cash money. The figures displayed here account only for direct increments to the base salary.

CAD Drafter Bonus and Incentive Rates in Mexico

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Mexico CAD Drafter
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"CAD Drafter" is considered to be a low bonus-based job. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

68% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 32% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% 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.

CAD Drafter Salary Trend and Forecast in Mexico

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

Average Salary 2019
14,100 MXN
Average Salary 2020+4%
14,600 MXN
Average Salary 2021+4%
15,200 MXN
Average Salary 2022+4%
15,700 MXN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

CAD Drafter salaries in Mexico are on the rise in the year 2023 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2022 are 4% higher than those of 2021. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2024 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

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CAD Drafter Average Hourly Wage in Mexico

94 MXN per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Mexico is 94 MXN. This means that the average CAD Drafter in Mexico earns approximately 94 MXN for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

About The Hourly Pay Rate

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.

What is the minimum hourly rate of pay?

The minimum pay rate per hour for 'CAD Drafter' in Mexico is 43 MXN. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

CAD Drafter VS Other Jobs

16,300 MXN
30,900 MXN
33,200 MXN
Average Salary
CAD Drafter
Average Salary
Average Salary
All Jobs

The average salary for CAD Drafter is 47% less than that of Architecture. Also, Architecture salaries are 7% less than those of All Jobs.

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Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Architect40,200 MXN+150%
Architectural Designer39,600 MXN+140%
Architectural Drafter15,700 MXN-4%
Architectural Manager61,300 MXN+280%
Architectural Technician21,800 MXN+34%
Architecture Consultant58,900 MXN+260%
Architecture Estimating Manager45,700 MXN+180%
Architecture Specifications Writer15,200 MXN-7%
Assistant Architectural Manager55,400 MXN+240%
CAD Drafter16,300 MXN-0%
CAD Manager37,400 MXN+130%
Design and Decoration Assistant17,000 MXN+4%
Design Manager55,100 MXN+240%
Drafting Supervisor28,300 MXN+73%
Facilities and Project Manager52,500 MXN+220%
Facility Planner29,800 MXN+83%
Interior Design Assistant15,200 MXN-7%
Interior Designer33,600 MXN+110%
Kitchen Designer20,300 MXN+24%
Landscape Architect45,200 MXN+180%
Landscape Artist26,700 MXN+64%
Landscaper24,100 MXN+48%
Mapping Technician14,400 MXN-12%
Mechanical Drafter19,200 MXN+18%
Photogrammetrist17,100 MXN+5%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Acapulco20,000 MXN
Acuna15,500 MXN
Aguascalientes21,300 MXN
Boca del Rio14,000 MXN
Buenavista16,000 MXN
Campeche16,700 MXN
Cancun20,600 MXN
Celaya18,500 MXN
Chalco15,700 MXN
Chetumal14,600 MXN
Chicoloapan15,600 MXN
Chihuahua20,600 MXN
Chilpancingo16,000 MXN
Chimalhuacan20,200 MXN
Cholula de Rivadabia15,300 MXN
Ciudad Apodaca19,400 MXN
Ciudad del Carmen15,000 MXN
Ciudad Juarez15,100 MXN
Ciudad Lopez Mateos18,600 MXN
Ciudad Obregon18,700 MXN
Ciudad Santa Catarina17,700 MXN
Ciudad Valles13,800 MXN
Ciudad Victoria17,000 MXN
Coacalco17,000 MXN
Coatzacoalcos15,800 MXN
Colima14,900 MXN
Cordoba14,000 MXN
Cuautitlan Izcalli19,000 MXN
Cuautla13,900 MXN
Cuernavaca18,700 MXN
Culiacan20,200 MXN
Delicias14,300 MXN
Durango20,300 MXN
Ecatepec de Morelos21,200 MXN
Ensenada18,000 MXN
Fresnillo13,300 MXN
General Escobedo18,200 MXN
Gomez Palacio17,000 MXN
Guadalajara20,800 MXN
Guadalupe21,400 MXN
Guaymas13,500 MXN
Hermosillo20,700 MXN
Hidalgo del Parral13,200 MXN
Iguala13,100 MXN
Irapuato17,900 MXN
Ixtapaluca17,500 MXN
Jiutepec14,500 MXN
La Paz15,700 MXN
Leon21,800 MXN
Los Mochis17,900 MXN
Los Reyes la Paz17,900 MXN
Manzanillo13,500 MXN
Matamoros19,400 MXN
Mazatlan18,100 MXN
Merida20,000 MXN
Metepec16,200 MXN
Mexicali20,700 MXN
Mexico City21,400 MXN
Minatitlan12,600 MXN
Monclova16,300 MXN
Monterrey21,800 MXN
Morelia19,300 MXN
Naucalpan20,600 MXN
Navojoa13,500 MXN
Nezahualcoyotl21,200 MXN
Nogales15,300 MXN
Nuevo Laredo18,000 MXN
Oaxaca17,000 MXN
Ojo de Agua16,500 MXN
Orizaba13,400 MXN
Pachuca17,500 MXN
Piedras Negras14,800 MXN
Playa del Carmen14,500 MXN
Poza Rica15,900 MXN
Puebla22,800 MXN
Puerto Vallarta16,600 MXN
Queretaro21,000 MXN
Reynosa19,700 MXN
Salamanca15,400 MXN
Saltillo20,500 MXN
San Cristobal de las Casas15,800 MXN
San Juan del Rio14,300 MXN
San Luis Potosi21,400 MXN
San Luis Rio Colorado15,000 MXN
San Nicolas de los Garza18,400 MXN
San Pablo de las Salinas15,200 MXN
San Pedro Garza Garcia13,700 MXN
Soledad de Graciano Sanchez17,200 MXN
Tampico17,900 MXN
Tapachula15,300 MXN
Tehuacan16,200 MXN
Tepic18,000 MXN
Tijuana22,400 MXN
Tlalnepantla de Baz20,800 MXN
Tlaquepaque20,300 MXN
Toluca20,200 MXN
Tonala18,500 MXN
Torreon20,700 MXN
Tuxtla Gutierrez19,300 MXN
Uruapan16,700 MXN
Veracruz19,400 MXN
Villa Nicolas Romero17,300 MXN
Villahermosa19,300 MXN
Xalapa18,800 MXN
Xico18,700 MXN
Zacatecas14,200 MXN
Zamora de Hidalgo13,500 MXN
Zapopan21,200 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

Salary Statistics and Calculation Guide

What is considered to be a good and competitive salary for CAD Drafter in Mexico?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 15,600 MXN and 18,000 MXN. This is a very rough estimate and your experience and education will play a very huge part into your final earnings.

Gross Salary (before tax) and Net Salary (after tax)

All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salart after tax for every career.

Base / Basic Salary

The base salary for CAD Drafter in Mexico is ranges from 12,600 MXN to 18,000 MXN. The base salary depends on many factors including experience and education. It is not easy to provide a figure with very little information, so take this range in a grain of salt.

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

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