A person working in Cancun typically earns around 38,900 MXN per month. Salaries range from 9,830 MXN (lowest average) to 174,000 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 careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.
Salaries in Cancun range from 9,830 MXN per month (minimum salary) to 174,000 MXN per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 37,300 MXN per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 37,300 MXN while the other half are earning more than 37,300 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.
Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of the population are earning less than 21,200 MXN while 75% of them are earning more than 21,200 MXN. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 101,000 MXN while 25% are earning more than 101,000 MXN.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 earn 14% more than their female counterparts on avergae across all sectors.
Employees in Mexico are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 18 months.
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.
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
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.
3% - 5%
6% - 9%
10% - 15%
15% - 20%
The difference in increment rates is somehow justified because employers put more effort to retain more experienced staff since they are harder to acquire than less experienced ones.
49% of surveyed staff in Mexico reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 51% 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.
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.
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.
|Marketing / Advertising|
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting 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.
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.
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.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Accounting and Finance|
|Accounting Assistant||22,400 MXN|
|Accounting Manager||57,800 MXN|
|Chartered Accountant||35,500 MXN|
|Corporate Treasurer||51,600 MXN|
|Financial Analyst||52,600 MXN|
|Financial Manager||83,000 MXN|
|Internal Auditor||36,800 MXN|
Administration / Reception / Secretarial
|Administrative Assistant||21,700 MXN|
|Office Manager||35,300 MXN|
Advertising / Grapic Design / Events
|Art Director||41,100 MXN|
|Creative Director||41,000 MXN|
|Graphic Designer||25,400 MXN|
Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense
|Aerospace Engineer||51,900 MXN|
|Air Traffic Controller||45,200 MXN|
|Flight Attendant||27,600 MXN|
|CAD Drafter||20,600 MXN|
|Service Advisor||27,700 MXN|
|Bank Branch Manager||72,600 MXN|
|Business Analyst||49,000 MXN|
|Business Development Manager||65,300 MXN|
|Project Manager||45,600 MXN|
Care Giving and Child Care
|Nursery Teacher||14,700 MXN|
Construction / Building / Installation
|Civil Engineer||37,800 MXN|
|Construction Project Manager||65,700 MXN|
|Health and Safety Officer||18,200 MXN|
Customer Service and Call Center
|Call Center Representative||15,300 MXN|
|Customer Service Manager||56,400 MXN|
|Customer Service Representative||14,400 MXN|
|Electrical Engineer||38,100 MXN|
|Mechanical Engineer||38,300 MXN|
Executive and Management
|Chief Executive Officer||87,800 MXN|
|Chief Financial Officer||85,600 MXN|
|General Manager||73,100 MXN|
Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
|Executive Chef||29,900 MXN|
|Hotel Manager||73,400 MXN|
|Travel Agent||24,500 MXN|
|Waiter / Waitress||12,400 MXN|
Health and Medical
|Laboratory Technician||30,400 MXN|
|Human Resources Manager||57,800 MXN|
|Human Resources Officer||24,500 MXN|
|Computer Technician||31,600 MXN|
|Database Administrator||40,800 MXN|
|Developer / Programmer||39,500 MXN|
|Information Technology Manager||63,500 MXN|
|Network Engineer||33,800 MXN|
Law Enforcement / Security / Fire
|Police Officer||24,100 MXN|
|Legal Assistant||22,000 MXN|
Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment
Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
|Biomedical Engineer||33,900 MXN|
Sales Retail and Wholesale
|Sales Manager||68,000 MXN|
|Sales Representative||26,000 MXN|
Teaching / Education
|Elementary School Teacher||28,000 MXN|
|Secondary School Teacher||30,900 MXN|
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.
|Boca del Rio||29,400 MXN|
|Cholula de Rivadabia||31,100 MXN|
|Ciudad Apodaca||37,300 MXN|
|Ciudad del Carmen||30,800 MXN|
|Ciudad Juarez||30,500 MXN|
|Ciudad Lopez Mateos||37,500 MXN|
|Ciudad Obregon||35,300 MXN|
|Ciudad Santa Catarina||34,400 MXN|
|Ciudad Valles||28,500 MXN|
|Ciudad Victoria||34,900 MXN|
|Cuautitlan Izcalli||37,400 MXN|
|Ecatepec de Morelos||45,400 MXN|
|General Escobedo||36,200 MXN|
|Gomez Palacio||34,200 MXN|
|Hidalgo del Parral||27,000 MXN|
|La Paz||32,900 MXN|
|Los Mochis||34,300 MXN|
|Los Reyes la Paz||34,000 MXN|
|Mexico City||45,300 MXN|
|Nuevo Laredo||36,200 MXN|
|Ojo de Agua||33,500 MXN|
|Piedras Negras||29,600 MXN|
|Playa del Carmen||29,800 MXN|
|Poza Rica||30,900 MXN|
|Puerto Vallarta||31,900 MXN|
|San Cristobal de las Casas||31,300 MXN|
|San Juan del Rio||28,800 MXN|
|San Luis Potosi||39,000 MXN|
|San Luis Rio Colorado||30,300 MXN|
|San Nicolas de los Garza||36,800 MXN|
|San Pablo de las Salinas||31,500 MXN|
|San Pedro Garza Garcia||27,400 MXN|
|Soledad de Graciano Sanchez||33,400 MXN|
|Tlalnepantla de Baz||38,400 MXN|
|Tuxtla Gutierrez||37,700 MXN|
|Villa Nicolas Romero||34,500 MXN|
|Zamora de Hidalgo||28,700 MXN|
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.