Readers who are interested in moving to Mexico often contact me to ask if I know what the average salary is for a particular occupation. I normally respond by sending them a link to a very useful website that keeps track of that data called misalario.org.
The site allows you to easily determine the salary range and median salary for a long list of occupations based on years of experience. Here’s the link:
As long as we’re on the topic of salaries, I thought I would go ahead and include the salary data for 20 randomly chosen occupations in Mexico.
Average Salaries in Mexico
The original salary data was obtained in pesos; however, I converted it to U.S. dollars for the benefit of our readers. The exchange rate used was 18.5 MXN to 1 USD and amounts shown were rounded up to the nearest dollar.
Mexico is a large country, so salaries can vary quite a bit from area to area. The chart below reflects the nationwide salary averages in Mexico for someone with 10 years of experience in the listed position.
I included the monthly salary range for each occupation well as the median monthly salary to show where most people fall.
Let’s Wrap This Up
Although the salaries in Mexico are considerably lower than they are in countries like the U.S. or Canada, it’s important to keep in mind that the cost of living is also much lower. That’s why Mexico is a popular choice for American and Canadian retirees who want to make their limited retirement funds go as far as possible.