entry level hourly WAGE breakdown in cd. Juárez maquiladoras

The daily minimum wage in México is divided in geographical zones: A, B and C with Cd. Juárez falling within Zone A.  As of Januray 1, 2013 the minimum hourly wage is $64.76 pesos (approximately $5.18 USD) calculated at an exchange rate of $12.50 pesos per 1 U.S. dollar.

 

Wage Category

Wage Detail

% of Wage

Average Base Operator Wage:

 

100%

Federal/State Taxes & Benefits:

   

Sundays

1 day paid off for every 6 days worked

16.70%

Vacation

6 days per year

1.90%

Vacation Bonus

25% of vacation pay

0.05%

Christmas Bonus

15 days base wage

4.80%

Profit Sharing

10% of company profits

2.00%

Federal Housing Tax (INFONAVIT)

5% of base wage

5.00%

State Employment Tax

2% of base wage

2%

Retirement (SAR)

2% of base wage

2%

TOTAL FEDERAL/STATE TAXES & BENEFITS

 

34%

     

Social Security (broken down as follows):

 

 

General Sickness

12.5% of base wage

12.50%

Disability, Pension, Death

8.5% of base wage

8.50%

Professional Risk

2.5% of base wage

2.50%

Holiday Bonuses

9 Major Mexican Holidays

1%

TOTAL SOCIAL SECURITY:

 

25%

     

TOTAL MANDATORY BENEFITS:

 

59%

     

Optional Benefits:

   

Employee Savings

5% to 8% of base wage

8%

Child Care allowance

1% base wages

2.90%

Transportation

8 Pesos / Day

7.91%

Attendance Bonus

5% of base wage

5%

Meal Subsidy/Cafeteria

23 Pesos/Day

22.74%

Food Coupons

8 Pesos/Day

7.91%

Full Time Nurse

1 per 100 Employees

1.30%

Part-Time Doctor

1 per 100 Employees

1.60%

TOTAL OPTIONAL BENEFITS:

 

57%

TOTAL LEGAL + OPTIONAL BENEFITS:

 

116%

 

 

 

FULLY BURDENED HOURLY WAGE:

 

 

 Note:  Actual Benefits and amounts will vary depending upon company policy. Optional benefits are estimated based on company interviews.

 

Source: Team NAFTA, Mexico Labor Rates
Updated: August 2012

 

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