Mexico Moves Toward Uniform Minimum Wage

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By Molly Ward

March 26 — The minimum wage in Mexico's geographical zone “B” is to increase by 2.6 percent, to 68.28 pesos ($4.52) from 66.45 pesos ($4.40) per day effective April 1, 2015. In geographical area “A” the wage of 70.10 pesos ($4.64) a day is maintained.

The increase in the minimum wage is in an effort to have a uniform minimum wage across Mexico by the year's end, according to a March 25 news release by the Secretariat of Labor and Social Welfare.

Geographical zone “A” includes Mexico City, Guadalajara, Monterrey, Acapulco and most of Mexico's largest cities.

Geographical zone “B” includes Mexico's rural area such as Aguascalientes, Morelos and Tabasco.

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The news release can be found in Spanish at

More information on payroll issues in Mexico can be found in the Mexico country primer. 

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