Researchers and Specialists in Exact Sciences, Biological, Engineering, Information Technology and Telecommunications

Group (22) - 2021-Q4

  • 949k, Workforce
  • $7.58k MX, Average monthly salary
  • 37.6, Average age
  • 43.4, Weekly hours worked
  • 5.21, Weekly days worked
  • 4.67%, Workforce with second job
  • 17%, Informal Workforce
  • 16.6, Average years of Schooling

About Researchers and Specialists in Exact Sciences, Biological, Engineering, Information Technology and Telecommunications

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The workforce of Researchers and Specialists in Exact Sciences, Biological, Engineering, Information Technology and Telecommunications during fourth quarter of 2021 was 949k people, whose salary averaged $7.58k MX working around 43.4 hours per week.

The average age of Researchers and Specialists in Exact Sciences, Biological, Engineering, Information Technology and Telecommunications was 37.6 years. The workforce was distributed in 78.8% men with an average salary of $7.81k MX and, 21.2% women with average salary of $6.73k MX.

The best average salaries received by Researchers and Specialists in Exact Sciences, Biological, Engineering, Information Technology and Telecommunications were in Baja California Sur ($15.5k MX), Coahuila de Zaragoza ($13.3k MX), and Campeche ($12.9k MX) while the workforce was larger in Estado de México (159k), Ciudad de México (127k), and Jalisco (85.9k).

In terms of industries, the best average salaries were in Manufacture of Textiles, except Apparel ($30k MX), Support Activities for Rail Transportation ($26.3k MX), and Hog and Pig Farming ($18.9k MX), while the workforce was concentrated on Legal Services (200k), Residential Building Construction (83.6k), and Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance (49.7k).

20.7% of the total informal workers correspond to women with an average salary of $4.98k MX and 79.3% to men with an average salary of $5.35k MX.

At the level of states, Chiapas had the highest percentage of informal workers with 48.4% corresponding to 7.15k from 14.8k workers, while the state with the lowest percentage of informal workers was Tamaulipas with a 8.2% corresponding to 1.86k from 22.7k workers.

Workforce and Salaries Evolution

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  • 949k, Workforce 2021-Q4
  • $7.58k MX, Average monthly salary 2021-Q4

At fourth quarter of 2021, the people who worked as Researchers and Specialists in Exact Sciences, Biological, Engineering, Information Technology and Telecommunications were 949k being a 3.82% higher than the third quarter of 2021. (914k).

In the same period, an average salary of $7.58k MX was observed, registering a drop of 4.75%, compared to the third quarter of 2021 ($7.95k MX).

Workforce by State

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Top 1 Workforce 2021-Q4: 159k, Estado de México

Greater Increase in Workforce 2021-Q3/ 2021-Q4: 18.1k, Ciudad de México

Greater Decrease in Workforce 2021-Q3/ 2021-Q4: 8.16k, Nuevo León

The states with the highest number of Researchers and Specialists in Exact Sciences, Biological, Engineering, Information Technology and Telecommunications during the fourth quarter of 2021 were Estado de México (159k), Ciudad de México (127k), and Jalisco (85.9k)

Comparing the first quarter of 2021 and the fourth quarter of 2021, the main positive variations occurred in Ciudad de México and Puebla with an increase of 18.1k (16.7%) and 12.3k (47.5%), respectively. On the other hand, the negative variations were accentuated in Nuevo León and Michoacán de Ocampo with a decrease of 8.16k (11.8%) and 7.12k (25.2%), respectively.

Salaries by State

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Top 1 Average Salary 2021-Q4: $15.5k MX, Baja California Sur

Greater Salary Increase 2021-Q3 / 2021-Q4: $4.41k MX, Guanajuato

Greater Salary Decrease 2021-Q3 / 2021-Q4: $7.85k MX, Michoacán de Ocampo

The states with the best average salaries for Researchers and Specialists in Exact Sciences, Biological, Engineering, Information Technology and Telecommunications during fourth quarter of 2021 were Baja California Sur ($15.5k MX), Coahuila de Zaragoza ($13.3k MX), and Campeche ($12.9k MX)

Comparing the first quarter of 2021 and the fourth quarter of 2021, the positive salary growth was higher in Guanajuato and Ciudad de México with an increase of $4.41k MX (98.6%) and $2.04k MX (37.9%), respectively. Por otro lado, las variaciones salariales negativas se acentuaron en Michoacán de Ocampo and Tamaulipas with a decrease of $7.85k MX (44.5%) and $4.39k MX (38.8%), respectively.

Average Salary and Workforce by Sex and Age

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Average Age 2021-Q4

  • 34.5, Women
  • 38.4, Men

At fourth quarter of 2021, the male workforce in Researchers and Specialists in Exact Sciences, Biological, Engineering, Information Technology and Telecommunications represented the 78.8% of the employed population and women 21.2%. The male and female workforce was higher in the age group 25 to 34 years (300k men and 101k women).

The highest average salary was $10.2k MX received by men from 35 to 44 years, while the lowest average salary was $4.14k MX received by men from 65 to 74 years.

* The data regarding salaries have low statistical precision so it should not be used as conclusions.

Average Salary and Workforce by Gender and Schooling Years

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Average Schooling in Years (2021-Q4)

  • 16.6, Women
  • 16.6, Men

During the fourth quarter of 2021, male and female workforce in Researchers and Specialists in Exact Sciences, Biological, Engineering, Information Technology and Telecommunications was concentrated in the educational segment with 16 to 18 years of schooling (699k men and 192k women).

The highest average salary was $11.6k MX received by men with more than 18 years of schooling, while the lowest average salary was $5.28k MX received by men with 13 to 15 years of schooling.

* The data regarding salaries have low statistical precision so it should not be used as conclusions.

Workforce and Salaries Distribution by Industries

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The visualization shows the distribution of Researchers and Specialists in Exact Sciences, Biological, Engineering, Information Technology and Telecommunications in different industries and economic sectors.

At fourth quarter of 2021, the workforce was higher in Legal Services (26%), Residential Building Construction (10.9%), and Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance (6.47%).

In the same period, the best average salaries were received in Manufacture of Textiles, except Apparel ($30k MX), Support Activities for Rail Transportation ($26.3k MX), and Hog and Pig Farming ($18.9k MX).

Labor Informality

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Labor Informality

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Labor Informality 2021-Q4

  • 17%, Researchers and Specialists in Exact Sciences, Biological, Engineering, Information Technology and Telecommunications
  • 55.8%, Average Informality in Mexico

During the fourth quarter of 2021, the labor informality of Researchers and Specialists in Exact Sciences, Biological, Engineering, Information Technology and Telecommunications reached a 17%, which implied an increase from 0.49 percentage points compared to the third quarter of 2021  (16.5%).

The labor informality of this occupation was lower than informality at the country level in 38.9 percentage points during the fourth quarter of 2021.

Labor Informality by State

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Greater Labor Informality: 48.4%, Chiapas

Less Labor Informality: 8.2 %, Tamaulipas

At fourth quarter of 2021, the states with the highest rate of labor informality in Researchers and Specialists in Exact Sciences, Biological, Engineering, Information Technology and Telecommunications were Chiapas (48.4%), Tlaxcala (42.3%), and Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave (40.3%).

The states with the lowest informality rate were Chihuahua (8.84%), Coahuila de Zaragoza (8.68%), and Tamaulipas (8.2%).

Labor Informality by Age and Education

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Workforce

The workforce of Researchers and Specialists in Exact Sciences, Biological, Engineering, Information Technology and Telecommunications during the fourth quarter of 2021 was higher in the age group with 25 to 34 years concentrating 401k workers of which 81.4% corresponds to formal employment (327k) and 18.6% to informal employment (74.5k).

Regarding the schooling years, the workforce was higher in the range with 16 to 18 years of schooling concentrating 890k workers of which 83.5%  corresponds to formal employment (743k) and 16.5% corresponds to informal employment (147k).