Doctors, Nurses and other Health Specialists

Group (24) - 2021-Q1

  • 859k, Workforce
  • $8.35k MX, Average monthly salary
  • 39.4, Average age
  • 36.4, Weekly hours worked
  • 4.49, Weekly days worked
  • 9.17%, Workforce with second job
  • 18.1%, Informal Workforce
  • 17, Average years of Schooling

About Doctors, Nurses and other Health Specialists

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The workforce of Doctors, Nurses and other Health Specialists during first quarter of 2021 was 859k people, whose salary averaged $8.35k MX working around 36.4 hours per week.

The average age of Doctors, Nurses and other Health Specialists was 39.4 years. The workforce was distributed in 38.3% men with an average salary of $8.61k MX and, 61.7% women with average salary of $8.19k MX.

The best average salaries received by Doctors, Nurses and other Health Specialists were in Coahuila de Zaragoza ($14.2k MX), Nayarit ($12.8k MX), and Chiapas ($12.4k MX) while the workforce was larger in Estado de México (116k), Ciudad de México (84.4k), and Jalisco (80.5k).

In terms of industries, the best average salaries were in Elementary and Secondary Schools ($32.4k MX), Product Manufacturing Nonmetallic Minerals ($14.6k MX), and Fabricated Metal Products ($12k MX), while the workforce was concentrated on Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals (359k), Offices of Physicians (259k), and Offices of Dentists (89.9k).

67.9% of the total informal workers correspond to women with an average salary of $5.23k MX and 32.1% to men with an average salary of $5.07k MX.

At the level of states, Tlaxcala had the highest percentage of informal workers with 43% corresponding to 3.59k from 8.35k workers, while the state with the lowest percentage of informal workers was Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave with a 1.67% corresponding to 1.06k from 63.3k workers.

Workforce and Salaries Evolution

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  • 859k, Workforce 2021-Q1
  • $8.35k MX, Average monthly salary 2021-Q1

At first quarter of 2021, the people who worked as Doctors, Nurses and other Health Specialists were 859k being a 2.78% higher than the fourth quarter of 2020. (835k).

In the same period, an average salary of $8.35k MX was observed, registering an increase of 23.9%, compared to the fourth quarter of 2020 ($6.74k MX).

Workforce by State

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Top 1 Workforce 2021-Q1: 116k, Estado de México

Greater Increase in Workforce 2019-Q4/ 2021-Q1: 29.1k, Jalisco

Greater Decrease in Workforce 2019-Q4 / 2021-Q1: 18k, Ciudad de México

The states with the highest number of Doctors, Nurses and other Health Specialists during the first quarter of 2021 were Estado de México (116k), Ciudad de México (84.4k), and Jalisco (80.5k)

Comparing the first quarter of 2020 and the first quarter of 2021, the main positive variations occurred in Jalisco and Estado de México with an increase of 29.1k (56.6%) and 27.7k (31.5%), respectively. On the other hand, the negative variations were accentuated in Ciudad de México and Michoacán de Ocampo with a decrease of 18k (17.6%) and 8.87k (29.5%), respectively.

Salaries by State

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Top 1 Average Salary 2021-Q1: $14.2k MX, Coahuila de Zaragoza

Greater Salary Increase 2020-Q1 / 2021-Q1: $5.38k MX, Jalisco

Greater Salary Decrease 2020-Q1 / 2021-Q1: $3.61k MX, Ciudad de México

The states with the best average salaries for Doctors, Nurses and other Health Specialists during first quarter of 2021 were Coahuila de Zaragoza ($14.2k MX), Nayarit ($12.8k MX), and Chiapas ($12.4k MX)

Comparing the first quarter of 2020 and the first quarter of 2021, the positive salary growth was higher in Jalisco and Querétaro with an increase of $5.38k MX (80%) and $3.85k MX (107%), respectively. Por otro lado, las variaciones salariales negativas se acentuaron en Ciudad de México and Sonora with a decrease of $3.61k MX (36.6%) and $3.53k MX (26.8%), respectively.

Average Salary and Workforce by Sex and Age

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Average Age 2021-Q1

  • 37.9, Women
  • 41.9, Men

At first quarter of 2021, the male workforce in Doctors, Nurses and other Health Specialists represented the 38.3% of the employed population and women 61.7%. The male and female workforce was higher in the age group 25 to 34 years (113k men and 201k women).

The highest average salary was $10.7k MX received by women from 35 to 44 years, while the lowest average salary was $2.81k MX received by men from 15 to 24 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-Q1)

  • 16.9, Women
  • 17.3, Men

During the first quarter of 2021, male and female workforce in Doctors, Nurses and other Health Specialists was concentrated in the educational segment with 16 to 18 years of schooling (275k men and 465k women).

The highest average salary was $12.5k MX received by women with more than 18 years of schooling, while the lowest average salary was $6.27k MX received by women 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 Doctors, Nurses and other Health Specialists in different industries and economic sectors.

At first quarter of 2021, the workforce was higher in Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals (43%), Offices of Physicians (31.1%), and Offices of Dentists (10.8%).

In the same period, the best average salaries were received in Elementary and Secondary Schools ($32.4k MX), Product Manufacturing Nonmetallic Minerals ($14.6k MX), and Fabricated Metal Products ($12k MX).

Labor Informality

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Labor Informality

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Labor Informality 2021-Q1

  • 18.1%, Doctors, Nurses and other Health Specialists
  • 55.1%, Average Informality in Mexico

During the first quarter of 2021, the labor informality of Doctors, Nurses and other Health Specialists reached a 18.1%, which implied a decrease from 2.7 percentage points compared to the fourth quarter of 2020  (20.8%) and a decrease from 5.92 percentage points compared to the same period of the previous year (24%).

The labor informality of this occupation was lower than informality at the country level in 37 percentage points during the first quarter of 2021.

Labor Informality by State

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Greater Labor Informality: 43%, Tlaxcala

Less Labor Informality: 1.67 %, Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave

At first quarter of 2021, the states with the highest rate of labor informality in Doctors, Nurses and other Health Specialists were Tlaxcala (43%), Sinaloa (38.5%), and Hidalgo (31.7%).

The states with the lowest informality rate were Jalisco (9.27%), Querétaro (5.25%), and Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave (1.67%).

Labor Informality by Age and Education

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Workforce

The workforce of Doctors, Nurses and other Health Specialists during the first quarter of 2021 was higher in the age group with 25 to 34 years concentrating 314k workers of which 73.5% corresponds to formal employment (231k) and 26.5% to informal employment (83.1k).

Regarding the schooling years, the workforce was higher in the range with 16 to 18 years of schooling concentrating 741k workers of which 81.6%  corresponds to formal employment (604k) and 18.4% corresponds to informal employment (137k).