UPDATE / informative note on the determination of minimum wages in force for 2023

The Resolution reached by the H. Council of Representatives of the National Commission on Minimum Wages, in which the minimum wages to be in force in 2023 are determined, was published today, December 7, 2023, in the Official Gazette of the Federation.

In Decision One, the Council established two Geographic Zones:

  1. The geographic zone of the “Northern Border Free Zone”, which is composed of the municipalities of  Ensenada, Playas de Rosarito, Mexicali, Tecate, Tijuana, San Quintín and San Felipe, in the State of Baja California; San Luis Río Colorado, Puerto Peñasco, General Plutarco Elías Calles, Caborca, Altar, Sáric, Nogales, Santa Cruz, Cananea, Naco and Agua Prieta, in the State of Sonora; Janos, Ascensión, Juárez, Práxedis G. Guerrero, Guadalupe, Coyame del Sotol, Ojinaga and Manuel Benavides, in the State of Chihuahua; Ocampo, Acuña, Zaragoza, Jiménez, Piedras Negras, Nava, Guerrero e Hidalgo, in the State of Coahuila de Zaragoza; Anáhuac, in the State of Nuevo León; and Nuevo Laredo, Guerrero, Mier, Miguel Alemán, Camargo, Gustavo Díaz-Ordaz, Reynosa, Río Bravo, Valle Hermoso and Matamoros, in the State of Tamaulipas.
  2. Geographic zone of the “Rest of the Country”, composed of the rest of the municipalities and the subdivisions of Mexico City not listed in the above paragraph.

Decision Two states that three components are taken into consideration for the purposes of the determination of minimum wages:

  1. first, the amount of the minimum wage in force as of January 1st of 2022,
  2. second, an Independent Recovery Amount (MIR), which is added to the amount of the previous wage in force, and
  3. third, a fixed increase factor equal to 10%, which is applied to the sum of the previous wage in force and the MIR.

Decision Three establishes that the general minimum wages in force as of January 1st of 2023 will increase by 20% in the two Geographic Zones:

Geographic Zone of the Northern Border Free Zone the minimum wage will be 312.41 pesos per day per daily workday; this amount includes 23.67 pesos due to the MIR plus a fixed increase of 10%.

For the rest of the country the minimum wage will be 207.44 pesos per day per daily workday; this amount includes 15.72 due to the MIR plus 10% from the fixed increase.

Decision Four establishes that professional minimum wages to enter into force as of January 1st of 2023 for trades and professions will be the following, for each daily workday:

  • The ones in force for 2022 plus an increase of 20% in both geographic zones.

Special trades and jobs are defined in Decision Five, and Decision Six lists the 61 trades and professions that will receive the professional minimum wage.

At our Firm we remain truly yours for any question or clarification in regard to the minimum wages that will enter into force as of January 1st of the year 2023.