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Assistants and Dental Assistants

Occupation (2822) - 2023-Q4

  • 41.6k, Workforce
  • $5.81k MX, Average monthly salary
  • 30.9, Average age
  • 33.4, Weekly hours worked
  • 4.92, Weekly days worked
  • 8.73%, Workforce with second job
  • 68.7%, Informal Workforce
  • 13.4, Average years of Schooling

About Assistants and Dental Assistants

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The workforce of Assistants and Dental Assistants during fourth quarter of 2023 was 41.6k people, whose salary averaged $5.81k MX working around 33.4 hours per week.

The average age of Assistants and Dental Assistants was 30.9 years. The workforce was distributed in 17.6% men with an average salary of $4.53k MX and, 82.4% women with average salary of $6.09k MX.

The best average salaries received by Assistants and Dental Assistants were in Estado de México ($18.1k MX), Chiapas ($18k MX), and Sinaloa ($8.09k MX) while the workforce was larger in Ciudad de México (5.63k), Estado de México (4.79k), and Michoacán de Ocampo (3.67k).

In terms of industries, the best average salaries were in Accounting, Auditing and Related Services ($18k MX) and Medical Doctors Offices ($6.23k MX), while the workforce was concentrated on Medical Doctors Offices (74.7k), Psychiatric and Addiction Hospitals (3.66k), and General Hospitals (392).

80.7% of the total informal workers correspond to women with an average salary of $3.72k MX and 19.3% to men with an average salary of $3.74k MX.

At the level of states, Zacatecas had the highest percentage of informal workers with 100% corresponding to 474 from 474 workers, while the state with the lowest percentage of informal workers was Baja California with a 16.1% corresponding to 433 from 2.69k workers.

Workforce and Salaries Evolution

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  • 41.6k, Workforce 2023-Q4
  • $5.81k MX, Average monthly salary 2023-Q4

At fourth quarter of 2023, the people who worked as Assistants and Dental Assistants were 41.6k being a 2.76% lower than the third quarter of 2023. (42.8k).

In the same period, an average salary of $5.81k MX was observed, registering an increase of 0.94%, compared to the third quarter of 2023 ($5.76k MX).

Workforce by State

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The states with the highest number of Assistants and Dental Assistants during the fourth quarter of 2023 were Ciudad de México (5.63k), Estado de México (4.79k), and Michoacán de Ocampo (3.67k)

Comparing the first quarter of 2021 and the fourth quarter of 2023, the main positive variations occurred in Ciudad de México and Estado de México with an increase of 2.65k (89.1%) and 1.89k (65.1%), respectively. On the other hand, the negative variations were accentuated in Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave and Baja California with a decrease of 5.87k (74.6%) and 1.57k (36.8%), respectively.

Salaries by State

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The states with the best average salaries for Assistants and Dental Assistants during fourth quarter of 2023 were Estado de México ($18.1k MX), Chiapas ($18k MX), and Sinaloa ($8.09k MX)

Comparing the first quarter of 2021 and the fourth quarter of 2023, the positive salary growth was higher in Estado de México and Chihuahua with an increase of $10.2k MX (130%) and $3.22k MX (411%), respectively. Por otro lado, las variaciones salariales negativas se acentuaron en Tamaulipas and Querétaro with a decrease of $8.93k MX (89.5%) and $8.45k MX (90.2%), respectively.

Average Salary and Workforce by Sex and Age

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Average Age 2023-Q4: 31.5, Women

At fourth quarter of 2023, the male workforce in Assistants and Dental Assistants represented the 17.6% of the employed population and women 82.4%. The male and female workforce was higher in the age group 15 to 24 years (3.15k men and 11.9k women).

The highest average salary was $4.42k MX received by women from 15 to 24 years, while the lowest average salary was $4.27k MX received by women from 25 to 34 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 (2023-Q4): 13.1, Women

At fourth quarter of 2023 the male workforce in Assistants and Dental Assistants was higher in the educational segment with 16 to 18 years of schooling (3.47k), while the female workforce was higher in the educational segment with 10 to 12 years of schooling (13.2k).

The highest average salary was $9.7k MX received by women with 10 to 12 years of schooling, while the lowest average salary was $3.65k MX received by women with 16 to 18 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 Assistants and Dental Assistants in different industries and economic sectors.

At fourth quarter of 2023, the workforce was higher in Medical Doctors Offices (94.6%), Psychiatric and Addiction Hospitals (4.64%), and General Hospitals (0.5%).

In the same period, the best average salaries were received in Accounting, Auditing and Related Services ($18k MX) and Medical Doctors Offices ($6.23k MX).

Labor Informality

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Labor Informality

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Labor Informality 2023-Q4

  • 68.7%, Assistants and Dental Assistants
  • 54.8%, Average Informality in Mexico

During the fourth quarter of 2023, the labor informality of Assistants and Dental Assistants reached a 68.7%, which implied an increase from 8.98 percentage points compared to the third quarter of 2023  (59.7%).

The labor informality of this occupation was higher than informality at the country level in 13.9 percentage points during the fourth quarter of 2023.

Labor Informality by State

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Greater Labor Informality: 100%, Zacatecas

Less Labor Informality: 16.1 %, Baja California

At fourth quarter of 2023, the states with the highest rate of labor informality in Assistants and Dental Assistants were Zacatecas (100%), Tlaxcala (100%), and Quintana Roo (100%).

The states with the lowest informality rate were San Luis Potosí (34.6%), Sonora (33.5%), and Baja California (16.1%).

Labor Informality by Age and Education

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Workforce

The workforce of Assistants and Dental Assistants during the fourth quarter of 2023 was higher in the age group with 15 to 24 years concentrating 15k workers of which 20.6% corresponds to formal employment (3.09k) and 79.4% to informal employment (11.9k).

Regarding the schooling years, the workforce was higher in the range with 16 to 18 years of schooling concentrating 14.1k workers of which 35.1%  corresponds to formal employment (4.94k) and 64.9% corresponds to informal employment (9.15k).