Mexican teachers to get raises, with priority given to lowest paid

Published: Monday, May 16, 2022 - 5:31pm
Updated: Monday, May 16, 2022 - 6:21pm

Mexican educators are being promised retroactive raises.

To address what federal officials call inequities in pay for the country’s hundreds of thousands of educators, Mexico will spend some $1.2 billion on those raises.

On top of an across the board 3.5% salary increase and a 1.8% increase in benefits, educators making less than 20,000 pesos — or roughly $1,000 — a month, will receive additional staggered raises of 1% to 3%, with the biggest jump going to the lowest earners, according to Treasury Secretary Rogelio Ramirez de la O.

The raises will be retroactive to the first of the year.

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