In 2018, the average annual salary of insured workers in the IMSS was $ 6,882, while in the same year a Mexican immigrant in the United States received an average annual income of $ 34,000, $ 975, the Center for Studies Monetarios Latinoamericanos (Cemla) said.
By revealing remittances remittances and remittances for Mexican workers in the US, he indicated that the US employment rate for Mexican immigrant workers is equivalent to 37.6% of the total number of insured workers in IMSS.
He pointed out that in 2018 the salary in the United States received from Mexican immigrant workers amounted to 262 thousand 973 million dollars, which practically doubled the salary in Mexico for workers insured in the IASS with 133 thousand 526 million dollars.
He explained that compared to the average income received in the United States by Mexicans of Mexican descent, with those of the formal sector of employment in the Mexican economy, does not include adjustment for purchasing power parity.
That is, an adjustment that believes that the cost of living is greater in the neighboring country in the north than in the Mexican territory.
Regarding men, in the United States, the average annual income of a Mexican immigrant was $ 39,666, while the corresponding salary of the insured in IMSS added $ 7,000.
For the female, this amounted to 27 thousand 443 dollars in the United States and 6 thousand 125 dollars in Mexico.
Cemla made it clear that it must be recognized that wage contributions in Mexico to insured workers may be lower than those actually paid.
However, even if correction for this effect can be made, a strong differential between salaries in Mexico and the United States will be maintained, he added.