Why build an IT team in Mexico?

Proximity to America, mature infrastructure, and a great number of STEM graduates make Mexico a perfect place to hire tech talents.

The same time zone, or close

Being located in the same or close enough time zone, you can communicate with your remote team in real-time. Visiting them in person takes less than 6 hours from most mainland US airports.

Great STEM education

Mexico’s STEM education is outperforming the USA. In Mexico, 25% of all graduates come from STEM disciplines. The country is investing heavily in education and talent development.

Mature infrastructure

Compared to other countries in Latin America, Mexico has seen major progress in digitizing its infrastructure. There is also a great number of technology parks built for tech companies around the country.

Cost advantages

The average annual salary of a Mexican software developer is around $18,000. In the US, software developers get $111,620 on average. Building your team in Mexico allows you to save up to 70% of team costs.

Why your software engineering team should be in Mexico

Excellent nearshore development option for the US business

Over one million tech jobs go unfilled in the US every year. This talent scarcity prompts businesses to invest in engineering resources abroad. Mexico is one of the best nearshore options for American companies. And many of them already have their engineering teams here.

From recruitment to retention, we got you covered

Want to start building a team in Mexico but worry about bureaucracy hoops? Don’t. We take care of all that boring stuff, letting you build your product with Mexico’s top tech talent.

Mexico graduates 130,000 engineers and technicians annually and they have a thriving startup ecosystem.

IT Recruitment

Our local recruiters will source the best candidates for your team. You approve of every hire. We put together a job offer and onboard your new team members. With us, you can hire up to 10 engineers in one month.

Payroll & Accounting

We take care of issuing monthly paychecks to your team and paying your payroll taxes. All your expenses are clear and transparent. They’ll be all-time available to you through our platform.

The payroll tax rate for each Mexican employee is determined by their salary. The lowest rate is 1.92% applied to earnings of about $300 earned each year. The highest rate of 35% is applied to earnings of above $150,000.
The Mexican workweek is 40 to 48 hours, and full-time employees work a maximum of six days a week.

Legal & Compliance

We handle employment contracts and stay on top of Mexican employment laws so you don’t have to.

Office Management

Co-working spaces are very popular in big Mexican cities. We can house your team in one of them, or rent you a private office with all the needed equipment.

The best places to hire software engineers in Mexico include Mexico City, Monterrey, and Guadalajara.
Retention rates in Mexico are much higher than in India or Eastern Europe. But this might change soon when more companies move their engineering offices to Mexico.

HR & Retention

Keeping your best players happy and engaged is crucial to your success. We’ll do our best to help you create a positive work environment.

Calculate how much it costs to build a team in Mexico

Mexico is a safe place for business and technology

Mexico is notorious for its drug wars and cartel violence – this is what we hear from the US media. But we never hear about millions of talented people graduating from world-class Mexican universities and building innovative products for international companies. Criminality and drug trafficking remain Mexico’s biggest problems. But those problems are mainly concentrated in labor cities (Juarez, Nuevo Laredo, Nogales), far from the technology centers. If you decide to build your team in Mexico, we’ll make sure they will work in a safe place.

Start building your team in Mexico with Bridge

  • Expert knowledge of the local market
  • Financial transparency
  • Legal security​
  • Online platform to manage remote operations

Explore more destinations

Bridge establishes remote teams in Argentina, Ukraine, and Mexico. And we’re planning to cover more countries soon.

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