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Average Salary in Philippines 2019

How much money does a person working in Philippines make?

50,555 PHP per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Philippines typically earns around 50,555 PHP per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Distribution of Salaries in Philippines | All Jobs

Median and salary distribution monthly Philippines

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Philippines range between 6,843 PHP per month (minimum salary) to 223,867 PHP per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 52,578 PHP per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 52,578 PHP while the other half are earning more than 52,578 PHP. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of the population are earning less than 26,739 PHP while 75% of them are earning more than 26,739 PHP. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 149,280 PHP while 25% are earning more than 149,280 PHP.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should you be looking at?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Salary Trend and Forecast in Philippines

How are Philippines salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary over the past few years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Philippines
Average Salary 2016    =  
45,336 PHP
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
47,013 PHP
Average Salary 2018    +4%  
48,752 PHP
Average Salary 2019    +4%  
50,555 PHP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Philippines are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 4% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2020 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.


Salaries for popular jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accountant33,153 PHP
Administrative Assistant24,890 PHP
Architect41,923 PHP
Attorney68,149 PHP
Biomedical Engineer40,259 PHP
CAD Drafter38,006 PHP
Cashier28,751 PHP
Chartered Accountant40,092 PHP
Chef41,175 PHP
Chief Executive Officer108,425 PHP
Chief Financial Officer103,108 PHP
Civil Engineer44,159 PHP
Civil Engineer44,993 PHP
Computer Technician38,228 PHP
Creative Director50,765 PHP
Dentist110,396 PHP
Developer / Programmer44,465 PHP
Electrical Engineer49,360 PHP
Elementary School Teacher33,563 PHP
Engineer43,019 PHP
Executive Chef41,865 PHP
Flight Attendant40,975 PHP
General Manager88,767 PHP
Graphic Designer32,960 PHP
Hotel Manager72,226 PHP
Human Resources Manager65,056 PHP
Internal Auditor49,242 PHP
Journalist46,509 PHP
Legal Assistant36,244 PHP
Mechanical Engineer49,692 PHP
Nurse37,028 PHP
Pharmacist52,239 PHP
Photographer33,745 PHP
Pilot59,599 PHP
Police Officer39,676 PHP
Project Manager54,596 PHP
Receptionist36,489 PHP
Receptionist27,042 PHP
Sales Manager76,440 PHP
Sales Representative30,877 PHP
Secondary School Teacher39,710 PHP
Secretary25,664 PHP
Teacher36,519 PHP
Teller32,758 PHP
Travel Agent39,037 PHP
Waiter / Waitress27,978 PHP

Average Hourly Wage in Philippines | All Jobs

292 PHP per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Philippines | All Jobs is 292 PHP. This means that the average person in Philippines earns approximatly 292 PHP for every worked hour.


Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Antipolo55,456 PHP
Cagayan de Oro53,659 PHP
Cebu57,399 PHP
Dasmarinas48,453 PHP
Davao59,506 PHP
Kalookan58,367 PHP
Las Pinas50,660 PHP
Makati49,674 PHP
Manila60,357 PHP
Paranaque52,678 PHP
Pasig54,481 PHP
Quezon City61,320 PHP
Taguig56,591 PHP
Valenzuela51,496 PHP
44987 - 2862
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