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Average Salary in Philippines 2020

How much money does a person working in Philippines make?

Average Monthly Salary
50,600 PHP
( 607,000 PHP yearly)


A person working in Philippines typically earns around 50,600 PHP per month. Salaries range from 6,840 PHP (lowest) to 224,000 PHP (highest).

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

Median and salary distribution monthly Philippines

The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Salaries in Philippines range between 6,840 PHP per month (minimum salary) to 224,000 PHP per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 52,600 PHP per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 52,600 PHP while the other half are earning more than 52,600 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.

  • Percentiles

    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 26,700 PHP while 75% of them are earning more than 26,700 PHP. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 149,000 PHP while 25% are earning more than 149,000 PHP.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

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
43,700 PHP
Average Salary 2017+4%
45,300 PHP
Average Salary 2018+4%
47,000 PHP
Average Salary 2019+4%
48,800 PHP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Philippines are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2020 are 4% higher than those of 2019. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Salaries for popular jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accounting and Finance
Accountant33,200 PHP
Accounting Assistant31,000 PHP
Accounting Manager65,300 PHP
Bookkeeper26,300 PHP
Chartered Accountant40,100 PHP
Corporate Treasurer86,000 PHP
Financial Analyst49,200 PHP
Financial Manager102,000 PHP
Internal Auditor49,200 PHP

Administration / Reception / Secretarial
Administrative Assistant24,900 PHP
Office Manager33,400 PHP
Receptionist27,000 PHP
Secretary25,700 PHP

Advertising / Grapic Design / Events
Art Director49,000 PHP
Creative Director50,800 PHP
Graphic Designer33,000 PHP
Photographer33,700 PHP

Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense
Aerospace Engineer50,400 PHP
Air Traffic Controller50,500 PHP
Flight Attendant41,000 PHP
Pilot59,600 PHP

Architect41,900 PHP
CAD Drafter38,000 PHP

Mechanic25,300 PHP
Service Advisor39,600 PHP

Bank Branch Manager73,300 PHP
Teller32,800 PHP

Teacher36,500 PHP
Translator40,100 PHP

Business Planning
Business Analyst55,000 PHP
Business Development Manager75,200 PHP
Project Manager57,300 PHP

Care Giving and Child Care
Nanny31,100 PHP
Nursery Teacher36,200 PHP

Construction / Building / Installation
Civil Engineer44,200 PHP
Construction Project Manager55,500 PHP
Health and Safety Officer30,800 PHP

Customer Service and Call Center
Call Center Representative33,600 PHP
Customer Service Manager66,600 PHP
Customer Service Representative34,500 PHP

Civil Engineer45,000 PHP
Electrical Engineer49,400 PHP
Engineer43,000 PHP
Mechanical Engineer49,700 PHP

Executive and Management
Chief Executive Officer108,000 PHP
Chief Financial Officer103,000 PHP
General Manager88,800 PHP
Project Manager54,600 PHP

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
Chef41,200 PHP
Executive Chef41,900 PHP
Hotel Manager72,200 PHP
Receptionist36,500 PHP
Travel Agent39,000 PHP
Waiter / Waitress28,000 PHP

Health and Medical
Dentist110,000 PHP
Dietitian113,000 PHP
Laboratory Technician38,200 PHP
Nurse37,000 PHP

Human Resources
Human Resources Manager65,100 PHP
Human Resources Officer37,800 PHP

Information Technology
Computer Technician38,200 PHP
Database Administrator46,800 PHP
Developer / Programmer44,500 PHP
Information Technology Manager67,800 PHP
Network Engineer41,800 PHP

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire
Police Officer39,700 PHP

Attorney68,100 PHP
Legal Assistant36,200 PHP

Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment
Journalist46,500 PHP

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
Biomedical Engineer40,300 PHP
Pharmacist52,200 PHP

Sales Retail and Wholesale
Cashier28,800 PHP
Sales Manager76,400 PHP
Sales Representative30,900 PHP

Teaching / Education
Elementary School Teacher33,600 PHP
Secondary School Teacher39,700 PHP

Average Hourly Wage in Philippines

290 PHP per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Philippines is 290 PHP. This means that the average person in Philippines earns approximatly 290 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
Antipolo55,500 PHP
Cagayan de Oro53,700 PHP
Cebu57,400 PHP
Dasmarinas48,500 PHP
Davao59,500 PHP
Kalookan58,400 PHP
Las Pinas50,700 PHP
Makati49,700 PHP
Manila60,400 PHP
Paranaque52,700 PHP
Pasig54,500 PHP
Quezon City61,300 PHP
Taguig56,600 PHP
Valenzuela51,500 PHP
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