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Computer Scientist Average Salary in Philippines 2022

How much money does a Computer Scientist make in Philippines?

Average Monthly Salary
68,100 PHP
( 817,000 PHP yearly)


A person working as a Computer Scientist in Philippines typically earns around 68,100 PHP per month. Salaries range from 31,300 PHP (lowest) to 108,000 PHP (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Computer Scientist salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Computer Scientist Salary Distribution in Philippines

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

  • Salary Range

    Computer Scientist salaries in Philippines range from 31,300 PHP per month (minimum salary) to 108,000 PHP per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 73,500 PHP per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Computer Scientist(s) are earning less than 73,500 PHP while the other half are earning more than 73,500 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 Computer Scientist(s) are earning less than 47,200 PHP while 75% of them are earning more than 47,200 PHP. Also from the diagram, 75% of Computer Scientist(s) are earning less than 98,200 PHP while 25% are earning more than 98,200 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 plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Computer Scientist Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Computer Scientist salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Computer Scientist with less than two years of experience makes approximately 35,600 PHP per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 47,500 PHP per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 70,200 PHP per month, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, Computer Scientist(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 85,600 PHP per month, 22% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 93,300 PHP per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 101,000 PHP per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Computer Scientist average salary change by experience in Philippines

0 - 2 Years
35,600 PHP
2 - 5 Years+34%
47,500 PHP
5 - 10 Years+48%
70,200 PHP
10 - 15 Years+22%
85,600 PHP
15 - 20 Years+9%
93,300 PHP
20+ Years+8%
101,000 PHP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Computer Scientist Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Computer Scientist(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Computer Scientist salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Computer Scientist is 40,600 PHP per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 63,600 PHP per month, 57% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

A PhD gets its holder an average salary of 107,000 PHP per month, 68% more than someone with a Master's Degree.

Computer Scientist average salary difference by education level in Philippines

Bachelor's Degree
40,600 PHP
Master's Degree+57%
63,600 PHP
107,000 PHP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Philippines costs anywhere from 223,000 Philippine Peso(s) to 669,000 Philippine Peso(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Computer Scientist Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Philippines Computer Scientist
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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Computer Scientist employees in Philippines earn 15% more than their female counterparts on average.

72,800 PHP
63,400 PHP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Philippines for all Careers

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Computer Scientist Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Philippines

How much are annual salary increments in Philippines for Computer Scientist(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

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Computer Scientist(s) in Philippines are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 12% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 18 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Philippines / All Professions

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Philippines is 5%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Philippines for the year 2021. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Computer Scientist Bonus and Incentive Rates in Philippines

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Philippines Computer Scientist
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A Computer Scientist is considered to be a moderate bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

42% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 58% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 2% to 7% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Computer Scientist Average Hourly Wage in Philippines

390 PHP per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Philippines is 390 PHP. This means that the average Computer Scientist in Philippines earns approximately 390 PHP for every worked hour.

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

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked 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 the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Computer Scientist VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Computer Scientist and Science and Technical Services monthly Philippines
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The average salary for Computer Scientist is 14% more than that of Science and Technical Services. Also, Science and Technical Services salaries are 34% more than those of All Jobs.

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Geographer47,400 PHP-30%
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Geological Data Technician30,400 PHP-55%
Geological Technician36,900 PHP-46%
Geologist72,300 PHP+6%
Geomatics Scientist70,800 PHP+4%
Geophysical Data Technician30,000 PHP-56%
Geospatial Information Scientist and Technologist65,800 PHP-3%
Hydrologist59,600 PHP-12%
Industrial Ecologist60,500 PHP-11%
Intelligence Analyst56,500 PHP-17%
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Laboratory Manager64,500 PHP-5%
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Meteorologist62,100 PHP-9%
Microbiologist98,100 PHP+44%
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Risk Safety Engineer39,600 PHP-42%
Scientific Photographer41,600 PHP-39%
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Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Antipolo72,300 PHP
Cagayan de Oro69,300 PHP
Cebu75,200 PHP
Dasmarinas62,700 PHP
Davao77,800 PHP
Kalookan76,600 PHP
Las Pinas65,200 PHP
Makati63,800 PHP
Manila79,400 PHP
Paranaque67,900 PHP
Pasig70,900 PHP
Quezon City80,800 PHP
Taguig73,500 PHP
Valenzuela66,800 PHP

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Philippines earn 12% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
42,100 PHP
Public Sector+12%
47,100 PHP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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