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Elementary School Teacher Average Salary in Philippines 2022

How much money does an Elementary School Teacher make in Philippines?

Average Monthly Salary
29,800 PHP
( 358,000 PHP yearly)


A person working as an Elementary School Teacher in Philippines typically earns around 29,800 PHP per month. Salaries range from 13,700 PHP (lowest) to 47,500 PHP (highest).

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

Elementary School Teacher Salary Distribution in Philippines

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

  • Salary Range

    Elementary School Teacher salaries in Philippines range from 13,700 PHP per month (minimum salary) to 47,500 PHP per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 32,200 PHP per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Elementary School Teacher(s) are earning less than 32,200 PHP while the other half are earning more than 32,200 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 Elementary School Teacher(s) are earning less than 20,700 PHP while 75% of them are earning more than 20,700 PHP. Also from the diagram, 75% of Elementary School Teacher(s) are earning less than 43,000 PHP while 25% are earning more than 43,000 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 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

Elementary School Teacher Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Philippines Elementary School Teacher
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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 Elementary School Teacher salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

An Elementary School Teacher with less than two years of experience makes approximately 15,600 PHP per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 20,800 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 30,800 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, Elementary School Teacher(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 37,500 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 40,900 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 44,300 PHP per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Elementary School Teacher average salary change by experience in Philippines

0 - 2 Years
15,600 PHP
2 - 5 Years+34%
20,800 PHP
5 - 10 Years+48%
30,800 PHP
10 - 15 Years+22%
37,500 PHP
15 - 20 Years+9%
40,900 PHP
20+ Years+8%
44,300 PHP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Elementary School Teacher Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Elementary School Teacher(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 Elementary School Teacher salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of an Elementary School Teacher is 18,100 PHP per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 35,000 PHP per month, 93% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

Elementary School Teacher average salary difference by education level in Philippines

Bachelor's Degree
18,100 PHP
Master's Degree+93%
35,000 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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Elementary School Teacher Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Philippines Elementary School Teacher
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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 Elementary School Teacher employees in Philippines earn 13% less than their female counterparts on average.

27,800 PHP
31,900 PHP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Philippines for all Careers

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Elementary School Teacher Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Philippines

How much are annual salary increments in Philippines for Elementary School Teacher(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Elementary School Teacher

Elementary School Teacher(s) in Philippines are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 19 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

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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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Elementary School Teacher Bonus and Incentive Rates in Philippines

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Philippines Elementary School Teacher
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An Elementary School Teacher is considered to be a low 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.

69% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 31% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% 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.

Elementary School Teacher Average Hourly Wage in Philippines

170 PHP per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Philippines is 170 PHP. This means that the average Elementary School Teacher in Philippines earns approximately 170 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.

Elementary School Teacher VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Elementary School Teacher and Teaching / Education monthly Philippines
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The average salary for Elementary School Teacher is 37% less than that of Teaching / Education. Also, Teaching / Education salaries are 6% more than those of All Jobs.

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Academic Coach44,700 PHP+50%
Academic Manager54,400 PHP+82%
Academic Specialist39,900 PHP+34%
Academic Staff33,500 PHP+12%
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Achievement Coach47,200 PHP+58%
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Agricultural Sciences Teacher36,700 PHP+23%
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Bursary Scheme Manager41,400 PHP+39%
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Chemistry Teacher36,500 PHP+22%
Child Care Coordinator36,600 PHP+23%
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Curriculum Developer45,800 PHP+53%
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Demonstrator33,000 PHP+11%
Deputy Controller of Examinations42,600 PHP+43%
Director of Learning Technology46,700 PHP+56%
Distance Learning Coordinator40,500 PHP+36%
Economics Lecturer62,400 PHP+110%
Education Administrator41,200 PHP+38%
Education Assistant Director48,300 PHP+62%
Education Assistant Principal38,300 PHP+28%
Education Assistant Professor50,900 PHP+71%
Education Consultant52,000 PHP+74%
Education Coordinator39,000 PHP+31%
Education Counselor41,600 PHP+39%
Education Director61,100 PHP+100%
Education Program Specialist45,700 PHP+53%
Education Researcher50,100 PHP+68%
Education Resource Specialist40,900 PHP+37%
Education Services Facilitator41,900 PHP+40%
Educational Psychologist55,000 PHP+84%
EFL Teacher37,800 PHP+27%
eLearning Trainer33,700 PHP+13%
Elementary School Teacher29,800 PHP-0%
Engineering Lecturer58,100 PHP+95%
Engineering Teacher52,200 PHP+75%
English Teacher35,000 PHP+17%
ESL Teacher35,300 PHP+18%
Faculty Assistant45,000 PHP+51%
Foreign Language Teacher34,300 PHP+15%
GED Teacher31,200 PHP+5%
Geography Teacher34,400 PHP+15%
Head of Mathematics Department48,300 PHP+62%
Head of School57,400 PHP+92%
High School Teacher41,500 PHP+39%
History Teacher38,100 PHP+28%
Infant Teacher26,800 PHP-10%
Instructional Assistant38,400 PHP+29%
Instructor39,700 PHP+33%
Kindergarten Teacher28,500 PHP-5%
Language Instructor For Expatriate29,900 PHP+0%
Law Teacher52,200 PHP+75%
Learning Designer44,000 PHP+47%
Lecturer64,200 PHP+120%
Librarian29,900 PHP+0%
Library Assistant25,100 PHP-16%
Library Director41,500 PHP+39%
Library Specialist31,400 PHP+5%
Life Sciences Teacher34,600 PHP+16%
Math Lecturer68,200 PHP+130%
Mathematics Teacher39,500 PHP+32%
Mentor40,400 PHP+35%
Middle School Teacher36,200 PHP+21%
Music Teacher34,000 PHP+14%
Nursery Manager51,400 PHP+72%
Nursery Worker22,900 PHP-23%
Paraprofessional48,600 PHP+63%
Physical Education Specialist38,300 PHP+28%
Physical Education Teacher31,900 PHP+7%
Physics Teacher 36,300 PHP+22%
Political Science Teacher36,100 PHP+21%
Post Doctoral Researcher59,600 PHP+100%
Preschool Education Administrator40,300 PHP+35%
Preschool Teacher29,000 PHP-3%
Primary School Teacher31,100 PHP+4%
Principal49,800 PHP+67%
Product Specialist39,600 PHP+33%
Professor - Accounting63,400 PHP+110%
Professor - Architecture69,200 PHP+130%
Professor - Biology65,100 PHP+120%
Professor - Business Administration61,600 PHP+110%
Professor - Chemical Engineering65,500 PHP+120%
Professor - Chemistry69,200 PHP+130%
Professor - Civil Engineering62,400 PHP+110%
Professor - Communication60,100 PHP+100%
Professor - Computer Science67,900 PHP+130%
Professor - Dentistry68,700 PHP+130%
Professor - Drama61,400 PHP+110%
Professor - Economics64,300 PHP+120%
Professor - Education67,900 PHP+130%
Professor - Electrical Engineering68,700 PHP+130%
Professor - English60,400 PHP+100%
Professor - Environmental Engineering69,400 PHP+130%
Professor - Foreign Languages62,500 PHP+110%
Professor - Geological Sciences62,800 PHP+110%
Professor - History61,500 PHP+110%
Professor - Industrial Engineering65,500 PHP+120%
Professor - Law69,100 PHP+130%
Professor - Legal Support59,700 PHP+100%
Professor - Liberal Arts66,900 PHP+120%
Professor - Marketing64,000 PHP+110%
Professor - Mathematics71,000 PHP+140%
Professor - Mechanical Engineering67,400 PHP+130%
Professor - Medical Administration65,900 PHP+120%
Professor - Medicine79,700 PHP+170%
Professor - Music59,200 PHP+98%
Professor - Nursing59,000 PHP+98%
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences66,700 PHP+120%
Professor - Philosophy65,400 PHP+120%
Professor - Physical Therapy66,700 PHP+120%
Professor - Physics73,800 PHP+150%
Professor - Psychology65,100 PHP+120%
Professor - Rehabilitation59,000 PHP+98%
Professor - Social Work56,200 PHP+88%
Professor - Sociology66,000 PHP+120%
Professor - Special Education65,200 PHP+120%
Psychology Teacher52,400 PHP+76%
Public Management Assistant Professor56,500 PHP+89%
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Science Educator36,000 PHP+21%
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Special Education Teacher38,600 PHP+29%
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Statistics Lecturer60,900 PHP+100%
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CityAverage Salary
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Cebu32,400 PHP
Dasmarinas29,200 PHP
Davao33,900 PHP
Kalookan32,500 PHP
Las Pinas28,600 PHP
Makati28,300 PHP
Manila36,800 PHP
Paranaque29,400 PHP
Pasig31,800 PHP
Quezon City37,000 PHP
Taguig33,400 PHP
Valenzuela30,700 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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