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Elementary School Teacher Average Salary in Philippines 2020

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

Average Monthly Salary
33,600 PHP
( 403,000 PHP yearly)


A person working as an Elementary School Teacher in Philippines typically earns around 33,600 PHP per month. Salaries range from 15,400 PHP (lowest) to 53,400 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 15,400 PHP per month (minimum salary) to 53,400 PHP per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 36,200 PHP per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Elementary School Teacher(s) are earning less than 36,200 PHP while the other half are earning more than 36,200 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 23,300 PHP while 75% of them are earning more than 23,300 PHP. Also from the diagram, 75% of Elementary School Teacher(s) are earning less than 48,400 PHP while 25% are earning more than 48,400 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 17,500 PHP per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 23,400 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 34,600 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 42,200 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 46,000 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 49,800 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
17,500 PHP
2 - 5 Years+34%
23,400 PHP
5 - 10 Years+48%
34,600 PHP
10 - 15 Years+22%
42,200 PHP
15 - 20 Years+9%
46,000 PHP
20+ Years+8%
49,800 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 20,400 PHP per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 39,300 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
20,400 PHP
Master's Degree+93%
39,300 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 253,000 Philippine Peso(s) to 758,000 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 22% more than their female counterparts.

30,200 PHP
37,000 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

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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 2019

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Philippines for the year 2019. 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.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector Elementary School Teacher employees in Philippines earn 12% more than their private sector counterparts.

Private Sector
47,700 PHP
Public Sector+12%
53,400 PHP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Elementary School Teacher Salary Trend and Forecast in Philippines

How are Elementary School Teacher salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

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Average Salary 2016
29,000 PHP
Average Salary 2017+4%
30,100 PHP
Average Salary 2018+4%
31,200 PHP
Average Salary 2019+4%
32,400 PHP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Elementary School Teacher 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 2019 are 4% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

Elementary School Teacher Average Hourly Wage in Philippines

190 PHP per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Philippines is 190 PHP. This means that the average Elementary School Teacher in Philippines earns approximately 190 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 36% less than that of Teaching / Education. Also, Teaching / Education salaries are 4% more than those of All Jobs.

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Academic Coach50,300 PHP+50%
Academic Manager61,200 PHP+82%
Academic Specialist44,900 PHP+34%
Academic Staff37,700 PHP+12%
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Achievement Coach53,100 PHP+58%
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Assistant School Principal52,700 PHP+57%
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Bursary Scheme Manager46,500 PHP+39%
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Chemistry Teacher41,100 PHP+22%
Child Care Coordinator41,100 PHP+22%
Child Care Worker32,200 PHP-4%
Clinical School Psychologist58,100 PHP+73%
College Aide52,600 PHP+57%
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Curriculum Developer51,500 PHP+53%
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Demonstrator37,100 PHP+11%
Deputy Controller of Examinations47,900 PHP+43%
Director of Learning Technology52,500 PHP+56%
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Economics Lecturer70,100 PHP+110%
Education Administrator46,400 PHP+38%
Education Assistant Director54,300 PHP+62%
Education Assistant Principal43,100 PHP+28%
Education Assistant Professor57,300 PHP+71%
Education Consultant58,500 PHP+74%
Education Coordinator43,900 PHP+31%
Education Counselor46,800 PHP+39%
Education Director68,700 PHP+100%
Education Program Specialist51,400 PHP+53%
Education Researcher56,300 PHP+68%
Education Resource Specialist46,000 PHP+37%
Education Services Facilitator47,100 PHP+40%
Educational Psychologist61,800 PHP+84%
EFL Teacher42,500 PHP+27%
eLearning Trainer37,900 PHP+13%
Elementary School Teacher33,600 PHP+0%
Engineering Lecturer65,300 PHP+95%
Engineering Teacher58,700 PHP+75%
English Teacher39,300 PHP+17%
ESL Teacher39,600 PHP+18%
Faculty Assistant50,600 PHP+51%
Foreign Language Teacher38,600 PHP+15%
GED Teacher35,000 PHP+4%
Geography Teacher38,700 PHP+15%
Head of Mathematics Department54,300 PHP+62%
Head of School64,500 PHP+92%
High School Teacher46,600 PHP+39%
History Teacher42,800 PHP+28%
Infant Teacher30,100 PHP-10%
Instructional Assistant43,100 PHP+28%
Instructor44,600 PHP+33%
Kindergarten Teacher32,100 PHP-4%
Language Instructor For Expatriate33,700 PHP+0%
Law Teacher58,700 PHP+75%
Learning Designer49,500 PHP+47%
Lecturer60,100 PHP+79%
Librarian33,700 PHP+0%
Library Assistant28,200 PHP-16%
Library Director46,700 PHP+39%
Library Specialist35,300 PHP+5%
Life Sciences Teacher38,900 PHP+16%
Math Lecturer76,700 PHP+130%
Mathematics Teacher44,400 PHP+32%
Mentor45,400 PHP+35%
Middle School Teacher40,700 PHP+21%
Music Teacher38,300 PHP+14%
Nursery Manager57,800 PHP+72%
Nursery Worker25,700 PHP-23%
Paraprofessional54,700 PHP+63%
Physical Education Specialist43,100 PHP+28%
Physical Education Teacher35,800 PHP+7%
Physics Teacher 40,800 PHP+22%
Political Science Teacher40,600 PHP+21%
Post Doctoral Researcher67,000 PHP+100%
Preschool Education Administrator45,300 PHP+35%
Preschool Teacher32,600 PHP-3%
Primary School Teacher34,900 PHP+4%
Principal52,500 PHP+56%
Product Specialist44,500 PHP+33%
Professor - Accounting71,300 PHP+110%
Professor - Architecture77,800 PHP+130%
Professor - Biology73,200 PHP+120%
Professor - Business Administration69,300 PHP+110%
Professor - Chemical Engineering73,700 PHP+120%
Professor - Chemistry77,900 PHP+130%
Professor - Civil Engineering70,200 PHP+110%
Professor - Communication67,600 PHP+100%
Professor - Computer Science76,300 PHP+130%
Professor - Dentistry77,300 PHP+130%
Professor - Drama69,100 PHP+110%
Professor - Economics72,300 PHP+120%
Professor - Education76,400 PHP+130%
Professor - Electrical Engineering77,300 PHP+130%
Professor - English67,900 PHP+100%
Professor - Environmental Engineering78,000 PHP+130%
Professor - Foreign Languages70,300 PHP+110%
Professor - Geological Sciences70,600 PHP+110%
Professor - History69,100 PHP+110%
Professor - Industrial Engineering73,700 PHP+120%
Professor - Law77,700 PHP+130%
Professor - Legal Support67,100 PHP+100%
Professor - Liberal Arts75,200 PHP+120%
Professor - Marketing72,000 PHP+110%
Professor - Mathematics79,900 PHP+140%
Professor - Mechanical Engineering75,800 PHP+130%
Professor - Medical Administration74,100 PHP+120%
Professor - Medicine82,200 PHP+140%
Professor - Music66,500 PHP+98%
Professor - Nursing66,300 PHP+98%
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences75,000 PHP+120%
Professor - Philosophy73,500 PHP+120%
Professor - Physical Therapy75,000 PHP+120%
Professor - Physics83,000 PHP+150%
Professor - Psychology73,200 PHP+120%
Professor - Rehabilitation66,300 PHP+98%
Professor - Social Work63,200 PHP+88%
Professor - Sociology74,200 PHP+120%
Professor - Special Education73,300 PHP+120%
Psychology Teacher56,900 PHP+70%
Public Management Assistant Professor63,500 PHP+89%
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Science Educator40,500 PHP+21%
Science Laboratory Assistant37,300 PHP+11%
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Special Needs Assistant36,100 PHP+8%
Statistics Lecturer68,500 PHP+100%
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Salary Comparison By City

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Cagayan de Oro33,200 PHP
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Las Pinas32,100 PHP
Makati31,800 PHP
Manila41,300 PHP
Paranaque33,000 PHP
Pasig35,700 PHP
Quezon City41,600 PHP
Taguig37,500 PHP
Valenzuela34,500 PHP
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