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 salaries in Philippines range from 13,700 PHP per month (minimum salary) to 47,500 PHP per month (maximum 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+48%|
|10 - 15 Years||+22%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Academic Advisor||46,500 PHP||+56%|
|Academic Coach||44,700 PHP||+50%|
|Academic Manager||54,400 PHP||+82%|
|Academic Specialist||39,900 PHP||+34%|
|Academic Staff||33,500 PHP||+12%|
|Achievement Coach||47,200 PHP||+58%|
|Admissions Specialist||38,500 PHP||+29%|
|Agricultural Sciences Teacher||36,700 PHP||+23%|
|Anthropology Teacher||38,300 PHP||+28%|
|Arabic Language Teacher||35,300 PHP||+18%|
|Archeology Teacher||38,300 PHP||+28%|
|Architecture Teacher||40,400 PHP||+35%|
|Art Teacher||32,000 PHP||+7%|
|Assistant School Principal||46,900 PHP||+57%|
|Assistant Teacher||31,400 PHP||+5%|
|Biochemistry Professor||62,700 PHP||+110%|
|Biology Teacher||35,600 PHP||+19%|
|Bursary Scheme Manager||41,400 PHP||+39%|
|Business Teacher||36,700 PHP||+23%|
|Chemistry Teacher||36,500 PHP||+22%|
|Child Care Coordinator||36,600 PHP||+23%|
|Child Care Worker||28,600 PHP||-4%|
|Clinical School Psychologist||51,700 PHP||+73%|
|College Aide||46,800 PHP||+57%|
|College and Career Readiness Specialist||48,200 PHP||+61%|
|College President||80,300 PHP||+170%|
|Communications Teacher||37,300 PHP||+25%|
|Community Education Officer||29,800 PHP||-0%|
|Computer Science Teacher||33,000 PHP||+11%|
|Computer Teacher||35,400 PHP||+19%|
|Creative Writing Trainer||40,700 PHP||+36%|
|Credit Counselor||42,400 PHP||+42%|
|Cultural Studies Teacher||35,600 PHP||+19%|
|Curriculum Developer||45,800 PHP||+53%|
|Curriculum Specialist||45,700 PHP||+53%|
|Deputy Controller of Examinations||42,600 PHP||+43%|
|Director of Learning Technology||46,700 PHP||+56%|
|Distance Learning Coordinator||40,500 PHP||+36%|
|Economics Lecturer||62,400 PHP||+110%|
|Education Administrator||41,200 PHP||+38%|
|Education Assistant Director||48,300 PHP||+62%|
|Education Assistant Principal||38,300 PHP||+28%|
|Education Assistant Professor||50,900 PHP||+71%|
|Education Consultant||52,000 PHP||+74%|
|Education Coordinator||39,000 PHP||+31%|
|Education Counselor||41,600 PHP||+39%|
|Education Director||61,100 PHP||+100%|
|Education Program Specialist||45,700 PHP||+53%|
|Education Researcher||50,100 PHP||+68%|
|Education Resource Specialist||40,900 PHP||+37%|
|Education Services Facilitator||41,900 PHP||+40%|
|Educational Psychologist||55,000 PHP||+84%|
|EFL Teacher||37,800 PHP||+27%|
|eLearning Trainer||33,700 PHP||+13%|
|Elementary School Teacher||29,800 PHP||-0%|
|Engineering Lecturer||58,100 PHP||+95%|
|Engineering Teacher||52,200 PHP||+75%|
|English Teacher||35,000 PHP||+17%|
|ESL Teacher||35,300 PHP||+18%|
|Faculty Assistant||45,000 PHP||+51%|
|Foreign Language Teacher||34,300 PHP||+15%|
|GED Teacher||31,200 PHP||+5%|
|Geography Teacher||34,400 PHP||+15%|
|Head of Mathematics Department||48,300 PHP||+62%|
|Head of School||57,400 PHP||+92%|
|High School Teacher||41,500 PHP||+39%|
|History Teacher||38,100 PHP||+28%|
|Infant Teacher||26,800 PHP||-10%|
|Instructional Assistant||38,400 PHP||+29%|
|Kindergarten Teacher||28,500 PHP||-5%|
|Language Instructor For Expatriate||29,900 PHP||+0%|
|Law Teacher||52,200 PHP||+75%|
|Learning Designer||44,000 PHP||+47%|
|Library Assistant||25,100 PHP||-16%|
|Library Director||41,500 PHP||+39%|
|Library Specialist||31,400 PHP||+5%|
|Life Sciences Teacher||34,600 PHP||+16%|
|Math Lecturer||68,200 PHP||+130%|
|Mathematics Teacher||39,500 PHP||+32%|
|Middle School Teacher||36,200 PHP||+21%|
|Music Teacher||34,000 PHP||+14%|
|Nursery Manager||51,400 PHP||+72%|
|Nursery Worker||22,900 PHP||-23%|
|Physical Education Specialist||38,300 PHP||+28%|
|Physical Education Teacher||31,900 PHP||+7%|
|Physics Teacher||36,300 PHP||+22%|
|Political Science Teacher||36,100 PHP||+21%|
|Post Doctoral Researcher||59,600 PHP||+100%|
|Preschool Education Administrator||40,300 PHP||+35%|
|Preschool Teacher||29,000 PHP||-3%|
|Primary School Teacher||31,100 PHP||+4%|
|Product Specialist||39,600 PHP||+33%|
|Professor - Accounting||63,400 PHP||+110%|
|Professor - Architecture||69,200 PHP||+130%|
|Professor - Biology||65,100 PHP||+120%|
|Professor - Business Administration||61,600 PHP||+110%|
|Professor - Chemical Engineering||65,500 PHP||+120%|
|Professor - Chemistry||69,200 PHP||+130%|
|Professor - Civil Engineering||62,400 PHP||+110%|
|Professor - Communication||60,100 PHP||+100%|
|Professor - Computer Science||67,900 PHP||+130%|
|Professor - Dentistry||68,700 PHP||+130%|
|Professor - Drama||61,400 PHP||+110%|
|Professor - Economics||64,300 PHP||+120%|
|Professor - Education||67,900 PHP||+130%|
|Professor - Electrical Engineering||68,700 PHP||+130%|
|Professor - English||60,400 PHP||+100%|
|Professor - Environmental Engineering||69,400 PHP||+130%|
|Professor - Foreign Languages||62,500 PHP||+110%|
|Professor - Geological Sciences||62,800 PHP||+110%|
|Professor - History||61,500 PHP||+110%|
|Professor - Industrial Engineering||65,500 PHP||+120%|
|Professor - Law||69,100 PHP||+130%|
|Professor - Legal Support||59,700 PHP||+100%|
|Professor - Liberal Arts||66,900 PHP||+120%|
|Professor - Marketing||64,000 PHP||+110%|
|Professor - Mathematics||71,000 PHP||+140%|
|Professor - Mechanical Engineering||67,400 PHP||+130%|
|Professor - Medical Administration||65,900 PHP||+120%|
|Professor - Medicine||79,700 PHP||+170%|
|Professor - Music||59,200 PHP||+98%|
|Professor - Nursing||59,000 PHP||+98%|
|Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences||66,700 PHP||+120%|
|Professor - Philosophy||65,400 PHP||+120%|
|Professor - Physical Therapy||66,700 PHP||+120%|
|Professor - Physics||73,800 PHP||+150%|
|Professor - Psychology||65,100 PHP||+120%|
|Professor - Rehabilitation||59,000 PHP||+98%|
|Professor - Social Work||56,200 PHP||+88%|
|Professor - Sociology||66,000 PHP||+120%|
|Professor - Special Education||65,200 PHP||+120%|
|Psychology Teacher||52,400 PHP||+76%|
|Public Management Assistant Professor||56,500 PHP||+89%|
|School Counselor||49,700 PHP||+67%|
|Science Educator||36,000 PHP||+21%|
|Science Laboratory Assistant||33,200 PHP||+11%|
|Science Teacher||36,000 PHP||+21%|
|Secondary Mathematics Teacher||37,600 PHP||+26%|
|Secondary School Teacher||35,300 PHP||+18%|
|Special Education Teacher||38,600 PHP||+29%|
|Special Needs Assistant||32,100 PHP||+8%|
|Statistics Lecturer||60,900 PHP||+100%|
|Student Accounts Coordinator||36,200 PHP||+21%|
|Student Development Specialist||43,400 PHP||+45%|
|Student Employment Specialist||40,000 PHP||+34%|
|Student Services||33,500 PHP||+12%|
|Student Support Manager||42,700 PHP||+43%|
|Substitute Teacher||29,000 PHP||-3%|
|Teacher Aide||28,100 PHP||-6%|
|Teacher Trainer||43,700 PHP||+46%|
|Training and Development Specialist||45,700 PHP||+53%|
|Training Coordinator||31,000 PHP||+4%|
|University Teacher||62,600 PHP||+110%|
|Vocational Education Teacher||34,200 PHP||+15%|
|Cagayan de Oro||29,600 PHP|
|Las Pinas||28,600 PHP|
|Quezon City||37,000 PHP|
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.