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Plumber Average Salary in Philippines 2019

How much money does a Plumber make in Philippines?

28,148 PHP per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as a Plumber in Philippines typically earns around 28,148 PHP per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Plumber salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detialed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Plumber Salary Distribution in Philippines

Median and salary distribution monthly Philippines Plumber

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Plumber salaries in Philippines range between 11,541 PHP per month (minimum salary) to 43,348 PHP per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 29,274 PHP per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Plumber are earning less than 29,274 PHP while the other half are earning more than 29,274 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 people working as Plumber are earning less than 18,367 PHP while 75% of them are earning more than 18,367 PHP. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Plumber are earning less than 39,216 PHP while 25% are earning more than 39,216 PHP.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should you be looking at?

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

Plumber Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

0 - 2 Years    =  
13,290 PHP
2 - 5 Years    +37%  
18,220 PHP
5 - 10 Years    +26%  
22,992 PHP
10 - 15 Years    +21%  
27,763 PHP
15 - 20 Years    +17%  
32,534 PHP
20+ Years    +24%  
40,326 PHP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Experience level is the most important factor in determining your salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Plumber salaries by experience level. A Plumber with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 13,290 PHP per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 18,220 PHP per month, 37% more than someone with less than two year's experience. Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 22,992 PHP per month, 26% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Plumber(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 27,763 PHP per month, 21% more than a person with five to ten years of experience. If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 32,534 PHP per month, 17% more than a person with ten to fifteen years of experience. Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 40,326 PHP per month, 24% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Philippines Plumber

Plumber Salary Comparison By Education

Certificate or Diploma    =  
16,789 PHP
Bachelor's Degree    +40%  
23,469 PHP
Master's Degree    +41%  
33,011 PHP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add into your income? We broke down Plumber salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Plumber is 16,789 PHP per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 23,469 PHP per month, 40% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 33,011 PHP per month, 41% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.


Salary comparison by education level monthly Philippines Plumber


Plumber Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
25,474 PHP
Male    +21%  
30,822 PHP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Plumber employees in Philippines earn 21% more than their female counterparts.

Salary comparison by gender monthly Philippines Plumber

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
24,066 PHP
Public Sector    +34%  
32,229 PHP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the goverment? Public sector Plumber employees in Philippines earn 34% more than their private sector counterparts.

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Philippines Plumber

Plumber Salary Trend and Forecast in Philippines

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Philippines Plumber
Average Salary 2016    =  
25,242 PHP
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
26,176 PHP
Average Salary 2018    +4%  
27,144 PHP
Average Salary 2019    +4%  
28,148 PHP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Plumber salaries in Philippines are on the rise in the year 2019 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 continous increase in pay in 2020 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Plumber Average Hourly Wage in Philippines

162 PHP per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Philippines for Plumber is 162 PHP. This means that the average Plumber in Philippines earns approximatly 162 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.

Plumber VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Plumber and Construction / Building / Installation monthly PhilippinesWe compared Philippines salaries for Plumber, Construction / Building / Installation, and All Jobs and we found that Plumber salaries are 22% less than those of Construction / Building / Installation. We also found out that Construction / Building / Installation salaries are 29% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Adjudicator30,242 PHP+7%
Assembler28,913 PHP+3%
Boat Builder and Shipwright31,888 PHP+13%
Bricklayer25,548 PHP-9%
Building Administrator30,592 PHP+9%
Building Contracts Manager55,426 PHP+97%
Building Inspector35,606 PHP+26%
Building Monitor25,427 PHP-10%
Building Sales Manager52,591 PHP+87%
Cabinetmaker28,212 PHP+0%
Carpenter32,180 PHP+14%
Civil Engineer44,159 PHP+57%
Civil Technician36,779 PHP+31%
Concreter30,972 PHP+10%
Construction and Maintenance Manager37,604 PHP+34%
Construction Assistant35,781 PHP+27%
Construction Coordinator39,138 PHP+39%
Construction Estimator39,836 PHP+42%
Construction Field Engineer42,727 PHP+52%
Construction General Manager49,751 PHP+77%
Construction Inventory Officer26,606 PHP-5%
Construction Operations Manager45,546 PHP+62%
Construction Project Coordinator44,938 PHP+60%
Construction Project Engineer44,370 PHP+58%
Construction Project Manager55,475 PHP+97%
Construction Project Planner45,704 PHP+62%
Construction Quality Control Manager48,706 PHP+73%
Construction Safety Officer43,117 PHP+53%
Construction Superintendent44,197 PHP+57%
Construction Supervisor47,697 PHP+69%
Construction Technical Assistant33,735 PHP+20%
Construction Technical Officer29,882 PHP+6%
Construction Technical Writer30,364 PHP+8%
Construction Technician28,295 PHP+1%
Crane and Tower Operator28,387 PHP+1%
Diesel Mechanic26,173 PHP-7%
Drywall Installer29,079 PHP+3%
Electrical Draftsman25,375 PHP-10%
Electrical Engineering Supervisor44,538 PHP+58%
Electrical Engineering Technician35,959 PHP+28%
Electrician40,771 PHP+45%
Elevator Installer and Repairer30,814 PHP+9%
Engineer44,598 PHP+58%
Excavator Operator31,225 PHP+11%
Floor Finisher32,711 PHP+16%
Floor Manager38,524 PHP+37%
Foreman25,723 PHP-9%
Frame and Truss Detailer27,025 PHP-4%
Furniture Finisher24,384 PHP-13%
Gas Technician 25,261 PHP-10%
Handyman25,505 PHP-9%
Health and Safety Coordinator35,515 PHP+26%
Health and Safety Officer30,752 PHP+9%
Installation Manager46,177 PHP+64%
Installer29,802 PHP+6%
Insulation Installer25,676 PHP-9%
Labourer22,045 PHP-22%
Land Surveyor32,398 PHP+15%
Lift Technician24,549 PHP-13%
Material Tester31,901 PHP+13%
Model Maker30,149 PHP+7%
Order Picker25,529 PHP-9%
Painter27,176 PHP-3%
Pipe Layer22,800 PHP-19%
Pipefitter22,708 PHP-19%
Plumber28,148 PHP=
Property Coordinator45,387 PHP+61%
Purchasing Manager51,307 PHP+82%
Quantity Surveyor41,874 PHP+49%
Roof Slater and Tiler28,113 PHP-0%
Sheet Metal Mechanic30,765 PHP+9%
Site Clerk26,777 PHP-5%
Site engineer42,413 PHP+51%
Site Leader48,508 PHP+72%
Stock Controller36,030 PHP+28%
Structural Steel Construction Worker30,907 PHP+10%
Technical Draughtsman32,460 PHP+15%
Tendering Manager52,203 PHP+85%
Tower Crane Operator24,275 PHP-14%
Wall and Floor Tiler24,125 PHP-14%
Warehouse Manager51,159 PHP+82%
Welder25,785 PHP-8%
Welding Superintendent30,498 PHP+8%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Antipolo30,163 PHP
Cagayan de Oro27,193 PHP
Cebu32,078 PHP
Dasmarinas24,913 PHP
Davao32,810 PHP
Kalookan29,933 PHP
Las Pinas27,612 PHP
Makati26,706 PHP
Manila31,403 PHP
Paranaque29,102 PHP
Pasig29,227 PHP
Quezon City32,363 PHP
Taguig29,938 PHP
Valenzuela26,860 PHP
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