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Engineering Average Salaries in Philippines 2023

How much money does a person working in Engineering make in Philippines?

Average Monthly Salary
37,600 PHP
( 452,000 PHP yearly)


A person working in Engineering in Philippines typically earns around 37,600 PHP per month. Salaries range from 11,900 PHP (lowest average) to 79,600 PHP (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Engineering careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Acoustics Engineer38,200 PHP
Assembly Engineering Technician30,000 PHP
Assistant Chief Engineer42,200 PHP
Associate Engineer33,500 PHP
Autocad Operator24,400 PHP
Automation Engineer40,200 PHP
Avionic System Support Engineer37,700 PHP
Biochemical Engineer34,000 PHP
BMS Engineer34,600 PHP
Bridge and Lock Tender19,900 PHP
Broadcast Engineer38,600 PHP
CAD Design Engineer38,100 PHP
CAD Designer24,800 PHP
CAE Engineer38,300 PHP
Ceramics Engineer33,500 PHP
Civil Engineer40,700 PHP
Commissioning Engineer35,600 PHP
Communications Engineer41,400 PHP
Condition Monitoring Engineer32,600 PHP
Contract Associate Engineer34,600 PHP
Control Systems Engineer38,900 PHP
Controls Engineer36,300 PHP
Controls Software Engineer33,900 PHP
Corrosion Engineer35,600 PHP
Design Engineer39,200 PHP
Drafter24,500 PHP
Drafting Manager43,800 PHP
Drilling Engineer36,200 PHP
Electrical Draughtsman20,300 PHP
Electrical Engineer43,900 PHP
Electrical Engineering Manager55,800 PHP
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist39,600 PHP
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler20,800 PHP
Energy Engineer41,400 PHP
Engine Assembler16,400 PHP
Engineer39,900 PHP
Engineering Account Manager43,500 PHP
Engineering Chief Designer43,300 PHP
Engineering Consultant51,800 PHP
Engineering Key Account Manager57,300 PHP
Engineering Lab Technician36,100 PHP
Engineering Planning Manager55,700 PHP
Engineering Production Manager66,000 PHP
Engineering Project Analyst45,100 PHP
Engineering Project Coordinator 44,000 PHP
Engineering Project Director77,700 PHP
Engineering Project Manager52,800 PHP
Engineering Research and Development Manager58,900 PHP
Engineering Safety Coordinator28,600 PHP
Engineering Sales Manager51,300 PHP
Engineering Technician29,200 PHP
Engineering Technologist30,000 PHP
Environmental Engineer35,900 PHP
Equipment Engineer35,900 PHP
Equipment Engineering Manager50,400 PHP
Estimator32,800 PHP
Fabrication Specialist26,700 PHP
Fabricator18,400 PHP
Facade Engineer38,200 PHP
Fiber Analyst22,700 PHP
Field Engineer38,600 PHP
Field Engineering Manager67,300 PHP
Fire Engineer37,300 PHP
Fitter and Turner12,800 PHP
Forestry Strategic Planner45,500 PHP
Generation Engineer37,700 PHP
Genetic Engineer43,600 PHP
Geological Engineer37,900 PHP
Geotechnical Engineer41,200 PHP
Heavy Equipment Mechanic20,500 PHP
Highway Engineer37,500 PHP
HSE Professional34,100 PHP
HVAC Engineer43,000 PHP
HVAC Supervisor33,800 PHP
Industrial Engineer37,800 PHP
Industrial Engineering Technologist38,300 PHP
Instrument Engineer38,000 PHP
Instrumentation and Control Engineer39,000 PHP
Instrumentation Engineer38,600 PHP
Instrumentation Manager36,800 PHP
Irrigation Engineer37,000 PHP
Licensed Aircraft Engineer41,800 PHP
Locomotive Engineer36,900 PHP
Maintenance Engineer34,700 PHP
Maintenance Fitter13,500 PHP
Maintenance Manager38,600 PHP
Manufacturing Engineer38,300 PHP
Marine Engineer38,800 PHP
Materials Engineer36,800 PHP
Materials Researcher35,800 PHP
Materials Technician27,000 PHP
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer41,700 PHP
Mechanical Design Engineer42,400 PHP
Mechanical Designer33,300 PHP
Mechanical Engineer42,800 PHP
Mechanical Engineering Manager54,900 PHP
Mechanical Inspector36,000 PHP
Mechatronics Engineer42,800 PHP
Mining Engineer39,300 PHP
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer40,200 PHP
Optical Engineer36,600 PHP
Optical Instrument Assembler20,500 PHP
PCB Assembler14,000 PHP
Photonics Engineer43,400 PHP
Photonics Technician34,400 PHP
Pipeline Engineer36,500 PHP
Piping Designer21,000 PHP
Piping Engineer34,500 PHP
Planning Engineer40,900 PHP
Pressure Vessel Inspector17,500 PHP
Principal Cost Engineer39,300 PHP
Principal Engineer39,000 PHP
Principal Support Engineer37,900 PHP
Process Engineer39,200 PHP
Process Operator23,200 PHP
Product Development Engineer40,000 PHP
Product Development Technician28,100 PHP
Product Engineer38,900 PHP
Product Safety Engineer37,500 PHP
Production Engineer40,200 PHP
Project Engineer42,400 PHP
Proposal Manager48,600 PHP
Purchasing Engineer36,800 PHP
Quality Assurance Engineer38,600 PHP
Rail Engineer38,100 PHP
Robotics Engineer43,400 PHP
Robotics Technician30,500 PHP
Safety Engineer36,700 PHP
Safety Inspector28,500 PHP
Safety Manager46,500 PHP
Safety Officer20,200 PHP
Sales Engineer40,300 PHP
Scheduling Engineer33,900 PHP
Service Engineer38,600 PHP
Solar Engineer41,600 PHP
Staff Engineer36,700 PHP
Static Equipment Engineer36,200 PHP
Stationary Engineer36,300 PHP
Stress Engineer34,300 PHP
Structural Analysis Engineer38,800 PHP
Structural Designer34,900 PHP
Structural Engineer37,700 PHP
Structural Technician24,000 PHP
Supply Chain Specialist36,200 PHP
Surveyor28,500 PHP
Technical Affairs Officer18,700 PHP
Technical Assistant19,000 PHP
Technical Engineer32,300 PHP
Technical Support Engineer32,600 PHP
Tender Engineer33,700 PHP
Test Development Engineer37,200 PHP
Transportation Engineer37,400 PHP
Validation Engineer36,000 PHP
Verification Engineer35,900 PHP
Wastewater Engineer37,100 PHP
Wind Energy Engineer38,200 PHP
Wind Energy Operations Manager48,500 PHP
Work Planner25,900 PHP

Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in Philippines

Median and salary distribution monthly Philippines Engineering
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Engineering salaries in Philippines range from 11,900 PHP per month (minimum average salary) to 79,600 PHP per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 40,700 PHP per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 40,700 PHP while the other half are earning more than 40,700 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 people working in Engineering are earning less than 23,700 PHP while 75% of them are earning more than 23,700 PHP. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 65,000 PHP while 25% are earning more than 65,000 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

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.

Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

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.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

Salary Comparison By Education
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It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.

Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.

Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.

Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.

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 this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Engineering Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Philippines Engineering
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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 employees in Philippines who work in Engineering earn 15% more than their female counterparts on average.

40,200 PHP
35,100 PHP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Philippines for all Careers

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Engineering Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Philippines

How much are annual salary increments in Philippines for Engineering professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?


Engineering professionals in Philippines are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 18 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Philippines Engineering
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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 2022

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Philippines for the year 2022. 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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Engineering Bonus and Incentive Rates in Philippines

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Philippines Engineering
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Engineering is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field 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.

45% of surveyed staff in Engineering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 55% 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.

Engineering Hourly Average Wage in Philippines

220 PHP per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Philippines is 220 PHP. This means that the average person in Philippines earns approximately 220 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.

Engineering VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Engineering and Engineering monthly Philippines
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The average salary for Engineering is 16% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Antipolo41,300 PHP
Cagayan de Oro40,000 PHP
Cebu42,700 PHP
Dasmarinas36,100 PHP
Davao44,300 PHP
Kalookan43,500 PHP
Las Pinas37,700 PHP
Makati37,000 PHP
Manila44,900 PHP
Paranaque39,200 PHP
Pasig40,600 PHP
Quezon City45,700 PHP
Taguig42,100 PHP
Valenzuela38,300 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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