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.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acoustics Engineer||38,200 PHP|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||30,000 PHP|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||42,200 PHP|
|Associate Engineer||33,500 PHP|
|Autocad Operator||24,400 PHP|
|Automation Engineer||40,200 PHP|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||37,700 PHP|
|Biochemical Engineer||34,000 PHP|
|BMS Engineer||34,600 PHP|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||19,900 PHP|
|Broadcast Engineer||38,600 PHP|
|CAD Design Engineer||38,100 PHP|
|CAD Designer||24,800 PHP|
|CAE Engineer||38,300 PHP|
|Ceramics Engineer||33,500 PHP|
|Civil Engineer||40,700 PHP|
|Commissioning Engineer||35,600 PHP|
|Communications Engineer||41,400 PHP|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||32,600 PHP|
|Contract Associate Engineer||34,600 PHP|
|Control Systems Engineer||38,900 PHP|
|Controls Engineer||36,300 PHP|
|Controls Software Engineer||33,900 PHP|
|Corrosion Engineer||35,600 PHP|
|Design Engineer||39,200 PHP|
|Drafting Manager||43,800 PHP|
|Drilling Engineer||36,200 PHP|
|Electrical Draughtsman||20,300 PHP|
|Electrical Engineer||43,900 PHP|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||55,800 PHP|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||39,600 PHP|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||20,800 PHP|
|Energy Engineer||41,400 PHP|
|Engine Assembler||16,400 PHP|
|Engineering Account Manager||43,500 PHP|
|Engineering Chief Designer||43,300 PHP|
|Engineering Consultant||51,800 PHP|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||57,300 PHP|
|Engineering Lab Technician||36,100 PHP|
|Engineering Planning Manager||55,700 PHP|
|Engineering Production Manager||66,000 PHP|
|Engineering Project Analyst||45,100 PHP|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||44,000 PHP|
|Engineering Project Director||77,700 PHP|
|Engineering Project Manager||52,800 PHP|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||58,900 PHP|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||28,600 PHP|
|Engineering Sales Manager||51,300 PHP|
|Engineering Technician||29,200 PHP|
|Engineering Technologist||30,000 PHP|
|Environmental Engineer||35,900 PHP|
|Equipment Engineer||35,900 PHP|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||50,400 PHP|
|Fabrication Specialist||26,700 PHP|
|Facade Engineer||38,200 PHP|
|Fiber Analyst||22,700 PHP|
|Field Engineer||38,600 PHP|
|Field Engineering Manager||67,300 PHP|
|Fire Engineer||37,300 PHP|
|Fitter and Turner||12,800 PHP|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||45,500 PHP|
|Generation Engineer||37,700 PHP|
|Genetic Engineer||43,600 PHP|
|Geological Engineer||37,900 PHP|
|Geotechnical Engineer||41,200 PHP|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||20,500 PHP|
|Highway Engineer||37,500 PHP|
|HSE Professional||34,100 PHP|
|HVAC Engineer||43,000 PHP|
|HVAC Supervisor||33,800 PHP|
|Industrial Engineer||37,800 PHP|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||38,300 PHP|
|Instrument Engineer||38,000 PHP|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||39,000 PHP|
|Instrumentation Engineer||38,600 PHP|
|Instrumentation Manager||36,800 PHP|
|Irrigation Engineer||37,000 PHP|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||41,800 PHP|
|Locomotive Engineer||36,900 PHP|
|Maintenance Engineer||34,700 PHP|
|Maintenance Fitter||13,500 PHP|
|Maintenance Manager||38,600 PHP|
|Manufacturing Engineer||38,300 PHP|
|Marine Engineer||38,800 PHP|
|Materials Engineer||36,800 PHP|
|Materials Researcher||35,800 PHP|
|Materials Technician||27,000 PHP|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||41,700 PHP|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||42,400 PHP|
|Mechanical Designer||33,300 PHP|
|Mechanical Engineer||42,800 PHP|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||54,900 PHP|
|Mechanical Inspector||36,000 PHP|
|Mechatronics Engineer||42,800 PHP|
|Mining Engineer||39,300 PHP|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||40,200 PHP|
|Optical Engineer||36,600 PHP|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||20,500 PHP|
|PCB Assembler||14,000 PHP|
|Photonics Engineer||43,400 PHP|
|Photonics Technician||34,400 PHP|
|Pipeline Engineer||36,500 PHP|
|Piping Designer||21,000 PHP|
|Piping Engineer||34,500 PHP|
|Planning Engineer||40,900 PHP|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||17,500 PHP|
|Principal Cost Engineer||39,300 PHP|
|Principal Engineer||39,000 PHP|
|Principal Support Engineer||37,900 PHP|
|Process Engineer||39,200 PHP|
|Process Operator||23,200 PHP|
|Product Development Engineer||40,000 PHP|
|Product Development Technician||28,100 PHP|
|Product Engineer||38,900 PHP|
|Product Safety Engineer||37,500 PHP|
|Production Engineer||40,200 PHP|
|Project Engineer||42,400 PHP|
|Proposal Manager||48,600 PHP|
|Purchasing Engineer||36,800 PHP|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||38,600 PHP|
|Rail Engineer||38,100 PHP|
|Robotics Engineer||43,400 PHP|
|Robotics Technician||30,500 PHP|
|Safety Engineer||36,700 PHP|
|Safety Inspector||28,500 PHP|
|Safety Manager||46,500 PHP|
|Safety Officer||20,200 PHP|
|Sales Engineer||40,300 PHP|
|Scheduling Engineer||33,900 PHP|
|Service Engineer||38,600 PHP|
|Solar Engineer||41,600 PHP|
|Staff Engineer||36,700 PHP|
|Static Equipment Engineer||36,200 PHP|
|Stationary Engineer||36,300 PHP|
|Stress Engineer||34,300 PHP|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||38,800 PHP|
|Structural Designer||34,900 PHP|
|Structural Engineer||37,700 PHP|
|Structural Technician||24,000 PHP|
|Supply Chain Specialist||36,200 PHP|
|Technical Affairs Officer||18,700 PHP|
|Technical Assistant||19,000 PHP|
|Technical Engineer||32,300 PHP|
|Technical Support Engineer||32,600 PHP|
|Tender Engineer||33,700 PHP|
|Test Development Engineer||37,200 PHP|
|Transportation Engineer||37,400 PHP|
|Validation Engineer||36,000 PHP|
|Verification Engineer||35,900 PHP|
|Wastewater Engineer||37,100 PHP|
|Wind Energy Engineer||38,200 PHP|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||48,500 PHP|
|Work Planner||25,900 PHP|
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).
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Engineering is 16% less than that of All Jobs.
|Cagayan de Oro||40,000 PHP|
|Las Pinas||37,700 PHP|
|Quezon City||45,700 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.