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Driver Average Salary in Philippines 2023

How much money does a Driver make in Philippines?

Average Monthly Salary
13,300 PHP
( 159,000 PHP yearly)


A person working as a Driver in Philippines typically earns around 13,300 PHP per month. Salaries range from 6,110 PHP (lowest) to 21,100 PHP (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Driver salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Driver Salary Distribution in Philippines

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Driver salaries in Philippines range from 6,110 PHP per month (minimum salary) to 21,100 PHP per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 14,300 PHP per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Driver(s) are earning less than 14,300 PHP while the other half are earning more than 14,300 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 Driver(s) are earning less than 9,210 PHP while 75% of them are earning more than 9,210 PHP. Also from the diagram, 75% of Driver(s) are earning less than 19,200 PHP while 25% are earning more than 19,200 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

Driver Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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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 Driver salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Driver with less than two years of experience makes approximately 6,940 PHP per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 9,270 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 13,700 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, Driver(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 16,700 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 18,200 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 19,700 PHP per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Driver average salary change by experience in Philippines

0 - 2 Years
6,940 PHP
2 - 5 Years+34%
9,270 PHP
5 - 10 Years+48%
13,700 PHP
10 - 15 Years+22%
16,700 PHP
15 - 20 Years+9%
18,200 PHP
20+ Years+8%
19,700 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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Driver Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Driver(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 Driver salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Driver is 7,910 PHP per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 12,400 PHP per month, 57% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 20,800 PHP per month, 68% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Driver average salary difference by education level in Philippines

High School
7,910 PHP
Certificate or Diploma+57%
12,400 PHP
Bachelor's Degree+68%
20,800 PHP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Driver Salary Comparison By Gender

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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 Driver employees in Philippines earn 15% more than their female counterparts on average.

14,200 PHP
12,400 PHP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Philippines for all Careers

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Driver Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Philippines

How much are annual salary increments in Philippines for Driver(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?


Driver(s) in Philippines are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 7% every 20 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

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

Information Technology

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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Driver Bonus and Incentive Rates in Philippines

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Philippines Driver
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A Driver 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.

Driver Average Hourly Wage in Philippines

77 PHP per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Philippines is 77 PHP. This means that the average Driver in Philippines earns approximately 77 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.

Driver VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Driver and Courier / Delivery / Transport / Drivers monthly Philippines
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The average salary for Driver is 24% less than that of Courier / Delivery / Transport / Drivers. Also, Courier / Delivery / Transport / Drivers salaries are 61% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Bus Driver13,600 PHP+2%
CDL Driver15,200 PHP+14%
CDL Truck Driver16,200 PHP+22%
Chauffeur15,700 PHP+18%
Courier Coordinator20,400 PHP+54%
Courier Sales Manager32,500 PHP+140%
Deck Officer14,100 PHP+6%
Delivery Driver12,500 PHP-6%
Delivery Specialist16,800 PHP+26%
Delivery Supervisor18,500 PHP+39%
Dispatcher11,100 PHP-16%
Driver13,300 PHP+0%
Driving Instructor16,800 PHP+26%
Goods Receiving Expediter13,100 PHP-1%
Limousine Driver15,500 PHP+17%
Parking Inspector15,400 PHP+16%
School Bus Driver15,500 PHP+17%
Shuttle Driver13,800 PHP+4%
Taxi Driver13,700 PHP+3%
Third Officer12,700 PHP-4%
Train Driver14,300 PHP+8%
Tram Driver14,300 PHP+8%
Transport Officer13,800 PHP+4%
Transportation and Shipping Supervisor21,100 PHP+59%
Transportation Manager55,300 PHP+320%
Truck Driver13,900 PHP+5%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Antipolo14,500 PHP
Cagayan de Oro13,400 PHP
Cebu14,100 PHP
Dasmarinas11,800 PHP
Davao15,100 PHP
Kalookan15,400 PHP
Las Pinas12,200 PHP
Makati12,400 PHP
Manila15,400 PHP
Paranaque13,600 PHP
Pasig13,300 PHP
Quezon City15,200 PHP
Taguig14,300 PHP
Valenzuela13,400 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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