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Electrician Average Salary in Philippines 2020

How much money does an Electrician make in Philippines?

Average Monthly Salary
30,600 PHP
( 367,000 PHP yearly)


A person working as an Electrician in Philippines typically earns around 30,600 PHP per month. Salaries range from 14,100 PHP (lowest) to 48,600 PHP (highest).

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

Electrician Salary Distribution in Philippines

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

  • Salary Range

    Electrician salaries in Philippines range from 14,100 PHP per month (minimum salary) to 48,600 PHP per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 33,000 PHP per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Electrician(s) are earning less than 33,000 PHP while the other half are earning more than 33,000 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 Electrician(s) are earning less than 21,200 PHP while 75% of them are earning more than 21,200 PHP. Also from the diagram, 75% of Electrician(s) are earning less than 44,000 PHP while 25% are earning more than 44,000 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

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

An Electrician with less than two years of experience makes approximately 16,000 PHP per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 21,300 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 31,500 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, Electrician(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 38,400 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 41,800 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 45,300 PHP per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Electrician average salary change by experience in Philippines

0 - 2 Years
16,000 PHP
2 - 5 Years+34%
21,300 PHP
5 - 10 Years+48%
31,500 PHP
10 - 15 Years+22%
38,400 PHP
15 - 20 Years+9%
41,800 PHP
20+ Years+8%
45,300 PHP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Electrician Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

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

When the education level is High School, the average salary of an Electrician is 18,200 PHP per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 28,600 PHP per month, 57% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 47,900 PHP per month, 68% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Electrician average salary difference by education level in Philippines

High School
18,200 PHP
Certificate or Diploma+57%
28,600 PHP
Bachelor's Degree+68%
47,900 PHP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Electrician 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 Electrician employees in Philippines earn 22% more than their female counterparts.

27,500 PHP
33,600 PHP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Philippines for all Careers

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Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector Electrician employees in Philippines earn 12% more than their private sector counterparts.

Private Sector
47,700 PHP
Public Sector+12%
53,400 PHP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Electrician Salary Trend and Forecast in Philippines

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

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Average Salary 2016
26,400 PHP
Average Salary 2017+4%
27,400 PHP
Average Salary 2018+4%
28,400 PHP
Average Salary 2019+4%
29,500 PHP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Electrician salaries in Philippines are on the rise in the year 2020 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 continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

Electrician Average Hourly Wage in Philippines

180 PHP per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Philippines is 180 PHP. This means that the average Electrician in Philippines earns approximately 180 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.

Electrician VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Electrician and Electrical and Electronics Trades monthly Philippines
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The average salary for Electrician is 15% less than that of Electrical and Electronics Trades. Also, Electrical and Electronics Trades salaries are 29% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Cable Installer and Locator25,300 PHP-17%
Digital Design Engineer42,700 PHP+40%
Electrical Designer37,900 PHP+24%
Electrical Drafter32,500 PHP+6%
Electrical Engineering Manager52,100 PHP+71%
Electrical Planner35,500 PHP+16%
Electrical Sales Engineer40,300 PHP+32%
Electrical Service Technician25,000 PHP-18%
Electrical Technician37,400 PHP+22%
Electrical Worker25,500 PHP-17%
Electrician30,600 PHP+0%
Electromechanical Technician26,600 PHP-13%
Electronic Engineer46,200 PHP+51%
Electronics Instructor42,100 PHP+38%
Electronics Technician26,300 PHP-14%
Field Service Engineer50,800 PHP+66%
Field Service Technician30,100 PHP-1%
Hydroelectric Plant Technician28,500 PHP-7%
Hydroelectric Production Manager52,400 PHP+72%
Instrumentation Technician31,000 PHP+1%
Journeyman Electrician25,500 PHP-17%
Maintenance Electrician24,400 PHP-20%
Mechatronics Technician28,500 PHP-7%
Power Equipment Mechanic30,100 PHP-1%
Power Line Technician28,100 PHP-8%
Refrigeration and Airconditioning Mechanic31,300 PHP+2%
Security Service Engineer46,100 PHP+51%
Technical Manager54,500 PHP+78%
Turbine Fitter25,800 PHP-16%
Warehouse Attendant24,700 PHP-19%
Warehouse Manager51,100 PHP+67%
Watch Repairer30,200 PHP-1%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Antipolo30,500 PHP
Cagayan de Oro30,100 PHP
Cebu31,900 PHP
Dasmarinas28,700 PHP
Davao34,600 PHP
Kalookan34,300 PHP
Las Pinas28,100 PHP
Makati28,800 PHP
Manila34,000 PHP
Paranaque30,900 PHP
Pasig31,300 PHP
Quezon City36,500 PHP
Taguig30,700 PHP
Valenzuela29,200 PHP
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