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Mechanical Engineer Average Salary in Philippines 2020

How much money does a Mechanical Engineer make in Philippines?


Average Monthly Salary
42,800 PHP
( 514,000 PHP yearly)

LOW
19,700
PHP
AVERAGE
42,800
PHP
HIGH
68,100
PHP

A person working as a Mechanical Engineer in Philippines typically earns around 42,800 PHP per month. Salaries range from 19,700 PHP (lowest) to 68,100 PHP (highest).

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

Mechanical Engineer Salary Distribution in Philippines

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

  • Salary Range

    Mechanical Engineer salaries in Philippines range from 19,700 PHP per month (minimum salary) to 68,100 PHP per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 46,300 PHP per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Mechanical Engineer(s) are earning less than 46,300 PHP while the other half are earning more than 46,300 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 Mechanical Engineer(s) are earning less than 29,700 PHP while 75% of them are earning more than 29,700 PHP. Also from the diagram, 75% of Mechanical Engineer(s) are earning less than 61,800 PHP while 25% are earning more than 61,800 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

Mechanical Engineer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Philippines Mechanical Engineer
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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 Mechanical Engineer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Mechanical Engineer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 22,400 PHP per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 29,900 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 44,100 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, Mechanical Engineer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 53,800 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 58,700 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 63,500 PHP per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Mechanical Engineer average salary change by experience in Philippines

0 - 2 Years
22,400 PHP
2 - 5 Years+34%
29,900 PHP
5 - 10 Years+48%
44,100 PHP
10 - 15 Years+22%
53,800 PHP
15 - 20 Years+9%
58,700 PHP
20+ Years+8%
63,500 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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Mechanical Engineer Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

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

When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Mechanical Engineer is 26,000 PHP per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 50,200 PHP per month, 93% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.


Mechanical Engineer average salary difference by education level in Philippines

Bachelor's Degree
26,000 PHP
Master's Degree+93%
50,200 PHP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.


Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Mechanical Engineer Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Philippines Mechanical Engineer
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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 Mechanical Engineer employees in Philippines earn 15% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
45,800 PHP
Female-13%
39,900 PHP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Philippines for all Careers

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Mechanical Engineer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Philippines

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

Mechanical Engineer

Mechanical Engineer(s) in Philippines are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 19 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 2019

Banking
9%
Energy
9%
Information Technology
9%
Healthcare
9%
Travel
9%
Construction
9%
Education
9%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Philippines for the year 2019. 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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Mechanical Engineer Bonus and Incentive Rates in Philippines

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Philippines Mechanical Engineer
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A Mechanical Engineer is considered to be a moderate 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.

43% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 57% 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
57%
No Bonus
43%

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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.

Mechanical Engineer Average Hourly Wage in Philippines


250 PHP per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Philippines is 250 PHP. This means that the average Mechanical Engineer in Philippines earns approximately 250 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.

Mechanical Engineer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Mechanical Engineer and Engineering monthly Philippines
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The average salary for Mechanical Engineer is 14% more than that of Engineering. Also, Engineering salaries are 16% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

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Acoustics Engineer38,200 PHP-11%
Assembly Engineering Technician30,000 PHP-30%
Assistant Chief Engineer42,200 PHP-1%
Associate Engineer33,500 PHP-22%
Autocad Operator24,400 PHP-43%
Automation Engineer40,200 PHP-6%
Avionic System Support Engineer37,700 PHP-12%
Biochemical Engineer34,000 PHP-21%
BMS Engineer34,600 PHP-19%
Bridge and Lock Tender19,900 PHP-54%
Broadcast Engineer38,600 PHP-10%
CAD Design Engineer38,100 PHP-11%
CAD Designer24,800 PHP-42%
CAE Engineer38,300 PHP-11%
Ceramics Engineer33,500 PHP-22%
Civil Engineer40,700 PHP-5%
Commissioning Engineer35,600 PHP-17%
Communications Engineer41,400 PHP-3%
Condition Monitoring Engineer32,600 PHP-24%
Contract Associate Engineer34,600 PHP-19%
Control Systems Engineer38,900 PHP-9%
Controls Engineer36,300 PHP-15%
Controls Software Engineer33,900 PHP-21%
Corrosion Engineer35,600 PHP-17%
Design Engineer39,200 PHP-8%
Drafter24,500 PHP-43%
Drafting Manager43,800 PHP+2%
Drilling Engineer36,200 PHP-15%
Electrical Draughtsman20,300 PHP-53%
Electrical Engineer43,900 PHP+2%
Electrical Engineering Manager55,800 PHP+30%
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist39,600 PHP-8%
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler20,800 PHP-51%
Energy Engineer41,400 PHP-3%
Engine Assembler16,400 PHP-62%
Engineer39,900 PHP-7%
Engineering Account Manager43,500 PHP+2%
Engineering Chief Designer43,300 PHP+1%
Engineering Consultant51,800 PHP+21%
Engineering Key Account Manager57,300 PHP+34%
Engineering Lab Technician36,100 PHP-16%
Engineering Planning Manager55,700 PHP+30%
Engineering Production Manager66,000 PHP+54%
Engineering Project Analyst45,100 PHP+5%
Engineering Project Coordinator 44,000 PHP+3%
Engineering Project Director77,700 PHP+81%
Engineering Project Manager52,800 PHP+23%
Engineering Research and Development Manager58,900 PHP+38%
Engineering Safety Coordinator28,600 PHP-33%
Engineering Sales Manager51,300 PHP+20%
Engineering Technician29,200 PHP-32%
Engineering Technologist30,000 PHP-30%
Environmental Engineer35,900 PHP-16%
Equipment Engineer35,900 PHP-16%
Equipment Engineering Manager50,400 PHP+18%
Estimator32,800 PHP-23%
Fabrication Specialist26,700 PHP-38%
Fabricator18,400 PHP-57%
Facade Engineer38,200 PHP-11%
Fiber Analyst22,700 PHP-47%
Field Engineer38,600 PHP-10%
Field Engineering Manager67,300 PHP+57%
Fire Engineer37,300 PHP-13%
Fitter and Turner12,800 PHP-70%
Forestry Strategic Planner45,500 PHP+6%
Generation Engineer37,700 PHP-12%
Genetic Engineer43,600 PHP+2%
Geological Engineer37,900 PHP-12%
Geotechnical Engineer41,200 PHP-4%
Heavy Equipment Mechanic20,500 PHP-52%
Highway Engineer37,500 PHP-12%
HSE Professional34,100 PHP-20%
HVAC Engineer43,000 PHP+0%
HVAC Supervisor33,800 PHP-21%
Industrial Engineer37,800 PHP-12%
Industrial Engineering Technologist38,300 PHP-11%
Instrument Engineer38,000 PHP-11%
Instrumentation and Control Engineer39,000 PHP-9%
Instrumentation Engineer38,600 PHP-10%
Instrumentation Manager36,800 PHP-14%
Irrigation Engineer37,000 PHP-14%
Licensed Aircraft Engineer41,800 PHP-2%
Locomotive Engineer36,900 PHP-14%
Maintenance Engineer34,700 PHP-19%
Maintenance Fitter13,500 PHP-68%
Maintenance Manager38,600 PHP-10%
Manufacturing Engineer38,300 PHP-11%
Marine Engineer38,800 PHP-9%
Materials Engineer36,800 PHP-14%
Materials Researcher35,800 PHP-16%
Materials Technician27,000 PHP-37%
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer41,700 PHP-3%
Mechanical Design Engineer42,400 PHP-1%
Mechanical Designer33,300 PHP-22%
Mechanical Engineer42,800 PHP-0%
Mechanical Engineering Manager54,900 PHP+28%
Mechanical Inspector36,000 PHP-16%
Mechatronics Engineer42,800 PHP-0%
Mining Engineer39,300 PHP-8%
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer40,200 PHP-6%
Optical Engineer36,600 PHP-15%
Optical Instrument Assembler20,500 PHP-52%
PCB Assembler14,000 PHP-67%
Photonics Engineer43,400 PHP+1%
Photonics Technician34,400 PHP-20%
Pipeline Engineer36,500 PHP-15%
Piping Designer21,000 PHP-51%
Piping Engineer34,500 PHP-19%
Planning Engineer40,900 PHP-5%
Pressure Vessel Inspector17,500 PHP-59%
Principal Cost Engineer39,300 PHP-8%
Principal Engineer39,000 PHP-9%
Principal Support Engineer37,900 PHP-12%
Process Engineer39,200 PHP-8%
Process Operator23,200 PHP-46%
Product Development Engineer40,000 PHP-7%
Product Development Technician28,100 PHP-34%
Product Engineer38,900 PHP-9%
Product Safety Engineer37,500 PHP-12%
Production Engineer40,200 PHP-6%
Project Engineer42,400 PHP-1%
Proposal Manager48,600 PHP+13%
Purchasing Engineer36,800 PHP-14%
Quality Assurance Engineer38,600 PHP-10%
Rail Engineer38,100 PHP-11%
Robotics Engineer43,400 PHP+1%
Robotics Technician30,500 PHP-29%
Safety Engineer36,700 PHP-14%
Safety Inspector28,500 PHP-33%
Safety Manager46,500 PHP+9%
Safety Officer20,200 PHP-53%
Sales Engineer40,300 PHP-6%
Scheduling Engineer33,900 PHP-21%
Service Engineer38,600 PHP-10%
Solar Engineer41,600 PHP-3%
Staff Engineer36,700 PHP-14%
Static Equipment Engineer36,200 PHP-15%
Stationary Engineer36,300 PHP-15%
Stress Engineer34,300 PHP-20%
Structural Analysis Engineer38,800 PHP-9%
Structural Designer34,900 PHP-19%
Structural Engineer37,700 PHP-12%
Structural Technician24,000 PHP-44%
Supply Chain Specialist36,200 PHP-15%
Surveyor28,500 PHP-33%
Technical Affairs Officer18,700 PHP-56%
Technical Assistant19,000 PHP-56%
Technical Engineer32,300 PHP-25%
Technical Support Engineer32,600 PHP-24%
Tender Engineer33,700 PHP-21%
Test Development Engineer37,200 PHP-13%
Transportation Engineer37,400 PHP-13%
Validation Engineer36,000 PHP-16%
Verification Engineer35,900 PHP-16%
Wastewater Engineer37,100 PHP-13%
Wind Energy Engineer38,200 PHP-11%
Wind Energy Operations Manager48,500 PHP+13%
Work Planner25,900 PHP-40%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Antipolo42,500 PHP
Cagayan de Oro44,400 PHP
Cebu46,300 PHP
Dasmarinas37,200 PHP
Davao46,800 PHP
Kalookan48,300 PHP
Las Pinas39,900 PHP
Makati38,100 PHP
Manila46,300 PHP
Paranaque42,500 PHP
Pasig45,100 PHP
Quezon City48,300 PHP
Taguig45,700 PHP
Valenzuela40,500 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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