A person working as a Mechanical Engineer in Philippines typically earns around 49,700 PHP per month. Salaries range from 22,900 PHP (lowest) to 79,000 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 salaries in Philippines range from 22,900 PHP per month (minimum salary) to 79,000 PHP per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 53,700 PHP per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Mechanical Engineer(s) are earning less than 53,700 PHP while the other half are earning more than 53,700 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 Mechanical Engineer(s) are earning less than 34,400 PHP while 75% of them are earning more than 34,400 PHP. Also from the diagram, 75% of Mechanical Engineer(s) are earning less than 71,600 PHP while 25% are earning more than 71,600 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 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 25,900 PHP per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 34,700 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 51,200 PHP per month, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Mechanical Engineer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 62,400 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 68,100 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 73,700 PHP per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+48%|
|10 - 15 Years||+22%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
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 30,200 PHP per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 58,200 PHP per month, 93% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Philippines costs anywhere from 253,000 Philippine Peso(s) to 758,000 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.
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 22% more than their female counterparts.
Mechanical Engineer(s) in Philippines are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 12% every 19 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 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.
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.
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.
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector Mechanical Engineer employees in Philippines earn 12% more than their private sector counterparts.
|Average Salary 2016|
|Average Salary 2017||+4%|
|Average Salary 2018||+4%|
|Average Salary 2019||+4%|
Mechanical Engineer 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.
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 Mechanical Engineer is 10% more than that of Engineering. Also, Engineering salaries are 11% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acoustics Engineer||46,200 PHP||-7%|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||39,500 PHP||-21%|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||46,700 PHP||-6%|
|Associate Engineer||41,400 PHP||-17%|
|Autocad Operator||35,800 PHP||-28%|
|Automation Engineer||49,600 PHP||-0%|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||42,900 PHP||-14%|
|Biochemical Engineer||46,300 PHP||-7%|
|BMS Engineer||44,900 PHP||-10%|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||40,800 PHP||-18%|
|Broadcast Engineer||50,500 PHP||+2%|
|CAD Design Engineer||40,900 PHP||-18%|
|CAD Designer||36,400 PHP||-27%|
|CAE Engineer||43,300 PHP||-13%|
|Ceramics Engineer||41,300 PHP||-17%|
|Civil Engineer||45,000 PHP||-9%|
|Commissioning Engineer||41,800 PHP||-16%|
|Communications Engineer||46,100 PHP||-7%|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||38,400 PHP||-23%|
|Contract Associate Engineer||44,000 PHP||-11%|
|Control Systems Engineer||47,100 PHP||-5%|
|Controls Engineer||44,000 PHP||-11%|
|Controls Software Engineer||44,600 PHP||-10%|
|Corrosion Engineer||42,600 PHP||-14%|
|Design Engineer||47,400 PHP||-5%|
|Drafting Manager||48,900 PHP||-2%|
|Drilling Engineer||41,300 PHP||-17%|
|Electrical Draughtsman||29,100 PHP||-41%|
|Electrical Engineer||49,400 PHP||-1%|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||56,000 PHP||+13%|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||46,800 PHP||-6%|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||43,300 PHP||-13%|
|Energy Engineer||51,300 PHP||+3%|
|Engine Assembler||30,200 PHP||-39%|
|Engineering Account Manager||42,300 PHP||-15%|
|Engineering Chief Designer||45,400 PHP||-9%|
|Engineering Consultant||51,000 PHP||+3%|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||53,100 PHP||+7%|
|Engineering Lab Technician||39,300 PHP||-21%|
|Engineering Planning Manager||56,900 PHP||+15%|
|Engineering Production Manager||53,600 PHP||+8%|
|Engineering Project Analyst||49,600 PHP||-0%|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||42,800 PHP||-14%|
|Engineering Project Director||55,200 PHP||+11%|
|Engineering Project Manager||53,600 PHP||+8%|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||51,100 PHP||+3%|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||37,300 PHP||-25%|
|Engineering Sales Manager||53,400 PHP||+7%|
|Engineering Technician||39,300 PHP||-21%|
|Engineering Technologist||40,300 PHP||-19%|
|Environmental Engineer||44,100 PHP||-11%|
|Equipment Engineer||43,600 PHP||-12%|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||51,500 PHP||+4%|
|Fabrication Specialist||36,900 PHP||-26%|
|Facade Engineer||49,100 PHP||-1%|
|Fiber Analyst||37,600 PHP||-24%|
|Field Engineer||41,100 PHP||-17%|
|Field Engineering Manager||58,100 PHP||+17%|
|Fire Engineer||45,300 PHP||-9%|
|Fitter and Turner||25,200 PHP||-49%|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||51,300 PHP||+3%|
|Generation Engineer||50,000 PHP||+1%|
|Genetic Engineer||56,500 PHP||+14%|
|Geological Engineer||48,900 PHP||-2%|
|Geotechnical Engineer||50,300 PHP||+1%|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||35,300 PHP||-29%|
|Highway Engineer||39,900 PHP||-20%|
|HSE Professional||37,700 PHP||-24%|
|HVAC Engineer||47,900 PHP||-4%|
|HVAC Supervisor||42,200 PHP||-15%|
|Industrial Engineer||43,500 PHP||-12%|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||44,100 PHP||-11%|
|Instrument Engineer||49,300 PHP||-1%|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||48,700 PHP||-2%|
|Instrumentation Engineer||48,300 PHP||-3%|
|Instrumentation Manager||53,000 PHP||+7%|
|Irrigation Engineer||42,200 PHP||-15%|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||46,200 PHP||-7%|
|Locomotive Engineer||43,000 PHP||-13%|
|Maintenance Engineer||40,400 PHP||-19%|
|Maintenance Fitter||28,900 PHP||-42%|
|Maintenance Manager||52,700 PHP||+6%|
|Manufacturing Engineer||49,700 PHP||+0%|
|Marine Engineer||41,000 PHP||-17%|
|Materials Engineer||41,600 PHP||-16%|
|Materials Researcher||48,200 PHP||-3%|
|Materials Technician||41,100 PHP||-17%|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||49,300 PHP||-1%|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||49,200 PHP||-1%|
|Mechanical Designer||41,700 PHP||-16%|
|Mechanical Engineer||49,700 PHP||+0%|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||56,400 PHP||+13%|
|Mechanical Inspector||43,900 PHP||-12%|
|Mechatronics Engineer||44,500 PHP||-10%|
|Mining Engineer||41,800 PHP||-16%|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||47,900 PHP||-4%|
|Optical Engineer||40,500 PHP||-18%|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||39,000 PHP||-22%|
|PCB Assembler||31,800 PHP||-36%|
|Photonics Engineer||50,000 PHP||+1%|
|Photonics Technician||39,500 PHP||-21%|
|Pipeline Engineer||44,400 PHP||-11%|
|Piping Designer||38,200 PHP||-23%|
|Piping Engineer||41,900 PHP||-16%|
|Planning Engineer||44,700 PHP||-10%|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||28,200 PHP||-43%|
|Principal Cost Engineer||49,100 PHP||-1%|
|Principal Engineer||48,700 PHP||-2%|
|Principal Support Engineer||41,400 PHP||-17%|
|Process Engineer||44,500 PHP||-10%|
|Process Operator||38,500 PHP||-23%|
|Product Development Engineer||47,600 PHP||-4%|
|Product Development Technician||39,300 PHP||-21%|
|Product Engineer||41,400 PHP||-17%|
|Product Safety Engineer||44,600 PHP||-10%|
|Production Engineer||48,500 PHP||-2%|
|Project Engineer||47,600 PHP||-4%|
|Proposal Manager||50,600 PHP||+2%|
|Purchasing Engineer||45,600 PHP||-8%|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||43,200 PHP||-13%|
|Rail Engineer||42,000 PHP||-15%|
|Robotics Engineer||51,600 PHP||+4%|
|Robotics Technician||41,300 PHP||-17%|
|Safety Engineer||40,200 PHP||-19%|
|Safety Inspector||37,700 PHP||-24%|
|Safety Manager||49,800 PHP||+0%|
|Safety Officer||37,800 PHP||-24%|
|Sales Engineer||41,900 PHP||-16%|
|Scheduling Engineer||37,100 PHP||-25%|
|Service Engineer||46,000 PHP||-7%|
|Solar Engineer||47,500 PHP||-4%|
|Staff Engineer||41,100 PHP||-17%|
|Static Equipment Engineer||40,100 PHP||-19%|
|Stationary Engineer||42,600 PHP||-14%|
|Stress Engineer||39,100 PHP||-21%|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||46,400 PHP||-7%|
|Structural Designer||40,900 PHP||-18%|
|Structural Engineer||45,700 PHP||-8%|
|Structural Technician||36,700 PHP||-26%|
|Supply Chain Specialist||46,800 PHP||-6%|
|Technical Affairs Officer||34,500 PHP||-31%|
|Technical Assistant||36,200 PHP||-27%|
|Technical Engineer||38,500 PHP||-23%|
|Technical Support Engineer||39,000 PHP||-22%|
|Tender Engineer||39,300 PHP||-21%|
|Test Development Engineer||42,700 PHP||-14%|
|Transportation Engineer||46,300 PHP||-7%|
|Validation Engineer||44,500 PHP||-10%|
|Verification Engineer||40,800 PHP||-18%|
|Wastewater Engineer||41,300 PHP||-17%|
|Wind Energy Engineer||46,000 PHP||-7%|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||51,600 PHP||+4%|
|Work Planner||32,100 PHP||-35%|
|Cagayan de Oro||51,500 PHP|
|Las Pinas||46,300 PHP|
|Quezon City||56,000 PHP|