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Mechanical Engineer Average Salary in Philippines 2020

How much money does a Mechanical Engineer make in Philippines?

Average Monthly Salary
49,700 PHP
( 596,000 PHP yearly)


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 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 22,900 PHP per month (minimum salary) to 79,000 PHP per month (maximum salary).

  • Median 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.

  • 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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

Mechanical Engineer average salary change by experience in Philippines

0 - 2 Years
25,900 PHP
2 - 5 Years+34%
34,700 PHP
5 - 10 Years+48%
51,200 PHP
10 - 15 Years+22%
62,400 PHP
15 - 20 Years+9%
68,100 PHP
20+ Years+8%
73,700 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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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 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.

Mechanical Engineer average salary difference by education level in Philippines

Bachelor's Degree
30,200 PHP
Master's Degree+93%
58,200 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 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.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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

44,700 PHP
54,700 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?

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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.

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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

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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

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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
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.

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 Mechanical Engineer 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

Mechanical Engineer Salary Trend and Forecast in Philippines

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Philippines Mechanical Engineer
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Average Salary 2016
43,000 PHP
Average Salary 2017+4%
44,600 PHP
Average Salary 2018+4%
46,200 PHP
Average Salary 2019+4%
47,900 PHP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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.

Mechanical Engineer Average Hourly Wage in Philippines

290 PHP per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Philippines is 290 PHP. This means that the average Mechanical Engineer in Philippines earns approximately 290 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 10% more than that of Engineering. Also, Engineering salaries are 11% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

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Acoustics Engineer46,200 PHP-7%
Assembly Engineering Technician39,500 PHP-21%
Assistant Chief Engineer46,700 PHP-6%
Associate Engineer41,400 PHP-17%
Autocad Operator35,800 PHP-28%
Automation Engineer49,600 PHP-0%
Avionic System Support Engineer42,900 PHP-14%
Biochemical Engineer46,300 PHP-7%
BMS Engineer44,900 PHP-10%
Bridge and Lock Tender40,800 PHP-18%
Broadcast Engineer50,500 PHP+2%
CAD Design Engineer40,900 PHP-18%
CAD Designer36,400 PHP-27%
CAE Engineer43,300 PHP-13%
Ceramics Engineer41,300 PHP-17%
Civil Engineer45,000 PHP-9%
Commissioning Engineer41,800 PHP-16%
Communications Engineer46,100 PHP-7%
Condition Monitoring Engineer38,400 PHP-23%
Contract Associate Engineer44,000 PHP-11%
Control Systems Engineer47,100 PHP-5%
Controls Engineer44,000 PHP-11%
Controls Software Engineer44,600 PHP-10%
Corrosion Engineer42,600 PHP-14%
Design Engineer47,400 PHP-5%
Drafter33,500 PHP-33%
Drafting Manager48,900 PHP-2%
Drilling Engineer41,300 PHP-17%
Electrical Draughtsman29,100 PHP-41%
Electrical Engineer49,400 PHP-1%
Electrical Engineering Manager56,000 PHP+13%
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist46,800 PHP-6%
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler43,300 PHP-13%
Energy Engineer51,300 PHP+3%
Engine Assembler30,200 PHP-39%
Engineer43,000 PHP-13%
Engineering Account Manager42,300 PHP-15%
Engineering Chief Designer45,400 PHP-9%
Engineering Consultant51,000 PHP+3%
Engineering Key Account Manager53,100 PHP+7%
Engineering Lab Technician39,300 PHP-21%
Engineering Planning Manager56,900 PHP+15%
Engineering Production Manager53,600 PHP+8%
Engineering Project Analyst49,600 PHP-0%
Engineering Project Coordinator 42,800 PHP-14%
Engineering Project Director55,200 PHP+11%
Engineering Project Manager53,600 PHP+8%
Engineering Research and Development Manager51,100 PHP+3%
Engineering Safety Coordinator37,300 PHP-25%
Engineering Sales Manager53,400 PHP+7%
Engineering Technician39,300 PHP-21%
Engineering Technologist40,300 PHP-19%
Environmental Engineer44,100 PHP-11%
Equipment Engineer43,600 PHP-12%
Equipment Engineering Manager51,500 PHP+4%
Estimator42,800 PHP-14%
Fabrication Specialist36,900 PHP-26%
Fabricator34,500 PHP-31%
Facade Engineer49,100 PHP-1%
Fiber Analyst37,600 PHP-24%
Field Engineer41,100 PHP-17%
Field Engineering Manager58,100 PHP+17%
Fire Engineer45,300 PHP-9%
Fitter and Turner25,200 PHP-49%
Forestry Strategic Planner51,300 PHP+3%
Generation Engineer50,000 PHP+1%
Genetic Engineer56,500 PHP+14%
Geological Engineer48,900 PHP-2%
Geotechnical Engineer50,300 PHP+1%
Heavy Equipment Mechanic35,300 PHP-29%
Highway Engineer39,900 PHP-20%
HSE Professional37,700 PHP-24%
HVAC Engineer47,900 PHP-4%
HVAC Supervisor42,200 PHP-15%
Industrial Engineer43,500 PHP-12%
Industrial Engineering Technologist44,100 PHP-11%
Instrument Engineer49,300 PHP-1%
Instrumentation and Control Engineer48,700 PHP-2%
Instrumentation Engineer48,300 PHP-3%
Instrumentation Manager53,000 PHP+7%
Irrigation Engineer42,200 PHP-15%
Licensed Aircraft Engineer46,200 PHP-7%
Locomotive Engineer43,000 PHP-13%
Maintenance Engineer40,400 PHP-19%
Maintenance Fitter28,900 PHP-42%
Maintenance Manager52,700 PHP+6%
Manufacturing Engineer49,700 PHP+0%
Marine Engineer41,000 PHP-17%
Materials Engineer41,600 PHP-16%
Materials Researcher48,200 PHP-3%
Materials Technician41,100 PHP-17%
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer49,300 PHP-1%
Mechanical Design Engineer49,200 PHP-1%
Mechanical Designer41,700 PHP-16%
Mechanical Engineer49,700 PHP+0%
Mechanical Engineering Manager56,400 PHP+13%
Mechanical Inspector43,900 PHP-12%
Mechatronics Engineer44,500 PHP-10%
Mining Engineer41,800 PHP-16%
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer47,900 PHP-4%
Optical Engineer40,500 PHP-18%
Optical Instrument Assembler39,000 PHP-22%
PCB Assembler31,800 PHP-36%
Photonics Engineer50,000 PHP+1%
Photonics Technician39,500 PHP-21%
Pipeline Engineer44,400 PHP-11%
Piping Designer38,200 PHP-23%
Piping Engineer41,900 PHP-16%
Planning Engineer44,700 PHP-10%
Pressure Vessel Inspector28,200 PHP-43%
Principal Cost Engineer49,100 PHP-1%
Principal Engineer48,700 PHP-2%
Principal Support Engineer41,400 PHP-17%
Process Engineer44,500 PHP-10%
Process Operator38,500 PHP-23%
Product Development Engineer47,600 PHP-4%
Product Development Technician39,300 PHP-21%
Product Engineer41,400 PHP-17%
Product Safety Engineer44,600 PHP-10%
Production Engineer48,500 PHP-2%
Project Engineer47,600 PHP-4%
Proposal Manager50,600 PHP+2%
Purchasing Engineer45,600 PHP-8%
Quality Assurance Engineer43,200 PHP-13%
Rail Engineer42,000 PHP-15%
Robotics Engineer51,600 PHP+4%
Robotics Technician41,300 PHP-17%
Safety Engineer40,200 PHP-19%
Safety Inspector37,700 PHP-24%
Safety Manager49,800 PHP+0%
Safety Officer37,800 PHP-24%
Sales Engineer41,900 PHP-16%
Scheduling Engineer37,100 PHP-25%
Service Engineer46,000 PHP-7%
Solar Engineer47,500 PHP-4%
Staff Engineer41,100 PHP-17%
Static Equipment Engineer40,100 PHP-19%
Stationary Engineer42,600 PHP-14%
Stress Engineer39,100 PHP-21%
Structural Analysis Engineer46,400 PHP-7%
Structural Designer40,900 PHP-18%
Structural Engineer45,700 PHP-8%
Structural Technician36,700 PHP-26%
Supply Chain Specialist46,800 PHP-6%
Surveyor33,000 PHP-34%
Technical Affairs Officer34,500 PHP-31%
Technical Assistant36,200 PHP-27%
Technical Engineer38,500 PHP-23%
Technical Support Engineer39,000 PHP-22%
Tender Engineer39,300 PHP-21%
Test Development Engineer42,700 PHP-14%
Transportation Engineer46,300 PHP-7%
Validation Engineer44,500 PHP-10%
Verification Engineer40,800 PHP-18%
Wastewater Engineer41,300 PHP-17%
Wind Energy Engineer46,000 PHP-7%
Wind Energy Operations Manager51,600 PHP+4%
Work Planner32,100 PHP-35%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Antipolo49,400 PHP
Cagayan de Oro51,500 PHP
Cebu53,700 PHP
Dasmarinas43,100 PHP
Davao54,300 PHP
Kalookan56,000 PHP
Las Pinas46,300 PHP
Makati44,200 PHP
Manila53,700 PHP
Paranaque49,300 PHP
Pasig52,300 PHP
Quezon City56,000 PHP
Taguig53,000 PHP
Valenzuela47,000 PHP
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