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Legal Average Salaries in Philippines 2019

How much money does a person working in Legal make in Philippines?

55,560 PHP per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Legal in Philippines typically earns around 55,560 PHP per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Legal jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Administrative Law Judge76,596 PHP
Arbitrator56,822 PHP
Associate Attorney58,110 PHP
Attorney68,149 PHP
Bailiff43,144 PHP
Barrister37,859 PHP
Candidate Attorney48,808 PHP
Conciliator45,360 PHP
Contracts Manager56,533 PHP
Contracts Negotiator51,081 PHP
Conveyancing Secretary31,826 PHP
Corporate Counsel52,079 PHP
Counsel52,286 PHP
Court Clerk31,863 PHP
Court Judicial Assistant40,841 PHP
Court Liaison Specialist47,004 PHP
Court Reporter49,268 PHP
Court Representative48,114 PHP
Crown Prosecution Service Lawyer79,572 PHP
Immigration Executive74,680 PHP
In House Counsel46,917 PHP
Intellectual Property Specialist49,231 PHP
Judge Advocate74,116 PHP
Law Clerk32,100 PHP
Lawyer76,523 PHP
Legal Administrative Assistant35,434 PHP
Legal Advisor59,631 PHP
Legal Assistant36,244 PHP
Legal Associate45,082 PHP
Legal Consultant57,900 PHP
Legal Counsel58,852 PHP
Legal Editor43,135 PHP
Legal Executive58,172 PHP
Legal Executive Secretary37,727 PHP
Legal IP Officer32,553 PHP
Legal Officer35,003 PHP
Legal Services Director85,311 PHP
Legal Services Manager79,514 PHP
Legal Support Worker30,647 PHP
Legislative Liaison44,309 PHP
Litigation Attorney76,713 PHP
Litigation Paralegal74,182 PHP
Magistrate Judge78,724 PHP
Paralegal70,475 PHP
Patent Attorney70,749 PHP
Staff Attorney66,963 PHP

Legal Jobs Salary Distribution in Philippines

Median and salary distribution monthly Philippines Legal

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Legal salaries in Philippines range between 30,468 PHP per month (minimum salary) to 85,816 PHP per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 57,782 PHP per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Legal are earning less than 57,782 PHP while the other half are earning more than 57,782 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 people working in Legal are earning less than 39,713 PHP while 75% of them are earning more than 39,713 PHP. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Legal are earning less than 77,543 PHP while 25% are earning more than 77,543 PHP.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should you be looking at?

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 plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Legal Salary Forecast and Trend in Philippines

How do Legal salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Philippines Legal
Average Salary 2016    =  
49,823 PHP
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
51,666 PHP
Average Salary 2018    +4%  
53,578 PHP
Average Salary 2019    +4%  
55,560 PHP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Legal salaries in Philippines are rising in the year 2019 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 continous increase in pay in 2020 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Legal Hourly Average Wage in Philippines

321 PHP per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Philippines for Legal is 321 PHP. This means that the average person in Philippines earns approximatly 321 PHP for every worked hour.


Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working 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 annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.

Legal VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Legal and Legal monthly PhilippinesWe compared Philippines salaries for Legal and All Jobs and we found that Legal salaries are 10% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Antipolo60,945 PHP
Cagayan de Oro58,971 PHP
Cebu63,080 PHP
Dasmarinas53,249 PHP
Davao65,396 PHP
Kalookan64,145 PHP
Las Pinas55,675 PHP
Makati54,591 PHP
Manila66,331 PHP
Paranaque57,892 PHP
Pasig59,874 PHP
Quezon City67,390 PHP
Taguig62,193 PHP
Valenzuela56,594 PHP
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