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Legal Average Salaries in Philippines 2019

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

67,449 PHP per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Legal in Philippines typically earns around 67,449 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
Attorney101,333 PHP
Legal Assistant20,156 PHP
Legal Officer23,000 PHP
Legal Services Director150,000 PHP
Legal Services Manager84,125 PHP
Paralegal20,500 PHP

Legal Jobs Salary Distribution in Philippines

25% of people earn
27,500 PHP
or less
50% of people earn
56,500 PHP
or less
75% of people earn
90,500 PHP
or less
8,000 PHP
56,500 PHP
212,000 PHP

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Legal salaries in Philippines range between 8,000 PHP per month (minimum salary) to 212,000 PHP per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 56,500 PHP per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Legal are earning less than 56,500 PHP while the other half are earning more than 56,500 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 27,500 PHP while 75% of them are earning more than 27,500 PHP. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Legal are earning less than 90,500 PHP while 25% are earning more than 90,500 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.

Average Salary 2016    =  
62,087 PHP
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
63,825 PHP
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
65,612 PHP
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
67,449 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 3% 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

346 PHP per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Philippines for Legal is 346 PHP. This means that the average person in Philippines earns approximatly 346 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.

Salary Comparison of Legal Jobs in Philippines

67,449 PHP
45,414 PHP
Average Salary
Average Salary
All Jobs
We compared Philippines salaries for Legal and All Jobs and we found that Legal salaries are 49% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Davao12,000 PHP
Makati81,100 PHP
Manila78,400 PHP
Pasig80,195 PHP
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