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Teacher Average Salary in Philippines 2020

How much money does a Teacher make in Philippines?


Average Monthly Salary
35,000 PHP
( 420,000 PHP yearly)

LOW
16,100
PHP
AVERAGE
35,000
PHP
HIGH
55,700
PHP

A person working as a Teacher in Philippines typically earns around 35,000 PHP per month. Salaries range from 16,100 PHP (lowest) to 55,700 PHP (highest).

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

Teacher Salary Distribution in Philippines

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

  • Salary Range

    Teacher salaries in Philippines range from 16,100 PHP per month (minimum salary) to 55,700 PHP per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 37,800 PHP per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Teacher(s) are earning less than 37,800 PHP while the other half are earning more than 37,800 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 Teacher(s) are earning less than 24,300 PHP while 75% of them are earning more than 24,300 PHP. Also from the diagram, 75% of Teacher(s) are earning less than 50,500 PHP while 25% are earning more than 50,500 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

Teacher Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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

A Teacher with less than two years of experience makes approximately 18,300 PHP per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 24,400 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 36,100 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, Teacher(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 44,000 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 48,000 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 51,900 PHP per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Teacher average salary change by experience in Philippines

0 - 2 Years
18,300 PHP
2 - 5 Years+34%
24,400 PHP
5 - 10 Years+48%
36,100 PHP
10 - 15 Years+22%
44,000 PHP
15 - 20 Years+9%
48,000 PHP
20+ Years+8%
51,900 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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Teacher Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

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

When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Teacher is 20,900 PHP per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 32,700 PHP per month, 57% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

A PhD gets its holder an average salary of 54,900 PHP per month, 68% more than someone with a Master's Degree.


Teacher average salary difference by education level in Philippines

Bachelor's Degree
20,900 PHP
Master's Degree+57%
32,700 PHP
PhD+68%
54,900 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

Salary Comparison By Education Level
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Teacher Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Philippines Teacher
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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 Teacher employees in Philippines earn 22% more than their female counterparts.

Female
31,500 PHP
Male+22%
38,500 PHP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Philippines for all Careers

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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 Teacher 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

Teacher Salary Trend and Forecast in Philippines

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

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Average Salary 2016
30,300 PHP
Average Salary 2017+4%
31,400 PHP
Average Salary 2018+4%
32,600 PHP
Average Salary 2019+4%
33,800 PHP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Teacher 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.

Teacher Average Hourly Wage in Philippines


200 PHP per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Philippines is 200 PHP. This means that the average Teacher in Philippines earns approximately 200 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.

Teacher VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Teacher and Teaching / Education monthly Philippines
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The average salary for Teacher is 34% less than that of Teaching / Education. Also, Teaching / Education salaries are 4% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Academic Advisor52,300 PHP+49%
Academic Coach50,300 PHP+44%
Academic Manager61,200 PHP+75%
Academic Specialist44,900 PHP+28%
Academic Staff37,700 PHP+8%
Accompanist40,700 PHP+16%
Achievement Coach53,100 PHP+52%
Admissions Specialist43,300 PHP+24%
Agricultural Sciences Teacher41,300 PHP+18%
Anthropology Teacher43,100 PHP+23%
Arabic Language Teacher39,700 PHP+13%
Archeology Teacher43,000 PHP+23%
Architecture Teacher45,500 PHP+30%
Archivist33,600 PHP-4%
Art Teacher36,000 PHP+3%
Assistant School Principal52,700 PHP+51%
Assistant Teacher35,300 PHP+1%
Biochemistry Professor 57,200 PHP+63%
Biology Teacher40,000 PHP+14%
Bursary Scheme Manager46,500 PHP+33%
Business Teacher41,300 PHP+18%
Chemistry Teacher41,100 PHP+17%
Child Care Coordinator41,100 PHP+17%
Child Care Worker32,200 PHP-8%
Clinical School Psychologist58,100 PHP+66%
College Aide52,600 PHP+50%
College and Career Readiness Specialist54,200 PHP+55%
College President81,000 PHP+130%
Communications Teacher41,900 PHP+20%
Community Education Officer33,500 PHP-4%
Computer Science Teacher37,100 PHP+6%
Computer Teacher39,800 PHP+14%
Creative Writing Trainer45,800 PHP+31%
Credit Counselor47,700 PHP+36%
Cultural Studies Teacher40,000 PHP+14%
Curriculum Developer51,500 PHP+47%
Curriculum Specialist51,400 PHP+47%
Demonstrator37,100 PHP+6%
Deputy Controller of Examinations47,900 PHP+37%
Director of Learning Technology52,500 PHP+50%
Distance Learning Coordinator45,600 PHP+30%
Economics Lecturer70,100 PHP+100%
Education Administrator46,400 PHP+33%
Education Assistant Director54,300 PHP+55%
Education Assistant Principal43,100 PHP+23%
Education Assistant Professor57,300 PHP+64%
Education Consultant58,500 PHP+67%
Education Coordinator43,900 PHP+25%
Education Counselor46,800 PHP+34%
Education Director68,700 PHP+96%
Education Program Specialist51,400 PHP+47%
Education Researcher56,300 PHP+61%
Education Resource Specialist46,000 PHP+31%
Education Services Facilitator47,100 PHP+35%
Educational Psychologist61,800 PHP+77%
EFL Teacher42,500 PHP+21%
eLearning Trainer37,900 PHP+8%
Elementary School Teacher33,600 PHP-4%
Engineering Lecturer65,300 PHP+87%
Engineering Teacher58,700 PHP+68%
English Teacher39,300 PHP+12%
ESL Teacher39,600 PHP+13%
Faculty Assistant50,600 PHP+45%
Foreign Language Teacher38,600 PHP+10%
GED Teacher35,000 PHP-0%
Geography Teacher38,700 PHP+11%
Head of Mathematics Department54,300 PHP+55%
Head of School64,500 PHP+84%
High School Teacher46,600 PHP+33%
History Teacher42,800 PHP+22%
Infant Teacher30,100 PHP-14%
Instructional Assistant43,100 PHP+23%
Instructor44,600 PHP+27%
Kindergarten Teacher32,100 PHP-8%
Language Instructor For Expatriate33,700 PHP-4%
Law Teacher58,700 PHP+68%
Learning Designer49,500 PHP+41%
Lecturer60,100 PHP+72%
Librarian33,700 PHP-4%
Library Assistant28,200 PHP-19%
Library Director46,700 PHP+33%
Library Specialist35,300 PHP+1%
Life Sciences Teacher38,900 PHP+11%
Math Lecturer76,700 PHP+120%
Mathematics Teacher44,400 PHP+27%
Mentor45,400 PHP+30%
Middle School Teacher40,700 PHP+16%
Music Teacher38,300 PHP+9%
Nursery Manager57,800 PHP+65%
Nursery Worker25,700 PHP-27%
Paraprofessional54,700 PHP+56%
Physical Education Specialist43,100 PHP+23%
Physical Education Teacher35,800 PHP+2%
Physics Teacher 40,800 PHP+17%
Political Science Teacher40,600 PHP+16%
Post Doctoral Researcher67,000 PHP+91%
Preschool Education Administrator45,300 PHP+29%
Preschool Teacher32,600 PHP-7%
Primary School Teacher34,900 PHP-0%
Principal52,500 PHP+50%
Product Specialist44,500 PHP+27%
Professor - Accounting71,300 PHP+100%
Professor - Architecture77,800 PHP+120%
Professor - Biology73,200 PHP+110%
Professor - Business Administration69,300 PHP+98%
Professor - Chemical Engineering73,700 PHP+110%
Professor - Chemistry77,900 PHP+120%
Professor - Civil Engineering70,200 PHP+100%
Professor - Communication67,600 PHP+93%
Professor - Computer Science76,300 PHP+120%
Professor - Dentistry77,300 PHP+120%
Professor - Drama69,100 PHP+97%
Professor - Economics72,300 PHP+110%
Professor - Education76,400 PHP+120%
Professor - Electrical Engineering77,300 PHP+120%
Professor - English67,900 PHP+94%
Professor - Environmental Engineering78,000 PHP+120%
Professor - Foreign Languages70,300 PHP+100%
Professor - Geological Sciences70,600 PHP+100%
Professor - History69,100 PHP+97%
Professor - Industrial Engineering73,700 PHP+110%
Professor - Law77,700 PHP+120%
Professor - Legal Support67,100 PHP+92%
Professor - Liberal Arts75,200 PHP+110%
Professor - Marketing72,000 PHP+110%
Professor - Mathematics79,900 PHP+130%
Professor - Mechanical Engineering75,800 PHP+120%
Professor - Medical Administration74,100 PHP+110%
Professor - Medicine82,200 PHP+130%
Professor - Music66,500 PHP+90%
Professor - Nursing66,300 PHP+89%
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences75,000 PHP+110%
Professor - Philosophy73,500 PHP+110%
Professor - Physical Therapy75,000 PHP+110%
Professor - Physics83,000 PHP+140%
Professor - Psychology73,200 PHP+110%
Professor - Rehabilitation66,300 PHP+89%
Professor - Social Work63,200 PHP+81%
Professor - Sociology74,200 PHP+110%
Professor - Special Education73,300 PHP+110%
Psychology Teacher56,900 PHP+63%
Public Management Assistant Professor63,500 PHP+81%
School Counselor55,900 PHP+60%
Science Educator40,500 PHP+16%
Science Laboratory Assistant37,300 PHP+7%
Science Teacher40,500 PHP+16%
Secondary Mathematics Teacher42,200 PHP+21%
Secondary School Teacher39,700 PHP+13%
Special Education Teacher43,400 PHP+24%
Special Needs Assistant36,100 PHP+3%
Statistics Lecturer68,500 PHP+96%
Student Accounts Coordinator40,700 PHP+16%
Student Development Specialist48,800 PHP+39%
Student Employment Specialist45,000 PHP+29%
Student Services37,700 PHP+8%
Student Support Manager48,000 PHP+37%
Substitute Teacher32,600 PHP-7%
Teacher35,000 PHP-0%
Teacher Aide31,600 PHP-10%
Teacher Trainer49,200 PHP+41%
Training and Development Specialist51,400 PHP+47%
Training Coordinator34,800 PHP-1%
Tutor40,600 PHP+16%
University Teacher70,400 PHP+100%
Vocational Education Teacher38,400 PHP+10%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Antipolo40,500 PHP
Cagayan de Oro36,700 PHP
Cebu42,200 PHP
Dasmarinas35,000 PHP
Davao41,500 PHP
Kalookan40,900 PHP
Las Pinas34,500 PHP
Makati35,400 PHP
Manila44,600 PHP
Paranaque37,800 PHP
Pasig37,700 PHP
Quezon City43,200 PHP
Taguig41,100 PHP
Valenzuela35,400 PHP
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