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Creative Designer Average Salary in Philippines 2022

How much money does a Creative Designer make in Philippines?

Average Monthly Salary
31,700 PHP
( 381,000 PHP yearly)


A person working as a Creative Designer in Philippines typically earns around 31,700 PHP per month. Salaries range from 14,600 PHP (lowest) to 50,400 PHP (highest).

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

Creative Designer Salary Distribution in Philippines

Median and salary distribution monthly Philippines Creative Designer
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Creative Designer salaries in Philippines range from 14,600 PHP per month (minimum salary) to 50,400 PHP per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 34,300 PHP per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Creative Designer(s) are earning less than 34,300 PHP while the other half are earning more than 34,300 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 Creative Designer(s) are earning less than 22,000 PHP while 75% of them are earning more than 22,000 PHP. Also from the diagram, 75% of Creative Designer(s) are earning less than 45,700 PHP while 25% are earning more than 45,700 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

Creative Designer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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

A Creative Designer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 16,600 PHP per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 22,100 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 32,700 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, Creative Designer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 39,900 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 43,400 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 47,000 PHP per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Creative Designer average salary change by experience in Philippines

0 - 2 Years
16,600 PHP
2 - 5 Years+34%
22,100 PHP
5 - 10 Years+48%
32,700 PHP
10 - 15 Years+22%
39,900 PHP
15 - 20 Years+9%
43,400 PHP
20+ Years+8%
47,000 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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Creative Designer Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Creative Designer(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

Salary comparison by education level monthly Philippines Creative Designer
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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 Creative Designer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Creative Designer is 20,300 PHP per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 23,900 PHP per month, 18% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 34,700 PHP per month, 45% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Professionals who hold a Master's Degree are rewarded with an average salary of 45,400 PHP per month, 31% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.

Creative Designer average salary difference by education level in Philippines

High School
20,300 PHP
Certificate or Diploma+18%
23,900 PHP
Bachelor's Degree+45%
34,700 PHP
Master's Degree+31%
45,400 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 223,000 Philippine Peso(s) to 669,000 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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Creative Designer Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Philippines Creative Designer
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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 Creative Designer employees in Philippines earn 15% more than their female counterparts on average.

33,900 PHP
29,500 PHP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Philippines for all Careers

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Creative Designer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Philippines

How much are annual salary increments in Philippines for Creative Designer(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Creative Designer

Creative Designer(s) in Philippines are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 18 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

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 2021

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Philippines for the year 2021. 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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Creative Designer Bonus and Incentive Rates in Philippines

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Philippines Creative Designer
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A Creative Designer 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.

Creative Designer Average Hourly Wage in Philippines

180 PHP per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Philippines is 180 PHP. This means that the average Creative Designer in Philippines earns approximately 180 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.

Creative Designer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Creative Designer and Advertising / Grapic Design / Events monthly Philippines
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The average salary for Creative Designer is 25% less than that of Advertising / Grapic Design / Events. Also, Advertising / Grapic Design / Events salaries are 6% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Advertising Account Executive49,500 PHP+56%
Advertising Account Manager54,600 PHP+72%
Advertising Account Planner26,800 PHP-16%
Advertising Coordinator36,100 PHP+14%
Advertising Manager70,900 PHP+120%
Advertising Operations Manager70,900 PHP+120%
Advertising Strategic Planner45,600 PHP+44%
Advertising Team Leader40,700 PHP+28%
Animator30,000 PHP-5%
Art Director44,300 PHP+40%
Artist37,400 PHP+18%
Artworker26,500 PHP-16%
Assistant Art Director33,900 PHP+7%
Audiosual Technician25,800 PHP-19%
Broadcast Administrator44,900 PHP+42%
Catering Sales26,900 PHP-15%
Catering Trainer33,500 PHP+6%
Commercial and Industrial Designer25,200 PHP-21%
Conference Organiser32,100 PHP+1%
Content and Media Production Lead49,700 PHP+57%
CopyWriter28,000 PHP-12%
Creative Designer31,700 PHP-0%
Creative Director44,100 PHP+39%
Designer 25,400 PHP-20%
Desktop Publisher19,800 PHP-38%
Director of Graphic Design41,000 PHP+29%
Events and Promotions Manager68,200 PHP+120%
Exhibit Display Coordinator34,500 PHP+9%
Exhibit Display Manager44,800 PHP+41%
Finisher23,300 PHP-27%
Graphic Artist27,700 PHP-13%
Graphic Designer26,900 PHP-15%
Graphics Design Supervisor36,900 PHP+16%
Imagery Analyst24,500 PHP-23%
Imaging Technologist26,300 PHP-17%
Interaction Designer23,100 PHP-27%
Media Planner34,100 PHP+8%
Media Production Coordinator33,800 PHP+7%
Media Production Manager59,100 PHP+86%
Media Project Manager57,500 PHP+81%
Media Relations Representative49,500 PHP+56%
Media Sales Executive54,700 PHP+72%
Multimedia Specialist26,300 PHP-17%
Photographer24,700 PHP-22%
PPC Campaign Manager45,600 PHP+44%
Print Production Manager47,300 PHP+49%
Product and Brand Manager66,100 PHP+110%
Sales Promotion Manager66,300 PHP+110%
Sketch Artist32,000 PHP+1%
Social Media Executive57,000 PHP+80%
Technical Typist19,900 PHP-37%
User Experience UX Designer29,200 PHP-8%
UX Designer25,000 PHP-21%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Antipolo34,100 PHP
Cagayan de Oro33,900 PHP
Cebu34,900 PHP
Dasmarinas30,400 PHP
Davao36,400 PHP
Kalookan35,300 PHP
Las Pinas32,300 PHP
Makati31,800 PHP
Manila40,200 PHP
Paranaque33,400 PHP
Pasig33,700 PHP
Quezon City40,600 PHP
Taguig35,200 PHP
Valenzuela32,200 PHP

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Philippines earn 12% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
42,100 PHP
Public Sector+12%
47,100 PHP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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