A person working as a Developer / Programmer in Philippines typically earns around 44,100 PHP per month. Salaries range from 20,300 PHP (lowest) to 70,100 PHP (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Developer / Programmer salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Developer / Programmer salaries in Philippines range from 20,300 PHP per month (minimum salary) to 70,100 PHP per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 47,600 PHP per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Developer / Programmer(s) are earning less than 47,600 PHP while the other half are earning more than 47,600 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 Developer / Programmer(s) are earning less than 30,500 PHP while 75% of them are earning more than 30,500 PHP. Also from the diagram, 75% of Developer / Programmer(s) are earning less than 63,500 PHP while 25% are earning more than 63,500 PHP.
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
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 Developer / Programmer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Developer / Programmer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 23,000 PHP per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 30,700 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 45,400 PHP per month, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Developer / Programmer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 55,400 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 60,400 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 65,300 PHP per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+48%|
|10 - 15 Years||+22%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
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 Developer / Programmer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Developer / Programmer is 26,200 PHP per month.
While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 41,200 PHP per month, 57% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.
A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 69,100 PHP per month, 68% more than someone with a Bachelor's Degree.
|Certificate or Diploma|
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.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Developer / Programmer employees in Philippines earn 15% more than their female counterparts on average.
Developer / Programmer(s) in Philippines are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 20 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 18 months.
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.
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
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Philippines for the year 2022. 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.
A Developer / Programmer 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.
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.
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.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting 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.
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.
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.
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.
The average salary for Developer / Programmer is 8% more than that of Developers and Programmers. Also, Developers and Programmers salaries are 9% less than those of Information Technology.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|ABAP Developer||37,300 PHP||-15%|
|Android Developer||41,100 PHP||-7%|
|Angular Developer||36,400 PHP||-17%|
|AS400 Programmer||45,500 PHP||+3%|
|Avaloq Developer||39,400 PHP||-11%|
|BizTalk Developer||46,100 PHP||+5%|
|Build and Release Engineer||38,900 PHP||-12%|
|Business Intelligence Developer||44,200 PHP||+0%|
|Business Objects Developer||39,700 PHP||-10%|
|C# Developer||45,200 PHP||+3%|
|C++ Developer||44,200 PHP||+0%|
|CMS Developer||34,700 PHP||-21%|
|Curam Developer||35,900 PHP||-19%|
|Developer / Programmer||44,100 PHP||+0%|
|Flash Developer||36,800 PHP||-16%|
|Front End Developer||37,200 PHP||-16%|
|Full Stack Developer||41,300 PHP||-6%|
|Game Developer||38,000 PHP||-14%|
|GIS Developer||40,200 PHP||-9%|
|Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer||36,300 PHP||-18%|
|Graphics Programmer||36,100 PHP||-18%|
|Imaging Programmer||35,200 PHP||-20%|
|IOS Developer||46,100 PHP||+5%|
|Java Developer||46,700 PHP||+6%|
|Lead Developer||46,800 PHP||+6%|
|Mobile Developer||42,800 PHP||-3%|
|Multimedia Developer||36,800 PHP||-16%|
|Nodejs Developer||45,000 PHP||+2%|
|Oracle Developer||44,600 PHP||+1%|
|Perl Developer||34,600 PHP||-21%|
|PHP Developer||38,900 PHP||-12%|
|Python Developer||45,700 PHP||+4%|
|Remedy Developer||33,100 PHP||-25%|
|Ruby Developer||39,000 PHP||-11%|
|Salesforce Developer||34,400 PHP||-22%|
|SAS Programmer||36,100 PHP||-18%|
|Sharepoint Developer||45,400 PHP||+3%|
|Software Development Manager||53,200 PHP||+21%|
|Software QA Engineer||39,800 PHP||-10%|
|Software Test Engineer||36,500 PHP||-17%|
|Teradata Developer||35,000 PHP||-21%|
|TIBCO Developer||37,400 PHP||-15%|
|User Experience Designer||36,600 PHP||-17%|
|VB Developer||32,900 PHP||-25%|
|VB.NET Developer||42,100 PHP||-4%|
|Cagayan de Oro||43,300 PHP|
|Las Pinas||39,400 PHP|
|Quezon City||48,500 PHP|
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.