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Pilot Average Salary in Philippines 2019

How much money does a Pilot make in Philippines?

59,599 PHP per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as a Pilot in Philippines typically earns around 59,599 PHP per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Pilot salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detialed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Pilot Salary Distribution in Philippines

Median and salary distribution monthly Philippines Pilot

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Pilot salaries in Philippines range between 24,436 PHP per month (minimum salary) to 91,783 PHP per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 61,983 PHP per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Pilot are earning less than 61,983 PHP while the other half are earning more than 61,983 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 as Pilot are earning less than 38,889 PHP while 75% of them are earning more than 38,889 PHP. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Pilot are earning less than 83,034 PHP while 25% are earning more than 83,034 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

Pilot Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

0 - 2 Years    =  
28,140 PHP
2 - 5 Years    +37%  
38,579 PHP
5 - 10 Years    +26%  
48,681 PHP
10 - 15 Years    +21%  
58,783 PHP
15 - 20 Years    +17%  
68,885 PHP
20+ Years    +24%  
85,385 PHP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Experience level is the most important factor in determining your salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Pilot salaries by experience level. A Pilot with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 28,140 PHP per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 38,579 PHP per month, 37% more than someone with less than two year's experience. Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 48,681 PHP per month, 26% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Pilot(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 58,783 PHP per month, 21% more than a person with five to ten years of experience. If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 68,885 PHP per month, 17% more than a person with ten to fifteen years of experience. Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 85,385 PHP per month, 24% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Philippines Pilot

Pilot Salary Comparison By Education

Certificate or Diploma    =  
35,548 PHP
Bachelor's Degree    +40%  
49,691 PHP
Master's Degree    +41%  
69,895 PHP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add into your income? We broke down Pilot salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Pilot is 35,548 PHP per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 49,691 PHP per month, 40% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 69,895 PHP per month, 41% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.


Salary comparison by education level monthly Philippines Pilot


Pilot Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
53,937 PHP
Male    +21%  
65,261 PHP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Pilot employees in Philippines earn 21% more than their female counterparts.

Salary comparison by gender monthly Philippines Pilot

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
50,957 PHP
Public Sector    +34%  
68,241 PHP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the goverment? Public sector Pilot employees in Philippines earn 34% more than their private sector counterparts.

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Philippines Pilot

Pilot Salary Trend and Forecast in Philippines

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Philippines Pilot
Average Salary 2016    =  
53,445 PHP
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
55,422 PHP
Average Salary 2018    +4%  
57,473 PHP
Average Salary 2019    +4%  
59,599 PHP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Pilot salaries in Philippines are on the rise 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.

Pilot Average Hourly Wage in Philippines

344 PHP per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Philippines for Pilot is 344 PHP. This means that the average Pilot in Philippines earns approximatly 344 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.

Pilot VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Pilot and Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense monthly PhilippinesWe compared Philippines salaries for Pilot, Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense, and All Jobs and we found that Pilot salaries are 20% more than those of Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense. We also found out that Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense salaries are 2% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Aeronautical Engineer48,787 PHP-18%
Aerospace Engineer50,445 PHP-15%
Aerospace Technician42,597 PHP-29%
Air Crew Officer37,757 PHP-37%
Air Traffic Assistant44,370 PHP-26%
Air Traffic Controller50,469 PHP-15%
Aircraft Captain59,482 PHP-0%
Aircraft Electrician42,986 PHP-28%
Aircraft Engineer51,059 PHP-14%
Aircraft Fueler34,087 PHP-43%
Aircraft Maintenance Manager57,417 PHP-4%
Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor52,130 PHP-13%
Aircraft Maintenance Technician32,123 PHP-46%
Aircraft Mechanic40,507 PHP-32%
Aircraft Quality Assurance58,119 PHP-2%
Airfield Management Specialist60,108 PHP+1%
Airfield Operations Specialist55,397 PHP-7%
Airline Cabin Crew47,114 PHP-21%
Airline Copilot57,502 PHP-4%
Airlines Sales Manager51,603 PHP-13%
Airlines Structural Assembler33,350 PHP-44%
Airport Services Agent41,437 PHP-30%
Airport Services Manager64,295 PHP+8%
Assistant Aircraft Mechanic41,532 PHP-30%
Aviation Analyst59,021 PHP-1%
Aviation Inspector48,679 PHP-18%
Aviation Manager66,396 PHP+11%
Aviation Operations Controller50,854 PHP-15%
Aviation Resources Manager62,621 PHP+5%
Aviation Safety Manager64,781 PHP+9%
Aviation Safety Officer49,371 PHP-17%
Aviation Technician33,981 PHP-43%
Cargo Executive41,731 PHP-30%
Chief Pilot56,869 PHP-5%
First Officer45,431 PHP-24%
Fleet Management Officer41,042 PHP-31%
Flight Attendant40,975 PHP-31%
Flight Scheduler49,692 PHP-17%
Flight Simulation Engineer46,560 PHP-22%
Freight and Cargo Inspector42,888 PHP-28%
Helicopter Pilot53,889 PHP-10%
Loading Bridge Operator35,288 PHP-41%
Pilot59,599 PHP=
Ramp Agent35,521 PHP-40%
Reservations Sales Agent40,654 PHP-32%
Safety and Quality Specialist43,282 PHP-27%
Test Pilot50,991 PHP-14%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Antipolo63,117 PHP
Cagayan de Oro60,780 PHP
Cebu61,567 PHP
Dasmarinas56,023 PHP
Davao69,135 PHP
Kalookan63,985 PHP
Las Pinas55,005 PHP
Makati52,771 PHP
Manila67,596 PHP
Paranaque58,430 PHP
Pasig60,722 PHP
Quezon City70,130 PHP
Taguig61,740 PHP
Valenzuela54,970 PHP
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