A person working as a Pilot in Philippines typically earns around 77,000 PHP per month. Salaries range from 35,400 PHP (lowest) to 122,000 PHP (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Pilot salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Pilot salaries in Philippines range from 35,400 PHP per month (minimum salary) to 122,000 PHP per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 83,200 PHP per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Pilot(s) are earning less than 83,200 PHP while the other half are earning more than 83,200 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 Pilot(s) are earning less than 53,400 PHP while 75% of them are earning more than 53,400 PHP. Also from the diagram, 75% of Pilot(s) are earning less than 111,000 PHP while 25% are earning more than 111,000 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 Pilot salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Pilot with less than two years of experience makes approximately 40,200 PHP per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 53,700 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 79,400 PHP per month, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Pilot(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 96,800 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 105,000 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 114,000 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 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 45,900 PHP per month.
While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 72,000 PHP per month, 57% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.
A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 121,000 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 Pilot employees in Philippines earn 15% more than their female counterparts on average.
Pilot(s) in Philippines are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 12% every 19 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 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.
A Pilot is considered to be a high 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.
16% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 84% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 5% to 9% 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 Pilot is 69% more than that of Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense. Also, Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense salaries are 2% more than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Aeronautical Engineer||46,800 PHP||-39%|
|Aerospace Engineer||52,600 PHP||-32%|
|Aerospace Technician||41,000 PHP||-47%|
|Air Crew Officer||28,800 PHP||-63%|
|Air Traffic Assistant||26,000 PHP||-66%|
|Air Traffic Controller||48,500 PHP||-37%|
|Aircraft Captain||74,300 PHP||-3%|
|Aircraft Electrician||23,900 PHP||-69%|
|Aircraft Engineer||45,400 PHP||-41%|
|Aircraft Fueler||19,400 PHP||-75%|
|Aircraft Maintenance Manager||72,700 PHP||-6%|
|Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor||46,400 PHP||-40%|
|Aircraft Maintenance Technician||19,900 PHP||-74%|
|Aircraft Mechanic||22,200 PHP||-71%|
|Aircraft Quality Assurance||59,400 PHP||-23%|
|Airfield Management Specialist||67,400 PHP||-12%|
|Airfield Operations Specialist||49,300 PHP||-36%|
|Airline Cabin Crew||41,900 PHP||-46%|
|Airline Copilot||51,100 PHP||-34%|
|Airlines Sales Manager||83,600 PHP||+9%|
|Airlines Structural Assembler||19,800 PHP||-74%|
|Airport Services Agent||28,800 PHP||-63%|
|Airport Services Manager||91,000 PHP||+18%|
|Assistant Aircraft Mechanic||20,500 PHP||-73%|
|Aviation Analyst||59,700 PHP||-22%|
|Aviation Inspector||50,600 PHP||-34%|
|Aviation Manager||90,200 PHP||+17%|
|Aviation Operations Controller||49,100 PHP||-36%|
|Aviation Resources Manager||75,700 PHP||-2%|
|Aviation Safety Manager||84,000 PHP||+9%|
|Aviation Safety Officer||43,900 PHP||-43%|
|Aviation Technician||20,000 PHP||-74%|
|Cargo Executive||41,000 PHP||-47%|
|Chief Pilot||78,300 PHP||+2%|
|First Officer||33,700 PHP||-56%|
|Fleet Management Officer||31,200 PHP||-59%|
|Flight Attendant||29,200 PHP||-62%|
|Flight Scheduler||38,100 PHP||-51%|
|Flight Simulation Engineer||41,600 PHP||-46%|
|Freight and Cargo Inspector||30,500 PHP||-60%|
|Helicopter Pilot||49,600 PHP||-36%|
|Loading Bridge Operator||18,800 PHP||-76%|
|Ramp Agent||19,000 PHP||-75%|
|Reservations Sales Agent||25,800 PHP||-66%|
|Safety and Quality Specialist||44,300 PHP||-42%|
|Test Pilot||52,500 PHP||-32%|
|Cagayan de Oro||78,500 PHP|
|Las Pinas||71,100 PHP|
|Quezon City||90,600 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.