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Pilot Average Salary in Philippines 2021

How much money does a Pilot make in Philippines?

Average Monthly Salary
77,000 PHP
( 924,000 PHP yearly)


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 Salary Distribution in Philippines

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

  • Salary Range

    Pilot salaries in Philippines range from 35,400 PHP per month (minimum salary) to 122,000 PHP per month (maximum salary).

  • Median 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.

  • Percentiles

    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.

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

Pilot Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Philippines Pilot
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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 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.

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, 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.

Pilot average salary change by experience in Philippines

0 - 2 Years
40,200 PHP
2 - 5 Years+34%
53,700 PHP
5 - 10 Years+48%
79,400 PHP
10 - 15 Years+22%
96,800 PHP
15 - 20 Years+9%
105,000 PHP
20+ Years+8%
114,000 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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Pilot Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

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

Salary comparison by education level monthly Philippines Pilot
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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 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.

Pilot average salary difference by education level in Philippines

Certificate or Diploma
45,900 PHP
Bachelor's Degree+57%
72,000 PHP
Master's Degree+68%
121,000 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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Pilot Salary Comparison By Gender

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

82,300 PHP
71,700 PHP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Philippines for all Careers

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Pilot Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Philippines

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


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.

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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 2020

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Philippines for the year 2020. 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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Pilot Bonus and Incentive Rates in Philippines

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

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.

Pilot Average Hourly Wage in Philippines

440 PHP per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Philippines is 440 PHP. This means that the average Pilot in Philippines earns approximately 440 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.

Pilot VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Pilot and Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense monthly Philippines
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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.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Aeronautical Engineer46,800 PHP-39%
Aerospace Engineer52,600 PHP-32%
Aerospace Technician41,000 PHP-47%
Air Crew Officer28,800 PHP-63%
Air Traffic Assistant26,000 PHP-66%
Air Traffic Controller48,500 PHP-37%
Aircraft Captain74,300 PHP-3%
Aircraft Electrician23,900 PHP-69%
Aircraft Engineer45,400 PHP-41%
Aircraft Fueler19,400 PHP-75%
Aircraft Maintenance Manager72,700 PHP-6%
Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor46,400 PHP-40%
Aircraft Maintenance Technician19,900 PHP-74%
Aircraft Mechanic22,200 PHP-71%
Aircraft Quality Assurance59,400 PHP-23%
Airfield Management Specialist67,400 PHP-12%
Airfield Operations Specialist49,300 PHP-36%
Airline Cabin Crew41,900 PHP-46%
Airline Copilot51,100 PHP-34%
Airlines Sales Manager83,600 PHP+9%
Airlines Structural Assembler19,800 PHP-74%
Airport Services Agent28,800 PHP-63%
Airport Services Manager91,000 PHP+18%
Assistant Aircraft Mechanic20,500 PHP-73%
Aviation Analyst59,700 PHP-22%
Aviation Inspector50,600 PHP-34%
Aviation Manager90,200 PHP+17%
Aviation Operations Controller49,100 PHP-36%
Aviation Resources Manager75,700 PHP-2%
Aviation Safety Manager84,000 PHP+9%
Aviation Safety Officer43,900 PHP-43%
Aviation Technician20,000 PHP-74%
Cargo Executive41,000 PHP-47%
Chief Pilot78,300 PHP+2%
First Officer33,700 PHP-56%
Fleet Management Officer31,200 PHP-59%
Flight Attendant29,200 PHP-62%
Flight Scheduler38,100 PHP-51%
Flight Simulation Engineer41,600 PHP-46%
Freight and Cargo Inspector30,500 PHP-60%
Helicopter Pilot49,600 PHP-36%
Loading Bridge Operator18,800 PHP-76%
Pilot77,000 PHP+0%
Ramp Agent19,000 PHP-75%
Reservations Sales Agent25,800 PHP-66%
Safety and Quality Specialist44,300 PHP-42%
Test Pilot52,500 PHP-32%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Antipolo81,500 PHP
Cagayan de Oro78,500 PHP
Cebu79,500 PHP
Dasmarinas72,400 PHP
Davao89,300 PHP
Kalookan82,700 PHP
Las Pinas71,100 PHP
Makati68,200 PHP
Manila87,300 PHP
Paranaque75,500 PHP
Pasig78,400 PHP
Quezon City90,600 PHP
Taguig79,800 PHP
Valenzuela71,000 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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