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Architect Average Salary in Philippines 2020

How much money does an Architect make in Philippines?

Average Monthly Salary
41,900 PHP
( 503,000 PHP yearly)


A person working as an Architect in Philippines typically earns around 41,900 PHP per month. Salaries range from 19,300 PHP (lowest) to 66,700 PHP (highest).

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

Architect Salary Distribution in Philippines

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

  • Salary Range

    Architect salaries in Philippines range from 19,300 PHP per month (minimum salary) to 66,700 PHP per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 45,300 PHP per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Architect(s) are earning less than 45,300 PHP while the other half are earning more than 45,300 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 Architect(s) are earning less than 29,100 PHP while 75% of them are earning more than 29,100 PHP. Also from the diagram, 75% of Architect(s) are earning less than 60,400 PHP while 25% are earning more than 60,400 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

Architect Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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

An Architect with less than two years of experience makes approximately 21,900 PHP per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 29,200 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 43,200 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, Architect(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 52,700 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 57,400 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 62,200 PHP per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Architect average salary change by experience in Philippines

0 - 2 Years
21,900 PHP
2 - 5 Years+34%
29,200 PHP
5 - 10 Years+48%
43,200 PHP
10 - 15 Years+22%
52,700 PHP
15 - 20 Years+9%
57,400 PHP
20+ Years+8%
62,200 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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Architect Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

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

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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 Architect salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of an Architect is 25,400 PHP per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 49,100 PHP per month, 93% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

Architect average salary difference by education level in Philippines

Bachelor's Degree
25,400 PHP
Master's Degree+93%
49,100 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 253,000 Philippine Peso(s) to 758,000 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

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Architect Salary Comparison By Gender

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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 Architect employees in Philippines earn 22% more than their female counterparts.

37,700 PHP
46,200 PHP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Philippines for all Careers

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Architect Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Philippines

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


Architect(s) in Philippines are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% 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

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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 2019

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Philippines for the year 2019. 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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Architect Bonus and Incentive Rates in Philippines

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

18% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 82% 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.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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

Private Sector
47,700 PHP
Public Sector+12%
53,400 PHP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Architect Salary Trend and Forecast in Philippines

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

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Average Salary 2016
36,300 PHP
Average Salary 2017+4%
37,600 PHP
Average Salary 2018+4%
39,000 PHP
Average Salary 2019+4%
40,400 PHP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Architect salaries in Philippines are on the rise in the year 2020 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 continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

Architect Average Hourly Wage in Philippines

240 PHP per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Philippines is 240 PHP. This means that the average Architect in Philippines earns approximately 240 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.

Architect VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Architect and Architecture monthly Philippines
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The average salary for Architect is 2% less than that of Architecture. Also, Architecture salaries are 15% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Architect41,900 PHP-0%
Architectural Designer44,400 PHP+6%
Architectural Drafter35,300 PHP-16%
Architectural Manager52,500 PHP+25%
Architectural Technician43,500 PHP+4%
Architecture Consultant47,400 PHP+13%
Architecture Estimating Manager49,300 PHP+18%
Architecture Specifications Writer31,800 PHP-24%
Assistant Architectural Manager52,300 PHP+25%
CAD Drafter38,000 PHP-9%
CAD Manager47,700 PHP+14%
Design and Decoration Assistant38,200 PHP-9%
Design Manager48,900 PHP+17%
Drafting Supervisor37,700 PHP-10%
Facilities and Project Manager53,900 PHP+29%
Facility Planner44,700 PHP+7%
Interior Design Assistant31,800 PHP-24%
Interior Designer48,000 PHP+14%
Kitchen Designer41,400 PHP-1%
Landscape Architect45,400 PHP+8%
Landscape Artist42,100 PHP+0%
Landscaper37,900 PHP-10%
Mapping Technician36,600 PHP-13%
Mechanical Drafter38,200 PHP-9%
Photogrammetrist34,900 PHP-17%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Antipolo48,900 PHP
Cagayan de Oro43,900 PHP
Cebu47,200 PHP
Dasmarinas40,200 PHP
Davao53,200 PHP
Kalookan48,700 PHP
Las Pinas44,400 PHP
Makati42,900 PHP
Manila51,100 PHP
Paranaque46,900 PHP
Pasig47,300 PHP
Quezon City52,700 PHP
Taguig48,400 PHP
Valenzuela43,400 PHP
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