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Nurse Average Salary in Philippines 2019

How much money does a Nurse make in Philippines?

37,028 PHP per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as a Nurse in Philippines typically earns around 37,028 PHP per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Nurse salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detialed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Nurse Salary Distribution in Philippines

Median and salary distribution monthly Philippines Nurse

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Nurse salaries in Philippines range between 15,181 PHP per month (minimum salary) to 57,023 PHP per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 38,509 PHP per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Nurse are earning less than 38,509 PHP while the other half are earning more than 38,509 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 Nurse are earning less than 24,161 PHP while 75% of them are earning more than 24,161 PHP. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Nurse are earning less than 51,587 PHP while 25% are earning more than 51,587 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

Nurse Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

0 - 2 Years    =  
17,482 PHP
2 - 5 Years    +37%  
23,968 PHP
5 - 10 Years    +26%  
30,244 PHP
10 - 15 Years    +21%  
36,520 PHP
15 - 20 Years    +17%  
42,797 PHP
20+ Years    +24%  
53,048 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 Nurse salaries by experience level. A Nurse with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 17,482 PHP per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 23,968 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 30,244 PHP per month, 26% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Nurse(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 36,520 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 42,797 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 53,048 PHP per month, 24% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Philippines Nurse

Nurse Salary Comparison By Education

Certificate or Diploma    =  
22,085 PHP
Bachelor's Degree    +40%  
30,872 PHP
Master's Degree    +41%  
43,424 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 Nurse salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Nurse is 22,085 PHP per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 30,872 PHP per month, 40% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 43,424 PHP per month, 41% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.


Salary comparison by education level monthly Philippines Nurse


Nurse Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
33,510 PHP
Male    +21%  
40,546 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 Nurse employees in Philippines earn 21% more than their female counterparts.

Salary comparison by gender monthly Philippines Nurse

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
31,659 PHP
Public Sector    +34%  
42,397 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 Nurse employees in Philippines earn 34% more than their private sector counterparts.

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Philippines Nurse

Nurse Salary Trend and Forecast in Philippines

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Philippines Nurse
Average Salary 2016    =  
33,204 PHP
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
34,433 PHP
Average Salary 2018    +4%  
35,707 PHP
Average Salary 2019    +4%  
37,028 PHP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Nurse 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.

Nurse Average Hourly Wage in Philippines

214 PHP per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Philippines for Nurse is 214 PHP. This means that the average Nurse in Philippines earns approximatly 214 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.

Nurse VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Nurse and Health and Medical monthly PhilippinesWe compared Philippines salaries for Nurse, Health and Medical, and All Jobs and we found that Nurse salaries are 47% less than those of Health and Medical. We also found out that Health and Medical salaries are 39% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Acute Care Nurse42,330 PHP+14%
Assistant Director of Nursing52,577 PHP+42%
Case Manager52,324 PHP+41%
Company Nurse31,827 PHP-14%
Critical Care Nurse41,294 PHP+12%
District Nurse37,068 PHP+0%
Head Nurse40,586 PHP+10%
Home Nurse37,384 PHP+1%
ICU Registered Nurse40,938 PHP+11%
Informatics Nurse Specialist40,386 PHP+9%
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)39,017 PHP+5%
MDS Coordinator41,310 PHP+12%
Mental Health Nurse36,325 PHP-2%
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner42,277 PHP+14%
Nurse37,028 PHP=
Nurse Midwife47,324 PHP+28%
Nurse Practitioner39,250 PHP+6%
Nursing Assistant33,953 PHP-8%
Nursing Coordinator43,448 PHP+17%
Nursing Director57,776 PHP+56%
Nursing Services Instructor43,458 PHP+17%
Nursing Supervisor44,527 PHP+20%
Occupational Health Advisor52,539 PHP+42%
Occupational Therapist59,667 PHP+61%
Personal Support Worker29,237 PHP-21%
Psychiatric Nurse38,831 PHP+5%
Registered Nurse36,836 PHP-1%
Respiratory Manager56,849 PHP+54%
School Nurse37,123 PHP+0%
Staff Nurse39,133 PHP+6%
Theatre Manager48,922 PHP+32%
Utilization Review Nurse35,557 PHP-4%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Antipolo41,648 PHP
Cagayan de Oro41,103 PHP
Cebu41,901 PHP
Dasmarinas34,806 PHP
Davao46,291 PHP
Kalookan44,180 PHP
Las Pinas36,099 PHP
Makati37,757 PHP
Manila47,315 PHP
Paranaque38,943 PHP
Pasig39,453 PHP
Quezon City45,124 PHP
Taguig43,685 PHP
Valenzuela38,371 PHP
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