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Nurse Average Salary in Philippines 2020

How much money does a Nurse make in Philippines?


Average Monthly Salary
32,600 PHP
( 391,000 PHP yearly)

LOW
15,000
PHP
AVERAGE
32,600
PHP
HIGH
51,900
PHP

A person working as a Nurse in Philippines typically earns around 32,600 PHP per month. Salaries range from 15,000 PHP (lowest) to 51,900 PHP (highest).

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

Nurse Salary Distribution in Philippines

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

  • Salary Range

    Nurse salaries in Philippines range from 15,000 PHP per month (minimum salary) to 51,900 PHP per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 35,200 PHP per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Nurse(s) are earning less than 35,200 PHP while the other half are earning more than 35,200 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 Nurse(s) are earning less than 22,600 PHP while 75% of them are earning more than 22,600 PHP. Also from the diagram, 75% of Nurse(s) are earning less than 47,000 PHP while 25% are earning more than 47,000 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

Nurse Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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

A Nurse with less than two years of experience makes approximately 17,000 PHP per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 22,700 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 33,600 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, Nurse(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 41,000 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 44,700 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 48,400 PHP per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Nurse average salary change by experience in Philippines

0 - 2 Years
17,000 PHP
2 - 5 Years+34%
22,700 PHP
5 - 10 Years+48%
33,600 PHP
10 - 15 Years+22%
41,000 PHP
15 - 20 Years+9%
44,700 PHP
20+ Years+8%
48,400 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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Nurse Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Nurse(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 Nurse salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Nurse is 19,800 PHP per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 38,200 PHP per month, 93% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.


Nurse average salary difference by education level in Philippines

Bachelor's Degree
19,800 PHP
Master's Degree+93%
38,200 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

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Nurse 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 Nurse employees in Philippines earn 13% less than their female counterparts on average.

Male
30,400 PHP
Female+15%
34,900 PHP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Philippines for all Careers

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Nurse Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Philippines

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

Nurse

Nurse(s) in Philippines are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 20 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 2019

Banking
9%
Energy
9%
Information Technology
9%
Healthcare
9%
Travel
9%
Construction
9%
Education
9%

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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Nurse Bonus and Incentive Rates in Philippines

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Philippines Nurse
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A Nurse is considered to be a low 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.

68% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 32% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
32%
No Bonus
68%

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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.

Nurse Average Hourly Wage in Philippines


190 PHP per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Philippines is 190 PHP. This means that the average Nurse in Philippines earns approximately 190 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.

Nurse VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Nurse and Health and Medical monthly Philippines
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The average salary for Nurse is 24% less than that of Nursing. Also, Nursing salaries are 35% less than those of Health and Medical.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Acute Care Nurse39,900 PHP+22%
Assistant Director of Nursing60,600 PHP+86%
Case Manager50,500 PHP+55%
Company Nurse28,300 PHP-13%
Critical Care Nurse38,200 PHP+17%
District Nurse32,800 PHP+1%
Head Nurse38,400 PHP+18%
Home Nurse33,200 PHP+2%
ICU Registered Nurse38,300 PHP+17%
Informatics Nurse Specialist35,900 PHP+10%
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)34,200 PHP+5%
MDS Coordinator36,700 PHP+13%
Mental Health Nurse35,900 PHP+10%
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner49,700 PHP+52%
Nurse32,600 PHP-0%
Nurse Midwife42,100 PHP+29%
Nurse Practitioner42,500 PHP+30%
Nursing Assistant30,200 PHP-7%
Nursing Coordinator42,300 PHP+30%
Nursing Director82,900 PHP+150%
Nursing Services Instructor38,600 PHP+18%
Nursing Supervisor50,000 PHP+53%
Occupational Health Advisor65,200 PHP+100%
Occupational Therapist55,800 PHP+71%
Personal Support Worker26,000 PHP-20%
Psychiatric Nurse33,500 PHP+3%
Registered Nurse33,500 PHP+3%
Respiratory Manager66,500 PHP+100%
School Nurse32,200 PHP-1%
Staff Nurse33,900 PHP+4%
Theatre Manager58,100 PHP+78%
Utilization Review Nurse35,400 PHP+9%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Antipolo36,700 PHP
Cagayan de Oro36,200 PHP
Cebu36,900 PHP
Dasmarinas30,700 PHP
Davao40,800 PHP
Kalookan38,900 PHP
Las Pinas31,800 PHP
Makati33,300 PHP
Manila41,700 PHP
Paranaque34,300 PHP
Pasig34,800 PHP
Quezon City39,700 PHP
Taguig38,500 PHP
Valenzuela33,800 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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