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Average Salary in Manila 2019

How much money does a person working in Manila make?

60,357 PHP per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Manila typically earns around 60,357 PHP per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Distribution of Salaries in Manila | All Jobs

Median and salary distribution monthly Manila

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Manila range between 8,169 PHP per month (minimum salary) to 267,268 PHP per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 59,149 PHP per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 59,149 PHP while the other half are earning more than 59,149 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 the population are earning less than 30,293 PHP while 75% of them are earning more than 30,293 PHP. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 156,680 PHP while 25% are earning more than 156,680 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

Salary Trend and Forecast in Manila

How are Manila salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary over the past few years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Manila
Average Salary 2016    =  
55,562 PHP
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
57,618 PHP
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
58,713 PHP
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
60,357 PHP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Manila are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 3% 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.


Salaries for popular jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accountant38,189 PHP
Administrative Assistant31,061 PHP
Architect51,125 PHP
Attorney85,044 PHP
Biomedical Engineer46,724 PHP
CAD Drafter43,984 PHP
Cashier31,597 PHP
Chartered Accountant51,673 PHP
Chef47,652 PHP
Chief Executive Officer128,977 PHP
Chief Financial Officer118,347 PHP
Civil Engineer51,642 PHP
Computer Technician44,583 PHP
Creative Director59,204 PHP
Dentist142,284 PHP
Developer / Programmer52,268 PHP
Electrical Engineer58,693 PHP
Elementary School Teacher41,343 PHP
Engineer52,419 PHP
Executive Chef49,601 PHP
Flight Attendant48,350 PHP
General Manager99,916 PHP
Graphic Designer40,790 PHP
Hotel Manager81,835 PHP
Human Resources Manager77,715 PHP
Internal Auditor57,634 PHP
Journalist54,208 PHP
Legal Assistant41,457 PHP
Mechanical Engineer53,704 PHP
Nurse47,315 PHP
Pharmacist62,677 PHP
Photographer38,732 PHP
Pilot67,596 PHP
Police Officer44,463 PHP
Project Manager65,200 PHP
Receptionist30,266 PHP
Sales Manager89,121 PHP
Sales Representative36,435 PHP
Secondary School Teacher47,606 PHP
Secretary32,137 PHP
Teacher42,040 PHP
Teller39,120 PHP
Travel Agent45,690 PHP
Waiter / Waitress33,152 PHP

Average Hourly Wage in Manila | All Jobs

348 PHP per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Manila | All Jobs is 348 PHP. This means that the average person in Manila earns approximatly 348 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.

Manila VS Philippines

Salary Comparison Between Manila and Philippines monthlyWe compared salaries in Manila and Philippines and we found that Manila salaries are 19% more than those of Philippines.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Antipolo55,456 PHP
Cagayan de Oro53,659 PHP
Cebu57,399 PHP
Dasmarinas48,453 PHP
Davao59,506 PHP
Kalookan58,367 PHP
Las Pinas50,660 PHP
Makati49,674 PHP
Manila60,357 PHP
Paranaque52,678 PHP
Pasig54,481 PHP
Quezon City61,320 PHP
Taguig56,591 PHP
Valenzuela51,496 PHP
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