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Average Salary in Manila 2020

How much money does a person working in Manila make?

Average Monthly Salary
60,400 PHP
( 724,000 PHP yearly)


A person working in Manila typically earns around 60,400 PHP per month. Salaries range from 8,170 PHP (lowest) to 267,000 PHP (highest).

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

Median and salary distribution monthly Manila

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

  • Salary Range

    Salaries in Manila range between 8,170 PHP per month (minimum salary) to 267,000 PHP per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 59,100 PHP per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 59,100 PHP while the other half are earning more than 59,100 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 the population are earning less than 30,300 PHP while 75% of them are earning more than 30,300 PHP. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 157,000 PHP while 25% are earning more than 157,000 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 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
53,600 PHP
Average Salary 2017+4%
55,600 PHP
Average Salary 2018+2%
56,600 PHP
Average Salary 2019+3%
58,200 PHP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Manila are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2020 are 4% higher than those of 2019. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Salaries for popular jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accounting and Finance
Accountant38,200 PHP
Accounting Assistant36,100 PHP
Accounting Manager78,000 PHP
Bookkeeper31,500 PHP
Chartered Accountant51,700 PHP
Corporate Treasurer96,300 PHP
Financial Analyst61,400 PHP
Financial Manager119,000 PHP
Internal Auditor57,600 PHP

Administration / Reception / Secretarial
Administrative Assistant31,100 PHP
Office Manager39,800 PHP
Receptionist42,100 PHP
Secretary32,100 PHP

Advertising / Grapic Design / Events
Art Director58,100 PHP
Creative Director59,200 PHP
Graphic Designer40,800 PHP
Photographer38,700 PHP

Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense
Aerospace Engineer62,300 PHP
Air Traffic Controller57,000 PHP
Flight Attendant48,400 PHP
Pilot67,600 PHP

Architect51,100 PHP
CAD Drafter44,000 PHP

Mechanic30,100 PHP
Service Advisor43,600 PHP

Bank Branch Manager83,500 PHP
Teller39,100 PHP

Teacher42,000 PHP
Translator51,700 PHP

Business Planning
Business Analyst69,800 PHP
Business Development Manager87,700 PHP
Project Manager65,200 PHP

Care Giving and Child Care
Nanny36,700 PHP
Nursery Teacher39,600 PHP

Construction / Building / Installation
Civil Engineer51,600 PHP
Construction Project Manager70,100 PHP
Health and Safety Officer35,600 PHP

Customer Service and Call Center
Call Center Representative41,300 PHP
Customer Service Manager74,900 PHP
Customer Service Representative39,300 PHP

Electrical Engineer58,700 PHP
Engineer52,400 PHP
Mechanical Engineer53,700 PHP

Executive and Management
Chief Executive Officer129,000 PHP
Chief Financial Officer118,000 PHP
General Manager99,900 PHP

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
Chef47,700 PHP
Executive Chef49,600 PHP
Hotel Manager81,800 PHP
Travel Agent45,700 PHP
Waiter / Waitress33,200 PHP

Health and Medical
Dentist142,000 PHP
Dietitian135,000 PHP
Laboratory Technician41,300 PHP
Nurse47,300 PHP

Human Resources
Human Resources Manager77,700 PHP
Human Resources Officer47,400 PHP

Information Technology
Computer Technician44,600 PHP
Database Administrator58,400 PHP
Developer / Programmer52,300 PHP
Information Technology Manager79,700 PHP
Network Engineer51,300 PHP

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire
Police Officer44,500 PHP

Attorney85,000 PHP
Legal Assistant41,500 PHP

Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment
Journalist54,200 PHP

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
Biomedical Engineer46,700 PHP
Pharmacist62,700 PHP

Sales Retail and Wholesale
Cashier31,600 PHP
Sales Manager89,100 PHP
Sales Representative36,400 PHP

Teaching / Education
Elementary School Teacher41,300 PHP
Secondary School Teacher47,600 PHP

Average Hourly Wage in Manila

350 PHP per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Manila is 350 PHP. This means that the average person in Manila earns approximatly 350 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
Antipolo55,500 PHP
Cagayan de Oro53,700 PHP
Cebu57,400 PHP
Dasmarinas48,500 PHP
Davao59,500 PHP
Kalookan58,400 PHP
Las Pinas50,700 PHP
Makati49,700 PHP
Manila60,400 PHP
Paranaque52,700 PHP
Pasig54,500 PHP
Quezon City61,300 PHP
Taguig56,600 PHP
Valenzuela51,500 PHP
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