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Average Salary in Cebu 2019

How much money does a person working in Cebu make?

57,399 PHP per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Cebu typically earns around 57,399 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 Cebu | All Jobs

Median and salary distribution monthly Cebu

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Cebu range between 7,769 PHP per month (minimum salary) to 254,169 PHP per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 57,399 PHP per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 57,399 PHP while the other half are earning more than 57,399 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 29,326 PHP while 75% of them are earning more than 29,326 PHP. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 155,784 PHP while 25% are earning more than 155,784 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 Cebu

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Cebu
Average Salary 2016    =  
53,308 PHP
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
55,280 PHP
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
56,662 PHP
Average Salary 2019    +1%  
57,399 PHP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Cebu are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 1% 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
Accountant36,099 PHP
Administrative Assistant27,361 PHP
Architect47,150 PHP
Attorney74,915 PHP
Biomedical Engineer47,317 PHP
CAD Drafter40,929 PHP
Cashier31,157 PHP
Chartered Accountant46,598 PHP
Chef44,343 PHP
Chief Executive Officer124,629 PHP
Chief Financial Officer113,680 PHP
Civil Engineer51,325 PHP
Computer Technician42,233 PHP
Creative Director56,083 PHP
Dentist128,310 PHP
Developer / Programmer47,987 PHP
Electrical Engineer51,345 PHP
Elementary School Teacher36,390 PHP
Engineer50,834 PHP
Executive Chef46,315 PHP
Flight Attendant48,245 PHP
General Manager98,846 PHP
Graphic Designer39,016 PHP
Hotel Manager78,479 PHP
Human Resources Manager73,914 PHP
Internal Auditor56,493 PHP
Journalist51,345 PHP
Legal Assistant40,438 PHP
Mechanical Engineer53,740 PHP
Nurse41,901 PHP
Pharmacist58,631 PHP
Photographer37,204 PHP
Pilot61,567 PHP
Police Officer42,546 PHP
Project Manager58,938 PHP
Receptionist30,468 PHP
Sales Manager88,682 PHP
Sales Representative36,356 PHP
Secondary School Teacher44,564 PHP
Secretary29,330 PHP
Teacher41,816 PHP
Teller35,363 PHP
Travel Agent44,786 PHP
Waiter / Waitress32,580 PHP

Average Hourly Wage in Cebu | All Jobs

331 PHP per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Cebu | All Jobs is 331 PHP. This means that the average person in Cebu earns approximatly 331 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.

Cebu VS Philippines

Salary Comparison Between Cebu and Philippines monthlyWe compared salaries in Cebu and Philippines and we found that Cebu salaries are 14% 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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