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Average Salary in Davao 2019

How much money does a person working in Davao make?

59,506 PHP per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Davao typically earns around 59,506 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 Davao | All Jobs

Median and salary distribution monthly Davao

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Davao range between 8,054 PHP per month (minimum salary) to 263,501 PHP per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 60,101 PHP per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 60,101 PHP while the other half are earning more than 60,101 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 30,670 PHP while 75% of them are earning more than 30,670 PHP. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 165,037 PHP while 25% are earning more than 165,037 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 Davao

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Davao
Average Salary 2016    =  
54,778 PHP
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
56,805 PHP
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
58,396 PHP
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
59,506 PHP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Davao are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 2% 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
Accountant37,312 PHP
Administrative Assistant28,724 PHP
Architect53,209 PHP
Attorney78,646 PHP
Biomedical Engineer48,142 PHP
CAD Drafter41,967 PHP
Cashier31,284 PHP
Chartered Accountant49,432 PHP
Chef45,467 PHP
Chief Executive Officer130,224 PHP
Chief Financial Officer112,611 PHP
Civil Engineer51,479 PHP
Computer Technician41,543 PHP
Creative Director55,167 PHP
Dentist136,114 PHP
Developer / Programmer48,860 PHP
Electrical Engineer56,431 PHP
Elementary School Teacher38,156 PHP
Engineer50,665 PHP
Executive Chef47,574 PHP
Flight Attendant48,749 PHP
General Manager94,562 PHP
Graphic Designer38,622 PHP
Hotel Manager81,698 PHP
Human Resources Manager80,517 PHP
Internal Auditor59,437 PHP
Journalist53,124 PHP
Legal Assistant38,419 PHP
Mechanical Engineer54,336 PHP
Nurse46,291 PHP
Pharmacist66,638 PHP
Photographer36,855 PHP
Pilot69,135 PHP
Police Officer44,243 PHP
Project Manager62,696 PHP
Receptionist32,457 PHP
Sales Manager89,553 PHP
Sales Representative36,736 PHP
Secondary School Teacher48,131 PHP
Secretary31,289 PHP
Teacher44,301 PHP
Teller37,618 PHP
Travel Agent47,120 PHP
Waiter / Waitress34,320 PHP

Average Hourly Wage in Davao | All Jobs

343 PHP per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Davao | All Jobs is 343 PHP. This means that the average person in Davao earns approximatly 343 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.

Davao VS Philippines

Salary Comparison Between Davao and Philippines monthlyWe compared salaries in Davao and Philippines and we found that Davao salaries are 18% 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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