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Developer / Programmer Average Salary in Philippines 2021

How much money does a Developer / Programmer make in Philippines?


Average Monthly Salary
44,100 PHP
( 529,000 PHP yearly)

LOW
20,300
PHP
AVERAGE
44,100
PHP
HIGH
70,100
PHP

A person working as a Developer / Programmer in Philippines typically earns around 44,100 PHP per month. Salaries range from 20,300 PHP (lowest) to 70,100 PHP (highest).

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

Developer / Programmer Salary Distribution in Philippines

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

  • Salary Range

    Developer / Programmer salaries in Philippines range from 20,300 PHP per month (minimum salary) to 70,100 PHP per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 47,600 PHP per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Developer / Programmer(s) are earning less than 47,600 PHP while the other half are earning more than 47,600 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 Developer / Programmer(s) are earning less than 30,500 PHP while 75% of them are earning more than 30,500 PHP. Also from the diagram, 75% of Developer / Programmer(s) are earning less than 63,500 PHP while 25% are earning more than 63,500 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

Developer / Programmer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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

A Developer / Programmer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 23,000 PHP per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 30,700 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 45,400 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, Developer / Programmer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 55,400 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 60,400 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 65,300 PHP per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Developer / Programmer average salary change by experience in Philippines

0 - 2 Years
23,000 PHP
2 - 5 Years+34%
30,700 PHP
5 - 10 Years+48%
45,400 PHP
10 - 15 Years+22%
55,400 PHP
15 - 20 Years+9%
60,400 PHP
20+ Years+8%
65,300 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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Developer / Programmer Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

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

When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Developer / Programmer is 26,200 PHP per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 41,200 PHP per month, 57% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 69,100 PHP per month, 68% more than someone with a Bachelor's Degree.


Developer / Programmer average salary difference by education level in Philippines

Certificate or Diploma
26,200 PHP
Bachelor's Degree+57%
41,200 PHP
Master's Degree+68%
69,100 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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Developer / Programmer Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Philippines Developer / Programmer
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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 Developer / Programmer employees in Philippines earn 15% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
47,100 PHP
Female-13%
41,000 PHP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Philippines for all Careers

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Developer / Programmer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Philippines

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

Developer / Programmer

Developer / Programmer(s) in Philippines are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% 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 2020

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 2020. 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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Developer / Programmer Bonus and Incentive Rates in Philippines

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Philippines Developer / Programmer
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A Developer / Programmer is considered to be a moderate 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.

43% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 57% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 2% to 7% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
57%
No Bonus
43%

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.

Developer / Programmer Average Hourly Wage in Philippines


250 PHP per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Philippines is 250 PHP. This means that the average Developer / Programmer in Philippines earns approximately 250 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.

Developer / Programmer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Developer / Programmer and Information Technology monthly Philippines
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The average salary for Developer / Programmer is 8% more than that of Developers and Programmers. Also, Developers and Programmers salaries are 9% less than those of Information Technology.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
ABAP Developer37,300 PHP-15%
Android Developer41,100 PHP-7%
Angular Developer36,400 PHP-17%
AS400 Programmer45,500 PHP+3%
Avaloq Developer39,400 PHP-11%
BizTalk Developer 46,100 PHP+5%
Build and Release Engineer38,900 PHP-12%
Business Intelligence Developer44,200 PHP+0%
Business Objects Developer39,700 PHP-10%
C# Developer45,200 PHP+3%
C++ Developer44,200 PHP+0%
CMS Developer34,700 PHP-21%
Curam Developer35,900 PHP-19%
Developer / Programmer44,100 PHP+0%
Flash Developer36,800 PHP-16%
Front End Developer37,200 PHP-16%
Full Stack Developer41,300 PHP-6%
Game Developer38,000 PHP-14%
GIS Developer40,200 PHP-9%
Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer36,300 PHP-18%
Graphics Programmer36,100 PHP-18%
Imaging Programmer35,200 PHP-20%
IOS Developer46,100 PHP+5%
Java Developer46,700 PHP+6%
Javascript Developer43,600 PHP-1%
Lead Developer46,800 PHP+6%
Mobile Developer42,800 PHP-3%
Multimedia Developer36,800 PHP-16%
Nodejs Developer45,000 PHP+2%
Oracle Developer44,600 PHP+1%
Perl Developer34,600 PHP-21%
PHP Developer38,900 PHP-12%
Python Developer45,700 PHP+4%
Remedy Developer33,100 PHP-25%
Ruby Developer39,000 PHP-11%
Salesforce Developer34,400 PHP-22%
SAS Programmer36,100 PHP-18%
Sharepoint Developer45,400 PHP+3%
Software Development Manager53,200 PHP+21%
Software QA Engineer39,800 PHP-10%
Software Test Engineer36,500 PHP-17%
Teradata Developer35,000 PHP-21%
TIBCO Developer37,400 PHP-15%
User Experience Designer36,600 PHP-17%
VB Developer32,900 PHP-25%
VB.NET Developer42,100 PHP-4%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Antipolo44,300 PHP
Cagayan de Oro43,300 PHP
Cebu47,600 PHP
Dasmarinas39,800 PHP
Davao48,400 PHP
Kalookan49,200 PHP
Las Pinas39,400 PHP
Makati42,000 PHP
Manila51,800 PHP
Paranaque41,800 PHP
Pasig42,700 PHP
Quezon City48,500 PHP
Taguig48,200 PHP
Valenzuela43,100 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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