What job does the highest salary in the Philippines?
The tourist sees beautiful beaches and great smiles from their hosts and this sometimes hides the stark reality of the poverty in the Philipines. Many times over the last ten years I have lived in provincial areas where the earnings are much lower than the legal requirement, but there is nothing that anyone can do.
For example here in Mindoro, the average full-time job for an untrained waiter or server is around p4000 a month ant that is for 6 days a week. Forget health insurance and alike, that is just a dream.
Here’s a list of some HIGH EARNERS.
There’s actually a bill that was proposed last year, Senate Bill No. 1689, which aims to raise all government employee salaries, from civilians to uniformed and military personnel. Under this bill, the lowest government salary grade will shoot up from P9,000 a month to P16,000.
But the higher positions will get a base pay rise too — the President will get P500,000; the VP, Senate President, and Speaker of the House get up to P497,151; and senators up to P405,256. President Aquino cautioned against this bill, saying that the government might not be able to afford the wage hikes without going into debt. “Before we think of raising salaries, government benefits, it might be better if we think of paying our obligations to former employees of the government,” he said.
Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, the author of the bill, claims higher government salaries will attract more competent individuals to work for the government, and curb corruption.
With all the accusations of corruption flying around, “lifestyle checks” are again a hot topic. The generals of the Philippine National Police have volunteered for these, in the wake of accusations that policemen are benefiting from illegal activities. Vice President Jejomar Binay has said that he and his family are open to one of these checks “any time”.
Guidelines for lifestyle checks are supposed to be issued in the next two weeks. If you’re in a city, now you know how much your mayor and vice mayor make — or are supposed to make, by law. Do you think your mayors could pass a lifestyle check? So, what is the minimum wage?
Some more average wages
Average Salary in the Philippines – Job and Sector Comparison.
|Job||Net Monthly Income constant 2005 US$ (1)||Notes||Gross MonthlyAverage Income (2)||Deductions (3)||Hours (4)|
|Airline Pilot average salary||PPP $ 5,639||$ 1,253||Employees, 2004.||98,575||pesos||31%|
|Engineer average salary||PPP $ 1,827||$ 406||Employees, chemical engineer, 2004.||27,899||pesos||21%|
|Professor average salary||PPP $ 1,344||$ 299||Employees, 2004.||19,524||pesos||17%|
|Accountant average salary||PPP $ 1,253||$ 278||Employees, 2004.||17,997||pesos||16%|
|Teacher average salary||PPP $ 1,069||$ 237||Employees, 2004.||14,991||pesos||14%|
|Flight Attendant average salary||PPP $ 914||$ 203||Employees, 2004.||12,530||pesos||12%|
|Postman average salary||PPP $ 703||$ 160||Employees, 2002.||8,448||pesos||10%|
|Bus Driver average salary||PPP $ 657||$ 146||Employees, 2004.||8,802||pesos||10%|
|Hotel Receptionist average salary||PPP $ 653||$ 145||Employees, 2004.||8,754||pesos||10%|
|Car Mechanic average salary||PPP $ 650||$ 144||Employees, 2004.||8,711||pesos||10%|
|Professional Nurse average salary||PPP $ 647||$ 144||Employees, 2004.||8,669||pesos||10%|
|Chambermaid average salary||PPP $ 592||$ 131||Employees, 2004.||7,843||pesos||9%|
|Carpenter average salary||PPP $ 546||$ 121||Employees, 2004.||7,163||pesos||8%|
|Salesperson average salary||PPP $ 495||$ 110||Employees, 2004.||6,351||pesos||6%|
|Garment Cutter average salary||PPP $ 495||$ 110||Employees, 2004.||6,352||pesos||6%|
|Miner average salary||PPP $ 440||$ 98||Employees, 2004.||5,527||pesos||4%|
|Financial average income||PPP $ 2,214||$ 498||Employees, 2001. Establishments with 20 or more persons employed.||29,075||pesos||21%|