Philippines Average Salaries & Expenditures

 
Contents
Average Salary per Job   Average Salary per Sector   Total Personal Average Income   Consumption Expenditure
Workforce Composition   Exchange Rates   Cost of Living   References
 

Average Salary in the Philippines - Job and Sector Comparison.

Job  Net Monthly Income  constant 2005 US$ (1) Notes                                                                               Gross Monthly Average Income (2) Compulsory Deductions (3) Weekly 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%
Sector              
Financial average income PPP $ 2,214 $ 498 Employees, 2001. Establishments with 20 or more persons employed. 29,075 pesos 21% 42.6
Gas-Electricity-Water average income PPP $ 1,672 $ 376 Employees, 2001. Establishments with 20 or more persons employed. 21,163 pesos 18% 45.0
Transport-Communication average income PPP $ 1,251 $ 281 Employees, 2001. Establishments with 20 or more persons employed. 15,097 pesos 14% 47.4
Mining-Quarrying average income PPP $ 1,115 $ 251 Employees, 2001. Establishments with 20 or more persons employed. 13,298 pesos 13% 46.3
All Sectors average income PPP $ 919 $ 207 Employees, 2001. Establishments with 20 or more persons employed. 10,719 pesos 11% 48.4
Manufacturing average income PPP $ 878 $ 195 Employees, 2003. Establishments with 20 or more persons employed. 11,166 pesos 11% 51.2
Real Estate average income PPP $ 838 $ 189 Employees, 2001. Establishments with 20 or more persons employed. 9,770 pesos 11% 51.4
Education average income PPP $ 827 $ 186 Employees, 2001. Establishments with 20 or more persons employed. 9,641 pesos 11% 39.2
Construction average income PPP $ 652 $ 147 Employees, 2001. Establishments with 20 or more persons employed. 7,438 pesos 9% 51.0
Hotels-Restaurants average income PPP $ 593 $ 133 Employees, 2001. Establishments with 20 or more persons employed. 6,685 pesos 8% 43.0
 
  (1) The net average income in "constant 2005 US$" is computed using the Interbank nominal exchange rate [a] and the U.S. inflation rate [d]. The net average income in "constant 2005 US$" at PPP is computed using the IMF PPP exchange rate [d] and the U.S. inflation rate [d]. The latter reflects the purchasing power in the United States in 2005.
  (2) The gross monthly average income is based on data supplied by the National Statistics Office to the International Labour Organization [9]. The average income includes the salaries and wages of paid employees. Employees include both men and women unless otherwise noted.
  (3) The compulsory deductions include social security and income tax [t]. The deductions are representative of single-earner-married-without-child status, and take into account family benefits in terms of cash transfers.
  (4) The weekly hours are based on data supplied by the National Statistics Office to the International Labour Organization [9]. The hours by sector correspond to the hours actually worked.
 
 

Personal Average Income

:
annual, per capita, incl. non-monetary income
   Disposable   Gross   Salary   Business   Property   Transfer     
2003
 
2,603
29,460
 
 
 
 
 
constant 2005 US$ at PPP
current pesos
2000
 
2,942
28,567
 
 
 
 
 
1994
 
2,806
16,403
 
 
 
 
 
1988
 
2,490
7,610
 
 
 
 
 
Source: Family Income and Expenditure Survey [34], 1988, 1994, 2000, 2003.
 

Consumption Expenditure

:
annual, per capita, incl. non-monetary expenditure
   Total   Health   Housing (1)  Food   Apparel   Education   Transport (2)    
2003
2,130
24,097
 
48
542
 
562
6,357
 
928
10,496
 
63
715
 
87
986
 
161
1,823
 
constant 2005 US$ at PPP
current pesos
2000
2,339
22,716
 
46
444
 
638
6,199
 
1,050
10,200
 
65
632
 
101
983
 
164
1,591
 
1994 (3)
2,283
13,345
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1988 (3)
2,004
6,124
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(1)    Incl. fuel, light, water, household operations, non-durable furnishings, durable furniture and equipment, and rent/rental value of dwelling unit (incl. owner-imputed rent).
(2)    Incl. communication.
(3)    Incl. non-consumption expenditure in terms of taxes (2-3% of total expenditure).
Source: Family Income and Expenditure Survey [34], 1988, 1994, 2000, 2003.
 

Workforce Composition

:
percentage of total workforce
   Primary (1)  Manufacturing   Education   Financial   Paid Employees   Unemployed  
2005 37.4   9.3   3.0   1.0   50.4    
%
(1)    Agriculture, hunting, forestry, fishing, mining, and quarrying.
Source: International Labour Organization [9].
 

Workforce Size

 :  
32.9 million (2005).
Source:   International Labour Organization [9].
 

Population

 :  
89.5 million (2006).
Source:   CIA World Factbook [b].
 

Inflation

 :  
149.6 (2001), 154.2 (2002), 158.9 (2003), 167.5 (2004), 178.9 (2005);
Source:   IMF inflation rates [d], Index: 1995=100.
 

PPP Exchange Rate

 :  
5.04 (1988), 6.47 (1991), 7.69 (1994), 8.95 (1997), 11.00 (2000), 11.43 (2001), 11.74 (2002), 12.00 (2003), 12.42 (2004), 12.88 (2005);
Source:   IMF PPP exchange rates [d], pesos per U.S. dollar.
 

Nominal Exchange Rate

 :  
43.90 (2000), 50.81 (2001), 51.47 (2002), 54.05 (2003), 55.90 (2004), 54.98 (2005);
Source:   Interbank nominal exchange rates [a], pesos per U.S. dollar.
 

Cost of Living

 :  
0.249 (2000), 0.224 (2001), 0.229 (2002), 0.221 (2003), 0.218 (2004), 0.226 (2005);
Source:   Interbank nominal exchange rates [a] and IMF PPP exchange rates [d], US=1.000.
 

 

References

 
[9]   International Labour Organization. Compilation of average salary income worldwide. Classified by country, by employment category, and by gender.
[34]   Philippines National Statistics Office.
[a]   Interbank nominal exchange rate, Oanda.com; historical currency converter for over 164 currencies and 3 metals.
[b]   CIA World Factbook.
[d]   World Economic Outlook Database, September 2006, International Monetary Fund.
[t]   Income tax in the Philippines, Bureau of Internal Revenue.
 
Other links:
Social Security in the Philippines, Social Security Programs Throughout the World, 2004-2005, compiled by the U.S. Social Security Administration.
Philippines Economy Overview, CIA World Factbook.
Philippines: Selected Internet Resources, U.S. Library of Congress.