Highest Paying Jobs in the Philippines
August 5, 2016
Welcome to the 21st century Philippines, where the economy is growing as fast as people’s bank accounts. You may have wondered how come your neighbour is driving two cars, owns a condo in the Makati CBD, and still finds time to go out and take to-die-for Instagram photos. Wonder no more, as we show you the top 5 highest-paying jobs in the Philippines!
1. IT development
Tech is king in the 21st century. In this fast-paced world, where Internet connections are everywhere and smartphones become more and more indispensable every year, the IT industry is making a killing, as can be seen by the growing number of tech start-ups in the RP.
In this industry, with the proper education and credentials, people are looking to make around P38,000 to P100,000 a month. Experienced staff in this industry makes an average of P63,485 a month – a far cry from minimum wage, for sure. Managers and assistant managers, on the other hand, are paid an average of P86,550 a month! Enticing, no?
On the other hand, with tech courses being readily available on the internet (sometimes for free), self-taught freelance developers and programmers are charging USD 50-100 per hour, depending on the job. There’s no better time to pick up a keyboard and mouse than today.
2. Network and Database Admins
True necessities in this modern world, this industry makes sure that all the other industries are connected and organized. People who choose to take on this daunting task start off making P33,000/mo. at least for their first few years—going upwards to at least P81,000/mo. for managerial positions.
Many schools and universities in the Philippines offer courses on IT, network, and database administration, making it easier for anyone to jump into the industry—but only with the proper mindset, and the right attitudes
Of course, lawyers will always be making tons of money. People who’ve spent 5+ years in the industry are paid an average of P43,128/mo., plus any commissions they may make. Lower down the line, junior lawyers (1-4 years) make around P30,000/mo., likely covering more than your daily living expenses, and then some!
There’s a definite need for engineers in the country, especially with the country investing more and more into infrastructure, from roads, to cell towers, to power lines. Entry-level employees in this industry make upwards to PHP25,000, while those at the supervisory side of things make at least PHP34,000 a month.
5. Architecture / Interior Design
As people gain more and more purchasing power, the demand for properties such as condo units, townhouses, and apartments rises. This is where the Architects and Interior Designers come in.
Being a very competitive industry, requirements and qualifications for these careers are making it even tougher by upping the stakes more. That’s why they’re some of the most well-paid employees in the Philippines.
Starting off, you might find yourself making around P20,000 a month, quickly rising as you prove yourself more and more. Supervisory roles net you around P40,000 monthly, while higher-level employees can give you at least P70,000 monthly; a salary good enough until you start your own firm.
These industries are growing strong in the country as the economy keeps picking up, so it’s high time you send in your resume to IES, Philippines’ top executive search firm, today or you can call us at +632-551-1843. IES can help you in your quest for the perfectly high-paying job.