LIST: Salary Grade in the Philippines 2021

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When it comes to work, employees have to work hard to please customers and employers. In turn, employers have to pay their staff well to please them! But, paying wages isn’t as easy as throwing out a random amount of money. That’s why the Philippines has a Salary Grade!

The Salary Grading Scale is “a pay format where employees are placed within a pay level based on their education and work experience.” Every employee in an organization or institution has a particular job associated with a Pay Grade! This system makes sure that there’s a fair standard.

Pay Grade or Salary Grade

Pay Grades, or Salary Grades, are a range of salaries expressed in levels from the lowest range to the highest. Employees are assigned their Salary Grade depending on their education, position, or responsibilities and at their job. And for the Salary Grade in the Philippines, the lowest level is 1, with the highest being 33. 

Those at Salary Grade 1 have a far less complicated job than Salary Grade 33, so they naturally get paid much less than higher grades. But, of course, Salary Grade 33 has the most demanding job in the Philippines. Therefore, the latter gets paid the most out of all the Salary Grades. Additionally, Government institutions in the country tend to employ the Salary Grade system!

Salary Step

So these Pay Grades, except for level 33, have about eight steps. Level 33 only has two steps.

Salary Steps depend on how long a particular employee has been working in a specific position. Now, of course, this means that, while they may have different Salary Grades, new hires will always start at Salary Step 1. After that, employees move up a step every three years, provided they continuously exhibit competent effort at their job.

Employees who have served their three years well will learn of their pay raise with a Notice of Step Increment. And, of course, should an employee work hard at their job, the process will continue until Step 8, the very last one. Step 8 offers the highest rate within a Salary Grade!

Here’s a complete list of the latest Salary Grade pay in the Philippines!

Salary Grade Table with the Minimum wage amounts for each level

Salary GradeMinimum Monthly Salary
1₱12,034.00
2₱12,790.00
3₱13,572.00
4₱14,400.00
5₱15,275.00
6₱15,275.00
7₱17,179.00
8₱18,251.00
9₱19,593.00
10₱21,205.00
11₱23,877.00
12₱26,052.00
13₱28,276.00
14₱30,799.00
15₱33,575.00
16₱36,628.00
17₱39,986.00
18₱43,681.00
19₱48,313.00
20₱54,251.00
21₱60,901.00
22₱68,415.00
23₱76,907.00
24₱86,742.00
25₱98,886.00
26₱111,742.00
27₱126,267.00
28₱142,683.00
29₱161,231.00
30₱182,191.00
31₱268,121.00
32₱319,660.00
33₱403,620.00

Salary grade 2021 table (Effective: January 1, 2021)

Salary GradeStep 1Step 2Step 3Step 4Step 5Step 6Step 7Step 8
1₱12,034.00₱12,134.00₱12,236.00₱12,339.00₱12,442.00₱12,545.00₱12,651.00₱12,756.00
2₱12,790.00₱12,888.00₱12,987.00₱13,087.00₱13,187.00₱13,288.00₱13,390.00₱13,493.00
3₱13,572.00₱13,677.00₱13,781.00₱13,888.00₱13,995.00₱14,101.00₱14,210.00₱14,319.00
4₱14,400.00₱14,511.00₱14,622.00₱14,735.00₱14,848.00₱14,961.00₱15,077.00₱15,192.00
5₱15,275.00₱15,393.00₱15,511.00₱15,630.00₱15,750.00₱15,871.00₱15,993.00₱16,115.00
6₱16,200.00₱16,325.00₱16,450.00₱16,577.00₱16,704.00₱16,832.00₱16,962.00₱17,092.00
7₱17,179.00₱17,311.00₱17,444.00₱17,578.00₱17,713.00₱17,849.00₱17,985.00₱18,124.00
8₱18,251.00₱18,417.00₱18,583.00₱18,751.00₱18,920.00₱19,091.00₱19,264.00₱19,438.00
9₱19,593.00₱19,757.00₱19,922.00₱20,089.00₱20,257.00₱20,426.00₱20,597.00₱20,769.00
10₱21,205.00₱21,382.00₱21,561.00₱21,741.00₱21,923.00₱22,106.00₱22,291.00₱22,477.00
11₱23,877.00₱24,161.00₱24,450.00₱24,742.00₱25,038.00₱25,339.00₱25,643.00₱25,952.00
12₱26,052.00₱26,336.00₱26,624.00₱26,915.00₱27,210.00₱27,509.00₱27,811.00₱28,117.00
13₱28,276.00₱28,589.00₱28,905.00₱29,225.00₱29,550.00₱29,878.00₱30,210.00₱30,547.00
14₱30,799.00₱31,143.00₱31,491.00₱31,844.00₱32,200.00₱32,561.00₱32,927.00₱33,297.00
15₱33,575.00₱33,953.00₱34,336.00₱34,724.00₱35,116.00₱35,513.00₱35,915.00₱36,323.00
16₱36,628.00₱37,044.00₱37,465.00₱37,891.00₱38,323.00₱38,760.00₱39,203.00₱39,650.00
17₱39,986.00₱40,444.00₱40,907.00₱41,376.00₱41,851.00₱42,332.00₱42,818.00₱43,311.00
18₱43,681.00₱44,184.00₱44,694.00₱45,209.00₱45,732.00₱46,261.00₱46,796.00₱47,338.00
19₱48,313.00₱49,052.00₱49,803.00₱50,566.00₱51,342.00₱52,130.00₱52,932.00₱53,746.00
20₱54,251.00₱55,085.00₱55,934.00₱56,796.00₱57,673.00₱58,564.00₱59,469.00₱60,389.00
21₱60,901.00₱61,844.00₱62,803.00₱63,777.00₱64,768.00₱65,774.00₱66,797.00₱67,837.00
22₱68,415.00₱69,481.00₱70,565.00₱71,666.00₱72,785.00₱73,923.00₱75,079.00₱76,253.00
23₱76,907.00₱78,111.00₱79,336.00₱80,583.00₱81,899.00₱83,235.00₱84,594.00₱85,975.00
24₱86,742.00₱88,158.00₱89,597.00₱91,059.00₱92,545.00₱94,057.00₱95,592.00₱97,152.00
25₱98,886.00₱100,500.00₱102,140.00₱103,808.00₱105,502.00₱107,224.00₱108,974.00₱110,753.00
26₱111,742.00₱113,565.00₱115,419.00₱117,303.00₱119,217.00₱121,163.00₱123,140.00₱125,150.00
27₱126,267.00₱128,329.00₱130,423.00₱132,552.00₱134,715.00₱136,914.00₱139,149.00₱141,420.00
28₱142,683.00₱145,011.00₱147,378.00₱149,784.00₱152,228.00₱154,714.00₱157,239.00₱159,804.00
29₱161,231.00₱163,863.00₱166,537.00₱169,256.00₱172,018.00₱174,826.00₱177,679.00₱180,579.00
30₱182,191.00₱185,165.00₱188,187.00₱191,259.00₱194,380.00₱197,553.00₱200,777.00₱204,054.00
31₱268,121.00₱273,358.00₱278,697.00₱284,140.00₱289,691.00₱295,349.00₱301,117.00₱306,999.00
32₱319,660.00₱326,107.00₱332,682.00₱339,392.00₱346,236.00₱353,218.00₱360,342.00₱367,609.00
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Sub-professional non-supervisory

As its name states, this category covers those who work on manual and/or routine tasks but aren’t in a position to supervise staff. Salary Grades 1 through 10 is linked to this particular category. Employees under it are elementary, secondary, or vocational school graduates. College undergraduates also fall under this category.

Here are some positions associated with this category:

  • Staff Aide
  • Draftsman I
  • Administrative Aide III
  • Dental Aide
  • Proofreader II

Sub-professional supervisory

This category encompasses workers who supervise employees with manual, clerical or technical jobs! This category needs staff who have secondary or vocational education. Otherwise, they should have spent two years in college. The sub-professional supervisory staff has Salary Grades from 4 to 18. 

Here are some positions associated with this category:

  • Electrician Foreman
  • Chief Bookbinder
  • Bookbinder IV

Professional non-supervisory

This particular category involves employees who have graduated from a four-year course. So, staff have vast knowledge in a specific practice or profession related to the arts or sciences. Also, the Salary Grades associated with the Professional non-supervisory category range from 8 to 30.

Here are some positions associated with this category:

  • College Professor 
  • University Professor
  • Teacher I
  • Chemist I
  • Statistician I
  • Tourist Receptionist I
  • Municipal Treasurer

Professional supervisory

Of course, this Philippine Salary Grade category has professional jobs in management, which entitle them to levels 9 to 33. Therefore, staff in this category are required to have a Bachelor’s Degree at least. In addition, employees should have extensive knowledge about their respective fields.

Here are some positions associated with this category:

  • Senior Vice President
  • Director II
  • Elementary School Principal I
  • Engineer IV

Executive category

For Philippine employees, particularly those associated with the government, these are the highest-paying Salary Grades. Therefore, these top Salary Grade levels are mostly connected to the top dogs of the Philippine government. 

Salary Grade 30

Its wages are PHP178,688 at least and PHP200,130 at most. Here are some positions associated with Salary Grade 30:

  • Constitutional Commission Commissioner
  • Department Undersecretary
  • Solicitor-General

Salary Grade 31

Its salary ranges from PHP 262,965 to PHP 301,095. Here are some examples of positions associated with Salary Grade 31:

  • Senator
  • Congressman
  • Supreme Court Associate Justice
  • Constitutional Commission Chairman
  • Executive Secretary
  • Department Secretary

Salary Grade 32

At a minimum, Salary Grade 32’s wages are PHP 313,512. Step 8 entitles its employees to PHP 360,539. Here are the positions associated with Salary Grade 32:

  • Vice President
  • Senate President
  • Speaker of the House of Representatives
  • Supreme Court Chief Justice

Salary Grade 33

Salary Grade 33’s wages, at minimum, are PHP 403,620 and max out at PHP415,728. The President of the Philippines, of course, has this Salary Grade. 

And that’s it for the nation’s salary grade!

The salary is the lifeblood of an employee. It’s what compensates them for the hard work they tender to their employer! So that’s why we have Pay Grades!

A company handling its own Pay Grades may find it a challenge — an avoidable challenge! A company-based Grading Scale from scratch may become unequal or unfair. But, on the other hand, a government-mandated Salary Grade will remove possible issues such as discrepancies.

Salary Grades range from 1 to 33, 1 being the lowest and 33 being the highest. Since Salary Grade 1 is the lowest-paying job, it doesn’t come with responsibilities as demanding as the higher Grades. On the other end of the Salary Grade level, 30 and up involve the most challenging jobs in the Philippines. The best example is Salary Grade 33, which is linked to the President of the nation. – Alex/WhatALife.ph


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