The Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs in the Philippines in 2014

Highest PAying job 2014 jobstreet

Everyone aspires to land a high-paying job. While most of us decide to earn a living overseas to elevate the living standard of our families, others choose to stay in our country and explore different career opportunities locally.

Jobstreet’s recent report on the top 10 highest paying jobs in the Philippines may just help you assess if you’re paid fairly in the industry you are in based on your experience. For job seekers, this may just lead you to the industry that can potentially earn you big bucks!

Fresh Graduates

With Boracay and Cebu offered to the world, it is no wonder that the top paying industry in the country is travel and tourism at PHP 20,629. If you are thinking of taking up a course, this should be your first choice.

However, if you have graduated in other courses, don’t fret. Here are the rest of the highest paying industries for fresh graduates.

Rank

Job

Average Monthly Salary (PHP)

1

Travel and Tourism

20,629

2

Telecommunication

19,975

3

Computer / Information Technology (Hardware)

18,963

4

Hotel / Hospitality

18,940

5

Computer / Information Technology (Software)

18,863

6

Healthcare / Medical

18,837

7

Call Center / IT Enabled Services / BPO

17,711

8

Banking / Financial Services

17,503

9

Law and Legal

16,845

10

Education

16,557

With1-4 Years of Experience

Hurray to the engineers in the oil and gas industry with one to four years of experience. From being on the eighth spot for fresh graduates, the banking and financial services industry, namely accountant, is one of the most in demand jobs in the Philippines.

Rank

Job

Average Monthly Salary (PHP)

1

Oil and Gas Engineering

40,878

2

Aircraft Maintenance

33,564

3

IT

32,873

4

Instrumentation

25,650

5

Tech Support

25,634

6

Journalist

25,560

7

Public Relations

25,078

8

Chemical Engineering

25,008

9

Executive Assistant

24,961

10

Quantity Surveying

24,841

 

Supervisors (5 years+ experience)

For supervisors or employees with a minimum of five years of working experience, the top four industries are technology-related occupations such as IT, engineers, database admin and tech support respectively. The rest of the industry in the list, except for microbiology are all business-related.

Rank

Job

Average Monthly Salary (PHP)

1

IT

55,701

2

Engineer

42,548

3

Database Admin

37,985

4

Tech Support

35,999

5

Actuarial Science

35,320

6

Microbiologist

32,999

7

Accountant

32,725

8

Legal Services

32,312

9

Advertising

31,809

10

Public Relations

30,740

 

Managers

Managers require both business expertise and management skills, hence, the higher salary scale. The top 10 industries for managers are a mix of technology and business industries.

Rank

Job

Average Monthly Salary (PHP)

1

Technical Support

115,000

2

QA

107,205

3

Quantity Surveying

95,859

4

Oil and Gas Engineer

86,416

5

Top Management

81,348

6

Aircraft Maintenance

79,041

7

Legal Services

78,819

8

Communication

72,446

9

IT

67,509

10

Nurse

66,614

 

Senior Managers

Going up the hierarchy, the senior managers,who can demand higher salaries, are paid the most in the quality control industry. . It is also interesting to note that Pharmacy was not on any of the above lists, but ranks fourth in senior managerial positions.

Rank

Job

Average Monthly Salary (PHP)

1

Quality Control

253,000

2

Logistics

220,000

3

IT

203,000

4

Pharmacy

200,000

5

Legal Services

189,375

6

Advertising

181,500

7

Training and Development

180,000

8

Corporate Strategy

177,133

9

HR

167,250

10

Marketing

151,500

 

If you are in the midst of deciding what course to pursue in university, or thinking of changing your career path, perhaps the lists above can help you chart a course to a prosperous future ahead.

The information presented above is taken from Jobstreet based on the salary posted by employers from January 1to March 2013. The sample size is based on 80,000 employers and over 10 million jobseekers in the Philippines

*All the amounts quoted are in Philippine Peso. 

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