Comparative salaries of IT employees in the Philippines

Are you paid enough as an IT manager or systems developer in the Philippines?

The 2008 salary survey of IT workers in the Philippines will tell you.


According to the comparative IT Salary and Skills Report 2008 conducted by ZDNet Asia, the average annual IT salary in the Philippines is P500,736 (US$12,425) although this median figure varies significantly by industry, years of experience and size of employer.

Across eight countries in the Asia Pacific, six have higher salaries than the Philippines: Australia (US$76,851); Hong Kong (US$57,303); Singapore (US$44,858); Thailand (US$24,108); Malaysia (US$22,582); and India (US$13,864). The Philippines (US$12,425) is higher only than Indonesia (US$7,709).

Average Salary by Job Function

Those in IT Management have the highest average annual salary (P995,940), followed by Project Management (P521,982), Systems Development (P424,944), Other IT Professional (P406,660), Communications (P390,348), and Support (P390,348).

Average Salary by Industry

Those working in the Legal and Finance sector have the highest annual average salary (P667,519), followed by those in IT, Web and Telecom (P520,612). Those in Government, Education and Health unsurprisingly have the lowest average salary (P290,300).

Top IT Skills in the Philippines

IT skills were also considered in the survey. The top 5 IT skills in the Philippines are Application Development, Desktop/Software, Web Development, Database Management, and System Administration. Those with Application Development skills receive the highest average annual salary (P599,449) followed by those with System Administration skills (P512,278).

A total of 2,521 respondents participated in the survey. They came from a wide variety of IT professions, industry sectors, and company sizes. Some 92.6% of the respondents were working full-time, while the rest were contractors and independent consultants.

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13 thoughts on “Comparative salaries of IT employees in the Philippines”

  1. mababa msyado ang pay na IT pro ng pinoy specially yung nsa gov, kaya tuloy pansin
    mo na puro palpak ang sytem programming ng gov natin, and one the example nga is
    yung mga website nila na bulok

    •  lalo na ang mga nasa front liner ng gov’t agency….corruption ay d na mawawala…..even sa napakaliit na posisyon sa gov’t ay nangungurakot na.
      Madami ding mga empleyado sa gov’t na HINDI deserving sa posisyon sa I.T., marunong lng pumindot ay I.T. na…masabing nasa EDP or MIS department ay I.T. na., mga walang alam ang pinapasahod ng ng taong bayan….nagaantay na lng na mga retirement nila.

    • It seems to me that right now, some of the most promising and required professions in the world are related to IT. That is why there is a great demand in the market for such services. There are many companies that provide services in many areas, but I would like to highlight Light IT. In addition they have a lot of useful information which you can read on their site and find something new for yourself. Good luck!

  2. Tama, mga bulok ang IT personnel ng government nten sa pinas pucha puro kc palakasan. Dpat maghire cla ng tunay na IT pra hndi nkakahiya at nhahack ang system nten. Mahal ang bayad sa mgagaling na IT kaya cgurado hndi nila kaya. Nkakatawang icpin dpat government should get all the best people to provide the best service. Langya ang laki ng tax na kinukuha nyo smen tpos ganito lng!!! Mhiya nman kayo!!!

  3. To be honest, I could not even imagine that there could be such large salaries in this field of activity. But I am sure that such money hides a very hard job that takes a lot of a person’s time, so such work is well paid

  4. Of course, there have always been and will always be high salaries in the IT field, because these specialists are in great demand in our time. But finding a professional is not so easy, so there are companies that provide outstaffing services. Simply put, you do not need to look for a developer or DevOps engineer on your own, the company takes care of the search, interviews and recruiting.

  5. Good day to all. in fact, there are professional freelancers who even earn more without sitting somewhere in the office .. here it seems to me that you just need to understand for what purposes you need a programmer and what level and specialization he should have. if you are interested in this topic, you can see more here:

  6. You are absolutely correct that there are professional freelancers who earn a good income without sitting in an office. Freelancing has become a popular way for people to work in various fields, including programming and software development. As you mentioned, understanding the specific needs of your project and the level of expertise required is important when considering hiring a programmer. It’s important to find someone who has the appropriate skills and experience to successfully complete your project.


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