SSL 2022: Salary Increases for Teachers, Nurses, Gov’t Employees

Good news to all government employees! There’s a new round of salary increases beginning January 1, 2022!

Millions of employees of the Philippine government — including public school teachers, nurses and staff of government hospitals, and workers in local and national government agencies, etc. — will be getting an automatic salary adjustment this 2022 under the approved Salary Standardization Law (SSL).

Background: On January 8, 2020, the “Salary Standardization Law of 2019” was signed into law which rolled out four (4) tranches of automatic salary increases every year from 2020 until 2023.

For 2022, all government employees will receive adjusted salaries under the new SSL beginning January 1, 2022.

Check here how much your salary will increase this year and in upcoming years!

Salary Grade (SG) Pay Increase in 2022

What’s the new salary of a government employee with rank Salary Grade 1 Step 1 or SG 1-1 under the approved Salary Standardization Law?

Based on the SSL 2022 table below, a government employee ranked SG 1-1 will receive a new monthly salary of P12,517.00 — a P483.00 increase from the previous salary of P12,034.00 in 2021.

SG 10-1 employees, meanwhile, will receive a new monthly salary of P22,190.00 in 2022, an adjustment of P985.00 from the P21,205.00 salary in 2021.

Another example: SG 20-1 employees will be getting an additional monthly salary of P1,548.00 with their new monthly pay of P55,799.00 from P54,251.00 in 2021.

The highest-ranked government employees, i.e., those ranked SG 33 Step 2, will see their salary grow to a whopping P423,723.00 per month in 2022 from P415,728.00 in 2021– a P7,995.00 salary increase per month.

How to Check your Salary in the SSL 2022 Table

How to use the SSL table below to check your salary? Just follow these simple steps.

  1. First, you should know your Salary Grade (SG) and Step. If you don’t know this yet, check your appointment paper or pay slip.
  2. Now, look for the row corresponding to your Salary Grade (SG) in the table below.
  3. Now check the column corresponding to your Salary Step.
  4. The intersection between your SG and Step is the amount of your monthly salary.

Here are the SSL tables showing the new monthly salaries of government employees.

SSL 2022 Salary Table for Government Employees

The third tranche of salary increases, SSL 2022, will roll out effective January 1, 2022.

SSL VII SG Table for 2022

SSL 2023 Salary Table for Government Employees

The fourth and final tranche of salary increases, under SSL 2023, will take effect beginning January 1, 2023.

SSL VIII SG Table for 2023

SSL 2021 Salary Table for Government Employees

Government employees received the second tranche of salary increases under SSL 6 or SSL 2021 beginning January 1, 2021.

SSL VI SG Table for 2021

SSL 2020 Salary Table for Government Employees

The first tranche of salary increases under the approved Salary Standardization Law of 2019 took effect starting January 1, 2020.

SSL V SG Table for 2020

Starting salary for nurses in public hospitals: SG-15

Filipino nurses will finally receive a much-deserved salary increase at a time when frontliners like them work diligently to help address the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

This is after the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) finally decided to implement Section 32 of the Philippine Nursing Act of 2002 (RA 9173), which set a minimum base pay of SG-15 for nurses working in public institutions and government hospitals.

Nurse Salary in the Philippines

Although DBM Circular 2020-4 was released in July 2020, the DBM memo stated that the salary adjustment for nurses will be retroactive to January 1, 2020. This means government nurses will be receiving salary differentials as if they already have the new SG salaries beginning January 1, 2020.

The salary increase is for all public health nurses in the Philippines — regardless if regular, casual or contractual, full-time or part-time — working in national government agencies, including state universities and colleges and state corporations, as well as local government units (LGUs) covered by the Compensation and Position Classification System (CPCS) under Republic Act (RA) No. 6758 or the Compensation and Position Classification Act of 1989.

What’s the new starting salary for government nurses?

Entry-level nurses (Nurse 1), originally ranked Salary Grade (SG) 11, will now have a base salary grade of SG 15.

In 2022, nurses working in government hospitals will be receiving the following monthly salary.

New Monthly Salary of Government Nurses in 2022

Salary Grade (SG)New Monthly Salary in 2022
Nurse 1SG 15P35,097.00
Nurse 2SG 17P41,508.00
Nurse 3SG 19P49,835.00
Nurse 4SG 20P55,799.00
Nurse 5SG 22P69,963.00
Nurse 6SG 24P88,410.00

New Monthly Salary of Government Nurses in 2023

Salary Grade (SG)New Monthly Salary in 2023
Nurse 1SG 15P36,619.00
Nurse 2SG 17P43,030.00
Nurse 3SG 19P51,357.00
Nurse 4SG 20P57,347.00
Nurse 5SG 22P71,511.00
Nurse 6SG 24P90,078.00

New Monthly Salary of Government Nurses in 2021

Salary Grade (SG)New Monthly Salary in 2021
Nurse 1SG 15P33,575.00
Nurse 2SG 17P39,986.00
Nurse 3SG 19P48,313.00
Nurse 4SG 20P54,251.00
Nurse 5SG 22P68,415.00
Nurse 6SG 24P86,742.00

New SG Table & Monthly Salary of Nurses in 2020

Starting Salary Grade (SG) in 2020New Monthly Salary in 2020
Nurse 1SG 15P32,053.00
Nurse 2SG 17P38,464.00
Nurse 3SG 19P46,791.00
Nurse 4SG 20P52,703.00
Nurse 5SG 22P66,867.00
Nurse 6SG 24P85,074.00
Monthly Salary of Government Nurses in the Philippines

With the new SSL tables beginning 2020, all government employees — but excluding armed and military personnel below who already received separate salary increases — certainly benefited and will continue to benefit from automatic salary bumps until 2023.

Teachers teaching in public educational schools in the country, however, are still stuck in their existing Salary Grades (SG) and given the low SG ranks, these teachers continue to be paid deplorably low salaries. Take a look at the monthly salaries of some public school teachers in the Philippines.

Monthly Salary of Public School Teachers in 2022

Salary Grade (SG)Monthly Salary in 2021
Teacher 1SG 11P25,439.00
Teacher 2SG 12P27,608.00
Teacher 3SG 13P29,798.00
Master Teacher 1SG 18P45,203.00
Master Teacher 2SG 19P49,835.00
Master Teacher 3SG 20P55,799.00
Master Teacher 4SG 21P62,449.00

The Salary Standardization Law prescribes the salary increase for “all civilian government personnel in the Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branches, Constitutional Commissions and other Constitutional Offices, Government-owned or Controlled Corporations (GOCCs) not covered by Republic Act (R.A.) No. 10149, and local government units (LGUs)”

All government personnel — regardless if regular, contractual or casual, appointive or elective, and on full-time or part-time contract — are covered by the law.

Payment for employees engaged on a part-time basis shall receive compensation proportionate to the actual services rendered.

Casual personnel, meanwhile, shall receive daily wage which shall be computed by dividing the applicable monthly salary rate by twenty-two (22) working days.

However, the following employees are excluded from the law and shall receive salaries based on separate laws applicable to their compensation:

  • (a) Military and uniformed personnel;
  • (b) GOCCs under R.A. No. 10149 which shall be covered by a Compensation and Position Classification System (CPCS) established by the Governance Commission for GOCCs (GCG) and approved by the President of the Philippines; and
  • (c) Individuals whose services are engaged through job orders, contracts of service, consultancy or service contracts with no employer-employee relationship.

Continuation of Pres. Noynoy Aquino’s SSL Salary Increases

Upon full implementation in 2023, basic salaries would have increased by a weighted average of 23.24%.

Employees ranked from Salary Grade (SG) 1 to 10 will receive a salary increase from 17.5% to 20.5% from 2020 until 2023.

Those ranked SG 11 to 15 will receive the highest increase, with their salaries growing by 20% to 30% over four years.

Meanwhile, those with higher ranks, specifically from SG 25 to 33, were allocated the lowest salary percentage increase at just 8%.

By signing the law, Pres. Duterte continued the annual salary increase for government workers initiated by former Pres. Noynoy Aquino, which started with SSL 1 in 2016 ending with SSL 4 in 2019.

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26 thoughts on “SSL 2022: Salary Increases for Teachers, Nurses, Gov’t Employees”

  1. I’m Nurse 11 SG 15 , and Iwill retire next year oct.22,2021( 65 years old) but before my retirement gusto ko po sanang maging SG 17.para ma enjoy ko din. kaso not yet implemented pa dito sa amin,what can i do sir?Thanx

  2. Thank you for sharing this one. this is very informative to read since i do need to catch up with the latest updates regarding the salary increase here in the Philippines. I hope you’ll continue to make more!

  3. Minimum Wage Increased in the Philippines from 04 June 2022 – May 30, 2022. The minimum wages have been revised for 2 regions of the Philippines with effect from 04 June 2022. The per day minimum wages are increased for the following regions: NCR – National Capital Region.

  4. That’s great news for government employees in the Philippines! The automatic salary increases under the Salary Standardization Law of 2019 will certainly be a welcome development, especially given the challenges posed by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. It’s good to see that the government is taking steps to support its workforce and ensure that they are fairly compensated for their service.

  5. The decision to grant salary increases must be carefully weighed against other factors, such as the available budget, inflation rates, and the potential impact on other sectors of society. It is also important to ensure that any salary increases are implemented fairly and transparently, without discrimination or bias.


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