SSL 2021 Table | Salary Increase for Teachers, Nurses, Gov’t Employees



Good news to all government employees! There’s a new round of salary increases beginning January 1, 2021!

More than 1.4 million employees of the Philippine government — including public school teachers, nurses, doctors, and other civil service workers — are set to receive higher salaries this new year 2021 under the approved Salary Standardization Law (SSL).

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

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

SSL 2021 Salary Table for Government Employees

What’s your Salary Grade (SG)?

The first tranche of the newly-approved SSL V in 2020 is retroactive which means all eligible government employees received the benefit as if the law was approved at the start of the year 2020.

For 2021, the new salaries will take effect on January 1, 2021.

What’s the new salary of a government employee with the lowest Salary Grade (SG), that is SG 1, Step 1 under the approved Salary Standardization Law?

Based on the SSL V table below, a government employee ranked SG 1-1 received a new monthly salary of P11,551.00 in 2020 — a P483.00 increase from the previous monthly salary of P11,068.00.

But in 2021, looking at the SSL 6 (SSL VI) Table below, SG 1-1 employees will now have a higher monthly salary of P12,034.00 beginning January 2021.

SG 10-1 employees, meanwhile, received a monthly salary of P20,219.00 in 2020 but this will automatically increase to P21,205.00 starting January 2021.

Another example: SG 20-1 employees received P52,703.00 monthly salary in 2020 but this will automatically increase to P54,251.00 effective January 2021.

The highest-ranked government employees, i.e., those ranked SG 33 Step 2, will see their salary growing to P407,734.00 per month in 2020 then to P415,728.00 per month beginning January 2021.

How to use the SSL tables below to check your salary?

First, you should know your Salary Grade (SG) and Step. Now, look for the row corresponding to your SG then check the column corresponding to your Salary Step. The intersection between your SG and Step is the amount of your monthly salary.

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

SSL 2021 Table for Gov’t Employees

SSL VI SG Table for 2021

Government employees will receive the second tranche of salary increases beginning January 1, 2021.

The new salaries under SSL 6 can be seen in the SSL 2021 Table below.

SSL 6 Table of Salaries (SSL 2021)

SGStep 1Step 2Step 3Step 4Step 5Step 6Step 7Step 8
112,03412,13412,23612,33912,44212,54512,65112,756
212,79012,88812,98713,08713,18713,28813,39013,493
313,57213,67713,78113,88813,99514,10114,21014,319
414,40014,51114,62214,73514,84814,96115,07715,192
515,27515,39315,51115,63015,75015,87115,99316,115
616,20016,32516,45016,57716,70416,83216,96217,092
717,17917,31117,44417,57817,71317,84917,98518,124
818,25118,41718,58318,75118,92019,09119,26419,438
919,55219,71519,88020,04620,21420,38220,55320,725
1021,20521,38221,56121,74121,92322,10622,29122,477
1123,87724,16124,45024,74225,03825,33925,64325,952
1226,05226,33626,62426,91527,21027,50927,81128,117
1328,27628,58928,90529,22529,55029,87830,21030,547
1430,79931,14331,49131,84432,20032,56132,92733,297
1533,57533,95334,33634,72435,11635,51335,91536,323
1636,62837,04437,46537,89138,32338,76039,20339,650
1739,98640,44440,90741,37641,85142,33242,81843,311
1843,68144,18444,69445,20945,73246,26146,79647,338
1948,31349,05249,80350,56651,34252,13052,93253,746
2054,25155,08555,93456,79657,67358,56459,46960,389
2160,90161,84462,80363,77764,76865,77466,79767,837
2268,41569,48170,56571,66672,78573,92375,07976,253
2376,90778,11179,33680,58381,89983,23584,59485,975
2486,74288,15889,59791,05992,54594,05795,59297,152
2598,886100,500102,140103,808105,502107,224108,974110,753
26111,742113,565115,419117,303119,217121,163123,140125,150
27126,267128,329130,423132,552134,715136,914139,149141,420
28142,683145,011147,378149,784152,228154,714157,239159,804
29161,231163,863166,537169,256172,018174,826177,679180,579
30182,191185,165188,187191,259194,380197,553200,777204,054
31268,121273,358278,697284,140289,691295,349301,117306,999
32319,660326,107332,682339,392346,236353,218360,342367,609
33403,620415,728

SSL 2022 Table for Gov’t Employees

SSL VII SG Table for 2022

The third tranche of salary increases, SSL 7, will roll out effective January 1, 2022.

The new salaries of government employees under SSL 7 can be seen in the SSL 2022 Table below.

SSL 7 Table of Salaries (SSL 2022)

SGStep 1Step 2Step 3Step 4Step 5Step 6Step 7Step 8
112,51712,62112,72812,83412,94113,04913,15913,268
213,30513,40613,50913,61313,71813,82313,92914,035
314,12514,23414,34314,45414,56514,67614,79014,903
414,99315,10915,22415,34115,45915,57715,69815,818
515,90916,03216,15516,27916,40416,53016,65716,784
616,87717,00717,13717,26917,40217,53517,67017,806
717,89918,03718,17618,31518,45518,59818,74018,884
818,99819,17019,34319,51819,69419,87220,05220,233
920,34020,50920,68120,85421,02921,20421,38221,561
1022,19022,37622,56322,75222,94223,13423,32723,522
1125,43925,72326,01226,30426,60026,90127,20527,514
1227,60827,89228,18028,47128,76629,06529,36729,673
1329,79830,11130,42730,74731,07231,40031,73232,069
1432,32132,66533,01333,36633,72234,08334,44934,819
1535,09735,47535,85836,24636,63837,03537,43737,845
1638,15038,56638,98739,41339,84540,28240,72541,172
1741,50841,96642,42942,89843,37343,85444,34044,833
1845,20345,70646,21646,73147,25447,78348,31848,860
1949,83550,57451,32552,08852,86453,65254,45455,268
2055,79956,63357,48258,34459,22160,11261,01761,937
2162,44963,39264,35165,32566,31667,32268,34569,385
2269,96371,02972,11373,21474,33375,47176,62777,801
2378,45579,65980,88482,13383,47484,83686,22087,628
2488,41089,85391,32092,81094,32595,86597,43099,020
25100,788102,433104,105105,804107,531109,286111,070112,883
26113,891115,749117,639119,558121,510123,493125,508127,557
27128,696130,797132,931135,101137,306139,547141,825144,140
28145,427147,800150,213152,664155,155157,689160,262162,877
29164,332167,015169,740172,511175,326178,188181,096184,052
30185,695188,726191,806194,937198,118201,352204,638207,978
31273,278278,615284,057289,605295,262301,028306,908312,902
32325,807332,378339,080345,918352,894360,0111,367,272374,678
33411,382423,723

SSL 2023 Table for Gov’t Employees

SSL VIII SG Table for 2023

The fourth and final tranche of salary increases, under SSL 8, will take effect beginning January 1, 2023.

The new salaries of government employees under SSL 8 can be seen in the SSL 2023 Table below.

SSL 8 Table of Salaries (SSL 2023)

SGStep 1Step 2Step 3Step 4Step 5Step 6Step 7Step 8
113,00013,10913,21913,32913,44113,55313,66613,780
213,81913,92514,03214,14014,24814,35714,46814,578
314,67814,79214,90515,02015,13615,25115,36915,486
415,58615,70615,82715,94816,07116,19316,31816,443
516,54316,67116,79916,92817,05717,18917,32117,453
617,55317,68817,82417,96218,10018,23818,37918,520
718,62018,76318,90719,05319,19819,34619,49419,644
819,74419,92320,10420,28520,46820,65320,84021,029
921,12921,30421,48321,66321,84422,02622,21022,396
1023,17623,37023,56523,76223,96124,16124,36324,567
1127,00027,28427,57327,86528,16128,46228,76629,075
1229,16529,44929,73730,02830,32330,62230,92431,230
1331,32031,63331,94932,26932,59432,92233,25433,591
1433,84334,18734,53534,88835,24435,60535,97136,341
1536,61936,99737,38037,76838,16038,55738,95939,367
1639,67240,08840,50940,93541,36741,80442,24742,694
1743,03043,48843,95144,42044,89545,37645,86246,355
1846,72547,22847,73848,25348,77649,30549,84050,382
1951,35752,09652,84753,61054,38655,17455,97656,790
2057,34758,18159,03059,89260,76961,66062,56563,485
2163,99764,94065,89966,87367,86468,87069,89370,933
2271,51172,57773,66174,76275,88177,01978,17579,349
2380,00381,20782,43283,68385,04986,43787,84789,281
2490,07891,54893,04394,56296,10597,67499,268100,888
25102,690104,366106,069107,800109,560111,348113,166115,012
26116,040117,933119,858121,814123,803125,823127,876129,964
27131,124133,264135,440137,650139,897142,180144,501146,859
28148,171150,589153,047155,545158,083160,664163,286165,951
29167,432170,166172,943175,766178,634181,550184,513187,525
30189,199192,286195,425198,615201,856205,151208,499211,902
31278,434283,872289,416295,069300,833306,708312,699318,806
32331,954338,649345,478352,445359,553366,804374,202381,748
33419,144431,718

SSL 2020 Table for Gov’t Employees

SSL V SG Table for 2020

Here’s the new Salary Grade (SG) table for SSL 2020 showing the first tranche of salary increases under the approved Salary Standardization Law of 2019. The salary increase under SSL 5 took effect starting January 1, 2020.

SSL 5 Table of Salaries (SSL 2020)

SGStep 1Step 2Step 3Step 4Step 5Step 6Step 7Step 8
111,55111,64711,74511,84311,94212,04212,14312,244
212,27612,36912,46412,56012,65712,75412,85212,950
313,01913,11913,22013,32213,42413,52713,63113,736
413,80713,91414,02014,12814,23614,34514,45614,567
514,64114,75414,86714,98115,09615,21215,32915,446
615,52415,64315,76315,88416,00716,12916,25316,378
716,45816,58516,71316,84116,97017,10117,23117,364
817,50517,66317,82317,98418,14618,31018,47618,643
918,76318,92019,07819,23819,39919,56119,72519,890
1020,21920,38820,55820,73120,90321,07921,25421,432
1122,31622,60022,88923,18123,47723,77824,08224,391
1224,49524,77925,06725,35825,65325,95226,25426,560
1326,75427,06727,38327,70328,02828,35628,68829,025
1429,27729,62129,96930,32230,67831,03931,40531,775
1532,05332,43132,81433,20233,59433,99134,39334,801
1635,10635,52235,94336,36936,80137,23837,68138,128
1738,46438,92239,38539,85440,32940,81041,29641,789
1842,15942,66243,17243,68744,21044,73945,27445,816
1946,79147,53048,28149,04449,82050,60851,41052,224
2052,70353,53754,38655,24856,12557,01657,92158,841
2159,35360,29661,25562,22963,22064,22665,24966,289
2266,86767,93369,01770,11871,23772,37573,53174,705
2375,35976,56377,78879,03480,32481,63582,96784,321
2485,07486,46287,87489,30890,76692,24893,75395,283
2596,98598,568100,176101,811103,473105,162106,879108,623
26109,593111,381113,200115,047116,925118,833120,772122,744
27123,839125,861127,915130,003132,125134,281136,473138,701
28139,939142,223144,544146,903149,300151,738154,215156,731
29158,131160,712163,335166,001168,710171,464174,262177,107
30178,688181,604184,568187,581190,642193,754196,916200,130
31262,965268,101273,338278,676284,120289,669295,327301,095
32313,512319,835326,285332,865339,577346,426353,413360,539
33395,858407,734

Gov’t Nurses new entry-level is 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.

Nurse I (SG 15) will receive a salary of P32,053.00 per month, an increase from the previous SG 11 salary of P22,316.00 per month.

In 2021, SG 15 nurses will have a pay hike to P33,575.00 per month.

Nurse II, meanwhile, will now get a base rank of SG 17 receiving salary of P38,464.00 per month in 2020 which will then increase to P39,986.00 per month in 2021.

Nurse III are now ranked SG 19 (from SG 17); Nurse IV are now SG 20 (from SG 19); Nurse V will now get a salary grade rank of SG 22 (from SG 20); and finally, Nurse VI are now SG 24 (from SG 22).

Monthly Salary of Government Nurses in the Philippines

Here’s the new salary grades (SG) of government nurses and their corresponding salary increases beginning this year 2021.

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

Take note that government nurses are still included and entitled to receive the automatic salary adjustment every year from 2021 to 2023 under the new SSL tables above.

This means for years 2021 to 2023, here’s the new monthly salary of government nurses under the new SSL tables, assuming the SG levels of nurses still correspond to their rank (that is, Nurse 1 is still SG 15, Nurse 2 is SG 17, etc.).

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 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

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 2021

 Salary Grade (SG)Monthly Salary in 2021
Teacher 1SG 11P23,877.00
Teacher 2SG 12P26,052.00
Teacher 3SG 13P28,276.00
Master Teacher 1SG 18P43,681.00
Master Teacher 2SG 19P48,313.00
Master Teacher 3SG 20P54,251.00
Master Teacher 4SG 21P60,901.00

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 PNoy’s SSL 1 which started in 2016

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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