The 10 Highest-Paying Jobs in the Philippines in 2020

Check Out the 10 Highest-Paying Jobs in the Philippines in 2020, According to Survey

Employees in the STEM industries dominate the highest-paid jobs in the Philippines, according to the latest biennial Occupational Wages Survey (OWS).

The average monthly salary in selected occupations and industries fell 9% to P16,486 per month in 2020 from P18,108 in 2018.

Mathematicians, actuaries, and statisticians scored the highest monthly pay on average at P63,368, followed by computer network professionals (P59,787), architectural- and engineering-related geologists and geophysicists (P50,449), mining- and crude extraction-related geologists (P49,090), and production supervisors and general foremen (P48,502).

Completing the top 10 are software developers, system analysts, air transport service supervisors, electronic engineers, and mining engineers, metallurgists and related professionals, all of whom have average monthly pay of more than P43,000.

Here is the complete list of the 10 highest-paid occupations in 2020:

1. Mathematicians, actuaries, and statisticians - P63,368

2. Computer network professionals - P59,787

3. Geologists and Geophysicists (architectural and engineering) - PP50,449

4. Geologists (mining) - P49,090

5. Production supervisors and general foreman - P48,502

6. Software Developers - P48,000

7. Systems analysts - P47,337

8. Air transport service supervisors - P45,865

9. Electronics Engineers - P45,331

10. Mining engineers, metallurgists, and related professionals - P43,334

Among all industries, the accounting and bookkeeping clerks employed in electricity, gas, steam, and air conditioning supply received the highest average monthly wage rate of P29,713 in 2020, translating to 6.3% increment relative to P27,939 average monthly wage rate logged in 2018, the survey said.

The Philippine Statistics Authority released the 2020 OWS in February 2022. The survey is being conducted every two years. In the latest survey, 190 occupations across the covered industries were monitored.

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