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Top 10 Highest-paying Jobs in the Philippines 2015


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MANILA, Philippines - Online job site Jobstreet has released recently their 2015 salary report which focused on top specializations or high-paying jobs in the Philippines this year.

Top 10 Highest-paying Jobs in the Philippines 2015


The report reveals that IT – Software and IT – Network, System, and Database Administration are the best paid, consistently occupying the top two spots across all position levels (1 to 4 years’ experience, 5 years and up, and assistant manager/manager).

The only other job specialization that is placed in the top 10 for all position levels is Customer Service. Meanwhile, Electrical and Communications Engineering, Sales/Telesales, and Training and Development are placed in two of the three position levels.

The company said the the shift of focus from the top industries reported last year to top jobs as the latter could have more impact for job-seekers. After all, the first thing Filipinos consider when looking for a job is the fit between the available opportunity to their field of study, skills, and interests. Thus, having information on how much one’s skills and specialization get paid in the job market would prove more useful in certain situations.

Here are the complete lists of highest paying jobs in the Philippines based on JobStreet.com’s Annual Salary Report 2015:

Top 10 Specializations with High Salary - Junior Executives (1-4 Years' Experienced Employees)

1. IT/Computer - Software - Php 37,784
2. IT/ Computer Network / Database Admin - Php 33,029
3. Law/ Legal Services - Php 27, 033
4. Actuarial Science / Statistics - Php 27,032
5. Engineering Electronics / Communication - Php 26, 379
6. Public Relations / Communications - Php 25, 153
7. Technical and Helpdesk Support - Php 25, 078
8. Sales - Telesales / Telemarketing - Php 24, 400
9. Training and Development - Php 23, 762
10. Customer Service - Php 23, 369

Junior employees specializing in IT/computer-software are the highest paid, followed by those specializing in network/system/database administration. Junior lawyers place third with average earnings of P27,033. Employees with 1 to 4 years of experience specializing in actuarial sciences/statistics and electronic and communications engineering round up the top 5.

Top 10 Specializations with High Salary - Supervisors ( 5 or more Years' Experienced Employees)

1. IT/Computer - Software - Php 67, 478
2. IT/ Computer Network / Database Admin - Php 52, 319
3. Law/ Legal Services - Php 39, 788
4. Engineering Electronics / Communication - Php 34, 831
5. Customer Service - Php 34, 772
6. Sales Engineering / Technical / IT - Php 33, 396
7. Marketing / Business Development - Php 33, 104
8. Quality Control Assurance - Php 32, 978
9. Sales - Telesales / Telemarketing - Php 32, 878
10. Engineering - Industrial - Php 27, 032

Supervisors specializing in IT/computer-software, IT/network/system/database administration, law/legal services, and electronic and communications engineering placed first to fourth in the highest paid list in their level. Employees specializing in customer care get a noticeably high salary upgrade, as customer service supervisors placed fifth on the list. Sales and telesales specialists up to the supervisory level still managed to secure a place in the top 10, though other specializations would later surpass them in the managerial level.

Top 10 Specializations with High Salary - Assistant Managers/ Managers

1. IT/Computer - Software - Php 100, 838
2. IT/ Computer Network / Database Admin - Php 81, 274
3. Technical & Helpdesk Support - Php 80, 405
4. Customer Service - Php 76, 538
5. Architecture/ Interior Design - Php 68, 616
6. Training and Development - Php 67, 380
7. Corp. Financial/ Investment/ Merchant Banking - Php 66, 362
8. Finance General/ Cost Accounting - Php 59, 696
9. Maintenance/ Repair (Facilities and Machineries) - Php 59,367
10. Manufacturing/ Production Operations - Php 59, 153

Even in the managerial levels, IT specialists still occupied the top 2 positions, cementing their position as the highest paid professionals in 2015. Technical and helpdesk support managers also enjoy a great salary, with an P80,405 average. Customer service managers also get paid better, making them the 4th best-paid managers according to specialization. While they were absent in the supervisors’ report, training and development specialists ranked 6th, with its managers earning an average of P67,380. It is interesting to note that architects and interior design professionals are the 5th best paid managers.



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