Salary Grade Table 2018 (Philippine Salary Standardization Law)

The current salary of government employees in the Philippines is based on a framework called Salary Grade Table for 2018 under the Salary Standardization Law. If you are a utility worker, computer operator, accountant, teacher or someone occupying a position in the public sector, this year’s salary schedule shall be your reference to check your monthly compensation.

On the 19th of February 2016, the President of the Philippines signed the Executive Order No. 201 entitled “Modifying the Salary Schedule for Civilian Government Personnel and Authorizing the Grant of Additional Benefits for Both Civilian and Military and Uniformed Personnel.” This was approved to raise the compensation and benefits of the government employees in the county.

Salary Grade Table 2018 - Philippine Salary Standardization Law

If you may notice, the base salary of government employees keeps on increasing since 2016. On top of that, there are also additional benefits such as the 14th Month Pay and Enhanced Performance-Based Bonus (PBB).

Well, one of the aims of this raise of compensation of employees in the public sector is to be competitive with the rates in private sector. High salaries help attract critical talents as well as retain those excellent government employees. This is also in line with the principle of equal pay for work of equal value.

The modification and adjustment of salaries and benefits shall affect 1.53 million government personnel in the Philippines that will cost about ₱225.819 Billion. These changes are gradually being  released in 4 tranches over 4 years.

  1. First Tranche – January 1, 2016
  2. Second Tranche – January 1, 2017
  3. Third Tranche – January 1, 2018
  4. Fourth Tranche – January 9, 2019

This year 2018 is already the third tranche of the salary schedule for government employees.

Salary Grade Table 2018 (Philippine Salary Standardization Law)

Salary Grade Sample Positions Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8
1 Utility Worker I ₱10,510 ₱10,602 ₱10,695 ₱10,789 ₱10,884 ₱10,982 ₱11,076 ₱11,173
2 Messenger ₱11,200 ₱11,293 ₱11,386 ₱11,480 ₱11,575 ₱11,671 ₱11,767 ₱11,864
3 Clerk I ₱11,914 ₱12,013 ₱12,112 ₱12,212 ₱12,313 ₱12,414 ₱12,517 ₱12,620
4 Driver II ₱12,674 ₱12,778 ₱12,884 ₱12,990 ₱13,097 ₱13,206 ₱13,315 ₱13,424
5 Carpenter II ₱13,481 ₱13,606 ₱13,705 ₱13,818 ₱13,932 ₱14,047 ₱14,163 ₱14,280
6 Lab Technician I ₱14,340 ₱14,459 ₱14,578 ₱14,699 ₱14,820 ₱14,942 ₱15,066 ₱15,190
7 Computer Operator I ₱15,254 ₱15,380 ₱15,507 ₱15,635 ₱15,765 ₱15,895 ₱16,026 ₱16,158
8 Assistant Engineer ₱16,282 ₱16,433 ₱16,585 ₱16,739 ₱16,895 ₱17,051 ₱17,209 ₱17,369
9 Electrician Foreman ₱17,473 ₱17,627 ₱17,781 ₱17,937 ₱18,095 ₱18,253 ₱18,413 ₱18,575
10 Legal Assistant I ₱18,718 ₱18,883 ₱19,048 ₱19,215 ₱19,384 ₱19,567 ₱19,725 ₱19,898
11 Teacher I ₱20,179 ₱20,437 ₱20,698 ₱20,963 ₱21,231 ₱21,502 ₱21,777 ₱22,055
12 Teacher II ₱22,149 ₱22,410 ₱22,674 ₱22,942 ₱23,212 ₱23,486 ₱23,763 ₱24,043
13 Teacher III ₱24,224 ₱24,510 ₱24,799 ₱25,091 ₱25,387 ₱25,686 ₱25,989 ₱26,296
14 Cashier II ₱26,494 ₱26,806 ₱27,122 ₱27,442 ₱27,766 ₱28,093 ₱28,424 ₱28,759
15 Budget Officer II ₱29,010 ₱29,359 ₱29,713 ₱30,071 ₱30,432 ₱30,799 ₱31,170 ₱31,545
16 Attorney I ₱31,765 ₱32,147 ₱32,535 ₱32,926 ₱33,323 ₱33,724 ₱34,130 ₱34,541
17 Executive Assistant II ₱34,781 ₱35,201 ₱35,624 ₱36,053 ₱36,487 ₱36,927 ₱37,371 ₱37,821
18 Economist III ₱38,085 ₱38,543 ₱39,007 ₱39,477 ₱39,952 ₱40,433 ₱40,920 ₱41,413
19 IT Officer I ₱42,099 ₱42,730 ₱43,371 ₱44,020 ₱44,680 ₱45,350 ₱46,030 ₱46,720
20 Board Secretary III ₱47,037 ₱47,742 ₱48,457 ₱49,184 ₱49,921 ₱50,669 ₱51,428 ₱52,199
21 Attorney III ₱52,554 ₱53,341 ₱54,141 ₱54,952 ₱55,776 ₱56,612 ₱57,460 ₱58,322
22 Assistant Div Chief ₱58,717 ₱59,597 ₱60,491 ₱61,397 ₱62,318 ₱63,252 ₱64,200 ₱65,162
23 Court Attorney II ₱65,604 ₱66,587 ₱67,585 ₱68,598 ₱69,627 ₱70,670 ₱71,730 ₱72,805
24 Division Chief ₱73,299 ₱74,397 ₱75,512 ₱76,644 ₱77,793 ₱78,959 ₱80,143 ₱81,344
25 Director I ₱82,439 ₱83,674 ₱84,928 ₱86,201 ₱87,493 ₱88,805 ₱90,136 ₱91,487
26 Director II ₱92,108 ₱93,488 ₱94,889 ₱96,312 ₱97,755 ₱99,221 ₱100,708 ₱102,217
27 Director III ₱102,910 ₱104,453 ₱106,019 ₱107,608 ₱109,221 ₱110,858 ₱112,519 ₱114,210
28 Bureau Director ₱114,981 ₱116,704 ₱118,453 ₱120,229 ₱122,031 ₱123,860 ₱125,716 ₱127,601
29 Assistant Secretary ₱128,467 ₱130,392 ₱132,346 ₱134,330 ₱136,343 ₱138,387 ₱140,461 ₱142,566
30 Undersecretary ₱143,534 ₱145,685 ₱147,869 ₱150,085 ₱152,335 ₱154,618 ₱156,935 ₱159,288
31 Secretary ₱198,168 ₱201,615 ₱205,121 ₱208,689 ₱212,318 ₱216,011 ₱219,768 ₱223,590
32 Vice President ₱233,857 ₱238,035 ₱242,288 ₱246,618 ₱251,024 ₱255,509 ₱260,074 ₱264,721
33 President ₱289,401 ₱298,083

So this is the salary grade table for government employees. The salary grade determines the level of responsibility performed for the position. There are 33 salary grades.

In each grade, there are 8 steps available. The employee on the certain salary grade shall move on the next step based on few factors such as performance and length of service.

It is said that the current compensation rate for teachers and nurses working in the public sector are already being paid much higher than in the private sector.

For further information, you may read on the Executive Order 201 . What are your thoughts about this? Do let us know in the comment section. Please share.

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