Guide to hiring employees in the Philippines

Guide to hiring employees in the Philippines

Complete guide to hiring employees in the Philippines. From taxation to salary standards, here's everything you need to know about having employees in the Philippines.

Minimum wage

The minimum wage in the Philippines is determined at a regional level and varies depending on the decisions of the local authorities.

The following is a list of the most popular areas for hiring Filipino workers and the minimum pay of those areas. US Dollar amounts are only for reference and depend on the exchange rate.

RegionDaily minimum (PHP)Daily minimum (USD)
NCR / Manila51210.24
Cebu4048.08
Davao3707.4
Ilocos3406.8
Central Luzon4208.4

Average salary in the Philippines

It’s difficult to give an accurate average salary in the Philippines since there are big differences between the regions and the public data is not always reliable. The following is an Emerhub’s estimate for 2021:

  • NCR / Manila – 30,000 or 600 usd (with 2-3 years of experience)
  • Central Visayas  Cebu – 20,000 or 400 usd (with 2-3 years of experience)
  • Davao Region – 20,000 or 400 usd (with 2-3 years of experience)
  • Other provinces – Php16,500 or 330 usd(with 2-3 years of experience)

The following is a list of typical positions hired by Emerhub clients and the salaries for those positions.

PositionTypical monthly salary
Full-stack web developer65,000-85,000
IT product manager85,000-150,000
Customer service agent20,000-35,000
Virtual assistant20,000-35,000