Teacher Salary in the Philippines 2023

Are you curious about how much a Public Teacher earned per month in the Philippines?

Teachers are important in society. They are not only role models but also serve as guides to our children. They deserve to be treated with respect as well as be given good compensation.

In the Philippines, the salary of teachers varies depending on their level of experience and position. The government has implemented a salary scale to ensure that teachers are paid fairly.

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Public Teacher Salary Grade in the Philippines

Below is the Teacher’s salary in the Philippines for 2021 up to 2023. Deped confirms the salary increase for teachers up to the year 2023 under the Republic Act (RA) 11466.

President Rodrigo Duterte signed the Salary Standardization Law of 2019 which aims to increase the salary of government employees starting 2020 until 2023.

Position with corresponding Salary Grade2019
(last SSL)
(1st tranche)
(2nd tranche)
(3rd tranche)
(4th tranche)
Teacher I
Salary Grade 11
Teacher II
Salary Grade 12
Teacher III
Salary Grade 13
Master Teacher I
Salary Grade 18
Master Teacher II
Salary Grade 19
Master Teacher III
Salary Grade 20
Master Teacher IV
Salary Grade 21

From 20,754 last 2019, for this year 2021, Teacher 1 with a salary grade 11 will be getting a salary amount of 23,877. It will then increase to 25,439 in 2022 and 27,000 in 2023.

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Teacher 2 with a salary grade of 12 will be getting 26,052 this 2021 from 22,938 last 2019. It will then increase to 29,165 in 2023.

Teacher III will receive 28,276 this 2021 which will increase to 31,320 in 2023. Likewise Master Teacher I, II, III, and IV will receive a salary increase each year until 2023. (See the table above for complete details).

Salary Grade for other Positions

PositionsSalary Grade
Education Program Specialist I12
Education Program Specialist II16
Education Research Assistant I9
Education Research Assistant II10
Education Supervisor I21
Education Supervisor II22
Education Supervisor III22
Elementary School Principal I19
Elementary School Principal II20
Elementary School Principal III21
Elementary School Principal IV22
Head Teacher I14
Head Teacher II15
Head Teacher III16
Head Teacher IV17
Head Teacher V18
Head Teacher VI19
Health Education and Promotion Adviser22
Health Education and Promotion Officer I10
Health Education and Promotion Officer II14
Health Education and Promotion Officer III18
Health Education and Promotion Officer IV22
Health Education and Promotion Officer V24
Science Education Specialist I16
Science Education Associate II14
Science Education Specialist III20
Science Education Specialist IV22
Science Education Specialist V24
Special School Principal I18
Special School Principal II19
Special Science Teacher I13
Special Science Teacher II16
Special Science Teacher III19
Special Science Teacher IV22
Special Science Teacher V24
Special Education Teacher I13
Special Education Teacher II14
Special Education Teacher III15
Special Education Teacher IV16
Special Education Teacher V17
Teacher Credential Evaluator I13
Teacher Credential Evaluator II15
Teacher Credential Evaluator III18
Teachers Camp Superintendent24
Teaching Aids Specialist11

Teacher Benefits and Compensation

Public teachers has also some benefits and compensation.

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Clothing/Uniform AllowanceP6,000
Mid-year Bonus1-month basic salary
Year-end Bonus1-month basic salary
Cash giftP5,000
Productivity Enhancement Incentive (PEI)P5,000/year
Anniversary BonusP3,000 (NOTE: given only during a milestone year which is every 5 years)
Performance-Based Bonus –Ranges from 50-65% of the basic monthly salary depending on school performance
Proportional Vacation Pay (PVP)70 days PVP during summer and Christmas break for those who have rendered full services during the school year
Cash/Chalk AllowanceBefore- P3,500/year/teacher
Nov. 9, 2020, Under Senate Bill 1092, will increase as follows:
SY-2021-2022- Php 5,000
SY 2022-2023- Php 5,000
SY 2023-2024- Php 7,500
SY 2024-2025- Php 10,000


  • One step increment for every three (3) years of continuous satisfactory performance
  • One of the two-step increments due to meritorious performance using the Results-based Performance Management System (RPMS)
  • Loyalty Cash Incentive depending on the number of years in service (starting on the 10th year amounting to P10,000 and P5,000 after every 5 years)
  • Special Hardship Allowance to teachers assigned in hardship posts (cannot be reached by regular means of transportation through hiking or Banca/motorcycle rides), mobile teachers, and multigrade teachers (15-25% of basic salary). Update: May 25, 2021, Special Hardship Allowance increase to 25% of the monthly basic salary of the personnel
  • Honoraria for teaching overload subject to funds availability
  • Leave privileges (Maternity, paternity, study leave)
  • Additional incentive/allowances from LGU (selected divisions)
  • Vacation service credits (maximum of 15 days per year)
  • For mobile teachers, P2,000 per month for transportation allowance (Program Support Fund)
  • For mobile teachers and DALCs, P5,000 per year for instructional materials
  • In-service training (Program Support Fund)
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  • GSIS Benefits: Retirement and Life Insurance Premiums (RLIP)
  • PhilHealth Benefits: Hospitalization, Annual Physical Exam
  • Employees Compensation Program (ECP) Benefits

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