10 Highest Paying Jobs in The Philippines and Jim Rohn’s Important Career Tip

So you just finished your senior high school in the Philippines but had no idea what career options there are available for you. Or should I change my statement to, what careers in the Philippines pay the highest? If you’re interested in this subject, keep on reading!

One of the interview questions experts and human resources recommend you wait to ask until you’re further along in the process is “What does this job pay?” Though high-paying jobs are at the top of many people’s lists when searching for a new position or career, jobs that pay well are not important to all job seekers. But, If a good salary is important to you, check out the list of the highest-paying jobs in The Philippines. Later on, I also have some very important tips for you when choosing a career path. 

Here are the best-paying jobs in 2019 based on the report released by the DOLE(Department of Labor and Employment) and BLE(Bureau of Local Employment).

TOP 10


Statisticians have long played a role in research and academia. Recently, however, there has been a spike in demand for statisticians in business, due to the proliferation of data generation and collection across industries and because businesses are now realizing the value of data-driven decision making.

Their Estimated Monthly Salary is P41,480.00

Education Needed:

BS Statistics

BS Mathematics


Production Supervisors and Foreman

A Production Supervisor and Foreman are the people directly responsible for overseeing and organizing the equipment, staff, and processes on a production floor. Production Supervisors will typically have several years of experience in production – usually within the same industry (this is especially true in highly regulated industries such as pharmaceutical or medical device manufacturing).

They earn an Average Monthly Salary of P47,101.00.

Education Needed:

BS Industrial Engineering


Accountants and Auditors

Accountants and auditors help to ensure that firms are run efficiently, public records kept accurately, and taxes paid properly and on time. They analyze and communicate financial information for various entities such as companies, individual clients, and local governments.

Their Estimated Monthly Salary is P47,756.00.

Education Needed:

BS Accountancy

BS Management Accounting


Computer Engineers

Computer engineers specialize in areas like digital systems, operating systems, computer networks, software, etc. They make computers more mobile or incorporate computers in other areas, such as machines or building materials. 

They earn an Average Monthly Salary of P49,335.00.

Education Needed:

BS Computer Science

BS Information Technology


System Analysts and Designers

System Analysts and Designers are information technology (IT) professionals who specialize in analyzing, designing, and implementing information systems. 

Their Estimated Monthly Salary is P51,069.00

Education Needed:

BS Computer Science

BS Information Technology


Computer Programmers

A computer programmer figures out the process of designing, writing, testing, debugging/troubleshooting and maintaining the source code of computer programs. 

They earn an Average Monthly Salary of P52,331.00.

Education Needed:

BS Computer Science

BS Information Technology



Actuaries use their wide range of knowledge in the fields of math and statistics as well as business and finance probability to determine the premiums of insurance plans. They calculate the risk factors for occurrences such as floods, fires, unemployment, accidents, mortality, and other risks to give an accurate depiction of the risk that insurance companies will take by insuring an individual or business.


Their Estimated Monthly Salary is P60,477.

Education Needed:

BS Accountancy

BS Mathematics

BS Economics


Civil Engineers

A civil engineer is an engineer who designs and oversees the construction of public works, such as roads, bridges, dams, tunnels, buildings, airports, water and sewage systems, and other large infrastructure projects.

They earn an Average Monthly Salary of P68,957.00.

Education Needed:

BS Civil Engineering


Securities and Finance Dealers and Brokers

Financial dealers and brokers conduct financial market transactions on behalf of clients and offer advice on financial matters. Financial dealers and brokers work in stockbroking firms, financial planning organizations, banks, and accounting and law practices.

Their Estimated Monthly Salary is P89,831.00.

Education Needed:

BS Finance

BS Management

BS Administration

BS Economics

Top 1

Aircraft Pilots


Flight Engineers

There is a wide range of roles available in the aviation industry, from pilots to office workers. There are opportunities to progress careers in areas as diverse as engineering, design and communication – whatever your skills, there is something for you.

They earn an Average Monthly Salary of P116,714.00.

Education Needed

BS Aeronautics

BS Aeronautical Engineering

BS Air Transportation

BS Aircraft Maintenance Technology

The Philippines is now a country with developing and emerging markets. It means that the economy is in the transition from one based on agriculture to one based more on services and manufacturing. Although the Philippines still need help from trade partners around the world, it’s called emerging as well because it’s becoming more important in world economics due to its advancement in giving services like in Information Technology and Communications. 

This is just my personal opinion. After reading about this report, I was just wondering why surgeons and other medical practitioners like anesthesiologists and physicians didn’t make it on the list. In the west, specialized surgeons are one of the highest paying professions with an average monthly salary between $10k – $20k. I know a few doctors in the Philippines who are traveling abroad for vacations with their families twice a year. So I know that they are making a good salary.

If you have an idea why medical practitioners like surgeons are not on the list, please comment down below. I would love to hear your opinion about this matter.

To wrap up…

In the Philippines, we often hear our aunts or relatives from abroad, “You should definitely be a nurse. So you can work in the US or first world countries.” When it comes to choosing a career or a profession, I do believe that we should not only choose a career that gives you the most money. I think that what parents and relatives should consider the most in guiding their children and family members in terms of career path is knowing their strengths and passion. 

As Jim Rohn said, “You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with.” As a parent, have you built a wonderful tribe of people around you? Are you encouraging your children to find their tribe? Challenge your child to get out of their comfort zone and get involved. Whether it’s sports, a service organization, a business club, or any of the many other possibilities, encourage your child to spend time with inspiring peers. This is a wonderful way to discover their strengths and passion.

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