Just like other government employees, a Philippine public school teacher’s salary is based on their salary grade. Before applying to a teaching position with the Department of Education, you may want to check how much your salary will be.  Ideally, you do not want to accept a teaching position that pays lower than your current job. Here are the salary grades and their corresponding salary (in PHP):

2021 Public School Job Positions and Salary Grades

New graduates usually start in the Teacher 1 position. This position is salary grade 11 all throughout the country. As the teacher moves up in rank, their salary grade also goes up. As of the writing of this article the salary grades of elementary and secondary teachers are the same. Here are the corresponding salary grades of the different public school teacher positions. Let’s start with the Teacher 1 salary in 2020:

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  • Teacher 1 – Salary Grade 11 – ₱22,316
  • Teacher 2 – Salary Grade 12 – ₱24,495
  • Teacher 3 – Salary Grade 13 – ₱26,754

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Special Education Teachers:

  • Special Education Teacher 1 – Salary Grade 14 – ₱29,277
  • Special Education Teacher 2 – Salary Grade 15 – ₱ 32,053
  • Special Education Teacher 3 – Salary Grade 16 – ₱35,106
  • Special Education Teacher 4 – Salary Grade 17 – ₱ 38,464

Special Science Teachers:

  • Special Science Teacher 1 – Salary Grade 13 – ₱26,754
  • Special Science Teacher 2 – Salary Grade 16 – ₱35,106
  • Special Science Teacher 3 – Salary Grade 19 – ₱46,791
  • Special Science Teacher 4 – Salary Grade 22 – ₱66,867
  • Special Science Teacher 5 – Salary Grade 24 – ₱ 85,074

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Head Teachers:

  • Head Teacher 1 – Salary Grade 14 – ₱29,277
  • Head Teacher 2 – Salary Grade 15 – ₱32,053
  • Head Teacher 3 – Salary Grade 16 – ₱ 35,106
  • Head Teacher 4 – Salary Grade 17 – ₱ 38,464
  • Head Teacher 5 – Salary Grade 18 – ₱ 42,159
  • Head Teacher 6 – Salary Grade 19 – ₱ 46,791

Master Teachers:

  • Master Teacher 1 – Salary Grade 18 – ₱ 42,159
  • Master Teacher 2 – Salary Grade 19 – ₱ 46,791

Assistant School Principals:

  • Assistant School Principal 1 – Salary Grade 18 – ₱42,159
  • Assistant School Principal 2 – Salary Grade 19 – ₱46,791

School Principals:

  • School Principal 1 – Salary Grade 19 – ₱46,791
  • School Principal 2 – Salary Grade 20 – ₱ 52,703
  • School Principal 3 – Salary Grade 21 – ₱ 59,353
  • School Principal 4 – Salary Grade 22 – ₱66,867

Other Related Teaching Positions:

Public Schools District Supervisor – Salary Grade 22 – ₱66,867

State Universities and Colleges Positions:

State Colleges and Universities have their own rules when assigning salary grades. For example, an institution may list the Instructor 1 position at a higher or lower salary grade. However, here is the standard salary grade list for most State Educational Institutions as of 2020:

Instructors:

  • Instructor 1 – Salary Grade 12 – ₱ 24,495
  • Instructor 2 – Salary Grade 13 – ₱ 26,754
  • Instructor 3 – Salary Grade 14 – ₱ 29,277

Assistant Professors:

  • Assistant Professor 1 – Salary Grade 15 – ₱ 32,053
  • Assistant Professor 2 – Salary Grade 16 – ₱ 35,106
  • Assistant Professor 3 – Salary Grade 17 – ₱ 38,464
  • Assistant Professor 4 – Salary Grade 18 – ₱ 42,159

Associate Professors

  • Associate Professor 1 – Salary Grade 19 – ₱46,791
  • Associate Professor 2 – Salary Grade 20 – ₱52,703
  • Associate Professor 3 – Salary Grade 21 – ₱ 59,353
  • Associate Professor 4 – Salary Grade 22 – ₱66,867
  • Associate Professor 5 – Salary Grade 23 – ₱75,359

Professors:

  • Professor 1 – Salary Grade 24 – ₱ 85,074
  • Professor 2 – Salary Grade 25 – ₱96,985
  • Professor 3 – Salary Grade 26 – ₱109,593
  • Professor 4 – Salary Grade 27 – ₱ 123,839
  • Professor 5 – Salary Grade 28 – ₱ 139,939
  • Professor 6 – Salary Grade 29 – ₱ 158,131

Teachers’ and Professors’ Salary Grade 2020

*Note: This table is good for all 2020 newly hired government employees. If you were hired before this period, please refer to your contract. This may be obtained from your local human resources team.

SALARY GRADE EQUIVALENT SALARY
None ₱11,551
1 ₱11,551
2 ₱12,276
3 ₱13,019
4 ₱13,807
5 ₱14,641
6 ₱15,524
7 ₱16,458
8 ₱17,505
9 ₱18,784
10 ₱20,219
11 ₱22,316
12 ₱24,495
13 ₱26,754
14 ₱29,277
15 ₱32,053
16 ₱35,106
17 ₱38,464
18 ₱42,159
19 ₱46,791
20 ₱52,703
21 ₱59,353
22 ₱66,867
23 ₱75,359
24 ₱85,074
25 ₱96,985
26 ₱109,593
27 ₱123,839
28 ₱139,939
29 ₱158,131
30 ₱178,688
31 ₱262,965
32₱313,512
33₱395,858
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