2023 Philippine Public Teacher Salary Grade | Comprehensive Guide

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Hey there! Today, we’re diving into teacher salaries. If you’re wondering how much teachers make, it generally falls between Php 27,000 and Php 31,320 by 2023.

The starting point, like for a Teacher I, is at Php 27,000, while for the more experienced Teacher III, the salary goes up to Php 31,320. So, if you’re curious about different teacher positions and their salaries, keep reading this article for more insights.

Here is the latest salary grade for public teachers in the Department of Education (DepEd) in the Philippines:

Public Teacher Salary Grade (Teachers 1-3)

Position with corresponding Salary Grade2019
(last SSL)
(1st tranche)
(2nd tranche)
(3rd tranche)
(4th tranche)
Teacher I (Salary Grade 11)20,75422,31623,87725,43927,000
Teacher II (Salary Grade 12)22,93824,49526,05227,60829,165
Teacher III (Salary Grade 13)25,23226,75428,27629,79831,320

Teacher 1 with a salary grade 11 in the Philippines, the salary amount is 27,000 in 2023.

In the Philippines, teachers with a salary grade of 12, specifically Teacher 2, will receive a salary of 29,165 by 2023.

For Teacher 3 in the Philippines, the salary will be 31,320 in 2023.

Public Teacher Salary Grade (Master Teachers)

Position with corresponding Salary Grade2019
(last SSL)
(1st tranche)
(2nd tranche)
(3rd tranche)
(4th tranche)
Master Teacher I (Salary Grade 18)40,63742,15943,68145,20346,725
Master Teacher II (Salary Grade 19)45,26946,79148,31349,83551,357
Master Teacher III (Salary Grade 20)51,15552,70354,25155,79957,347
Master Teacher IV (Salary Grade 21)57,80559,35360,90162,44963,997

Master Teachers I, II, III, and IV will receive incremental salary increases annually until 2023, as indicated in the table above.

Teacher Salary Grade for Other Positions

PositionsSalary GradeEquivalent Salary
Education Program Specialist I1229,165
Education Program Specialist II1639,672
Education Research Assistant I921,211
Education Research Assistant II1023,176
Education Supervisor I2163,997
Education Supervisor II2271,511
Education Supervisor III2380,003
Elementary School Principal I1951,357
Elementary School Principal II2057,347
Elementary School Principal III2163,997
Elementary School Principal IV2271,511
Head Teacher I1433,843
Head Teacher II1536,619
Head Teacher III1639,672
Head Teacher IV1743,030
Head Teacher V1846,725
Head Teacher VI1951,357
Health Education and Promotion Adviser2271,511
Health Education and Promotion Officer I1023,176
Health Education and Promotion Officer II1433,843
Health Education and Promotion Officer III1846,725
Health Education and Promotion Officer IV2271,511
Health Education and Promotion Officer V2490,078
Public Schools District Supervisor2271,511
Science Education Specialist I1639,672
Science Education Associate II1846,725
Science Education Specialist III2057,347
Science Education Specialist IV2271,511
Science Education Specialist V2480,003
Special School Principal I1846,725
Special School Principal II1951,357
Special Science Teacher I1331,320
Special Science Teacher II1639,672
Special Science Teacher III1951,357
Special Science Teacher IV2271,511
Special Science Teacher V2490,078
Special Education Teacher I1433,843
Special Education Teacher II1536,619
Special Education Teacher III1639,672
Special Education Teacher IV1743,030
Special Education Teacher V1846,725
Teacher Credential Evaluator I1331,320
Teacher Credential Evaluator II1536,619
Teacher Credential Evaluator III1846,725
Teachers Camp Superintendent2490,078
Teaching Aids Specialist1127,000

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Benefits and Compensation

Public teachers in the Philippines also receive compensation and benefits:

Yearly Benefits

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
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Other Benefits and Incentives

  • 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)
  • GSIS Benefits: Retirement and Life Insurance Premiums (RLIP)
  • PhilHealth Benefits: Hospitalization, Annual Physical Exam
  • Employees Compensation Program (ECP) Benefits

Conclusion of Teacher Salary Grade

Public school teachers play a vital role in shaping the future of the country by educating and inspiring the next generation of leaders.

Their unwavering dedication and hard work deserve to be acknowledged and rewarded with fair compensation and benefits.

As they selflessly devote their time and effort to ensure that every child has access to quality education, it is only right to give them the recognition they truly deserve.

By investing in the welfare of our public school teachers, we are investing in the progress and development of the entire nation.

Teacher Salary Grade

Teachers spend a ton of time grading papers, making lesson plans, and dealing with all sorts of school-related stuff.

And here’s a bummer—sometimes, teachers don’t get all the appreciation they deserve. Like, they’re shaping the future and all that, but their “Teacher Salary Grade” might not reflect their hard work.

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Source: DepED

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