The Philippine National Police (PNP) is the primary government agency tasked with promoting peace and order, ensuring public safety, and effectively carrying out its mandate of performing police functions. It is the civilian national police force of the Philippines.
Members of the PNP, like all government employees, are salaried and receive government benefits. Let us now learn more about their salaries and other benefits based on their rank.
The PNP is one of three tri-bureaus within the Department of the Interior’s Local Government (DILG) whose salaries were increased in January 2018 as a result of Joint Resolution No. 1 series of 2018. Other tri-bureaus include the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) and the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP).
It refers to the fixed monthly salary received by uniformed PNP officers and employees. It is mandated by Joint Resolution No. 1 signed by President Duterte to adopt the fourth tranche of the modified salary schedule, which includes “uniformed personnel under the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG),” which includes the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM), which is in charge of the administration and control of the Philippine National Police (PNP).
As a result of the implementation of the fourth tranche of the modified salary schedule, the following is the base pay for all uniformed personnel of the Philippine National Police:
|Police General (PGEN)||₱149,785|
|Police Lieutenant General (PLTGEN)||₱125,574|
|Police Major General (PMGEN)||₱102,896|
|Police Brigadier General (PBGEN)||₱91,058|
|Police Colonel (PCOL)||₱80,583|
|Police Lieutenant Colonel (PLTCOL)||₱71,313|
|Police Major (PMAJ)||₱62,555|
|Police Captain (PCPT)||₱56,582|
|Police Lieutenant (PLT)||₱49,528|
|Police Executive Master Sergeant (PEMS)||₱38,366|
|Police Chief Master Sergeant (PCMS)||₱34,761|
|Police Senior Master Sergeant (PSMS)||₱34,079|
|Police Master Sergeant (PMSg)||₱33,411|
|Police Staff Sergeant (PSSg)||₱32,114|
|Police Corporal (PCpl)||₱30,867|
|Patrolman / Patrolwoman (Pat)||₱29,668|
For every five (5) years of service in the department, uniformed personnel is entitled to a longevity pay of ten percent (10 percent) of their basic monthly salaries. This period shall be calculated from the date of the personnel’s original appointment in the AFP or appointment in the police, fire, or jail or other allied services to the date of the department’s integration with the PC and the INP, provided that the total number of years of service in the department does not exceed ten percent (10 percent) of their basic monthly salaries (Ref: Section 71, Chapter VII, Republic Act 6975).
|RANK||BASE PAY (2018)||BASE PAY (2019)||LONG PAY||LONG PAY (2018)||LONG PAY (2019)|
|Police Lieutenant General||₱108,164||₱125,574||5||₱54,082||₱62,787|
|Police Major General||₱86,228||₱102,896||5||₱43,114||₱51,448|
|Police Brigadier General||₱76,989||₱91,058||5||₱38,495||₱45,529|
|Police Lieutenant Colonel||₱61,375||₱71,313||4||₱28,484||₱33,096|
|Police Executive Master Sergeant||₱35,456||₱38,366||5||₱17,728||₱19,183|
|Police Chief Master Sergeant||₱34,761||₱34,761||4||₱16,133||₱16,133|
|Police Senior Master Sergeant||₱34,079||₱34,079||4||₱15,816||₱15,816|
|Police Master Sergeant||₱33,411||₱33,411||3||₱11,059||₱11,059|
|Police Staff Sergeant||₱32,114||₱32,114||2||₱6,744||₱6,744|
|Patrolman / Patrolwoman||₱29,668||₱29,668|
Apart from the basic salary, all uniformed members of the PNP are entitled to the following benefits on a regular basis. Refer to Section 71 of RA 6975 for more information:
Officers and non-officers who are not provided with living quarters, housing PNP units, or living quarters where their families can be accommodated under the auspices of the PNP are eligible to receive this stipend from the government. Individuals who acquire housing units/living quarters automatically relinquish their entitlement to this allowance in favor of the PNP Housing Board.
|Monthly Quarter Allowance Rate|
|Police General (PGEN)||₱1,500|
|Police Lieutenant General (PLTGEN)||₱1,300|
|Police Major General (PMGEN)||₱1,200|
|Police Brigadier General (PBGEN)||₱1,050|
|Police Colonel (PCOL)||₱900|
|Police Lieutenant Colonel (PLTCOL)||₱800|
|Police Major (PMAJ)||₱700|
|Police Captain (PCPT)||₱650|
|Police Lieutenant (PLT)||₱600|
|Police Executive Master Sergeant (PEMS)||₱500|
|Police Chief Master Sergeant (PCMS)||₱500|
|Police Senior Master Sergeant (PSMS)||₱500|
|Police Master Sergeant (PMSg)||₱450|
|Police Staff Sergeant (PSSg)||₱450|
|Police Corporal (PCpl)||₱400|
|Patrolman / Patrolwoman (Pat)||₱400|
PNP members are expected to wear uniforms on a daily basis, and this stipend is provided to cover the costs of maintaining the uniforms. This is charged at a rate of ₱200.00 per month for both officers and non-officers, regardless of rank.
Regular Subsistence Allowance
In the Philippines, all uniformed members of the PNP are provided with a stipend to assist them in defraying the cost of their daily regular meals. The stipend amounts to ₱150.00 per day or ₱4,500 per month for each member.
It is a basic occupational hazard pay allowance that has been granted because the law enforcement profession is a hazardous one. Hazard Pay for all uniformed personnel is now fixed at 540.00 per month for all uniformed personnel.
PNP uniformed personnel whose regular public appearances, frequent attendance at ceremonies, and assignment to units/activities necessitate the wearing of a presentable uniform at all times are entitled to a laundry allowance at the rates set out in the table below.
- Officers make ₱60.00 per month (payable on a monthly basis)
- The monthly allowance for a non-officer is ₱30.00. (payable on a monthly basis)]
Personnel Economic Relief Allowance (PERA)
Every uniformed member of the Philippine National Police (PNP) below the rank of Police Major, including PNPA cadets, receives a monthly allowance of ₱500.00.
In addition to the Php500.00, an additional incentive of ₱1,500.00 will be provided as a result of the rising cost of living in the Philippines. The current PERA rate is two thousand pesos per month (₱2,000.00) in the Philippines.
When someone receives the Medal of Valor, they are presented with gratuity pay. The awardee will receive a monthly gratuity of ₱20,000 in addition to his or her salary.
Collateral Pay and Allowances
The following are additional benefits received by uniformed personnel of the PNP in addition to the regular allowances.
Hospital Subsistence Allowance
A supplement to the PNP uniformed personnel’s normal subsistence allowance, reflecting the free daily meals provided to them while confined in PNP hospitals and/or dispensaries, which amounts to a daily sum of ₱30.00, is provided to them as compensation.
Civil Disturbance Control (CDC) Subsistence Allowance
In addition to the PNP uniformed personnel’s daily subsistence allowance, this allowance of ₱30.00 per day is given in order to support the meal requirements of PNP uniformed personnel who are engaged in any Civil Disturbance Control operations.
Training Subsistence Allowance
Additionally to the normal subsistence allowance, it is provided to PNP uniformed personnel who are undergoing local training in the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), PNP Training College, OJT, or schooling in a local educational institution where they are learning and gaining experience for professional or career advancement. It is also known as a training emolument.
During the duration of the course, the school will charge each student/trainee a fee of ₱30.00 per day multiplied by the number of days the course will last.
Combat Duty Pay
A fixed monthly allowance of ₱3,000.00 is provided to uniformed personnel of the Philippine National Police (PNP) who are engaged in actual police operations.
Combat Incentive Pay
According to Section 3 of Executive Order No. 03, signed in 2016, it is a ₱300.00 per day allowance for uniformed personnel of the Philippine National Police who participate directly in actual combat against members of various insurgent, terrorist, and lawless elements, subject to the following conditions:
- – The operation must be in support of a specific combat mission that has been duly authorized by a Mission Order (Letter Order). The personnel involved in combat must be in the published task organization of the PNP Mission Order;
- Individuals shall not receive more than three thousand pesos (₱3,000.00) in additional combat incentive pay per month in total for each individual.
- In addition to the combat duty pay of ₱3,000.00 for qualified uniformed personnel of the PNP, combat incentive pay shall be paid in addition to and above the combat duty pay.
Hazardous Duty Pay
It is a stipend given to uniformed personnel of the Philippine National Police for exposure to specific occupational hazards or elements, or for performing hazardous jobs that pose a high risk of losing one’s life, limbs, or a likely deterioration in one’s health. It is equal to fifty percent (50 percent) of the base pay authorized by rank.
Radiation Hazard Pay
It is a form of incentive pay for PNP skilled personnel whose nature of work exposes them to the dangers of excessive exposure to radioactive elements. The payment of said additional allowance must not exceed fifteen percent (15%) of the base authorized by rank.
A member (licensed) of the Medical, Veterinary, Dental, and Legal professions who have joined the PNP will receive an incentive payment in the form of a cash bonus. The incentive is paid at a rate of ₱200.00 per month, which is incorporated into the employee’s monthly pay check.
Deserving non-officer personnel of the PNP who are not assigned in critical areas (in order to qualify for combat pay) and who have demonstrated efficiency and effectiveness through their skills, aptitude training, experiences, and knowledge of specific police duties and specialties is eligible for this payment.
All PNP pilots and aircraft crews whose duties necessitate regular and frequent aerial flights are eligible for this allowance as long as they meet the flying time requirements of four (4) hours of aerial flight per month. The flying pay rate is set at fifty percent (50%) of their authorized base pay.
Sea Duty Pay
It is given to all Philippine National Police (PNP) personnel who will be assigned in PNP units that will be activated for law enforcement duties in our inland waters (lakes and river systems) as well as coastal and territorial waters. At the end of each month or at the end of each quarter, the PNP Maritime Command pays its personnel at a rate of twenty-fifth percent (25 percent) of their base pay, which is distributed monthly.
Capital Region Command (CAPCOM) Incentive Pay
It is a stipend based on the distinct nature of CAPCOM’s mission and functions in relation to its geographical region, Metro Manila. All PNP uniformed personnel assigned to CAPCOM, regardless of whether they are assigned to one of the five (5) Police District Commands, are covered by this. A monthly allowance of ₱75.00 or a regular allowance of ₱2.50 per day.
Special Clothing Allowance
In the Philippines, it is a stipend given to uniformed PNP personnel who make regular public appearances or attend ceremonies, and who are assigned to units or activities that require them to maintain a professional appearance at all times. The amounts to be earned are as follows: for PCO, ₱300; for PNCO, ₱150.
Starting with the date of issuance of the first special clothing allowance, an additional sum is charged for maintenance: for PCO, it is ₱80, and ₱40 for PNCO.
Cold Weather Clothing Allowance
It is an additional allowance given to all uniformed personnel assigned in cold climates where cold weather clothing is recommended, if not required, for their protection. This allowance enables PNP personnel to purchase the cold-weather clothing that is required by law. All PNP personnel who have been assigned to specific areas within the following geographic regions:
|ALL AREAS IN CORDILLERA REGION|
|Region I||Paredes Air Station, Ilocos Norte|
|Region II||Batanes Province|
|Region III||Angat Relay Station, Angat, Bulacan|
|LS Naulo Pt., Zambales|
|Region IV-A||Tanay, Rizal|
|Region V||Parañal Air Station, Jose Panganiban, Camarines Norte|
|Daraitan, Camarines Sur|
|Catanduanes Island Province|
|Region VI||Mt. Kanlaon|
|Region VII||Mt. Luay, Cebu|
|Agusan del Sur|
|Region XI||Davao del Sur|
|Davao del Norte|
|Region XII||Esperanza, Sultan Kudarat|
|ARMM||Lanao del Sur|
The initial payment of ₱1,000.00 is made to all PNP personnel assigned in the aforementioned areas for the first year, followed by an annual maintenance fund of ₱300.00 for the following years.
Winter Clothing Allowance
It is a stipend given to all uniformed personnel of the Philippine National Police who will be undergoing foreign schooling or training in order to cover the costs of acquiring the necessary winter clothing while abroad (Ref: NAPOLCOM Resolution No. 91-18):
- Star-Ranked Officers — $300
- Other PNP uniformed personnel- $250
Initial Clothing Allowance
It is a monetary allowance of ₱20,000.00 given to all new PNP recruits who join the PNP for the first time, regardless of whether they are PCOs or PNCOs.
Replacement Clothing Allowance
It is an allowance that is paid every three years of continuous service after that and is calculated from the year in which the individual joined the uniformed service. The following adjustments will be made to RCA rates:
All PNP personnel assigned to Loran Station and Border Crossing Station, as well as other units/stations/sites/ that are isolated and inaccessible by normal air, water, or land transportation, and who are covered by official orders, are eligible for this allowance. (Refer to Fiscal Directive Nr 2016-05): The PNP is required to waive HDP, RHP, and other collateral allowances.
- ₱300.00 per month for an officer.
- Non-Officer — ₱150.00 per month
Financial assistance to the bereaved family of a uniformed member of the PNP in the event of his death, regardless of the circumstances surrounding his death.
|Police Brigadier General to Police General||₱3,000|
|Police Major to Police Colonel||₱2,500|
|Police Lieutenant to Police Captain||₱2,000|
Other Financial Benefits
The following are additional benefits received by uniformed personnel of the PNP in addition to the regular and collateral allowances.
In order to be eligible, PNP uniformed personnel must have served for at least one (1) year in the PNP as of the date of the milestone year (15th anniversary and every five (5) years thereafter), and they must not have been convicted of any offense in connection with their work during the five-year period between milestone years. a sum not exceeding ₱3,000.00 shall be received as payment
Mid-Year (13th Month) Bonus
It is equivalent to one (1) month’s basic salary as of May 15, and shall be granted to those who have rendered at least four (4) months of satisfactory service and are still in service as of the same date, and shall be given not earlier than May 15 of each year.
Year-End (14th Month) Bonus
It is equivalent to one (1) month’s basic salary, and a cash gift at the prescribed rates will be given in November of each year.
Enhanced Performance-Based Bonus
It is equivalent to one (1) month to two (2) months’ basic salary and will be phased in over two (2) years beginning in the fiscal year 2017. The enhanced PBB will be granted using a progressive rate system. The amount of PBB increases in proportion to the position and responsibility for improving agency performance.
Productivity Enhancement Incentive
It shall be distributed no earlier than December 15 of each year to all qualified government employees at a cost of Five Thousand Pesos (₱5,000) per employee with the goal of increasing the productivity of government employees.
It will be provided to uniformed personnel of the PNP as an interim measure until the base pay schedule has been modified and rationalized in accordance with Executive Order No 201, series of 2016.
Rate of Officers Allowance in Four Tranches
|Police Lieutenant General||₱7,000||₱13,000||₱21,000||₱30,000|
|Police Major General||₱5,000||₱10,500||₱15,000||₱20,000|
|Police Brigadier General||₱4,000||₱9,000||₱12,500||₱17,000|
|Police Lieutenant Colonel||₱2,000||₱6,000||₱8,500||₱13,000|
It is a monthly allowance given to PNP Uniformed Personnel to be implemented in four (4) tranches as provided under Executive Order No 201, series of 2016.
Rate of Monthly Provisional Allowance Per Year
|Police Lieutenant General||₱12,922||₱31,221||₱51,873||₱76,825|
|Police Major General||₱10,679||₱24,795||₱40,935||₱60,222|
|Police Brigadier General||₱9,708||₱21,189||₱34,760||₱50,799|
|Police Lieutenant Colonel||₱7,061||₱15,228||₱24,671||₱35,584|
|Police Executive Master Sergeant||₱2,651||₱5,547||₱8,711||₱12,165|
|Police Chief Master Sergeant||₱2,081||₱4,331||₱6,760||₱9,384|
|Police Senior Master Sergeant||₱1,688||₱3,500||₱5,442||₱7,525|
|Police Master Sergeant||₱1,429||₱2,954||₱4,584||₱6,325|
|Police Staff Sergeant||₱992||₱2,043||₱3,157||₱4,339|
It is a cash-based interim allowance that will be equivalent to twenty (20) kilos of rice or a total of Six Hundred Fifty Pesos (₱650.00) per month, whichever is greater.
Being a police officer is not only a noble profession, but it is also a financially rewarding one. Aside from the compensation and benefits described above, you will perform regular government duties for the benefit of the general public. Your job tenure will be guaranteed as a government employee, and you will have access to free advanced training and seminars.
What are you waiting for? Join the PNP today and embark on a rewarding and exciting career in the Police Force!