Public School Teacher: Salary, Benefits, and Allowances

Do you want to know how much a public school teacher in the Philippines makes per month? We wouldn’t be where we are today without teachers. Our children look up to them as role models and guides. They should be treated with dignity and fairly compensated.

Teachers in the Philippines are beginning to earn more money. Public school teachers will earn 65–87 percent more in 2021–2023 than those in the private sector thanks to the Salary Standardization Law of 2019. The Salary Standardization Law of 2019 or RA 11466 signed by President Rodrigo Duterte aims to raise the salaries of government employees from 2020 to 2023. According to RA 11466, these increases will be implemented in four tranches, beginning in 2020 and lasting through 2023. The raises will be based on the position’s Salary Grade (SG) and Step.

Public  School Teacher Basic Salary

The following table details the salary increases for teachers in the Philippines from 2020 to 2023:

Position Salary
1st Tranche
2nd Tranche
3rd Tranche
4th Tranche
Teacher 1 11 20,754 22,316 23,877 25,439 27,000
Teacher 2 12 22,938 24,495 26,052 27,608 29,165
Teacher 3 13 25,232 26,754 28,276 29,798 31,320
Master Teacher 1 18 40,637 42,662 43,681 45,203 46,725
Master Teacher 2 19 45,269 47,530 48,313 49,835 51,357
Master Teacher 3 20 51,115 53,537 54,251 55,799 57,347
Master Teacher 4 21 57,805 60,296 60,901 62,449 63,997

Public  School Teacher Benefits and Allowances

In addition to their base salary, public school teachers are entitled to additional benefits and allowances. They are eligible for a uniform allowance, a mid-year and end-of-year bonus, a cash gift, a productivity enhancement incentive (PEI), an anniversary bonus, and a performance bonus. Additionally, they are entitled to sick days, paid time off, and other types of leave (maternity, paternity, study leave).

The following is a breakdown of the benefits available to Filipino teachers:

Mid-year bonus 1-month basic salary
Year-end bonus 1-month basic salary
Cash gift 5,000
Productivity Enhancement
Incentive (PEI)
Anniversary bonus 3,000 (NOTE: given only during a milestone year which is every 5 years)
Performance-Based Bonus Ranges between 50% and 65% of the monthly basic salary,
depending on performance.
Proportional Vacation Pay (PVP) PVP for 70 days during the summer and Christmas break for those who have provided
full service throughout the school year
Cash/Chalk Allowance Before- 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

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)

Social Security Benefits

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