[COMPLETE] 2023 PH Public Teachers Salary & Benefits

Teachers' salary increase is scheduled in four tranches from 2020–2023. Check if the Philippine government is generous enough to teachers.

The average teacher in the Philippines is starting to get paid more which means more money. With the approval of the Salary Standardization Law of 2019 (Republic Act 11466), the national average salary of public school teachers will be higher than their private-sector counterparts by around 65 to 87%.

The salary increases, as per RA 11466, are scheduled in four tranches — from the year 2020 until the year 2023. The increase will be per Salary Grade (SG) and corresponds to the teacher’s rank and position.

While skeptics warned that the economic downturn caused by the pandemic could jeopardize the said increase, the Department of Education assured that there is enough funding for the wage hike for teachers.

Public teacher’s salary in the Philippines

The new monthly salary of public teachers in the Philippines starting in 2023 are shown in the following table:

Teacher RankSalary 2023Salary Grade
Teacher 127,00011
Teacher 229,16512
Teacher 331,32013
Master Teacher I46,72518
Master Teacher II51,35719
Master Teacher III57,34720
Master Teacher IV63,99721
2023 Salary Grade of Public Teachers in the Philippines.

Teacher 1 (Salary Grade 11)

Entry-level teachers, who hold the rank of Teacher 1, are now getting a monthly salary of P27,000 (SG 11). This is approximately 6% higher compared to the year 2022.

It’s important to take into consideration that this is an entry-level position and the teacher’s salary in the Philippines at this level is generally lower. But not a bad one.

Teacher 2 (Salary Grade 12)

Starting January 2023, the salary of Teacher 2 was increased to P29,165 (SG 12), which is approximately 5% higher compared to last year.

Teacher 3 (Salary Grade 13)

Starting January 2023, the salary of teachers holding the rank of Teacher 3 was raised to P31,320 (SG 13), which is approximately 5% higher than their salary in 2022.

Master Teacher I (Salary Grade 18)

Master Teachers in the Philippines are those teachers who have met certain qualifications and standards set by the Department of Education.

Starting January 2023, teachers who hold the rank of Master Teacher I will now enjoy a monthly pay of P46,725 (SG 18).

Master Teacher II (Salary Grade 19)

Starting in 2023, the salary of Master Teacher II teachers was increased to P51,357 (SG 19).

Master Teacher III (Salary Grade 20)

Starting in 2023, the salary of those who have the rank of Master Teacher III was increased to P57,347 (SG 20).

Master Teacher IV (Salary Grade 21)

The salary of teachers who hold the Master Teacher IV rank was increased to P63,997 (SG 21) in 2023.

PH Teachers benefits and bonuses

Teaching comes with many of the additional benefits of most careers. Teachers’ compensation in the Philippines is more than their salary. It is a valuable total package that includes, salary, extra pay, benefits, and pension.

Teachers are also entitled to a uniform allowance, mid-year, and year-end bonus, cash gift, productivity enhancement incentive (PEI), an anniversary bonus, and performance bonus.

They are also entitled to sick days, paid leave, and other leave privileges (maternity, paternity, and study leave).

And of course, there’s summer vacation. But teachers make sure their time off is spent productively, including continuing education, volunteer work, and much more. Here’s the breakdown of the benefits for teachers in the Philippines:

Public teachers’ allowances, and incentives

BenefitsAmount in Php
Clothing and uniform6,000
Mid-year bonus1-month basic salary
Year-end bonus1-month basic salary
Cash gift5,000
Productivity Enhancement Incentive (PEI)5,000
Anniversary bonus3,000
Performance bonus50–65% of the basic monthly salary
Proportional Vacation Pay (PVP)70 days PVP during summer and Christmas break for those who have rendered full services during the school year
Chalk allowance3,500
Teachers’ yearly bonuses and incentives

Social Security

  • GSIS
  • Retirement and Life Insurance Premiums
  • PhilHealth
  • Employees Compensation Program

Bonuses and other benefits

  • One step increment for every three (3) years of continuous satisfactory performance.
  • One or two (2) step increments due to admirable performance using the Results-based Performance Management System (RPMS).
  • Loyalty Cash Incentive which depends 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 multi-grade teachers (15–25% of basic salary).
  • Honoraria for teaching overload subject to funds availability.
  • Leave privileges (Maternity, paternity, study leave).
  • Additional incentives/allowances from LGU (selected divisions).
  • Vacation service credits (max of 15 days per year).
  • For mobile teachers, P2,000 per month for a transportation allowance.
  • For mobile teachers and DALCs, P5,000 per year for instructional materials
  • In-service training.

Final thoughts

Every decision around teachers’ compensation — and education expenditures as a whole — was focused on improving student achievement. Compensation investments too often are based on factors unrelated to student achievement. As a response, the Philippine government re-examined the compensation structures to better support and drive effective teaching.


  1. Department of Budget and Management. (2022). Budget Circular Volume I. Retrieved from https://www.dbm.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/Issuances/2022/Budget-Circular/VOLUME-I.pdf
  2. Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines. (2019). Republic Act No. 11466. Retrieved from https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2019/12dec/20200108-RA-11466-RRD.pdf

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