Salary Grades in 2024: What to Expect

Are you a job seeker or employer in the Philippines? Understanding the country’s salary grade system is crucial for negotiating fair compensation packages and planning your budget. In this blog post, we’ll break down the latest developments in the Philippine salary grade system and how it impacts you in 2024.

What are Salary Grades?

In the Philippines, government positions are classified into Salary Grades (SG). Each salary grade corresponds to a specific pay range. These grades are designed to ensure that government employees receive equitable pay based on their job responsibilities, qualifications, and experience.

The Salary Standardization Law (SSL)

The Salary Standardization Law (SSL) dictates the salary grades and pay scales for government employees. The most recent iteration of the SSL was implemented in 2020, with salary adjustments occurring in four tranches over several years. The final tranche of increases is planned for 2023, which will set the stage for salary grades in 2024.

Salary Grades in 2024: What to Expect

While there may be minor adjustments in the coming years, by 2024 the salary grade structure established through the recent SSL will be fully implemented. This means:

  • Stability: You can expect a stabilized pay scale with fewer changes after the full SSL rollout.
  • Transparency: Access to information about the salary ranges for your desired job titles will be easier thanks to the standardization.

How to Find the Salary Grade for a Position

The best place to find accurate and updated salary grade information is the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) website. They provide official tables and documents outlining the salary grades as per the SSL. Here’s how to find the relevant data:

  1. Visit the DBM website (
  2. Search for “Staffing Summary” (you might find it under the “Publications” section).
  3. Download the latest Staffing Summary document.
  4. Locate the table that lists salary grades and corresponding salary amounts.

Factors Beyond Salary Grades

Remember, your actual salary within a salary grade could vary based on:

  • Experience: More experience can lead to a higher starting point within the salary range.
  • Location: Some areas (particularly the National Capital Region) may have higher cost-of-living adjustments.
  • Additional Allowances: Government employees may be eligible for allowances or bonuses in addition to their base salary.