Many people choose to become teachers because they want to make a difference in the lives of young people. Teaching is a noble profession that comes with many rewards. But what about the monetary compensation? In this blog post, we will take a look at the starting salary of teachers in the Philippines.
The starting salary of a teacher in the Philippines is approximately PHP 18,000 (USD 360). This is just the base salary and does not include allowances and benefits. With allowances and benefits, the total monthly compensation of a starting teacher can reach PHP 30,000 (USD 600).
The salaries of teachers in the Philippines are relatively low when compared to other countries. For example, in South Korea, teachers start at a salary of around KRW 2.1 million (USD 1,800). In the United States, teachers’ salaries start at around USD 3,500 per month. In comparison, teachers in the Philippines earn much less.
However, it is important to note that the cost of living in the Philippines is also much lower than in other countries. For example, a meal in a restaurant in the Philippines costs around PHP 200 (USD 4), while in South Korea, a meal costs around KRW 10,000 (USD 8.50). In the United States, a meal costs around USD 15. Therefore, while teachers’ salaries in the Philippines are low when compared to other countries, they are still able to live relatively comfortable lives on their salaries.
Teachers play an important role in society by shaping the minds of young people. While teaching is a noble profession, it does not come with high monetary rewards. The starting salary of a teacher in the Philippines is approximately PHP 18,000 (USD 360). With allowances and benefits included, the total monthly compensation of a starting teacher can reach PHP 30,000 (USD 600). While this is low when compared to other countries such as South Korea and the United States, it is still enough to live comfortably on in the Philippines thanks to the low cost of living.