IT specialists still highest paid employees in PH—report
Information Technology (IT) specialists continued to be the highest paid employees in the country according to the latest salary report of Jobstreet.com Philippines.
Citing the results of the company’s National Salary Report, Jobstreet.com Philippines country manager Philip Gioca said the IT industry offered the best compensation across all position levels over the last three years, indicating the rising demand for IT-related services in the country.
For junior executives, the average monthly salary of an IT specialist stood at P38,149; P63,485 for supervisors; and P86,550 for managers and assistant managers.
Gioca disclosed in a briefing Wednesday that for junior executives (one to four years of experience), the second highest paying job was those related to law and legal services, followed by actuarial and statistics, customer services and training and development. Rounding off the top 10 highest paying jobs under this category include public relations and communications, banking/financial services, arts/creatives, finance-related, marketing and business development.
For supervisors, law and legal services jobs offered the second highest compensation, followed by quality control and assurance, finance-related, and customer service-related jobs.
For managers, corporate strategy offered the second highest compensation followed by actuarial science and statistics, quality control, and customer service-related.
On the average, salaries across the top jobs in demand in the country rose by 7 percent in 2015 compared to the previous year, on the back of a robust local economy. Such growth, according to Gioca, was the highest salary increase recorded over the past three years.
“This (salary increase) is reflective of what the economy is presenting us. The number of jobs grew because the economy (performed) much better that we can now afford to give more jobs,” Gioca further said. RAM
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