Salary is one of the most important factors that will sway a job seeker’s mind when it comes to job hunting.
While it’s best not to ask your future employer about their offer during an interview, it’s important that you at least have a rough idea of the range they’re willing to pay. You should also understand how your offer differs to that of other industries. As well as to make sure that you are being compensated fairly.
With the latest report of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), we have consolidated the results to give you a clearer idea of how much each industry is paying for top talents.
The top jobs in the country are in the fields of aviation, mining, creative, insurance, architectural, engineering, and telecommunications industries.
1. Aircraft Pilot, Navigator and Flight Engineer
Average monthly salary: P156,823
Pilots fly airplanes or helicopters to transport passengers to different locations. Flight engineers are responsible for monitoring and making sure that airplanes are well-maintained and safe for departures, while the navigator guides the airline to its destination through the use of modern equipment.
2. Engineering geologist
Average monthly salary: P101,471
Engineering geologist is someone who is concerned with the detailed technical analysis of earth material and the risk assessment of geological hazards.
3. Graphic Designer
Average monthly salary: P99,658
Graphic designers create visual concepts to deliver ideas that inspire, inform or captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports. They also develop graphics for product illustrations, logos, and websites.
4. Art Director
Average monthly salary: P76,612
There are different kinds of Art Director depending on the industry: film, publishing and advertising. Usually, the Art Director is the head of the art department. He works closely with the production designer, creative director or copywriter to create the overall design of the project.
5. Industrial machinery mechanics and fitters
Average monthly salary: P76,550
They are the ones who maintain and repair factory equipment and other industrial machinery, such as conveying systems, production machinery, and packaging equipment. They analyze test results, machine error messages sand information obtained from operators in order to diagnose equipment problems.
Average monthly salary: P71,849
A geologist is responsible for determining the location, and assessing the quality and quantity of mineral deposits with the use of high-tech computer applications. A geologist also surveys sites, collects samples, records, and analyzes data through fieldwork. He prepares reports, maps, and research papers, as well as plans program of exploration of sites of different natural resources such as oil, water, and gas.
Average monthly salary: P56,759
Statisticians analyze and interpret collected data, draw conclusions and present their findings. They use statistical methods to help solve problems in business, engineering, healthcare and other fields. Statisticians provide insights, recommendations, and advice on policy and strategy to internal or external clients.
8. Crushing, grinding, and chemical-mixing machinery operators
Average monthly salary: P49,646
Considering that blue-collar jobs are usually associated with low incomes, this comes as a surprise. But if employed at the right company with the right employers, then the job could provide the worker more than enough of what is expected.
The main responsibilities of the job are to set up, operate, crush, grind, and polish various materials such as coal, rock, salt, clay, and shale for further processing.
9. Communications service supervisors
Average monthly salary: P48,270
They are in-charge with creating, implementing, and overseeing communication programs that effectively describe and promote an organization and its products.
10. Production supervisors
Average monthly salary: P47,521
Production supervisors provide daily instructions to the team, coordinate production control. They oversee production activities in a specific unit of an establishment, including the management of the performance of workers.
Average monthly salary: P37,034
This is one of the most in demand jobs in and out of the country. Computer programmers and systems analyst and designer fall under this field.
Computer programmers develop and write programs or software packages depending on the needs of the company/client. They also work with computer operators and systems analysts in resolving system or application problems.
Systems analysts and designers work on new software and system in designing solutions for business problems in order to improve the worth of a business undertaking. They analyze requirements, design computer programs, and recommend or implement improvements in support of users and the functioning of businesses using a variety of programming languages, operating systems, and computer hardware platforms.
12. Law and Legal Services
Average monthly salary: P 29,430
They oversee the activities of the organization’s legal department. They also provide legal advice, interpretation, and guidance to senior management and officers regarding contracts, state/federal regulatory requirements, intellectual property or trademark protection, and other business matters. They review all information and prepares defense for any legal actions against the organization or advises on prosecuting lawsuits on behalf of the organization.
Source: Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)