Civil Engineer Average Salary Philippines
Before taking up a civil engineering course, every student is looking for how much they would make after passing the board exam and applying for a job.
In this article, we have gathered data from different reliable sources. After that, we have interpreted those data into the simplest form so you can grasp the idea behind the data.
Before we continue, let us first explain who Civil Engineers are, and what jobs they perform.
Who are Civil Engineers?
Civil Engineers have the ability to engineer and design, airports, hi-rise buildings, tunnels and roads. Civil engineering is also one of the most profitable engineering sectors today. You can also check the best engineering fields to get into article to choose which path to take on.
Civil Engineers Average Salary in the Philippines
According to Payscale, entry-level civil engineers in the US with 2 years of experience, have an average annual base salary of $52,000 or ₱2,322,000. A civil engineer’s average salary is around $4,000 or ₱180,000.00 on a monthly basis
In the Philippines, Payscale states that an entry-level civil engineer with 2 years of experience has an annual base salary of ₱192,000 or $4,200 USD. On a monthly basis, the average salary is ₱16,000 or $355.
Moving forward to a civil engineer with experience of 3 – 5 years. An intermediate level has an annual base salary of $84,000 or ₱3,780,000 in the US. Let’s chop it down on a monthly basis. They will be compensating around $7,000 or ₱315,000 per month.
If you are a civil engineer in the Philippines with 3 – 5 years of experience, then this will be your salary. A civil engineer’s average salary in a year is ₱ 384,000 or $8,500. Then your monthly average salary will be ₱32,000 or $711.
A senior-level civil engineer has a huge amount of salary. According to statistics, a senior-level civil engineer with more than 7 years of experience in the US has an annual base salary of $135,000 or ₱6,075,000. Converting it to a Philippine peso, a civil engineer residing in the US will have a monthly salary of $11,250 or ₱506,000.
In the Philippines, a senior-level civil engineer with more than 7 years of experience has an annual base salary of ₱720,000 or $16,000. The civil engineer’s monthly average income is ₱60,000 or $1,300.
Skills for Civil Engineers
If you are an entry-level civil engineer, then you need to learn more about the following skills. Having these skills gives you the edge to get a higher salary.
In the US, the most popular skills are knowledge about AutoDesk AutoCAD, Microsoft Excel, and Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D. In the Philippines, companies look for civil engineers with a good rating in Project Management and skills in Microsoft programs such as Word and Excel.
AutoCAD is a computer-aided design (CAD) software that architects, engineers, and construction professionals rely on to create precise 2D and 3D drawings. On the other hand, Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D is a civil infrastructure design and documentation software.
Microsoft office programs are usually used for communication letters and basic estimation of a project.
Project management skills are basically gathered through experience and proper education. When we say proper education, you should be able to attend seminars about project management or finishing a master’s degree in project management.
Top Construction Companies in the Philippines
- Makati Development Corporation
- MDC has been in the industry for 45 years with 400 projects nationwide
- Megawide Construction Corporation
- It’s been into airport infrastructure and engineering, and solar power projects for 23 years
- DM Consunji Inc (DMCI)
- DMCI grabs the oldest company, having 65 years in this kind of industry. Their popular projects are CCP and PICC
- DDT Construct
- It was founded in 1998, and the first to invest in a fully automated precast plant.
- This company is founded by 3 professionals, including 2 civil engineers, and 1 architect. Their projects commonly focused on residential, housing, offices, hotels, and resorts.
The entry-level average monthly salary of a civil engineer in the Philippines is ₱18,500. The intermediate-level average monthly salary of a civil engineer in the Philippines is ₱30,000. Finally, the senior level average monthly salary of a civil engineer in the Philippines is ₱50,000.
There will be a big difference between these average salaries when it comes to your other qualifications such as education. An entry-level civil with a master’s degree could have a 10%-23% salary in addition to the base salary mentioned above.