Software Engineer Average Monthly Salary in the Philippines 2021

Software engineer salary philippines 2021

Software engineer salary Philippines 2021

One of the in-demand engineering professions today is Software Engineer. However, many are confused about how to become one. Basically, a software engineer degree can be obtained thru a Computer Science course, or a Computer engineering course. You can learn more here.

To date, we have noticed that software engineers have the highest entry-level salary in the Philippines compared to other engineering courses.

To prove our claim, please continue reading this article. But before we continue, let us first identify, or explain who Software Engineers are, and what do they do.


Who are Software Engineers?

Software engineers have extensive knowledge of programming languages, software development, and computer operating systems, and they apply engineering principles to software creation.

As stated, they have the knowledge of different programming languages, that can be implemented to develop or create software and/or applications. Furthermore,

When working with a client, a software engineer will typically analyze the client’s needs, then design, test, and develop the computer software in order to meet those needs. They are experts in computing systems, software structure, and recognizing the limitations of the existing hardware.

On the other hand, software engineering is the branch of computer science and engineering that includes the development ad building of computer systems software and applications software.

Software engineers have highly sought after. Developers that live in high demand areas often receive many inquiries a month from recruiters and head hunters. A software engineer applies mathematical analysis and the principles of computer science in order to design and develop computer software.

Software Engineer Salary in the Philippines this 2021

Software engineer salary Philippines 2021
These figures come from SalaryExpert, Payscale, and Salary.

In the Philippines, entry-level Software Engineers have a base salary of ₱25,000 – ₱35,000, or $555 – $777. Entry-level software engineers have 0-3 years of professional experience.

On the other hand, software engineers with less than 3 years of experience, employed in the US have a base salary of $4,600 to $6,400, or ₱207,000 to ₱288,000.

On our observation, they have a higher base salary compared to other engineering professions.

Let’s take a look at intermediate-level software engineers in the Philippines. Intermediate-level has less than 5 years of professional experience. According to our data, they have a base salary of ₱50,000 to ₱60,000. It is equal to $1,000 to $1,300.

In the US, software engineers with less than 5 years of professional experience can have a base salary of $8,000 – $10,000, or ₱360,000 – ₱450,000.

For the senior-level positions, software engineers in the Philippines can have a base salary of about ₱63,000 to ₱80,000 or $1,400 to $1,755.00. Senior-level positions have more than 5 year sof professional experience. Most commonly they are positioned in the managerial position.

For software engineers in the US, they can have a base salary of $10,500 – $13,000, or ₱472,500 to ₱585,000. These figures are for software engineers that have more than 5 years of professoional experience.

Final Thoughts

As per data, the average monthly salary of a software engineer varies from ₱25,000 – ₱35,000. An intermediate-level for software engineers can range from ₱50,000 – ₱60,000. While senior-level software engineers can have at least ₱63,000 – ₱80,000.

This can grow up to 14% each level depending on various qualifications such as educational background.

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