How to Calculate Monthly Income of a Government Employee: An Ultimate Guide to Salary Grade Table

Last Updated on 09/14/2020 by FilipiKnow

Wondering how government compensation work? In this guide, you’ll learn about the salary grade table and how it determines the amount of salary a government employee receives every month.

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At a Glance: Salary Grade Table 2020.

Salary Grade
Minimum Monthly Salary (in Php)
1
11,551
2
12,276
3
13,019
4
13,807
5
14,641
6
15,524
7
16,458
8
17,505
9
18,784
10
20,219
11
22,316
12
24,495
13
26,754
14
29,277
15
32,053
16
35,106
17
38,464
18
42,159
19
46,791
20
52,703
21
59,353
22
66,867
23
75,359
24
85,074
25
96,985
26
109,593
27
123,839
28
139,939
29
158,131
30
178,688
31
262,965
32
313,512
33
395,858
 

What is the salary grade?

A salary grade (SG) is a number that defines the amount of monthly payment/income that a government employee receives. Salary grades in the Philippine government run from 1 to 33, with 33 receiving the highest pay.

Each government position is assigned a salary grade based on its difficulty level and range of responsibilities. The higher the number, the more difficult and wider the scope of responsibilities are. Thus, those with a higher salary grade receive higher pay than others.

 

What is the salary step?

Each salary grade consists of eight steps (except for SG 33 with only two steps) that correspond to the basic salary of an employee based on how long he/she has served in a particular position.

Regardless of salary grade, all newly hired government employees start at Step 1, which is the MINIMUM pay rate. After every three years of continuous satisfactory service in their current positions, employees move forward to the next salary step that indicates their increased salary.

For every salary increase, a Notice of Step Increment is issued to the concerned employees.

This goes on until they reach Step 8, which is the final and maximum rate within a salary grade.

This means government employees get a raise every three years (as long as they perform well at work) without moving out of their salary grade.

 

Salary grades of different government positions.

1. Constitutional officials/Executive category.

These elected or appointed officials hold the highest positions in the government and are thus assigned the highest salary grades.

As the country’s highest-ranking government official, the President of the Republic of the Philippines has the highest salary grade of 33.

Here are the salary grades of top government officials in the Philippines:

Position
Salary Grade
President
33
*Vice President
*Senate President
*Speaker of the House of Representatives
*Supreme Court Chief Justice
32
*Senator
*Congressman
*Supreme Court Associate Justice
*Constitutional Commission Chairman
*Executive Secretary
*Department Secretary
*Other positions of equivalent rank
31
*Constitutional Commission Commissioner
*Department Undersecretary
*Solicitor-General
*Other positions of equivalent rank
30

2. Professional supervisory.

Government employees with a management role in their respective organizations are assigned salary grades 9 to 33. Their jobs require extensive technical knowledge in their field and having a bachelor’s degree or higher.

Examples of positions in the professional supervisory category are Senior Vice President, Director II, Elementary School Principal I, and Engineer IV.

3. Professional non-supervisory.

Positions that require the practice of a specific profession or thorough knowledge in the arts or sciences are assigned salary grades 8 to 30. Government employees with such positions are graduates of a four-year course.

Examples of positions in the professional non-supervisory category are University Professor, Teacher I, Chemist I, Statistician I, Tourist Receptionist I, and Municipal Treasurer.

4. Sub-professional supervisory.

Employees who supervise workers performing manual, clerical, or technical jobs are assigned salary grades 4 to 18. Their positions require secondary education, vocational education, or completion of up to two years in college.

Examples of positions in the sub-professional supervisory category are Electrician Foreman, Chief Bookbinder, and Bookbinder IV.

5. Sub-professional non-supervisory.

Workers who perform manual, repetitive, or routine work and are elementary/high school/vocational graduates or college undergraduates are assigned salary grades 1 to 10.

Examples of positions in the sub-professional non-supervisory category are Staff Aide, Draftsman I, Administrative Aide III, and Dental Aide.

 

The Salary Standardization Law of 2019.

What is the Salary Standardization Law of 2019?

The Salary Standardization Law (SSL) of 20191 grants yearly salary increase and additional benefits to government employees in the Philippines from January 1, 2020 until 2023. It includes the basic pay per salary grade and step, allowances, benefits, and performance-based incentives.

Also called the Salary Standardization Law V, the SSL is the fifth law that imposes salary increases for government workers.

Through this law, salaries for all government employees are standardized across all agencies. By doing so, the government hopes to promote excellence, efficiency, and accountability among its employees.

Also, the standardized compensation system in the government eliminates the need for employees to make salary negotiations with HR or their superiors.

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Who is covered by the salary increase?

Pay hikes under the Salary Standardization Law apply to all civilian government workers with regular, contractual, or casual status—whether full-time or part-time—in the following offices:

  • Executive, legislative, and judicial branches;
  • Constitutional Commissions and other Constitutional Offices;
  • Government-owned and controlled corporations (GOCCs) not covered by Republic Act 101492;
  • LGUs, including barangay personnel, receiving monthly honoraria.
 

Who is exempted from the SSL?

Although they’re part of the Philippine government, these groups are NOT covered by the salary increases mandated by the Salary Standardization Law:

  • Military and uniformed personnel, including Police Officer I in the PNP, Private in the Department of National Defense, and equivalent ranks in the BFP, BJMP, Philippine Coast Guard, Philippine Public Safety College, and National Mapping and Resource Information Authority;
  • GOCCs under RA 10149 (They have their own Compensation and Position Classification System);
  • Job order workers;
  • Consultancy or any contract with no employer-employee relationship.
 

How much is the salary increase for government workers?

The increases in government salary under the Salary Standardization Law of 2019 averages at 5% in 2020. They range from Php 483 (for SG 1) to Php 7,762 (for SG 33).

But by 2023, after all the increases will have been applied, the pay hikes will average at 23.24%.

Mid-level government employees, or those with salary grades 11 to 13, get the highest raise of 24.1% in 2020 to 30.7% in 2023. These workers include entry-level public school teachers, nurses, statisticians, accountants, civil defense officers, and agriculturists.

For example, a Teacher I or Nurse I with salary grade 11 gets an increase of Php 1,562 in 2020 (from Php 20,754 in 2019 to Php 22,316 in 2020). In the next three years, the starting salary of employees in the same position will increase to Php 23,877 in 2021, Php 25,439 in 2022, and Php 27,000 in 2023.

Workers with salary grades 1 to 10 enjoy an increase of 17.5% in 2020 to 20.5% in 2023.

For example, a Utility Worker I with salary grade 1 gets a raise of Php 483 in 2020 (from Php 11,068 in 2019 to Php 11,551 in 2020). The pay of SG 1 workers will increase to Php 12,034 in 2021, Php 12,517 in 2022, and Php 13,000 in 2023.

Having the lowest raise of 8% are those within the highest salary grade range (SG 25 to 33), particularly in the executive-level positions.

 

Salary grade tables for government employees.

Under the Salary Standardization Law of 2019, the government implements a new salary schedule (also called the salary grade table) reflecting increased monthly salaries in four tranches or annual installments from 2020 to 2023.

Key information you need to know:

  • All the rates in the salary grade tables below are the monthly salaries for full-time regular and contractual employees of national government agencies.
  • For part-time workers, their salary is proportionate to the number of hours worked. A part-time employee who renders four hours of work daily receives half of the rate corresponding to his/her salary grade and step.
  • For casual workers under the “No Work, No Pay” policy, their daily wage is computed by dividing the corresponding monthly salary by 22 working days. For example, a new hire (Step 1) with Salary Grade 1 should receive Php 525.05 per day worked in 2020 (Php 11,551 ÷ 22 = Php 525.05).

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1. Salary grade 2020 table (Effective January 1, 2020).

Salary Grade
Step 1
Step 2
Step 3
Step 4
Step 5
Step 6
Step 7
Step 8
1
11,551
11,647
11,745
11,843
11,942
12,042
12,143
12,244
2
12,276
12,369
12,464
12,560
12,657
12,754
12,852
12,950
3
13,019
13,119
13,220
13,322
13,424
13,527
13,631
13,736
4
13,807
13,914
14,020
14,128
14,236
14,345
14,456
14,567
5
14,641
14,754
14,867
14,981
15,096
15,212
15,329
15,446
6
15,524
15,643
15,763
15,884
16,007
16,129
16,253
16,378
7
16,458
16,585
16,713
16,841
16,970
17,101
17,231
17,364
8
17,505
17,663
17,823
17,984
18,146
18,310
18,476
18,643
9
18,784
18,941
19,100
19,259
19,420
19,582
19,746
19,911
10
20,219
20,388
20,558
20,731
20,903
21,079
21,254
21,432
11
22,316
22,600
22,889
23,181
23,477
23,778
24,082
24,391
12
24,495
24,779
25,067
25,358
25,653
25,952
26,254
26,560
13
26,754
27,067
27,383
27,703
28,028
28,356
28,688
29,025
14
29,277
29,621
29,969
30,322
30,678
31,039
31,405
31,775
15
32,053
32,431
32,814
33,202
33,594
33,991
34,393
34,801
16
35,106
35,522
35,943
36,369
36,801
37,238
37,681
38,128
17
38,464
38,922
39,385
39,854
40,329
40,810
41,296
41,789
18
42,159
42,662
43,172
43,687
44,210
44,739
45,274
45,816
19
46,791
47,530
48,281
49,044
49,820
50,608
51,410
52,224
20
52,703
53,537
54,386
55,248
56,125
57,016
57,921
58,841
21
59,353
60,296
61,255
62,229
63,220
64,226
65,249
66,289
22
66,867
67,933
69,017
70,118
71,237
72,375
73,531
74,705
23
75,359
76,563
77,788
79,034
80,324
81,635
82,967
84,321
24
85,074
86,462
87,874
89,308
90,766
92,248
93,753
95,283
25
96,985
98,568
100,176
101,811
103,473
105,162
106,879
108,623
26
109,593
111,381
113,200
115,047
116,925
118,833
120,772
122,744
27
123,839
125,861
127,915
130,003
132,125
134,281
136,473
138,701
28
139,939
142,223
144,544
146,903
149,300
151,738
154,215
156,731
29
158,131
160,712
163,335
166,001
168,710
171,464
174,262
177,107
30
178,688
181,604
184,568
187,581
190,642
193,754
196,916
200,130
31
262,965
268,101
273,338
278,676
284,120
289,669
295,327
301,095
32
313,512
319,835
326,285
332,865
339,577
346,426
353,413
360,539
33
395,858
407,734

2. Salary grade 2021 table (Effective January 1, 2021).

Salary Grade
Step 1
Step 2
Step 3
Step 4
Step 5
Step 6
Step 7
Step 8
1
12,034
12,134
12,236
12,339
12,442
12,545
12,651
12,756
2
12,790
12,888
12,987
13,087
13,187
13,288
13,390
13,493
3
13,572
13,677
13,781
13,888
13,995
14,101
14,210
14,319
4
14,400
14,511
14,622
14,735
14,848
14,961
15,077
15,192
5
15,275
15,393
15,511
15,630
15,750
15,871
15,993
16,115
6
16,200
16,325
16,450
16,577
16,704
16,832
16,962
17,092
7
17,179
17,311
17,444
17,578
17,713
17,849
17,985
18,124
8
18,251
18,417
18,583
18,751
18,920
19,091
19,264
19,438
9
19,593
19,757
19,922
20,089
20,257
20,426
20,597
20,769
10
21,205
21,382
21,561
21,741
21,923
22,106
22,291
22,477
11
23,877
24,161
24,450
24,742
25,038
25,339
25,643
25,952
12
26,052
26,336
26,624
26,915
27,210
27,509
27,811
28,117
13
28,276
28,589
28,905
29,225
29,550
29,878
30,210
30,547
14
30,799
31,143
31,491
31,844
32,200
32,561
32,927
33,297
15
33,575
33,953
34,336
34,724
35,116
35,513
35,915
36,323
16
36,628
37,044
37,465
37,891
38,323
38,760
39,203
39,650
17
39,986
40,444
40,907
41,376
41,851
42,332
42,818
43,311
18
43,681
44,184
44,694
45,209
45,732
46,261
46,796
47,338
19
48,313
49,052
49,803
50,566
51,342
52,130
52,932
53,746
20
54,251
55,085
55,934
56,796
57,673
58,564
59,469
60,389
21
60,901
61,844
62,803
63,777
64,768
65,774
66,797
67,837
22
68,415
69,481
70,565
71,666
72,785
73,923
75,079
76,253
23
76,907
78,111
79,336
80,583
81,899
83,235
84,594
85,975
24
86,742
88,158
89,597
91,059
92,545
94,057
95,592
97,152
25
98,886
100,500
102,140
103,808
105,502
107,224
108,974
110,753
26
111,742
113,565
115,419
117,303
119,217
121,163
123,140
125,150
27
126,267
128,329
130,423
132,552
134,715
136,914
139,149
141,420
28
142,683
145,011
147,378
149,784
152,228
154,714
157,239
159,804
29
161,231
163,863
166,537
169,256
172,018
174,826
177,679
180,579
30
182,191
185,165
188,187
191,259
194,380
197,553
200,777
204,054
31
268,121
273,358
278,697
284,140
289,691
295,349
301,117
306,999
32
319,660
326,107
332,682
339,392
346,236
353,218
360,342
367,609
33
403,620
415,728

3. Salary grade 2022 table (Effective: January 1, 2022).

Salary Grade
Step 1
Step 2
Step 3
Step 4
Step 5
Step 6
Step 7
Step 8
1
12,517
12,621
12,728
12,834
12,941
13,049
13,159
13,268
2
13,305
13,406
13,509
13,613
13,718
13,823
13,929
14,035
3
14,125
14,234
14,343
14,454
14,565
14,676
14,790
14,903
4
14,993
15,109
15,224
15,341
15,459
15,577
15,698
15,818
5
15,909
16,032
16,155
16,279
16,404
16,530
16,657
16,784
6
16,877
17,007
17,137
17,269
17,402
17,535
17,670
17,806
7
17,899
18,037
18,176
18,315
18,455
18,598
18,740
18,884
8
18,998
19,170
19,343
19,518
19,694
19,872
20,052
20,233
9
20,402
20,572
20,745
20,918
21,093
21,269
21,447
21,626
10
22,190
22,376
22,563
22,752
22,942
23,134
23,327
23,522
11
25,439
25,723
26,012
26,304
26,600
26,901
27,205
27,514
12
27,608
27,892
28,180
28,471
28,766
29,065
29,367
29,673
13
29,798
30,111
30,427
30,747
31,072
31,400
31,732
32,069
14
32,321
32,665
33,018
33,366
33,722
34,083
34,449
34,819
15
35,097
35,475
35,858
36,246
36,638
37,035
37,437
37,845
16
38,150
38,566
38,987
39,413
39,845
40,282
40,725
41,172
17
41,508
41,966
42,429
42,898
43,373
43,854
44,340
44,833
18
45,203
45,706
46,216
46,731
47,254
47,783
48,318
48,860
19
49,835
50,574
51,325
52,088
52,864
53,652
54,454
55,268
20
55,799
56,633
57,482
58,344
59,221
60,112
61,017
61,937
21
62,449
63,392
64,351
65,325
66,316
67,322
68,345
69,385
22
69,963
71,029
72,113
73,214
74,333
75,471
76,627
77,801
23
78,455
79,659
80,884
82,133
83,474
84,836
86,220
87,628
24
88,410
89,853
91,320
92,810
94,325
95,865
97,430
99,020
25
100,788
102,433
104,105
105,804
107,531
109,286
111,070
112,883
26
113,891
115,749
117,639
119,558
121,510
123,493
125,508
127,557
27
128,696
130,797
132,931
135,101
137,306
139,547
141,825
144,140
28
145,427
147,800
150,213
152,664
155,155
157,689
160,262
162,877
29
164,332
167,015
169,740
172,511
175,326
178,188
181,096
184,052
30
185,695
188,726
191,806
194,937
198,118
201,352
204,638
207,978
31
273,278
278,615
284,057
289,605
295,262
301,028
306,908
312,902
32
325,807
332,378
339,080
345,918
352,894
360,011
367,272
374,678
33
411,382
423,723

4. Salary grade 2023 table (Effective January 1, 2023).

Salary Grade
Step 1
Step 2
Step 3
Step 4
Step 5
Step 6
Step 7
Step 8
1
13,000
13,109
13,219
13,329
13,441
13,553
13,666
13,780
2
13,819
13,925
14,032
14,140
14,248
14,357
14,468
14,578
3
14,678
14,792
14,905
15,020
15,136
15,251
15,369
15,486
4
15,586
15,706
15,827
15,948
16,071
16,193
16,318
16,443
5
16,543
16,671
16,799
16,928
17,057
17,189
17,321
17,453
6
17,553
17,688
17,824
17,962
18,100
18,238
18,379
18,520
7
18,620
18,763
18,907
19,053
19,198
19,346
19,494
19,644
8
19,744
19,923
20,104
20,285
20,468
20,653
20,840
21,029
9
21,211
21,388
21,567
21,747
21,929
22,112
22,297
22,483
10
23,176
23,370
23,565
23,762
23,961
24,161
24,363
24,567
11
27,000
27,284
27,573
27,865
28,161
28,462
28,766
29,075
12
29,165
29,449
29,737
30,028
30,323
30,622
30,924
31,230
13
31,320
31,633
31,949
32,269
32,594
32,922
33,254
33,591
14
33,843
34,187
34,535
34,888
35,244
35,605
35,971
36,341
15
36,619
36,997
37,380
37,768
38,160
38,557
38,959
39,367
16
39,672
40,088
40,509
40,935
41,367
41,804
42,247
42,694
17
43,030
43,488
43,951
44,420
44,895
45,376
45,862
46,355
18
46,725
47,228
47,738
48,253
48,776
49,305
49,840
50,382
19
51,357
52,096
52,847
53,610
54,386
55,174
55,976
56,790
20
57,347
58,181
59,030
59,892
60,769
61,660
62,565
63,485
21
63,997
64,940
65,899
66,873
67,864
68,870
69,893
70,933
22
71,511
72,577
73,661
74,762
75,881
77,019
78,175
79,349
23
80,003
81,207
82,432
83,683
85,049
86,437
87,847
89,281
24
90,078
91,548
93,043
94,562
96,105
97,674
99,268
100,888
25
102,690
104,366
106,069
107,800
109,560
111,348
113,166
115,012
26
116,040
117,933
119,858
121,814
123,803
125,823
127,876
129,964
27
131,124
133,264
135,440
137,650
139,897
142,180
144,501
146,859
28
148,171
150,589
153,047
155,545
158,083
160,664
163,286
165,951
29
167,432
170,166
172,943
175,766
178,634
181,550
184,513
187,525
30
189,199
192,286
195,425
198,615
201,856
205,151
208,499
211,902
31
278,434
283,872
289,416
295,069
300,833
306,708
312,699
318,806
32
331,954
338,649
345,478
352,445
359,553
366,804
374,202
381,748
33
419,144
431,718

5. Salary grade tables for LGUs (local government units).

Salaries of LGU workers differ from those in the national government. Computing how much an employee receives is based on the LGU’s income classification (i.e., 1st class, 2nd class, etc.).

LGU employees in special cities and first-class cities receive the same rates as their counterparts in national government agencies.

Those in second-class to sixth-class cities and first-class to sixth-class municipalities are paid a percentage of the salary grade table under the SSL.

a. Salary grade table for provinces and cities.

Income Classification
Percentage of Salary Schedule
Special Cities
100%
1st Class
100%
2nd Class
95%
3rd Class
90%
4th Class
85%
5th Class
80%
6th Class
75%

b. Salary grade table for municipalities.

Income Classification
Percentage of Salary Schedule
1st Class
90%
2nd Class
85%
3rd Class
80%
4th Class
75%
5th Class
70%
6th Class
65%

Based on the salary grade tables above, employees working for a wealthier LGU (such as a 1st class city) receive higher salaries than those in similar positions in a lower-class city or municipality. 

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References.

  1. Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines. Republic Act No. 11466 or the Salary Standardization Law (2019).
  2. Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines. Republic Act No. 10149 or the GOCC Governance Act (2011).

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3 thoughts on “How to Calculate Monthly Income of a Government Employee: An Ultimate Guide to Salary Grade Table

  1. If for example my friend is salary grade 23, part time , will his salary be affected by his hours of work per month or is there a fixed rate regardless of the minimum or maximum hrs of work done?

    1. He/She will render the amount of work and receive the salary and benefits written on the contract. So it’s most likely fixed.

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