MANILA, PHILIPPINES — Salary grades are a common method used by organizations to classify and establish the compensation structure for different job positions within the company.

The specific details and implementation of salary grades can vary between organizations, but there are some general aspects to consider:

  • Hierarchical Structure
  • Job Evaluation
  • Salary Range
  • Internal Equity
  • Market Factors

Additionally, the system is based on the principle of equal pay for equal work, and it ensures that employees are compensated based on their qualifications, responsibilities, and performance.

In the Philippines, government employee compensation is determined through a classification system called Salary Grade. This system was established by former President Benigno Aquino III through Executive Order No. 201 on February 19, 2016.

In 2019, President Rodrigo Duterte signed the Salary Standardization Law of 2019 (SSL 5), which increased the salary schedules of government workers in four tranches every January from 2020 until 2023.

Salary Grade 2023 is the salary scale that will be implemented in 2023 for government employees in the Philippines. Congress recently approved this salary grade as part of the Salary Standardization Law of 2019.

The Salary Standardization Law of 2019 aims to increase the salaries of government employees in the country, especially those in the lower ranks. It also aims to attract and retain qualified and competent individuals in the government workforce.

For more information, here’s the salary range of Philippine workers this 2023:

SG 1    Php 13,000 – Php 13, 780

SG 2    Php 13,819 – Php 14,578

SG 3    Php 14,678 – Php 15,486

SG 4    Php 15,586 – Php 16,443

SG 5    Php 16,543 – Php 17,453

SG 6    Php 17,553 – Php 18,520

SG 7    Php 18,620 – Php 19,644

SG 8    Php 19,744 – Php 21,029

SG 9    Php 21,129 – Php 22,396

SG 10  Php 23,176 – Php 24,567

SG 11  Php 27,000 – Php 29,075

SG 12  Php 29,165 – Php 31,230

SG 13  Php 31,320 – Php 33,591

SG 14  Php 33,843 – Php 36,341

SG 15  Php 36,619 – Php 39,367

SG 16  Php 39,672 – Php 42,694

SG 17  Php 43,030 – Php 46,355

SG 18  Php 46,725 – Php 50,382

SG 19  Php 51,357 – Php 56,790

SG 20  Php 57,347 – Php 63,485

SG 21  Php 63,997 – Php 70,933

SG 22  Php 71,511 – Php 79,349

Another important thing to note is that salary grades are not limited to government employees. Private companies can also use the same salary grade system to determine their employees’ salaries.

This system ensures fairness and equality in terms of compensation across various industries.

SG 23  Php 80,003 – Php 89,281

SG 24  Php 90,078 – Php 100,888

SG 25  Php 102,690 – Php 115,012

SG 26  Php 116,040 – Php 129,964

SG 27  Php 131,124 – Php 146,859

SG 28  Php 148,171 – Php 165,951

SG 29  Php 167,432 – Php 187,525

SG 30  Php 189,199 – Php 211,902

SG 31  Php 278,434 – Php 318,806

SG 32  Php 331,954 – Php 381,748

SG 33  Php 419,144

The salary grades cover all levels of government employees, from the lowest-ranked clerks to the highest-ranked officials. It also includes uniformed personnel, such as members of the Philippine National Police (PNP), the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), and the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP).

The implementation of the Salary Grade system guarantees that government workers are remunerated according to their credentials and proficiency.