President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signed a new law on January 8, 2020, aimed at giving civilian government employees a pay raise. The 2020 salary grade is based on House Bill 5712 and Senate Bill 1219.
What is the salary grade in the Philippines?
The salary level (SG) is a number that determines the amount of monthly income that each government employee receives. There are a total of 33 levels, the highest paid of which is 33. The higher the number, the more complex and broader the range of responsibilities. For example, the position of President of the Philippines is in grade 33, while Vice President, Senate President
are in Class 32. Class 1 includes for example Utility Workers, Class 2 includes Waiters, and for example teaching positions range from Class 11 to Class 21.
5 main groups by salary level
1. Constitutional officials
These are those who occupy the highest positions in government and earn the highest salaries, belonging to levels 33-30
2. Professional supervision
These are civil servant supervisors in their departments. Their jobs require serious knowledge in their field and at least a bachelor’s degree. This includes grades 9-33.
3. Professional without supervision
These are government employees in positions that require in-depth knowledge in a particular field of art or science. These are usually graduates of a four-year course of study. This includes grades 8-30.
4. Subprofessional supervision
These are employees who supervise workers who do manual, clerical, or technical work. These are usually graduates of secondary or vocational education or two years of college. This includes grades 4-18. For example, Administrative Officer V , according to the Salary grade of DPWH employees, is 18th grade.
5. Subprofessional unsupervised
These are workers who do manual, repetitive, or routine work, without supervision. They are usually graduates of elementary or high school, vocational training or college students, This includes grades 1-10.
What is the salary step?
Each salary level consists of eight steps (except for the 33rd scale, which consists of two steps). The steps depend on the length of time in the position.
Step 1 is the minimum wage. Every 3 years of uninterrupted service, there is an increase and progression to the next step. Step 8 is the maximum rate within the salary range.
What is the Salary Standardization Law of 2019?
The Salary Standardization Law (SSL) 2019 provides annual pay raises for public employees from January 1, 2020, through 2023. The SSL 2020 is the fifth law that requires pay raises for government employees. The fourth tranche was in 2019.
Salary increases will average 5 percent in 2020 and 23.24 percent by 2023. This is the idea behind Salary standardization 2019.
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Salary Grade tables 2020
So the government is introducing a new salary scale reflecting monthly salary increases in four annual payments from 2020 to 2023. Check out the Salary grade 2020 table.
Salary increases apply to all civilian government employees in SSL 5 table
- Executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government;
- LGUs, including barangay personnel.
- All constitutional offices;
- Government-owned and Controlled Corporations (GOCCs) not subject to Republic Act 10149.2
Who is not covered by the pay increase in SSL v?
- Job Order Workers;
- Military and uniformed personnel;
- GOCCs under RA 10149;
- Any employees working without a contract between employer and employee.
To explore Salary Grade 2019 for government employees and compare salaries for each position, read our following articles. Also in new articles we will post the much sought-after Salary grade table for local government employees 2018.
Written by Iren from AllTheBestLoans | Modified date: February 18, 2021