LIST: Top 10 highest paying jobs according to labor dept

Pia Gutierrez, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 12 2017 03:16 PM

MANILA - Pilots, flight engineers and geologists are the highest paid workers in the Philippines, according to a government survey.

The 10 highest paying jobs in the country with their corresponding average monthly salary, according to the Labor Market Trends Report, are as follows:

1. Pilots, navigators and flight engineers (P156,823) 
2. Geologists working in construction (P101,471)
3. Graphic designers (P99,658)
4. Art directors (P76,612)
5. Industrial machinery mechanics and fitters (P76,550)
6. Geologists in mining (P71,849)
7. Statisticians (P56,759)
8. Crushing, grinding and chemical-mixing machinery operators (49,646)
9. Communications service supervisors (P48,270)
10. Production supervisors and general foremen (P47,521)

The salary for those in aviation could go as high as P275,000 to P280,000 for an aircraft captain. A senior captaincan earn P350,000 and above per month. 

Industries that are key job generators include:

- Agribusiness, mining
- Manufacturing
- Power and utilities, construction
- Information Technology
- Health and wellness 
- Hotel, restaurant and tourism
- Wholesale and retail trade 
- Banking and finance
- Transport and logistics
- Real estate
- Education