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Top 5 Highest Paying Jobs in the Philippines 2021

Top 5 Highest Paying Jobs in the Philippines 2021

No job is perfect. There are several factors to take into consideration in choosing a career path. But we can't deny the fact that a well-compensated job outweighs all the disadvantages of some jobs. Aside from how much your paycheck says, your work environment, interests, and passion play a huge role in helping you achieve success in your hustle. If this is close to your work principles, then this article might be your cup of tea. 

To guide young professionals in making an informed work-and-career-related decisions, here is a list of the 5 highest-paying jobs in the Philippines.



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Professional pilots navigate and fly helicopters, airplanes, and other kinds of aircraft. An airline pilot specifically works for a company wherein they transport cargo and people on a fixed schedule. On the other hand, commercial pilots are associated with companies whose services offer aerial photography, rescue operations, and charter flights. 

Our airplanes now are operated by what they call the cockpit crew. This consists of a captain and his co-pilot. They both share responsibilities like monitor instruments, communicate with the air traffic controllers, and navigate the plane. Modern aircraft no longer need a flight engineer on board since they have automated this role, unlike the older plans. 

In the Philippines, the average salary of a pilot is around 2,365,574. This is considered the highest-paying job in our country.



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An actuary works in businesses wherein they analyze the financial consequences of the risk taken. They use statistics, financial theory, and mathematics to research undetermined future events, most especially concerning pension and insurance programs. This profession enables you to work for the government, consulting firms, insurance companies, or any institutions that need to manage financial risk. 

What makes this job exciting is that you get to participate in high-level decision-making and solve real problems in every industry. It allows you to engage in a less stressful work environment while being paid similar to lawyers and doctors. 

An actuary in the Philippines makes 364,503 on average. 



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A financial broker is acting as a go-between seller and buyer. They arrange transactions for the two parties. Ensuring that lenders and entrepreneurs come up with an agreement depending on the different lending products that they offer. Once both parties agree on the terms, the financial broker gets a percentage of the agreed total amount, and any returning fees after the contract are signed. These terms are usually written on the agreement for legal purposes.

Most of the time, commercial financial brokers only get a few deals from business owners who have been their clients for a long period. 

The average salary for this kind of job in the Philippines is 300,000.



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Civil engineering is the oldest engineering discipline out of the other kinds. Their work deals with construction, maintenance of infrastructure systems and projects, and design. They do a lot more than designing bridges and buildings. During the construction phase, they serve as construction managers, too. Wherein they plan and oversee the whole process. To ensure that everything is done accordingly. 

The exciting part of this profession is after all the process, you get to see the results of your work. From completely hollow property turned into a magnificent structure, whether this is a high-rise building, a subway station, bridge, or a hydroelectric dam. 

A civil engineer in the Philippines makes 256,815 on average.



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A computer programmer's job is to design, research, develop, and test computer components and systems. This job is also known as software They develop ways to enable the computers to work faster and more capable. In general terms, this job works on innovating the ability of computers to think and see.  

Pursuing this career helps enhance your creative horizon and come up with solutions to the problems you don't know exists. 

A computer programmer in the Philippines makes 200,219 on average. The figures reflecting on your paycheck aren’t as bad as you think considering that this profession is considered as a good-paying job already. 



As you can see the abovementioned professional careers are only the tip of the iceberg. There are still many top in-demand jobs in the Philippines even during the Pandemic whether you are a fresh graduate or experienced. 

If the future may seem blurry and uncertain, it's time to roll up that sleeves of yours. And, start writing your own path towards success! Don't let a single setback discourage you to move forward. Good luck!