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The Philippines

Browse our hiring guide to learn more about the talent landscape, local labor laws and hiring best practices in The Philippines.

Quick Facts






Time UTC +8



Peso (PHP)


FIlipino, English





Talent Landscape

The Philippines continues to be a top-tier destination for global business outsourcing because of the its high-volume, cost-effective transactions, and high fluency in the English language. Filipino tech talent are likely to join organizations that show high process efficiencies, continuous talent improvement/development, and an empowered, accountability-driven culture.

Tech roles in demand

Full Stack Developer

Sales Development Representative

Account Manager

Business Development Executive

Product Marketing Executive

Median Salary (USD)

The Philippines has the lowest median salary as compared to the rest of the Southeast Asian countries. It's also one of the most favored when it comes to remote talent because of their high proficiency in the English language.

Popular jobs and median monthly base salary

The Philippines has become the favored location for Australian, UK, and US companies seeking skilled remote talent. There is also high demand from tech companies in Singapore, Japan, and Germany.

Job Title

Median Monthly Base Salary (in PHP)

Median Monthly Base Salary (in USD)

Full Stack Developer



Sales Development Representative



Account Manager



Business Development Executive



Product Marketing Executive



Job Title

Monthly Base Salary

Software Engineer

PHP 41,820

USD 750

UI/UX Designer

PHP 50,600

USD 907

Product Manager

PHP 48,890

USD 880

Data Scientist

PHP 56,200

USD 1,001

Business Development & Sales Executive

PHP 33,840

USD 610

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Working Culture

Filipino culture is one that embodies Asian values with a mix of Western culture. Having a country that historically deals with both the East and West, they are well adept in cross-cultural settings.

Titles and nicknames

Titles are the norm in the Philippines. No matter where you are, you’ll hear someone calling another person “Ate”, “Kuya”, “ma’am”, “sir”, etc. These titles apply in both casual and professional settings, so it’s normal for a subordinate to call a superior “Ma’am” or “Sir”.

Importance of pride

Being ‘hiya’ or ‘mahiyain’ is a Filipino value that puts great emphasis on how others see you. Needless to say, modesty and pride are a big deal in Filipino work culture. Staff value their reputation in the workplace and would prefer not to be embarrassed in a public setting.

Effective in bridging cultures

Filipinos have an affinity to Western culture, while maintaining their strong Asian identity. This familiarity with different cultures can be traced to the nation’s long history with both East and West. Filipinos interact with tourists and foreign professionals on a daily basis. They are also no strangers to outsourcing. Thus, most can communicate effectively in a cross-cultural setting.

Strong service orientation and hardworking

Exhibiting a rich and varied work culture, Filipinos have a reputation for being hardworking. Employees are disciplined, highly productive, and flourish best in an environment with high-quality internal structures and processes.

They are also renowned for their amazing work ethic and are eager to demonstrate their productivity. Additionally, the concept of ‘kapwa’ (fellowship or togetherness) is deeply ingrained in the core values of the Filipino people. In the collectivistic nature of Philippine society, 'kapwa' refers to the shared identity between groups of people as they bond together despite their differences in wealth and social status.

Employment Terms

In the Philippines, it is acceptable to have verbal employment agreements – but it’s best to have terms written down in both English and Filipino. Unless otherwise stated in the employment contract, employment relationships are considered permanent (though fixed-term contracts are still possible). These contracts outline key terms including job scope and requirements, code of conduct, as well as company policies.

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) enforces employment laws in the Philippines. Most of employment law is based on the Labor Code of the Philippines, while employment benefits and standards are derived from the Social Security Law, the National Health Insurance Act, the Sexual Harassment Law, and the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act.









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Hiring the right talent and building great teams in Southeast Asia and Taiwan can be quite a daunting task. You’ll need a deep understanding of the local talent pool, their skills, culture, and employment laws — among others.

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