MANILA, Philippines – Looking for a job or specialization that pays well? The latest report of an online job search site listed the top 10 highest-paying ones that might suit you.
According to the Annual Salary Report 2015 of Jobstreet.com Philippines, employees who specialize in IT-software and in IT-network or database administration receive the highest average monthly salaries, placing consistently in the top two across 3 position levels.
Jobstreet.com Philippines released the report to "help candidates and employees gauge if they are getting paid competitively, while advising them of which jobs are generous in terms of compensation."
Among junior executives, or those with one to 4 years of work experience, practitioners of law or legal services, actuarial science, and electronics and communications engineering join the IT specialists in the top 5 best-paid employees.
The same specializations comprise the 5 highest-paid in the supervisory level (for employees with 5 or more years of work experience), with the exception of actuarial science. Customer service supervisors placed 5th in the list.
Meanwhile, those specializing in IT software, IT network/database administration, customer service, technical and helpdesk support, and architecture and interior design make up the top 5 highest-paid professionals at the managerial level.
The report was based on actual salaries offered by employers in their job postings on jobstreet.com.ph from October 1 to December 31, 2014.
The salaries exclude other forms of compensation, like leave credits, medical benefits, insurance, and incentives.
Jobstreet.com Philippines also shifted its approach to listing down the top-paying specializations in this year's report, from ranking the top-paying industries last year.
"After all," it said, "the first thing Filipinos consider when looking for a job is the fit between the available opportunity to their field of study, skills, and interests." – Rappler.com
Michael Bueza is a researcher and data curator under Rappler's Research Team. He works on data about elections, governance, and the budget. He also follows the Philippine pro wrestling scene and the WWE. Michael is also part of the Laffler Talk podcast trio.