Explore the updated DEPED teacher salary grades, recognizing the tireless dedication of educators in shaping the Filipinos’ future.


The salary grade table outlines the positions and corresponding minimum salaries for public teachers in the Philippines, ranging from Teacher I to Teacher VII.

PositionSalary GradeMinimum Salary Equivalents
Teacher I1127,000
Teacher II1229,165
Teacher III1331,320
Teacher IV1433,843
Teacher V1536,619
Teacher VI1639,672
Teacher VII1743,030

Each position is assigned a specific salary grade, reflecting its level of responsibility, with minimum monthly salaries ranging from ₱27,000 for Teacher I to ₱43,030 for Teacher VII.

Master Teachers

This table outlines the progression of Master Teachers’ positions in the Philippines, indicating their respective salary grades and minimum salary equivalents:

PositionSalary GradeMinimum Salary Equivalents
Master Teacher I1846,725
Master Teacher II1951,357
Master Teacher III2057,347
Master Teacher IV2163,997

As the position advances from Master Teacher I to Master Teacher IV, both the salary grade and minimum monthly salary increase from ₱46,725 , reflecting greater responsibilities and expertise within the teaching hierarchy.

Special Education (SpEd) Teachers

Special education teachers play a vital role in the education system by providing specialized instruction and support to students with disabilities.

PositionSalary GradeMinimum Salary Equivalents
Special Education Teacher I1331,320
Special Education Teacher II1433,843
Special Education Teacher III1536,619
Special Education Teacher IV1639,672
Special Education Teacher V1743,030

This table helps to establish clear salary guidelines for special education teachers at different levels, providing transparency and consistency in compensation practices.

Special Science Teachers

The role of a Special Science Teacher is to provide high-quality science instruction while addressing the unique needs and challenges of students with disabilities or special learning requirements.

PositionSalary GradeMinimum Salary Equivalents
Special Science Teacher I1331,320
Special Science Teacher II1639,672
Special Science Teacher III1951,357
Special Science Teacher IV2271,511
Special Science Teacher V2490,078

Special Science teachers play a crucial role in promoting equity, inclusion, and academic success in science education.

Head Teachers

Head Teachers lead schools, manage operations, improve teaching quality, support student well-being, and engage with the community.

PositionSalary GradeMinimum Salary Equivalents
Head Teacher I1433,843
Head Teacher II1536,619
Head Teacher III1639,672
Head Teacher IV1743,030
Head Teacher V1846,725
Head Teacher VI1951,357

Head Teachers’ guidance is crucial for creating a positive learning environment that helps students grow academically, socially, and emotionally.

Elementary School Principals

Elementary School Principals lead, manage, and support all parts of elementary education.

PositionSalary GradeMinimum Salary Equivalents
Elementary School Principal I1951,357
Elementary School Principal II2057,347
Elementary School Principal III2163,997
Elementary School Principal IV2271,511

Elementary School principals play a crucial for creating a positive learning environment that helps students succeed and grow academically and personally.

Other Positions

In addition to teachers, schools rely on a variety of other positions, both teaching and non-teaching, to ensure smooth operation and support student learning.

PositionsSalary Grade
Education Program Specialist I12
Education Program Specialist II16
Education Research Assistant I9
Education Research Assistant II10
Education Supervisor I21
Education Supervisor II22
Education Supervisor III22
Health Education and Promotion Adviser22
Health Education and Promotion Officer I10
Health Education and Promotion Officer II14
Health Education and Promotion Officer III18
Health Education and Promotion Officer IV22
Health Education and Promotion Officer V24
Science Education Specialist I16
Science Education Associate II14
Science Education Specialist III20
Science Education Specialist IV22
Science Education Specialist V24
Teacher Credential Evaluator I13
Teacher Credential Evaluator II15
Teacher Credential Evaluator III18
Teachers Camp Superintendent24
Teaching Aids Specialist11

These positions play crucial roles in maintaining a positive and effective educational environment.

Benefits & Compensations

Here are the various compensation and benefits that public teachers in the Philippines are entitled to as part of their employment:

A. Yearly Benefits

Clothing/Uniform AllowanceP6,000
Mid-year Bonus1-month basic salary
Year-end Bonus1-month basic salary
Cash giftP5,000
Productivity Enhancement Incentive (PEI)P5,000/year
Anniversary BonusP3,000 (NOTE: given only during a milestone year which is every 5 years)
Performance-Based Bonus –Ranges from 50-65% of the basic monthly salary depending on school performance
Proportional Vacation Pay (PVP)70 days PVP during summer and Christmas break for those who have rendered full services during the school year
Cash/Chalk AllowanceBefore- P3,500/year/teacher
Nov. 9, 2020, Under Senate Bill 1092, will increase as follows:
SY-2021-2022- Php 5,000
SY 2022-2023- Php 5,000
SY 2023-2024- Php 7,500
SY 2024-2025- Php 10,000

Other Benefits & Incentives

  • One step increment for every three (3) years of continuous satisfactory performance
  • One of the two-step increments due to meritorious performance using the Results-based Performance Management System (RPMS)
  • Loyalty Cash Incentive depending on the number of years in service (starting on the 10th year amounting to P10,000 and P5,000 after every 5 years)
  • Special Hardship Allowance to teachers assigned in hardship posts (cannot be reached by regular means of transportation through hiking or Banca/motorcycle rides), mobile teachers, and multigrade teachers (15-25% of basic salary). Update: May 25, 2021, Special Hardship Allowance increase to 25% of the monthly basic salary of the personnel
  • Honoraria for teaching overload subject to funds availability
  • Leave privileges (Maternity, paternity, study leave)
  • Additional incentive/allowances from LGU (selected divisions)
  • Vacation service credits (maximum of 15 days per year)
  • For mobile teachers, P2,000 per month for transportation allowance (Program Support Fund)
  • For mobile teachers and DALCs, P5,000 per year for instructional materials
  • In-service training (Program Support Fund)
  • GSIS Benefits: Retirement and Life Insurance Premiums (RLIP)
  • PhilHealth Benefits: Hospitalization, Annual Physical Exam
  • Employee Compensation Program (ECP) Benefits


The DepEd Teacher Salary Grade system establishes fair compensation and opportunities for career growth based on factors like education and experience.

This system acknowledges teachers’ dedication and contributions, ensuring a thriving education system in the Philippines.

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