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How Much Is The Salary Of The Teachers In The Philippines?

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Many say that teaching is the noblest profession and indeed it is. In the Philippines, teachers play an important role in the country’s development since they’re responsible for honing future citizens of the country. Teachers are among the highest paid government employees with salaries ranging from P16,000 ($400) to P28,000 ($700) and yet in today’s living this doesn’t mean much at all.

Teachers are highly regarded in Philippine society. They have to work from 07:30 in the morning to 17:00 in the afternoon with around an hour-and-a-half for lunch and 15 minutes for snacks in the morning. In addition, they have to teach in a crowded classroom with poor ventilation and insufficient facilities.

Many public school teachers have to handle around 40 to 60 pupils in a class. Sad to say, there are those who have to teach under the trees due to lack of classrooms. Worse, some of the rooms have leaks and get flooded during rainy days.

In addition to this, teachers in the Philippines have to take care of various responsibilities. Aside from being a surrogate parent to their pupils, they have to teach different subject areas. They have to write their daily lesson plan; do board works, record pupils’ achievement, and make visual aids. There are also those who are designated other roles aside from being a classroom teacher.

With the meager salary they’re earning, one can say that teachers aren’t really well compensated for their job. Thankfully, teachers in the Philippines particularly those in public school receive many benefits from the government. They’re covered by insurance, get to avail loans, and receive a reasonable pension when they retire. They also receive bonuses, cost of living allowance, as well as clothing and chalk allowance.

Teachers in the public schools are licensed but those who fail to et their license can still apply in private schools. However, salary is lower and they don’t get benefits like those received by public school teachers.

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