Oil, Civil Engineers, Hotel Managers Among Top Paying OFW Jobs

Just in case you’re asking ‘what are the highest paying OFW jobs out there,’ Jobstreet has answers.

In its Salary Report for Overseas Jobs, Jobstreet reveals that oil and gas engineers emerge as the top-paying OFW careers abroad, earning an average of P186,000 monthly.

A supervisory level in the same industry has mean monthly wage of P88,000 while an entry-level junior executive position gets paid a mean of P59,000 per month.


According to Jobstreet.com’s marketing director Yolanda Buyco, salaries of jobs posted on Jobstreet.com came from employers and average wage is computed.

JobStreet.com said OFWs working as doctors earn as much as P124,000 in the supervisor level while those junior physicians with 1 to 4 years’ experience receive a basic salary of P73,000 a month.

A summary of top earning OFW jobs according to managerial, supervisory and entry-level positions.

1. Oil & Gas Engineers- P186,913/month
(Site managers, engineer managers, projects managers etc.)

2. Civil/Construction/Structural engineers – P181,841/month
(Structural engineers, design managers, urban planning managers etc.)

3. Hotel Management/Tourism Services – P175,573
(Hotel general managers, housekeeping managers, assistant guest managers etc.)

4. General Engineers- P169,667/month
(Project managers, technical managers, senior safety managers etc.)

5. Electrical Engineers – P167,617/month
(Electrical engineers/managers, power plant managers, team managers etc.)

6. Marketing and Business Development – P152,583/month
(Marketing managers, brand managers, outlet managers etc.)

7. Architecture/interior design – P149,912/month
(Project managers, senior scale model makers, design managers etc.)

8. Finance/Cost Accounting – P126,342/month
(Finance managers, finance and admin managers etc.)

9. Machine Repair & Maintenance – P121,845/month
(Facilities managers, maintenance managers, equipment section managers etc.)

10. Food & Beverage – P108,507/month
(Sous chef, restaurant kitchen mangers, assistant fast food managers etc.)


1. Doctor/Diagnosis – P124,699/month
(OB gyne, Endocrinologist, plastic surgeon etc.)

2. Banking & Finance Services – P113,048/month
(Finance consultant, branch supervisor, analyst etc.)

3. Oil & Gas Engineering – P88,868/month
(Safety supervisor, senior piping designer, senior drilling engineer etc.)

4. Finance/Cost Accounting – P87,662/month
(Senior accountant, management accounting supervisor, financial analyst etc.)

5. Education – P87,301/month
(Senior librarian, professor (respiratory therapy, medical ultrasonography technology etc.)

6. Electronics & Communications Engineer – P82,119/month) (Electronics and communications engineer, transmission engineer etc.)

7. General Engineer – P81,505/month
(Senior product engineer, factory engineer, planning engineer etc.)

8. IT/Software – P80,672/month
(Senior VB net developer, IT systems analyst, lead software engineer etc.)

9. Database/Network Administrator – P78,920/month
(Training project coordinator, Oracle database field application etc.)

10. Chemical Engineering – P78,459/month
(Lab chemist, plant supervisor, lab supervisor etc.)


1. Doctor – P73,403/month
(General practitioners, optometrists, veterinarian etc.)

2. Aviation – P69,435/month
(Tutors in aviation, logistics, aircraft mechanic, airport representative etc.)

3. Banking & Finance – P63,063/month
(General accountant, assistant controller, cost asset officer etc.)

4. Oil & Gas Engineer – P59,305/month
(Design engineer, shaker man, derrick man etc.)

5. IT Software – P56,655/month
(Business system analyst, software engineer, IT programmer etc.)

6. Education – P53,450/month
(Instructor in IT, swimming; English tutor etc.)

7. Quantity Surveying – P50,022/month
(HVAC quantity surveyor, cost estimator, statistician etc.)

8. Database/Network Administrator – P48,479/month
(Network installer, IT document controller, IT staff etc.)

9. Human Resources – P46,183/month
(Compensation and benefits specialist, recruitment officer, payroll analyst etc.)

10. Nurse/Medical Assistant – P46,049
(X-ray technician, nurse, nursing aide etc.)