Salary increase update! Monthly Salary for Teachers and Master Teachers Effective January 2023
The monthly salary for teachers should be the top priority of the government and DepEd. An increase in salary is the main request of teachers to be soon raised by the new administration. The last salary increase would end in January 2023, so the current administration would give teachers a lump sum raise so they could feel the difference.
In this R.A. No. 11466, the raise in the salary is gradual and imperceptible. Additionally, the raise is insufficient and would be integrated into the salary for four years (4th tranche). It has taken a while to wait. While they waited for their salaries to be fully increased, other teachers had already passed away. Some teachers also did not enjoy the benefits because the benefits were insufficient. Their monthly salary for teachers has no spirit because the net pay is so small.
All teachers’ wages should be increased on a monthly basis before the final tranche. This is the teachers’ request to our new administration to ease the crisis that is affecting all commodities. Since some teachers are the primary providers for their families, they must make the increase right now to help the teachers’ situations. The monthly salary for teachers is indispensable, so teachers need full support for them to concentrate on their teaching.
Under Republic Act No. 11466, or the “Salary Standardization Law of 2019,” all government personnel shall be provided with fair and equal compensation in accordance with the principle of equal pay for equal value.
Through this, the revised salary schedule for civilian personnel will be implemented in four (4) tranches. The fourth tranche of this increase will take effect in January 2023. Teacher I will start with a monthly salary of P27, 000, followed by Teacher II at P29, 165, Teacher III at P31, 320, and so on.
The salary of teachers according to R.A. 11466, Fourth Tranche of SSL V
- Teacher I- SG11- P27,000
- Teacher II- SG12- 29, 165
- Teacher III- SG13- 31, 320
- Master Teacher I- SG 18- 46, 725
- Master Teacher II- SG19- P51, 357
- Master Teacher III- SG20-P57, 347
- Master Teacher IV- SG21-P63, 997
In the preceding tranche, teachers thought that this gain would not be the final but rather the beginning of a rise in the belief that teachers’ opinions mattered. Despite the recent tranche, teachers still need a pay raise right away because the cost of living has climbed so much that they are already struggling. Therefore, a raise is necessary for teachers to survive. Since their top goal is getting enough food to survive the crisis, their earnings are insufficient to sustain their families and even their own personal requirements.
The monthly salary for teachers indicated above is lower than those of the police, military, firefighters, and nurses. The monthly salary for teachers is minimal, and their monthly wage barely covers food for a week. Where do they find the money to cover their needs for one month? They have no other source of income. Most of the teachers are dependent on their salaries and some expenses, like beautification for their classrooms and school supplies, are also shouldered by them.
As the crisis affects the teachers, the situation deteriorates. Apart from their poor incomes, teachers are forced to take out loans because they have no other way of supporting their families. Some teachers sell things online to support their families. Can the teachers concentrate on their teaching? Therefore, teachers ought to get higher monthly salaries to reflect their status as educators. Before the end of this year, teachers’ hope to receive an increase in their salaries. – Doki | Helpline PH