The Department of Education (DepEd) reiterated that the processing of the second tranche of salary increase for its employees is ongoing.
DepEd, in a statement issued Tuesday, May 11, said that it is already processing the second tranche of the salary increase for its teaching and non-teaching personnel.
This, it added, is in line with the Salary Standardization Law (SSL) signed by President Duterte in 2019.
During the EdukAksyon Virtual Visit and Press Conference in Region IX on April 20, Undersecretary for Finance Annalyn Sevilla also gave updates on the salary increase for the employees of DepEd.
“Taon-taon po ay natatanggap natin ang salary increase. Ang tawag po natin dito ay Salary Standardization Law. Nagsimula po ito sa administration ng ating Pangulo, tinuloy-tuloy po nila ito, kasama ang mga teachers (Every year we receive salary increase. We call this the Salary Standardization Law. It started with the administration of our President, they continued it, along with the teachers), Sevilla said.
Sevilla, on the other hand, clarified that the salary increase is not exclusive to DepEd. “It’s not just for teachers but all of us in the government will have that salary increase. It is already in our budget proposal. It is already in our projections at lahat po ito ay ating pinaghahandaan (and we are preparing for this),” she explained.
DepEd noted that in 2020, the salary of a Master Teacher I (Salary Grade or SG-18) increased by 3.75 percent amounting to P1,522 – from P40,637 to P42,159. By the fourth tranche of the SSL V in 2023, the salary for Master Teacher I will be P46,725.
Meanwhile, the Master Teacher III and Master Teacher IV positions were created in 2010 and 2012, respectively.
From P39,768 under SG 20 in 2016, the basic monthly salary of a Master Teacher III increased to P54,251 in 2021. A Master Teacher IV under SG 21 now receives P60,901 from P43,439 in 2016.