IT, engineering specialists highest paid in Negros, WV

INFORMATION Technology (IT) and engineering specialists top the list of the highest paid professionals in Negros Island Region (NIR) as well as in Western Visayas, according to The 2017 Bacolod Job Trends and Salary Report.

For supervisors, or employees with five to 10 years of work experience, those with IT-related jobs receive the highest salary amounting to P43,350 per month.

It was followed by customer service at P38,889, healthcare at P37,379, marketing and business development at P33,611 and banking and financial services at P28,306.

For the managerial level, engineering-related jobs topped the five highest paid professions earning P66,341 every month.

Those into banking and financial services earn P51,875, followed by costumer service-related at P49,750, IT-related at P48,567, and sales-related at P39,860.

The report, which is part of the trends and salary data presented by hirer marketing manager Eileen Camarillo-Go last Friday, is encouraging to students taking the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (Stem) track as their future looks bright with potentials of highly-paid jobs, Philippines said.

Banking and financial services posted the highest monthly salary of P35,775 for junior executives, or employees with work experience of not more than five years.

It was followed by healthcare-related with P33,337, training and development with P26,944, education with P24,273 and hospitality-related, P23,138, the Philippines report further showed.

The report also indicated that the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry is the leading provider of white-collar jobs in Bacolod City, and the region as well.

Figures showed that the BPO sector employs 40 percent of the total workers among the Top 10 industries in Bacolod.

Lawyer Jocelle Batapa-Sigue, executive director of the Bacolod-Negros Occidental Federation for Information and Communication Technology, Sunday, April 30 said the latest data should inspire industry stakeholders to continue developing strategies to create more ICT and ICT-enabled jobs and opportunities in the province.

Batapa-Sigue said Bacolod City has attained the status of being a center of excellence for business process management in 2013 because of the synergy between the public and private sectors.

“We must continue this synergy to create more BPO jobs and scale up to other ICT segments such as software development, healthcare information management outsourcing, and creative processes,” she added.
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