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Ginger, How Much Does A University Professor Make?

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Ginger, How Much Does A University Professor Make?

Postby Dragon » December 10th, 2012, 1:06 pm

Since you've mentioned in your previous posts that you teach classes at University, I bet you're the most qualified person to answer this. So in planning my future move to the PH, I've been thinking about income sources to make sure I don't live like a pauper. I already know that engineering doesn't pay well in the PH and many native Filipino engineers work overseas. What if I instead became an Engineering professor, particularly at one of the top 3 universities in the PH? I could continue my education in the states and obtain my PhD, then apply for a position there. Is this a viable option? I know nothing about the PH academic system and the job market for University professors over there. Will I even make enough to live comfortably? Could I qualify just with a Master's degree? I don't look forward to spending the 5~ years it's going to take to earn an Engineering PhD.

It sound extreme but it gives me something to do if I ever live there (I like teaching and hard subject academics) and could possibly provide a reasonable income for me.
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Re: Ginger, How Much Does A University Professor Make?

Postby Ginger » December 10th, 2012, 3:59 pm

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Postby Mr S » December 10th, 2012, 4:53 pm

Professors generally get paid shit for the most part. The two main private universities Ateneo and De Lasalle pay better than University of Philippines, generally people teach at UP for the prestige, not the amount of money they make. Plus I hear they don't get paid on time either. I know a full time UP professor makes less than 20,000 pesos a month. Maybe the others make around 30,000 or so. Professors mainly deal with the low pay because they know they can get a pension when they retire, so they put up with the meager salaries.

Anyways, you generally can't work as a foreigner in the Philippines unless the company or school can't find an equivalent Filipino to do the job.

What I do skirts these rules a bit and I work with retired or part-time professors so I know whats up.
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Postby Ginger » December 10th, 2012, 5:10 pm

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Postby Dragon » December 10th, 2012, 10:49 pm

Thanks a lot guys. I'm looking for many different venues to earn decent income. Maybe I should of went to med school instead of engineering lol.

@Ginger: I suppose it would be the income level that constitutes middle or upper-milddle class in the PH. I don't know what that amount is, but from what I've read from other posts, $1500-2000 (61395-81860 Pesos) per month supposedly enables you to live rather comfortably in PH. Although more is always better :P
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Postby mguy » December 10th, 2012, 11:08 pm

Dragon,

If you have 10k USD you can invest in a franchise with enough natural made barrier of entry. Like food stalls or crafts.

I have friends who own those stalls in the malls and they make good money enough to sustain upper middle class lifestyle.
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Postby ladislav » December 10th, 2012, 11:18 pm

Why do you need to work as a professor there if you can just teach ESL online? PM me and I will tell you how you can do it. I was making the money you have mentioned $1500-2000 just teaching online.
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Postby Jacaré » January 2nd, 2013, 2:35 am

mguy,
Can you tell me/us more about those franchises for 10K you referred to on that post? That picked my curiosity...

thanks!

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If you have 10k USD you can invest in a franchise with enough natural made barrier of entry. Like food stalls or crafts.

I have friends who own those stalls in the malls and they make good money enough to sustain upper middle class lifestyle.
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