Filipino Virtual Assistants Salary Guide – 2019 Update

See Updated Salary Guide

It’s been a few years since we last release a salary guide and I have to agree, a lot has changed since then.

Compared to 2018, there’s been a slight increase in the starting salaries for Filipino virtual assistants. There are several reasons for this.

There’s  inflation and the rising cost of goods to consider. The Philippines peso experienced high inflation over the past year and the exchange rate experienced major fluctuations over the past year. What your VA can buy with P500 two years ago is a lot less than what it could but today.

There are more training opportunities now for virtual assistants than ever before. Training facilities and programs have been popping up all over the country. So newbies now have more skills than they did around 5 years ago. More virtual assistants are also choosing to specialize, allowing them to provide more customized services to business.

Virtual assistant salaries will vary according to the skills they have and their experience. The more technical your skill set is, the higher your pay will be.


(Part-time low end/Full-time high end)

Virtual Assistant $510 $200-$1190
Amazon Expert $370 $200-$840
Facebook Marketing $640 $200-$1760
Copywriter $830 $300-$2210
WordPress Developer $710 $300-$1670
Sales Representative $590 $240-$1350
Lead Generation $570 $240-$1260
Webmaster $570 $350-$1410
SEO Expert $600 $240-$1790
Marketing Specialist $720 $230-$1420
Infusionsoft Specialist $640 $280-$1670
PPC Expert $850 $350-$1850
Graphic Design $640 $250-$1540
Shopify Developer $550 $300-$1350
Ebay Listing $440 $190-$850
Ecommerce Expert $580 $250-$1490
Social Media Marketing $590 $210-$1570
Video Editor $650 $250-$1610
Customer Service $590 $270-$1320
Researcher $470 $190-$1230
PHP Developer $980 $350-$2060
Data Entry Specialist $450 $190-$1030
Google Adwords $1000 $370-$2320
Accountant $710 $260-$1740
Real Estate Virtual Assistant $730 $220-$2200
Web Developer $730 $300-$1720
Magento Developer $810 $350-$2020
IOS Developer $930 $400-$2060
Content Writer $620 $240-$1590
Project Manager $830 $290-$2000
Web Designer $650 $260-$1510
Photoshop Expert $590 $270-$900

(Conversion Rate Used: $1 = ₱50)

These numbers come directly from the database (around 1 million profiles) what salaries workers are asking for.

You can also check our comprehensive guide for more information on salaries.

Julia Sta RomanaAbout Julia Jasmine M. Sta Romana

Julia has been working for since 2012, first as a writer and now as its social media manager and content development specialist. She also founded the Davao Virtual Assistants Association, the biggest VA association in Davao City.

She’s a full-time wife and mom and volunteers her time as an internet rights advocate.

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  3. Josephine camiloza says

    Good day.

    New on this VA thing. After reading post on this I was amazed how they become successful. I have registered today and would like to request your assistance on how to proceed on applying online homebase work.”

    Thank you.

  4. Werner says

    I need and posted for someone to help me part-time for now to draft blog Articles between 1500 and 2000 words based on relevant global topics I provide. It will increase over time and I assume the rate will differ based on skills and complexity. I offered between $9-10 per article based on advice from other bloggers and it was indicated that this is above the norm. Some accept this and others say it is below the norm. Can you assist on a guideline since It is difficult to compare that with a monthly full time rate.
    Thanks a lot

  5. Eliza says

    Hello Ms. Julia If this is true then why is allowing a rate of $1 to $2 per hour to our Filipino virtual assistant. Will it be timely if they will regulate the minimal rate fee to at least $3 per hour ?

  6. Maria Eillen says

    I’m currently based here in Dubai, UAE and wanting to go back home for good. Also interested to work at home thru online jobs. I’m a newbie but very interested.

  7. Samson G. Capinig says

    I have a question on where does MANYCHAT developer belongs to these sets of specialization? Thank you for the response.

  8. Gina Escueta says

    Im a newbie here, I want to learn more about online jobs . right now am working in a corporate world but still i feel tired with the traffics, stress at work and co workers. Im looking for a job that will make me stay at hone but still earning for a living. Please help me with my journey here . Thank you

  9. Melvin Gesulgon says

    Hi, team. Thanks for this helpful post. I would appreciate it if you could post more informative posts like this. Happy holidays, guys.

  10. Diana Grace Madayag says

    Hello Ms Julia,
    Wow I never thought that Real Estate VA is high range, And virtual assistant is also high rate, Actually all, For now that I am a independent freelancer, I have only under minimum range and usually the project is not contracted. Hopefully I could meet a client here who believes my capable, for I am only staying at home and wanted to earn from onlinejob.
    Any advice or motivation from you. To strengthen up my skills.
    Best regards,

  11. peter says

    It would be very helpful if you gave this same chart but gave the ‘full time equivalent’. Knowing that the lowest ‘part time’ is $200 is meaningless – is that for 1 hour a week or 40 hours a week?

  12. Joy C. Logatiman says

    I was an employee of a certain BPO company before as a copyeditor. May I know if there’s an online job that still fits my skills which is copyediting? I hope there is because I badly needed a job right now. Thank you

  13. Tricia Wojdon says

    Is there a downloadable PDF of this that can be shared? I’d love to share with my team as we are currently recruiting for 2 VA’s and this is very helpful.

    Thank you.

  14. Sean Ferres says

    are these numbers per month? week? year? decade. Please be more specific as I can see many other people have the same question

  15. Pinky Libiran says


    I am currently looking for a job come April for fulltime or even now for a parttime job.

    I came across this site and I believe my skills would fit in as a writer or copy editor.

    Could you help me or guide me in proceeding with my application? Please reply to my email.

    Thank you so much.

    • says

      Hi Pinky,

      Kindly register as a worker/jobseeker here (
      After that and finishing up your profile, you can email our support team ( so that they can assist you for your ID Proof score

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