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2019 DepEd Public School Teacher Benefits and Incentives

Article XIV, Section 5 (5) of the 1987 Constitution expressly provides that: “The State shall assign the highest budgetary priority to education and ensure that teaching will attract and retain its rightful share of the best available talents through adequate remuneration and other means of job satisfaction and fulfillment.

Public school teachers are among the most underpaid and overworked professionals in our society.

2019 DepEd Public School Teacher Benefits and Incentives

Particulars AmountFrequency Legal Basis
Clothing/Uniform Allowance6,000.00AnnuallyDBM NBC No. No. 2012-1 dated February 23, 2012
Mid-year BonusOne (1) month basic salary AnnuallyDBM NBC No. 546 dated February 24, 2016
Year-end BonusOne (1) month basic salary AnnuallyDBM NBC No. 2010-1 dated April 28, 2010
Cash Gift5,000.00AnnuallyBudget Circular No. 2003-2, May 9, 2003
Productivity Enhancement Incentive (PEI)5,000.00AnnuallyDBM Budget Circular No. 2013-3 dated November 21, 2013
Anniversary Bonus3,000.0015th anniversary of the government agency and every fifth year thereafter.Administrative Order No. 263 dated March 28, 1996 and DBM National Budget Circular No. 452, dated May 20, 1996
Performance-Based Bonus (PBB)Ranges from 50-65% of the basic monthly salary depending on school performance Annually Executive Order No. 80 s.2012 entitled Directing the Adoption of a Performance Based Incentive System (PBIS) for Gov’t Employees
Proportional Vacation Pay (PVP)70 days PVP during summer and Christmas break for those who have rendered full services during the school year.READ:
Proportional Vacation Pay
Step Increment One (1) Step Increment shall be granted to officials and employees for three (3) years of continuous satisfactory service in the position.Civil Service Commission and Department of Budget and Management Joint Circular No. 1, s. 1990, March 29, 1990, Civil Service Commission and Department of Budget and Management Joint Circular No. 2, s. 1991, July 5, 1991, Civil Service Commission and Department of Budget and Management Joint Circular No. 1-2003, April 11, 2003
Step Increment One or two (2) step increments due to meritorious performance using the Results-based Performance Management System (RPMS)READ: 2019 DepEd Guidelines on the Grant of Step Increment
Loyalty Cash Incentive10th year: 10,000.00
15th year: 5,000.00
20th year: 5,000.00
25th year: 5,000.00
30th year: 5,000.00
35th year: 5,000.00
40th year: 5,000.00
Annually COA Circular No. 2013-003A s. 2013
Chalk Allowance3500.00
Special Hardship AllowanceTeachers assigned in harship posts (cannot be reached by regular means of transportation through hiking or banca/motorcycle rides), mobile teachers and multi-grade teachers (15-25% of basic salary).READ: Special Hardship Allowance for Teachers (Hazard Pay)
Honoraria for teaching overload subject to funds availability.
Leave privileges (Maternity, paternity, study leave)READ: 2019 DepEd Policies on Application for Leave
Additional incentive/allowances from LGU (selected divisions)
Vacation service credits (max of 15 days per year) READ: 2019 DepEd Guidelines on Grant of Vacation Service Credits to Teachers
For mobile teachers Php 2,000.00 per month for transportation allowance.
For mobile teachers and DALCs Php 5,000.00 per year for instructional materials
In-service training
GSIS BenefitsRetirement and Life Insurance Premoums (RLIP)
PhilHealth BenefitsHospitalization, Annual Physical Examination
Employees Compensation Program (ECP) benefits
*Personnel Economic Relief Allowance (PERA) 2,000.00 MonthlyDBM NBC No. 2009 -3 dated August 18, 2009
*Representation and Transportation Allowance (RATA)Refer to DBM Budget CircularMonthly DBM NBC No. 546, dated January 17, 2013


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