High salary is one of the top reasons why many Filipinos are working and want to work abroad.
But do you know what is the highest paying jobs for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) abroad?
According to the Top 10 2016 Salary Report of WorkAbroad.ph, no. 1 in the list are the health care professionals with a monthly average salary of P111, 620 for OFWs.
United Arab Emirates (UEA) Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom give the highest salary for health care professionals especially those who are in pediatrics and obstetrics and gynecology.
In UEA, the highest salary for health care workers is P253, 826.
This is followed by Canada and New Zealand at P172,500 a month
United Kingdom at P153, 333 a month.
Top 2 - OFWs in the field of process design and control and instrumentation with an average monthly salary of PHP87,027.
Top 3 - OFWs in public relation and communication with an average monthly salary of P83,375.
Top 4 - OFWs in aviation and aircraft maintenance with monthly average salary of P81, 149
Top 5 - Law and Legal Services with average monthly salary of P80,000
Top 6 - Education and Training at P62,438
Top 7 - Quality Control at P58, 463
Top 8 - Information technology - related jobs at P 57, 639
Top 9 - Engineering-related jobs - P57, 102
Top 10 - Architecture and interior design - P55, 660
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On the other hand, Middle East countries remain as top destinations for OFWs.
Included in the Top 10 OFWs Destination are six countries from the Middle East.
Top 10 OFWs Destination
1. Saudi Arabia with 117, 696 OFW jobs offered from January to September 2016
2. Qatar with 11,991 OFW jobs posting
3. The United Arab Emirates with 6,670
4. Kuwait with 3,456
5. Bahrain has 2,433 jobs for Filipinos overseas
6. Oman has 1,950
7. New Zealand
According to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), there are over 2.4 million overseas Filipino workers currently employed in different countries. (Source:www.workabroad.ph)