The Philippine National Police (PNP) is the country’s primary law enforcement agency responsible for maintaining peace and order and ensuring public safety.
One of the most important aspects of any organization is the salary of its employees, and this is particularly true for law enforcement agencies such as the PNP. In this article, we will discuss the PNP salary, including its structure, benefits, and the challenges that come with it.
Philippine National Police Salary 2023 Philippines
The PNP’s salary structure is based on the rank and length of service of its personnel. The salary range of PNP personnel ranges from Police Officer 1 (PO1) now called Patrolman/Patrolwoman to Police Director General (PDG) now Police General, the highest position in the PNP.
Base Pay is the amount of money that uniformed PNP personnel receive every month. It is in accordance with the Joint Resolution No. 1 Modified Base Pay Schedule which was signed by President Rodrigo Duterte on January 1, 2018, authorizing the pay increase in the military, police, and uniformed personnel. The following are the different PNP ranks and their corresponding salaries (base pay):
|PNP Rank (Old)||New Rank||Salary|
|Police Officer I(PO1)||Patrolman/Patrolwoman, Pat||29,668|
|Police Officer II (PO2)||Police Corporal, PCpl||30,867|
|Police Officer III(PO3)||Police Staff Sergeant, PSSg||32,114|
|Senior Police Officer I (SPO1)||Police Master Sergeant, PMSg||33,411|
|Senior Police Officer II (SPO2)||Police Senior Master Sergeant, PSMS||34,079|
|Senior Police Officer III (SPO3)||Police Chief Master Sergeant, PCMS||34,761|
|Senior Police Officer IV (SPO4)||Police Executive Master Sergeant, PEMS||38,366|
|Police Inspector (PINSP)||Police Lieutenant, PLT||49,528|
|Police Senior Inspector (PSINSP)||Police Captain, PCPT||56,582|
|Police Chief Inspector (PCINSP)||Police Major, PMAJ||62,555|
|Police Superintendent (PSUPT)||Police Lieutenant Colonel, PLTCOL||71,313|
|Police Senior Superintendent (PSSUPT)||Police Colonel, PCOL||80,583|
|Police Chief Superintendent (PCSUPT)||Police Brigadier General, PBGEN||91,058|
|Police Director (PDIR)||Police Major General, PMGEN||102, 896|
|Police Deputy General (PDDG)||Police Lieutenant General, PLTGEN||125,574|
|Police Director General (PDG)||Police General, PGEN||149,785|
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Philippine National Police Allowances
Aside from the basic salary, PNP personnel are also entitled to various benefits, such as the following:
A. Longevity Pay
The department’s uniformed personnel can receive longevity pay of 10% of their basic monthly salaries for every five years of service. This will be counted from the date of their original appointment. However, the total longevity pay should not exceed 50% of the basic pay. This is based on Section 71, Chapter VII of Republic Act 6975.
|RANK||BASE PAY (2018)||BASE PAY (2019)||LONG PAY||LONG PAY (2018)||LONG PAY (2019)|
|Police Lieutenant General||₱108,164||₱125,574||5||₱54,082||₱62,787|
|Police Major General||₱86,228||₱102,896||5||₱43,114||₱51,448|
|Police Brigadier General||₱76,989||₱91,058||5||₱38,495||₱45,529|
|Police Lieutenant Colonel||₱61,375||₱71,313||4||₱28,484||₱33,096|
|Police Executive Master Sergeant||₱35,456||₱38,366||5||₱17,728||₱19,183|
|Police Chief Master Sergeant||₱34,761||₱34,761||4||₱16,133||₱16,133|
|Police Senior Master Sergeant||₱34,079||₱34,079||4||₱15,816||₱15,816|
|Police Master Sergeant||₱33,411||₱33,411||3||₱11,059||₱11,059|
|Police Staff Sergeant||₱32,114||₱32,114||2||₱6,744||₱6,744|
|Patrolman / Patrolwoman||₱29,668||₱29,668|
B. Regular Allowances
In accordance with Section 71 of RA 6975, all uniformed PNP members receive regular allowances in addition to their basic salary.
B.1 Quarter Allowance
The Quarter Allowance is granted to officers and non-officers who are not furnished with living quarters or housing units by the PNP, and whose families are not accommodated in PNP-sponsored living quarters. If an individual has acquired any housing units or living quarters, they will no longer be eligible for this allowance, as stated in NAPOLCOM Resolution 91-18.
|Monthly Quarter Allowance Rate|
|Police General (PGEN)||₱1,500|
|Police Lieutenant General (PLTGEN)||₱1,300|
|Police Major General (PMGEN)||₱1,200|
|Police Brigadier General (PBGEN)||₱1,050|
|Police Colonel (PCOL)||₱900|
|Police Lieutenant Colonel (PLTCOL)||₱800|
|Police Major (PMAJ)||₱700|
|Police Captain (PCPT)||₱650|
|Police Lieutenant (PLT)||₱600|
|Police Executive Master Sergeant (PEMS)||₱500|
|Police Chief Master Sergeant (PCMS)||₱500|
|Police Senior Master Sergeant (PSMS)||₱500|
|Police Master Sergeant (PMSg)||₱450|
|Police Staff Sergeant (PSSg)||₱450|
|Police Corporal (PCpl)||₱400|
|Patrolman / Patrolwoman (Pat)||₱400|
B.2 Regular Subsistence Allowance
The Regular Subsistence Allowance is granted to every uniformed PNP member to cover their daily meals, with a value of Php150.00 per day or Php4,500 per month, as per Joint Resolution No. 1, which took effect on January 1, 2018.
B.3 Clothing Allowance
The Clothing Allowance is granted to cover the expenses of maintaining the uniforms that PNP members are required to wear daily. Both officers and non-officers receive a monthly payment of P200.00, as stated in NAPOLCOM Resolution 91-18.
B.4 Hazard Pay
Hazard Pay is an allowance granted to recognize the risks associated with law enforcement as a hazardous occupation. The fixed amount of Hazard Pay for all uniformed personnel is now P540.00 per month, as per NAPOLCOM Resolution 91-18.
B.5 Personnel Economic Relief Allowance (PERA)
Personnel Economic Relief Allowance (PERA) is granted to all PNP uniformed personnel below the rank of Police Major, including PNPA cadets, amounting to Php500.00 per month, effective January 1, 1991, as per NAPOLCOM Resolution 91-18. To address the increasing cost of living, an additional compensation of Php1,500.00 is provided, making the current PERA amount to Php2,000.00 per month, as stated in Budget Circular Nr 2009-3.
B.6 Laundry Allowance
The Laundry Allowance is granted to cover the laundry expenses of PNP uniformed personnel who frequently appear in public affairs, attend ceremonies, and are assigned to units/activities that require them to wear a presentable uniform at all times. The following rates apply, as per the Office of the President Memorandum dated August 28, 1997:
- Officers receive P60.00 per month, paid monthly.
- Non-Officers receive P30.00 per month, paid monthly.
C. Gratuity Pay
Gratuity is awarded to any recipient of the Medal of Valor, entitling them to receive a monthly gratuity of Php20,000.00, as per Circular No. 2001-010.
D. Collateral Pay and Allowances
In addition to the regular allowances, uniformed personnel of the PNP receive the following additional benefits:
D.1 Hospital Subsistence Allowance
The Hospital Subsistence Allowance is an extra allowance provided to PNP uniformed personnel who are confined in PNP hospitals and/or dispensaries. This allowance is in addition to their regular subsistence allowance and is equivalent to Php30.00 per day as per NAPOLCOM Resolution 91-18.
D.2 CDC Subsistence Allowance
The CDC Subsistence Allowance is an extra allowance given to PNP uniformed personnel who are involved in Civil Disturbance Control operations. This allowance is provided to support their meal requirements and is in addition to their regular subsistence allowance. The amount of this allowance is Php30.00 per day and can be found in NAPOLCOM Resolution 91-18.
D.3 Training Subsistence Allowance
Training Subsistence Allowance is an extra allowance given to PNP uniformed personnel who are undergoing local training in the AFP, PNP training institution, OJT, or local educational institution. This allowance is provided to support their professional or career advancement by acquiring knowledge, skills, and expertise. The allowance is in addition to their regular subsistence allowance and is paid through the school at a rate of Php30.00 per day multiplied by the duration of the training.
D.4 Combat Duty Pay
Combat Duty Pay is a monthly allowance of Php3,000.00 provided to uniformed personnel of the PNP who are involved in actual police operations. (Section 1 and 2 of Executive Order No. 03, s 2016.)
D.5 Combat Incentive Pay
Combat Incentive Pay is an allowance of Php300.00 per day provided to uniformed personnel of the PNP who are directly involved in combat against members of insurgent, terrorist, and lawless elements. This allowance is subject to certain conditions as stated in Section 3 of Executive Order No. 03, s 2016:
- The operation must be a specific combat mission covered by a Mission Order (Letter Order).
- The personnel involved in combat must be part of the published task organization of the PNP Mission Order.
- The total additional combat incentive pay for each individual shall not exceed three thousand pesos (Php3,000.00) per month; and
- The combat incentive pay shall be over and above the combat duty pay of Php3,000.00 for qualified uniformed personnel of the PNP.
D.6 Hazardous Duty Pay
Hazardous Duty Pay is an allowance provided to PNP uniformed personnel who are exposed to specific occupational hazards or elements, or hazardous jobs that involve high risks of losing life, limbs, or likely deterioration of health. This allowance is equivalent to fifty percent (50%) of the base pay authorized by rank and can be found in NAPOLCOM Resolution No. 91-18.
D.7 Radiation Hazard Pay
Radiation Hazard Pay is an incentive pay provided to skilled PNP personnel whose work exposes them to the hazards of overexposure to radioactive elements. The payment of this additional allowance should not exceed fifteen percent (15%) of the base authorized by rank and can be found in NAPOLCOM Resolution No. 91-18.
D.8 Incentive Pay
Incentive Pay is a monthly allowance of Php200.00 provided to licensed members of the Medical, Veterinary, Dental, Nursing, and Legal professions who have joined the PNP. This information can be found in NAPOLCOM Resolution No. 91-18 and is incorporated into the monthly paycheck.
D.9 Specialist Pay
Specialist Pay is an allowance provided to non-officer personnel of the PNP who have demonstrated efficiency and effectiveness through skills, aptitude training, experiences, and knowledge of specific police duties and specialties. This pay applies to deserving personnel who are not assigned in critical areas that qualify them for combat pay per NAPOLCOM Resolution No. 91-18.
D.10 Flying Pay
Flying Pay is an allowance provided to all PNP pilots and crew of aircraft whose duty requires regular and frequent aerial flights. This allowance is also provided to duly accredited PNP pilots who maintain an average of four (4) hours of aerial flight per month. The rate of flying pay is equivalent to fifty percent (50%) of their authorized base pay and can be found in NAPOLCOM Resolution No. 91-18.
D.11 Sea Duty Pay
Sea Duty Pay is an allowance provided to all PNP personnel who will be assigned to PNP units activated for law enforcement duties in inland waters such as lakes and river systems, as well as coastal and territorial waters. The PNP Maritime Command pays its personnel a monthly rate of twenty-five percent (25%) of the base pay given at the end of the month or each end of the quarter. This information can be found in NAPOLCOM Resolution No. 91-18.
D.12 CAPCOM Incentive Pay
CAPCOM Incentive Pay is an allowance provided to all PNP uniformed personnel assigned with CAPCOM, whether in the five (5) Police District Commands. This allowance is given based on the uniqueness of CAPCOM’s mission and functions in Metro Manila. The amount of this allowance is Php2.50 per day or Php75.00 per month and can be found in NAPOLCOM Resolution No. 91-18.
D.13 Special Clothing Allowance
Special Clothing Allowance is an allowance given to uniformed personnel of the PNP whose frequent appearances in public affairs or frequent attendance of ceremonies and who are assigned to units/activities requiring the wearing of presentable uniform at all times. The following is the amount to be received (Ref: NAPOLCOM Resolution No. 91-18):
- Officer — Php 300.00
- Non-Officer — Php 150.00
An additional amount is paid for maintenance given yearly from the date of issuance of initial special clothing allowance (Ref: NAPOLCOM Resolution No. 91-18):
- Officer — Php 80.00
- Non-Officer — Php 40.00
D.14 Cold Weather Clothing Allowance
Cold Weather Clothing Allowance is an additional allowance provided to all uniformed personnel who are assigned to cold places where cold weather clothing is necessary or required. This allowance enables PNP personnel to procure the prescribed cold-weather clothing. This allowance is applicable to all PNP personnel assigned in certain areas within the following regions:
All PNP personnel assigned in the foregoing areas are paid an initial amount of Php1,000.00 for the first year and an annual maintenance fund of Php300 thereafter.
D.15 Winter Clothing Allowance
Winter Clothing Allowance is an allowance given to all uniformed personnel of the PNP who will undergo foreign schooling/training to support the expenses in procuring the required winter clothing abroad (Ref: NAPOLCOM Resolution No. 91-18):
- Star Rank Officers — $300
- Other PNP Uniformed Personnel — $250
D.16 Initial Clothing Allowance
The “Initial Clothing Allowance” is a grant of Php20,000.00 given to all first-time PNP recruits, regardless of whether they joined as PCO or PNCO.
D.17 Replacement Clothing Allowance
The “Replacement Clothing Allowance” is an allowance that is granted every three years of continuous service, starting from the year the individual entered the uniformed service. The rates for RCA will be adjusted according to Fiscal Directive Number 2009-10.
D.18 Hardship Allowance
The “Hardship Allowance” is a grant given to all PNP personnel who are assigned to Loran Station and Border Crossing Station, as well as other units, stations, and sites that are isolated and inaccessible by normal air, water, or land transportation, and are covered by official orders. In order to receive this allowance, the PNP must waive HDP, RHP, and other collateral allowances, as stated in Fiscal Directive Nr 2016-05. The monthly rates for this allowance are Php300.00 for officers and Php150.00 for non-officers.
D.19 Burial Allowance
The “Burial Allowance” is a form of monetary assistance that is provided to the family of a PNP uniformed personnel in the event of their death, regardless of the circumstances. This is in accordance with NAPOLCOM Resolution No. 91-18.
|Police Brigadier General to Police General||₱3,000|
|Police Major to Police Colonel||₱2,500|
|Police Lieutenant to Police Captain||₱2,000|
The “Anniversary Bonus” is a benefit that is given to PNP Uniformed personnel who have served for at least one (1) year in the PNP as of the milestone year (15th anniversary and every five (5) years thereafter) and have not been found guilty of any offense related to their work during the five-year interval between milestone years. The payment for this bonus shall not exceed Php3,000.00, as stated in Fiscal Directive Nr 2016-01.
Mid-Year (13th Month) Bonus
The “Mid-Year (13th Month) Bonus” is a benefit that is equivalent to one (1) month of basic salary as of May 15. This bonus is granted to those who have rendered at least four (4) months of satisfactory service and are still in service as of the same date. The bonus shall be given no earlier than May 15 of every year, as stated in Section 4 of EO No. 201, s. 2016.
Year-End (14th Month) Bonus
The “Year-End (14th Month) Bonus” is a benefit that is equivalent to one (1) month of basic salary, and a Cash Gift at prescribed rates shall be given in November of every year, as stated in Section 4 of EO No. 201, s. 2016.
Enhanced Performance Based Bonus
The “Enhanced Performance Based Bonus” is a benefit that is equivalent to one (1) month up to two (2) months of basic salary, which will be implemented in two (2) phases starting in FY 2017. The grant of the enhanced PBB shall be based on a progressive rate system, where the amount of PBB increases as the position and responsibility in improving agency performance becomes higher. This is in accordance with Section 5 of EO No. 201, s. 2016.
Productivity Enhancement Incentive
The “Productivity Enhancement Incentive” is a benefit that shall be given to all qualified government employees not earlier than December 15 of every year. The amount of this incentive is Five Thousand Pesos (Php5,000) each, and it is intended to improve the productivity of government employees. This is in accordance with EO 201, s. 2016.
The “Officers’ Allowance” is a benefit that shall be given to PNP uniformed personnel as an interim measure until the base pay schedule is modified and rationalized, as provided under Executive Order No. 201, series of 2016.
Rate of Officers Allowance in Four Tranches
|RANK||1st TrancheFY 2016||2nd TrancheFY 2017||3rd TrancheFY 2018||4th TrancheFY 2019|
|Police Lieutenant General||₱7,000||₱13,000||₱21,000||₱30,000|
|Police Major General||₱5,000||₱10,500||₱15,000||₱20,000|
|Police Brigadier General||₱4,000||₱9,000||₱12,500||₱17,000|
|Police Lieutenant Colonel||₱2,000||₱6,000||₱8,500||₱13,000|
The “Provisional Allowance” is a monthly benefit that is given to PNP Uniformed Personnel. This allowance shall be implemented in four (4) tranches, as provided under Executive Order No. 201, series of 2016.
Rate of Monthly Provisional Allowance Per Year
|RANK||1st TrancheFY 2016||2nd TrancheFY 2017||3rd TrancheFY 2018||4th TrancheFY 2019|
|Police Lieutenant General||₱12,922||₱31,221||₱51,873||₱76,825|
|Police Major General||₱10,679||₱24,795||₱40,935||₱60,222|
|Police Brigadier General||₱9,708||₱21,189||₱34,760||₱50,799|
|Police Lieutenant Colonel||₱7,061||₱15,228||₱24,671||₱35,584|
|Police Executive Master Sergeant||₱2,651||₱5,547||₱8,711||₱12,165|
|Police Chief Master Sergeant||₱2,081||₱4,331||₱6,760||₱9,384|
|Police Senior Master Sergeant||₱1,688||₱3,500||₱5,442||₱7,525|
|Police Master Sergeant||₱1,429||₱2,954||₱4,584||₱6,325|
|Police Staff Sergeant||₱992||₱2,043||₱3,157||₱4,339|
The “Rice Subsidy” is an interim allowance that is given in the form of cash. This allowance shall be equivalent to twenty (20) kilos of rice or a total of Six Hundred Fifty Pesos (Php650.00) per month, as stated in Fiscal Directive 2017-003.
The PNP plays a critical role in maintaining peace and order in the country. The salary of PNP personnel in the Philippines has undergone significant changes in recent years. Various benefits and allowances have been introduced to improve the compensation and benefits of PNP personnel.
These benefits aim to provide better financial support to PNP personnel and their families, as well as to improve their productivity and performance. While there is still room for improvement, these changes are a step in the right direction towards ensuring that PNP personnel are fairly compensated for their service and sacrifice.