The 2018 Occupational Wages Survey (OWS) is one of the regular establishment-based surveys conducted by PSA every two (2) years that cover establishments employing 20 or more workers. The primary objective of the 2020 OWS is to generate statistics as critical inputs to policies on wage and salary administration and wage determination particularly in wage fixing and valuable inputs to price policies and collective bargaining negotiations.
Specifically, the 2018 OWS measures the wage differentials across occupations and industries in the country. It likewise determines wage differentials and inequalities in typically low wage occupations and high wage occupations among workers. The OWS indicator on Average Monthly Occupational Wage Rates of Selected Occupations is also one of the variables listed under the Special Data Dissemination Standard (SDDS) of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) where the Philippine government commit to regularly generate and disseminate in observance of good dissemination practices.
Likewise, as a designated statistical activity under Executive Order No. 352 or System of Designated Statistics, the OWS is considered as one of the statistics that will generate the most crucial and essential statistics for administrators, planners, policy makers and decision makers in the government and private sectors.
The 2018 OWS Statistical Report (OSR) is the maiden issue that will be published henceforth after each survey round of OWS every two (2) years to provide highlights of survey results to data users and stakeholders. This is in addition to the regular information dissemination materials published on the OWS survey results such as the Press Release on the 2018 OWS; LABSTAT Updates issues on the 2018 OWS; and other related labor and employment PSA publications.
The 2018 OSR primarily contains statistical tables generated from the survey accompanied with key findings and analysis of data. This report highlights data on occupational wage rates (average of current rates) and employment of time-rated workers on full-time basis in selected industries and selected occupations; median basic pay and allowances of time-rated workers on full-time basis by industry/sex; and distribution of time-rated workers on full-time basis by basic pay and allowance intervals by industry/sex
DENNIS S. MAPA, Ph.D.
National Statistician and Civil Registrar General