Fresh graduates can now seriously consider joining the police force as a viable career option that also pays well, with President-elect Rodrigo Duterte studying a proposal to give cops a generous salary bump.
This development was revealed by Duterte's ally and running mate, Senator Alan Peter Cayetano who said neophyte cops can get up to P50,000 per month if the motion gets approved in December.
IT-related professions topped the job portal's best paying entry-level list with an average of a P22,567 salary per month.
Duterte's planned salary increase for cops is so sizable that it even went over Jobstreet's same salary report for junior executives.
If approved, a rookie policeman's monthly salary will be at least P10,000 more than that of what an IT junior executive with up to four years of work experience is earning, which is pegged at an average of P38,149 per month.
If you were wondering, the proposed salary for cops will not surpass what congressmen and senators are netting.
These lawmakers have a salary grade of 31, which translates to a monthly salary of P90,000 to P97,163. Our President, meanwhile, earns P120,000 monthly as the country's top official.
Right now, cops with the rank of Police Officer 1 get a basic salary of P14,000 per month.
During the campaign, Duterte, whose platform centered on ridding the country of crime and corruption within three to six months, said he would double the salary of the police force to inspire them to serve and protect the public even better.