How Do I pay Filipino Virtual Assistants?

Updated on : 06-Oct-2023 08:46 AM

How do you pay Filipino virtual assistants, and how much do Virtual Assistants in the Philippines cost?

In this article, I'm going to answer both questions for you.

There is probably a big reason why many business owners and entrepreneurs hire Filipino Virtual Assistants.

Filipino Virtual Assistants possess a high level of English language proficiency, can produce good results and can be hired at rates that are considered extremely affordable in the west.


Well, English is the constitutional language of the country. All signs, contracts, and college education are in English.

This has resulted in the Business Process Outsourcing industry in the country continuing to develop and expand.

Many more business owners are looking to hire Filipino Virtual Assistants for the kind of work they are known for and the savings they can have in hiring them.

An important aspect that business owners must know about hiring Filipino Virtual Assistants is how much they should pay them, how they should be paid, and how often they should be paid.

How much does a Virtual Assistant cost in the Philippines?

The cost of a virtual assistant in the Philippines can vary depending on factors such as their level of experience, the type of tasks they will be performing, and the number of hours per week they will be working. However, as a general guideline, a beginner virtual assistant cost in the Philippines may be around $3-$5 per hour, while an experienced virtual assistant may charge $8-$10 or more per hour.

It's important to note that while the Virtual Assistant cost in the Philippines may be lower than in other countries, the quality of work and level of professionalism is often just as high. Many Virtual Assistants in the Philippines are highly skilled, fluent in English, and have experience working with clients from around the world.

By hiring a virtual assistant from the Philippines, you can benefit from their expertise, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness. With their help, you can focus on growing your business or advancing your career, while they take care of the administrative tasks and other responsibilities that can take up valuable time and resources.

Overall, the cost of hiring a virtual assistant in the Philippines can be a great investment for busy professionals and entrepreneurs looking to streamline their workload and increase their productivity. So why not explore your options and find the perfect virtual assistant to help you achieve your goals?

How much should I pay my Filipino Virtual Assistant?

Most Filipino VAs are degree educated with a minimum of a bachelor's degree.

The entry-level virtual assistant cost/salary is usually between $3 and $5 per hour, with experienced and more specialist virtual assistants looking at salary rates of between $3.50 and $10.00 per hour.

This is based on the hundreds of thousands of virtual assistants on the VirtualStaff.ph database.

The best way to understand the REAL salary rate of a Filipino VA is to go to VirtualStaff.ph and browse through the profiles of active Virtual Assistant job seekers. Each VA submits their skills and salary expectations.

How should I pay my Filipino Virtual Assistants?

If you hire virtual assistants on VirtualStaff.ph, you will directly pay your virtual assistants on the platform. It works like this:

  1. You send an offer to the virtual assistant applicant. This will specify when you will pay them and how much you'll pay them. 
  2. The virtual assistant accepts the offer and begins working.
  3. You simply click the "pay" button inside your VirtualStaff.ph employer account.

Here is how to pay your Filipino workers.

How often should I pay my Virtual Assistants?

If you hire part-time virtual assistants, you may choose to pay them on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.

This can be a good option if they are working on specific projects or tasks that have a defined end date.

Alternatively, if you are hiring part-time virtual assistants on an ongoing basis, you may decide to pay them monthly.

For full-time virtual assistants, it's more common to pay them on a monthly basis.

This is because they are typically working regular hours, similar to what most companies' domestic employees would be working.

In some cases, you may choose to pay your full-time virtual assistants bi-weekly if that works better for your company's payroll system.

Regardless of whether you hire part-time or full-time virtual assistants, it's important to establish a clear payment schedule with them from the outset.

This can help to avoid any confusion or misunderstandings down the line.

Additionally, on top of an hourly salary, some business owners offer other incentives such as paying their virtual assistants' internet connection, giving bonuses, and other such stuff.

This is entirely dependent upon the preferences of the business owners, and you don't, of course, have to offer any incentives or bonuses.

Michael Brodie
Founder and CEO, VirtualStaff.ph

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