Sweldong Pinoy At Seven

Sweldong Pinoy is now seven years old! The initial version of the app, then named Philippine Salary Calculator, became available on April 3, 2012.

Sweldong Pinoy started as an app for personal use but we have released it so others can use it too. The app can compute net pay, withholding taxes and contributions to SSS, PhilHealth and PAG-IBIG. Over time, we have added additional features (GSIS, Minimum Wage Earners, RHQ/ROHQ employees, OT, night differential) and updated icons, user interface, and other designs.

You can check a brief history of Sweldong Pinoy at

Other than the Sweldong Pinoy web and Android apps, we have also developed other applications like Thirteenth Month, Budget Pinoy, and Budget Penny. Thirteenth Month is a tool for Filipinos in computing their 13th-month pays. Budget Pinoy is a tool for Filipinos in computing gross and net pay based on user's budget. Budget Penny is your budget assistant that can help you with your finan…

New SSS Contribution

Earlier this year, Republic Act No. 11199 (The Social Security Act of 2018) was signed by the president. Under the law, the monthly contributions of SSS members will be increased from the current 11% to 12% this year and will gradually increase every other year until it reaches 15% on 2025. Minimum and maximum monthly salary credits will likewise gradually increase.

The New Contribution Schedule for 2019 will be implemented for the applicable month of April and payable in May 2019. You can learn more about this here.

We are already using the the new SSS contribution table in This is also available in version 4.1 of the Sweldong Pinoy Android app (rolling out now). We'll be updating our apps again soon. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter so you can be updated about these and more.

Email us at or send us a message if you have questions and suggestions about our apps

Sweldong Pinoy At 6

Sweldong Pinoy is six years old now! First released on April 3, 2012 as a personal side project, Sweldong Pinoy, is a salary calculator for Filipinos in computing net pay, withholding taxes and contributions to SSS/GSIS, PhilHealth and PAG-IBIG. Sweldong Pinoy is now available online at, on Google Play Store, and on Chrome Web Store.

Here is a visual summary of some of the most important events in Sweldong Pinoy's history:

Thanks to everyone who have used and who are still using our apps. We are continuously updating and improving Sweldong Pinoy. If you have any comments, suggestions, or messages, feel free to email us at or contact us.

Sweldong Pinoy in 2017

Happy New Year! 2017 has been a great year for Sweldong Pinoy. We have released a new Sweldong Pinoy and two new projects: Budget Pinoy and Budget Penny.

New Sweldong Pinoy We've updated Sweldong Pinoy based on Republic Act 10963 or Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) and PhilHealth Circular No. 2017-0024. Learn more about the changes here.

These updates are already available in, in version 4.0 of the Sweldong Pinoy Android app, and in our other apps.

Budget Penny We also developed Budget Penny last year. Budget Penny is your budget assistant. She can help you with your finances. Simply tell her your monthly budget and update her of your expenses as often as you like. Moreover, you can ask her how much is your remaining balance or whether you still have budget.

Budget Pinoy Earlier in 2017, we released Budget Pinoy, a tool for Filipinos in computing gross and net pay based on user's budget.

Budget Pinoy allows users to input t…

New Year, New Sweldong Pinoy

It's almost the end of the year. Are you excited for 2018? There are two major changes starting next year: Republic Act 10963 or Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) will be effective and PhilHealth issues Circular No. 2017-0024 increasing the contribution rate.

TRAIN gives higher take-home pay for most employees. Those earning less than 250 thousand pesos annually will be exempted from paying income tax. Tax exemption for the 13th month pay and other bonuses was also increased from 82 thousand pesos to 90 thousand pesos. The tax schedule will reduce income tax for around 7.5 million people. It will also go down by 2023. Other provisions of the law include higher tax on sugar-sweetened drinks, higher taxes on fuels (gasoline, diesel, and gasoline, diesel, and liquefied petroleum gas), cars, tobacco, and coal, and taxing cosmetic surgeries.

The monthly PhilHealth contribution will be at 2.75% of the monthly salary (it was previously at 2.5%). Salary brackets will b…

Budget Penny, your budget assistant

"Okay Google. Talk to Budget Penny."
Last month, Jomar and I had been working closely in building another financial-related application to help people manage their money. We created Budget Penny.

About Celine's Budgeting I have an every payday salary. Every payday, I know how much I should expect in my bank account, how much is budgeted for each expense, and how much I should have left. I usually spend 5-10 minutes a day, tracking how much money I have left and whether I saved a few dollars out of my allocated funds for the day. With this idea, Penny was born.

Introducing Penny Jomar wanted to play around Actions on Google and he asked me to think of a possible assistant. Since I would love an assistant to keep track of how much money I have left, a budget assistant was on top of our list. It took us a while to agree on a name (Loonie, Toonie, Centi, among others) but agreed upon Penny.

Initial Release and Future Goals Right now, on this release, you can ask Penny to set…

Budget Pinoy

Need help in budgetting your salary? Want to find out what your asking rate is depending on your projected expenses and budget? We have developed an app that can help you!

Budget Pinoy is a tool for Filipinos in computing gross and net pay based on user's budget.

Users can input their target savings and projected expenses in the Budget Tab. They can also use the expenses tab to check expenses.

The recommendation tab will show the asking rate that the user needs to be able to earn enough for the target budget. It will also show the net pay and deductions, computed using Sweldong Pinoy, based on the asking rate.

We're also working with different financial institutions to give you relevant tips to help you in your finances, based on your budget. This will be coming soon in a future update.

Try Budget Pinoy at and let us know how we can improve the app to help you more in your budgetting needs.