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What is the current normal salary for a live in Maid

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Here are the national minimums but this is the Philippines so who sticks to them.

SEC 24. Minimum Wage. – The minimum wage of domestic workers shall not be less than the following:

(a) Two thousand five hundred pesos (P2,500.00) a month for those employed in the National Capital Region (NCR);

(b) Two thousand pesos (P2,000.00) a month for those employed in chartered cities and first class municipalities; and

(c) One thousand five hundred pesos (P1,500.00) a month for those employed in other municipalities.

You would probably need to pay their SSS and Philhealth on top. You will probably feed them as well.

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What is the current normal salary for a live in Maid

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It's gonna cost you more than what's advertised, it's not cheap and you'll need to care of the maid just like a family member, so one more mouth to feed, health care put clothes on the works and another concern for your safety in the house, do you want to put your trust in a stranger and if it's family things disappear little by little. "Been there done that" and it ain't worth the trouble.

Another note if she's pretty and something happens between you and her, your looking at Blackmail and eventually deportation and black listing. Municipality I currently live in, there was 3 of us the other two guys were taken out by the maids, fooling around both maids ended up pregnant, both of these guys had business and were here for nearly two decades one was British the other German, I'm the only full time expat.

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Personnally I would avoid a live in maid. Best just employ someone or someones to do certain defined tasks on a regular basis then you have no responsibilities.

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What is the current normal salary for a live in Maid

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We paid our previous maid 4,500 in baguio ... and paid 1 year SSS and Phil health.

She got a pay rise to 6k before she was too busy on Facebook with her Pakistani and Indian friends ...friends she never met in real life. And started posting pictures of our house, kids etc and she got her marching orders ... told her to keep the sss and Phil health contribution as gift. Though proudly she insisted she wanted to pay it all back ...

The current one came at 5k but other half made it 9 k when we found out her two kids stopped college ... now her two kids are attending college and she's from baguio as well ..

A word of caution

We had a maid candidate, claiming to be from Laguna.. turned up and promised to bring the NBI and barangay clearance next day

We told her to come back the next day with the papers

Only when she left we realised while seeing the house she flicked a wallet about 10k plus some identity cards ...

Alas cops said nothing can be done since they don't even know if that's her real name in the bio data And no national id means we may be sued if we accuse the wrong person ...

And her address maybe false too we don't have cctv and even with cctv next to impossible to find her unless you publish a reward .. and reward Will also attract strangers trying to help themselves to your money ... happens regularly ..

And when I related this story to a Filipino friend over a beer he said how they recruit maids

They visit the address to make sure she really lived there and should something go missing in the house or the Maid vanishes send a cop to arrest another family member or her child till she returns what she took. Cruel but that's life in Philippines
Btw we found our nannies through Midland courier ...

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aah the " helper/maid " problem.
my wife wanted a maid ( well I did so my wife could have a rest from doing this and doing that )
The wifes Mother is old and often gets ill now so my wifes time was caring for the mother household chores for 2 houses,shopping etc etc and my wife being a Diabetic I kept insisting she got a helper !
Eventually she gave in !! when word spread through the area that a Helper was wanted and the husband was a " whitey " there were several applications !!
But my wife interviewed them in the Mothers home, one applicant wanted us to provide her with
a specific list ! I.E hair shampoo-toothpaste-and safeguard soap-and she wanted a shower and daily breakfast before she even started work !!
we now have a helper who is paid 2500 php a month and we give her food for her children etc as well. she is not allowed inside our home unless one of us is there and we always lock it when we go out shopping etc.
The problem is though my wife still does the washing by hand and washing m/c and she often goes early to the market as the helper seems to buy more than she is asked to ! ( so she can take it home ) I am still wondering if having a helper is a good thing as my wife is still doing what she did before.

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Has anyone here Successfully hired a family member as the maid (or YaYa), one that you obviously trusted to do so And it worked out Ok? My wife likely wants to hire her sister when we move back with our then to be 2 yr old, but I'm wondering. Sister is dependable and trustworthy with our stuff and $ in past, plus we take good care of the immediate family where she lives now at age 27, But we've sent her to beautician school and still not working, while I said it's time to go be an OFW for couple yrs then until we do actually move back. I've seen no movement on that so far....says waiting on her instructor from the school who was to provide leads. Does this mean I need to pay the instructor to hook her up for some overseas beautician job such as in Kuwait, etc? Also, since she's only 2 yrs apart from my wife in age, they grew up together and essentially are best friends. So, what to do???

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where I live there are several Beauticians who do home visits all it takes is a few flyers.
one of them Goes to the sisters college 2 days a week and has regular student and teacher customers
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Has anyone here Successfully hired a family member as the maid (or YaYa), one that you obviously trusted to do so And it worked out Ok?
Our other temporary nanny was a relative whose husband was jobless and they have 4 kids ..

As long as you pay a fair salary (7k and above) and manage it's fine.. don't treat them as nanny .. they are family after all. ..

Works for us but a lot of folks complicate stuff as relative = problems of relatives too ...
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We pay our live in maid 4000 php plus we buy the food personal items(shampoo, soap toothpaste).
As mentioned many folks prefer someone who does not live in. here is my thought on that. First they must be local. So they have family and friends who are near. Maybe some of the unsavory type folks.
Next transportation if you pay them little how they going to get back and forth? Or are you paying for that?
Sometime after you go shopping you may need them but they are not available because they are home.
So myself I prefer a live in maid. Now that's not to say they don't have some unsavory friends near by either.
Also we have CCTV in every room that is not locked plus the dirty kitchen. When they leave the estate they must present a pass to the guard with our signature.
I ONLY TRUST MY WIFE.


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