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Average Salary in Thailand 2019

How much money does a person working in Thailand make?

97,689 THB per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Thailand typically earns around 97,689 THB per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Distribution of Salaries in Thailand | All Jobs

Median and salary distribution monthly Thailand

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Thailand range between 13,223 THB per month (minimum salary) to 432,581 THB per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 100,620 THB per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 100,620 THB while the other half are earning more than 100,620 THB. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of the population are earning less than 51,229 THB while 75% of them are earning more than 51,229 THB. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 282,596 THB while 25% are earning more than 282,596 THB.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should you be looking at?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Salary Trend and Forecast in Thailand

How are Thailand salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary over the past few years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Thailand
Average Salary 2016    =  
88,366 THB
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
91,636 THB
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
94,752 THB
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
97,689 THB
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Thailand are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 3% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2020 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.


Salaries for popular jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accountant68,585 THB
Administrative Assistant54,652 THB
Architect93,240 THB
Attorney149,636 THB
Biomedical Engineer82,985 THB
CAD Drafter74,712 THB
Cashier55,193 THB
Chartered Accountant86,778 THB
Chef80,943 THB
Chief Executive Officer220,773 THB
Chief Financial Officer203,403 THB
Civil Engineer85,620 THB
Civil Engineer88,758 THB
Computer Technician74,813 THB
Creative Director99,348 THB
Dentist238,948 THB
Developer / Programmer86,723 THB
Electrical Engineer100,525 THB
Elementary School Teacher70,535 THB
Engineer86,516 THB
Executive Chef89,773 THB
Flight Attendant83,771 THB
General Manager168,231 THB
Graphic Designer65,742 THB
Hotel Manager150,601 THB
Human Resources Manager139,031 THB
Internal Auditor101,080 THB
Journalist100,525 THB
Legal Assistant68,137 THB
Mechanical Engineer96,154 THB
Nurse80,408 THB
Pharmacist117,111 THB
Photographer66,568 THB
Pilot112,384 THB
Police Officer79,232 THB
Project Manager116,550 THB
Receptionist53,972 THB
Receptionist75,466 THB
Sales Manager149,428 THB
Sales Representative63,127 THB
Secondary School Teacher80,538 THB
Secretary53,538 THB
Teacher75,572 THB
Teller69,930 THB
Travel Agent80,133 THB
Waiter / Waitress60,068 THB

Average Hourly Wage in Thailand | All Jobs

564 THB per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Thailand | All Jobs is 564 THB. This means that the average person in Thailand earns approximatly 564 THB for every worked hour.


Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bangkok (Krung Thep)112,691 THB
Chiang Mai108,313 THB
91665 - 429
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