A person working as a Solar Energy Systems Engineer in Thailand typically earns around 96,500 THB per month. Salaries range from 50,200 THB (lowest) to 148,000 THB (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Solar Energy Systems Engineer salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Solar Energy Systems Engineer salaries in Thailand range from 50,200 THB per month (minimum salary) to 148,000 THB per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 92,700 THB per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Solar Energy Systems Engineer(s) are earning less than 92,700 THB while the other half are earning more than 92,700 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 Solar Energy Systems Engineer(s) are earning less than 64,300 THB while 75% of them are earning more than 64,300 THB. Also from the diagram, 75% of Solar Energy Systems Engineer(s) are earning less than 115,000 THB while 25% are earning more than 115,000 THB.
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 plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary
The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Solar Energy Systems Engineer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Solar Energy Systems Engineer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 57,000 THB per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 76,500 THB per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 99,400 THB per month, 30% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Solar Energy Systems Engineer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 120,000 THB per month, 21% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.
If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 132,000 THB per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 138,000 THB per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+30%|
|10 - 15 Years||+21%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Solar Energy Systems Engineer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Solar Energy Systems Engineer is 80,400 THB per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 112,000 THB per month, 39% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Thailand costs anywhere from 485,000 Baht(s) to 1,450,000 Baht(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.
You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.
Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.
If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Solar Energy Systems Engineer employees in Thailand earn 9% more than their female counterparts on average.
Solar Energy Systems Engineer(s) in Thailand are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 12% every 16 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 17 months.
The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.
The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Thailand for the year 2019. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.
A Solar Energy Systems Engineer is considered to be a moderate bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.
47% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 53% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 5% of their annual salary.
The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.Company Performance Bonuses
Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.Goal-Based Bonuses
Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.Holiday / End of Year Bonuses
These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.
People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting Cast|
Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.
Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.
Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.
Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.
The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked 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 the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.
The average salary for Solar Energy Systems Engineer is 11% more than that of Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining. Also, Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining salaries are 10% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Assistant Yard Manager||85,500 THB||-11%|
|Associate Analyst||102,000 THB||+6%|
|Associate Landman||42,900 THB||-56%|
|Auxiliary Equipment Operator||37,500 THB||-61%|
|Biomass Plant Technician||45,700 THB||-53%|
|Biomass Power Plant Manager||133,000 THB||+38%|
|Chemical Plant Operator||71,700 THB||-26%|
|Chief Contract Compliance Engineer||93,700 THB||-3%|
|Completions Engineer||84,500 THB||-12%|
|Cost Controller||67,800 THB||-30%|
|Crude Oil Marketing Representative||95,400 THB||-1%|
|Distribution Manager||132,000 THB||+37%|
|Dragline Operator||44,600 THB||-54%|
|Driller Offsider||33,700 THB||-65%|
|Dump Truck Driver||34,400 THB||-64%|
|Electric and Gas Operations Manager||214,000 THB||+120%|
|Energy Advisor||136,000 THB||+41%|
|Energy Analyst||127,000 THB||+32%|
|Energy Auditor||114,000 THB||+18%|
|Energy Dispatch Director||164,000 THB||+70%|
|Energy Technical Assistant||56,500 THB||-41%|
|Energy Technical Manager||109,000 THB||+13%|
|Energy Technical Trainer||78,400 THB||-19%|
|Exploration Manager||153,000 THB||+59%|
|Field Safety Auditor||105,000 THB||+9%|
|Fluids Engineer||92,000 THB||-5%|
|Fuel Cell Engineer||97,100 THB||+1%|
|Fuel Cell Technician||47,000 THB||-51%|
|Fuels Handler||41,300 THB||-57%|
|Gas Compressor Operator||40,500 THB||-58%|
|Gas Distribution Plant Operator||76,200 THB||-21%|
|Gas Supply Manager||137,000 THB||+42%|
|Geothermal Production Manager||157,000 THB||+63%|
|Geothermal Technician||65,200 THB||-32%|
|HSE Engineer||93,500 THB||-3%|
|HSE Officer||57,700 THB||-40%|
|HSEQ Administrator||65,600 THB||-32%|
|Instrument Designer||71,400 THB||-26%|
|Lead Technical Field Advisor||123,000 THB||+27%|
|Logistics and Tool Coordinator||76,000 THB||-21%|
|Maintenance Engineer||90,100 THB||-7%|
|Maintenance Superintendent||85,500 THB||-11%|
|Material Controller||61,900 THB||-36%|
|Mine Engineer||89,700 THB||-7%|
|Mine Surveyor||98,800 THB||+2%|
|Mining Project Administrator||80,300 THB||-17%|
|Mining Project Assistant||66,800 THB||-31%|
|Mining Project Controls Consultant||97,000 THB||+0%|
|Mining Project Coordinator||84,300 THB||-13%|
|Mining Project Engineer||88,900 THB||-8%|
|Mining Project Manager||111,000 THB||+15%|
|Mining Site Manager||125,000 THB||+30%|
|Mining Team Leader||99,100 THB||+3%|
|NDT Technician||54,400 THB||-44%|
|Oil Service Unit Operator||49,500 THB||-49%|
|Oil Trader||120,000 THB||+24%|
|Oilwell Pumper||35,400 THB||-63%|
|Petroleum Engineer||103,000 THB||+7%|
|Petroleum Geologist||172,000 THB||+78%|
|Petroleum Pump System Operator||51,300 THB||-47%|
|Pipeline Technician||33,700 THB||-65%|
|Power Coordinator||53,900 THB||-44%|
|Power Plant Operations Manager||175,000 THB||+81%|
|Power Plant Operator||77,300 THB||-20%|
|Radio Operator||41,400 THB||-57%|
|Reliability Engineer||92,800 THB||-4%|
|Reservoir Engineer||82,100 THB||-15%|
|Risk Analyst||108,000 THB||+12%|
|Shutdown Engineer||73,200 THB||-24%|
|Solar Energy Installation Manager||135,000 THB||+40%|
|Solar Energy Systems Engineer||96,500 THB||-0%|
|Solar Photovoltaic Installer||61,900 THB||-36%|
|Solar Thermal Technician||53,900 THB||-44%|
|Supply Operations Manager||156,000 THB||+62%|
|Sustainability Specialist||141,000 THB||+46%|
|System Development Advisor||105,000 THB||+9%|
|Tanker Truck Driver||35,300 THB||-63%|
|Utility Operator||47,800 THB||-50%|
|Wind Energy Project Manager||131,000 THB||+36%|
|Bangkok (Krung Thep)||103,000 THB|
|Chiang Mai||103,000 THB|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Thailand earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.