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Receptionist Average Salary in Thailand 2020

How much money does a Receptionist make in Thailand?

Average Monthly Salary
75,500 THB
( 906,000 THB yearly)


A person working as a Receptionist in Thailand typically earns around 75,500 THB per month. Salaries range from 38,500 THB (lowest) to 116,000 THB (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Receptionist salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Receptionist Salary Distribution in Thailand

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Receptionist salaries in Thailand range from 38,500 THB per month (minimum salary) to 116,000 THB per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 74,000 THB per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Receptionist(s) are earning less than 74,000 THB while the other half are earning more than 74,000 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.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Receptionist(s) are earning less than 50,600 THB while 75% of them are earning more than 50,600 THB. Also from the diagram, 75% of Receptionist(s) are earning less than 93,200 THB while 25% are earning more than 93,200 THB.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

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

Receptionist Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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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 Receptionist salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Receptionist with less than two years of experience makes approximately 43,200 THB per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 56,400 THB per month, 31% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 78,900 THB per month, 40% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, Receptionist(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 94,800 THB per month, 20% 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 103,000 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 111,000 THB per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Receptionist average salary change by experience in Thailand

0 - 2 Years
43,200 THB
2 - 5 Years+31%
56,400 THB
5 - 10 Years+40%
78,900 THB
10 - 15 Years+20%
94,800 THB
15 - 20 Years+9%
103,000 THB
20+ Years+8%
111,000 THB
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Receptionist Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Receptionist(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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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 Receptionist salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Receptionist is 49,400 THB per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 72,700 THB per month, 47% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 112,000 THB per month, 53% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Receptionist average salary difference by education level in Thailand

High School
49,400 THB
Certificate or Diploma+47%
72,700 THB
Bachelor's Degree+53%
112,000 THB
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Receptionist Salary Comparison By Gender

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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Receptionist employees in Thailand earn 19% more than their female counterparts.

69,100 THB
82,500 THB
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Thailand for all Careers

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Receptionist Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Thailand

How much are annual salary increments in Thailand for Receptionist(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?


Receptionist(s) in Thailand are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 17 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Thailand / All Professions

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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.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

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

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Thailand is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Information Technology

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.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Receptionist Bonus and Incentive Rates in Thailand

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Thailand Receptionist
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A Receptionist is considered to be a low 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.

71% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 29% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 3% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

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.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

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.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting 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.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

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.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

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.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector Receptionist employees in Thailand earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts.

Private Sector
94,700 THB
Public Sector+7%
101,000 THB
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Receptionist Salary Trend and Forecast in Thailand

How are Receptionist salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

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Average Salary 2016
67,600 THB
Average Salary 2017+4%
70,100 THB
Average Salary 2018+2%
71,600 THB
Average Salary 2019+3%
74,100 THB
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Receptionist salaries in Thailand are on the rise in the year 2020 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 continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

Receptionist Average Hourly Wage in Thailand

440 THB per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Thailand is 440 THB. This means that the average Receptionist in Thailand earns approximately 440 THB for every worked hour.

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

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.

Receptionist VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Receptionist and Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering monthly Thailand
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The average salary for Receptionist is 6% less than that of Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering. Also, Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries are 18% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
All Rounder76,200 THB+1%
Assistant Executive Housekeeper61,000 THB-19%
Assistant Food and Beverage Director114,000 THB+51%
Assistant Hospitality Manager128,000 THB+70%
Assistant Storekeeper50,300 THB-33%
Assistant Tour Manager84,400 THB+12%
Baker and Pastrycook65,700 THB-13%
Bakery Manager89,200 THB+18%
Bakery Superintendent73,300 THB-3%
Banquet Manager75,700 THB+0%
Banquet Server62,000 THB-18%
Bar Attendant63,500 THB-16%
Bar Manager101,000 THB+34%
Bar Supervisor79,400 THB+5%
Barista63,400 THB-16%
Bartender65,700 THB-13%
Bellman51,000 THB-32%
Beverage Manager95,600 THB+27%
Bistro Attendant59,800 THB-21%
Buffet Chef87,200 THB+16%
Buffet Host57,400 THB-24%
Buffet Manager95,800 THB+27%
Butcher and Slaughterer54,700 THB-28%
Cafeteria Manager84,500 THB+12%
Cake Decorator67,000 THB-11%
Casino Shift Manager109,000 THB+44%
Chain Store Customer Support80,800 THB+7%
Chef80,900 THB+7%
Club Manager103,000 THB+36%
Cluster Director121,000 THB+60%
Cluster Revenue Manager117,000 THB+55%
Cocktail Server56,800 THB-25%
Coffee Shop Manager109,000 THB+44%
Concierge61,000 THB-19%
Confectionery Baker68,300 THB-9%
Conference Services Manager85,100 THB+13%
Cook74,100 THB-2%
Corporate Sous Chef95,900 THB+27%
Corporate Travel Consultant88,500 THB+17%
Croupier71,300 THB-6%
Culinary Assistant64,800 THB-14%
Culinary Associate70,900 THB-6%
Dietary Aide74,800 THB-1%
Dining Room Supervisor88,900 THB+18%
Dishwasher41,200 THB-45%
Duty Manager96,700 THB+28%
Events Coordinator82,500 THB+9%
Executive Chef89,800 THB+19%
Executive Pastry Chef74,500 THB-1%
Fast Food Cook75,200 THB-0%
Fast Food Shift Supervisor82,100 THB+9%
Fine Dining Cook91,300 THB+21%
Fine Dining Restaurant Chef97,600 THB+29%
Fleet Manager104,000 THB+38%
Food and Beverage Manager106,000 THB+40%
Food Consultant113,000 THB+50%
Food Safety Coordinator94,100 THB+25%
Food Server55,300 THB-27%
Food Service Director101,000 THB+34%
Food Service Manager111,000 THB+47%
Food Service Sales90,400 THB+20%
Food Service Worker58,300 THB-23%
Front Desk Agent70,800 THB-6%
Front Office Manager90,800 THB+20%
Guest Service Executive109,000 THB+44%
Guest Service Representative78,000 THB+3%
Head Concierge74,400 THB-1%
Hospitality Director149,000 THB+97%
Hostess / Host78,000 THB+3%
Hotel Desk Clerk58,900 THB-22%
Hotel Maid41,300 THB-45%
Hotel Manager151,000 THB+100%
Hotel Sales Manager124,000 THB+64%
Hotel Service Supervisor106,000 THB+40%
Hotel Staff73,100 THB-3%
Inventory Coordinator68,900 THB-9%
Kitchen Manager83,200 THB+10%
Kitchen Staff65,200 THB-14%
Kitchen Supervisor80,100 THB+6%
Line Cook79,300 THB+5%
Luggage Porter40,100 THB-47%
Motel Manager99,300 THB+32%
Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant52,300 THB-31%
Production Operator50,900 THB-33%
Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator66,600 THB-12%
Receptionist75,500 THB+0%
Regional Restaurant Manager130,000 THB+72%
Restaurant Manager122,000 THB+62%
Room Reservations Manager112,000 THB+48%
Room Service Manager103,000 THB+36%
Sous Chef79,400 THB+5%
Supervisor of Food Services92,300 THB+22%
Tour Consultant85,300 THB+13%
Travel Agent80,100 THB+6%
Travel Consultant91,500 THB+21%
Waiter / Waitress60,100 THB-20%

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CityAverage Salary
Bangkok (Krung Thep)77,500 THB
Chiang Mai74,800 THB
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