A person working as a Civil Engineer in Thailand typically earns around 85,600 THB per month. Salaries range from 43,700 THB (lowest) to 132,000 THB (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Civil Engineer salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Civil Engineer salaries in Thailand range from 43,700 THB per month (minimum salary) to 132,000 THB per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 83,900 THB per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Civil Engineer(s) are earning less than 83,900 THB while the other half are earning more than 83,900 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 Civil Engineer(s) are earning less than 57,400 THB while 75% of them are earning more than 57,400 THB. Also from the diagram, 75% of Civil Engineer(s) are earning less than 106,000 THB while 25% are earning more than 106,000 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 Civil Engineer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Civil Engineer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 49,000 THB per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 63,900 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 89,500 THB per month, 40% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Civil Engineer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 108,000 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 117,000 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 126,000 THB per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+31%|
|5 - 10 Years||+40%|
|10 - 15 Years||+20%|
|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 Civil Engineer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Civil Engineer is 60,400 THB per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 107,000 THB per month, 77% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Thailand costs anywhere from 488,000 Baht(s) to 1,470,000 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 Civil Engineer employees in Thailand earn 19% more than their female counterparts.
Civil Engineer(s) in Thailand are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 20 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 Civil Engineer 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.
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.
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector Civil Engineer employees in Thailand earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts.
|Average Salary 2016|
|Average Salary 2017||+4%|
|Average Salary 2018||+2%|
|Average Salary 2019||+3%|
Civil Engineer 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.
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 Civil Engineer is 24% more than that of Construction / Building / Installation. Also, Construction / Building / Installation salaries are 29% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Boat Builder and Shipwright||67,100 THB||-22%|
|Building Administrator||64,100 THB||-25%|
|Building Contracts Manager||107,000 THB||+25%|
|Building Inspector||73,700 THB||-14%|
|Building Monitor||52,800 THB||-38%|
|Building Sales Manager||103,000 THB||+20%|
|Civil Engineer||85,600 THB||-0%|
|Civil Technician||72,200 THB||-16%|
|Construction and Maintenance Manager||78,400 THB||-8%|
|Construction Assistant||68,700 THB||-20%|
|Construction Coordinator||78,400 THB||-8%|
|Construction Estimator||83,400 THB||-3%|
|Construction Field Engineer||90,200 THB||+5%|
|Construction General Manager||96,100 THB||+12%|
|Construction Inventory Officer||55,700 THB||-35%|
|Construction Operations Manager||90,800 THB||+6%|
|Construction Project Coordinator||92,600 THB||+8%|
|Construction Project Engineer||88,200 THB||+3%|
|Construction Project Manager||115,000 THB||+34%|
|Construction Project Planner||93,100 THB||+9%|
|Construction Quality Control Manager||103,000 THB||+20%|
|Construction Safety Officer||81,700 THB||-5%|
|Construction Superintendent||91,100 THB||+6%|
|Construction Supervisor||93,200 THB||+9%|
|Construction Technical Assistant||67,700 THB||-21%|
|Construction Technical Officer||65,400 THB||-24%|
|Construction Technical Writer||62,600 THB||-27%|
|Construction Technician||54,400 THB||-36%|
|Crane and Tower Operator||60,700 THB||-29%|
|Diesel Mechanic||52,100 THB||-39%|
|Drywall Installer||55,600 THB||-35%|
|Electrical Draftsman||52,700 THB||-38%|
|Electrical Engineering Supervisor||91,100 THB||+6%|
|Electrical Engineering Technician||70,000 THB||-18%|
|Elevator Installer and Repairer||67,700 THB||-21%|
|Excavator Operator||64,100 THB||-25%|
|Floor Finisher||72,200 THB||-16%|
|Floor Manager||75,300 THB||-12%|
|Frame and Truss Detailer||52,500 THB||-39%|
|Furniture Finisher||48,100 THB||-44%|
|Gas Technician||50,100 THB||-41%|
|Health and Safety Coordinator||70,600 THB||-18%|
|Health and Safety Officer||60,300 THB||-30%|
|Installation Manager||95,200 THB||+11%|
|Insulation Installer||53,100 THB||-38%|
|Land Surveyor||63,200 THB||-26%|
|Lift Technician||50,800 THB||-41%|
|Material Tester||60,600 THB||-29%|
|Model Maker||63,500 THB||-26%|
|Order Picker||50,700 THB||-41%|
|Pipe Layer||48,500 THB||-43%|
|Property Coordinator||87,400 THB||+2%|
|Purchasing Manager||101,000 THB||+18%|
|Quantity Surveyor||85,900 THB||+0%|
|Roof Slater and Tiler||60,300 THB||-30%|
|Sheet Metal Mechanic||69,000 THB||-19%|
|Site Clerk||56,300 THB||-34%|
|Site engineer||81,300 THB||-5%|
|Site Leader||96,500 THB||+13%|
|Stock Controller||72,200 THB||-16%|
|Structural Steel Construction Worker||61,900 THB||-28%|
|Technical Draughtsman||65,100 THB||-24%|
|Tendering Manager||110,000 THB||+28%|
|Tower Crane Operator||50,000 THB||-42%|
|Wall and Floor Tiler||50,500 THB||-41%|
|Warehouse Manager||101,000 THB||+18%|
|Welding Superintendent||62,800 THB||-27%|
|Bangkok (Krung Thep)||99,000 THB|
|Chiang Mai||91,600 THB|