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Civil Engineer Average Salary in Thailand 2021

How much money does a Civil Engineer make in Thailand?

Average Monthly Salary
88,500 THB
( 1,060,000 THB yearly)


A person working as a Civil Engineer in Thailand typically earns around 88,500 THB per month. Salaries range from 45,100 THB (lowest) to 136,000 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 Salary Distribution in Thailand

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

  • Salary Range

    Civil Engineer salaries in Thailand range from 45,100 THB per month (minimum salary) to 136,000 THB per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 86,700 THB per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Civil Engineer(s) are earning less than 86,700 THB while the other half are earning more than 86,700 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.

  • Percentiles

    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 59,300 THB while 75% of them are earning more than 59,300 THB. Also from the diagram, 75% of Civil Engineer(s) are earning less than 109,000 THB while 25% are earning more than 109,000 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

Civil Engineer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Thailand Civil Engineer
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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 Civil Engineer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Civil Engineer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 50,600 THB per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 66,100 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 92,500 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, Civil Engineer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 111,000 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 121,000 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 130,000 THB per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Civil Engineer average salary change by experience in Thailand

0 - 2 Years
50,600 THB
2 - 5 Years+31%
66,100 THB
5 - 10 Years+40%
92,500 THB
10 - 15 Years+20%
111,000 THB
15 - 20 Years+9%
121,000 THB
20+ Years+8%
130,000 THB
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Civil Engineer Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Civil Engineer(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 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 62,400 THB per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 111,000 THB per month, 77% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

Civil Engineer average salary difference by education level in Thailand

Bachelor's Degree
62,400 THB
Master's Degree+77%
111,000 THB
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

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.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Civil Engineer Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Thailand Civil Engineer
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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 Civil Engineer employees in Thailand earn 13% more than their female counterparts on average.

94,200 THB
83,300 THB
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Thailand for all Careers

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Civil Engineer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Thailand

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

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Civil Engineer(s) in Thailand are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 19 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

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 2020

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Thailand for the year 2020. 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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Civil Engineer Bonus and Incentive Rates in Thailand

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Thailand Civil Engineer
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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.

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.

Civil Engineer Average Hourly Wage in Thailand

510 THB per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Thailand is 510 THB. This means that the average Civil Engineer in Thailand earns approximately 510 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.

Civil Engineer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Civil Engineer and Construction / Building / Installation monthly Thailand
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The average salary for Civil Engineer is 55% more than that of Construction / Building / Installation. Also, Construction / Building / Installation salaries are 41% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Adjudicator40,600 THB-54%
Assembler31,300 THB-65%
Boat Builder and Shipwright46,100 THB-48%
Bricklayer26,800 THB-70%
Building Administrator41,400 THB-53%
Building Contracts Manager141,000 THB+59%
Building Inspector40,400 THB-54%
Building Monitor31,700 THB-64%
Building Sales Manager128,000 THB+45%
Cabinetmaker34,500 THB-61%
Carpenter38,900 THB-56%
Civil Engineer88,500 THB+0%
Civil Technician44,700 THB-49%
Concreter28,300 THB-68%
Construction and Maintenance Manager74,700 THB-16%
Construction Assistant36,800 THB-58%
Construction Coordinator53,800 THB-39%
Construction Estimator60,700 THB-31%
Construction Field Engineer83,800 THB-5%
Construction General Manager166,000 THB+88%
Construction Inventory Officer33,400 THB-62%
Construction Operations Manager151,000 THB+71%
Construction Project Coordinator97,600 THB+10%
Construction Project Engineer91,300 THB+3%
Construction Project Manager162,000 THB+83%
Construction Project Planner90,600 THB+2%
Construction Quality Control Manager122,000 THB+38%
Construction Safety Officer57,700 THB-35%
Construction Superintendent61,600 THB-30%
Construction Supervisor86,100 THB-3%
Construction Technical Assistant35,500 THB-60%
Construction Technical Officer41,600 THB-53%
Construction Technical Writer37,500 THB-58%
Construction Technician31,900 THB-64%
Crane and Tower Operator33,400 THB-62%
Diesel Mechanic31,200 THB-65%
Drywall Installer33,300 THB-62%
Electrical Draftsman32,400 THB-63%
Electrical Engineering Supervisor102,000 THB+15%
Electrical Engineering Technician39,100 THB-56%
Electrician48,100 THB-46%
Elevator Installer and Repairer42,900 THB-52%
Engineer94,600 THB+7%
Excavator Operator31,800 THB-64%
Floor Finisher37,100 THB-58%
Floor Manager50,200 THB-43%
Foreman25,600 THB-71%
Frame and Truss Detailer29,300 THB-67%
Furniture Finisher30,300 THB-66%
Gas Technician 30,000 THB-66%
Handyman27,100 THB-69%
Health and Safety Coordinator39,400 THB-55%
Health and Safety Officer42,600 THB-52%
Installation Manager107,000 THB+21%
Installer27,400 THB-69%
Insulation Installer31,200 THB-65%
Labourer25,700 THB-71%
Land Surveyor41,600 THB-53%
Lift Technician31,200 THB-65%
Material Tester45,700 THB-48%
Model Maker46,100 THB-48%
Order Picker27,500 THB-69%
Painter30,900 THB-65%
Pipe Layer26,800 THB-70%
Pipefitter27,200 THB-69%
Plumber32,800 THB-63%
Property Coordinator76,500 THB-14%
Purchasing Manager112,000 THB+27%
Quantity Surveyor60,700 THB-31%
Roof Slater and Tiler29,200 THB-67%
Sheet Metal Mechanic32,800 THB-63%
Site Clerk31,500 THB-64%
Site engineer78,900 THB-11%
Site Leader152,000 THB+72%
Stock Controller46,300 THB-48%
Structural Steel Construction Worker33,500 THB-62%
Technical Draughtsman37,500 THB-58%
Tendering Manager135,000 THB+53%
Tower Crane Operator30,800 THB-65%
Wall and Floor Tiler29,600 THB-67%
Warehouse Manager105,000 THB+19%
Welder27,400 THB-69%
Welding Superintendent37,700 THB-57%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bangkok (Krung Thep)102,000 THB
Chiang Mai94,600 THB

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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.

Private Sector
94,000 THB
Public Sector+7%
100,000 THB
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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