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Receptionist Average Salary in Thailand 2021

How much money does a Receptionist make in Thailand?


Average Monthly Salary
47,100 THB
( 565,000 THB yearly)

LOW
22,600
THB
AVERAGE
47,100
THB
HIGH
73,900
THB

A person working as a Receptionist in Thailand typically earns around 47,100 THB per month. Salaries range from 22,600 THB (lowest) to 73,900 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 22,600 THB per month (minimum salary) to 73,900 THB per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 49,000 THB per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Receptionist(s) are earning less than 49,000 THB while the other half are earning more than 49,000 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 32,200 THB while 75% of them are earning more than 32,200 THB. Also from the diagram, 75% of Receptionist(s) are earning less than 63,900 THB while 25% are earning more than 63,900 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 26,500 THB per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 37,500 THB per month, 42% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 49,300 THB per month, 31% 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 60,600 THB per month, 23% 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 64,400 THB per month, 6% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 70,600 THB per month, 10% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Receptionist average salary change by experience in Thailand

0 - 2 Years
26,500 THB
2 - 5 Years+42%
37,500 THB
5 - 10 Years+31%
49,300 THB
10 - 15 Years+23%
60,600 THB
15 - 20 Years+6%
64,400 THB
20+ Years+10%
70,600 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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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 32,900 THB per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 48,300 THB per month, 47% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 64,700 THB per month, 34% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.


Receptionist average salary difference by education level in Thailand

High School
32,900 THB
Certificate or Diploma+47%
48,300 THB
Bachelor's Degree+34%
64,700 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 7% less than their female counterparts on average.

Male
45,900 THB
Female+8%
49,300 THB
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Thailand for all Careers

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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

Receptionist(s) in Thailand are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% 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

Banking
8%
Energy
7%
Information Technology
6%
Healthcare
5%
Travel
4%
Construction
3%
Education
2%

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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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.

69% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 31% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
31%
No Bonus
69%

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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.

Receptionist Average Hourly Wage in Thailand


270 THB per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Thailand is 270 THB. This means that the average Receptionist in Thailand earns approximately 270 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 Administration / Reception / Secretarial monthly Thailand
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The average salary for Receptionist is 18% less than that of Administration / Reception / Secretarial. Also, Administration / Reception / Secretarial salaries are 41% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accreditation Specialist116,000 THB+150%
Administrative Aide38,300 THB-19%
Administrative Analyst72,800 THB+55%
Administrative Assistant54,700 THB+16%
Administrative Associate50,500 THB+7%
Administrative Manager76,000 THB+61%
Administrative Receptionist50,000 THB+6%
Board Secretary46,400 THB-1%
Central Office Operator47,600 THB+1%
Clerk33,500 THB-29%
Commercial Administrator72,600 THB+54%
Commissions Processor61,300 THB+30%
Conveyancing Secretary45,300 THB-4%
Document Controller42,500 THB-10%
Document Management Specialist63,800 THB+35%
Executive Assistant53,900 THB+14%
Executive Personal Assistant63,600 THB+35%
Executive Secretary56,200 THB+19%
Front Desk Attendant49,300 THB+5%
Front Desk Coordinator58,900 THB+25%
Front Desk Manager76,100 THB+62%
Group Services Manager131,000 THB+180%
Head Receptionist56,200 THB+19%
Key Account Assistant56,800 THB+21%
Keyboard and Data Entry Operator31,700 THB-33%
Leasing Administrator62,100 THB+32%
Legal Secretary50,200 THB+7%
Librarian60,100 THB+28%
Mailroom Manager54,900 THB+17%
Management Support Secretary49,500 THB+5%
Master Programme Coordinator96,600 THB+110%
Medical Receptionist54,300 THB+15%
Meeting and Event Assistant56,500 THB+20%
Meeting and Event Manager125,000 THB+170%
Night Manager76,200 THB+62%
Office Administrator80,400 THB+71%
Office Assistant35,700 THB-24%
Office Manager90,100 THB+91%
Office Services Coordinator66,200 THB+41%
Operations Analyst106,000 THB+130%
Operations Manager130,000 THB+180%
Personal Assistant48,500 THB+3%
Planning Assistant58,000 THB+23%
Process Expert74,100 THB+57%
Program Coordinator69,900 THB+48%
Programme Assistant61,200 THB+30%
Project Administrator83,000 THB+76%
Project Coordinator112,000 THB+140%
Reception Team Lead65,200 THB+38%
Receptionist47,100 THB+0%
Records Officer42,900 THB-9%
Schedule Officer33,500 THB-29%
School Secretary49,500 THB+5%
Secretary44,800 THB-5%
Switchboard Operator41,400 THB-12%
Technical Program Manager111,000 THB+140%
Technical Project Manager117,000 THB+150%
Typist40,100 THB-15%
Wayleave Officer34,600 THB-27%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bangkok (Krung Thep)55,100 THB
Chiang Mai47,700 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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