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Factory and Manufacturing Average Salaries in Thailand 2020

How much money does a person working in Factory and Manufacturing make in Thailand?

Average Monthly Salary
76,500 THB
( 918,000 THB yearly)


A person working in Factory and Manufacturing in Thailand typically earns around 76,500 THB per month. Salaries range from 36,000 THB (lowest average) to 144,000 THB (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Factory and Manufacturing careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Assembly Foreman42,500 THB
Assembly Line Worker37,000 THB
Assembly Supervisor58,000 THB
Assistance Maintenance Manager92,300 THB
Assistant Shipping Manager95,700 THB
Chemical Equipment Controller88,500 THB
Chemical Technican Apprentice75,300 THB
CNC Machinist77,700 THB
CNC Operator65,400 THB
CNC Programmer75,700 THB
Colour Technologist63,800 THB
Contracts Manager96,500 THB
Data Collection Coordinator70,300 THB
Demand Planner64,100 THB
Derrick Operator52,800 THB
Director of Manufacturing104,000 THB
Dock Worker53,300 THB
Drying Technician50,500 THB
Equipment Operator48,100 THB
Export Sales Coordinator88,500 THB
Factory Superintendent63,400 THB
Factory Worker62,500 THB
Failure Analysis Technician65,900 THB
Fiberglass Laminator54,900 THB
Food Technologist70,600 THB
Forklift Driver54,900 THB
Forming Machine Operator55,800 THB
Furnace Operator52,000 THB
Gas Appliance Repairer51,800 THB
General Warehouse Associate77,700 THB
Heavy Equipment Operator62,500 THB
HSE Manager106,000 THB
Industrial Engineer91,300 THB
Industrial Machinery Mechanic75,200 THB
Industrial Production Manager138,000 THB
Industrial Safety and Health Engineer99,100 THB
Intake Operator63,500 THB
Key Account Manager106,000 THB
Lift Truck Operator57,600 THB
Loading Supervisor69,000 THB
Logistic Coordinator81,800 THB
Logistics Clerk67,900 THB
Machine Operator55,400 THB
Machinist49,700 THB
Maintenance Manager89,700 THB
Maintenance Store Clerk52,300 THB
Manufacturing Engineer86,600 THB
Manufacturing Engineering Manager113,000 THB
Manufacturing Engineering Technologist105,000 THB
Manufacturing Manager118,000 THB
Manufacturing Operative89,700 THB
Manufacturing Production Technician63,000 THB
Manufacturing Supervisor79,700 THB
Manufacturing Technician62,900 THB
Materials Supervisor85,500 THB
Mechanical Fitter Engineer88,500 THB
Mechanical Foreman57,300 THB
Merchandise Planner68,100 THB
Metrology Engineer90,200 THB
Operations Engineer86,800 THB
Operations Manager109,000 THB
Order Management Coordinator85,600 THB
Order Processing Manager97,500 THB
Order Selector64,100 THB
Package Handler47,800 THB
Packaging Manager101,000 THB
Packer38,900 THB
Packing Deputy Supervisor70,500 THB
Planning Manager102,000 THB
Plant Manager123,000 THB
Precision Instrument Repairer64,900 THB
Process Technician65,300 THB
Product Manager108,000 THB
Production Analyst106,000 THB
Production Director131,000 THB
Production Engineer97,000 THB
Production Engineering Supervisor111,000 THB
Production Inspector95,600 THB
Production Laborer51,000 THB
Production Manager114,000 THB
Production Scheduler78,100 THB
Production Supervisor91,700 THB
Quality Control Analyst101,000 THB
Quality Control Inspector93,400 THB
Quality Control Manager110,000 THB
Service Technician61,300 THB
SHEQ Officer67,700 THB
Shipping Manager107,000 THB
Small Engine Mechanic70,800 THB
Spray Painter50,800 THB
Sterile Processing Technician56,000 THB
Structural Welder51,300 THB
Supply Chain Operative83,400 THB
Technical Operator63,200 THB
Technology Development Manager124,000 THB
Testing Technician92,300 THB
Toolmaker70,900 THB
Warehouse Operative55,300 THB
Warehouse Worker57,400 THB
Warranty Handler71,300 THB
Welder56,200 THB
Workshop Manager94,400 THB

Factory and Manufacturing Jobs Salary Distribution in Thailand

Median and salary distribution monthly Thailand Factory and Manufacturing
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Factory and Manufacturing salaries in Thailand range from 36,000 THB per month (minimum average salary) to 144,000 THB per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 73,400 THB per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Factory and Manufacturing are earning less than 73,400 THB while the other half are earning more than 73,400 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 people working in Factory and Manufacturing are earning less than 49,300 THB while 75% of them are earning more than 49,300 THB. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Factory and Manufacturing are earning less than 104,000 THB while 25% are earning more than 104,000 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

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.

Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

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.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

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It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.

Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.

Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.

Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.

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 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 this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Factory and Manufacturing Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Thailand Factory and Manufacturing
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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 employees earn 13% more than their female counterparts.

72,900 THB
82,200 THB
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Thailand for all Careers

Salary comparison by gender monthly Thailand
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Factory and Manufacturing Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Thailand

How much are annual salary increments in Thailand for Factory and Manufacturing professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Factory and Manufacturing

Factory and Manufacturing professionals in Thailand are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 17 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Thailand Factory and Manufacturing
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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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Factory and Manufacturing Bonus and Incentive Rates in Thailand

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Thailand Factory and Manufacturing
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Factory and Manufacturing is considered to be a low bonus-based field 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.

74% of surveyed staff in Factory and Manufacturing reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 26% 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

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Thailand
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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.

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

Factory and Manufacturing Salary Forecast and Trend in Thailand

How do Factory and Manufacturing salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Thailand Factory and Manufacturing
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Average Salary 2016
67,900 THB
Average Salary 2017+4%
70,400 THB
Average Salary 2018+2%
71,800 THB
Average Salary 2019+3%
73,800 THB
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Factory and Manufacturing salaries in Thailand are rising 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.

Factory and Manufacturing Hourly Average Wage in Thailand

440 THB per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Thailand is 440 THB. This means that the average person 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.

Factory and Manufacturing VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Factory and Manufacturing and Factory and Manufacturing monthly Thailand
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The average salary for Factory and Manufacturing is 22% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bangkok (Krung Thep)88,200 THB
Chiang Mai84,800 THB
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