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Bartender Average Salary in Thailand 2021

How much money does a Bartender make in Thailand?

Average Monthly Salary
38,700 THB
( 464,000 THB yearly)


A person working as a Bartender in Thailand typically earns around 38,700 THB per month. Salaries range from 19,700 THB (lowest) to 59,500 THB (highest).

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

Bartender Salary Distribution in Thailand

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

  • Salary Range

    Bartender salaries in Thailand range from 19,700 THB per month (minimum salary) to 59,500 THB per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 37,900 THB per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Bartender(s) are earning less than 37,900 THB while the other half are earning more than 37,900 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.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Bartender(s) are earning less than 25,900 THB while 75% of them are earning more than 25,900 THB. Also from the diagram, 75% of Bartender(s) are earning less than 47,700 THB while 25% are earning more than 47,700 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

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

A Bartender with less than two years of experience makes approximately 22,100 THB per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 28,900 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 40,400 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, Bartender(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 48,600 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 52,800 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 56,900 THB per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Bartender average salary change by experience in Thailand

0 - 2 Years
22,100 THB
2 - 5 Years+31%
28,900 THB
5 - 10 Years+40%
40,400 THB
10 - 15 Years+20%
48,600 THB
15 - 20 Years+9%
52,800 THB
20+ Years+8%
56,900 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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Bartender Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Bartender(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 Bartender salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Bartender is 26,100 THB per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 46,000 THB per month, 76% more than someone having a High School degree.

Bartender average salary difference by education level in Thailand

High School
26,100 THB
Certificate or Diploma+76%
46,000 THB
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Bartender 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 Bartender employees in Thailand earn 13% more than their female counterparts on average.

41,100 THB
36,400 THB
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Thailand for all Careers

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Bartender Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Thailand

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


Bartender(s) in Thailand are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% 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 Bartender
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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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Bartender Bonus and Incentive Rates in Thailand

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

72% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 28% 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.

Bartender Average Hourly Wage in Thailand

220 THB per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Thailand is 220 THB. This means that the average Bartender in Thailand earns approximately 220 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.

Bartender VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Bartender and Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering monthly Thailand
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The average salary for Bartender is 40% less than that of Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering. Also, Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries are 33% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
All Rounder41,200 THB+7%
Assistant Executive Housekeeper29,300 THB-24%
Assistant Food and Beverage Director124,000 THB+220%
Assistant Hospitality Manager142,000 THB+270%
Assistant Storekeeper26,500 THB-31%
Assistant Tour Manager61,400 THB+59%
Baker and Pastrycook35,600 THB-8%
Bakery Manager71,300 THB+84%
Bakery Superintendent46,800 THB+21%
Banquet Manager50,500 THB+31%
Banquet Server32,000 THB-17%
Bar Attendant32,200 THB-17%
Bar Manager69,300 THB+79%
Bar Supervisor48,400 THB+25%
Barista38,000 THB-2%
Bartender38,700 THB+0%
Bellman30,600 THB-21%
Beverage Manager80,000 THB+110%
Bistro Attendant32,900 THB-15%
Buffet Chef60,700 THB+57%
Buffet Host32,900 THB-15%
Buffet Manager74,600 THB+93%
Butcher and Slaughterer25,700 THB-34%
Cafeteria Manager59,400 THB+54%
Cake Decorator38,700 THB+0%
Casino Shift Manager110,000 THB+180%
Chain Store Customer Support53,900 THB+39%
Chef62,000 THB+60%
Club Manager113,000 THB+190%
Cluster Director147,000 THB+280%
Cluster Revenue Manager117,000 THB+200%
Cocktail Server31,900 THB-17%
Coffee Shop Manager114,000 THB+190%
Concierge31,200 THB-19%
Confectionery Baker38,700 THB+0%
Conference Services Manager71,000 THB+84%
Cook52,400 THB+36%
Corporate Sous Chef87,400 THB+130%
Corporate Travel Consultant91,000 THB+140%
Croupier41,400 THB+7%
Culinary Assistant29,000 THB-25%
Culinary Associate29,400 THB-24%
Dietary Aide61,800 THB+60%
Dining Room Supervisor57,900 THB+50%
Dishwasher26,300 THB-32%
Duty Manager77,300 THB+100%
Events Coordinator49,500 THB+28%
Executive Chef73,900 THB+91%
Executive Pastry Chef56,800 THB+47%
Fast Food Cook50,300 THB+30%
Fast Food Shift Supervisor52,200 THB+35%
Fine Dining Cook90,100 THB+130%
Fine Dining Restaurant Chef93,700 THB+140%
Fleet Manager156,000 THB+300%
Food and Beverage Manager119,000 THB+210%
Food Consultant99,100 THB+160%
Food Safety Coordinator74,200 THB+92%
Food Server30,300 THB-22%
Food Service Director116,000 THB+200%
Food Service Manager134,000 THB+250%
Food Service Sales75,800 THB+96%
Food Service Worker30,000 THB-22%
Front Desk Agent36,600 THB-5%
Front Office Manager64,600 THB+67%
Guest Service Executive104,000 THB+170%
Guest Service Representative42,300 THB+9%
Head Concierge47,600 THB+23%
Hospitality Director186,000 THB+380%
Hostess / Host37,000 THB-4%
Hotel Desk Clerk35,300 THB-9%
Hotel Maid26,200 THB-32%
Hotel Manager184,000 THB+380%
Hotel Sales Manager139,000 THB+260%
Hotel Service Supervisor105,000 THB+170%
Hotel Staff33,500 THB-13%
Inventory Coordinator41,400 THB+7%
Kitchen Manager58,500 THB+51%
Kitchen Staff32,600 THB-16%
Kitchen Supervisor54,100 THB+40%
Line Cook53,900 THB+39%
Luggage Porter26,300 THB-32%
Motel Manager99,300 THB+160%
Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant34,400 THB-11%
Production Operator49,700 THB+29%
Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator54,200 THB+40%
Receptionist39,000 THB+1%
Regional Restaurant Manager144,000 THB+270%
Restaurant Manager125,000 THB+220%
Room Reservations Manager125,000 THB+220%
Room Service Manager109,000 THB+180%
Sous Chef71,800 THB+86%
Supervisor of Food Services81,600 THB+110%
Tour Consultant86,500 THB+120%
Travel Agent62,100 THB+61%
Travel Consultant92,800 THB+140%
Waiter / Waitress31,500 THB-19%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bangkok (Krung Thep)42,600 THB
Chiang Mai39,900 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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