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Science and Technical Services Average Salaries in Thailand 2021

How much money does a person working in Science and Technical Services make in Thailand?

Average Monthly Salary
130,000 THB
( 1,560,000 THB yearly)


A person working in Science and Technical Services in Thailand typically earns around 130,000 THB per month. Salaries range from 46,900 THB (lowest average) to 216,000 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 Science and Technical Services 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
3D Lab Technologist97,900 THB
Algorithm Developer129,000 THB
Analytical Chemist182,000 THB
Anthropologist137,000 THB
Archeologist128,000 THB
Assistant Breeder61,900 THB
Astronomer231,000 THB
Atmospheric and Space Scientist177,000 THB
Behavior Analyst128,000 THB
Behavior Intervention Specialist130,000 THB
Biochemist203,000 THB
Biofuels Processing Technician84,600 THB
Biofuels Production Manager152,000 THB
Biologist210,000 THB
Biomedical Scientist205,000 THB
Biophysicist201,000 THB
Chemical Engineer102,000 THB
Chemical Technologist92,500 THB
Chemist200,000 THB
Chief Technologist178,000 THB
Climate Change Analyst139,000 THB
Clinical Laboratory Scientist214,000 THB
Computer Scientist165,000 THB
Conservation Scientist164,000 THB
Data Scientist157,000 THB
DNA Analyst214,000 THB
Ecologist160,000 THB
Economic Development Specialist164,000 THB
Flavourist67,700 THB
Food Scientist132,000 THB
Forensic Scientist168,000 THB
Formulation Technologist81,800 THB
Fraud Investigator98,100 THB
Genomics Scientist215,000 THB
Geographer110,000 THB
Geographic Information Systems Technician71,400 THB
Geological Data Technician72,800 THB
Geological Technician91,100 THB
Geologist179,000 THB
Geomatics Scientist171,000 THB
Geophysical Data Technician64,200 THB
Geospatial Information Scientist and Technologist154,000 THB
Hydrologist143,000 THB
Industrial Ecologist138,000 THB
Intelligence Analyst118,000 THB
Knowledge Management Specialist105,000 THB
Laboratory Manager146,000 THB
Laboratory Researcher92,300 THB
Laboratory Technician62,100 THB
Life Sciences Analyst143,000 THB
Life Scientist157,000 THB
Marine Architect128,000 THB
Marine Biologist153,000 THB
Marine Superintendent90,600 THB
Materials Analyst91,000 THB
Materials Scientist152,000 THB
Mathematician164,000 THB
Medical Scientist220,000 THB
Metallurgist153,000 THB
Meteorologist155,000 THB
Microbiologist210,000 THB
Natural Language Processing Researcher133,000 THB
Natural Resource Specialist123,000 THB
Natural Sciences Manager192,000 THB
Nuclear Engineer217,000 THB
Physical Scientist171,000 THB
Physicist202,000 THB
Political Scientist155,000 THB
Polygraph Examiner55,400 THB
Polysomnographic Technologist96,200 THB
Product Development Scientist177,000 THB
Quantitative Research Analyst140,000 THB
Quantitative Researcher142,000 THB
Radiation Protection Specialist117,000 THB
Refrigeration Technician46,600 THB
Research Scientist152,000 THB
Risk Safety Engineer94,300 THB
Scientific Photographer95,400 THB
Scientific Programmer124,000 THB
Scientist155,000 THB
Service Engineer91,100 THB
Service Technician61,500 THB
Social Science Research Assistant91,100 THB
Social Scientist155,000 THB
Sociologist152,000 THB
Soil Scientist129,000 THB
Statistical Analyst93,100 THB
Statistical Assistant68,900 THB
Statistician145,000 THB
Survey Analyst91,000 THB
Survey Researcher85,900 THB
Surveying and Mapping Technician59,300 THB
Team Leader129,000 THB
Technical Manager138,000 THB
Technical Officer64,300 THB
Technical Service Director197,000 THB
Technical Services Regulatory Affairs Specialist92,500 THB
Technical Services Research and Development Manager226,000 THB
Technical Services Research Coordinator105,000 THB
Technician61,000 THB
Water Ecologist182,000 THB
Wildlife Biologist144,000 THB

Science and Technical Services Jobs Salary Distribution in Thailand

Median and salary distribution monthly Thailand Science and Technical Services
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Science and Technical Services salaries in Thailand range from 46,900 THB per month (minimum average salary) to 216,000 THB per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 130,000 THB per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Science and Technical Services are earning less than 130,000 THB while the other half are earning more than 130,000 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 people working in Science and Technical Services are earning less than 79,500 THB while 75% of them are earning more than 79,500 THB. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Science and Technical Services are earning less than 173,000 THB while 25% are earning more than 173,000 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 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 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.

Science and Technical Services Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Thailand Science and Technical Services
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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 in Thailand who work in Science and Technical Services earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.

133,000 THB
126,000 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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Science and Technical Services Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Thailand

How much are annual salary increments in Thailand for Science and Technical Services professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Science and Technical Services

Science and Technical Services professionals in Thailand are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 15 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 17 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Thailand Science and Technical Services
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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

Information Technology

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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Science and Technical Services Bonus and Incentive Rates in Thailand

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Thailand Science and Technical Services
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Science and Technical Services is considered to be a moderate 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.

47% of surveyed staff in Science and Technical Services reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 53% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% 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.

Science and Technical Services Hourly Average Wage in Thailand

750 THB per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Thailand is 750 THB. This means that the average person in Thailand earns approximately 750 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.

Science and Technical Services VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Science and Technical Services and Science and Technical Services monthly Thailand
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The average salary for Science and Technical Services is 34% more than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bangkok (Krung Thep)150,000 THB
Chiang Mai144,000 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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