A person working in Teaching / Education in Thailand typically earns around 103,000 THB per month. Salaries range from 49,300 THB (lowest average) to 187,000 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 Teaching / Education careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Academic Advisor||107,000 THB|
|Academic Coach||104,000 THB|
|Academic Manager||125,000 THB|
|Academic Specialist||95,800 THB|
|Academic Staff||76,100 THB|
|Achievement Coach||101,000 THB|
|Admissions Specialist||88,900 THB|
|Agricultural Sciences Teacher||83,400 THB|
|Anthropology Teacher||84,700 THB|
|Arabic Language Teacher||79,200 THB|
|Archeology Teacher||82,500 THB|
|Architecture Teacher||91,100 THB|
|Art Teacher||80,700 THB|
|Assistant School Principal||106,000 THB|
|Assistant Teacher||73,800 THB|
|Biochemistry Professor||152,000 THB|
|Biology Teacher||83,800 THB|
|Bursary Scheme Manager||101,000 THB|
|Business Teacher||88,900 THB|
|Chemistry Teacher||81,300 THB|
|Child Care Coordinator||85,100 THB|
|Child Care Worker||69,600 THB|
|Clinical School Psychologist||128,000 THB|
|College Aide||107,000 THB|
|College and Career Readiness Specialist||115,000 THB|
|College President||185,000 THB|
|Communications Teacher||83,000 THB|
|Community Education Officer||70,300 THB|
|Computer Science Teacher||80,900 THB|
|Computer Teacher||76,900 THB|
|Creative Writing Trainer||96,400 THB|
|Credit Counselor||99,500 THB|
|Cultural Studies Teacher||76,900 THB|
|Curriculum Developer||106,000 THB|
|Curriculum Specialist||103,000 THB|
|Deputy Controller of Examinations||99,100 THB|
|Director of Learning Technology||113,000 THB|
|Distance Learning Coordinator||93,500 THB|
|Economics Lecturer||138,000 THB|
|Education Administrator||97,500 THB|
|Education Assistant Director||104,000 THB|
|Education Assistant Principal||92,300 THB|
|Education Assistant Professor||112,000 THB|
|Education Consultant||121,000 THB|
|Education Coordinator||89,300 THB|
|Education Counselor||99,600 THB|
|Education Director||153,000 THB|
|Education Program Specialist||104,000 THB|
|Education Researcher||119,000 THB|
|Education Resource Specialist||91,800 THB|
|Education Services Facilitator||98,300 THB|
|Educational Psychologist||135,000 THB|
|EFL Teacher||80,900 THB|
|eLearning Trainer||76,000 THB|
|Elementary School Teacher||70,500 THB|
|Engineering Lecturer||140,000 THB|
|Engineering Teacher||120,000 THB|
|English Teacher||80,400 THB|
|ESL Teacher||85,100 THB|
|Faculty Assistant||99,400 THB|
|Foreign Language Teacher||78,600 THB|
|GED Teacher||77,300 THB|
|Geography Teacher||78,100 THB|
|Head of Mathematics Department||114,000 THB|
|Head of School||136,000 THB|
|High School Teacher||89,500 THB|
|History Teacher||85,500 THB|
|Infant Teacher||61,500 THB|
|Instructional Assistant||85,400 THB|
|Kindergarten Teacher||65,600 THB|
|Language Instructor For Expatriate||70,200 THB|
|Law Teacher||119,000 THB|
|Learning Designer||97,100 THB|
|Library Assistant||57,200 THB|
|Library Director||96,600 THB|
|Library Specialist||70,000 THB|
|Life Sciences Teacher||83,400 THB|
|Math Lecturer||147,000 THB|
|Mathematics Teacher||97,600 THB|
|Middle School Teacher||88,000 THB|
|Music Teacher||80,700 THB|
|Nursery Manager||120,000 THB|
|Nursery Worker||50,300 THB|
|Physical Education Specialist||89,500 THB|
|Physical Education Teacher||74,700 THB|
|Physics Teacher||81,600 THB|
|Political Science Teacher||91,100 THB|
|Post Doctoral Researcher||133,000 THB|
|Preschool Education Administrator||91,500 THB|
|Preschool Teacher||69,200 THB|
|Primary School Teacher||77,700 THB|
|Product Specialist||91,100 THB|
|Professor - Accounting||155,000 THB|
|Professor - Architecture||145,000 THB|
|Professor - Biology||143,000 THB|
|Professor - Business Administration||141,000 THB|
|Professor - Chemical Engineering||157,000 THB|
|Professor - Chemistry||157,000 THB|
|Professor - Civil Engineering||147,000 THB|
|Professor - Communication||148,000 THB|
|Professor - Computer Science||143,000 THB|
|Professor - Dentistry||152,000 THB|
|Professor - Drama||142,000 THB|
|Professor - Economics||155,000 THB|
|Professor - Education||155,000 THB|
|Professor - Electrical Engineering||164,000 THB|
|Professor - English||136,000 THB|
|Professor - Environmental Engineering||148,000 THB|
|Professor - Foreign Languages||139,000 THB|
|Professor - Geological Sciences||146,000 THB|
|Professor - History||150,000 THB|
|Professor - Industrial Engineering||151,000 THB|
|Professor - Law||166,000 THB|
|Professor - Legal Support||136,000 THB|
|Professor - Liberal Arts||144,000 THB|
|Professor - Marketing||153,000 THB|
|Professor - Mathematics||159,000 THB|
|Professor - Mechanical Engineering||158,000 THB|
|Professor - Medical Administration||162,000 THB|
|Professor - Medicine||185,000 THB|
|Professor - Music||143,000 THB|
|Professor - Nursing||135,000 THB|
|Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences||144,000 THB|
|Professor - Philosophy||148,000 THB|
|Professor - Physical Therapy||158,000 THB|
|Professor - Physics||165,000 THB|
|Professor - Psychology||152,000 THB|
|Professor - Rehabilitation||130,000 THB|
|Professor - Social Work||130,000 THB|
|Professor - Sociology||144,000 THB|
|Professor - Special Education||149,000 THB|
|Psychology Teacher||122,000 THB|
|Public Management Assistant Professor||124,000 THB|
|School Counselor||116,000 THB|
|Science Educator||82,800 THB|
|Science Laboratory Assistant||72,100 THB|
|Science Teacher||81,800 THB|
|Secondary Mathematics Teacher||88,100 THB|
|Secondary School Teacher||80,500 THB|
|Special Education Teacher||84,500 THB|
|Special Needs Assistant||73,500 THB|
|Statistics Lecturer||139,000 THB|
|Student Accounts Coordinator||79,300 THB|
|Student Development Specialist||92,800 THB|
|Student Employment Specialist||89,400 THB|
|Student Services||75,800 THB|
|Student Support Manager||102,000 THB|
|Substitute Teacher||71,600 THB|
|Teacher Aide||67,000 THB|
|Teacher Trainer||98,100 THB|
|Training and Development Specialist||110,000 THB|
|Training Coordinator||78,100 THB|
|University Teacher||147,000 THB|
|Vocational Education Teacher||76,900 THB|
Teaching / Education salaries in Thailand range from 49,300 THB per month (minimum average salary) to 187,000 THB per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 101,000 THB per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 101,000 THB while the other half are earning more than 101,000 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.
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 Teaching / Education are earning less than 67,500 THB while 75% of them are earning more than 67,500 THB. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 141,000 THB while 25% are earning more than 141,000 THB.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Teaching / Education earn 13% more than their female counterparts on average.
Teaching / Education professionals in Thailand are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 16 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 17 months.
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.
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
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.
Teaching / Education 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.
48% of surveyed staff in Teaching / Education reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 52% 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.
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.
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.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting 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.
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.
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.
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.
The average salary for Teaching / Education is 6% more than that of All Jobs.
|Bangkok (Krung Thep)||119,000 THB|
|Chiang Mai||114,000 THB|
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.