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Teaching / Education Average Salaries in Thailand 2021

How much money does a person working in Teaching / Education make in Thailand?

Average Monthly Salary
103,000 THB
( 1,230,000 THB yearly)


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.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Academic Advisor107,000 THB
Academic Coach104,000 THB
Academic Manager125,000 THB
Academic Specialist95,800 THB
Academic Staff76,100 THB
Accompanist88,000 THB
Achievement Coach101,000 THB
Admissions Specialist88,900 THB
Agricultural Sciences Teacher83,400 THB
Anthropology Teacher84,700 THB
Arabic Language Teacher79,200 THB
Archeology Teacher82,500 THB
Architecture Teacher91,100 THB
Archivist72,400 THB
Art Teacher80,700 THB
Assistant School Principal106,000 THB
Assistant Teacher73,800 THB
Biochemistry Professor 152,000 THB
Biology Teacher83,800 THB
Bursary Scheme Manager101,000 THB
Business Teacher88,900 THB
Chemistry Teacher81,300 THB
Child Care Coordinator85,100 THB
Child Care Worker69,600 THB
Clinical School Psychologist128,000 THB
College Aide107,000 THB
College and Career Readiness Specialist115,000 THB
College President185,000 THB
Communications Teacher83,000 THB
Community Education Officer70,300 THB
Computer Science Teacher80,900 THB
Computer Teacher76,900 THB
Creative Writing Trainer96,400 THB
Credit Counselor99,500 THB
Cultural Studies Teacher76,900 THB
Curriculum Developer106,000 THB
Curriculum Specialist103,000 THB
Demonstrator72,800 THB
Deputy Controller of Examinations99,100 THB
Director of Learning Technology113,000 THB
Distance Learning Coordinator93,500 THB
Economics Lecturer138,000 THB
Education Administrator97,500 THB
Education Assistant Director104,000 THB
Education Assistant Principal92,300 THB
Education Assistant Professor112,000 THB
Education Consultant121,000 THB
Education Coordinator89,300 THB
Education Counselor99,600 THB
Education Director153,000 THB
Education Program Specialist104,000 THB
Education Researcher119,000 THB
Education Resource Specialist91,800 THB
Education Services Facilitator98,300 THB
Educational Psychologist135,000 THB
EFL Teacher80,900 THB
eLearning Trainer76,000 THB
Elementary School Teacher70,500 THB
Engineering Lecturer140,000 THB
Engineering Teacher120,000 THB
English Teacher80,400 THB
ESL Teacher85,100 THB
Faculty Assistant99,400 THB
Foreign Language Teacher78,600 THB
GED Teacher77,300 THB
Geography Teacher78,100 THB
Head of Mathematics Department114,000 THB
Head of School136,000 THB
High School Teacher89,500 THB
History Teacher85,500 THB
Infant Teacher61,500 THB
Instructional Assistant85,400 THB
Instructor97,100 THB
Kindergarten Teacher65,600 THB
Language Instructor For Expatriate70,200 THB
Law Teacher119,000 THB
Learning Designer97,100 THB
Lecturer147,000 THB
Librarian70,200 THB
Library Assistant57,200 THB
Library Director96,600 THB
Library Specialist70,000 THB
Life Sciences Teacher83,400 THB
Math Lecturer147,000 THB
Mathematics Teacher97,600 THB
Mentor94,000 THB
Middle School Teacher88,000 THB
Music Teacher80,700 THB
Nursery Manager120,000 THB
Nursery Worker50,300 THB
Paraprofessional113,000 THB
Physical Education Specialist89,500 THB
Physical Education Teacher74,700 THB
Physics Teacher 81,600 THB
Political Science Teacher91,100 THB
Post Doctoral Researcher133,000 THB
Preschool Education Administrator91,500 THB
Preschool Teacher69,200 THB
Primary School Teacher77,700 THB
Principal116,000 THB
Product Specialist91,100 THB
Professor - Accounting155,000 THB
Professor - Architecture145,000 THB
Professor - Biology143,000 THB
Professor - Business Administration141,000 THB
Professor - Chemical Engineering157,000 THB
Professor - Chemistry157,000 THB
Professor - Civil Engineering147,000 THB
Professor - Communication148,000 THB
Professor - Computer Science143,000 THB
Professor - Dentistry152,000 THB
Professor - Drama142,000 THB
Professor - Economics155,000 THB
Professor - Education155,000 THB
Professor - Electrical Engineering164,000 THB
Professor - English136,000 THB
Professor - Environmental Engineering148,000 THB
Professor - Foreign Languages139,000 THB
Professor - Geological Sciences146,000 THB
Professor - History150,000 THB
Professor - Industrial Engineering151,000 THB
Professor - Law166,000 THB
Professor - Legal Support136,000 THB
Professor - Liberal Arts144,000 THB
Professor - Marketing153,000 THB
Professor - Mathematics159,000 THB
Professor - Mechanical Engineering158,000 THB
Professor - Medical Administration162,000 THB
Professor - Medicine185,000 THB
Professor - Music143,000 THB
Professor - Nursing135,000 THB
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences144,000 THB
Professor - Philosophy148,000 THB
Professor - Physical Therapy158,000 THB
Professor - Physics165,000 THB
Professor - Psychology152,000 THB
Professor - Rehabilitation130,000 THB
Professor - Social Work130,000 THB
Professor - Sociology144,000 THB
Professor - Special Education149,000 THB
Psychology Teacher122,000 THB
Public Management Assistant Professor124,000 THB
School Counselor116,000 THB
Science Educator82,800 THB
Science Laboratory Assistant72,100 THB
Science Teacher81,800 THB
Secondary Mathematics Teacher88,100 THB
Secondary School Teacher80,500 THB
Special Education Teacher84,500 THB
Special Needs Assistant73,500 THB
Statistics Lecturer139,000 THB
Student Accounts Coordinator79,300 THB
Student Development Specialist92,800 THB
Student Employment Specialist89,400 THB
Student Services75,800 THB
Student Support Manager102,000 THB
Substitute Teacher71,600 THB
Teacher72,500 THB
Teacher Aide67,000 THB
Teacher Trainer98,100 THB
Training and Development Specialist110,000 THB
Training Coordinator78,100 THB
Tutor80,100 THB
University Teacher147,000 THB
Vocational Education Teacher76,900 THB

Teaching / Education Jobs Salary Distribution in Thailand

Median and salary distribution monthly Thailand Teaching / Education
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    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).

  • Median Salary

    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.

  • 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 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.

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?

Salary Comparison By Education
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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.

Teaching / Education Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Thailand Teaching / Education
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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 Teaching / Education earn 13% more than their female counterparts on average.

109,000 THB
96,800 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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Teaching / Education Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Thailand

How much are annual salary increments in Thailand for Teaching / Education professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Teaching / Education

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.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Thailand Teaching / Education
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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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Teaching / Education Bonus and Incentive Rates in Thailand

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Thailand Teaching / Education
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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.

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.

Teaching / Education Hourly Average Wage in Thailand

590 THB per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Thailand is 590 THB. This means that the average person in Thailand earns approximately 590 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.

Teaching / Education VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Teaching / Education and Teaching / Education monthly Thailand
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The average salary for Teaching / Education is 6% more than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bangkok (Krung Thep)119,000 THB
Chiang Mai114,000 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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