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Photographer Average Salary in Thailand 2020

How much money does a Photographer make in Thailand?


Average Monthly Salary
66,600 THB
( 799,000 THB yearly)

LOW
32,000
THB
AVERAGE
66,600
THB
HIGH
105,000
THB

A person working as a Photographer in Thailand typically earns around 66,600 THB per month. Salaries range from 32,000 THB (lowest) to 105,000 THB (highest).

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

Photographer Salary Distribution in Thailand

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

  • Salary Range

    Photographer salaries in Thailand range from 32,000 THB per month (minimum salary) to 105,000 THB per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 69,200 THB per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Photographer(s) are earning less than 69,200 THB while the other half are earning more than 69,200 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 Photographer(s) are earning less than 45,500 THB while 75% of them are earning more than 45,500 THB. Also from the diagram, 75% of Photographer(s) are earning less than 90,300 THB while 25% are earning more than 90,300 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

Photographer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Thailand Photographer
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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 Photographer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Photographer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 37,400 THB per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 53,000 THB per month, 42% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 69,700 THB per month, 31% 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, Photographer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 85,600 THB per month, 23% 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 91,100 THB per month, 6% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 99,800 THB per month, 10% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Photographer average salary change by experience in Thailand

0 - 2 Years
37,400 THB
2 - 5 Years+42%
53,000 THB
5 - 10 Years+31%
69,700 THB
10 - 15 Years+23%
85,600 THB
15 - 20 Years+6%
91,100 THB
20+ Years+10%
99,800 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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Photographer Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Photographer(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

Salary comparison by education level monthly Thailand Photographer
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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 Photographer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Photographer is 46,500 THB per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 53,700 THB per month, 16% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 78,400 THB per month, 46% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Professionals who hold a Master's Degree are rewarded with an average salary of 96,500 THB per month, 23% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.


Photographer average salary difference by education level in Thailand

High School
46,500 THB
Certificate or Diploma+16%
53,700 THB
Bachelor's Degree+46%
78,400 THB
Master's Degree+23%
96,500 THB
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.


Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Education Level
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Photographer Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Thailand Photographer
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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 Photographer employees in Thailand earn 10% more than their female counterparts.

Female
64,600 THB
Male+10%
71,000 THB
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Thailand for all Careers

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Photographer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Thailand

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

Photographer

Photographer(s) in Thailand are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 17 months.

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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

Annual Salary Increment Rate Thailand
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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

Banking
8%
Energy
7%
Information Technology
6%
Healthcare
5%
Travel
4%
Construction
3%
Education
2%

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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Photographer Bonus and Incentive Rates in Thailand

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

68% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 32% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
32%
No Bonus
68%

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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 Photographer 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

Photographer Salary Trend and Forecast in Thailand

How are Photographer salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

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Average Salary 2016
59,600 THB
Average Salary 2017+4%
61,800 THB
Average Salary 2018+3%
63,700 THB
Average Salary 2019+2%
65,300 THB
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Photographer salaries in Thailand are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 2% 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.

Photographer Average Hourly Wage in Thailand


380 THB per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Thailand is 380 THB. This means that the average Photographer in Thailand earns approximately 380 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.

Photographer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Photographer and Advertising / Grapic Design / Events monthly Thailand
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The average salary for Photographer is 22% less than that of Advertising / Grapic Design / Events. Also, Advertising / Grapic Design / Events salaries are 12% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Advertising Account Executive99,300 THB+49%
Advertising Account Manager79,100 THB+19%
Advertising Account Planner77,900 THB+17%
Advertising Coordinator92,700 THB+39%
Advertising Manager125,000 THB+88%
Advertising Operations Manager110,000 THB+65%
Advertising Strategic Planner87,600 THB+32%
Advertising Team Leader88,500 THB+33%
Animator64,900 THB-3%
Art Director95,200 THB+43%
Artist89,300 THB+34%
Artworker65,200 THB-2%
Assistant Art Director79,300 THB+19%
Audiosual Technician75,100 THB+13%
Broadcast Administrator96,300 THB+45%
Catering Sales67,300 THB+1%
Catering Trainer96,400 THB+45%
Commercial and Industrial Designer72,200 THB+8%
Conference Organiser74,500 THB+12%
Content and Media Production Lead90,000 THB+35%
CopyWriter73,700 THB+11%
Creative Designer101,000 THB+52%
Creative Director99,300 THB+49%
Designer 52,300 THB-21%
Desktop Publisher68,200 THB+2%
Director of Graphic Design105,000 THB+58%
Events and Promotions Manager111,000 THB+67%
Exhibit Display Coordinator82,100 THB+23%
Exhibit Display Manager97,600 THB+47%
Finisher67,000 THB+1%
Graphic Artist98,400 THB+48%
Graphic Designer65,700 THB-1%
Graphics Design Supervisor88,400 THB+33%
Imagery Analyst66,600 THB+0%
Imaging Technologist67,600 THB+2%
Interaction Designer60,600 THB-9%
Media Planner83,800 THB+26%
Media Production Coordinator82,500 THB+24%
Media Production Manager81,600 THB+23%
Media Project Manager86,700 THB+30%
Media Relations Representative102,000 THB+53%
Media Sales Executive111,000 THB+67%
Multimedia Specialist68,800 THB+3%
Photographer66,600 THB+0%
PPC Campaign Manager94,000 THB+41%
Print Production Manager97,600 THB+47%
Product and Brand Manager122,000 THB+83%
Sales Promotion Manager109,000 THB+64%
Sketch Artist71,100 THB+7%
Social Media Executive106,000 THB+59%
Technical Typist78,100 THB+17%
User Experience UX Designer80,300 THB+21%
UX Designer71,000 THB+7%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bangkok (Krung Thep)75,600 THB
Chiang Mai71,600 THB
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