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Secondary School Teacher Average Salary in Thailand 2021

How much money does a Secondary School Teacher make in Thailand?

Average Monthly Salary
80,500 THB
( 966,000 THB yearly)


A person working as a Secondary School Teacher in Thailand typically earns around 80,500 THB per month. Salaries range from 38,700 THB (lowest) to 126,000 THB (highest).

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

Secondary School Teacher Salary Distribution in Thailand

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

  • Salary Range

    Secondary School Teacher salaries in Thailand range from 38,700 THB per month (minimum salary) to 126,000 THB per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 83,800 THB per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Secondary School Teacher(s) are earning less than 83,800 THB while the other half are earning more than 83,800 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 Secondary School Teacher(s) are earning less than 55,100 THB while 75% of them are earning more than 55,100 THB. Also from the diagram, 75% of Secondary School Teacher(s) are earning less than 109,000 THB while 25% are earning more than 109,000 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

Secondary School Teacher 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 Secondary School Teacher salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Secondary School Teacher with less than two years of experience makes approximately 45,200 THB per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 64,100 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 84,300 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, Secondary School Teacher(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 104,000 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 110,000 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 121,000 THB per month, 10% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Secondary School Teacher average salary change by experience in Thailand

0 - 2 Years
45,200 THB
2 - 5 Years+42%
64,100 THB
5 - 10 Years+31%
84,300 THB
10 - 15 Years+23%
104,000 THB
15 - 20 Years+6%
110,000 THB
20+ Years+10%
121,000 THB
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Secondary School Teacher Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

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

When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Secondary School Teacher is 71,100 THB per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 102,000 THB per month, 43% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

Secondary School Teacher average salary difference by education level in Thailand

Bachelor's Degree
71,100 THB
Master's Degree+43%
102,000 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 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 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

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Secondary School Teacher Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Thailand Secondary School Teacher
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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 Secondary School Teacher employees in Thailand earn 8% more than their female counterparts on average.

84,400 THB
78,500 THB
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Thailand for all Careers

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Secondary School Teacher Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Thailand

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

Secondary School Teacher

Secondary School Teacher(s) in Thailand are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% 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

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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Secondary School Teacher Bonus and Incentive Rates in Thailand

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

Secondary School Teacher Average Hourly Wage in Thailand

460 THB per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Thailand is 460 THB. This means that the average Secondary School Teacher in Thailand earns approximately 460 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.

Secondary School Teacher VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Secondary School Teacher and Teaching / Education monthly Thailand
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The average salary for Secondary School Teacher is 22% less than that of Teaching / Education. Also, Teaching / Education salaries are 6% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Academic Advisor107,000 THB+33%
Academic Coach104,000 THB+29%
Academic Manager125,000 THB+55%
Academic Specialist95,800 THB+19%
Academic Staff76,100 THB-6%
Accompanist88,000 THB+9%
Achievement Coach101,000 THB+25%
Admissions Specialist88,900 THB+10%
Agricultural Sciences Teacher83,400 THB+4%
Anthropology Teacher84,700 THB+5%
Arabic Language Teacher79,200 THB-2%
Archeology Teacher82,500 THB+2%
Architecture Teacher91,100 THB+13%
Archivist72,400 THB-10%
Art Teacher80,700 THB+0%
Assistant School Principal106,000 THB+32%
Assistant Teacher73,800 THB-8%
Biochemistry Professor 152,000 THB+89%
Biology Teacher83,800 THB+4%
Bursary Scheme Manager101,000 THB+25%
Business Teacher88,900 THB+10%
Chemistry Teacher81,300 THB+1%
Child Care Coordinator85,100 THB+6%
Child Care Worker69,600 THB-14%
Clinical School Psychologist128,000 THB+59%
College Aide107,000 THB+33%
College and Career Readiness Specialist115,000 THB+43%
College President185,000 THB+130%
Communications Teacher83,000 THB+3%
Community Education Officer70,300 THB-13%
Computer Science Teacher80,900 THB+0%
Computer Teacher76,900 THB-5%
Creative Writing Trainer96,400 THB+20%
Credit Counselor99,500 THB+24%
Cultural Studies Teacher76,900 THB-5%
Curriculum Developer106,000 THB+32%
Curriculum Specialist103,000 THB+28%
Demonstrator72,800 THB-10%
Deputy Controller of Examinations99,100 THB+23%
Director of Learning Technology113,000 THB+40%
Distance Learning Coordinator93,500 THB+16%
Economics Lecturer138,000 THB+71%
Education Administrator97,500 THB+21%
Education Assistant Director104,000 THB+29%
Education Assistant Principal92,300 THB+15%
Education Assistant Professor112,000 THB+39%
Education Consultant121,000 THB+50%
Education Coordinator89,300 THB+11%
Education Counselor99,600 THB+24%
Education Director153,000 THB+90%
Education Program Specialist104,000 THB+29%
Education Researcher119,000 THB+48%
Education Resource Specialist91,800 THB+14%
Education Services Facilitator98,300 THB+22%
Educational Psychologist135,000 THB+68%
EFL Teacher80,900 THB+0%
eLearning Trainer76,000 THB-6%
Elementary School Teacher70,500 THB-12%
Engineering Lecturer140,000 THB+74%
Engineering Teacher120,000 THB+49%
English Teacher80,400 THB-0%
ESL Teacher85,100 THB+6%
Faculty Assistant99,400 THB+23%
Foreign Language Teacher78,600 THB-2%
GED Teacher77,300 THB-4%
Geography Teacher78,100 THB-3%
Head of Mathematics Department114,000 THB+42%
Head of School136,000 THB+69%
High School Teacher89,500 THB+11%
History Teacher85,500 THB+6%
Infant Teacher61,500 THB-24%
Instructional Assistant85,400 THB+6%
Instructor97,100 THB+21%
Kindergarten Teacher65,600 THB-19%
Language Instructor For Expatriate70,200 THB-13%
Law Teacher119,000 THB+48%
Learning Designer97,100 THB+21%
Lecturer147,000 THB+83%
Librarian70,200 THB-13%
Library Assistant57,200 THB-29%
Library Director96,600 THB+20%
Library Specialist70,000 THB-13%
Life Sciences Teacher83,400 THB+4%
Math Lecturer147,000 THB+83%
Mathematics Teacher97,600 THB+21%
Mentor94,000 THB+17%
Middle School Teacher88,000 THB+9%
Music Teacher80,700 THB+0%
Nursery Manager120,000 THB+49%
Nursery Worker50,300 THB-38%
Paraprofessional113,000 THB+40%
Physical Education Specialist89,500 THB+11%
Physical Education Teacher74,700 THB-7%
Physics Teacher 81,600 THB+1%
Political Science Teacher91,100 THB+13%
Post Doctoral Researcher133,000 THB+65%
Preschool Education Administrator91,500 THB+14%
Preschool Teacher69,200 THB-14%
Primary School Teacher77,700 THB-4%
Principal116,000 THB+44%
Product Specialist91,100 THB+13%
Professor - Accounting155,000 THB+92%
Professor - Architecture145,000 THB+80%
Professor - Biology143,000 THB+78%
Professor - Business Administration141,000 THB+75%
Professor - Chemical Engineering157,000 THB+95%
Professor - Chemistry157,000 THB+95%
Professor - Civil Engineering147,000 THB+83%
Professor - Communication148,000 THB+84%
Professor - Computer Science143,000 THB+78%
Professor - Dentistry152,000 THB+89%
Professor - Drama142,000 THB+76%
Professor - Economics155,000 THB+92%
Professor - Education155,000 THB+92%
Professor - Electrical Engineering164,000 THB+100%
Professor - English136,000 THB+69%
Professor - Environmental Engineering148,000 THB+84%
Professor - Foreign Languages139,000 THB+73%
Professor - Geological Sciences146,000 THB+81%
Professor - History150,000 THB+86%
Professor - Industrial Engineering151,000 THB+87%
Professor - Law166,000 THB+110%
Professor - Legal Support136,000 THB+69%
Professor - Liberal Arts144,000 THB+79%
Professor - Marketing153,000 THB+90%
Professor - Mathematics159,000 THB+97%
Professor - Mechanical Engineering158,000 THB+96%
Professor - Medical Administration162,000 THB+100%
Professor - Medicine185,000 THB+130%
Professor - Music143,000 THB+78%
Professor - Nursing135,000 THB+68%
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences144,000 THB+79%
Professor - Philosophy148,000 THB+84%
Professor - Physical Therapy158,000 THB+96%
Professor - Physics165,000 THB+100%
Professor - Psychology152,000 THB+89%
Professor - Rehabilitation130,000 THB+61%
Professor - Social Work130,000 THB+61%
Professor - Sociology144,000 THB+79%
Professor - Special Education149,000 THB+85%
Psychology Teacher122,000 THB+51%
Public Management Assistant Professor124,000 THB+54%
School Counselor116,000 THB+44%
Science Educator82,800 THB+3%
Science Laboratory Assistant72,100 THB-10%
Science Teacher81,800 THB+2%
Secondary Mathematics Teacher88,100 THB+9%
Secondary School Teacher80,500 THB-0%
Special Education Teacher84,500 THB+5%
Special Needs Assistant73,500 THB-9%
Statistics Lecturer139,000 THB+73%
Student Accounts Coordinator79,300 THB-2%
Student Development Specialist92,800 THB+15%
Student Employment Specialist89,400 THB+11%
Student Services75,800 THB-6%
Student Support Manager102,000 THB+27%
Substitute Teacher71,600 THB-11%
Teacher72,500 THB-10%
Teacher Aide67,000 THB-17%
Teacher Trainer98,100 THB+22%
Training and Development Specialist110,000 THB+37%
Training Coordinator78,100 THB-3%
Tutor80,100 THB-1%
University Teacher147,000 THB+83%
Vocational Education Teacher76,900 THB-5%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bangkok (Krung Thep)90,500 THB
Chiang Mai86,400 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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