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Pharmacist Average Salary in Thailand 2021

How much money does a Pharmacist make in Thailand?

Average Monthly Salary
133,000 THB
( 1,590,000 THB yearly)


A person working as a Pharmacist in Thailand typically earns around 133,000 THB per month. Salaries range from 71,700 THB (lowest) to 200,000 THB (highest).

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

Pharmacist Salary Distribution in Thailand

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

  • Salary Range

    Pharmacist salaries in Thailand range from 71,700 THB per month (minimum salary) to 200,000 THB per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 122,000 THB per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Pharmacist(s) are earning less than 122,000 THB while the other half are earning more than 122,000 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 Pharmacist(s) are earning less than 87,200 THB while 75% of them are earning more than 87,200 THB. Also from the diagram, 75% of Pharmacist(s) are earning less than 148,000 THB while 25% are earning more than 148,000 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

Pharmacist 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 Pharmacist salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Pharmacist with less than two years of experience makes approximately 83,300 THB per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 105,000 THB per month, 26% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 139,000 THB per month, 32% 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, Pharmacist(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 163,000 THB per month, 18% 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 180,000 THB per month, 11% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 192,000 THB per month, 6% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Pharmacist average salary change by experience in Thailand

0 - 2 Years
83,300 THB
2 - 5 Years+26%
105,000 THB
5 - 10 Years+32%
139,000 THB
10 - 15 Years+18%
163,000 THB
15 - 20 Years+11%
180,000 THB
20+ Years+6%
192,000 THB
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Pharmacist Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

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

When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Pharmacist is 108,000 THB per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 164,000 THB per month, 53% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

Pharmacist average salary difference by education level in Thailand

Bachelor's Degree
108,000 THB
Master's Degree+53%
164,000 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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Pharmacist Salary Comparison By Gender

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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 Pharmacist employees in Thailand earn 8% more than their female counterparts on average.

137,000 THB
127,000 THB
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Thailand for all Careers

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Pharmacist Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Thailand

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


Pharmacist(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

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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Pharmacist Bonus and Incentive Rates in Thailand

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

48% of surveyed staff 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 4% to 5% 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.

Pharmacist Average Hourly Wage in Thailand

770 THB per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Thailand is 770 THB. This means that the average Pharmacist in Thailand earns approximately 770 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.

Pharmacist VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Pharmacist and Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology monthly Thailand
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The average salary for Pharmacist is 2% more than that of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology. Also, Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology salaries are 34% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Assistant Pharmacist81,300 THB-39%
Assistant Pharmacy Director151,000 THB+14%
Associate Medical Affairs Director214,000 THB+61%
Bioinformatics Scientist186,000 THB+40%
Bioinformatics Technician87,400 THB-34%
Biological Scientist207,000 THB+56%
Biological Technician90,100 THB-32%
Biomedical Engineer83,000 THB-37%
Biomedical Engineering Director164,000 THB+24%
Biostatistician134,000 THB+1%
Biotechnologist 127,000 THB-4%
Biotechnology Lead Data Manager101,000 THB-24%
Chemical Process Technician88,700 THB-33%
Clinical Consultant128,000 THB-4%
Clinical Data Manager132,000 THB-1%
Clinical Data Specialist124,000 THB-7%
Clinical Operations Manager186,000 THB+40%
Clinical Pharmacist121,000 THB-9%
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist159,000 THB+20%
Clinical Programmer68,900 THB-48%
Clinical Project Manager124,000 THB-7%
Clinical Research Associate109,000 THB-18%
Clinical Research Manager185,000 THB+39%
Clinical Study Manager157,000 THB+18%
Compliance Specialist129,000 THB-3%
Cytology Laboratory Technologist106,000 THB-20%
Cytotechnologist108,000 THB-19%
GCP Auditor114,000 THB-14%
Hospital Pharmacy Technician93,200 THB-30%
Manufacturing Engineer110,000 THB-17%
Medical Affairs Director207,000 THB+56%
Medical Representative 82,800 THB-38%
Medical Science Liaison142,000 THB+7%
Molecular and Cellular Biologist221,000 THB+67%
Nuclear Pharmacist137,000 THB+3%
Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Lead240,000 THB+81%
Pharmaceutical Operations Excellence Manager218,000 THB+64%
Pharmaceutical Process Engineer116,000 THB-13%
Pharmaceutical Production Assistant Manager146,000 THB+10%
Pharmaceutical Quality Auditor145,000 THB+9%
Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs Assistant102,000 THB-23%
Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs Specialist117,000 THB-12%
Pharmaceutical Research Associate127,000 THB-4%
Pharmaceutical Research Scientist198,000 THB+49%
Pharmaceutical Researcher183,000 THB+38%
Pharmaceutical Sales and Marketing Manager153,000 THB+15%
Pharmaceutical Sales Manager178,000 THB+34%
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative86,200 THB-35%
Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Manager191,000 THB+44%
Pharmaceutical Team Leader138,000 THB+4%
Pharmaceutical Technologist102,000 THB-23%
Pharmacist133,000 THB+0%
Pharmacy Aide86,800 THB-35%
Pharmacy Manager172,000 THB+30%
Pharmacy Stock Controller74,100 THB-44%
Pharmacy Technician74,000 THB-44%
Records Management Coordinator68,700 THB-48%
Shift Encapsulator73,700 THB-44%
Staff Pharmacist125,000 THB-6%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bangkok (Krung Thep)142,000 THB
Chiang Mai129,000 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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