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Developer / Programmer Average Salary in Thailand 2019

How much money does a Developer / Programmer make in Thailand?

86,723 THB per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as a Developer / Programmer in Thailand typically earns around 86,723 THB per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Developer / Programmer salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detialed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Developer / Programmer Salary Distribution in Thailand

Median and salary distribution monthly Thailand Developer / Programmer

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Developer / Programmer salaries in Thailand range between 35,556 THB per month (minimum salary) to 133,553 THB per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 90,192 THB per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Developer / Programmer are earning less than 90,192 THB while the other half are earning more than 90,192 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 as Developer / Programmer are earning less than 56,587 THB while 75% of them are earning more than 56,587 THB. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Developer / Programmer are earning less than 120,822 THB while 25% are earning more than 120,822 THB.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should you be looking at?

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 plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Developer / Programmer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

0 - 2 Years    =  
40,946 THB
2 - 5 Years    +37%  
56,135 THB
5 - 10 Years    +26%  
70,835 THB
10 - 15 Years    +21%  
85,534 THB
15 - 20 Years    +17%  
100,234 THB
20+ Years    +24%  
124,243 THB
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Experience level is the most important factor in determining your salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Developer / Programmer salaries by experience level. A Developer / Programmer with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 40,946 THB per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 56,135 THB per month, 37% more than someone with less than two year's experience. Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 70,835 THB per month, 26% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Developer / Programmer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 85,534 THB per month, 21% more than a person with five to ten years of experience. If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 100,234 THB per month, 17% more than a person with ten to fifteen years of experience. Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 124,243 THB per month, 24% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Thailand Developer / Programmer

Developer / Programmer Salary Comparison By Education

Certificate or Diploma    =  
51,726 THB
Bachelor's Degree    +40%  
72,305 THB
Master's Degree    +41%  
101,704 THB
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add into your income? We broke down Developer / Programmer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Developer / Programmer is 51,726 THB per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 72,305 THB per month, 40% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 101,704 THB per month, 41% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.


Salary comparison by education level monthly Thailand Developer / Programmer


Developer / Programmer Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
78,484 THB
Male    +21%  
94,962 THB
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Developer / Programmer employees in Thailand earn 21% more than their female counterparts.

Salary comparison by gender monthly Thailand Developer / Programmer

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
74,148 THB
Public Sector    +34%  
99,298 THB
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the goverment? Public sector Developer / Programmer employees in Thailand earn 34% more than their private sector counterparts.

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Thailand Developer / Programmer

Developer / Programmer Salary Trend and Forecast in Thailand

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Thailand Developer / Programmer
Average Salary 2016    =  
77,768 THB
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
80,645 THB
Average Salary 2018    +4%  
83,629 THB
Average Salary 2019    +4%  
86,723 THB
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Developer / Programmer salaries in Thailand are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 4% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2020 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Developer / Programmer Average Hourly Wage in Thailand

500 THB per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Thailand for Developer / Programmer is 500 THB. This means that the average Developer / Programmer in Thailand earns approximatly 500 THB for every worked hour.


Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working 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 annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.

Developer / Programmer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Developer / Programmer and Information Technology monthly ThailandWe compared Thailand salaries for Developer / Programmer, Information Technology, and All Jobs and we found that Developer / Programmer salaries are 8% less than those of Information Technology. We also found out that Information Technology salaries are 3% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
ABAP Developer86,723 THB=
Android Developer82,561 THB-5%
Angular Developer82,589 THB-5%
AS400 Programmer98,415 THB+13%
Avaloq Developer86,778 THB+0%
BizTalk Developer 92,923 THB+7%
Build and Release Engineer89,740 THB+3%
Business Intelligence Developer106,185 THB+22%
Business Objects Developer93,167 THB+7%
C# Developer86,516 THB-0%
C++ Developer95,183 THB+10%
CMS Developer80,133 THB-8%
Curam Developer80,943 THB-7%
Developer / Programmer86,723 THB=
Flash Developer84,257 THB-3%
Front End Developer78,447 THB-10%
Full Stack Developer97,469 THB+12%
Game Developer90,182 THB+4%
GIS Developer92,344 THB+6%
Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer86,795 THB+0%
Graphics Programmer87,642 THB+1%
Imaging Programmer88,065 THB+2%
IOS Developer94,985 THB+10%
Java Developer85,620 THB-1%
Javascript Developer85,851 THB-1%
Lead Developer99,621 THB+15%
Mobile Developer89,076 THB+3%
Multimedia Developer82,138 THB-5%
Nodejs Developer101,808 THB+17%
Oracle Developer101,806 THB+17%
Perl Developer80,950 THB-7%
PHP Developer84,678 THB-2%
Python Developer100,200 THB+16%
Remedy Developer74,525 THB-14%
Ruby Developer88,065 THB+2%
Salesforce Developer75,952 THB-12%
SAS Programmer91,081 THB+5%
Sharepoint Developer91,447 THB+5%
Software Development Manager106,556 THB+23%
Software QA Engineer89,298 THB+3%
Software Test Engineer85,509 THB-1%
Teradata Developer75,703 THB-13%
TIBCO Developer81,361 THB-6%
User Experience Designer88,489 THB+2%
VB Developer75,832 THB-13%
VB.NET Developer88,496 THB+2%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bangkok (Krung Thep)95,491 THB
Chiang Mai89,412 THB
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