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Developer / Programmer (General) Average Salary in Thailand 2019

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

35,000 THB per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as a Developer / Programmer (General) in Thailand typically earns around 35,000 THB per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Developer / Programmer (General) salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detialed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Developer / Programmer (General) Salary Distribution in Thailand

25% of people earn
27,500 THB
or less
50% of people earn
35,000 THB
or less
75% of people earn
42,500 THB
or less
20,000 THB
35,000 THB
50,000 THB

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Developer / Programmer (General) salaries in Thailand range between 20,000 THB per month (minimum salary) to 50,000 THB per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 35,000 THB per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Developer / Programmer (General) are earning less than 35,000 THB while the other half are earning more than 35,000 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.

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 (General) are earning less than 27,500 THB while 75% of them are earning more than 27,500 THB. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Developer / Programmer (General) are earning less than 42,500 THB while 25% are earning more than 42,500 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 (General) Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

0 - 2 Years    =  
21,800 THB
2 - 5 Years    +21%  
26,300 THB
5 - 10 Years    +17%  
30,800 THB
10 - 15 Years    +15%  
35,300 THB
15 - 20 Years    +13%  
39,800 THB
20+ Years    +11%  
44,300 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 (General) salaries by experience level. A Developer / Programmer (General) with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 21,800 THB per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 26,300 THB per month, 21% more than someone with less than two year's experience. Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 30,800 THB per month, 17% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Developer / Programmer (General)(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 35,300 THB per month, 15% 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 39,800 THB per month, 13% 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 44,300 THB per month, 11% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Developer / Programmer (General) Salary Comparison By Education

Certificate or Diploma    =  
24,950 THB
Bachelor's Degree    +25%  
31,250 THB
Master's Degree    +29%  
40,250 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 (General) 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 (General) is 24,950 THB per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 31,250 THB per month, 25% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 40,250 THB per month, 29% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.

Developer / Programmer (General) Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
31,675 THB
Male    +21%  
38,325 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 (General) employees in Thailand earn 21% more than their female counterparts.

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
29,925 THB
Public Sector    +34%  
40,075 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 (General) employees in Thailand earn 34% more than their private sector counterparts.

Developer / Programmer (General) Salary Trend and Forecast in Thailand

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

Average Salary 2016    =  
32,217 THB
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
33,119 THB
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
34,047 THB
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
35,000 THB
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Developer / Programmer (General) 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 3% 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 (General) Average Hourly Wage in Thailand

179 THB per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Thailand for Developer / Programmer (General) is 179 THB. This means that the average Developer / Programmer (General) in Thailand earns approximatly 179 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.

Salary Comparison of Information Technology Jobs in Thailand

35,000 THB
93,541 THB
91,867 THB
Average Salary
Developer / Programmer (General)
Average Salary
Information Technology
Average Salary
All Jobs
We compared Thailand salaries for Developer / Programmer (General), Information Technology, and All Jobs and we found that Developer / Programmer (General) salaries are 63% less than those of Information Technology. We also found out that Information Technology salaries are 2% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

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Developer / Programmer (General)35,000 THB=
Flash Developer38,000 THB+9%
Java Developer39,792 THB+14%
Mobile Developer23,000 THB-34%
PHP Developer50,000 THB+43%
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