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Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering Average Salaries in Thailand 2024

How much money does a person working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering make in Thailand?

Average Monthly Salary
66,700 THB
( 801,000 THB yearly)

All salary figures displayed here are per month except when noted otherwise.
All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salary after tax for every career.

A person working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering in Thailand typically earns around 66,700 THB. Salaries range from 24,500 THB (lowest average) to 180,000 THB (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

Salary Variance

The provided figure represents the median compensation that encompasses housing, transportation, and other perks. The salaries within the Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering domain in Thailand exhibit significant discrepancies across various professions. In case you seek information about the remuneration of a specific position, please refer to the salaries listed below for respective job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
Airbnb Property Manager106,000 THB
All Rounder41,200 THB
Assistant Executive Housekeeper29,300 THB
Assistant Food and Beverage Controller58,100 THB
Assistant Food and Beverage Director124,000 THB
Assistant Hospitality Manager142,000 THB
Assistant Storekeeper26,500 THB
Assistant Tour Manager61,400 THB
Baker and Pastrycook35,600 THB
Bakery Manager71,400 THB
Bakery Superintendent46,800 THB
Banquet Captain38,700 THB
Banquet Manager50,500 THB
Banquet Server32,000 THB
Bar Attendant32,200 THB
Bar Manager69,300 THB
Bar Supervisor48,400 THB
Barista38,000 THB
Bartender38,700 THB
Bellman30,600 THB
Beverage Manager80,000 THB
Bistro Attendant32,900 THB
Buffet Chef60,700 THB
Buffet Host32,900 THB
Buffet Manager74,600 THB
Butcher and Slaughterer25,700 THB
Cafeteria Assistant35,600 THB
Cafeteria Manager59,400 THB
Cafeteria Supervisor44,400 THB
Cake Decorator38,700 THB
Casino Shift Manager110,000 THB
Chain Store Customer Support53,900 THB
Chef62,000 THB
Chef De Cuisine88,400 THB
Club Manager113,000 THB
Cluster Director147,000 THB
Cluster Revenue Manager117,000 THB
Cocktail Server31,900 THB
Coffee Shop Manager114,000 THB
Concierge31,200 THB
Confectionery Baker38,700 THB
Conference and Sales Coordinator59,500 THB
Conference Services Manager71,000 THB
Cook52,400 THB
Corporate Sous Chef87,400 THB
Corporate Travel Consultant91,000 THB
Croupier41,400 THB
Culinary Assistant29,000 THB
Culinary Associate29,400 THB
Culinary Tour Guide76,900 THB
Demi Chef60,200 THB
Dietary Aide61,800 THB
Dining Room Supervisor57,900 THB
Dishwasher26,300 THB
Duty Manager77,300 THB
Events Coordinator49,500 THB
Executive Chef73,900 THB
Executive Pastry Chef56,800 THB
Fast Food Cook50,300 THB
Fast Food Shift Supervisor52,200 THB
Fine Dining Cook90,100 THB
Fine Dining Restaurant Chef93,700 THB
Fleet Manager156,000 THB
Food and Beverage Manager119,000 THB
Food and Beverage Trend Analyst77,100 THB
Food Consultant99,100 THB
Food Photographer63,600 THB
Food Policy Analyst86,700 THB
Food Safety Auditor81,900 THB
Food Safety Compliance Manager96,200 THB
Food Safety Coordinator74,200 THB
Food Server30,300 THB
Food Service Director116,000 THB
Food Service Manager134,000 THB
Food Service Sales75,800 THB
Food Service Worker30,000 THB
Food Stylist54,700 THB
Food Sustainability Consultant88,500 THB
Front Desk Agent36,600 THB
Front Desk Clerk35,000 THB
Front Office Manager64,600 THB
Gastronomy Consultant72,800 THB
Guest Service Executive104,000 THB
Guest Service Representative42,300 THB
Head Chef 77,700 THB
Head Concierge47,600 THB
Hospitality Director186,000 THB
Hospitality Technology Specialist74,800 THB
Hostess / Host37,000 THB
Hotel Desk Clerk35,300 THB
Hotel Maid26,200 THB
Hotel Manager184,000 THB
Hotel Revenue Manager107,000 THB
Hotel Sales Manager139,000 THB
Hotel Service Supervisor105,000 THB
Hotel Staff33,500 THB
Inventory Coordinator41,400 THB
Kitchen Manager58,500 THB
Kitchen Staff32,600 THB
Kitchen Supervisor54,100 THB
Line Cook53,900 THB
Luggage Porter26,300 THB
Molecular Gastronomist86,800 THB
Motel Manager99,300 THB
Pastry Chef54,100 THB
Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant34,400 THB
Personal Chef76,200 THB
Production Operator49,700 THB
Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator54,200 THB
Receptionist39,000 THB
Regional Restaurant Manager144,000 THB
Restaurant Manager125,000 THB
Restaurant Server30,400 THB
Room Reservations Manager125,000 THB
Room Service Manager109,000 THB
Sous Chef71,800 THB
Special Events Coordinator69,900 THB
Supervisor of Food Services81,600 THB
Sustainable Catering Coordinator76,000 THB
Sustainable Tourism Consultant78,300 THB
Tour Consultant86,500 THB
Tour Guide60,400 THB
Tour Manager76,700 THB
Travel Agent62,100 THB
Travel Consultant92,800 THB
Virtual / Augmented Reality Tourism Specialist74,700 THB
Waiter / Waitress31,500 THB
Wedding Planner101,000 THB

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering Jobs Pay Scale and Salaries in Thailand

Median and salary distribution Thailand Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
89,400 THB or more
10% of people earn
73,400 to 89,400 THB
20% of people earn
38,100 THB or less
65% of people earn
38,100 to 73,400 THB
Minimum Salary
24,500 THB
62,200 THB
180,000 THB

Median Salary, maximum and minimum salary, minimum wage, starting salary, and the salary range

All salary figures displayed here are per month except when noted otherwise.
  • Salary Range, Minimum Wage, and Starting Salary

    Salaries in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering in Thailand range from 24,500 THB (starting average salary) to 180,000 THB (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher). To clarify, the number presented is not the legally mandated minimum wage. Rather, it represents the lowest figure reported in a salary survey that involved thousands of participants and professionals from across the entire country.

  • Median Salary

    The median income in the field of Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering is 62,200 THB, implying that half of the workforce in Thailand earns less than this figure, and the other half earns more. It represents the central value of salaries. As a rule of thumb, you would prefer to be part of the group earning above the median wage, situated on the right-hand side of the salary distribution chart.

  • Percentiles and Salary Scale

    Two values that are highly correlated with the median are the 25th and 75th percentiles. By examining the salary distribution diagram, it is possible to determine that 25% of individuals employed in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering in Thailand earn less than 47,900 THB, while 75% of them earn more. Additionally, the diagram reveals that 75% of individuals earn less than 80,400 THB, while 25% earn more than that.

  • Pay Scale Structure

    Data was regrouped into brackets to provide a better understanding of what salaries can be expected. This approach was deemed more accurate than relying solely on the average salary, as it offers greater insights into the distribution of salaries in the field of Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering in Thailand. The analysis revealed that roughly 65% of all reported salaries fell within the range of 38,100 THB to 73,400 THB. Approximately 20% of salaries were below the 38,100 THB mark, while 10% ranged from 73,400 THB to 89,400 THB. Only 5% of individuals earned a gross salary of 89,400 THB or higher.

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally, the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering in Thailand having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.
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.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

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Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income?

We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degree levels across many jobs in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering in Thailand, below are our findings.

Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.

Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a certificate or diploma.

Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.

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 486,000 THB to 1,460,000 THB and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

Employees can't expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming they 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 to a higher-paying job. The numbers seem to support this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on the situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if a person can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. Degree costs can be recovered roughly in a year or so.

Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender / Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering / Thailand

Salary comparison by gender Thailand Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering monthly
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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? In the field of Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering in Thailand, the average difference between the salary of male and female employees is 11%.

70,700 THB
63,600 THB
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Thailand for all Careers

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Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage / Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering / Thailand

How much are annual salary increments in Thailand for individuals working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering? How often do employees get salary raises?

Professionals working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering in Thailand are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 16 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 17 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Thailand Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
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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 rare 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%.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

World Average Annual Salary Increment
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Salary Packages and Schemes

Not all compensation increases are reflected directly in the salary. Some companies offer upgraded packages to their staff instead of cash money. The figures displayed here account only for direct increments to the base salary.

Bonus and Incentive Rates / Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering / Thailand

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Thailand Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
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69% of surveyed staff in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 31% 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.

Hourly Average Wage / Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering / Thailand

390 THB per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering in Thailand is 390 THB.This is the rate they get paid for every worked hour.

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

About The Hourly Pay Rate

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 fixed 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.

What is the minimum hourly rate of pay?

The minimum pay rate per hour for people working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering in Thailand is 140 THB. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bangkok (Krung Thep)77,000 THB
Chiang Mai74,000 THB

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working in a private company or the government? The difference between the public or government sector salaries and the private sector salaries in Thailand is 7% on average across all career fields.

Private Sector
94,300 THB
Public Sector+7%
101,000 THB
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Statistics and Calculation Guide

What is considered to be a good and competitive salary in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering in Thailand?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 62,200 THB and 80,400 THB. This is a very rough estimate. Experience and education play a very huge part in the final earnings.

Gross Salary (before tax) and Net Salary (after tax)

All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salary after tax for every career.

Base / Basic Salary

The base salary for jobs in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering in Thailand ranges from 24,500 THB to 47,900 THB. The base salary depends on many factors including experience and education. It is not easy to provide a figure with very little information, so take this range with a grain of salt.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people earn 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

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