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Engineering Average Salaries in Thailand 2021

How much money does a person working in Engineering make in Thailand?

Average Monthly Salary
81,800 THB
( 981,000 THB yearly)


A person working in Engineering in Thailand typically earns around 81,800 THB per month. Salaries range from 26,000 THB (lowest average) to 173,000 THB (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Engineering careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Acoustics Engineer87,400 THB
Assembly Engineering Technician71,000 THB
Assistant Chief Engineer94,700 THB
Associate Engineer80,400 THB
Autocad Operator57,800 THB
Automation Engineer90,800 THB
Avionic System Support Engineer87,000 THB
Biochemical Engineer83,400 THB
BMS Engineer81,000 THB
Bridge and Lock Tender46,400 THB
Broadcast Engineer83,200 THB
CAD Design Engineer91,100 THB
CAD Designer56,100 THB
CAE Engineer84,500 THB
Ceramics Engineer78,700 THB
Civil Engineer90,200 THB
Commissioning Engineer89,800 THB
Communications Engineer93,200 THB
Condition Monitoring Engineer73,200 THB
Contract Associate Engineer84,900 THB
Control Systems Engineer84,900 THB
Controls Engineer83,200 THB
Controls Software Engineer77,300 THB
Corrosion Engineer84,300 THB
Design Engineer90,900 THB
Drafter55,300 THB
Drafting Manager103,000 THB
Drilling Engineer87,600 THB
Electrical Draughtsman44,800 THB
Electrical Engineer101,000 THB
Electrical Engineering Manager121,000 THB
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist94,900 THB
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler47,000 THB
Energy Engineer88,500 THB
Engine Assembler40,000 THB
Engineer90,100 THB
Engineering Account Manager98,800 THB
Engineering Chief Designer101,000 THB
Engineering Consultant124,000 THB
Engineering Key Account Manager128,000 THB
Engineering Lab Technician82,000 THB
Engineering Planning Manager120,000 THB
Engineering Production Manager150,000 THB
Engineering Project Analyst106,000 THB
Engineering Project Coordinator 101,000 THB
Engineering Project Director186,000 THB
Engineering Project Manager120,000 THB
Engineering Research and Development Manager143,000 THB
Engineering Safety Coordinator66,700 THB
Engineering Sales Manager118,000 THB
Engineering Technician66,700 THB
Engineering Technologist70,800 THB
Environmental Engineer84,900 THB
Equipment Engineer80,300 THB
Equipment Engineering Manager118,000 THB
Estimator72,400 THB
Fabrication Specialist63,100 THB
Fabricator41,200 THB
Facade Engineer82,900 THB
Fiber Analyst50,000 THB
Field Engineer94,200 THB
Field Engineering Manager155,000 THB
Fire Engineer91,100 THB
Fitter and Turner29,500 THB
Forestry Strategic Planner104,000 THB
Generation Engineer88,800 THB
Genetic Engineer98,600 THB
Geological Engineer94,800 THB
Geotechnical Engineer89,900 THB
Heavy Equipment Mechanic48,700 THB
Highway Engineer85,500 THB
HSE Professional85,900 THB
HVAC Engineer92,700 THB
HVAC Supervisor80,300 THB
Industrial Engineer85,200 THB
Industrial Engineering Technologist83,000 THB
Instrument Engineer87,400 THB
Instrumentation and Control Engineer89,600 THB
Instrumentation Engineer90,900 THB
Instrumentation Manager83,500 THB
Irrigation Engineer87,200 THB
Licensed Aircraft Engineer93,000 THB
Locomotive Engineer83,000 THB
Maintenance Engineer85,400 THB
Maintenance Fitter29,800 THB
Maintenance Manager87,300 THB
Manufacturing Engineer89,000 THB
Marine Engineer85,400 THB
Materials Engineer84,500 THB
Materials Researcher84,600 THB
Materials Technician65,900 THB
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer96,300 THB
Mechanical Design Engineer91,800 THB
Mechanical Designer75,400 THB
Mechanical Engineer93,200 THB
Mechanical Engineering Manager125,000 THB
Mechanical Inspector89,000 THB
Mechatronics Engineer90,400 THB
Mining Engineer90,400 THB
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer99,800 THB
Optical Engineer83,300 THB
Optical Instrument Assembler44,200 THB
PCB Assembler32,900 THB
Photonics Engineer92,800 THB
Photonics Technician76,800 THB
Pipeline Engineer77,900 THB
Piping Designer46,900 THB
Piping Engineer80,300 THB
Planning Engineer91,400 THB
Pressure Vessel Inspector41,600 THB
Principal Cost Engineer85,600 THB
Principal Engineer89,700 THB
Principal Support Engineer91,000 THB
Process Engineer83,000 THB
Process Operator52,300 THB
Product Development Engineer88,700 THB
Product Development Technician61,400 THB
Product Engineer90,100 THB
Product Safety Engineer84,900 THB
Production Engineer89,900 THB
Project Engineer92,900 THB
Proposal Manager115,000 THB
Purchasing Engineer81,400 THB
Quality Assurance Engineer88,300 THB
Rail Engineer91,100 THB
Robotics Engineer101,000 THB
Robotics Technician73,900 THB
Safety Engineer91,700 THB
Safety Inspector71,800 THB
Safety Manager101,000 THB
Safety Officer46,300 THB
Sales Engineer93,700 THB
Scheduling Engineer79,900 THB
Service Engineer93,100 THB
Solar Engineer95,600 THB
Staff Engineer89,600 THB
Static Equipment Engineer87,600 THB
Stationary Engineer79,500 THB
Stress Engineer85,100 THB
Structural Analysis Engineer82,300 THB
Structural Designer78,500 THB
Structural Engineer83,600 THB
Structural Technician55,600 THB
Supply Chain Specialist86,700 THB
Surveyor65,800 THB
Technical Affairs Officer43,300 THB
Technical Assistant45,300 THB
Technical Engineer79,600 THB
Technical Support Engineer73,200 THB
Tender Engineer76,800 THB
Test Development Engineer88,400 THB
Transportation Engineer79,900 THB
Validation Engineer76,000 THB
Verification Engineer82,800 THB
Wastewater Engineer86,200 THB
Wind Energy Engineer89,700 THB
Wind Energy Operations Manager119,000 THB
Work Planner64,200 THB

Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in Thailand

Median and salary distribution monthly Thailand Engineering
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Engineering salaries in Thailand range from 26,000 THB per month (minimum average salary) to 173,000 THB per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 81,800 THB per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 81,800 THB while the other half are earning more than 81,800 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 people working in Engineering are earning less than 48,500 THB while 75% of them are earning more than 48,500 THB. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 127,000 THB while 25% are earning more than 127,000 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

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 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.

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.

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.

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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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 degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.

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.

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 cerificate 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 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 this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

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

Engineering Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Thailand Engineering
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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 employees in Thailand who work in Engineering earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.

83,900 THB
79,200 THB
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Thailand for all Careers

Salary comparison by gender monthly Thailand
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Engineering Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Thailand

How much are annual salary increments in Thailand for Engineering professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?


Engineering professionals in Thailand are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% 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 Engineering
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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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Engineering Bonus and Incentive Rates in Thailand

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Thailand Engineering
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Engineering is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field 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.

47% of surveyed staff in Engineering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 53% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% 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.

Engineering Hourly Average Wage in Thailand

470 THB per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Thailand is 470 THB. This means that the average person in Thailand earns approximately 470 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.

Engineering VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Engineering and Engineering monthly Thailand
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The average salary for Engineering is 16% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bangkok (Krung Thep)94,300 THB
Chiang Mai90,700 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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