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.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acoustics Engineer||87,400 THB|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||71,000 THB|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||94,700 THB|
|Associate Engineer||80,400 THB|
|Autocad Operator||57,800 THB|
|Automation Engineer||90,800 THB|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||87,000 THB|
|Biochemical Engineer||83,400 THB|
|BMS Engineer||81,000 THB|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||46,400 THB|
|Broadcast Engineer||83,200 THB|
|CAD Design Engineer||91,100 THB|
|CAD Designer||56,100 THB|
|CAE Engineer||84,500 THB|
|Ceramics Engineer||78,700 THB|
|Civil Engineer||90,200 THB|
|Commissioning Engineer||89,800 THB|
|Communications Engineer||93,200 THB|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||73,200 THB|
|Contract Associate Engineer||84,900 THB|
|Control Systems Engineer||84,900 THB|
|Controls Engineer||83,200 THB|
|Controls Software Engineer||77,300 THB|
|Corrosion Engineer||84,300 THB|
|Design Engineer||90,900 THB|
|Drafting Manager||103,000 THB|
|Drilling Engineer||87,600 THB|
|Electrical Draughtsman||44,800 THB|
|Electrical Engineer||101,000 THB|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||121,000 THB|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||94,900 THB|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||47,000 THB|
|Energy Engineer||88,500 THB|
|Engine Assembler||40,000 THB|
|Engineering Account Manager||98,800 THB|
|Engineering Chief Designer||101,000 THB|
|Engineering Consultant||124,000 THB|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||128,000 THB|
|Engineering Lab Technician||82,000 THB|
|Engineering Planning Manager||120,000 THB|
|Engineering Production Manager||150,000 THB|
|Engineering Project Analyst||106,000 THB|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||101,000 THB|
|Engineering Project Director||186,000 THB|
|Engineering Project Manager||120,000 THB|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||143,000 THB|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||66,700 THB|
|Engineering Sales Manager||118,000 THB|
|Engineering Technician||66,700 THB|
|Engineering Technologist||70,800 THB|
|Environmental Engineer||84,900 THB|
|Equipment Engineer||80,300 THB|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||118,000 THB|
|Fabrication Specialist||63,100 THB|
|Facade Engineer||82,900 THB|
|Fiber Analyst||50,000 THB|
|Field Engineer||94,200 THB|
|Field Engineering Manager||155,000 THB|
|Fire Engineer||91,100 THB|
|Fitter and Turner||29,500 THB|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||104,000 THB|
|Generation Engineer||88,800 THB|
|Genetic Engineer||98,600 THB|
|Geological Engineer||94,800 THB|
|Geotechnical Engineer||89,900 THB|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||48,700 THB|
|Highway Engineer||85,500 THB|
|HSE Professional||85,900 THB|
|HVAC Engineer||92,700 THB|
|HVAC Supervisor||80,300 THB|
|Industrial Engineer||85,200 THB|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||83,000 THB|
|Instrument Engineer||87,400 THB|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||89,600 THB|
|Instrumentation Engineer||90,900 THB|
|Instrumentation Manager||83,500 THB|
|Irrigation Engineer||87,200 THB|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||93,000 THB|
|Locomotive Engineer||83,000 THB|
|Maintenance Engineer||85,400 THB|
|Maintenance Fitter||29,800 THB|
|Maintenance Manager||87,300 THB|
|Manufacturing Engineer||89,000 THB|
|Marine Engineer||85,400 THB|
|Materials Engineer||84,500 THB|
|Materials Researcher||84,600 THB|
|Materials Technician||65,900 THB|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||96,300 THB|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||91,800 THB|
|Mechanical Designer||75,400 THB|
|Mechanical Engineer||93,200 THB|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||125,000 THB|
|Mechanical Inspector||89,000 THB|
|Mechatronics Engineer||90,400 THB|
|Mining Engineer||90,400 THB|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||99,800 THB|
|Optical Engineer||83,300 THB|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||44,200 THB|
|PCB Assembler||32,900 THB|
|Photonics Engineer||92,800 THB|
|Photonics Technician||76,800 THB|
|Pipeline Engineer||77,900 THB|
|Piping Designer||46,900 THB|
|Piping Engineer||80,300 THB|
|Planning Engineer||91,400 THB|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||41,600 THB|
|Principal Cost Engineer||85,600 THB|
|Principal Engineer||89,700 THB|
|Principal Support Engineer||91,000 THB|
|Process Engineer||83,000 THB|
|Process Operator||52,300 THB|
|Product Development Engineer||88,700 THB|
|Product Development Technician||61,400 THB|
|Product Engineer||90,100 THB|
|Product Safety Engineer||84,900 THB|
|Production Engineer||89,900 THB|
|Project Engineer||92,900 THB|
|Proposal Manager||115,000 THB|
|Purchasing Engineer||81,400 THB|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||88,300 THB|
|Rail Engineer||91,100 THB|
|Robotics Engineer||101,000 THB|
|Robotics Technician||73,900 THB|
|Safety Engineer||91,700 THB|
|Safety Inspector||71,800 THB|
|Safety Manager||101,000 THB|
|Safety Officer||46,300 THB|
|Sales Engineer||93,700 THB|
|Scheduling Engineer||79,900 THB|
|Service Engineer||93,100 THB|
|Solar Engineer||95,600 THB|
|Staff Engineer||89,600 THB|
|Static Equipment Engineer||87,600 THB|
|Stationary Engineer||79,500 THB|
|Stress Engineer||85,100 THB|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||82,300 THB|
|Structural Designer||78,500 THB|
|Structural Engineer||83,600 THB|
|Structural Technician||55,600 THB|
|Supply Chain Specialist||86,700 THB|
|Technical Affairs Officer||43,300 THB|
|Technical Assistant||45,300 THB|
|Technical Engineer||79,600 THB|
|Technical Support Engineer||73,200 THB|
|Tender Engineer||76,800 THB|
|Test Development Engineer||88,400 THB|
|Transportation Engineer||79,900 THB|
|Validation Engineer||76,000 THB|
|Verification Engineer||82,800 THB|
|Wastewater Engineer||86,200 THB|
|Wind Energy Engineer||89,700 THB|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||119,000 THB|
|Work Planner||64,200 THB|
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).
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting 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.
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.
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.
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.
The average salary for Engineering is 16% less than that of All Jobs.
|Bangkok (Krung Thep)||94,300 THB|
|Chiang Mai||90,700 THB|
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.