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Engineer Average Salary in Thailand 2021

How much money does an Engineer make in Thailand?


Average Monthly Salary
90,100 THB
( 1,080,000 THB yearly)

LOW
41,500
THB
AVERAGE
90,100
THB
HIGH
143,000
THB

A person working as an Engineer in Thailand typically earns around 90,100 THB per month. Salaries range from 41,500 THB (lowest) to 143,000 THB (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Engineer salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Engineer Salary Distribution in Thailand

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Engineer salaries in Thailand range from 41,500 THB per month (minimum salary) to 143,000 THB per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 97,300 THB per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Engineer(s) are earning less than 97,300 THB while the other half are earning more than 97,300 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 Engineer(s) are earning less than 62,500 THB while 75% of them are earning more than 62,500 THB. Also from the diagram, 75% of Engineer(s) are earning less than 130,000 THB while 25% are earning more than 130,000 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

Engineer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Engineer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

An Engineer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 47,100 THB per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 62,800 THB per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 92,900 THB per month, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

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.

Additionally, Engineer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 113,000 THB per month, 22% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 123,000 THB per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 134,000 THB per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Engineer average salary change by experience in Thailand

0 - 2 Years
47,100 THB
2 - 5 Years+34%
62,800 THB
5 - 10 Years+48%
92,900 THB
10 - 15 Years+22%
113,000 THB
15 - 20 Years+9%
123,000 THB
20+ Years+8%
134,000 THB
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Engineer Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Engineer(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Engineer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of an Engineer is 54,700 THB per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 106,000 THB per month, 93% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.


Engineer average salary difference by education level in Thailand

Bachelor's Degree
54,700 THB
Master's Degree+93%
106,000 THB
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.


Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Engineer Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Thailand Engineer
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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 Engineer employees in Thailand earn 15% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
96,400 THB
Female-13%
83,800 THB
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Thailand for all Careers

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Engineer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Thailand

How much are annual salary increments in Thailand for Engineer(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Engineer

Engineer(s) in Thailand are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 17 months.

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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

Banking
8%
Energy
7%
Information Technology
6%
Healthcare
5%
Travel
4%
Construction
3%
Education
2%

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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Engineer Bonus and Incentive Rates in Thailand

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

41% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 59% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 2% to 7% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
59%
No Bonus
41%

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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.

Engineer Average Hourly Wage in Thailand


520 THB per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Thailand is 520 THB. This means that the average Engineer in Thailand earns approximately 520 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.

Engineer VS Other Jobs

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The average salary for Engineer is 10% more than that of Engineering. Also, Engineering salaries are 16% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Acoustics Engineer87,400 THB-3%
Assembly Engineering Technician71,000 THB-21%
Assistant Chief Engineer94,700 THB+5%
Associate Engineer80,400 THB-11%
Autocad Operator57,800 THB-36%
Automation Engineer90,800 THB+1%
Avionic System Support Engineer87,000 THB-3%
Biochemical Engineer83,400 THB-7%
BMS Engineer81,000 THB-10%
Bridge and Lock Tender46,400 THB-49%
Broadcast Engineer83,200 THB-8%
CAD Design Engineer91,100 THB+1%
CAD Designer56,100 THB-38%
CAE Engineer84,500 THB-6%
Ceramics Engineer78,700 THB-13%
Civil Engineer90,200 THB+0%
Commissioning Engineer89,800 THB-0%
Communications Engineer93,200 THB+3%
Condition Monitoring Engineer73,200 THB-19%
Contract Associate Engineer84,900 THB-6%
Control Systems Engineer84,900 THB-6%
Controls Engineer83,200 THB-8%
Controls Software Engineer77,300 THB-14%
Corrosion Engineer84,300 THB-6%
Design Engineer90,900 THB+1%
Drafter55,300 THB-39%
Drafting Manager103,000 THB+14%
Drilling Engineer87,600 THB-3%
Electrical Draughtsman44,800 THB-50%
Electrical Engineer101,000 THB+12%
Electrical Engineering Manager121,000 THB+34%
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist94,900 THB+5%
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler47,000 THB-48%
Energy Engineer88,500 THB-2%
Engine Assembler40,000 THB-56%
Engineer90,100 THB-0%
Engineering Account Manager98,800 THB+10%
Engineering Chief Designer101,000 THB+12%
Engineering Consultant124,000 THB+38%
Engineering Key Account Manager128,000 THB+42%
Engineering Lab Technician82,000 THB-9%
Engineering Planning Manager120,000 THB+33%
Engineering Production Manager150,000 THB+66%
Engineering Project Analyst106,000 THB+18%
Engineering Project Coordinator 101,000 THB+12%
Engineering Project Director186,000 THB+110%
Engineering Project Manager120,000 THB+33%
Engineering Research and Development Manager143,000 THB+59%
Engineering Safety Coordinator66,700 THB-26%
Engineering Sales Manager118,000 THB+31%
Engineering Technician66,700 THB-26%
Engineering Technologist70,800 THB-21%
Environmental Engineer84,900 THB-6%
Equipment Engineer80,300 THB-11%
Equipment Engineering Manager118,000 THB+31%
Estimator72,400 THB-20%
Fabrication Specialist63,100 THB-30%
Fabricator41,200 THB-54%
Facade Engineer82,900 THB-8%
Fiber Analyst50,000 THB-45%
Field Engineer94,200 THB+5%
Field Engineering Manager155,000 THB+72%
Fire Engineer91,100 THB+1%
Fitter and Turner29,500 THB-67%
Forestry Strategic Planner104,000 THB+15%
Generation Engineer88,800 THB-1%
Genetic Engineer98,600 THB+9%
Geological Engineer94,800 THB+5%
Geotechnical Engineer89,900 THB-0%
Heavy Equipment Mechanic48,700 THB-46%
Highway Engineer85,500 THB-5%
HSE Professional85,900 THB-5%
HVAC Engineer92,700 THB+3%
HVAC Supervisor80,300 THB-11%
Industrial Engineer85,200 THB-5%
Industrial Engineering Technologist83,000 THB-8%
Instrument Engineer87,400 THB-3%
Instrumentation and Control Engineer89,600 THB-1%
Instrumentation Engineer90,900 THB+1%
Instrumentation Manager83,500 THB-7%
Irrigation Engineer87,200 THB-3%
Licensed Aircraft Engineer93,000 THB+3%
Locomotive Engineer83,000 THB-8%
Maintenance Engineer85,400 THB-5%
Maintenance Fitter29,800 THB-67%
Maintenance Manager87,300 THB-3%
Manufacturing Engineer89,000 THB-1%
Marine Engineer85,400 THB-5%
Materials Engineer84,500 THB-6%
Materials Researcher84,600 THB-6%
Materials Technician65,900 THB-27%
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer96,300 THB+7%
Mechanical Design Engineer91,800 THB+2%
Mechanical Designer75,400 THB-16%
Mechanical Engineer93,200 THB+3%
Mechanical Engineering Manager125,000 THB+39%
Mechanical Inspector89,000 THB-1%
Mechatronics Engineer90,400 THB+0%
Mining Engineer90,400 THB+0%
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer99,800 THB+11%
Optical Engineer83,300 THB-8%
Optical Instrument Assembler44,200 THB-51%
PCB Assembler32,900 THB-63%
Photonics Engineer92,800 THB+3%
Photonics Technician76,800 THB-15%
Pipeline Engineer77,900 THB-14%
Piping Designer46,900 THB-48%
Piping Engineer80,300 THB-11%
Planning Engineer91,400 THB+1%
Pressure Vessel Inspector41,600 THB-54%
Principal Cost Engineer85,600 THB-5%
Principal Engineer89,700 THB-0%
Principal Support Engineer91,000 THB+1%
Process Engineer83,000 THB-8%
Process Operator52,300 THB-42%
Product Development Engineer88,700 THB-2%
Product Development Technician61,400 THB-32%
Product Engineer90,100 THB-0%
Product Safety Engineer84,900 THB-6%
Production Engineer89,900 THB-0%
Project Engineer92,900 THB+3%
Proposal Manager115,000 THB+28%
Purchasing Engineer81,400 THB-10%
Quality Assurance Engineer88,300 THB-2%
Rail Engineer91,100 THB+1%
Robotics Engineer101,000 THB+12%
Robotics Technician73,900 THB-18%
Safety Engineer91,700 THB+2%
Safety Inspector71,800 THB-20%
Safety Manager101,000 THB+12%
Safety Officer46,300 THB-49%
Sales Engineer93,700 THB+4%
Scheduling Engineer79,900 THB-11%
Service Engineer93,100 THB+3%
Solar Engineer95,600 THB+6%
Staff Engineer89,600 THB-1%
Static Equipment Engineer87,600 THB-3%
Stationary Engineer79,500 THB-12%
Stress Engineer85,100 THB-6%
Structural Analysis Engineer82,300 THB-9%
Structural Designer78,500 THB-13%
Structural Engineer83,600 THB-7%
Structural Technician55,600 THB-38%
Supply Chain Specialist86,700 THB-4%
Surveyor65,800 THB-27%
Technical Affairs Officer43,300 THB-52%
Technical Assistant45,300 THB-50%
Technical Engineer79,600 THB-12%
Technical Support Engineer73,200 THB-19%
Tender Engineer76,800 THB-15%
Test Development Engineer88,400 THB-2%
Transportation Engineer79,900 THB-11%
Validation Engineer76,000 THB-16%
Verification Engineer82,800 THB-8%
Wastewater Engineer86,200 THB-4%
Wind Energy Engineer89,700 THB-0%
Wind Energy Operations Manager119,000 THB+32%
Work Planner64,200 THB-29%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bangkok (Krung Thep)106,000 THB
Chiang Mai94,000 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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