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#1 friedperry

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Posted 2010-02-19 16:44:27

Hi,

What is the average salary in Thailand for Sales, Nurse, Engineers, Managers, Cooks, Teachers, Hotel staffs, IT Admin?

How much does one average Thai man/woman earns? 5000B/month?

Cheers!

Fried Perry

#2 SeanMoran

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Posted 2010-02-19 16:52:59

Around 25% to 35% from what you might expect in Luxembourg, but the living costs are lower. Gresat place to survive, but the money won't make you rich if that's what you want.

#3 bkkjames

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Posted 2010-02-19 16:54:20

Pilots make 100 baht a day.

Engineers, 1000 a month

Heart Surgeons 50 baht an hour and first right of refusal


As for your second question - one average man earns 3000 baht a year. One above average man earns half of that.

#4 hawthorne

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Posted 2010-02-19 18:04:31

It depends on how well you can negotiate. Look up minimum wage in the various areas of Thailand on the websites. The go to employment sites and see what they are offering. It is just like any country in the world it depends on experience level, education, speical skills, college grad engineer versus a licensed engineer. Can you ask a broader question next time?

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Posted 2010-02-19 20:31:06

What is the average salary in Thailand for:

First point - the official minimum wage changes from province to province.

Sales what?

Sales rep for a grog company or in a car sales showroom - nice salary and very big commissions, as much as 150,000Baht a month for the few super earners.

Sales person in a supermarket (trying to get your kids to try drinks loaded with sugar) - 200Baht a day.

Nurse, what type: doing the normal duties in a ward in a hospital, or the nurse who assists a heart surgeon.

Engineers, what type, many experienced labourers are given the title engineer, on the other hand there are engineers in complex state of the art oil refineries.

Manger of what, and how many people is he/she supervising, and are the outputs of the job critical to the achievement of business goals?

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There are two jobs which have surprisingly low salaries: teachers and police. My daughter in law is a fully qualified teacher, been working about 3 years, she gets 6,700 a month and the pay rises are very minimal in the future, but she wants to stay in the job for the long-term pension benefits.

#6 jdinasia

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Posted 2010-02-19 20:39:19

In this case both Google and the search function in Thai Visa are your friends

#7 PattayaParent

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Posted 2010-02-19 21:32:19

This is always a very emotive subject on TV as the English teachers find out that the average Thai person earns more than they do.

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Posted 2010-02-19 21:47:05

Our Thai engineers earn as follows;

Electrical Project Engineer - 95k per/mth
Mech Project Engineer - 65k per/mth
Site Engineer (mech & Elect) - (8) average 40k per/mth
Supervisers (headmen) 20 - 30k per/mth
All speak English.

Thai professional engineers if they speak English (well enough to converse to expat managers on technical matters) can demand top salaries.
For the same engineers if they don't speak English, they can expext half this amount.

It is very difficult to find Thai proffessionals that can converse in English at managerial levels.

#9 witold

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Posted 2010-02-19 23:49:03

You can find some numbers via google. For example, I found this:

http://www.worldsala.../thailand.shtml

Numbers are from 2005 but you can probably track down some more recent primary sources...

#10 HDRIDER

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Posted 2010-02-19 23:58:48

Hi
My gf was a hotel manager she was on 60K and free car, petrol and some other freebies

#11 richm7

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Posted 2010-02-20 00:08:07

What am I missing here? Should I be laughing or what? Sorry, I don't get it. Maybe ten pints will help.


Pilots make 100 baht a day.

Engineers, 1000 a month

Heart Surgeons 50 baht an hour and first right of refusal


As for your second question - one average man earns 3000 baht a year. One above average man earns half of that.



#12 BlackGrape

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Posted 2010-02-20 02:31:06

My Tax is 1.6M baht and I am an employee

#13 BlackArtemis

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Posted 2010-02-20 06:39:35

Teachers start out at about 7000-8000B/month, a very common figure for recent grads in Thailand. There are plenty of people making less. I know of moo gatas that pay hilltribe workers about 3k/month.

#14 Spoonman

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Posted 2010-02-20 06:52:09

My Tax is 1.6M baht and I am an employee


Congratulations, so your on about 500,000b a month salary, are you Thai ??

#15 Soutpeel

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Posted 2010-02-20 11:02:39

My Tax is 1.6M baht and I am an employee


Congratulations, so your on about 500,000b a month salary, are you Thai ??


Most likely not and paying about 750k/year in tax too much... :)

#16 BlackGrape

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Posted 2010-02-20 15:56:48

French/ Thai

Taxed on all benefits as well, house, bills etc. Lucky enough my company pays

#17 h90

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Posted 2010-02-20 17:25:04

Our Thai engineers earn as follows;

Electrical Project Engineer - 95k per/mth
Mech Project Engineer - 65k per/mth
Site Engineer (mech & Elect) - (8) average 40k per/mth
Supervisers (headmen) 20 - 30k per/mth
All speak English.

Thai professional engineers if they speak English (well enough to converse to expat managers on technical matters) can demand top salaries.
For the same engineers if they don't speak English, they can expext half this amount.

It is very difficult to find Thai proffessionals that can converse in English at managerial levels.


you pay good....
Our CNC operator get 12.000 with all the commissions in good months it might be close to 20K
No english

#18 Travel2003

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Posted 2010-02-20 17:26:49

What is the average salary in Thailand for:

First point - the official minimum wage changes from province to province.

Sales what?

Sales rep for a grog company or in a car sales showroom - nice salary and very big commissions, as much as 150,000Baht a month for the few super earners.

Sales person in a supermarket (trying to get your kids to try drinks loaded with sugar) - 200Baht a day.

Nurse, what type: doing the normal duties in a ward in a hospital, or the nurse who assists a heart surgeon.

Engineers, what type, many experienced labourers are given the title engineer, on the other hand there are engineers in complex state of the art oil refineries.

Manger of what, and how many people is he/she supervising, and are the outputs of the job critical to the achievement of business goals?

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There are two jobs which have surprisingly low salaries: teachers and police. My daughter in law is a fully qualified teacher, been working about 3 years, she gets 6,700 a month and the pay rises are very minimal in the future, but she wants to stay in the job for the long-term pension benefits.

See your point.
But there is something called average industrial worker salary.
Some kind of standard used internationally to determine a country's wealth.

#19 Theyreallrubbish

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Posted 2010-02-20 17:40:03

One thing to bear in mind is that many Thai companies are paternalistic and cover quite a few expenses. Often the manager will buys lunch for the staff, nights out paid for by the company, interest free loans, help with hospital bills, mobile phone bills paid, gasoline paid etc. So salary is not the entire compensation.

Then don't forget that a skimming, pilfering and "commissions" is widespread, and to a surprising extent tolerated.

#20 Chris Lawrence

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Posted 2010-02-20 17:56:52

It is also relative to which area it may be. Salaries far north can be around 4000 b a month for say hotel staff.

#21 PattayaParent

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Posted 2010-02-21 01:24:07

My Tax is 1.6M baht and I am an employee


Congratulations, so your on about 500,000b a month salary, are you Thai ??


Most likely not and paying about 750k/year in tax too much... :)


No, no, no. That's his tax bll per month :D

#22 BlackGrape

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Posted 2010-02-21 01:28:00

No, no, no. That's his tax bll per month :)

Tosser! Enough Said!

#23 eurasianthai

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Posted 2010-02-21 01:34:04

Workers about Baht 6000/month
University graduates, Baht 15,000 to 25,000 from the top 3 universities, 10,000 to 15,000 for the others.
Bar girls, from baht 10,000 (salary) to much, much more with "tips"...

#24 a2396

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Posted 2010-02-21 11:29:48

What would a graduate engineer (hydrolic) make, who is a Department Chief in a Thai governmet agency? With 20 years experience.

#25 BlackArtemis

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Posted 2010-02-21 12:26:45

What would a graduate engineer (hydrolic) make, who is a Department Chief in a Thai governmet agency? With 20 years experience.


Between 60-100k on paper. In reality? The sky is the limit depending on "connections"





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