Wages/salary rates are a hot topic right now, with the new Government having pledged to raise the adult minimum wage to 300 baht per day (at today's rates 6.23GBP, US$9.88) - at present it varies by province - some examples:
- Phuket, 221 baht, is the highest in the country
- Bangkok and nearby provinces were put on an equal footing of 215 baht a day
- Nakhon Pathom, Pathum Thani, Samut Sakhon and Nonthaburi, 205 baht a day.
- Chantaburi and Ratchaburi, 167 a day
- Payao, Pichit, Phrae and Mae Hong Son, 151 a day
(Source for figures, and full list of provinces at Thailand Business News)
Thailand to raise minimum wage to Bt300 early next year
JULY 6, 2011
Thailand’s election-winning Pheu Thai Party announced Wednesday that it expects to raise the daily minimum wage for workers nationwide to Bt300, or US$10 as early as January next year, as promised in its election campaign.
The Pheu Thai Party earlier promoted raising the minimum wage of workers across the country to Bt300 per day and starting a minimum salary for new graduates from Bt15,000 per month.