Thailand’s new minimum wages effective from January 1st, 2020
Thailand’s new minimum wages, ranging from 313 baht to 336 baht per day, will come into effect nationally on January 1st.
The new minimum wages, by province, are:
- 336 baht/day for Chon Buri and Phuket
- 335 baht/day for Rayong
- 331 baht/day for Bangkok, Nakhon Pathom, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Samut Prakan and Samut Sakhon
- 330 baht/day for Chachoengsao
- 325 baht/day for Krabi, Khon Kaen, Chiang Mai, Trat, Nakhon Ratchasima, Ayutthaya, Phang-nga, Lop Buri, Songkhla, Saraburi, Suphan Buri, Surat Thani, Nong Khai and Ubon Ratchathani
- 324 baht/day for Prachin Buri
- 323 baht/day for Kalasin, Chanthaburi, Nakhon Nayok, Mukdahan, Sakhon Nakhon and Samut Songkhram
- 320 baht/day for Kanchanaburi, Chainat, Nakhon Phanom, Nakhon Sawan, Nan, Bung Kan, Buri Ram, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Phatthalung, Phitsanuloke, Phetchaburi, Phetchabun, Phayao, Yasothon, Roi-et, Loei, Sa Kaew, Surin, Ang Thong, Udon Thani and Uttradit
- 315 baht/day for Kamphaeng Phet, Chaiyaphum, Chumpon, Chiang Rai, Trang, Tak, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phichit, Phrae, Maha Sarakham, Mae Hong Son, Ranong, Ratchaburi, Lampang, Lamphun, Si Sa Ket, Sathun, Sing Buri, Sukhothai, Nong Bua Lamphu, Uthai Thani and Amnat Charoen
- 313 baht/day for Narathiwat, Pattani and Yala
According to Thailand’s Labour Protection Act, ‘a day’ is defined as eight working hours in any 24 or seven working hours for work which may pose a threat to the health or safety of the employees. Employers are forbidden from paying their employees less than the mandated rates.