I'm just correcting an academic paper in which the average income of 90 patients at Siriraj Jospital who presented with leg ulcers in 2005 was 15,072 baht/month. Half the patients were traders, female, average age 56. They worked an average of 9.5 hours a day.
Would that be a typical Thai income for such people, do you think?
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In Bangkok that's a pretty good wage. In the sticks it would be massive! I would say that the avergae wage for a Thai in Bangkok hovers in the 4,000-10,000 baht wage. Of course professionals make more, but there are very few of those compared to shop assistants, maids, office staff...
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7-11 pays about 4 or 5 thousand a month I heard. Could be completely wrong.
Seems like these figures are low.
Four thousand baht is one hundred U.S. dollars.
Average Thai yearly income as I understand is about 8,000 U.S dollars, and that sounds about right. that's about 500 U.S. monthly...so between 15,000-20,000 baht month average maybe? :smile:
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10,000BHT with degree, 8,000BHT without (in a place like an office)8-10hrs per day
minimum wage 180BAHT per day(in as factory)8-10hrs per day
lots of places employ for less than this.
depends largly on what you studied, what your jod is and how long you have been doing it, construction engineers will earn about 30,000 per month
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If you define "such people" as "patients at Siraraj hospital who presented with leg ulcers in 2005" then clearly it is typical. Given that the paper is citing an average age of 56, I'd say the sample is far from representative of anything outside that set, however.Originally Posted by MikeS
I notice under the new student loan scheme now being introduced they don't have to start repaying the loan until they are earning 16,000 baht a month, so that must be considered some sort of benchmark.
In Australia, where the scheme is very similar, students have to start repaying when they earn about $29,000 i believe from memory.
Thai wages are low, but so is the cost of living. I guess if wages rise then so will the cost of food, clothing etc.
Our office maid makes...4000 baht/month. Every payday the accountant comes by my desk asking me to contribute more money for her in terms of a tip! Incredible! My employer KNOWS she underpays someone and expects the staff to pay the difference.
Not really...prices are going up all the time. It might be 3 baht here or 10 baht there, but it can make a difference.Thai wages are low, but so is the cost of living.
The lowest rent for an apartment I've ever seen in Bangkok is 1,500 baht/month for a tiny room. If you get paid 4,000 baht/month, plus food, water/power, clothing, transportation...what do you have remaining at the month's end? Nothing. What do Thai employees do in protest of this? Nothing. The powers that be in Thailand are immensely proud of their achievements to keep people uneducated and poor.
I agree ditk, you're right. One of my wife's childhood friend sells fruit from a cart near Hualompong. I've visited her apartment several times and its absolutley wretched. Her prospects for upward mobility are nill. Back in Issan, I see the same. Everyone feels Bangkok/Pattaya/Phuket is the answer to salvation and a full belly. It's a fool's Paradise. If you read the Post, you know these poor farmers get suckered into jobs that don't exist.
I think it's sad. My wife thinks he's done a terrific job of wiping out ya~ba and corruption.
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Who is "he"? Please don't say Thaksin! :sad:My wife thinks he's done a terrific job of wiping out ya~ba and corruption.
A good 90% of Thais...Her prospects for upward mobility are nill.
Well the hell did you get those figures, they are way way high, even for just BKK. The country as a whole cant be over 8,000b a month.Average Thai yearly income as I understand is about 8,000 U.S dollars, and that sounds about right. that's about 500 U.S. monthly...so between 15,000-20,000 baht month
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Well, the very wealthy would artificially boost that average income right up, wouldnt they.
I am not great at grasping economic concepts.
The very wealthy dont give out tax or income details there JB. Just us average folks plugging along.
There are some very high income earners in the multi-national corporate groups that I deal with though.
Some students are paying around 30,000 baht a semester at uni. So either they've got a big loan or the parents can afford to pay it.