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Thailand announces 2020 minimum wage scheme, effective 1 January

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In a Facebook post yesterday, Thailand’s Ministry of Labour announced new minimum wages, which came into effect on 1 January 2020 (1 January 2563 BE).

The minimum wage rate (per day) varies per province/district across the country, and is depicted as follows:

  • Phuket and Chonburi: 336 baht
  • Rayong: 335 baht
  • Bangkok, Nakhon Pathom, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Samut Prakan and Samut Sakhon: 331 baht
  • Chachoengsao: 330 baht
  • Krabi, Khon Kaen, Chiang Mai, Trat, Nakhon Ratchasima, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Phang Nga, Lop Buri, Songkhla, Saraburi, Suphan Buri, Surat Thani, Nong Khai and Ubon Ratchathani: 325 baht
  • Prachinburi: 324 baht
  • Kalasin, Chanthaburi, Nakhon Nayok, Mukdahan, Sakon Nakhon and Samut Songkhram: 323 baht
  • Kanchanaburi, Chai Nat, Nakhon Phanom, Nakhon Sawan, Nan, Bueng Kan, Buriram, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Phatthalung, Phitsanulok, Phetchaburi, Phetchabun, Phayao, Yasothon, Roi Et, Sa Kaeo, Surin, Ang Thong, Udon Thani and Uttaradit: 320 baht
  • In the Kamphaeng Phet, Chaiyaphum, Chumphon, Chiang Rai, Trang, Tak, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phichit, Phrae, Maha Sarakham, Mae Hong Son, Ranong, Ratchaburi, Lampang, Lamphun, Si Sa Ket, Satun, Sing Buri, Sukhothai, Nong Bua, Lamphu, Uthai Thani and Amnat Charoen: 315 baht
  • Narathiwat, Pattani and Yala: 313 baht

HR and employers to note:

With regard to the above minimum wages, the ministry determines ‘day’ as the normal working hours of an employee, which do not exceed the following working hours (even if an employee works less than the normal working hours):

View an interactive map of the minimum wage rate per province here

Lead image and infographics / Ministry of Labour

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