New minimum daily wage

The minimum wage will be increased in most provinces of Thailand on 1 April 2018. The minimum wage will be THB 325 a day for Bangkok and the surrounding area, THB 330 a day for Phuket, Chonburi, and Rayong, and THB 308 a day for Narathiwat, Pattani, and Yala. In total, there are seven separate minimum wage bands for various provinces, as set out below.

Keywords: Mazars, Thailand, Legal, Minimum Wage, Revenue Department, Social Security Office

18 April 2018

The minimum wage (THB/day) Provinces
330 Phuket Chonburi, and Rayong
325 Bangkok, Chachoengsao, Nakhon Pathom, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Samut Prakan, and Samut Sakhon
320 Krabi, Chiang Mai, Khon Kaen, Trat, Nakhon Ratchasima, Ayutthaya, Phang Nga, Songkhla, Surat Thani, Lopburi, Saraburi, Suphanburi, Nong Khai, and Ubon Ratchathani
318 Kalasin, Chanthaburi, Nakhon Nayok, Prachin Buri, Mukdahan, Sakon Nakhon, and Samut Songkhram
315 Kanchanaburi, Chai Nat, Nakhon Phanom, Nakhon Sawan, Nan, Beung Kan, Buriram, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Phayao, Phatthalung, Phitsanulok, Petchburi, Phetchabun, Yasothon, Roi Et, Loei, Sa Kaeo, Surin, Ang Thong, Udon Thani, and Uttaradit
310 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
308 Narathiwat, Pattani, and Yala

As a result of the minimum wage increase, the minimum monthly salary of Thai staff listed in the monthly tax return (Form PND.1) submitted to the Revenue Department, and in Forms SPS.1-10 submitted to the Social Security Office, must be changed based on a company’s registered address (for example, the minimum wage for office staff is Bangkok should be raised from THB 9,300 to THB 9,750 a month).

For more information, please visit the Ministry of Labour website and the Ratchakitcha website.

 

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