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Legal Update

New Minimum Daily Wage Increase in Thailand

20 January 2010
Mayer Brown JSM Legal Update


Minimum daily wages have increased in 71 of Thailand's 76 provinces . The new rates came into effect on 1 January 2010.

Full Update

Thailand's Central Committee on Minimum Wages approved increases in the minimum daily wage of between THB 1 and THB 8 to ease the effects of inflation for workers in 71 provinces.

On the upper end of the scale, Ayudhya received an increase of THB 8, making its new minimum wage THB 181, while on the other end, Nan, Payao, Prae, Pitsanulok, Utharadit, Pichit and Loey were given a THB 1 increase in their daily rates. Meanwhile, minimum daily wages in Mae Hong Son, Sukhothai, Chiang Rai, Petchboon and Uthaithani remain the same.

Bangkok was given a THB 3 increase, bringing the capital's minimum daily wage to THB 206, and another 62 other provinces received adjustments between THB 2 and THB 7.

Details of the new minimum wages for all provinces are as follows:

For inquiries related to this Client Alert, please contact:

Utain Vichaipairojwong ( )

Punnaros Tintanorm ( )

Learn more about our Bangkok office and Employment & Benefits practice.

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