You find your dream job in Thailand and you are ready to start immediately. Well, that’s great! But keep in mind that working in Thailand as a foreigner, you will need to take care of few things before you can actually start the job.

Keep in mind that the definition of the Thai law for work is very widely. You will be surprised to know that they considering volunteering and even charity work as a work that requires a work permit.

There are three main roles you must follow before start working in Thailand; You must have a valid visa, working papers (work permit) and you can’t accept a job offer in the kingdom which belong to an occupation that reserve by the Alien Employment Act for Thai nationality only.

Minimum Wage

The ministry of labor last updated the rate table at 01/04/2018. Basically the minimum wage for any job in Thailand depend on your location. A normal working day last 9 hours (including one hour for lunch break). They also pay higher rate for extra hours.

Chonburi, Phuket and Rayong are the highest paying location with 330 baht for a working day. While Narathiwat, Pattani and Yala provinces are the lowest paying locations with 308 baht for a working day.

Public & national holidays

Thai events, festival celebrated and a diverse ethnic, cultural and religious background makes it sometimes hard to follow. Every year the government publish the public holiday and the bank of Thailand publish the bank holidays. The public sector gets 16 public holiday a year, while the private sector gets 13 public holiday.

You can check the list of holidays for 2019 over here.

Social Security fund

Every foreigner legally working in Thailand must register in the social security office within 30 days from their first day at work. Foreigners are getting the same benefits as insured Thais, the only things aren’t included are:

  1. Government employees
  2. Headmasters and Teachers in Private schools
  3. Students or trainees employed by university, schools or hospitals
  4. Judges
  5. Civil Servants
  6. Employees of state enterprises

You can claim these funds within 2 years. The officer dealing with you has the right to decide on your case. If the notice has been sent to you but you didn’t claimed the funds within two years, these funds belong to the social security office.

You can read more about the benefits of the social security here.

Now that you know the most important things about employment in Thailand, you are definitely ready to start a new career in the land of the smile. All you need to do is picking the one for you, out of our large pool of available positions. Click here to start applying.

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