According to employment statistics in Thailand conducted by the researchers, there are 33% of employers in Thailand who are looking to increase their staff members in 2021, 61% of currently employed professionals anticipated themselves looking for new job opportunities, the other 36% are passively open to a new job offer, while 6% expect zero pay increase from their current salary.
Fortunately, Thailand is now in the best position to bounce back from the impact of the pandemic. Many companies are looking ahead with optimism and are now showing signs of healthy business recovery while offering competitive compensation to attract and retain talented professionals who can help drive the company’s recovery and growth.
Businesses are now hiring more skilled professionals at the white-collar level as they undergo digital transformation. Since many of the companies are now utilizing digital platforms, it has been recognized that the careers with the highest starting salaries for new graduates are IT positions, such as “software engineers” with salary rates range from 20,000 to 60,000 Baht, an increase from the previous year with the maximum salary of 40,000 Baht. The second most well-paid jobs are data scientists and data engineers with salaries ranging between 30,000 – 50,000 Baht – this is because companies need more staff who can help them design methods to store and run data as well as to analyze information to benefit their business in various activities. These two sought-after occupations have high salary rates compared to those of other jobs.
Apart from these two high-paying jobs, there are also other employment opportunities with high salary rates which include; financial controller, legal consultant, research & development specialist, and company secretary. For professionals who are equipped with skills and experience, their salary can reach a maximum of 250,000 Baht per month even though they are not in a managerial or executive position.