Hiring in Thailand made easy with EOR Services

Looking to hire and employ workers in Thailand? Choose an Employer of Record (EOR) to carry out all tasks, from onboarding to exit, efficiently and without any hassles.

No more than US $300/employee/month

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Employment & hiring statistics in Thailand

THB

Salary payment currency

English / Thai

Contract language

48

Working hours per week

Varies across provinces

Min. hourly salary

5.2% - 6%

Employer cost

13

Bank holidays per year

1st Jan - 31st Dec

Tax cycle

0%-35%

Employee tax

Hire effortlessly in Thailand with EOR

Costs no more than US $300/employee/month

What you need to know before hiring
in Thailand

Contracts & Agreements

Compensation & Benefits

Taxes & Costs

Termination & Severance

Contracts & Agreements

While a written employment contract is not mandatory in Thailand, it is a common best practice among the employers. The employment contracts are strongly-worded and thoroughly drafted to ensure the welfare of both the employee as well as the employer, and minimize potential employment disputes.

Indefinite Contract

With a standard 119 days of probation, an indefinite employment contract specifies the nature of employment, i.e., full-time or part-time.

Fixed-term Agreement

These contracts highlight a fixed duration for which the employer and employee may work together. Fixed-term contracts cannot include a probationary period, and may last up to 2 years.
With An EOR solution, your employees sign a legal contract with the Employer Of Record while they share a normal working relationship with you.

Visa

The Royal Thai Embassy issues different kinds of visas for non-Thai citizens to work in Thailand, which include:

Work Permit

For foreign nationals to work in Thailand, a work permit is a must. But before you apply for the work permit, one must obtain a non-immigrant visa first. Once the visa is issued, you may apply for a work permit with the right documents.

Non-Immigrant Visa

This visa is issued to those foreign nationals who wish to work in Thailand but are not ready for their work permit yet. B visa is issued to the employees who want to work with Thai companies, and IB visa to those who want to work with companies or projects under the Board of Investment of Thailand (BOI)’s promotion. Both of these visas are valid for 90 days, post which you will be eligible for a work permit.

Smart Visa

This is a new type of visa introduced to enable foreign nationals with very specific and elevated skills to get employed by Thailand-based companies. Individuals who work in the targeted industries, such as biotechnology, smart electronics, biochemical, and more are encouraged to apply for this. This visa is valid for 4 years and comes with a gamut of benefits.
To learn which visa your employee needs before beginning work in Thailand, please contact one of our experts .

Compensation & Benefits

Minimum Pay

There is no standard minimum wage in Thailand. It differs from province to province and industry to industry.

Payout Cycle

The payroll cycle in Thailand is monthly.

Working Hours

A standard working day for employees in Thailand entails 8 hours of work with an hour of rest after working for 5 consecutive hours. Beyond 8 hours, the employer is entitled to pay overtime.

Guaranteed Benefits

Ask us for a Salary Benchmark for your EOR worker.

Find out how Employer of Record (EOR) can help you make your first hire in Thailand

Taxes & Costs

Tax for Employees

Income tax is applied to an employee’s salary, according to the following structure:
Taxable income band (THB) National income tax rate
Income up to THB 150,000
No tax
THB 150,001 - THB 300,000
5%
THB 300,001 - THB 500,000
10%
THB 500,001 to THB 7,50,000
15%
THB 750,001 - THB 1,000,000
20%
THB 1,000,000 - THB 2,000,000
25%
THB 2,000,001 to THB 5,000,000
30%
THB 5,000,001 and above
35%

Employer Cost

Employers in Thailand also contribute a sum to each employee’s provident fund, which is regulated by Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). While the rate of an employee’s contribution to the provident fund ranges from 2% to 15%, the employer’s contribution follows the company’s policy. Along with this, the employer also contributes 5% (up to 750 THB/month) to social security as well as 0.2% – 1% (up to 240,000 THB per person every year) to worker’s compensation funds.
Ask us for a Gross to Net simulation or a Total Employment Cost calculation for your EOR worker.

Leaves

Every employee working in Thailand is provided different types of leaves throughout the year. These include:

Annual Leave

Thai employees are entitled to 6 days of paid vacation time. While this is mandated, most companies offer up to 15 days of paid vacation.

Sick Leave

After completing a year, all employees are entitled to a month of paid sick leaves. Prior to completing a year, the employee’s state of health will determine the number of days they take for rest. After three consecutive days of sick leave, the employer may ask for a health certificate to be submitted.

Maternity & Paternity Leave

Female employees are entitled to 98 days of maternity leave in Thailand, where 50% of the salary is paid by the company and the other 50% by the social security system.
Public sector and state employees are eligible for up to 15 days of paid leave. There is no paternity leave provisions granted through legislation for private sector employees, although it can be provided by employers as a benefit.
In addition to these leaves, employees are provided 13 days of public holidays, sterilization leaves, National Service or Military Leaves, training leaves and more. For a full list of leaves and public holidays that your new hire in Thailand is entitled to, talk to one of our experts.

Termination & Severance

Termination

The termination of an employment contract may be due to various reasons: from employee resignation to layoffs by the employer. While some cases might be exceptional, a notice of 30 days is mandatory in most scenarios. A letter of termination must be issued from one party to another, stating a valid reason.

Severance Pay

Employees in Thailand are entitled to severance pay for any reason of untimely termination of contract. For any employee, the severance pay is decided by their length of service in the organization:

Ready to expand your business across multiple countries in the APAC region?

Why choose an Employer Of Record (EOR)
in Thailand?

An Employer Of Record (EOR) solution is relevant for multiple use cases:

Why trust BGC as your Employer Of Record (EOR)?

Industry Expertise

Since 2005, BGC has an extensive experience and proven track record of earning the trust of numerous clients.

Technology Leverage

Streamline operations with advanced technology which result in quicker time to onboard and pay.

Cost-effective pricing

Transparent and affordable monthly pricing that allows you to scale your workforce without any hassles.

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