Hire and pay employees in
Thailand, hassle-free

With Deel, your business can easily hire employees in Thailand. No more worrying about local laws, complex tax systems, or managing international payroll. Deel takes care of everything in 150+ countries.

The average onboarding time frame in Thailand is 3 days with Deel.

Currency

Thai Bat

Capital

Bangkok

Official Language

Thai

Payroll Cycle

Monthly

Onboard, pay and manage employees in Thailand with Deel.

Usually, to hire in Thailand, your business needs an entity. That means a local office, an address registered as a subsidiary, and an account with a local bank. All of this, plus navigating regional benefits, payroll, tax, and HR laws, can take months.

Deel lets you hire employees in Thailand quickly, easily, and compliantly. We even automate tax document collection, payroll, benefits, and more. For your existing direct employees, we can manage your entire payroll operation from end-to-end.

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  • Private Healthcare - Allianz (optional)

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Minimum Wage Requirements

The minimum wage is THB 363  per day or 10,890 per month.

Individual Income Tax

The individual income tax ranges from 0% to 35%. Income tax is calculated according to progressive rates.

Gross Annual Income Tax Rate (%)
Up to THB - 150,000 0%
Up to THB - 300,000 5%
Up to THB - 500,000 10%
Up to THB - 750,000 15%
Up to THB - 1,000,000 20%
Up to THB - 2,000,000 25%
Up to THB - 5,000,000 30%
Over THB - 5,000,000 35%

Payroll Cost

The employer cost is generally estimated at 5.3% of the employee's salary

  • Social security: 5%*
  • Workman's Compensation Fund: 0.30%&

*Capped at a maximum contribution of THB 60/month or THB 720/year

These costs are provided as estimates and are intended solely for general informational purposes. To fully comprehend all associated costs and fees related to the terms of any employment agreement for this country, please contact our Sales team for a quote.

Overtime Pay & Maximum Hours

Standard working hours are 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week from Monday to Friday. The standard work week is from 09:00 to 18:00 with an hour break. However, employees can work from Monday to Saturday with a working week of 48 hours. 

Overtime payment is mandatory. Hours outside of standard work hours are considered overtime. Employees can work a maximum of 36 hours of overtime a week. For additional hours, employees are paid:

  • 150% of the hourly rate for overtime during a normal working day.
  • 200% of the hourly rate, for work undertaken during a holiday
  • 300% of the hourly rate, for overtime work undertaken during a holiday

Managers and supervisors can be exempt of overtime pay if in their job description includes a supervisory authority. 

Maternity Leave

Employees are entitled to 98 days of paid leave. The employee will receive 100% of the salary for the first 45 days, and the employer will be responsible for this pay. The remaining leave is paid for at 50% of the employee's salary by social security.

Paternity Leave

In the private sector, there is no paid paternity leave by statute in Thailand, although employers are free to offer paid/unpaid time off. 

Parental Leave

In Thailand, no law covers parental leave. However, employees may be entitled to maternity leave and paternity leave.

Sick Leave

Employees are entitled to paid sick leave for up to 30 days. The employee will receive 100% of their salary from the employer.

Additional leave 

Employees are also entitled to leave for the following cases:

  • Business Leave – 3 days per year with 100% pay by the employer.
  • Military Service - 60 days per year (if the employee is required to go under military service).

Termination Requirements

Terminations must respect complex rules and the rules of an employee’s employment country. The off-boarding is always handled by the Employer with the primary stakeholders. It may include ad-hoc fees as well as required or recommended steps on specific termination cases.

Terminations in Thailand can be complex. There is no at-will termination in Thailand for employers and termination must be done for just cause.

Compliant terminations include:

  • Voluntarily by the employee
  • By mutual agreement
  • Unilaterally by the employer based on:
    • probation period
    • objective grounds
    • disciplinary dismissal
    • performance due to unsuitability for the job
  • By expiration of the contract

Notice Period

The minimum notice period is 0 days and will vary depending on the type of employment.

  • Termination with cause by the Employer – No notice
  • Termination without cause by the Employer – 30 days

Severance for Employees

Severance pay in Thailand is mandatory and will depend on the length of service. Severance pay is not due if the employee was terminated for serious misconduct.

Employment Length Rate of severance pay
Up to 120 Days 0
Up to 1 year 30 days
Up to three years 90 days
Up to six years 180 days
Up to 10 years 240 days
Up to 20 years 300 days
20 years or more 400 days

 

To protect you from unforeseen financial risks arising from terminations, Deel applies a Severance Accrual to all employment agreements in this country.  Deel has extensive expertise in managing litigation risk globally and our Severance Accrual calculation is based on the prevailing common-law or statutory entitlements and local best practices. In the event your employee resigns or is not entitled to severance, all unused amounts will be returned to you.

Paid Time Off

Both full-time and part-time employees are entitled to 6 working days of paid time off (PTO) a year. PTO accrues monthly at 0.5 days per month. Employees are eligible for annual leave after 12 months of work.

Public Holidays

Thailand celebrates 13 national holidays. National public holidays include:

  • New Year's Day
  • Makha Bucha Day
  • Chakri Day
  • Songkran Festival
  • Labour Day
  • Coronation of King Vajiralongkorn
  • Visakha Bucha Day
  • Asarnha Bucha Day
  • Buddhish Lent
  • Queens Birthday
  • Chulalongkorn Memorial Day
  • Kings Birthday
  • Constitution Day

Onboarding

Onboarding takes 3 business days after the Scope of Work is signed. Mandatory documents must be completed one day before the start date.

Employment Contract Details

Contracts can be in English or bilingual. They must be in writing and signed by both parties.

A contract must include:

  • name
  • start date
  • length of the employment
  • job description
  • termination conditions

Probation Period

The standard probation period is 90 days and the maximum probation period is 119 days.
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Management fee

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