Cabinet approves adjustments to basic daily wages for 17 professions
The Cabinet on Tuesday approved the Labour Ministry’s proposal to adjust the wages for skilled workers in 17 fields, which would see them earning between 465 and 700 baht daily.
Labour Minister Suchart Chomklin said the Cabinet agreed to adjust the minimum daily rate for the 17 professions, provided they receive a certificate from the Skill Development Department.
The professions to be covered are divided into three groups, namely the industrial sector, technicians and workers in the service sector. Suchart said there is a big demand for people in these fields.
In 2014, the Labour Ministry’s proposal to set a minimum wage rate for 112 professions was approved by the Cabinet, and now with 17 more, the number of professions under the radar has risen to 129.
The new minimum daily wages for some of the 17 professions are:
• Pump and valves technicians: 515 baht
• Mechatronics and industrial robot controllers:
Level 1: 545 baht
Level 2: 635 baht
Level 3: 715 baht
Level 1: 465 baht
Level 2: 535 baht
Level 3: 620 baht
Excavator controllers: 585 baht
• Service sector
Holistic food therapist, aqua therapist, aromatherapist
Level 1: 500 baht
Level 2: 600 baht
Level 1: 475 baht
Level 2: 525 baht
Level 3: 600 baht