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Thailand – Fifth of employees got no bonus last year

29 January 2014

More than a fifth (28%) of employees in Thailand revealed that they were not awarded any bonuses in 2013, according to a survey from online job board, Jobstreet.com. The survey also showed that 12% of those with no bonus last year, were not sure if they would get a bonus this year.

Of those employees who received bonuses, 72% said they were not satisfied with the amount they were awarded, while only 28% felt satisfied. Of all employees, 44% got paid less than THB 20,000 (USD 607).

When compared with the bonus payment rate in 2012, 46% of bonus recipients received the same level of award, 29% received a lower payment, and 26% received a higher bonus amount.

The survey of more than three thousand members of Jobstreet.com covered many different industries. Two thirds of respondents were categorised as staff, 14% were senior staff, 16% were management, and 2% were senior management.

Thanaporn Satitpunwaycha, country manager of Jobstreet.com Thailand, commented: "Regarding the survey result, 46% got only one month or less than one month salary bonuses, while only 3% got higher than six-month salary bonuses. This is the first year we asked about the amount of payment. One fourth of all respondents received the bonuses equal or higher than THB 50,000 (USD 1,517), but only 3% of this group got the bonuses higher than THB 200,000 (USD 6,068).”

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