The parks department is seeking a long overdue bump in the salaries of park rangers to kick in Oct. 1.
Attapol Charoenshata, acting chief of national parks, said today that a formal letter was sent to the finance ministry asking for 13,000-plus ranger salaries to be increased from THB9,000 to THB11,000 per month. Though it amounts to over 20%, it would be the first such increase in 10 years.
Attapol cited the nature of ranger duties and risks they face for the increase.
The last time they got a raise was 2012, when salaries were increased from THB6,000 to THB9,000 per month.