Jobs for Backpackers, Travelers in Thailand

Information about jobs for travelers in Thailand.

Travelers abroad seek out work to perpetuate their journey, or to stay in a desirable location without dipping into their savings. Jobs, be they for daily survival or financial replenishment, can be broken down into two categories: legal and illegal.

Working legally in another country can be easy or very difficult, depending on the country. Taking the time to obtain a work visa requires less spontaneity on the part of the traveler, and more time in government queues .

Working illegally is often easy. Lots of countries have no laws, or never enforce their laws. There is a risk you will get deported, fined, or even go to jail. But as long as you're doing work that no one wants (such as seasonal work, like picking fruit), then the risks is low. Trading labor (such as bartender or bathroom cleaning) for a bed at a hotel carries practically no risk, as no money is changing hands.

Please submit stories, places, or types of employment a traveler can find in Thailand. How much does the job pay? Is it seasonal work, and if so, what times of year is it available? Is a work visa required? Have you had to bribe anyone because you were working illegally in Thailand?

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Jessica Valerio

March 17th, 2011

hi there. im a US woman who lives and teaches in thailand. i am on summer break right now and will be arriving in phuket on April 5th. i would love to work anywhere on the southern coast of thailand (phuket, phi phi, krabi, samui, paghan, etc. ) for a few weeks before i have to return back to teach in bangkok in may. i speak some thai, i am already familiar with thai culutre, i am smart, and very open towards the type of work available.

please feel free to contact me. i can even supply a resume and references.

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Brian DeChant

October 25th, 2011

Hey, my name is Brian and I just recently graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park (USA) with a BS in Kinesiology. I will be traveling to Thailand around the months of June and July and would like to familiarize myself more with the Thailand culture and to find some kind of job to help pay for my travels while I'm there. I am extremely personable and can accomplish any task set before me. Please contact me and I can supply any additional details needed. Thank you!

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Samantha Cartwright

February 14th, 2012

Hello there, I am Samantha Cartwright from South Africa. I am currently working in Indonesia and am looking to work in thailand or singapore asap. I am a Padi scuba dive master, Pilates and fitness instructor, i have my national diploma in Musical theatre as singing and performing, i have also worked as a marketing manager for coca cola and have been a GO for club med. so my list is endless in regards to my qualifications, but i am looking to work and live in thailand or singapore. please advise me on how i can go about this. thank you.
Kindest regards,

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August 31st, 2013

Looking for anyone who interested in teaching English in Thailand.
the town is situated in southern coast of thailand which is near to Phuket, phi phi, krabi, samui, paghan, etc.

If you like to learn a different culture and travel while working is would be good opportunity for you.

please feel free to contact me at for more information.
Cheers, Mai

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