I started almost 7 years ago at my government high school for 30,000 a month for 12 months. Anyway fast forward and the school is looking for new hires for the new term. You would think over the years the school would adjust the compensation value. There has been inflation over time and also, I don't see as many young backpackers applying for the new positions here. If they are able to recruit new teacher's at 30,000 a month, then I do believe that there is no incentive for the school to raise the wage level.? Looking at the recruiting ads on Ajarn.com, it looks like government schools are still keeping the wages low. I've spoken to the other foreign teacher's at my school and told them not provide any new hires. If the school is not able to recruit at 30,000 a month then it might force their hand. I was wondering what is the starting salary at other government schools this year. Are they improving or stagnating where you teach? What can we do to help convince school administrators that they are constantly undervaluing us with each passing year. I would like to see foreign teachers who have been awarded a Thai teacher's license be given extra compensation and status. As things are now having the teacher's license allows you work more years as a teacher in Thailand, but you don't get the same government benefits as your Thai government teachers.