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Average Salary in Vietnam 2020

How much money does a person working in Vietnam make?

Average Monthly Salary
17,400,000 VND
( 208,000,000 VND yearly)


A person working in Vietnam typically earns around 17,400,000 VND per month. Salaries range from 2,350,000 VND (lowest) to 76,900,000 VND (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries differ drasticly between different jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Distribution of Salaries in Vietnam

Median and salary distribution monthly Vietnam

The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Salaries in Vietnam range between 2,350,000 VND per month (minimum salary) to 76,900,000 VND per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 16,800,000 VND per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 16,800,000 VND while the other half are earning more than 16,800,000 VND. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of the population are earning less than 8,630,000 VND while 75% of them are earning more than 8,630,000 VND. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 44,000,000 VND while 25% are earning more than 44,000,000 VND.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Salary Trend and Forecast in Vietnam

How are Vietnam salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary over the past few years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Vietnam
Average Salary 2016
15,700,000 VND
Average Salary 2017+4%
16,300,000 VND
Average Salary 2018+2%
16,500,000 VND
Average Salary 2019+2%
16,900,000 VND
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Vietnam are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2020 are 3% higher than those of 2019. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Salaries for popular jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accounting and Finance
Accountant11,400,000 VND
Accounting Assistant11,400,000 VND
Accounting Manager22,400,000 VND
Bookkeeper9,080,000 VND
Chartered Accountant15,200,000 VND
Corporate Treasurer30,100,000 VND
Financial Analyst18,300,000 VND
Financial Manager34,700,000 VND
Internal Auditor18,200,000 VND

Administration / Reception / Secretarial
Administrative Assistant9,260,000 VND
Office Manager11,700,000 VND
Receptionist9,470,000 VND
Secretary9,590,000 VND

Advertising / Grapic Design / Events
Art Director16,200,000 VND
Creative Director17,800,000 VND
Graphic Designer11,800,000 VND
Photographer11,300,000 VND

Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense
Aerospace Engineer18,500,000 VND
Air Traffic Controller17,900,000 VND
Flight Attendant14,200,000 VND
Pilot21,200,000 VND

Architect16,300,000 VND
CAD Drafter12,900,000 VND

Mechanic8,860,000 VND
Service Advisor14,300,000 VND

Bank Branch Manager26,200,000 VND
Teller11,500,000 VND

Teacher12,900,000 VND
Translator15,200,000 VND

Business Planning
Business Analyst19,900,000 VND
Business Development Manager26,400,000 VND
Project Manager20,400,000 VND

Care Giving and Child Care
Nanny10,500,000 VND
Nursery Teacher12,600,000 VND

Construction / Building / Installation
Civil Engineer15,000,000 VND
Construction Project Manager19,400,000 VND
Health and Safety Officer10,900,000 VND

Customer Service and Call Center
Call Center Representative11,700,000 VND
Customer Service Manager22,900,000 VND
Customer Service Representative12,600,000 VND

Civil Engineer15,100,000 VND
Electrical Engineer16,500,000 VND
Engineer16,300,000 VND
Mechanical Engineer16,700,000 VND

Executive and Management
Chief Executive Officer38,000,000 VND
Chief Financial Officer34,500,000 VND
General Manager30,500,000 VND
Project Manager19,200,000 VND

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
Chef13,900,000 VND
Executive Chef14,600,000 VND
Hotel Manager26,300,000 VND
Receptionist12,300,000 VND
Travel Agent14,400,000 VND
Waiter / Waitress10,000,000 VND

Health and Medical
Dentist41,700,000 VND
Dietitian38,900,000 VND
Laboratory Technician12,800,000 VND
Nurse13,500,000 VND

Human Resources
Human Resources Manager23,500,000 VND
Human Resources Officer14,500,000 VND

Information Technology
Computer Technician13,400,000 VND
Database Administrator17,400,000 VND
Developer / Programmer15,700,000 VND
Information Technology Manager25,800,000 VND
Network Engineer14,500,000 VND

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire
Police Officer13,600,000 VND

Attorney25,400,000 VND
Legal Assistant11,800,000 VND

Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment
Journalist17,100,000 VND

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
Biomedical Engineer14,800,000 VND
Pharmacist19,500,000 VND

Sales Retail and Wholesale
Cashier10,100,000 VND
Sales Manager27,400,000 VND
Sales Representative10,700,000 VND

Teaching / Education
Elementary School Teacher11,700,000 VND
Secondary School Teacher14,000,000 VND

Average Hourly Wage in Vietnam

100,000 VND per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Vietnam is 100,000 VND. This means that the average person in Vietnam earns approximatly 100,000 VND for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Da Nang17,600,000 VND
Ha Noi18,800,000 VND
Hai Phong16,300,000 VND
Thanh Pho Ho Chi Minh19,700,000 VND
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