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Average Salary in Vietnam 2019

How much money does a person working in Vietnam make?

17,359,082 VND per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Vietnam typically earns around 17,359,082 VND per month.
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 | All Jobs

Median and salary distribution monthly Vietnam

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Vietnam range between 2,349,617 VND per month (minimum salary) to 76,868,605 VND per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 16,838,310 VND per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 16,838,310 VND while the other half are earning more than 16,838,310 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.

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 8,634,567 VND while 75% of them are earning more than 8,634,567 VND. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 44,042,250 VND while 25% are earning more than 44,042,250 VND.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should you be looking at?

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    =  
16,121,423 VND
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
16,717,916 VND
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
16,985,403 VND
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
17,359,082 VND
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Vietnam are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 2% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2020 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.


Salaries for popular jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accountant11,436,739 VND
Administrative Assistant9,259,055 VND
Architect16,309,242 VND
Attorney25,351,292 VND
Biomedical Engineer14,756,106 VND
CAD Drafter12,863,408 VND
Cashier10,076,336 VND
Chartered Accountant15,151,535 VND
Chef13,936,216 VND
Chief Executive Officer37,966,542 VND
Chief Financial Officer34,516,810 VND
Civil Engineer15,061,881 VND
Civil Engineer14,999,513 VND
Computer Technician13,393,957 VND
Creative Director17,786,584 VND
Dentist41,720,739 VND
Developer / Programmer15,734,037 VND
Electrical Engineer16,452,168 VND
Elementary School Teacher11,695,322 VND
Engineer16,309,242 VND
Executive Chef14,582,026 VND
Flight Attendant14,195,225 VND
General Manager30,500,574 VND
Graphic Designer11,838,238 VND
Hotel Manager26,319,285 VND
Human Resources Manager23,488,483 VND
Internal Auditor18,218,374 VND
Journalist17,127,822 VND
Legal Assistant11,775,865 VND
Mechanical Engineer16,654,864 VND
Nurse13,506,578 VND
Pharmacist19,451,031 VND
Photographer11,296,411 VND
Pilot21,190,866 VND
Police Officer13,561,150 VND
Project Manager19,217,151 VND
Receptionist12,283,057 VND
Receptionist9,472,140 VND
Sales Manager27,449,311 VND
Sales Representative10,697,028 VND
Secondary School Teacher14,048,832 VND
Secretary9,590,359 VND
Teacher12,918,432 VND
Teller11,530,291 VND
Travel Agent14,442,987 VND
Waiter / Waitress9,999,675 VND

Average Hourly Wage in Vietnam | All Jobs

100,149 VND per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Vietnam | All Jobs is 100,149 VND. This means that the average person in Vietnam earns approximatly 100,149 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 Nang17,598,518 VND
Ha Noi18,818,583 VND
Hai Phong16,325,460 VND
Thanh Pho Ho Chi Minh19,695,340 VND
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