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Electrical Engineer Average Salary in Vietnam 2019

How much money does an Electrical Engineer make in Vietnam?

16,452,168 VND per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as an Electrical Engineer in Vietnam typically earns around 16,452,168 VND per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Electrical Engineer salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detialed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Electrical Engineer Salary Distribution in Vietnam

Median and salary distribution monthly Vietnam Electrical Engineer

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Electrical Engineer salaries in Vietnam range between 7,403,476 VND per month (minimum salary) to 24,678,252 VND per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 16,452,168 VND per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Electrical Engineer are earning less than 16,452,168 VND while the other half are earning more than 16,452,168 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 people working as Electrical Engineer are earning less than 10,735,040 VND while 75% of them are earning more than 10,735,040 VND. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Electrical Engineer are earning less than 20,565,210 VND while 25% are earning more than 20,565,210 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

Electrical Engineer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

0 - 2 Years    =  
9,044,580 VND
2 - 5 Years    +35%  
12,240,413 VND
5 - 10 Years    +20%  
14,658,882 VND
10 - 15 Years    +16%  
17,077,351 VND
15 - 20 Years    +14%  
19,495,819 VND
20+ Years    +19%  
23,296,270 VND
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Experience level is the most important factor in determining your salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Electrical Engineer salaries by experience level. An Electrical Engineer with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 9,044,580 VND per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 12,240,413 VND per month, 35% more than someone with less than two year's experience. Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 14,658,882 VND per month, 20% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Electrical Engineer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 17,077,351 VND per month, 16% more than a person with five to ten years of experience. If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 19,495,819 VND per month, 14% more than a person with ten to fifteen years of experience. Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 23,296,270 VND per month, 19% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Vietnam Electrical Engineer

Electrical Engineer Salary Comparison By Education

Certificate or Diploma    =  
12,326,787 VND
Bachelor's Degree    +37%  
16,904,603 VND
Master's Degree    +28%  
21,655,166 VND
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add into your income? We broke down Electrical Engineer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of an Electrical Engineer is 12,326,787 VND per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 16,904,603 VND per month, 37% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 21,655,166 VND per month, 28% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.


Salary comparison by education level monthly Vietnam Electrical Engineer


Electrical Engineer Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
15,465,038 VND
Male    +12%  
17,357,038 VND
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Electrical Engineer employees in Vietnam earn 12% more than their female counterparts.

Salary comparison by gender monthly Vietnam Electrical Engineer

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
14,642,430 VND
Public Sector    +24%  
18,179,646 VND
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the goverment? Public sector Electrical Engineer employees in Vietnam earn 24% more than their private sector counterparts.

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Vietnam Electrical Engineer

Electrical Engineer Salary Trend and Forecast in Vietnam

How are Electrical Engineer salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Vietnam Electrical Engineer
Average Salary 2016    =  
15,279,568 VND
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
15,844,912 VND
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
16,241,035 VND
Average Salary 2019    +1%  
16,452,168 VND
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Electrical Engineer 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 1% 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.

Electrical Engineer Average Hourly Wage in Vietnam

94,916 VND per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Vietnam for Electrical Engineer is 94,916 VND. This means that the average Electrical Engineer in Vietnam earns approximatly 94,916 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.

Electrical Engineer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Electrical Engineer and Engineering monthly VietnamWe compared Vietnam salaries for Electrical Engineer, Engineering, and All Jobs and we found that Electrical Engineer salaries are 7% more than those of Engineering. We also found out that Engineering salaries are 11% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Acoustics Engineer15,396,698 VND-6%
Assembly Engineering Technician13,276,632 VND-19%
Assistant Chief Engineer16,789,995 VND+2%
Associate Engineer14,945,819 VND-9%
Autocad Operator12,031,870 VND-27%
Automation Engineer17,893,956 VND+9%
Avionic System Support Engineer15,109,546 VND-8%
Biochemical Engineer16,736,260 VND+2%
BMS Engineer15,700,327 VND-5%
Bridge and Lock Tender14,824,555 VND-10%
Broadcast Engineer18,137,405 VND+10%
CAD Design Engineer15,309,612 VND-7%
CAD Designer13,137,094 VND-20%
CAE Engineer15,006,451 VND-9%
Ceramics Engineer15,837,609 VND-4%
Civil Engineer15,061,881 VND-8%
Commissioning Engineer15,560,825 VND-5%
Communications Engineer15,963,645 VND-3%
Condition Monitoring Engineer13,775,545 VND-16%
Contract Associate Engineer15,897,815 VND-3%
Control Systems Engineer15,624,492 VND-5%
Controls Engineer15,819,393 VND-4%
Controls Software Engineer15,776,083 VND-4%
Corrosion Engineer14,314,764 VND-13%
Design Engineer16,925,126 VND+3%
Drafter11,343,187 VND-31%
Drafting Manager17,646,256 VND+7%
Drilling Engineer15,734,037 VND-4%
Electrical Draughtsman9,861,088 VND-40%
Electrical Engineer16,452,168 VND=
Electrical Engineering Manager19,902,758 VND+21%
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist17,498,574 VND+6%
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler15,629,690 VND-5%
Energy Engineer17,437,079 VND+6%
Engine Assembler11,417,670 VND-31%
Engineer16,309,242 VND-1%
Engineering Account Manager15,491,508 VND-6%
Engineering Chief Designer15,494,559 VND-6%
Engineering Consultant17,936,008 VND+9%
Engineering Key Account Manager18,954,686 VND+15%
Engineering Lab Technician14,386,679 VND-13%
Engineering Planning Manager18,671,431 VND+13%
Engineering Production Manager20,139,226 VND+22%
Engineering Project Analyst18,067,241 VND+10%
Engineering Project Coordinator 14,976,535 VND-9%
Engineering Project Director19,429,821 VND+18%
Engineering Project Manager19,451,031 VND+18%
Engineering Research and Development Manager19,322,818 VND+17%
Engineering Safety Coordinator13,553,806 VND-18%
Engineering Sales Manager18,515,511 VND+13%
Engineering Technician14,264,090 VND-13%
Engineering Technologist14,035,407 VND-15%
Environmental Engineer16,161,133 VND-2%
Equipment Engineer15,430,876 VND-6%
Equipment Engineering Manager17,559,674 VND+7%
Estimator15,222,556 VND-7%
Fabrication Specialist13,185,627 VND-20%
Fabricator11,904,499 VND-28%
Facade Engineer16,867,534 VND+3%
Fiber Analyst13,175,248 VND-20%
Field Engineer15,006,451 VND-9%
Field Engineering Manager20,442,013 VND+24%
Fire Engineer16,508,897 VND+0%
Fitter and Turner8,886,556 VND-46%
Forestry Strategic Planner17,507,638 VND+6%
Generation Engineer18,516,805 VND+13%
Genetic Engineer20,386,552 VND+24%
Geological Engineer19,027,448 VND+16%
Geotechnical Engineer17,081,945 VND+4%
Heavy Equipment Mechanic12,986,382 VND-21%
Highway Engineer14,479,348 VND-12%
HSE Professional14,048,832 VND-15%
HVAC Engineer16,793,893 VND+2%
HVAC Supervisor14,937,145 VND-9%
Industrial Engineer14,703,291 VND-11%
Industrial Engineering Technologist15,309,612 VND-7%
Instrument Engineer16,663,960 VND+1%
Instrumentation and Control Engineer16,046,776 VND-2%
Instrumentation Engineer16,992,691 VND+3%
Instrumentation Manager19,918,792 VND+21%
Irrigation Engineer15,248,980 VND-7%
Licensed Aircraft Engineer16,923,827 VND+3%
Locomotive Engineer14,915,030 VND-9%
Maintenance Engineer15,569,920 VND-5%
Maintenance Fitter10,290,726 VND-37%
Maintenance Manager19,481,389 VND+18%
Manufacturing Engineer16,730,678 VND+2%
Marine Engineer14,711,482 VND-11%
Materials Engineer14,400,130 VND-12%
Materials Researcher16,799,106 VND+2%
Materials Technician15,006,451 VND-9%
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer17,775,779 VND+8%
Mechanical Design Engineer17,060,257 VND+4%
Mechanical Designer15,404,079 VND-6%
Mechanical Engineer16,654,864 VND+1%
Mechanical Engineering Manager20,139,226 VND+22%
Mechanical Inspector16,314,454 VND-1%
Mechatronics Engineer14,460,762 VND-12%
Mining Engineer13,782,946 VND-16%
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer17,650,159 VND+7%
Optical Engineer14,697,199 VND-11%
Optical Instrument Assembler13,658,137 VND-17%
PCB Assembler11,597,830 VND-30%
Photonics Engineer17,013,465 VND+3%
Photonics Technician14,330,371 VND-13%
Pipeline Engineer15,248,980 VND-7%
Piping Designer13,991,266 VND-15%
Piping Engineer14,824,555 VND-10%
Planning Engineer15,430,876 VND-6%
Pressure Vessel Inspector9,958,096 VND-39%
Principal Cost Engineer16,666,959 VND+1%
Principal Engineer16,459,055 VND+0%
Principal Support Engineer14,945,819 VND-9%
Process Engineer15,837,609 VND-4%
Process Operator13,024,499 VND-21%
Product Development Engineer16,317,038 VND-1%
Product Development Technician13,332,067 VND-19%
Product Engineer15,188,348 VND-8%
Product Safety Engineer16,083,630 VND-2%
Production Engineer16,753,598 VND+2%
Project Engineer16,858,860 VND+2%
Proposal Manager18,075,052 VND+10%
Purchasing Engineer15,436,089 VND-6%
Quality Assurance Engineer14,763,923 VND-10%
Rail Engineer15,309,612 VND-7%
Robotics Engineer18,443,179 VND+12%
Robotics Technician15,734,037 VND-4%
Safety Engineer15,629,690 VND-5%
Safety Inspector14,048,832 VND-15%
Safety Manager17,082,766 VND+4%
Safety Officer12,755,953 VND-22%
Sales Engineer14,824,555 VND-10%
Scheduling Engineer13,724,866 VND-17%
Service Engineer16,456,965 VND+0%
Solar Engineer16,046,776 VND-2%
Staff Engineer15,006,451 VND-9%
Static Equipment Engineer15,286,265 VND-7%
Stationary Engineer15,059,682 VND-8%
Stress Engineer14,421,314 VND-12%
Structural Analysis Engineer16,506,766 VND+0%
Structural Designer13,992,524 VND-15%
Structural Engineer15,689,459 VND-5%
Structural Technician13,454,173 VND-18%
Supply Chain Specialist17,498,574 VND+6%
Surveyor12,219,348 VND-26%
Technical Affairs Officer13,109,870 VND-20%
Technical Assistant13,658,137 VND-17%
Technical Engineer14,330,371 VND-13%
Technical Support Engineer13,992,524 VND-15%
Tender Engineer14,264,090 VND-13%
Test Development Engineer14,730,514 VND-10%
Transportation Engineer15,737,519 VND-4%
Validation Engineer14,460,762 VND-12%
Verification Engineer15,109,546 VND-8%
Wastewater Engineer14,613,611 VND-11%
Wind Energy Engineer17,175,923 VND+4%
Wind Energy Operations Manager18,618,995 VND+13%
Work Planner11,838,238 VND-28%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Da Nang16,222,446 VND
Ha Noi17,061,946 VND
Hai Phong15,693,916 VND
Thanh Pho Ho Chi Minh18,636,219 VND
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