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Travel Agent Average Salary in Vietnam 2020

How much money does a Travel Agent make in Vietnam?


Average Monthly Salary
14,400,000 VND
( 173,000,000 VND yearly)

LOW
7,370,000
VND
AVERAGE
14,400,000
VND
HIGH
22,200,000
VND

A person working as a Travel Agent in Vietnam typically earns around 14,400,000 VND per month. Salaries range from 7,370,000 VND (lowest) to 22,200,000 VND (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Travel Agent salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Travel Agent Salary Distribution in Vietnam

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

  • Salary Range

    Travel Agent salaries in Vietnam range from 7,370,000 VND per month (minimum salary) to 22,200,000 VND per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 14,200,000 VND per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Travel Agent(s) are earning less than 14,200,000 VND while the other half are earning more than 14,200,000 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 Travel Agent(s) are earning less than 9,680,000 VND while 75% of them are earning more than 9,680,000 VND. Also from the diagram, 75% of Travel Agent(s) are earning less than 17,800,000 VND while 25% are earning more than 17,800,000 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 plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Travel Agent Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Vietnam Travel Agent
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Travel Agent salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Travel Agent with less than two years of experience makes approximately 8,260,000 VND per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 10,800,000 VND per month, 31% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 15,100,000 VND per month, 40% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, Travel Agent(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 18,200,000 VND per month, 20% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 19,700,000 VND per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 21,300,000 VND per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Travel Agent average salary change by experience in Vietnam

0 - 2 Years
8,260,000 VND
2 - 5 Years+31%
10,800,000 VND
5 - 10 Years+40%
15,100,000 VND
10 - 15 Years+20%
18,200,000 VND
15 - 20 Years+9%
19,700,000 VND
20+ Years+8%
21,300,000 VND
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Travel Agent Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Travel Agent(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

Salary comparison by education level monthly Vietnam Travel Agent
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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Travel Agent salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Travel Agent is 9,450,000 VND per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 13,900,000 VND per month, 47% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 21,300,000 VND per month, 53% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.


Travel Agent average salary difference by education level in Vietnam

High School
9,450,000 VND
Certificate or Diploma+47%
13,900,000 VND
Bachelor's Degree+53%
21,300,000 VND
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Education Level
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Travel Agent Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Vietnam Travel Agent
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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Travel Agent employees in Vietnam earn 19% more than their female counterparts.

Female
13,200,000 VND
Male+19%
15,800,000 VND
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Vietnam for all Careers

Salary comparison by gender monthly Vietnam
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Travel Agent Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Vietnam

How much are annual salary increments in Vietnam for Travel Agent(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Travel Agent

Travel Agent(s) in Vietnam are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 17 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Vietnam Travel Agent
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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Vietnam / All Professions

Annual Salary Increment Rate Vietnam
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The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Vietnam is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Banking
2%
Energy
4%
Information Technology
6%
Healthcare
8%
Travel
1%
Construction
3%
Education
5%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Vietnam for the year 2019. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.


Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Travel Agent Bonus and Incentive Rates in Vietnam

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Vietnam Travel Agent
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A Travel Agent is considered to be a moderate bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

47% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 53% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
53%
No Bonus
47%

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.


What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.


Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector Travel Agent employees in Vietnam earn 8% more than their private sector counterparts.

Private Sector
16,600,000 VND
Public Sector+8%
17,900,000 VND
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Travel Agent Salary Trend and Forecast in Vietnam

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Vietnam Travel Agent
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Average Salary 2016
12,900,000 VND
Average Salary 2017+4%
13,400,000 VND
Average Salary 2018+2%
13,700,000 VND
Average Salary 2019+3%
14,200,000 VND
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Travel Agent 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 2019 are 3% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

Travel Agent Average Hourly Wage in Vietnam


83,300 VND per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Vietnam is 83,300 VND. This means that the average Travel Agent in Vietnam earns approximately 83,300 VND for every worked hour.


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

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked 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 the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Travel Agent VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Travel Agent and Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering monthly Vietnam
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The average salary for Travel Agent is 1% more than that of Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering. Also, Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries are 18% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
All Rounder12,700,000 VND-12%
Assistant Executive Housekeeper11,300,000 VND-22%
Assistant Food and Beverage Director20,700,000 VND+43%
Assistant Hospitality Manager22,000,000 VND+52%
Assistant Storekeeper9,000,000 VND-38%
Assistant Tour Manager16,000,000 VND+11%
Baker and Pastrycook11,000,000 VND-24%
Bakery Manager15,600,000 VND+8%
Bakery Superintendent13,800,000 VND-4%
Banquet Manager13,200,000 VND-9%
Banquet Server10,400,000 VND-28%
Bar Attendant11,300,000 VND-22%
Bar Manager17,800,000 VND+23%
Bar Supervisor12,900,000 VND-11%
Barista11,600,000 VND-20%
Bartender11,900,000 VND-18%
Bellman8,640,000 VND-40%
Beverage Manager16,000,000 VND+11%
Bistro Attendant10,200,000 VND-29%
Buffet Chef15,300,000 VND+6%
Buffet Host9,840,000 VND-32%
Buffet Manager16,800,000 VND+16%
Butcher and Slaughterer9,780,000 VND-32%
Cafeteria Manager15,400,000 VND+7%
Cake Decorator11,200,000 VND-22%
Casino Shift Manager18,400,000 VND+27%
Chain Store Customer Support13,900,000 VND-4%
Chef13,900,000 VND-4%
Club Manager19,300,000 VND+34%
Cluster Director20,500,000 VND+42%
Cluster Revenue Manager20,200,000 VND+40%
Cocktail Server9,750,000 VND-32%
Coffee Shop Manager19,100,000 VND+32%
Concierge10,400,000 VND-28%
Confectionery Baker11,600,000 VND-20%
Conference Services Manager15,300,000 VND+6%
Cook12,800,000 VND-11%
Corporate Sous Chef16,300,000 VND+13%
Corporate Travel Consultant14,900,000 VND+3%
Croupier12,500,000 VND-13%
Culinary Assistant11,500,000 VND-20%
Culinary Associate11,600,000 VND-20%
Dietary Aide13,400,000 VND-7%
Dining Room Supervisor14,800,000 VND+2%
Dishwasher7,030,000 VND-51%
Duty Manager16,100,000 VND+11%
Events Coordinator14,300,000 VND-1%
Executive Chef14,600,000 VND+1%
Executive Pastry Chef13,000,000 VND-10%
Fast Food Cook13,300,000 VND-8%
Fast Food Shift Supervisor14,400,000 VND-0%
Fine Dining Cook16,500,000 VND+14%
Fine Dining Restaurant Chef16,200,000 VND+12%
Fleet Manager17,900,000 VND+24%
Food and Beverage Manager18,800,000 VND+30%
Food Consultant18,500,000 VND+28%
Food Safety Coordinator15,700,000 VND+9%
Food Server9,820,000 VND-32%
Food Service Director18,400,000 VND+27%
Food Service Manager19,100,000 VND+32%
Food Service Sales15,100,000 VND+5%
Food Service Worker10,200,000 VND-29%
Front Desk Agent12,100,000 VND-16%
Front Office Manager16,400,000 VND+14%
Guest Service Executive19,000,000 VND+32%
Guest Service Representative13,300,000 VND-8%
Head Concierge13,200,000 VND-9%
Hospitality Director26,500,000 VND+83%
Hostess / Host13,300,000 VND-8%
Hotel Desk Clerk10,700,000 VND-26%
Hotel Maid6,990,000 VND-52%
Hotel Manager26,300,000 VND+82%
Hotel Sales Manager21,900,000 VND+52%
Hotel Service Supervisor17,200,000 VND+19%
Hotel Staff12,800,000 VND-11%
Inventory Coordinator11,300,000 VND-22%
Kitchen Manager15,200,000 VND+5%
Kitchen Staff12,100,000 VND-16%
Kitchen Supervisor14,200,000 VND-2%
Line Cook14,100,000 VND-2%
Luggage Porter6,810,000 VND-53%
Motel Manager17,100,000 VND+18%
Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant9,190,000 VND-36%
Production Operator9,590,000 VND-34%
Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator12,400,000 VND-14%
Receptionist12,300,000 VND-15%
Regional Restaurant Manager23,300,000 VND+61%
Restaurant Manager20,200,000 VND+40%
Room Reservations Manager19,000,000 VND+32%
Room Service Manager17,800,000 VND+23%
Sous Chef13,200,000 VND-9%
Supervisor of Food Services16,300,000 VND+13%
Tour Consultant14,900,000 VND+3%
Travel Agent14,400,000 VND-0%
Travel Consultant15,600,000 VND+8%
Waiter / Waitress10,000,000 VND-31%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Da Nang13,400,000 VND
Ha Noi15,300,000 VND
Hai Phong12,200,000 VND
Thanh Pho Ho Chi Minh15,800,000 VND
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