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 salaries in Vietnam range from 7,370,000 VND per month (minimum salary) to 22,200,000 VND per month (maximum 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+31%|
|5 - 10 Years||+40%|
|10 - 15 Years||+20%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
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.
|Certificate or Diploma||+47%|
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting 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.
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.
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.
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.
|Average Salary 2016|
|Average Salary 2017||+4%|
|Average Salary 2018||+2%|
|Average Salary 2019||+3%|
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.
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.
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.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|All Rounder||12,700,000 VND||-12%|
|Assistant Executive Housekeeper||11,300,000 VND||-22%|
|Assistant Food and Beverage Director||20,700,000 VND||+43%|
|Assistant Hospitality Manager||22,000,000 VND||+52%|
|Assistant Storekeeper||9,000,000 VND||-38%|
|Assistant Tour Manager||16,000,000 VND||+11%|
|Baker and Pastrycook||11,000,000 VND||-24%|
|Bakery Manager||15,600,000 VND||+8%|
|Bakery Superintendent||13,800,000 VND||-4%|
|Banquet Manager||13,200,000 VND||-9%|
|Banquet Server||10,400,000 VND||-28%|
|Bar Attendant||11,300,000 VND||-22%|
|Bar Manager||17,800,000 VND||+23%|
|Bar Supervisor||12,900,000 VND||-11%|
|Beverage Manager||16,000,000 VND||+11%|
|Bistro Attendant||10,200,000 VND||-29%|
|Buffet Chef||15,300,000 VND||+6%|
|Buffet Host||9,840,000 VND||-32%|
|Buffet Manager||16,800,000 VND||+16%|
|Butcher and Slaughterer||9,780,000 VND||-32%|
|Cafeteria Manager||15,400,000 VND||+7%|
|Cake Decorator||11,200,000 VND||-22%|
|Casino Shift Manager||18,400,000 VND||+27%|
|Chain Store Customer Support||13,900,000 VND||-4%|
|Club Manager||19,300,000 VND||+34%|
|Cluster Director||20,500,000 VND||+42%|
|Cluster Revenue Manager||20,200,000 VND||+40%|
|Cocktail Server||9,750,000 VND||-32%|
|Coffee Shop Manager||19,100,000 VND||+32%|
|Confectionery Baker||11,600,000 VND||-20%|
|Conference Services Manager||15,300,000 VND||+6%|
|Corporate Sous Chef||16,300,000 VND||+13%|
|Corporate Travel Consultant||14,900,000 VND||+3%|
|Culinary Assistant||11,500,000 VND||-20%|
|Culinary Associate||11,600,000 VND||-20%|
|Dietary Aide||13,400,000 VND||-7%|
|Dining Room Supervisor||14,800,000 VND||+2%|
|Duty Manager||16,100,000 VND||+11%|
|Events Coordinator||14,300,000 VND||-1%|
|Executive Chef||14,600,000 VND||+1%|
|Executive Pastry Chef||13,000,000 VND||-10%|
|Fast Food Cook||13,300,000 VND||-8%|
|Fast Food Shift Supervisor||14,400,000 VND||-0%|
|Fine Dining Cook||16,500,000 VND||+14%|
|Fine Dining Restaurant Chef||16,200,000 VND||+12%|
|Fleet Manager||17,900,000 VND||+24%|
|Food and Beverage Manager||18,800,000 VND||+30%|
|Food Consultant||18,500,000 VND||+28%|
|Food Safety Coordinator||15,700,000 VND||+9%|
|Food Server||9,820,000 VND||-32%|
|Food Service Director||18,400,000 VND||+27%|
|Food Service Manager||19,100,000 VND||+32%|
|Food Service Sales||15,100,000 VND||+5%|
|Food Service Worker||10,200,000 VND||-29%|
|Front Desk Agent||12,100,000 VND||-16%|
|Front Office Manager||16,400,000 VND||+14%|
|Guest Service Executive||19,000,000 VND||+32%|
|Guest Service Representative||13,300,000 VND||-8%|
|Head Concierge||13,200,000 VND||-9%|
|Hospitality Director||26,500,000 VND||+83%|
|Hostess / Host||13,300,000 VND||-8%|
|Hotel Desk Clerk||10,700,000 VND||-26%|
|Hotel Maid||6,990,000 VND||-52%|
|Hotel Manager||26,300,000 VND||+82%|
|Hotel Sales Manager||21,900,000 VND||+52%|
|Hotel Service Supervisor||17,200,000 VND||+19%|
|Hotel Staff||12,800,000 VND||-11%|
|Inventory Coordinator||11,300,000 VND||-22%|
|Kitchen Manager||15,200,000 VND||+5%|
|Kitchen Staff||12,100,000 VND||-16%|
|Kitchen Supervisor||14,200,000 VND||-2%|
|Line Cook||14,100,000 VND||-2%|
|Luggage Porter||6,810,000 VND||-53%|
|Motel Manager||17,100,000 VND||+18%|
|Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant||9,190,000 VND||-36%|
|Production Operator||9,590,000 VND||-34%|
|Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator||12,400,000 VND||-14%|
|Regional Restaurant Manager||23,300,000 VND||+61%|
|Restaurant Manager||20,200,000 VND||+40%|
|Room Reservations Manager||19,000,000 VND||+32%|
|Room Service Manager||17,800,000 VND||+23%|
|Sous Chef||13,200,000 VND||-9%|
|Supervisor of Food Services||16,300,000 VND||+13%|
|Tour Consultant||14,900,000 VND||+3%|
|Travel Agent||14,400,000 VND||-0%|
|Travel Consultant||15,600,000 VND||+8%|
|Waiter / Waitress||10,000,000 VND||-31%|
|Da Nang||13,400,000 VND|
|Ha Noi||15,300,000 VND|
|Hai Phong||12,200,000 VND|
|Thanh Pho Ho Chi Minh||15,800,000 VND|