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Sales Representative Average Salary in Vietnam 2020

How much money does a Sales Representative make in Vietnam?


Average Monthly Salary
10,700,000 VND
( 128,000,000 VND yearly)

LOW
4,920,000
VND
AVERAGE
10,700,000
VND
HIGH
17,000,000
VND

A person working as a Sales Representative in Vietnam typically earns around 10,700,000 VND per month. Salaries range from 4,920,000 VND (lowest) to 17,000,000 VND (highest).

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

Sales Representative Salary Distribution in Vietnam

Median and salary distribution monthly Vietnam Sales Representative
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Sales Representative salaries in Vietnam range from 4,920,000 VND per month (minimum salary) to 17,000,000 VND per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 11,600,000 VND per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Sales Representative(s) are earning less than 11,600,000 VND while the other half are earning more than 11,600,000 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 Sales Representative(s) are earning less than 7,410,000 VND while 75% of them are earning more than 7,410,000 VND. Also from the diagram, 75% of Sales Representative(s) are earning less than 15,400,000 VND while 25% are earning more than 15,400,000 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

Sales Representative Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Vietnam Sales Representative
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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 Sales Representative salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Sales Representative with less than two years of experience makes approximately 5,590,000 VND per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 7,460,000 VND per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 11,000,000 VND per month, 48% 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, Sales Representative(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 13,400,000 VND per month, 22% 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 14,700,000 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 15,900,000 VND per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Sales Representative average salary change by experience in Vietnam

0 - 2 Years
5,590,000 VND
2 - 5 Years+34%
7,460,000 VND
5 - 10 Years+48%
11,000,000 VND
10 - 15 Years+22%
13,400,000 VND
15 - 20 Years+9%
14,700,000 VND
20+ Years+8%
15,900,000 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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Sales Representative Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

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

Salary comparison by education level monthly Vietnam Sales Representative
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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 Sales Representative salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Sales Representative is 6,370,000 VND per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 10,000,000 VND per month, 57% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 16,800,000 VND per month, 68% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.


Sales Representative average salary difference by education level in Vietnam

High School
6,370,000 VND
Certificate or Diploma+57%
10,000,000 VND
Bachelor's Degree+68%
16,800,000 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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Sales Representative Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Vietnam Sales Representative
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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 Sales Representative employees in Vietnam earn 23% more than their female counterparts on average.

Female
9,600,000 VND
Male+23%
11,800,000 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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Sales Representative Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Vietnam

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

Sales Representative

Sales Representative(s) in Vietnam are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 12% every 16 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 17 months.

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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

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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Sales Representative Bonus and Incentive Rates in Vietnam

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Vietnam Sales Representative
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A Sales Representative is considered to be a high 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.

18% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 82% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 5% to 9% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
82%
No Bonus
18%

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 employees in Vietnam earn 8% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
16,500,000 VND
Public Sector+8%
17,800,000 VND
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Sales Representative Average Hourly Wage in Vietnam


61,700 VND per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Vietnam is 61,700 VND. This means that the average Sales Representative in Vietnam earns approximately 61,700 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.

Sales Representative VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Sales Representative and Sales Retail and Wholesale monthly Vietnam
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The average salary for Sales Representative is 44% less than that of Sales Retail and Wholesale. Also, Sales Retail and Wholesale salaries are 10% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Account Officer10,600,000 VND-1%
Area Sales Manager28,200,000 VND+160%
Assistant Department Manager13,400,000 VND+25%
Assistant Retail Store Manager15,200,000 VND+42%
Branch Manager21,600,000 VND+100%
Cashier6,720,000 VND-37%
Cashier Manager14,500,000 VND+36%
Depot Manager20,400,000 VND+91%
Deputy Sales Manager19,900,000 VND+86%
Distribution Director24,500,000 VND+130%
Global Wholesale Manager38,400,000 VND+260%
Head Cashier13,600,000 VND+27%
Head of Retail26,200,000 VND+140%
Head Teller14,100,000 VND+32%
Inside Sales Executive18,400,000 VND+72%
Inside Sales Representative11,600,000 VND+8%
Inventory Manager19,200,000 VND+79%
Key Account Manager20,400,000 VND+91%
Medical Device Sales16,200,000 VND+51%
National Customer Solution Specialist23,700,000 VND+120%
Parts Salesperson10,800,000 VND+1%
Project Development Manager21,300,000 VND+99%
Project Manager22,400,000 VND+110%
Purchasing and Sales Executive30,400,000 VND+180%
Quotation Engineer11,200,000 VND+5%
Relationship Manager23,100,000 VND+120%
Retail Operations Manager20,900,000 VND+95%
Retail Sales Associate16,200,000 VND+51%
Retail Store Manager21,200,000 VND+98%
Revenue Manager20,900,000 VND+95%
Sales Account Manager24,700,000 VND+130%
Sales Admin Executive28,000,000 VND+160%
Sales Assistant8,660,000 VND-19%
Sales Associate10,700,000 VND+0%
Sales Consultant15,800,000 VND+48%
Sales Coordinator12,400,000 VND+16%
Sales Development Representative13,700,000 VND+28%
Sales Engineer12,700,000 VND+19%
Sales Executive21,500,000 VND+100%
Sales Manager30,300,000 VND+180%
Sales Officer11,800,000 VND+10%
Sales Planning Analyst18,500,000 VND+73%
Sales Representative10,700,000 VND+0%
Sales Specialist16,800,000 VND+57%
Sales Support8,070,000 VND-25%
Sales Team Leader17,900,000 VND+67%
Sales Trainer19,500,000 VND+82%
Securities Sales Agent18,700,000 VND+75%
Shipper / Receiver8,630,000 VND-19%
Shop Manager19,500,000 VND+82%
Store Development Administrator13,800,000 VND+29%
Trade Marketing Officer18,800,000 VND+76%
Treasury Officer18,400,000 VND+72%
Vice President Sales26,200,000 VND+140%
Visual Merchandiser10,000,000 VND-7%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Da Nang11,000,000 VND
Ha Noi11,200,000 VND
Hai Phong10,500,000 VND
Thanh Pho Ho Chi Minh12,100,000 VND
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