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The top 5 highest-paying jobs in Vietnam


Posted by Iris Data Driven Agency

5 months ago

Choosing the wrong career not only waste your time but also no chance to improve the salary or get an opportunity to grow up in a career. The employees must consider carefully between factors such as a passion for yourself, market demand, future orientation, etc. This article will point out a few jobs with attractive income levels, maybe suggestions for your reference.

The top 5 currently highest paid jobs in Vietnam

The job with an attractive salary is the concern of many students who are choosing majors or candidates who are looking for jobs. According to Vietnamworks, listing the top currently highest paid jobs related to Finance / Investment, Banking, Information Technology, Marketing, Building. Let's track the jobs with high salaries and attractive below.

The salary in these trending careers was consulted according to the Jobseeker Salary Report   In Vietnam In 2019 of VietnamWorks. This report is conducted by quantitative methods based on the analysis from nearly 5500 job seekers to VietnamWorks survey in January 2019. This survey was sent to the entire VietnamWorks’ database of jobseekers, regardless of industries and job levels.

Research Methodology - This report was conducted from 5500 jobseekers which included 54% male and 46% female, which 11% Entry level, 40% Manager level and above, and 49% of Experienced level.

1. Finance/Investment

Finance and investment were the fields that have the highest salary according to the report of VietnamWorks 2019. In the report, the median salary of management positions is from 35 million to 70 million VND. Other positions have attractive salaries. Freshers can receive a salary of over 5 million VND per month. Candidates who have experience for over one year can receive 7.2 million VND per month. The more years of experience or for those who have experience in a management position can receive 25 million VND per month.

2. Banking

The income of people who work at a bank is very high. In reality, the employees of the bank can get an income higher than almost any other position at the same age or level. According to the research of VietnamWorks, the salary of a bank manager can be up to 50 million VND. Of course, with the same position, you need to master a lot of knowledge, skills, and experience. While in the entry-level, you can get a basic salary from 5 million to nearly 8 million per month.

3. Programmer and Information Technology Industry

Information technology is always a hot career not only in Vietnam but around the world. Starting income per month for programmers with less than 2 years of experience in Vietnam can be up to 9 million VND, the experienced staff with over 2 years of experience can get the highest salary of 20 million VND per month. With a high level like leader/supervisor, you can have 27.5 million VND and manager level or higher is about 45 million VND per month.

4. Construction engineer

The growing construction industry requires meticulousness, carefulness, and high aesthetics so the salary of this industry is also attractive. The salary for entry-level is about 6 million to 10 million VND per month. While the manager's salary is about 18 to 35 million VND per month. Even if they can be paid from 10 million or more, this salary is quite high compared to new graduates.

5. Marketing

A prominent work in recent times is SEO Marketing. With this industry, an experienced employee can earn about 8 to 15 million per month. However, in the early stages, you will encounter a lot of difficulties in this job. In addition, Marketing employees in the entry-level have salaries from 5 million to 8 million VND a month, the manager is from 20 million VND to 35 million VND per month. Specific positions in companies in Vietnam have the following salary: Marketing staff 14 million to 18million VND per month; Account Manager 24 million to 34million VND per month; Brand Manager 35 million to 45 million VND per month, etc.


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