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Finance, Banking, IT Have Vietnam's Highest-Paying Jobs at the Moment

What are Vietnam's highest-paying fields at the moment?

According to a recent study by job-listing website VietnamWorks, which surveyed more than 5,500 job applicants on the site in January this year, the top four highest-paying fields in Vietnam's job markets are finance/investment, banking, IT and construction. The wages featured in the study are divided into four job levels: entrance-level worker, experienced worker, supervisor and manager.

Specifically, 25% of management-level workers in finance are paid around VND70 million monthly. The median pay in this field at this level is VND50 million per month. However, entrance-level and "experienced" jobs in finance only fetch median rates of VND6 million and VND11.25 million, respectively.

Meanwhile, managers and supervisors in IT are paid less than their finance counterparts: 25% of managers in IT are paid VND45 million a month. The median pays for entrance-level and experienced workers, however, are higher at VND7.5 million and VND15.6 million a month, respectively.

In banking, 25% of managers earn around VND50 million per month while this figure is VND35 million for construction. The five lowest-paying jobs in the survey belong to administrative staff, clerks, mechanics, service providers, accountants and shop assistants.

In an earlier study, called A Report about Career Prospects and Skill Trends in Vietnam 2018-2022, by the same organization, robot/automation and IT industries grew significantly. Therefore, demands for human resources in these two sectors were predicted to escalate the most in five years.

Of all 5,500 job applicants involved in the 2019 survey, 49% were experienced staffers, 40% were managers, and 11% were university graduates, the report states. The wages recorded in the survey were gross salaries, excluding taxes and insurance contribution.

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