Statutory Minimum Wage per Month

There has been an increase of the statutory minimum wage per month in Vietnam [1].

On 12 June 2022, the Government issued a new order (Decree 38/2022/ND-CP) prescribing statutory minimum wages paid to employees working under labour contracts. Accordingly, the statutory minimum wage per month has increased by an average of 6% (from VND 180,000/month to VND 260,000/month).


Region Decree 90/2019/ND-CP Decree 38/2022/ND-CP
Region I VND 4,420,000/month VND 4,680,000/month
Region II VND 3,920,000/month VND 4,160,000/month
Region III VND 3,430,000/month VND 3,640,000/month
Region IV VND 3,070,000/month VND 3,250,000/month

In addition, the requirement for skilled workers to be paid a wage 7% higher than the regional minimum wage has been abolished.

The new salary policy states that skilled workers, who previously received higher than the minimum wage [2] can no longer expect this, unless previously specified in the labour contracts, collective bargaining agreements, or other legal agreements.

Statutory Minimum Wage per Hour

The statutory minimum wage per hour is defined as the lowest hourly wage paid to an employee. This is regarded as a basis to ensure that the salary of an employee who works for one hour, and completes the agreed upon labour or work norm, is not lower than the minimum hourly wage [3].

In Vietnam, the statutory minimum wage per hour is specified as follows [4]:

Region Minimum hourly wage
Region I VND 22,500/hour
Region II VND 20,000/hour
Region III VND 17,500/hour
Region IV VND 15,600/hour

Further information please contact:

Vu Manh Quynh, Managing Partner, ECOVIS Vietnam OC Law

[1] Clause 1 Article 3 Decree 38/2022/ND-CP

[2] Point b Clause 1 Article 5 Decree 90/2019/ND-CP

[3] Clause 2 Article 4 Decree 38/2020/ND-CP

[4] Clause 1 Article 3 Decree 38/2022/ND-CP