The minimum monthly salary will rise to 3.98 Vietnamese dong (176.1 U.S. dollars), 3.53 million Vietnamese dong (156.2 U.S. dollars), 3.09 million Vietnamese dong (136.7 U.S. dollars) and 2.76 million Vietnamese dong (122.1 U.S. dollars) according to geographic zones in which enterprises are located.

Firms in Vietnam are not allowed to pay manual workers monthly salaries which are lower than the minimum salary. Salaries paid to employees who have undergone vocational training should be at least 7 percent higher than the minimum salary.

Xinhua Agency - December 12, 2017