|A teacher at Thuận Primary School in Hướng Hoá District in the central province of Quảng Trị. Thousands of teachers in public schools quitted their job due to low wage betwwen 2020-2022.VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Thuỷ|
HÀ NỘI — The Government has issued a decree regulating the base salary for civil servants, public employees, and members of the armed forces, stipulating that it will increase from VNĐ1.49 million (US$63.7) to VNĐ1.8 million ($76.9) per month from July 1, 2023.
The decree will become effective from July 1.
The basic wage is a basis for calculating the salaries of employees in the State-run sector by multiplying it by their corresponding coefficient. As a result, new graduates entering the State sector will get a salary of Level 1 with a coefficient of 2.34, equivalent to a monthly wage of VNĐ3.48 million at present.
This is the second base salary increase since July 1, 2019, after a three-year delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The wage rise is considered an urgent issue in Việt Nam, as nearly 40,000 civil servants quit their jobs in the public sector, primarily in education and healthcare, from January 1, 2020 to June 30, 2022. — VNS