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IT jobs pay highest: survey

Update: October, 06/2016 - 09:00
Thirty five top technology companies participated in the 2016 Tech Expo job fair held in HCM City last Saturday. It attracted more than 1,400 IT job seekers. — VNS Photo Thu Hằng
Viet Nam News

HCM CITY— IT and software jobs fetch higher salaries than others – of US$700-1,000 -- according to a report by executive search company

Salary Insights Report analyses the salary data of 45,000 jobs posted on in the first half of this year.

More than 70 per cent of IT jobs offered a minimum monthly salary of $700.

Jobs in administrative/clerical, accounting, architecture/interior design, customer service, advertising and marketing, and sales offered $250-500.

Both new graduates and experienced workers were offered similar salaries.

Forty four per cent of jobs for experienced professionals paid $250-500 while 28 per cent offered $700-1,000.

More than 30 per cent of jobs at the managerial level offered $1,000-2,000 and 27 per cent, $700-1,000.

Experienced job-seekers and managers accounted for the largest number of applicants for jobs offering $500-700 per month.

Twenty eight per cent of jobs at the director/CEO level offered more than $3,000.

Most director/CEO-level candidates applied for jobs that paid $2,000-3,000, which accounted for 11 per cent of vacancies.

A survey by another online jobs company,, found the average salary of employees in the garment sector has risen by 12 per cent this year.

Garment employees can earn an average of $402-604 a month, higher than the country’s average salary of $384-582, the survey found.

But garment sector wages in Việt Nam are around a half of those in Malaysia, a quarter of the wages in Singapore, 10 per cent less than in the Philippines and nearly 20 per cent higher than in Indonesia.

The HCM City labour market is forecast to be steady during the rest of this year, with around 65,000 jobs available, according to the city’s Human Resource Forecast and Labour Market Information Centre.

Enterprises are also expected to need 30,000 seasonal jobs for expanding production during the peak Tết (Lunar New Year) season. —VNS


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