A survey by the Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs shows that Vietnamese workers’ average monthly salary reached 3.84 million VND last year, an increase of 19.6 percent against the previous year.

Workers in wholly State-owned companies enjoyed the highest average salary of 4.4 million VND. They were followed by those working in FDI businesses with 3.88 million VND. Workers in private enterprises earned the least with 3.3 million VND.

According to the survey, the finance, banking and insurance sectors took the lead with an average salary of 5.6 million VND while the lowest average salaries were seen in agroforestry, seafood, mining and manufacturing sectors.

Workers who work in mines and pits had the highest income of over 10 million VND per month./.