Proposal to increase the region-based minimum wages in 2019


2018-09-12

On August 13th 2018, The National Wage Council (NWC) adopted the proposal of raising region-based minimum wages in 2019, which will be presented to the Government to issue the new Decree on region-based minimum wages in 2019. Under the proposal of National Wages Council, region-based minimum wages in 2019 will be as follows:

Region The current region-based minimum wages (2018)

(According to Decree No. 141/2017/ND-CP dated 07/12/2017)

The proposed region-based minimum wages according to the proposal of NWC Balance
(VND/month) (VND/month) (VND/month)
I 3,980,000 4,180,000 Increase 200,000
II 3,530,000 3,710,000 Increase 180,000
III 3,090,000 3,250,000 Increase 160,000
IV 2,760,000 2,920,000 Increase 160,000

Therefore, under this proposal, the region-based minimum wages in 2019 will increase 5.3 per cent, in comparison with 2018. This means the new region-based minimum wages will be increased from 160,000 to 200,000 dong each month. Employer must maintain the salary payment to employees not less than region-based minimum wages.

Decision on region-based minimum wage is still pending for approval. We will follow this up closely and update you on progress.