State enterprises pay highest salary in Vietnam: report

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 Workers work at a Vietnamese factory. Photo: Thu Hang
Despite often being criticized for mediocre performances, state-owned companies continue to be the highest paying employers in Vietnam, with employees receiving an average of VND7.04 million (US$309) a month, local media reported Wednesday.
It was a year-on-year rise of 8 percent and put the sector ahead of foreign-invested businesses, who paid their employees an average of VND5.47 million ($240.5), up 9 percent, news website Saigon Times Online said, citing data from a survey conducted by the labor ministry. 
The survey of 2,000 businesses also found that employees at private companies were paid VND4.99 million ($219.4) on average, a 6 percent increase from last year.
More than half of Vietnamese employees surveyed by recruitment firm VietnamWorks in June said they were not satisfied with their current salary.
Minimum wage is slated to increase 12.4 percent to VND2.4-3.5 million a month, depending on regions.

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