* Playroll continues to analyse immediate opportunities and fulfilled roles by recruitment partners, contractors and employers to identify in-demand jobs.

Capital City

Vietnames Dong ($)


ICT (GMT +7)

Employment Cost

5% - 35%

Annual Leave

12 days

In-demand Specialties*
Information Technology & Software Development, Renewable Energy Engineering, E-Commerce & Digital Marketing

The Ultimate Guide to Hiring Employees in Vietnam

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Key Considerations Before Hiring In Vietnam

Employing in Vietnam requires employers to own a legal entity in the country and manage payroll, tax, benefits and compliance through their own in-country resources. Grow your team in Vietnam with our Employer of Record solution, ensuring streamlined, compliant business expansion with no entity.

Playroll allows you to hire employee's in Vietnam quickly, easily and we even automate tax document collection, benefits, payroll and more.

Good To Know

Hiring in Vietnam offers access to a rapidly growing economy with a dynamic workforce and favorable business environment.

The country's strategic location in Southeast Asia provides access to a burgeoning market and a gateway to regional trade opportunities.

Vietnam's young and skilled labor force, combined with its competitive labor costs, makes it an attractive destination for businesses seeking to expand their operations.

Additionally, the government's commitment to economic reforms and incentives for foreign investment further enhance Vietnam's appeal as a hub for business growth and development.


Fundamental Aspects of Employment in Vietnam

Essential hiring details in Vietnam include:

  • Job description, duties, and responsibilities
  • Date of commencement (and employment duration for temporary contracts)
  • Salary (as well as other compensation or benefits), payment method, and pay date
  • Information on social security contributions

Probationary Period in Vietnam

In Vietnam, probation periods vary based on qualification and position, spanning from 6 days for unskilled workers to 180 days for high-level executives, as dictated by the Labor Code. Agreed upon by both parties, this period is crucial for evaluating an employee's suitability for the role.

Working hours in Vietnam

The standard working hours in Vietnam are 8 hours per day or 48 hours per week, and employers are encouraged to adopt a 40-hour workweek with Saturdays and Sundays off.

Overtime in Vietnam

In Vietnam, overtime is any work exceeding 48 hours per week, compensated at a rate of at least 150% of the usual salary. Weekend work pays 200% and public holidays pay 300%. Overtime is capped at 40 hours per month and 200 hours per year, with exceptions regulated by the government allowing up to 300 hours annually.

Navigating Key Aspects of Payroll in Vietnam

Vietnam has a robust and complex payroll and tax system, and as an employer, it pays to understand payroll process basics.

1 January - 31 December

Fiscal Year in Vietnam

1 January - 31 December is the 12-month accounting period that businesses in Vietnam use for financial and tax reporting purposes.

Payroll Cycle in Vietnam

The payroll cycle in Vietnam is usually monthly, with employees being paid by the last working day of the month.
20,312.50 VND - 29,250 VND p/h

Minimum Wage in Vietnam

The minimum wage for employees in Vietnam is typically 20,312.50 VND - 29,250 VND per hour, amounting to ~3.6M VND - 4.7M VND per month for a typical 40 hour work week.

Minimum wages and salaries in Vietnam

The monthly minimum wage in Vietnam is specific to the region the employee lives in and is as follows; Zone 1: 29,250 VND, Zone 2: 26,000 VND, Zone 3: 22,750 VND, Zone 4: 20,312.5 VND and hour.

Bonus Payments in Vietnam

There is no statutory requirement for employers to pay a 13th salary.

Comprehensive Overview of Employment Taxes in Vietnam

Understanding the tax obligations for both employers and employees is crucial when operating in Vietnam's business landscape. This section explains how taxes and statutory fees affect payroll and individual earnings in Vietnam.

Employer Tax Contributions

Employer payroll contributions are generally estimated at an additional 5% - 35% on top of the employee salary in Vietnam.

Tax Rate Tax Type

Employee Payroll Tax Contributions

In Vietnam, the typical estimation for employee payroll contributions cost is around 10.5%.

Tax Rate Tax Type

Individual Payroll Tax Contributions

Income tax in Vietnam is 'Pay As You Earn'. The individual income tax ranges from 5% to 35%. Income tax is calculated according to progressive rates.

Tax Rate Income Bracket

Pension in Vietnam

Pensions are part of the social insurance scheme which employers and employees make mandatory contributions.

The tax-related information provided in this guide is intended for general guidance and informational purposes only. Reach out to our dedicated team for insights on remote hiring in Vietnam tailored to your needs.

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Understanding the Protocols for Termination of Employment in Vietnam

When it comes to terminating employment in Vietnam, understanding the legal obligations regarding severance pay and contributions is essential. Below is a detailed overview of the key considerations for both employers and employees.

Termination Process

Ending employment in Vietnam can be intricate as there's no at-will termination outside the probation period. Termination must adhere to statutory grounds and formal procedures, including:

  • Voluntary resignation by the employee
  • Dismissal during probation
  • Disciplinary dismissal
  • Performance-related termination due to job unsuitability

Notice Period

The minimum notice period in Vietnam is 3 days and varies depending on the contract type:

  • 45 days for indefinite contracts
  • 30 days for fixed-term contracts of 12-36 months
  • 3 working days for fixed-term contracts under 12 months

Severance Pay

In Vietnam, employees with over a year of service are entitled to severance pay, except for terminations for just cause. It equals half a month's wages for each year of employment, mandated by the Vietnamese Labor Code.

Annual Leave Entitlements and Company Policies in Vietnam

The annual leave entitlement in Vietnam is 12 days for a full time worker. These can include public holidays on top of that or within those days, which would otherwise be unpaid.

Public Holidays in Vietnam

Vietnam has 7 mandatory national public holidays in a year.

Holiday Date

Paid Time Off in Vietnam

Maternity Leave in Vietnam

Paternity Leave in Vietnam

Sick Leave in Vietnam

Marriage Leave

Marriage Of A Child

Parental Leave In Vietnam

Vietnam's Benefits Built Into Playroll

Competitive benefits package in Vietnam

Playroll is committed to providing tailored, competitive benefits packages that are designed not only to attract but also retain top talent worldwide. Our global team of benefits experts build custom local packages to ensure your employees in Vietnam's needs are met. Typically our packages contain some or all of the following benefits.

Health Insurance
Pension or 401k
Life and Disability Insurance
Vision Insurance
Dental Insurance
Discounts & Perks

Playroll Supplementary Benefits For Employment In Vietnam

Make your benefits package in Vietnam a talent magnet with Playroll's local plans. We offer benefits that are compliant, comprehensive, and flexible — all at competitive rates. Speak with our local territory experts to explore the localized benefits we can offer you, while you scale your team.

Statutory benefits for employment in Vietnam

Playroll allows you to provide localized benefits for employees in Vietnam within minutes. All in one manageable online dashboard. If you'd like specific information about our benefits packages in Vietnam create an account or contact our global expansion team, today.

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Playroll's Expertise in Facilitating Work Visas for Vietnam

At Playroll we're all about empowering employees to work anywhere, making mobility possible for global teams. We sponsor visas and hire the employee for you, so you don’t have to worry about payroll, taxes, and more.

It's important to note, visa support can be complicated. There are many variables that affect whether sponsorship is possible, including one’s nationality, education, marital status, and the immigration policy for the country in question.

Unfortunately, this means we can’t support visas everywhere - with that being said, we handle the entire visa process in-house, and dig into your situation to give you an overview of what to expect if we're able to help with visa sponsorship in Vietnam.

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