As per the guideline, to ensure enough teachers in preschools and kindergartens in accordance with the Ministry of Education and Training's regulation, from September, 2017, city education authority gave the green light to schools to recruit more teachers with salary of VND3,750,000 ($165) a month per teacher in the school year ( or nine months).
Teachers’ salary is covered by the city state budget.
Additionally, each teacher with long-term contract will receive support of VND650,000 per person a month in nine months.
Apart from this, teachers with master degree, university degree and college will receive additional amount. For instance, those with master degree will get support of VND1,500,000 a month a person in 12 months, those with university degree will have additional bonus of VND900,000 monthly per person in 12 months and each college degree holder will get VND550,000.
This year is the first year, HCMC announced to recruit teachers who are not the locals.
To reduce pressure on teachers, preschool managers are allowed to recruit contracted teachers who prepare meals for kids and they will receive minimum wage of VND2,000,000 a month per person. City state budget covers half of contracted teachers’ salary and social contributions cover half.