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Average Salary in Hong Kong 2019

How much money does a person working in Hong Kong make?

46,083 HKD per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Hong Kong typically earns around 46,083 HKD per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Distribution of Salaries in Hong Kong | All Jobs

Median and salary distribution monthly Hong Kong

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Hong Kong range between 6,237 HKD per month (minimum salary) to 204,060 HKD per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 47,004 HKD per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 47,004 HKD while the other half are earning more than 47,004 HKD. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of the population are earning less than 23,959 HKD while 75% of them are earning more than 23,959 HKD. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 130,553 HKD while 25% are earning more than 130,553 HKD.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should you be looking at?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Salary Trend and Forecast in Hong Kong

How are Hong Kong salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary over the past few years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Hong Kong
Average Salary 2016    =  
42,051 HKD
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
43,607 HKD
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
44,959 HKD
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
46,083 HKD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Hong Kong are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 2% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2020 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Salaries for popular jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accountant27,949 HKD
Administrative Assistant22,988 HKD
Architect38,668 HKD
Attorney62,942 HKD
Biomedical Engineer36,964 HKD
CAD Drafter31,834 HKD
Cashier25,410 HKD
Chartered Accountant36,534 HKD
Chef34,489 HKD
Chief Executive Officer99,691 HKD
Chief Financial Officer87,721 HKD
Civil Engineer40,890 HKD
Civil Engineer38,278 HKD
Computer Technician33,122 HKD
Creative Director43,984 HKD
Dentist100,599 HKD
Developer / Programmer37,933 HKD
Electrical Engineer41,088 HKD
Elementary School Teacher30,191 HKD
Engineer37,694 HKD
Executive Chef36,910 HKD
Flight Attendant38,290 HKD
General Manager74,811 HKD
Graphic Designer29,417 HKD
Hotel Manager66,118 HKD
Human Resources Manager59,376 HKD
Internal Auditor44,481 HKD
Journalist40,244 HKD
Legal Assistant31,106 HKD
Mechanical Engineer43,157 HKD
Nurse32,573 HKD
Pharmacist47,312 HKD
Photographer28,709 HKD
Pilot51,948 HKD
Police Officer35,404 HKD
Project Manager47,361 HKD
Receptionist32,372 HKD
Receptionist22,942 HKD
Sales Manager69,571 HKD
Sales Representative28,854 HKD
Secondary School Teacher35,932 HKD
Secretary22,346 HKD
Teacher32,395 HKD
Teller28,416 HKD
Travel Agent35,263 HKD
Waiter / Waitress25,961 HKD

Average Hourly Wage in Hong Kong | All Jobs

266 HKD per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Hong Kong | All Jobs is 266 HKD. This means that the average person in Hong Kong earns approximatly 266 HKD for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.

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