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Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist Average Salary in Hong Kong 2021

How much money does an Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist make in Hong Kong?


Average Monthly Salary
38,900 HKD
( 467,000 HKD yearly)

LOW
18,700
HKD
AVERAGE
38,900
HKD
HIGH
61,100
HKD

A person working as an Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist in Hong Kong typically earns around 38,900 HKD per month. Salaries range from 18,700 HKD (lowest) to 61,100 HKD (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist Salary Distribution in Hong Kong

Median and salary distribution monthly Hong Kong Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist salaries in Hong Kong range from 18,700 HKD per month (minimum salary) to 61,100 HKD per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 40,500 HKD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist(s) are earning less than 40,500 HKD while the other half are earning more than 40,500 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.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist(s) are earning less than 26,600 HKD while 75% of them are earning more than 26,600 HKD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist(s) are earning less than 52,800 HKD while 25% are earning more than 52,800 HKD.


What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

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 plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Hong Kong Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

An Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist with less than two years of experience makes approximately 21,900 HKD per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 31,000 HKD per month, 42% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 40,700 HKD per month, 31% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 50,000 HKD per month, 23% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 53,200 HKD per month, 6% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 58,300 HKD per month, 10% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist average salary change by experience in Hong Kong

0 - 2 Years
21,900 HKD
2 - 5 Years+42%
31,000 HKD
5 - 10 Years+31%
40,700 HKD
10 - 15 Years+23%
50,000 HKD
15 - 20 Years+6%
53,200 HKD
20+ Years+10%
58,300 HKD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of an Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist is 27,200 HKD per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 43,300 HKD per month, 59% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 57,700 HKD per month, 33% more than someone with a Bachelor's Degree.


Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist average salary difference by education level in Hong Kong

Certificate or Diploma
27,200 HKD
Bachelor's Degree+59%
43,300 HKD
Master's Degree+33%
57,700 HKD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Hong Kong costs anywhere from 183,000 Hong Kong Dollar(s) to 549,000 Hong Kong Dollar(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.


Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist Salary Comparison By Gender

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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist employees in Hong Kong earn 7% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
40,500 HKD
Female-6%
38,000 HKD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Hong Kong for all Careers

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Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Hong Kong

How much are annual salary increments in Hong Kong for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist(s) in Hong Kong are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 7% every 31 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Hong Kong Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist
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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Hong Kong / All Professions

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Hong Kong is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

Banking
7%
Energy
5%
Information Technology
3%
Healthcare
1%
Travel
8%
Construction
6%
Education
4%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Hong Kong for the year 2020. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.


Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist Bonus and Incentive Rates in Hong Kong

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Hong Kong Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist
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An Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist is considered to be a moderate bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

61% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 39% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
39%
No Bonus
61%

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.


What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.


Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist Average Hourly Wage in Hong Kong


220 HKD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Hong Kong is 220 HKD. This means that the average Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist in Hong Kong earns approximately 220 HKD for every worked hour.


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

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked 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 the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist and Information Technology monthly Hong Kong
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The average salary for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist is 20% more than that of Other IT. Also, Other IT salaries are 12% less than those of Information Technology.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

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Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist38,900 HKD+0%
Artificial Intelligence Developer38,800 HKD-0%
Blockchain Associate33,500 HKD-14%
Blockchain Developer31,200 HKD-20%
Computer Animator29,700 HKD-24%
Computer Hardware Engineer28,200 HKD-28%
Computer Operator23,100 HKD-41%
Computer Technician26,500 HKD-32%
Copy Editor28,200 HKD-28%
Data Center Technician29,900 HKD-23%
Documentation Specialist29,400 HKD-24%
Ethical Hacker30,800 HKD-21%
GIS Analyst30,600 HKD-21%
Global BI Analyst36,000 HKD-7%
Hardware Design Engineer33,300 HKD-14%
Hardware Technician26,600 HKD-32%
Help Desk Analyst32,200 HKD-17%
Informatics Optimization Specialist35,100 HKD-10%
Information Assurance Analyst35,300 HKD-9%
Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer28,500 HKD-27%
Information Technology Quality Specialist33,500 HKD-14%
Information Technology Trainer33,700 HKD-13%
Interface Designer27,100 HKD-30%
Microsystems Engineer32,700 HKD-16%
Numerical Control Programmer28,000 HKD-28%
Records Manager27,600 HKD-29%
Scrum Master28,400 HKD-27%
Software Sales30,000 HKD-23%
Software Specialist30,100 HKD-23%
Storage Engineer28,700 HKD-26%
Systems Engineer27,200 HKD-30%
Systems Integrator32,700 HKD-16%
Technical Sales32,000 HKD-18%
Technical Trainer33,600 HKD-14%
Technical Writer29,300 HKD-25%
Tester27,500 HKD-29%
Usability Engineer32,800 HKD-16%
User Experience Consultant34,100 HKD-12%
User Experience Design Expert35,800 HKD-8%
User Experience Researcher36,000 HKD-7%
User Interface Designer32,500 HKD-16%
Video Game Designer29,100 HKD-25%
Visual Information Specialist30,600 HKD-21%
Writer and Documentor28,600 HKD-26%

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Hong Kong earn 10% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
35,500 HKD
Public Sector+10%
39,200 HKD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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