A person working as a Fuel Cell Engineer in Hong Kong typically earns around 35,200 HKD per month. Salaries range from 19,000 HKD (lowest) to 53,100 HKD (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Fuel Cell Engineer salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Fuel Cell Engineer salaries in Hong Kong range from 19,000 HKD per month (minimum salary) to 53,100 HKD per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 32,300 HKD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Fuel Cell Engineer(s) are earning less than 32,300 HKD while the other half are earning more than 32,300 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 Fuel Cell Engineer(s) are earning less than 23,100 HKD while 75% of them are earning more than 23,100 HKD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Fuel Cell Engineer(s) are earning less than 39,300 HKD while 25% are earning more than 39,300 HKD.
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
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 Fuel Cell Engineer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Fuel Cell Engineer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 22,100 HKD per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 27,800 HKD per month, 26% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 36,700 HKD per month, 32% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Fuel Cell Engineer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 43,200 HKD per month, 18% 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 47,800 HKD per month, 11% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 50,900 HKD per month, 6% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+26%|
|5 - 10 Years||+32%|
|10 - 15 Years||+18%|
|15 - 20 Years||+11%|
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 Fuel Cell Engineer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Fuel Cell Engineer is 28,500 HKD per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 43,500 HKD per month, 53% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
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.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Fuel Cell Engineer employees in Hong Kong earn 7% more than their female counterparts on average.
Fuel Cell Engineer(s) in Hong Kong are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 28 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 months.
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.
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
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Hong Kong for the year 2021. 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.
A Fuel Cell Engineer 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.
67% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 33% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 4% to 5% of their annual salary.
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.
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.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting 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.
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.
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.
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.
The average salary for Fuel Cell Engineer is 7% more than that of Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining. Also, Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining salaries are 10% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Assistant Yard Manager||30,900 HKD||-12%|
|Associate Analyst||35,900 HKD||+2%|
|Associate Landman||15,100 HKD||-57%|
|Auxiliary Equipment Operator||13,000 HKD||-63%|
|Biomass Plant Technician||16,200 HKD||-54%|
|Biomass Power Plant Manager||46,200 HKD||+31%|
|Chemical Plant Operator||26,700 HKD||-24%|
|Chief Contract Compliance Engineer||32,100 HKD||-9%|
|Completions Engineer||31,100 HKD||-12%|
|Cost Controller||22,600 HKD||-36%|
|Crude Oil Marketing Representative||35,800 HKD||+2%|
|Distribution Manager||43,000 HKD||+22%|
|Dragline Operator||15,600 HKD||-56%|
|Driller Offsider||10,900 HKD||-69%|
|Dump Truck Driver||13,100 HKD||-63%|
|Electric and Gas Operations Manager||69,500 HKD||+98%|
|Energy Advisor||49,200 HKD||+40%|
|Energy Analyst||44,500 HKD||+27%|
|Energy Auditor||39,100 HKD||+11%|
|Energy Dispatch Director||52,200 HKD||+48%|
|Energy Technical Assistant||20,200 HKD||-43%|
|Energy Technical Manager||39,200 HKD||+12%|
|Energy Technical Trainer||27,100 HKD||-23%|
|Exploration Manager||58,400 HKD||+66%|
|Field Safety Auditor||35,900 HKD||+2%|
|Fluids Engineer||29,900 HKD||-15%|
|Fuel Cell Engineer||35,200 HKD||+0%|
|Fuel Cell Technician||16,700 HKD||-52%|
|Fuels Handler||15,500 HKD||-56%|
|Gas Compressor Operator||14,300 HKD||-59%|
|Gas Distribution Plant Operator||26,400 HKD||-25%|
|Gas Supply Manager||50,400 HKD||+43%|
|Geothermal Production Manager||53,500 HKD||+52%|
|Geothermal Technician||21,800 HKD||-38%|
|HSE Engineer||31,300 HKD||-11%|
|HSE Officer||19,000 HKD||-46%|
|HSEQ Administrator||22,100 HKD||-37%|
|Instrument Designer||24,500 HKD||-30%|
|Lead Technical Field Advisor||42,200 HKD||+20%|
|Logistics and Tool Coordinator||28,900 HKD||-18%|
|Maintenance Engineer||33,400 HKD||-5%|
|Maintenance Superintendent||28,900 HKD||-18%|
|Material Controller||21,300 HKD||-39%|
|Mine Engineer||31,900 HKD||-9%|
|Mine Surveyor||34,500 HKD||-2%|
|Mining Project Administrator||29,200 HKD||-17%|
|Mining Project Assistant||23,100 HKD||-34%|
|Mining Project Controls Consultant||36,400 HKD||+4%|
|Mining Project Coordinator||28,400 HKD||-19%|
|Mining Project Engineer||30,700 HKD||-13%|
|Mining Project Manager||40,300 HKD||+15%|
|Mining Site Manager||43,500 HKD||+24%|
|Mining Team Leader||35,000 HKD||-0%|
|NDT Technician||20,000 HKD||-43%|
|Oil Service Unit Operator||16,200 HKD||-54%|
|Oil Trader||41,000 HKD||+17%|
|Oilwell Pumper||12,400 HKD||-65%|
|Petroleum Engineer||34,500 HKD||-2%|
|Petroleum Geologist||59,000 HKD||+68%|
|Petroleum Pump System Operator||17,600 HKD||-50%|
|Pipeline Technician||12,600 HKD||-64%|
|Power Coordinator||20,400 HKD||-42%|
|Power Plant Operations Manager||64,000 HKD||+82%|
|Power Plant Operator||24,800 HKD||-29%|
|Radio Operator||14,500 HKD||-59%|
|Reliability Engineer||31,000 HKD||-12%|
|Reservoir Engineer||30,800 HKD||-12%|
|Risk Analyst||40,100 HKD||+14%|
|Shutdown Engineer||27,800 HKD||-21%|
|Solar Energy Installation Manager||47,700 HKD||+36%|
|Solar Energy Systems Engineer||33,500 HKD||-5%|
|Solar Photovoltaic Installer||21,100 HKD||-40%|
|Solar Thermal Technician||20,000 HKD||-43%|
|Supply Operations Manager||51,500 HKD||+47%|
|Sustainability Specialist||49,300 HKD||+40%|
|System Development Advisor||36,400 HKD||+4%|
|Tanker Truck Driver||12,300 HKD||-65%|
|Utility Operator||17,600 HKD||-50%|
|Wind Energy Project Manager||42,200 HKD||+20%|
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.