A person working as an Administrative Assistant in Hong Kong typically earns around 23,000 HKD per month. Salaries range from 12,400 HKD (lowest) to 34,700 HKD (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Administrative Assistant salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Administrative Assistant salaries in Hong Kong range from 12,400 HKD per month (minimum salary) to 34,700 HKD per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 21,100 HKD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Administrative Assistant(s) are earning less than 21,100 HKD while the other half are earning more than 21,100 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 Administrative Assistant(s) are earning less than 15,100 HKD while 75% of them are earning more than 15,100 HKD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Administrative Assistant(s) are earning less than 25,700 HKD while 25% are earning more than 25,700 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 Administrative Assistant salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
An Administrative Assistant with less than two years of experience makes approximately 14,400 HKD per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 18,200 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 24,000 HKD per month, 32% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Administrative Assistant(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 28,200 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 31,300 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 33,300 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 Administrative Assistant salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is High School, the average salary of an Administrative Assistant is 18,200 HKD per month.
While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 24,900 HKD per month, 37% more than someone having a High School degree.
A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 32,000 HKD per month, 29% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.
|Certificate or Diploma||+37%|
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Administrative Assistant employees in Hong Kong earn 9% more than their female counterparts.
Administrative Assistant(s) in Hong Kong are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 5% every 31 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 2019. 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.
An Administrative Assistant is considered to be a low 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.
93% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 7% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 2% 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.
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector Administrative Assistant employees in Hong Kong earn 10% more than their private sector counterparts.
|Average Salary 2016|
|Average Salary 2017||+4%|
|Average Salary 2018||+1%|
|Average Salary 2019||+2%|
Administrative Assistant salaries in Hong Kong are on the rise in the year 2020 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 continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.
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 Administrative Assistant is 17% less than that of Administration / Reception / Secretarial. Also, Administration / Reception / Secretarial salaries are 40% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Accreditation Specialist||36,500 HKD||+59%|
|Administrative Aide||18,200 HKD||-21%|
|Administrative Analyst||27,200 HKD||+18%|
|Administrative Assistant||23,000 HKD||+0%|
|Administrative Associate||23,100 HKD||+0%|
|Administrative Manager||27,800 HKD||+21%|
|Administrative Receptionist||20,500 HKD||-11%|
|Board Secretary||24,800 HKD||+8%|
|Central Office Operator||22,700 HKD||-1%|
|Commercial Administrator||30,100 HKD||+31%|
|Commissions Processor||28,900 HKD||+26%|
|Conveyancing Secretary||24,800 HKD||+8%|
|Document Controller||21,500 HKD||-6%|
|Document Management Specialist||26,500 HKD||+15%|
|Executive Assistant||29,500 HKD||+28%|
|Executive Personal Assistant||31,800 HKD||+38%|
|Executive Secretary||26,800 HKD||+17%|
|Front Desk Attendant||25,300 HKD||+10%|
|Front Desk Coordinator||27,100 HKD||+18%|
|Front Desk Manager||33,600 HKD||+46%|
|Group Services Manager||47,300 HKD||+110%|
|Head Receptionist||28,800 HKD||+25%|
|Key Account Assistant||28,700 HKD||+25%|
|Keyboard and Data Entry Operator||16,000 HKD||-30%|
|Leasing Administrator||26,000 HKD||+13%|
|Legal Secretary||26,100 HKD||+14%|
|Mailroom Manager||24,000 HKD||+4%|
|Management Support Secretary||28,900 HKD||+26%|
|Master Programme Coordinator||39,000 HKD||+70%|
|Medical Receptionist||26,500 HKD||+15%|
|Meeting and Event Assistant||29,200 HKD||+27%|
|Meeting and Event Manager||39,700 HKD||+73%|
|Night Manager||33,700 HKD||+47%|
|Office Administrator||34,600 HKD||+51%|
|Office Assistant||19,200 HKD||-16%|
|Office Manager||28,900 HKD||+26%|
|Office Services Coordinator||27,200 HKD||+18%|
|Operations Analyst||35,800 HKD||+56%|
|Operations Manager||44,400 HKD||+93%|
|Personal Assistant||26,200 HKD||+14%|
|Planning Assistant||25,100 HKD||+9%|
|Process Expert||33,200 HKD||+44%|
|Program Coordinator||30,300 HKD||+32%|
|Programme Assistant||26,100 HKD||+14%|
|Project Administrator||38,400 HKD||+67%|
|Project Coordinator||40,300 HKD||+75%|
|Reception Team Lead||35,200 HKD||+53%|
|Records Officer||20,900 HKD||-9%|
|Schedule Officer||18,800 HKD||-18%|
|School Secretary||22,200 HKD||-3%|
|Switchboard Operator||19,700 HKD||-14%|
|Technical Program Manager||38,600 HKD||+68%|
|Technical Project Manager||40,100 HKD||+74%|
|Wayleave Officer||18,800 HKD||-18%|