A person working as a Receptionist in Hong Kong typically earns around 13,400 HKD per month. Salaries range from 6,300 HKD (lowest) to 21,200 HKD (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Receptionist salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Receptionist salaries in Hong Kong range from 6,300 HKD per month (minimum salary) to 21,200 HKD per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 14,200 HKD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Receptionist(s) are earning less than 14,200 HKD while the other half are earning more than 14,200 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 Receptionist(s) are earning less than 9,230 HKD while 75% of them are earning more than 9,230 HKD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Receptionist(s) are earning less than 18,800 HKD while 25% are earning more than 18,800 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 Receptionist salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Receptionist with less than two years of experience makes approximately 7,270 HKD per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 10,000 HKD per month, 38% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 14,300 HKD per month, 42% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Receptionist(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 17,400 HKD per month, 22% 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 18,400 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 20,000 HKD per month, 9% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+38%|
|5 - 10 Years||+42%|
|10 - 15 Years||+22%|
|15 - 20 Years||+6%|
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 Receptionist salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Receptionist is 8,680 HKD per month.
While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 13,100 HKD per month, 51% more than someone having a High School degree.
A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 19,700 HKD per month, 50% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.
|Certificate or Diploma||+51%|
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Receptionist employees in Hong Kong earn 9% less than their female counterparts on average.
Receptionist(s) in Hong Kong are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 5% every 29 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.
A Receptionist 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.
86% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 14% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% 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 Receptionist is 46% less than that of Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering. Also, Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries are 32% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|All Rounder||13,400 HKD||-0%|
|Assistant Executive Housekeeper||10,200 HKD||-24%|
|Assistant Food and Beverage Director||44,100 HKD||+230%|
|Assistant Hospitality Manager||45,000 HKD||+240%|
|Assistant Storekeeper||9,390 HKD||-30%|
|Assistant Tour Manager||22,600 HKD||+69%|
|Baker and Pastrycook||12,100 HKD||-10%|
|Bakery Manager||27,300 HKD||+100%|
|Bakery Superintendent||17,300 HKD||+29%|
|Banquet Manager||18,300 HKD||+37%|
|Banquet Server||11,600 HKD||-13%|
|Bar Attendant||11,500 HKD||-14%|
|Bar Manager||24,200 HKD||+81%|
|Bar Supervisor||16,600 HKD||+24%|
|Beverage Manager||27,500 HKD||+110%|
|Bistro Attendant||12,000 HKD||-10%|
|Buffet Chef||20,300 HKD||+51%|
|Buffet Host||11,100 HKD||-17%|
|Buffet Manager||24,800 HKD||+85%|
|Butcher and Slaughterer||9,260 HKD||-31%|
|Cafeteria Manager||21,000 HKD||+57%|
|Cake Decorator||13,200 HKD||-2%|
|Casino Shift Manager||38,300 HKD||+190%|
|Chain Store Customer Support||18,100 HKD||+35%|
|Club Manager||39,800 HKD||+200%|
|Cluster Director||51,100 HKD||+280%|
|Cluster Revenue Manager||39,900 HKD||+200%|
|Cocktail Server||11,100 HKD||-17%|
|Coffee Shop Manager||38,100 HKD||+180%|
|Confectionery Baker||12,400 HKD||-7%|
|Conference Services Manager||25,000 HKD||+87%|
|Corporate Sous Chef||32,000 HKD||+140%|
|Corporate Travel Consultant||31,100 HKD||+130%|
|Culinary Assistant||9,640 HKD||-28%|
|Culinary Associate||9,610 HKD||-28%|
|Dietary Aide||21,900 HKD||+63%|
|Dining Room Supervisor||18,900 HKD||+41%|
|Duty Manager||26,300 HKD||+96%|
|Events Coordinator||16,500 HKD||+23%|
|Executive Chef||24,300 HKD||+81%|
|Executive Pastry Chef||19,800 HKD||+48%|
|Fast Food Cook||17,000 HKD||+27%|
|Fast Food Shift Supervisor||18,800 HKD||+40%|
|Fine Dining Cook||29,900 HKD||+120%|
|Fine Dining Restaurant Chef||30,300 HKD||+130%|
|Fleet Manager||55,500 HKD||+310%|
|Food and Beverage Manager||41,900 HKD||+210%|
|Food Consultant||34,300 HKD||+160%|
|Food Safety Coordinator||25,300 HKD||+89%|
|Food Server||11,400 HKD||-15%|
|Food Service Director||42,900 HKD||+220%|
|Food Service Manager||42,600 HKD||+220%|
|Food Service Sales||27,600 HKD||+110%|
|Food Service Worker||11,500 HKD||-14%|
|Front Desk Agent||13,300 HKD||-1%|
|Front Office Manager||23,100 HKD||+72%|
|Guest Service Executive||37,200 HKD||+180%|
|Guest Service Representative||15,100 HKD||+13%|
|Head Concierge||17,000 HKD||+27%|
|Hospitality Director||62,500 HKD||+370%|
|Hostess / Host||13,200 HKD||-2%|
|Hotel Desk Clerk||12,600 HKD||-6%|
|Hotel Maid||9,590 HKD||-28%|
|Hotel Manager||64,600 HKD||+380%|
|Hotel Sales Manager||48,400 HKD||+260%|
|Hotel Service Supervisor||36,200 HKD||+170%|
|Hotel Staff||11,900 HKD||-11%|
|Inventory Coordinator||14,300 HKD||+7%|
|Kitchen Manager||21,900 HKD||+63%|
|Kitchen Staff||12,000 HKD||-10%|
|Kitchen Supervisor||19,100 HKD||+43%|
|Line Cook||19,600 HKD||+46%|
|Luggage Porter||9,450 HKD||-29%|
|Motel Manager||35,900 HKD||+170%|
|Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant||12,200 HKD||-9%|
|Production Operator||18,400 HKD||+37%|
|Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator||19,100 HKD||+43%|
|Regional Restaurant Manager||50,200 HKD||+270%|
|Restaurant Manager||42,700 HKD||+220%|
|Room Reservations Manager||42,100 HKD||+210%|
|Room Service Manager||39,800 HKD||+200%|
|Sous Chef||23,200 HKD||+73%|
|Supervisor of Food Services||29,300 HKD||+120%|
|Tour Consultant||31,400 HKD||+130%|
|Travel Agent||21,900 HKD||+63%|
|Travel Consultant||29,700 HKD||+120%|
|Waiter / Waitress||10,900 HKD||-19%|
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.