A person working as an Electrical Engineer in Hong Kong typically earns around 32,900 HKD per month. Salaries range from 16,800 HKD (lowest) to 50,600 HKD (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Electrical Engineer salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Electrical Engineer salaries in Hong Kong range from 16,800 HKD per month (minimum salary) to 50,600 HKD per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 32,200 HKD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Electrical Engineer(s) are earning less than 32,200 HKD while the other half are earning more than 32,200 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 Electrical Engineer(s) are earning less than 22,100 HKD while 75% of them are earning more than 22,100 HKD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Electrical Engineer(s) are earning less than 40,600 HKD while 25% are earning more than 40,600 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 Electrical Engineer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
An Electrical Engineer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 18,800 HKD per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 24,600 HKD per month, 31% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 34,400 HKD per month, 40% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Electrical Engineer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 41,300 HKD per month, 20% 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 44,900 HKD per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 48,400 HKD per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+31%|
|5 - 10 Years||+40%|
|10 - 15 Years||+20%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
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 Electrical Engineer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of an Electrical Engineer is 23,200 HKD per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 41,200 HKD per month, 77% 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 Electrical Engineer employees in Hong Kong earn 16% more than their female counterparts on average.
Electrical Engineer(s) in Hong Kong are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 7% 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.
An Electrical 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.
64% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 36% 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.
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 employees in Hong Kong earn 10% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.
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 Electrical Engineer is 6% more than that of Engineering. Also, Engineering salaries are 15% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acoustics Engineer||28,600 HKD||-13%|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||23,400 HKD||-29%|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||33,900 HKD||+3%|
|Associate Engineer||27,500 HKD||-16%|
|Autocad Operator||19,100 HKD||-42%|
|Automation Engineer||31,700 HKD||-4%|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||27,700 HKD||-16%|
|Biochemical Engineer||27,400 HKD||-17%|
|BMS Engineer||28,100 HKD||-15%|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||16,700 HKD||-49%|
|Broadcast Engineer||29,200 HKD||-11%|
|CAD Design Engineer||32,400 HKD||-1%|
|CAD Designer||19,600 HKD||-40%|
|CAE Engineer||30,300 HKD||-8%|
|Ceramics Engineer||27,700 HKD||-16%|
|Civil Engineer||31,100 HKD||-5%|
|Commissioning Engineer||29,000 HKD||-12%|
|Communications Engineer||32,100 HKD||-2%|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||26,200 HKD||-20%|
|Contract Associate Engineer||27,900 HKD||-15%|
|Control Systems Engineer||30,900 HKD||-6%|
|Controls Engineer||31,600 HKD||-4%|
|Controls Software Engineer||27,600 HKD||-16%|
|Corrosion Engineer||27,800 HKD||-15%|
|Design Engineer||30,800 HKD||-6%|
|Drafting Manager||36,700 HKD||+12%|
|Drilling Engineer||29,200 HKD||-11%|
|Electrical Draughtsman||15,300 HKD||-53%|
|Electrical Engineer||32,900 HKD||+0%|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||42,900 HKD||+30%|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||33,700 HKD||+2%|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||16,400 HKD||-50%|
|Energy Engineer||31,900 HKD||-3%|
|Engine Assembler||13,500 HKD||-59%|
|Engineering Account Manager||36,600 HKD||+11%|
|Engineering Chief Designer||33,400 HKD||+2%|
|Engineering Consultant||40,400 HKD||+23%|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||42,400 HKD||+29%|
|Engineering Lab Technician||30,400 HKD||-8%|
|Engineering Planning Manager||41,400 HKD||+26%|
|Engineering Production Manager||52,900 HKD||+61%|
|Engineering Project Analyst||37,100 HKD||+13%|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||36,400 HKD||+11%|
|Engineering Project Director||60,700 HKD||+85%|
|Engineering Project Manager||45,100 HKD||+37%|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||48,300 HKD||+47%|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||24,100 HKD||-27%|
|Engineering Sales Manager||43,200 HKD||+31%|
|Engineering Technician||25,000 HKD||-24%|
|Engineering Technologist||24,300 HKD||-26%|
|Environmental Engineer||29,100 HKD||-12%|
|Equipment Engineer||27,000 HKD||-18%|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||38,900 HKD||+18%|
|Fabrication Specialist||22,700 HKD||-31%|
|Facade Engineer||31,300 HKD||-5%|
|Fiber Analyst||17,700 HKD||-46%|
|Field Engineer||30,500 HKD||-7%|
|Field Engineering Manager||49,500 HKD||+51%|
|Fire Engineer||29,500 HKD||-10%|
|Fitter and Turner||9,410 HKD||-71%|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||35,800 HKD||+9%|
|Generation Engineer||30,000 HKD||-9%|
|Genetic Engineer||34,400 HKD||+5%|
|Geological Engineer||31,500 HKD||-4%|
|Geotechnical Engineer||34,400 HKD||+5%|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||16,300 HKD||-50%|
|Highway Engineer||32,100 HKD||-2%|
|HSE Professional||27,800 HKD||-15%|
|HVAC Engineer||34,200 HKD||+4%|
|HVAC Supervisor||29,200 HKD||-11%|
|Industrial Engineer||30,800 HKD||-6%|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||31,000 HKD||-6%|
|Instrument Engineer||30,400 HKD||-8%|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||29,700 HKD||-10%|
|Instrumentation Engineer||30,800 HKD||-6%|
|Instrumentation Manager||29,500 HKD||-10%|
|Irrigation Engineer||31,000 HKD||-6%|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||32,500 HKD||-1%|
|Locomotive Engineer||28,600 HKD||-13%|
|Maintenance Engineer||29,800 HKD||-9%|
|Maintenance Fitter||11,200 HKD||-66%|
|Maintenance Manager||32,000 HKD||-3%|
|Manufacturing Engineer||30,600 HKD||-7%|
|Marine Engineer||31,800 HKD||-3%|
|Materials Engineer||30,900 HKD||-6%|
|Materials Researcher||29,000 HKD||-12%|
|Materials Technician||21,400 HKD||-35%|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||32,300 HKD||-2%|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||34,200 HKD||+4%|
|Mechanical Designer||27,600 HKD||-16%|
|Mechanical Engineer||33,500 HKD||+2%|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||44,000 HKD||+34%|
|Mechanical Inspector||30,000 HKD||-9%|
|Mechatronics Engineer||33,000 HKD||+0%|
|Mining Engineer||29,900 HKD||-9%|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||34,000 HKD||+3%|
|Optical Engineer||31,300 HKD||-5%|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||16,300 HKD||-50%|
|PCB Assembler||11,600 HKD||-65%|
|Photonics Engineer||33,400 HKD||+2%|
|Photonics Technician||27,200 HKD||-17%|
|Pipeline Engineer||27,700 HKD||-16%|
|Piping Designer||16,400 HKD||-50%|
|Piping Engineer||27,500 HKD||-16%|
|Planning Engineer||32,300 HKD||-2%|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||15,200 HKD||-54%|
|Principal Cost Engineer||32,700 HKD||-1%|
|Principal Engineer||31,200 HKD||-5%|
|Principal Support Engineer||31,100 HKD||-5%|
|Process Engineer||30,700 HKD||-7%|
|Process Operator||18,900 HKD||-43%|
|Product Development Engineer||32,200 HKD||-2%|
|Product Development Technician||23,500 HKD||-29%|
|Product Engineer||32,100 HKD||-2%|
|Product Safety Engineer||29,600 HKD||-10%|
|Production Engineer||31,800 HKD||-3%|
|Project Engineer||32,500 HKD||-1%|
|Proposal Manager||41,300 HKD||+26%|
|Purchasing Engineer||27,800 HKD||-15%|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||30,400 HKD||-8%|
|Rail Engineer||30,800 HKD||-6%|
|Robotics Engineer||34,100 HKD||+4%|
|Robotics Technician||24,600 HKD||-25%|
|Safety Engineer||30,400 HKD||-8%|
|Safety Inspector||23,200 HKD||-29%|
|Safety Manager||38,100 HKD||+16%|
|Safety Officer||16,100 HKD||-51%|
|Sales Engineer||32,100 HKD||-2%|
|Scheduling Engineer||27,000 HKD||-18%|
|Service Engineer||32,200 HKD||-2%|
|Solar Engineer||33,300 HKD||+1%|
|Staff Engineer||29,100 HKD||-12%|
|Static Equipment Engineer||29,200 HKD||-11%|
|Stationary Engineer||27,800 HKD||-15%|
|Stress Engineer||29,000 HKD||-12%|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||30,500 HKD||-7%|
|Structural Designer||28,100 HKD||-15%|
|Structural Engineer||30,400 HKD||-8%|
|Structural Technician||19,800 HKD||-40%|
|Supply Chain Specialist||30,800 HKD||-6%|
|Technical Affairs Officer||16,000 HKD||-51%|
|Technical Assistant||15,900 HKD||-52%|
|Technical Engineer||26,800 HKD||-19%|
|Technical Support Engineer||26,200 HKD||-20%|
|Tender Engineer||28,800 HKD||-12%|
|Test Development Engineer||30,600 HKD||-7%|
|Transportation Engineer||28,800 HKD||-12%|
|Validation Engineer||27,800 HKD||-15%|
|Verification Engineer||29,200 HKD||-11%|
|Wastewater Engineer||29,600 HKD||-10%|
|Wind Energy Engineer||30,000 HKD||-9%|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||39,100 HKD||+19%|
|Work Planner||21,900 HKD||-33%|