A person working as an Executive Chef in Hong Kong typically earns around 36,900 HKD per month. Salaries range from 17,300 HKD (lowest) to 58,300 HKD (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Executive Chef salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Executive Chef salaries in Hong Kong range from 17,300 HKD per month (minimum salary) to 58,300 HKD per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 39,100 HKD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Executive Chef(s) are earning less than 39,100 HKD while the other half are earning more than 39,100 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 Executive Chef(s) are earning less than 25,400 HKD while 75% of them are earning more than 25,400 HKD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Executive Chef(s) are earning less than 51,600 HKD while 25% are earning more than 51,600 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 Executive Chef salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
An Executive Chef with less than two years of experience makes approximately 20,000 HKD per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 27,600 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 39,300 HKD per month, 42% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Executive Chef(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 47,900 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 50,500 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 55,000 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 Executive Chef salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is High School, the average salary of an Executive Chef is 25,100 HKD per month.
While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 45,600 HKD per month, 82% more than someone having a High School degree.
|Certificate or Diploma||+82%|
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Executive Chef employees in Hong Kong earn 13% more than their female counterparts.
Executive Chef(s) in Hong Kong are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 6% every 30 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 Executive Chef 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.
60% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 40% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 2% to 7% 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 Executive Chef employees in Hong Kong earn 10% more than their private sector counterparts.
|Average Salary 2016|
|Average Salary 2017||+4%|
|Average Salary 2018||+3%|
|Average Salary 2019||+3%|
Executive Chef 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 3% 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 Executive Chef is 3% less than that of Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering. Also, Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries are 18% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|All Rounder||31,100 HKD||-16%|
|Assistant Executive Housekeeper||26,600 HKD||-28%|
|Assistant Food and Beverage Director||50,800 HKD||+38%|
|Assistant Hospitality Manager||50,500 HKD||+37%|
|Assistant Storekeeper||22,300 HKD||-40%|
|Assistant Tour Manager||38,800 HKD||+5%|
|Baker and Pastrycook||28,000 HKD||-24%|
|Bakery Manager||42,600 HKD||+15%|
|Bakery Superintendent||33,900 HKD||-8%|
|Banquet Manager||34,300 HKD||-7%|
|Banquet Server||28,200 HKD||-24%|
|Bar Attendant||28,300 HKD||-23%|
|Bar Manager||44,200 HKD||+20%|
|Bar Supervisor||34,000 HKD||-8%|
|Beverage Manager||41,100 HKD||+11%|
|Bistro Attendant||27,200 HKD||-26%|
|Buffet Chef||36,500 HKD||-1%|
|Buffet Host||24,200 HKD||-34%|
|Buffet Manager||39,700 HKD||+8%|
|Butcher and Slaughterer||24,600 HKD||-33%|
|Cafeteria Manager||37,400 HKD||+1%|
|Cake Decorator||28,500 HKD||-23%|
|Casino Shift Manager||47,400 HKD||+28%|
|Chain Store Customer Support||33,900 HKD||-8%|
|Club Manager||45,100 HKD||+22%|
|Cluster Director||52,700 HKD||+43%|
|Cluster Revenue Manager||49,900 HKD||+35%|
|Cocktail Server||24,600 HKD||-33%|
|Coffee Shop Manager||45,500 HKD||+23%|
|Confectionery Baker||27,300 HKD||-26%|
|Conference Services Manager||37,400 HKD||+1%|
|Corporate Sous Chef||43,800 HKD||+19%|
|Corporate Travel Consultant||37,800 HKD||+2%|
|Culinary Assistant||26,900 HKD||-27%|
|Culinary Associate||29,000 HKD||-21%|
|Dietary Aide||33,100 HKD||-10%|
|Dining Room Supervisor||36,200 HKD||-2%|
|Duty Manager||41,100 HKD||+11%|
|Events Coordinator||34,400 HKD||-7%|
|Executive Chef||36,900 HKD||-0%|
|Executive Pastry Chef||32,400 HKD||-12%|
|Fast Food Cook||31,800 HKD||-14%|
|Fast Food Shift Supervisor||37,000 HKD||+0%|
|Fine Dining Cook||37,900 HKD||+3%|
|Fine Dining Restaurant Chef||39,400 HKD||+7%|
|Fleet Manager||46,000 HKD||+25%|
|Food and Beverage Manager||46,900 HKD||+27%|
|Food Consultant||49,000 HKD||+33%|
|Food Safety Coordinator||40,000 HKD||+8%|
|Food Server||26,100 HKD||-29%|
|Food Service Director||46,900 HKD||+27%|
|Food Service Manager||44,300 HKD||+20%|
|Food Service Sales||41,100 HKD||+11%|
|Food Service Worker||27,800 HKD||-25%|
|Front Desk Agent||32,200 HKD||-13%|
|Front Office Manager||40,600 HKD||+10%|
|Guest Service Executive||48,600 HKD||+32%|
|Guest Service Representative||34,800 HKD||-6%|
|Head Concierge||33,200 HKD||-10%|
|Hospitality Director||62,400 HKD||+69%|
|Hostess / Host||34,800 HKD||-6%|
|Hotel Desk Clerk||26,200 HKD||-29%|
|Hotel Maid||18,900 HKD||-49%|
|Hotel Manager||66,100 HKD||+79%|
|Hotel Sales Manager||54,300 HKD||+47%|
|Hotel Service Supervisor||45,800 HKD||+24%|
|Hotel Staff||32,600 HKD||-12%|
|Inventory Coordinator||29,700 HKD||-20%|
|Kitchen Manager||39,000 HKD||+6%|
|Kitchen Staff||30,000 HKD||-19%|
|Kitchen Supervisor||35,300 HKD||-4%|
|Line Cook||35,900 HKD||-3%|
|Luggage Porter||18,000 HKD||-51%|
|Motel Manager||44,900 HKD||+22%|
|Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant||23,200 HKD||-37%|
|Production Operator||23,500 HKD||-36%|
|Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator||29,400 HKD||-20%|
|Regional Restaurant Manager||56,700 HKD||+54%|
|Restaurant Manager||52,200 HKD||+41%|
|Room Reservations Manager||47,100 HKD||+28%|
|Room Service Manager||46,900 HKD||+27%|
|Sous Chef||32,100 HKD||-13%|
|Supervisor of Food Services||41,300 HKD||+12%|
|Tour Consultant||38,700 HKD||+5%|
|Travel Agent||35,300 HKD||-4%|
|Travel Consultant||36,600 HKD||-1%|
|Waiter / Waitress||26,000 HKD||-30%|