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Travel Agent Average Salary in Hong Kong 2020

How much money does a Travel Agent make in Hong Kong?

Average Monthly Salary
21,900 HKD
( 263,000 HKD yearly)


A person working as a Travel Agent in Hong Kong typically earns around 21,900 HKD per month. Salaries range from 10,900 HKD (lowest) to 33,900 HKD (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Travel Agent salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Travel Agent Salary Distribution in Hong Kong

Median and salary distribution monthly Hong Kong Travel Agent
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Travel Agent salaries in Hong Kong range from 10,900 HKD per month (minimum salary) to 33,900 HKD per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 21,900 HKD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Travel Agent(s) are earning less than 21,900 HKD while the other half are earning more than 21,900 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.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Travel Agent(s) are earning less than 14,800 HKD while 75% of them are earning more than 14,800 HKD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Travel Agent(s) are earning less than 27,900 HKD while 25% are earning more than 27,900 HKD.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

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

Travel Agent Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Hong Kong Travel Agent
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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 Travel Agent salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Travel Agent with less than two years of experience makes approximately 13,100 HKD per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 17,400 HKD per month, 32% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 23,200 HKD per month, 34% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, Travel Agent(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 27,700 HKD per month, 19% 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 29,900 HKD per month, 8% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 32,100 HKD per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Travel Agent average salary change by experience in Hong Kong

0 - 2 Years
13,100 HKD
2 - 5 Years+32%
17,400 HKD
5 - 10 Years+34%
23,200 HKD
10 - 15 Years+19%
27,700 HKD
15 - 20 Years+8%
29,900 HKD
20+ Years+7%
32,100 HKD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Travel Agent Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Travel Agent(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

Salary comparison by education level monthly Hong Kong Travel Agent
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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 Travel Agent salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Travel Agent is 17,400 HKD per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 24,300 HKD per month, 40% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 30,200 HKD per month, 25% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Travel Agent average salary difference by education level in Hong Kong

High School
17,400 HKD
Certificate or Diploma+40%
24,300 HKD
Bachelor's Degree+25%
30,200 HKD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Travel Agent Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Hong Kong Travel Agent
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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Travel Agent employees in Hong Kong earn 5% less than their female counterparts on average.

21,300 HKD
22,400 HKD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Hong Kong for all Careers

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Travel Agent Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Hong Kong

How much are annual salary increments in Hong Kong for Travel Agent(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Travel Agent

Travel Agent(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.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Hong Kong / All Professions

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.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

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

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Hong Kong is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Information Technology

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.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Travel Agent Bonus and Incentive Rates in Hong Kong

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Hong Kong Travel Agent
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A Travel Agent 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.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

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.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

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.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting 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.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

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.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

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.

Travel Agent Average Hourly Wage in Hong Kong

130 HKD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Hong Kong is 130 HKD. This means that the average Travel Agent in Hong Kong earns approximately 130 HKD for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

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.

Travel Agent VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Travel Agent and Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering monthly Hong Kong
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The average salary for Travel Agent is 12% less than that of Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering. Also, Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries are 32% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
All Rounder13,400 HKD-39%
Assistant Executive Housekeeper10,200 HKD-53%
Assistant Food and Beverage Director44,100 HKD+100%
Assistant Hospitality Manager45,000 HKD+110%
Assistant Storekeeper9,390 HKD-57%
Assistant Tour Manager22,600 HKD+3%
Baker and Pastrycook12,100 HKD-45%
Bakery Manager27,300 HKD+25%
Bakery Superintendent17,300 HKD-21%
Banquet Manager18,300 HKD-16%
Banquet Server11,600 HKD-47%
Bar Attendant11,500 HKD-47%
Bar Manager24,200 HKD+11%
Bar Supervisor16,600 HKD-24%
Barista14,200 HKD-35%
Bartender13,500 HKD-38%
Bellman11,200 HKD-49%
Beverage Manager27,500 HKD+26%
Bistro Attendant12,000 HKD-45%
Buffet Chef20,300 HKD-7%
Buffet Host11,100 HKD-49%
Buffet Manager24,800 HKD+13%
Butcher and Slaughterer9,260 HKD-58%
Cafeteria Manager21,000 HKD-4%
Cake Decorator13,200 HKD-40%
Casino Shift Manager38,300 HKD+75%
Chain Store Customer Support18,100 HKD-17%
Chef21,100 HKD-4%
Club Manager39,800 HKD+82%
Cluster Director51,100 HKD+130%
Cluster Revenue Manager39,900 HKD+82%
Cocktail Server11,100 HKD-49%
Coffee Shop Manager38,100 HKD+74%
Concierge10,600 HKD-52%
Confectionery Baker12,400 HKD-43%
Conference Services Manager25,000 HKD+14%
Cook18,100 HKD-17%
Corporate Sous Chef32,000 HKD+46%
Corporate Travel Consultant31,100 HKD+42%
Croupier15,800 HKD-28%
Culinary Assistant9,640 HKD-56%
Culinary Associate9,610 HKD-56%
Dietary Aide21,900 HKD+0%
Dining Room Supervisor18,900 HKD-14%
Dishwasher8,420 HKD-62%
Duty Manager26,300 HKD+20%
Events Coordinator16,500 HKD-25%
Executive Chef24,300 HKD+11%
Executive Pastry Chef19,800 HKD-10%
Fast Food Cook17,000 HKD-22%
Fast Food Shift Supervisor18,800 HKD-14%
Fine Dining Cook29,900 HKD+37%
Fine Dining Restaurant Chef30,300 HKD+38%
Fleet Manager55,500 HKD+150%
Food and Beverage Manager41,900 HKD+91%
Food Consultant34,300 HKD+57%
Food Safety Coordinator25,300 HKD+16%
Food Server11,400 HKD-48%
Food Service Director42,900 HKD+96%
Food Service Manager42,600 HKD+95%
Food Service Sales27,600 HKD+26%
Food Service Worker11,500 HKD-47%
Front Desk Agent13,300 HKD-39%
Front Office Manager23,100 HKD+6%
Guest Service Executive37,200 HKD+70%
Guest Service Representative15,100 HKD-31%
Head Concierge17,000 HKD-22%
Hospitality Director62,500 HKD+190%
Hostess / Host13,200 HKD-40%
Hotel Desk Clerk12,600 HKD-42%
Hotel Maid9,590 HKD-56%
Hotel Manager64,600 HKD+200%
Hotel Sales Manager48,400 HKD+120%
Hotel Service Supervisor36,200 HKD+65%
Hotel Staff11,900 HKD-46%
Inventory Coordinator14,300 HKD-35%
Kitchen Manager21,900 HKD+0%
Kitchen Staff12,000 HKD-45%
Kitchen Supervisor19,100 HKD-13%
Line Cook19,600 HKD-10%
Luggage Porter9,450 HKD-57%
Motel Manager35,900 HKD+64%
Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant12,200 HKD-44%
Production Operator18,400 HKD-16%
Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator19,100 HKD-13%
Receptionist13,400 HKD-39%
Regional Restaurant Manager50,200 HKD+130%
Restaurant Manager42,700 HKD+95%
Room Reservations Manager42,100 HKD+92%
Room Service Manager39,800 HKD+82%
Sous Chef23,200 HKD+6%
Supervisor of Food Services29,300 HKD+34%
Tour Consultant31,400 HKD+43%
Travel Agent21,900 HKD+0%
Travel Consultant29,700 HKD+36%
Waiter / Waitress10,900 HKD-50%

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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.

Private Sector
35,500 HKD
Public Sector+10%
39,200 HKD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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