A person working as a Human Resources Officer in Hong Kong typically earns around 20,500 HKD per month. Salaries range from 9,420 HKD (lowest) to 32,600 HKD (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Human Resources Officer salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Human Resources Officer salaries in Hong Kong range from 9,420 HKD per month (minimum salary) to 32,600 HKD per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 22,100 HKD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Human Resources Officer(s) are earning less than 22,100 HKD while the other half are earning more than 22,100 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 Human Resources Officer(s) are earning less than 14,200 HKD while 75% of them are earning more than 14,200 HKD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Human Resources Officer(s) are earning less than 29,500 HKD while 25% are earning more than 29,500 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 Human Resources Officer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Human Resources Officer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 10,700 HKD per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 14,300 HKD per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 21,100 HKD per month, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Human Resources Officer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 25,700 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 28,100 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 30,400 HKD per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+48%|
|10 - 15 Years||+22%|
|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 Human Resources Officer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Human Resources Officer is 12,400 HKD per month.
While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 24,000 HKD per month, 93% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.
|Certificate or Diploma|
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Human Resources Officer employees in Hong Kong earn 18% more than their female counterparts on average.
Human Resources Officer(s) in Hong Kong are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 6% 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 Human Resources Officer 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.
85% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 15% 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.
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 Human Resources Officer is 41% less than that of Human Resources. Also, Human Resources salaries are 5% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Benefits Administrator||21,300 HKD||+4%|
|Benefits Analyst||28,100 HKD||+37%|
|Benefits Manager||47,300 HKD||+130%|
|Chief People Officer||57,800 HKD||+180%|
|Compensation Analyst||27,900 HKD||+36%|
|Compensation and Benefits Manager||43,700 HKD||+110%|
|Compensation and Benefits Officer||17,900 HKD||-13%|
|Compensation Manager||47,000 HKD||+130%|
|Corporate Director of Human Resources||57,700 HKD||+180%|
|Corporate Trainer||28,500 HKD||+39%|
|Employee Benefits Administrator||31,900 HKD||+56%|
|Employee Communications Manager||40,300 HKD||+97%|
|Employee Development Specialist||38,400 HKD||+87%|
|Employee Engagement Specialist||36,900 HKD||+80%|
|Employee Health and Wellness Administrator||36,100 HKD||+76%|
|Employee Performance Specialist||28,600 HKD||+40%|
|Employee Relations Manager||39,900 HKD||+95%|
|Employee Relations Practitioner||39,100 HKD||+91%|
|Employee Services Manager||39,800 HKD||+94%|
|Employment Advice Worker||17,800 HKD||-13%|
|Employment Interviewer||26,400 HKD||+29%|
|Employment Service Specialist||21,700 HKD||+6%|
|Employment Services Coordinator||25,700 HKD||+25%|
|Enrollment Counselor||35,100 HKD||+71%|
|Equal Opportunity Representative||26,200 HKD||+28%|
|Executive Human Capital Management||53,300 HKD||+160%|
|Executive Recruiter||40,200 HKD||+96%|
|Expatriate Administration Manager||38,700 HKD||+89%|
|Expatriate Administration Supervisor||26,200 HKD||+28%|
|Global Mobility Manager||47,000 HKD||+130%|
|Health Benefits Coordinator||22,800 HKD||+11%|
|HRIS Analyst||20,600 HKD||+1%|
|HRIS Manager||33,200 HKD||+62%|
|HRIS Supervisor||19,000 HKD||-7%|
|Human Resources Administration Specialist||22,300 HKD||+9%|
|Human Resources Administrator||23,000 HKD||+12%|
|Human Resources Advisor||35,500 HKD||+73%|
|Human Resources Analyst||32,000 HKD||+56%|
|Human Resources Assessor||20,800 HKD||+2%|
|Human Resources Assistant Manager||41,600 HKD||+100%|
|Human Resources Associate||15,200 HKD||-26%|
|Human Resources Consultant||43,500 HKD||+110%|
|Human Resources Data Analytics Manager||32,700 HKD||+60%|
|Human Resources Generalist||29,000 HKD||+42%|
|Human Resources Manager||51,800 HKD||+150%|
|Human Resources Officer||20,500 HKD||+0%|
|Human Resources Representative||20,600 HKD||+1%|
|Human Resources Section Head||36,100 HKD||+76%|
|Human Resources Superintendent||19,800 HKD||-3%|
|Human Resources Training Executive||37,700 HKD||+84%|
|Industrial Organizational Psychologist||48,400 HKD||+140%|
|Job Evaluation Specialist||37,600 HKD||+84%|
|Labor Relations Director||43,200 HKD||+110%|
|Labor Relations Manager||43,000 HKD||+110%|
|Labor Relations Specialist||20,300 HKD||-1%|
|Learning and Development Manager||47,200 HKD||+130%|
|Occupational Health and Safety Officer||20,800 HKD||+2%|
|Organizational Development Consultant||41,900 HKD||+100%|
|Organizational Development Manager||46,100 HKD||+130%|
|Organizational Development Specialist||23,500 HKD||+15%|
|Payroll Assistant||18,000 HKD||-12%|
|Payroll Supervisor||21,400 HKD||+4%|
|People Development Officer||28,400 HKD||+39%|
|Personnel Officer||15,900 HKD||-22%|
|Records Clerk||13,700 HKD||-33%|
|Records Manager||22,300 HKD||+9%|
|Recruiting Coordinator||19,800 HKD||-3%|
|Recruiting Manager||49,600 HKD||+140%|
|Recruitment Consultant||36,300 HKD||+77%|
|Recruitment Officer||21,200 HKD||+3%|
|Recruitment Supervisor||30,400 HKD||+48%|
|Research Associate||17,200 HKD||-16%|
|SAP Resource Manager||38,000 HKD||+85%|
|Talent Acquisition Specialist||30,800 HKD||+50%|
|Talent Management Officer||23,600 HKD||+15%|
|Training and Development Section Head||37,100 HKD||+81%|
|Training Executive||44,400 HKD||+120%|
|Training Officer||18,000 HKD||-12%|