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AML Analyst Average Salary in Hong Kong 2023

How much money does an AML Analyst make in Hong Kong?

Average Monthly Salary
52,300 HKD
( 628,000 HKD yearly)


A person working as an AML Analyst in Hong Kong typically earns around 52,300 HKD per month. Salaries range from 24,100 HKD (lowest) to 83,200 HKD (highest).

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

AML Analyst Salary Distribution in Hong Kong

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    AML Analyst salaries in Hong Kong range from 24,100 HKD per month (minimum salary) to 83,200 HKD per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 56,500 HKD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as AML Analyst(s) are earning less than 56,500 HKD while the other half are earning more than 56,500 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 AML Analyst(s) are earning less than 36,300 HKD while 75% of them are earning more than 36,300 HKD. Also from the diagram, 75% of AML Analyst(s) are earning less than 75,400 HKD while 25% are earning more than 75,400 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

AML Analyst Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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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 AML Analyst salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

An AML Analyst with less than two years of experience makes approximately 27,300 HKD per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 36,500 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 53,900 HKD per month, 48% 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, AML Analyst(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 65,800 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 71,700 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 77,600 HKD per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

AML Analyst average salary change by experience in Hong Kong

0 - 2 Years
27,300 HKD
2 - 5 Years+34%
36,500 HKD
5 - 10 Years+48%
53,900 HKD
10 - 15 Years+22%
65,800 HKD
15 - 20 Years+9%
71,700 HKD
20+ Years+8%
77,600 HKD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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AML Analyst Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

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

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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 AML Analyst salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of an AML Analyst is 31,200 HKD per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 48,900 HKD per month, 57% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 82,000 HKD per month, 68% more than someone with a Bachelor's Degree.

AML Analyst average salary difference by education level in Hong Kong

Certificate or Diploma
31,200 HKD
Bachelor's Degree+57%
48,900 HKD
Master's Degree+68%
82,000 HKD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

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.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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AML Analyst Salary Comparison By Gender

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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 AML Analyst employees in Hong Kong earn 12% more than their female counterparts on average.

55,400 HKD
49,300 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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AML Analyst Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Hong Kong

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

AML Analyst

AML Analyst(s) in Hong Kong are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% 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 2022

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Hong Kong for the year 2022. 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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AML Analyst Bonus and Incentive Rates in Hong Kong

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Hong Kong AML Analyst
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An AML Analyst is considered to be a high 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.

33% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 67% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 5% to 9% 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.

AML Analyst Average Hourly Wage in Hong Kong

300 HKD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Hong Kong is 300 HKD. This means that the average AML Analyst in Hong Kong earns approximately 300 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.

AML Analyst VS Other Jobs

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The average salary for AML Analyst is 32% more than that of Banking. Also, Banking salaries are 9% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
AML Analyst52,300 HKD-0%
Assistant Bank Branch Manager43,700 HKD-16%
Assistant Bank Manager58,800 HKD+12%
ATM Manager49,500 HKD-5%
ATM Service Technician13,600 HKD-74%
Bank Accounts Analyst19,600 HKD-63%
Bank Accounts Controller25,600 HKD-51%
Bank Accounts Executive37,800 HKD-28%
Bank Accounts Manager43,700 HKD-16%
Bank Auditing Manager43,700 HKD-16%
Bank Branch Manager59,800 HKD+14%
Bank Clerk12,400 HKD-76%
Bank Compliance Specialist33,900 HKD-35%
Bank Manager75,900 HKD+45%
Bank Operational Risk Manager69,900 HKD+34%
Bank Operations Head78,000 HKD+49%
Bank Operations Officer29,600 HKD-43%
Bank Operations Specialist47,300 HKD-10%
Bank Process Manager40,500 HKD-23%
Bank Product Manager 49,500 HKD-5%
Bank Programme Manager47,700 HKD-9%
Bank Project Manager57,300 HKD+10%
Bank Propositions Manager54,400 HKD+4%
Bank Quantitative Analyst37,300 HKD-29%
Bank Regional Manager74,200 HKD+42%
Bank Regional Risk Officer39,700 HKD-24%
Bank Relationship Manager54,200 HKD+4%
Bank Relationship Officer24,900 HKD-52%
Banker24,800 HKD-53%
Banking Business Analyst38,700 HKD-26%
Banking Business Development Officer25,000 HKD-52%
Banking Business Planning Executive55,700 HKD+6%
Banking Product Manager45,800 HKD-12%
Banking Reference Data Manager40,400 HKD-23%
Banking Risk Analyst36,900 HKD-29%
Banking Technical Analyst20,800 HKD-60%
Bankruptcy Coordinator28,000 HKD-46%
Budget Analyst35,900 HKD-31%
Cards Marketing Manager46,200 HKD-12%
Cash Management Manager69,800 HKD+33%
Check Processing Manager51,400 HKD-2%
Commercial Vault Associate36,800 HKD-30%
Corporate Dealer40,000 HKD-24%
Credit Analyst30,600 HKD-42%
Credit and Collections Manager53,000 HKD+1%
Credit Card Fraud Investigator40,500 HKD-23%
Credit Portfolio Manager68,200 HKD+30%
Credit Risk Analyst42,900 HKD-18%
Credit Risk Associate40,000 HKD-24%
Direct Bank Sales Representative27,700 HKD-47%
Financial Bank Planning Consultant50,400 HKD-4%
Financial Banking Analysis Manager57,100 HKD+9%
Financial Banking Assistant18,500 HKD-65%
Financial Banking Systems Manager52,600 HKD+1%
Foreign Exchange Manager56,100 HKD+7%
Fraud Analyst38,700 HKD-26%
Fraud Detection Associate27,700 HKD-47%
Fraud Detection Manager61,300 HKD+17%
Fraud Detection Supervisor33,300 HKD-36%
Internal Bank Audit Manager69,100 HKD+32%
Internal Bank Auditor36,700 HKD-30%
International Banking Manager77,200 HKD+48%
Loan Analyst36,800 HKD-30%
Loan Area Manager45,300 HKD-13%
Loan Audit Team Leader42,400 HKD-19%
Loan Branch Manager41,900 HKD-20%
Loan Business Development Officer22,500 HKD-57%
Loan Clerk13,100 HKD-75%
Loan Collection Manager44,200 HKD-16%
Loan Collector12,000 HKD-77%
Loan Examiner15,900 HKD-70%
Loan Processing Manager39,200 HKD-25%
Loan Processor16,300 HKD-69%
Loan Quality Assurance Auditor40,500 HKD-23%
Loan Quality Assurance Manager44,900 HKD-14%
Loan Quality Assurance Representative29,800 HKD-43%
Loan Review Manager44,900 HKD-14%
Loan Team Leader40,000 HKD-24%
Mortgage Advisor27,400 HKD-48%
Mortgage Collection Manager46,100 HKD-12%
Mortgage Collector12,800 HKD-76%
Mortgage Credit Analyst20,800 HKD-60%
Mortgage Credit Manager43,600 HKD-17%
Mortgage Development Manager49,800 HKD-5%
Mortgage Document Reviewer16,900 HKD-68%
Mortgage Funding Manager50,000 HKD-4%
Mortgage Operations Manager65,900 HKD+26%
Mortgage Payment Processing Clerk14,500 HKD-72%
Mortgage Processing Manager44,100 HKD-16%
Mortgage Processor17,300 HKD-67%
Mortgage Quality Assurance Auditor37,400 HKD-29%
Mortgage Quality Assurance Manager42,700 HKD-18%
Mortgage Servicing Clerk13,300 HKD-75%
Mortgage Servicing Manager42,200 HKD-19%
Mortgage Underwriter15,900 HKD-70%
Online Banking Manager65,400 HKD+25%
Payment Processing Clerk13,300 HKD-75%
Personal Banker26,300 HKD-50%
Personal Banking Advisor 28,700 HKD-45%
Phone Banker18,200 HKD-65%
Private Banker27,000 HKD-48%
Reconciliation and Investigation Specialist30,800 HKD-41%
Teller12,600 HKD-76%
Trade Officer15,500 HKD-70%
Trade Product Manager44,400 HKD-15%
Trader18,500 HKD-65%
Treasury Operations Officer35,400 HKD-32%

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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