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Information Technology Average Salaries in Hong Kong 2023

How much money does a person working in Information Technology make in Hong Kong?

Average Monthly Salary
37,700 HKD
( 452,000 HKD yearly)

All salary figures displayed here are per month except when noted otherwise.
All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salary after tax for every career.

A person working in Information Technology in Hong Kong typically earns around 37,700 HKD. Salaries range from 19,100 HKD (lowest average) to 59,900 HKD (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

Salary Variance

The provided figure represents the median compensation that encompasses housing, transportation, and other perks. The salaries within the Information Technology domain in Hong Kong exhibit significant discrepancies across various professions. In case you seek information about the remuneration of a specific position, please refer to the salaries listed below for respective job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Information Technology
2nd Line Systems Engineer33,300 HKD
A/B Testing Specialist29,300 HKD
ABAP Developer29,800 HKD
Advertising Account Planner30,800 HKD
Amazon Web Services Specialist41,500 HKD
Android Developer31,900 HKD
Angular Developer29,000 HKD
Angular JS Programmer30,100 HKD
Application Consultant41,500 HKD
Application Developer33,100 HKD
Application Management Analyst31,500 HKD
Applications Engineer26,800 HKD
Applications Support23,900 HKD
Applications System Specialist29,800 HKD
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Analyst37,900 HKD
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Developer35,900 HKD
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Ethics Officer42,900 HKD
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Governance Specialist47,300 HKD
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Implementation Officer47,700 HKD
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Lead49,600 HKD
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Officer48,400 HKD
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Prompt Specialist32,200 HKD
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Research Scientist45,000 HKD
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Sales37,100 HKD
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Software Engineer36,800 HKD
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Strategist49,200 HKD
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Trainer35,300 HKD
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist38,900 HKD
Artificial Intelligence Developer38,800 HKD
AS400 Programmer33,400 HKD
Assembly Developer34,300 HKD
Assistant Information Technology Manager39,600 HKD
Assistant Information Technology Project Manager42,400 HKD
Assistant Service Delivery Manager40,500 HKD
Avaloq Developer30,400 HKD
Back End Developer34,100 HKD
Big Data Architect39,400 HKD
BigQuery Specialist41,600 HKD
BizTalk Developer 35,400 HKD
Blockchain Associate33,500 HKD
Blockchain Developer31,200 HKD
Blockchain Engineer34,700 HKD
Build and Release Engineer30,100 HKD
Business Intelligence Analyst34,700 HKD
Business Intelligence Consultant49,000 HKD
Business Intelligence Developer34,500 HKD
Business Intelligence Manager49,900 HKD
Business Objects Developer32,700 HKD
Business Process Analyst36,100 HKD
Business Process Consultant35,500 HKD
Business Systems Analyst29,400 HKD
C Developer37,800 HKD
C# Developer36,400 HKD
C++ Developer36,500 HKD
Capacity Planning Manager45,100 HKD
Cassandra Specialist34,200 HKD
Change Administrator29,000 HKD
Chatbot Developer32,500 HKD
ChatGPT Expert31,200 HKD
Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer55,800 HKD
Chief Cloud Officer51,700 HKD
Chief Data Governance Officer51,700 HKD
Chief Data Officer52,400 HKD
Chief Digital Ethics Officer44,600 HKD
Chief Digital Officer50,300 HKD
Chief Information Officer60,000 HKD
Chief Information Security Officer48,500 HKD
Chief Innovation Officer46,200 HKD
Chief Privacy Officer38,700 HKD
Client Delivery Manager44,800 HKD
Clojure Developer40,800 HKD
Cloud Compliance Architect33,200 HKD
Cloud Computing Specialist37,500 HKD
Cloud Infrastructure Engineer33,300 HKD
Cloud Migration Specialist35,700 HKD
Cloud Security Architect34,100 HKD
Cloud Services Engineer31,700 HKD
Cloud Solutions Architect37,200 HKD
Cloud-Based Inventory Manager36,000 HKD
CMS Developer28,200 HKD
Computer Animator29,700 HKD
Computer Engineer28,300 HKD
Computer Hardware Engineer28,200 HKD
Computer Network Support Specialist30,000 HKD
Computer Networks Architect33,400 HKD
Computer Operator23,100 HKD
Computer Programmer33,800 HKD
Computer Security Specialist38,700 HKD
Computer Support Specialist25,700 HKD
Computer Technician26,500 HKD
Computer Virtualization Implementation Specialist35,500 HKD
Copy Editor28,200 HKD
Cosmos DB Specialist31,800 HKD
Couch DB Specialist33,200 HKD
CRM Application Administrator31,800 HKD
CRM Manager32,200 HKD
Cross Platform Security Manager44,800 HKD
Curam Developer29,300 HKD
Cyber Security Consultant40,000 HKD
Cyber Security Researcher42,300 HKD
Cyber Security Specialist41,600 HKD
Cybersecurity Analyst37,000 HKD
Cybersecurity Architect36,900 HKD
Cybersecurity Compliance Specialist32,200 HKD
Cybersecurity Engineer34,100 HKD
Cybersecurity Manager46,700 HKD
Dart Developer24,200 HKD
Data Analyst32,700 HKD
Data Analytics Engineer30,000 HKD
Data Architect34,900 HKD
Data Center Specialist35,200 HKD
Data Center Technician29,900 HKD
Data Entry Coordintor17,500 HKD
Data Entry Supervisor22,500 HKD
Data Governance Manager44,700 HKD
Data Management Specialist37,200 HKD
Data Manager46,000 HKD
Data Modeling Analyst34,700 HKD
Data Privacy and Protection Manager41,400 HKD
Data Quality Analyst33,600 HKD
Data Security Analyst34,100 HKD
Data Security Manager45,600 HKD
Data Technician20,600 HKD
Data Visualisation Analyst33,700 HKD
Data Visualization Specialist31,700 HKD
Data Warehousing Manager45,000 HKD
Data Warehousing Specialist32,700 HKD
Data-driven Designer30,400 HKD
Database Administration Manager42,200 HKD
Database Administrator34,600 HKD
Database Analyst35,800 HKD
Database Developer34,800 HKD
Database Report Writer32,100 HKD
Deep Learning Developer33,700 HKD
Delivery Manager34,500 HKD
Delphi Developer37,200 HKD
Desktop Support Engineer22,300 HKD
Desktop Support Technician23,500 HKD
Desktop Virtualization Engineer28,400 HKD
Developer / Programmer33,800 HKD
Developer Evangelist34,900 HKD
Development Architect34,100 HKD
Development Group Supervisor38,400 HKD
Development Manager46,700 HKD
DevOps Engineer34,600 HKD
Digital Ethics Consultant37,100 HKD
Digital Forensics Expert33,200 HKD
Director of Application Development47,700 HKD
Director of Technology59,300 HKD
Disaster Recovery Analyst30,600 HKD
Disaster Recovery Specialist31,400 HKD
Django Specialist33,700 HKD
Documentation Specialist29,400 HKD
Driver Developer36,800 HKD
E-Commerce Manager38,900 HKD
E-Commerce Marketing Analyst37,100 HKD
E-Commerce Marketing Manager44,500 HKD
E-Commerce Sales Manager46,200 HKD
E-Commerce Strategy Manager48,800 HKD
E-waste Recycling Specialist31,900 HKD
E-waste Technician26,100 HKD
Edge Computing Engineer31,800 HKD
Elixir Developer44,400 HKD
Embedded Software Developer33,600 HKD
Enterprise Architecture Manager42,200 HKD
Enterprise Infrastructure Architect41,300 HKD
Enterprise Infrastructure Manager51,500 HKD
Erlang Developer42,100 HKD
ERP / CRM Technical Consultant34,900 HKD
ERP Analyst37,700 HKD
ERP Project Manager45,000 HKD
Ethical Hacker30,800 HKD
Financial Systems Manager48,700 HKD
Firebird Specialist31,200 HKD
Flash Developer29,000 HKD
Front End Developer28,000 HKD
Front End Web Developer29,600 HKD
Full Stack Developer35,500 HKD
Functional Analyst33,800 HKD
Game Developer31,300 HKD
GIS Analyst30,600 HKD
GIS Developer31,900 HKD
Global BI Analyst36,000 HKD
Go Developer43,800 HKD
Google Cloud Specialist42,600 HKD
Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer29,300 HKD
Graphics Programmer28,100 HKD
Graphics Web Designer27,200 HKD
Groovy Developer37,900 HKD
Hardware Design Engineer33,300 HKD
Hardware Engineering Manager48,100 HKD
Hardware Technician26,600 HKD
Haskell Developer35,800 HKD
Head of Development46,700 HKD
Head of Information Technology56,500 HKD
Help Desk Analyst32,200 HKD
Help Desk Manager37,100 HKD
Help Desk Support25,000 HKD
Help Desk Technician23,400 HKD
Helpdesk Manager40,300 HKD
IBM DB2 Specialist30,100 HKD
Imaging Programmer29,200 HKD
InfluxDB Specialist33,300 HKD
Informatics Optimization Specialist35,100 HKD
Information Assurance Analyst35,300 HKD
Information Program Director48,500 HKD
Information Security Administrator36,900 HKD
Information Security Analyst39,100 HKD
Information Security Associate34,300 HKD
Information Security Director46,900 HKD
Information Security Engineer34,100 HKD
Information Security Manager47,900 HKD
Information Security Specialist39,200 HKD
Information Services Consultant39,900 HKD
Information Systems Developer31,500 HKD
Information Systems Manager51,600 HKD
Information Systems Penetration Testing Specialist40,000 HKD
Information Systems Vulnerability Assessment Specialist40,400 HKD
Information Technology Administrator26,100 HKD
Information Technology Analyst33,400 HKD
Information Technology Architect33,700 HKD
Information Technology Asset Manager44,100 HKD
Information Technology Business Analyst35,400 HKD
Information Technology Compliance Manager50,300 HKD
Information Technology Consultant40,100 HKD
Information Technology Coordinator26,300 HKD
Information Technology Director59,500 HKD
Information Technology Engineer28,300 HKD
Information Technology Executive47,100 HKD
Information Technology Helpdesk21,900 HKD
Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer28,500 HKD
Information Technology Manager55,800 HKD
Information Technology Operation Engineer28,000 HKD
Information Technology Operations Manager54,100 HKD
Information Technology Product Manager50,100 HKD
Information Technology Project Administrator29,500 HKD
Information Technology Project Coordinator34,000 HKD
Information Technology Project Leader39,200 HKD
Information Technology Project Manager50,100 HKD
Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager38,300 HKD
Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)35,800 HKD
Information Technology Quality Specialist33,500 HKD
Information Technology Risk Manager53,100 HKD
Information Technology Sales Manager47,500 HKD
Information Technology Specialist38,600 HKD
Information Technology Staff22,800 HKD
Information Technology Support23,500 HKD
Information Technology Systems Analyst33,800 HKD
Information Technology Team Leader42,600 HKD
Information Technology Trainer33,700 HKD
Information Technology Training Analyst34,100 HKD
Interface Design Manager41,100 HKD
Interface Designer27,100 HKD
IOS Developer36,100 HKD
Java Developer36,000 HKD
Javascript Developer34,700 HKD
jQuery Specialist34,400 HKD
Kotlin Developer39,400 HKD
Laravel Specialist32,500 HKD
Lead Developer39,800 HKD
Linux Administrator34,800 HKD
Lisp Developer45,000 HKD
Lotus Domino Administrator33,300 HKD
Lotus Notes Developer35,300 HKD
Lua Developer39,600 HKD
Mail Server Administrator31,600 HKD
Major Incident Manager39,400 HKD
Malware Analysis Expert38,000 HKD
Managed Service Specialist33,500 HKD
MariaDB Specialist33,500 HKD
MATLAB Developer35,400 HKD
Microsoft Azure Specialist42,000 HKD
Microsoft SQL Server Specialist38,100 HKD
Microsystems Engineer32,700 HKD
Mobile Developer33,300 HKD
Mobile Interface Designer34,700 HKD
MongoDB Specialist36,200 HKD
Multimedia Developer29,100 HKD
Multimedia Services Manager37,100 HKD
MySQL Specialist31,100 HKD
Neo4J Specialist32,800 HKD
Network Administration Team Lead37,500 HKD
Network Administrator28,600 HKD
Network Analyst30,200 HKD
Network and Infrastructure Manager54,500 HKD
Network Engineer28,900 HKD
Network Engineering Manager37,500 HKD
Network Security Systems Manager39,900 HKD
Network Specialist31,500 HKD
Network Support Engineer29,000 HKD
Network Support Specialist29,400 HKD
Network Technician24,800 HKD
Neural Network Engineer37,700 HKD
NextJs Specialist31,500 HKD
Nodejs Developer36,500 HKD
NT Systems Administrator31,100 HKD
Numerical Control Programmer28,000 HKD
Objective-C Developer37,700 HKD
Online Banking Manager56,800 HKD
Online Banking Specialist42,200 HKD
OPS Manager45,500 HKD
Oracle Database Administrator32,800 HKD
Oracle Database Specialist37,700 HKD
Oracle Developer34,100 HKD
Perl Developer28,100 HKD
PHP Developer29,300 HKD
PostgreSQL Specialist35,000 HKD
PowerShell Developer31,100 HKD
Principal Consultant34,800 HKD
Principal Data Engineer32,800 HKD
Program Lead40,600 HKD
Python Developer36,500 HKD
R Language Developer39,100 HKD
React Specialist37,100 HKD
Records Manager27,600 HKD
Redis Specialist31,300 HKD
Remedy Developer27,000 HKD
Reporting Analyst32,500 HKD
Reverse Engineering Expert40,200 HKD
Robotic Process Automation Compliance Analyst33,200 HKD
Robotic Process Automation Developer28,600 HKD
Ruby Developer31,000 HKD
Rust Developer41,300 HKD
Salesforce Administrator31,500 HKD
Salesforce Developer25,900 HKD
SAP Consultant33,800 HKD
SAS Programmer29,500 HKD
Scala Developer43,300 HKD
Scrum Master28,400 HKD
SEO Associate26,500 HKD
SEO Manager42,100 HKD
Server Virtualization Consultant42,800 HKD
Service Delivery Manager43,900 HKD
Service Level Manager44,400 HKD
Service Support Lead34,500 HKD
SharePoint Administrator33,200 HKD
Sharepoint Consultant36,200 HKD
Sharepoint Developer35,200 HKD
Shift Leader34,500 HKD
Snowflake Specialist31,400 HKD
SOA Analyst32,900 HKD
SOC Engineer32,900 HKD
Software Analyst33,200 HKD
Software Architect34,400 HKD
Software Automation Engineer36,400 HKD
Software Developer34,000 HKD
Software Development Manager46,000 HKD
Software Engineer34,800 HKD
Software QA Engineer31,900 HKD
Software Sales30,000 HKD
Software Specialist30,100 HKD
Software Support Engineer28,300 HKD
Software Test Engineer30,000 HKD
Software Tester28,700 HKD
Solutions Architect45,000 HKD
Solutions Consultant37,400 HKD
SQLite Specialist31,900 HKD
Storage Engineer28,700 HKD
Supabase Specialist26,700 HKD
Supervisor24,100 HKD
Support Analyst30,300 HKD
Support Specialist33,400 HKD
Support Team Leader31,500 HKD
Swift Developer39,000 HKD
System Administrator31,000 HKD
Systems Analyst33,800 HKD
Systems Architect34,600 HKD
Systems Consultant39,800 HKD
Systems Engineer27,200 HKD
Systems Integration Analyst35,900 HKD
Systems Integration Specialist46,400 HKD
Systems Integrator32,700 HKD
Technical Analyst28,400 HKD
Technical Consultant37,400 HKD
Technical Manager34,500 HKD
Technical Project Manager44,100 HKD
Technical Sales32,000 HKD
Technical Trainer33,600 HKD
Technical Writer29,300 HKD
Technology Business Analyst32,900 HKD
Technology Director58,600 HKD
Technology Specialist43,400 HKD
Technology Vice President47,300 HKD
Teradata Developer26,900 HKD
Test Analyst33,800 HKD
Tester27,500 HKD
Testing Manager45,600 HKD
TIBCO Developer29,200 HKD
TypeScript Developer35,800 HKD
UI Engineer33,400 HKD
UNIX Administrator34,400 HKD
Usability Engineer32,800 HKD
User Experience Consultant34,100 HKD
User Experience Design Expert35,800 HKD
User Experience Designer28,000 HKD
User Experience Researcher36,000 HKD
User Interface Designer32,500 HKD
User Support Engineer28,500 HKD
VB Developer25,400 HKD
VB.NET Developer33,400 HKD
Video Game Designer29,100 HKD
Virtual / Augmented Reality Architect40,500 HKD
Virtual / Augmented Reality Compliance Specialist39,400 HKD
Virtual / Augmented Reality Consultant44,300 HKD
Virtual / Augmented Reality Designer43,100 HKD
Virtual / Augmented Reality Developer37,900 HKD
Virtual / Augmented Reality Director45,300 HKD
Virtual / Augmented Reality Engineer38,100 HKD
Virtual / Augmented Reality Filmmaker45,900 HKD
Virtual / Augmented Reality Game Developer38,700 HKD
Virtual / Augmented Reality Marketing Specialist41,000 HKD
Virtual / Augmented Reality Officer49,400 HKD
Virtual / Augmented reality Sales Consultant49,700 HKD
Virtual / Augmented Reality Simulator Operator34,300 HKD
Virtual / Augmented Reality Specialist42,000 HKD
Virtual / Augmented Reality Technician35,700 HKD
Virtual / Augmented Reality Trainer46,300 HKD
Virtual / Augmented Reality User Experience Designer35,600 HKD
Visual Basic Developer25,900 HKD
Visual Information Specialist30,600 HKD
Voice Interface Designer26,400 HKD
VueJs Specialist32,000 HKD
Web Applications Manager40,800 HKD
Web Content Specialist35,000 HKD
Web Designer30,400 HKD
Web Developer30,700 HKD
Web Editor28,400 HKD
Web Project Manager36,500 HKD
Web Promotions Specialist33,700 HKD
Web Security Administrator34,900 HKD
Web Security Manager50,200 HKD
Web Support Analyst25,300 HKD
Web Writer27,200 HKD
Webmaster28,500 HKD
Windows System Administrator30,800 HKD
Wireless Consultant37,100 HKD
WordPress Specialist32,500 HKD
Writer and Documentor28,600 HKD
Zig Developer42,200 HKD

Information Technology Jobs Pay Scale and Salaries in Hong Kong

Median and salary distribution Hong Kong Information Technology monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
36,100 HKD or more
10% of people earn
31,900 to 36,100 HKD
20% of people earn
22,800 HKD or less
65% of people earn
22,800 to 31,900 HKD
Minimum Salary
19,100 HKD
35,600 HKD
59,900 HKD

Median Salary, maximum and minimum salary, minimum wage, starting salary, and the salary range

All salary figures displayed here are per month except when noted otherwise.
  • Salary Range, Minimum Wage, and Starting Salary

    Salaries in Information Technology in Hong Kong range from 19,100 HKD (starting average salary) to 59,900 HKD (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher). To clarify, the number presented is not the legally mandated minimum wage. Rather, it represents the lowest figure reported in a salary survey that involved thousands of participants and professionals from across the entire country.

  • Median Salary

    The median income in the field of Information Technology is 35,600 HKD, implying that half of the workforce in Hong Kong earns less than this figure, and the other half earns more. It represents the central value of salaries. As a rule of thumb, you would prefer to be part of the group earning above the median wage, situated on the right-hand side of the salary distribution chart.

  • Percentiles and Salary Scale

    Two values that are highly correlated with the median are the 25th and 75th percentiles. By examining the salary distribution diagram, it is possible to determine that 25% of individuals employed in Information Technology in Hong Kong earn less than 29,300 HKD, while 75% of them earn more. Additionally, the diagram reveals that 75% of individuals earn less than 40,700 HKD, while 25% earn more than that.

  • Pay Scale Structure

    Data was regrouped into brackets to provide a better understanding of what salaries can be expected. This approach was deemed more accurate than relying solely on the average salary, as it offers greater insights into the distribution of salaries in the field of Information Technology in Hong Kong. The analysis revealed that roughly 65% of all reported salaries fell within the range of 22,800 HKD to 31,900 HKD. Approximately 20% of salaries were below the 22,800 HKD mark, while 10% ranged from 31,900 HKD to 36,100 HKD. Only 5% of individuals earned a gross salary of 36,100 HKD or higher.

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally, the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees in Information Technology in Hong Kong having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.
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.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

Salary Comparison By Education
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Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income?

We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degree levels across many jobs in Information Technology in Hong Kong, below are our findings.

Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.

Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a certificate or diploma.

Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.

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 184,000 HKD to 551,000 HKD and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

Employees can't expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming they 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 to a higher-paying job. The numbers seem to support this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on the situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if a person can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. Degree costs can be recovered roughly in a year or so.

Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender / Information Technology / Hong Kong

Salary comparison by gender Hong Kong Information Technology monthly
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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? In the field of Information Technology in Hong Kong, the average difference between the salary of male and female employees is 7%.

39,200 HKD
36,800 HKD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Hong Kong for all Careers

Salary comparison by gender monthly Hong Kong
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Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage / Information Technology / Hong Kong

How much are annual salary increments in Hong Kong for individuals working in Information Technology? How often do employees get salary raises?

Professionals working in Information Technology in Hong Kong are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 5% every 28 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Hong Kong Information Technology
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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

Annual Salary Increment Rate Hong Kong
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The term Annual Salary Increase usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rare 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%.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

World Average Annual Salary Increment
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Salary Packages and Schemes

Not all compensation increases are reflected directly in the salary. Some companies offer upgraded packages to their staff instead of cash money. The figures displayed here account only for direct increments to the base salary.

Bonus and Incentive Rates / Information Technology / Hong Kong

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Hong Kong Information Technology
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63% of surveyed staff in Information Technology reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 37% 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.

Hourly Average Wage / Information Technology / Hong Kong

220 HKD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Information Technology in Hong Kong is 220 HKD.This is the rate they get paid for every worked hour.

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

About The Hourly Pay Rate

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 fixed 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.

What is the minimum hourly rate of pay?

The minimum pay rate per hour for people working in Information Technology in Hong Kong is 110 HKD. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working in a private company or the government? The difference between the public or government sector salaries and the private sector salaries in Hong Kong is 10% on average across all career fields.

Private Sector
35,600 HKD
Public Sector+10%
39,300 HKD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Statistics and Calculation Guide

What is considered to be a good and competitive salary in Information Technology in Hong Kong?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 35,600 HKD and 40,700 HKD. This is a very rough estimate. Experience and education play a very huge part in the final earnings.

Gross Salary (before tax) and Net Salary (after tax)

All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salary after tax for every career.

Base / Basic Salary

The base salary for jobs in Information Technology in Hong Kong ranges from 19,100 HKD to 29,300 HKD. The base salary depends on many factors including experience and education. It is not easy to provide a figure with very little information, so take this range with a grain of salt.

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

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people earn 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

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