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Other IT Average Salaries in Hong Kong 2023

How much money does a person working in Other IT make in Hong Kong?

Average Monthly Salary
36,300 HKD
( 436,000 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 Other IT in Hong Kong typically earns around 36,300 HKD. Salaries range from 24,000 HKD (lowest average) to 52,300 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 Other IT 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
A/B Testing Specialist29,300 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
Blockchain Associate33,500 HKD
Blockchain Developer31,200 HKD
Blockchain Engineer34,700 HKD
ChatGPT Expert31,200 HKD
Computer Animator29,700 HKD
Computer Engineer28,300 HKD
Computer Hardware Engineer28,200 HKD
Computer Operator23,100 HKD
Computer Support Specialist25,700 HKD
Computer Technician26,500 HKD
Copy Editor28,200 HKD
Data Center Specialist35,200 HKD
Data Center Technician29,900 HKD
Data Visualization Specialist31,700 HKD
Deep Learning Developer33,700 HKD
Digital Ethics Consultant37,100 HKD
Documentation Specialist29,400 HKD
Ethical Hacker30,800 HKD
GIS Analyst30,600 HKD
Global BI Analyst36,000 HKD
Hardware Design Engineer33,300 HKD
Hardware Technician26,600 HKD
Help Desk Analyst32,200 HKD
Informatics Optimization Specialist35,100 HKD
Information Assurance Analyst35,300 HKD
Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer28,500 HKD
Information Technology Quality Specialist33,500 HKD
Information Technology Trainer33,700 HKD
Interface Designer27,100 HKD
Microsystems Engineer32,700 HKD
Mobile Interface Designer34,700 HKD
Neural Network Engineer37,700 HKD
Numerical Control Programmer28,000 HKD
Records Manager27,600 HKD
Robotic Process Automation Compliance Analyst33,200 HKD
Scrum Master28,400 HKD
Software Sales30,000 HKD
Software Specialist30,100 HKD
Software Tester28,700 HKD
Storage Engineer28,700 HKD
Systems Engineer27,200 HKD
Systems Integrator32,700 HKD
Technical Sales32,000 HKD
Technical Trainer33,600 HKD
Technical Writer29,300 HKD
Tester27,500 HKD
Usability Engineer32,800 HKD
User Experience Consultant34,100 HKD
User Experience Design Expert35,800 HKD
User Experience Researcher36,000 HKD
User Interface Designer32,500 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 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 Information Specialist30,600 HKD
Voice Interface Designer26,400 HKD
Writer and Documentor28,600 HKD

Other IT Jobs Pay Scale and Salaries in Hong Kong

Median and salary distribution Hong Kong Other IT monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
35,300 HKD or more
10% of people earn
32,500 to 35,300 HKD
20% of people earn
26,300 HKD or less
65% of people earn
26,300 to 32,500 HKD
Minimum Salary
24,000 HKD
34,500 HKD
52,300 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 Other IT in Hong Kong range from 24,000 HKD (starting average salary) to 52,300 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 Other IT is 34,500 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 Other IT in Hong Kong earn less than 30,400 HKD, while 75% of them earn more. Additionally, the diagram reveals that 75% of individuals earn less than 37,900 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 Other IT in Hong Kong. The analysis revealed that roughly 65% of all reported salaries fell within the range of 26,300 HKD to 32,500 HKD. Approximately 20% of salaries were below the 26,300 HKD mark, while 10% ranged from 32,500 HKD to 35,300 HKD. Only 5% of individuals earned a gross salary of 35,300 HKD or higher.

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

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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 Other IT 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 and Compensation Comparison By Gender / Other IT / Hong Kong

Salary comparison by gender Hong Kong Other IT 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 Other IT in Hong Kong, the average difference between the salary of male and female employees is 5%.

37,200 HKD
35,300 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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Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage / Other IT / Hong Kong

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

Professionals working in Other IT in Hong Kong are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 5% every 30 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Hong Kong Other IT
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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 / Other IT / Hong Kong

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Hong Kong Other IT
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65% of surveyed staff in Other IT reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 35% 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 / Other IT / Hong Kong

210 HKD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Other IT in Hong Kong is 210 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 Other IT in Hong Kong is 140 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 Other IT in Hong Kong?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 34,500 HKD and 37,900 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 Other IT in Hong Kong ranges from 24,000 HKD to 30,400 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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