Hong Kong Pay Scale 2019: 8 Major Industries


Am I underpaid? What should I put for expected salary? Is the offer I'm getting on par with, or better than, the industry standard?

SCMP warned Hong Kong workers that their real pay raise in 2019 will be one of the lowest amongst Asian cities. While Hong Kong employees are looking at a salary increase of 4%, their real salary increase is only 1.9% after taking into account inflation. The report quoted by SCMP ranked Hong Kong’s salary increment the 15th amongst 20 surveyed countries and cities, putting us behind Shanghai and Singapore.

To give you an idea of how much you should be getting paid in 2019, we’ve taken a look at 2019 salary guide recently released by a recruitment consulting firm. Here is the average salary for the 8 major industries in Hong Kong.

1. Information Technology


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2. Marketing


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3. PR / Communications / Events


PR pay trends based on seniority

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4. Sales


Sales pay trends if you have worked in sales for over 3 years

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5. Accounting


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6. Compliance


Compliance pay trends based on seniority

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7. Financial Services


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8. Supply Chain


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Sophia Wong

Brand and Marketing Strategist in Hong Kong, writes about career, job hunting and interview tips.

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