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2022 Hong Kong SAR Salary Guide

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Key insights for Hong Kong SAR in 2022...

On the move...

 

of Hong Kong SAR professionals are considering a career move in the next 6-12 months.

Don’t delay your hire...

 

of Hong Kong SAR professionals have declined a job offer because the hiring process was too long.

Communicate retention strategies...

 

of Hong Kong SAR professionals don’t know what their employer is doing to try and retain them.

Higher bases, bonuses and equity

25-50% salary inflation in 2022 in some cases.

“We expect to continue to see high levels of salary inflation across most sectors in 2022. Increments are ranging from between 25-50% in some cases.”

Robert Sheffield | Managing Director, Greater China
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All findings taken from our 'Global Hiring Realities' survey conducted in October 2021

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Key insights for Hong Kong SAR in 2022...

On the move...

 

of Hong Kong SAR professionals are considering a career move in the next 6-12 months.

Don’t delay your hire...

 

of Hong Kong SAR professionals have declined a job offer because the hiring process was too long.

Communicate retention strategies...

 

of Hong Kong SAR professionals don’t know what their employer is doing to try and retain them.

Higher bases, bonuses and equity

25-50% salary inflation in 2022 in some cases.

“We expect to continue to see high levels of salary inflation across most sectors in 2022. Increments are ranging from between 25-50% in some cases.”

Robert Sheffield | Managing Director, Greater China
CALCULATE 2022 SALARIES

All findings taken from our 'Global Hiring Realities' survey conducted in October 2021

Download Your Salary Guide For 2022

View all salaries across professional services industries. Benchmark what you could be earning.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Salary packaging is also known as salary sacrifice. Salary packaging is when you and your employer agree to 'package' your salary into income and benefits. For example, instead of receiving a salary of $100,000 you can choose to receive $90,000 as income and the remaining $10,000 could be used for a car for example.

This means your overall take-home salary is less which in turn means you will be taxed less. For more information we recommend you speak to your tax agent as they are best equipped to provide guidance.

A salary sacrifice (or sometimes referred to as 'salary packaging' or 'total remuneration packaging') is when you and your employer agree to 'package' your salary into income and benefits.

For example, instead of receiving a salary of $100,000 you can choose to receive $90,000 as income and the remaining $10,000 could be used for a car for example. This means your overall take-home salary is less which in turn means you will be taxed less. For more information we recommend you speak to your tax agent as they are best equipped to provide guidance.

Step 1

Add together your permanent annual salary (for example $100,000) with the monetary equivalent of the benefits you receive each year (for example $3,000).

$100,000 + $3,000

Step 2

Divide that annual worth by how many days you work in a year. On average, contractors will work 230 days in a year. So you divide the total of your permanent salary + monetary equivalent of benefits by those 230 days.

($100,000 + $3,000) ÷ 230 = $447.83 per day

Step 3

Contractors can typically demand a higher salary - the figure is roughly reported as being 15% more in comparison to a permanent employee.

$447.83 x 115% = $515 (daily contractor rate)

Step 4

Multiply your daily rate by the number of days worked in a year.

The final step in the calculation is to simply multiply that figure ($515) by the number of days worked in an average year (230).

$515 x 230 = $118,450

In this example, $515 per day equates to on an annual basis of $118,450 - significantly more than your permanent position of $100,000 base salary

The average Salary in Hong Kong SAR is $18,400

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