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Are you underpaid? Hong Kong salary checklist 2018

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HR professionals in Hong Kong can expect much of the same in 2018 according to Robert Walter’s annual salary survey as the HR market remained stagnant in 2017 and replacement hiring to fill vacancies accounted for most of the hiring in the sector.  Only a few industries were looking to expand their HR teams such as multinational insurance providers who hired specialists in employee relations, diversity and inclusion and leadership.

Businesses are increasingly hiring for short-term projects especially in HR and financial services where candidates are taking on contract roles in order to gain experience or technical knowledge. Contract hiring instead of filling permanent roles looks to be a popular trend in the HR industry and likely to become the norm in the future.

HR practitioners can expect very little in terms of increases and in some cases, salaries are projected to get less in 2018.

Commerce and Industry

Job title 2017 (HK$) 2018 (HK$)
 Permanent                                    (salary per annum HKD$)
HR director 1.o – 1.5m 1.0 – 1.5m
Head of compensation & benefits 1.2 – 1.7m 800k – 1.5m
HR manager 600 – 900k 550 – 800k
Organisational development manager 700k – 1.1m 600k – 1.0m
Payroll manager 500 – 780k 420 – 600k
Recruitment manager 400 – 700k 450 – 750k
Shared services manager 480 – 750k 480 – 650k
Training & development manager 500 – 840k 480 – 700k
HR generalist (non managerial) 350 – 550k 360 – 500k
Recruitment specialist 300 – 540k 300 – 400k
Payroll specialist 300 – 450k 336 – 420k
HRIS Analyst 250 – 400k 300 – 400k
C&B Officer/Specialist 240 – 400k 300 – 400k

Commerce and Industry

Job title 2017 (HK$) 2018 (HK$)
 Contract                                         (salary per month HKD$)
HR director 90 – 110k 90 – 110k
Head of compensation & benefits 95 – 120k 95 – 120k
HR manager 35 – 55k 35 – 55k
Organisational development manager 45k – 72k 45k – 80k
Payroll manager 40 – 75k 40 – 75k
Recruitment manager 50 – 80k 50 – 85k
Shared services manager 45 – 80k 45 – 80k
Training & development manager 45 – 65k 45 – 70k
HR generalist (non managerial) 28 – 48k 280 – 50k
Recruitment specialist 35 – 65k 35 – 70k
Payroll specialist 30 – 55k 30 – 58k
HRIS Analyst 20 – 35k 20 – 40k
C&B Officer/Specialist 15 – 28k 15 – 30k

Financial Services

Job title 2017 (HK$) 2018 (HK$)
 Permanent                                    (salary per annum HKD$)
HR director 1.2 – 1.8m 1.2 – 1.5m
Head of compensation & benefits 1.2 – 1.8m 1.2 – 1.5m
HR manager 600 – 900k 6000 – 900k
HRIS manger 60k – 850k 550 – 700k
Organisational development manager 800k – 1.3m 800k – 1.2m
Shared services manager 600 – 960k 600 – 900k
Training & development manager 600k – 1.0m 600 – 900k
HR generalist (non managerial) 420 – 540k 420 – 550k
Payroll specialist 300 – 450k 300 – 500k
Recruitment specialist 300 – 500k 360 – 550k

Financial Services

Job title 2017 (HK$) 2018 (HK$)
 Contract                                          (salary per month HKD$)
HR director 100 – 125k 110 – 130k
Head of compensation & benefits 115 – 140k 115 – 140k
HR manager 45 – 85k 45 – 85k
HRIS manger 55 – 85k 55 – 90k
Organisational development manager 50 – 85k 50 – 95k
Shared services manager 50 – 80k 50 – 80k
Training & development manager 65 – 85k 65 – 85k
HR generalist (non managerial) 30 – 58k 30 – 60k
Payroll specialist 35 – 50k 35 – 50k
Recruitment specialist 30 – 65k 30 – 70k

See what other jobs are earning below.

Financial services permanent salary per annum

Job title 2017 (HK$) 2018 (HK$)
Head of Corporate Communications 1.5-2.5m 1.5-2.5m
Head of Corporate Access 1.5-2.5m 1.5-2.5m
Head of Events 1.3-1.7m 1.2-1.5m
Head of Internal Communications 1.3-1.7m 1.2-1.5m
Head of Marketing 1.5-2.5m 1.5-2.5m
Media Relations Director 1.3-1.6m 1.2-1.8m
Digital Director 1.2-1.5m 1.2-1.8m
Corporate Communications Manager 720k-1.0m 720k-1.0m
Digital Marketing Manager 700k-1.1m 700k-1.1m
Events Manager 500-800k 500-800k
Internal Communications Manager 600-950k 600-900k
Marketing Communications Manager 600-950k 600-850k
Marketing Manager 500k-1.0m 500-750k
Media Relations Manager 720k-1.2m 720k-1.0m
Product Development Manager 800k-1.3m 800-1.3m
Media Relations Executive 420-500k 420-500k

IT&T permanent salary per annum

Job title 2017 (HK$) 2018 (HK$)
General Manager 1.6-2.3m 1.6-2.3m
Account Director 1.0-1.4m 1.0-1.4m
Carrier Sales Director 1.1-1.6m 1.1-1.4m
Marketing Director 1.0-1.5m 1.0-1.5m
Sales Director 1.0-1.5m 1.1-1.5m
Account Manager 720-900k 720-900k
Alliances Manager 720-1.1m 800k-1.1m
Business Development Manager 700k-1.2m 700k-1.0m
Channel Manager 700k-1.1m 700k-1.1m
Digital Marketing Manager 700k-1.2m 800k-1.0m
Marketing Manager 600k-1.0m 600-900k
Sales Manager 700k-1.3m 700-1.0m

Consumer markets permanent salary per annum

Job title 2017 (HK$) 2018 (HK$)
Sales Director 1.0-1.7m 1.1-1.6m
General Manager 1.2-2.0m 1.2-2.0m
Brand Director 1.1-1.6m 1.1-1.5m
Marketing Director 1.2-1.7m 1.2-1.5m
Retail Operations Director 1.0-1.5m 1.0-1.4m
Key Account Manager 600k-1.0m 600-800k
Area Sales Manager 600k-1.0m 600-900k
Brand Manager 600k-1.0m 600-900k
Marketing Manager 420-900k 420-720k
Visual Merchandising Manager 500-800k 500-800k
PR Manager 600-900k 600-900k
Content Marketing Manager 500-750k 480-600k
E-commerce Manager 500-650k 480-600k

Sales & Marketing contract salary per month

Job title 2017 (HK$) 2018 (HK$)
Financial Services
Corporate Communications Manager 55-80k 50-80k
Events Manager 45-60k 45-60k
Internal Communications Manager 48-70k 45-70k
Marketing Manager 45-55k 45-55k
Events Executive 20-40k 20-45k
Internal Communications Executive 30-38k 35-45k
Marketing Executive 23-35k 25-38k
Roadshow Executive 25-35k 28-40k
FMCG
Brand Manager 40-60k 35-60k
Marketing Manager 35-45k 35-48k
IT&T
Marketing Manager 35-55k 35-55k
Marketing Executive 28-40k 25-40k
Retail
Brand Manager 40-58k 40-58k
Marketing Manager 35-45k 35-45k

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