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The Hong Kong workforce (excluding domestic helpers) earned a median monthly income of HK$18,700 across all jobs, HK$300 less than the preceding quarter, according to the Hong Kong Census and Statistics Department’s latest quarterly report on General Household Survey.

Overall, there was a surge in the size of the labour force, from last year’s 3,969.4 million to 3,985 million. The median monthly household income was HK$28,500, HK$500 less than the first quarter.

The median usual hours worked per week (excluding domestic helpers) was 43 hours, which is more than eight hours per weekday. Meanwhile, 15% of people worked over 60 hours or above per week.

The industries with the longest working hours are retail, accommodation and food services (48 hours), followed by public administration, social and personal services, and manufacturing (45 hours).

The International Labour Organisation suggested the maximum weekly working hours should be 40 hours or less.

Here is a table of the Hong Kong workforce’s median monthly salary:

By age

By industry

By occupation

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