Scope and Methodology

The aim of this survey is to collect information on the pay trend of full-time salaried employees working in different business sectors in Hong Kong between 2014 and 2015. Besides, information on various types of benefits was also collected for analysis. These findings will help companies make informed hiring decisions and provide useful data on pay/benefits adjustment.

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The survey covered 99 companies from 20 business sectors. Only full-time salaried employees working in Hong Kong were surveyed. Expatriates, part-time and temporary employees were excluded. Among the surveyed companies, 63% of the companies employ less than 50 staff, 17% employ 50-100 staff, 8% employ 101-200 staff, 7% employ 201-500 staff, and 5% employ more than 500 staff.

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Basic monthly salary (excluding any bonuses, but including commission) of surveyed companies as at 1 September 2014 was recorded and predicted adjustment of basic monthly salary in 2015 was captured. The compensation and benefits in 2014 and 2015 were also surveyed.

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The survey was conducted through an online questionnaire. Companies were invited to fill in the questionnaire through email from 27 October to 19 November 2014. 

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Surveyed companies were requested to provide data of basic monthly salary of each job position in 2014, predicted salary adjustment of each job position in 2015 and compensation and/or benefits provided.

The data was analyzed to determine the “average”, “median”, “25th percentile”, “75th percentile”, or “percentage” for basic monthly salary, predicted salary adjustment, annual leave, performance bonus and double pay. For other compensation or benefits, “percentage” was to be determined.

Separate analyses were carried out by grouping the surveyed companies according to their business sector or size, or grouping job positions according to job functions.

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