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Salary Report 2022

Job Seeker Salary Report 2022

In the midst of numerous challenges, how do salaries and bonuses fare? What is the general future employment outlook? Consolidating shared information of over 3,600 employees, JobsDB presents the Job Seeker Salary Report 2022, with salary indices and trends in the job market.

Job Seeker Salary Report 2022 Key Findings

1. As of 1 March 2022, full-time employees had an average salary increase of 3.2%, a 2.8% increase from last year.
2. Among the 3,632 people surveyed, 53% of full-time employees received a pay rise, 41% had their salary unchanged, and 6% said they had a salary cut.
3. The three job functions that saw the most pay rise are: Analytics (+7.3%), Digital Marketing, E-Commerce & Social Media (+6.4%), and Public Relations & Corporate Affairs (+6.1%).
4. Employees in these three job functions experienced a pay cut: Retail Sales (-4.8%), Food & Beverage (-1.1%), and Corporate Sales and Business Development (-0.2%).
5. 72% of employees received an average of 1.4 months of bonus. The three job functions that distributed the most bonuses are: Banking, Insurance, and Finance.
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Respondents’ employment outlook for Hong Kong in 2022:

Negative
Neutral
Positive

76% of respondents are open-minded about the possibility of changing jobs in the coming three months. Here are the five job functions with most people looking to change jobs:

54%
Hospitality / Tourism
43%
Marketing / Branding
42%
Food & Beverage
39%
Manufacturing
37%
Retail Sales
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Extra: Employees’ inclination to work overseas

Almost half of respondents would consider working long term in the coming two years.

Note: The definition of “long term” is to stay in the same job or position for one year or more.
Five most popular overseas work destinations

Among those who will consider working overseas, 93% chose Asia Pacific. The five most popular work destinations are: the United Kingdom (47%), Australia (42%), Singapore (30%), Taiwan (29%), and China (28%).

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