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Salary Report 2023

Job Seeker Salary Report 2023

After numerous challenges, how do salaries and bonuses fare? What is the general future employment outlook? Consolidating shared information of 3,797 employees, JobsDB presents the Job Seeker Salary Report 2023, with salary indices and trends in the job market.

Job Seeker Salary Report 2023 Key Findings

1. As of 1 March 2023, full-time employees had an average salary increase of 4.1%, the highest increase within these 3 years.
2. Among the 3,797 people survey, 61% of full-time employee received a pay rise, which is a significant increase from 53% last year.
3. The three job functions that saw the most pay rise are: Analytics (+9.7%), Digital Marketing, E-commerce & Social Media (+7.3%), and Information Technology (+6.6%).
4. 76% of respondents received a bonus or double pay, reaching a four-year high with a 4% increase from last year.
5. 80% of respondents are open to new opportunities, indicating an increase of 4% from last year.
6. 94% of the respondents have been increasingly stressed, even in the post-pandemic period.
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Salary trend according to the Job Seeker Salary Report 2023

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Respondents’ employment outlook for Hong Kong in 2023:


80% 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:

Food & Beverage
Retail Sales
Digital Marketing, E-Commerce & Social Media
Transportation & Logistics
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Extra: Employees’ inclination to work overseas

Even though almost half of respondents would consider working long term in the coming two years, there is a decreasing trend compared to last year.

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, 94% chose Asia Pacific. The five most popular work destinations are: Australia (45%), United Kingdom (43%), Singapore (34%), Canada (27%) and China (24%).

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