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Hong Kong Salary Indications 2010

by on April 1, 2010

We have recently completed out salary surveys to help candidates get a feel for just where firms stand in terms of their compensation packages.  Below is a brief summary of the difference between local Hong Kong firms and international firm pay packages.  The data is reflects level of qualification, the salary range and the average salary in HKD per month.  For the full report, please visit us at Law Alliance.

Local Firms:

Newly qualified (2009): 45,500 – 65,000: 45,250

1 year qualified (2008): 54,000 – 63,000: 58,500

2 years qualified (2007): 57,600 – 72,000: 64,800

3 years qualified (2006): 58,050 – 76,500: 67,200

4 years qualified (2005): 66,600 – 99,000: 82,800

5 years qualified (2004): 67,500 – 99,000: 83,200

6 years qualified (2003): 72,450 – 99,450: 86,000

7+ years qualified (2002): 81,000 – 112,950: 97,000

Consultant 87,750 – 162,000: 125,000

Salaried Partner 100,000+: 100,000+

International Firms:

Newly qualified (2009): 52,000 – 73,300: 62,600

1 year qualified (2008): 65,000 – 80,000: 72,500

2 years qualified (2007): 71,000 – 90,900: 80,900

3 years qualified (2006): 71,500 – 95,000: 83,250

4 years qualified (2005): 83,000 – 120,000: 101,500

5 years qualified (2004): 86,000 – 120,000: 103,000

6 years qualified (2003): 90,000 – 124,600: 107,300

7+ years qualified (2002): 100,000 – 143,000: 121,500

Consultant: 111,000 – 200,000: 155,500

Salaried Partner: 175,000+: 175,000+

Of course, there is always some room for negotiation and certain skill sets can attract higher offers, but hopefully this will help you to gauge where you stand and what you can and should expect from a new engagement in the coming year.

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