The 2017 Digital Salary Benchmark for Hong Kong

Insights into the Hong Kong digital market for 2017 and a full digital salary benchmark…

Hong Kong’s position as a hub for digital and creative-related industries is now stronger than ever – offering a wide range of exciting opportunities for locals and overseas talent. As with all countries in 2017, supply and demand remain an issue with the fast changing markets requiring brand new positions and unique digital hybrids. The technology industry looks set to continue to boom into 2017  with the tech start-up ecosystem going from strength to strength. Meanwhile, the Government remain highly supportive of new creative enterprises through its CreateHK initiatives meaning creative too, will continue to grow.

The benchmarks set in 2016 remain relatively unchanged as we move into 2017. However, employment marketplace is changing and diversifying. Network agencies are competing against small specialist shops for business domestically and smaller independent agencies are thriving, consulting firms are aggressively acquiring agency businesses to diversify their own models and enterprise is transforming and bringing digital skill sets in-house to manage the change. This creates fierce competition for talent and threatens to further widen the pay ranges across core digital disciplines. Hong Kong’s job market will continue to grapple with skill shortages in 2017 as the business landscape evolves.

We talk to our clients and candidates on a daily basis and know that any salary listed on a job spec or on our benchmark is negotiable. There are a number of variables to take into account from skill-set to type and size of company, number of years’ service, but also on time spent working in Hong Kong and on regional projects.

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To compare Hong Kong salaries in 2017 with those in 2016, click here:

 

Creative

HK Dollars ($), Full Time Salary (calc. monthly)

  • Executive Creative Director

    $100K

  • Senior Creative Director

    $80K - 100K

  • Creative Director

    $55K - 80K

  • Associate Creative Director

    $40K - 55K

  • Design Director

    $60K - 90K

  • Creative Technologist

    $50K - 70K

  • Senior Art Director

    $30K - 50K

  • Mid-weight Art Director

    $22K - 30K

  • Junior Art Director

    $16K - 22K

  • Senior Copywriter

    $30K - 45K

  • Mid-weight Copywriter

    $20K - 30K

  • Junior Copywriter

    $15K - 20K

  • Senior Designer

    $30K - 45K

  • Mid-weight Designer

    $20K - 30K

  • Junior Designer

    $15K - 20K

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Client Services

  • Managing Director

    $130K+

  • General Manager

    $90K - 120K

  • Client Services Director

    $75K - 90K

  • Business Director

    $65K - 80K

  • Group Account Director

    $55K - 65K

  • Senior Account Director

    $45K - 55K

  • Account Director

    $35K - 45K

  • Associate Account Director

    $30K - 35K

  • Account Manager

    $22K - 30K

  • Account Executive

    $16K - 22K

  • Chief Marketing Officer

    $120K+

  • Marketing Director

    $80K - 130K

  • Head of Ecommerce

    $75K - 110K

  • Digital Senior Marketing Manager

    $50K - 75K

  • Digital Marketing Manager

    $35K - 55K

  • Digital Asst. Marketing Manager

    $25K - 36K

  • Digital Senior Marketing Exec.

    $20K - 28K

  • Digital Marketing Executive

    $15K - 20K

  • Product Director

    $75K+

  • Senior Product Manager

    $55K - 75K

  • Product Manager

    $40K - 55K

  • Business Analyst (Web)

    $50K - 65K

  • Web Content Manager

    $35K - 45K

  • Web Content Editor/Producer

    $25K - 35K

  • Social Media/Community Manager

    $25K - 35K

  • Digital Analytics Director

    $55K - 85K

  • Web Analytics Manager

    $35K - 55K

  • Web Analytics Executive

    $25K - 35K

  • Senior Data Analyst

    $45K - 55K

  • Data Analyst

    $35K - 45K

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Project Management / Production

  • Operations Director

    $90K+

  • Data Analyst

    $80K+

  • Project Director

    $65K - 75K+

  • Senior Project Manager

    $40K - 48K

  • Project Manager

    $30K - 35K

  • Junior Project Manager

    $18K - 22K

  • Senior Resource/Traffic Manager/Director

    $18K - 22K

  • Resource / Traffic Manager

    $40K - 45K

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Strategy

  • Head of Planning/Strategy

    $90K - 120K

  • Planning/Strategy Director

    $75K - 85K

  • Senior Planner/Strategist

    $35K - 45K

  • Planner/Strategist

    $25K - 35K

  • Research Analyst/Junior Planner

    $18K - 22K

Performance Marketing

  • SEO Manager

    $35K - 48K

  • SEO Executive

    $22K - 30K

  • SEM Search Manager

    $33K - 50K

  • SEM Executive

    $22K - 30K

  • Head of Social

    $65K - 80K

  • Senior Social Strategist

    $45K - 60K

  • Social Strategist

    $30K - 45K

  • Senior Content Strategist

    $60K - 70K

  • Content Strategist

    $45K - 60K

  • Senior Community Manager

    $30K - 45K

  • Community Manager

    $25K - 35K

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Technology

  • CTO

    $80K+

  • Technical Director

    $60K - 80K

  • Technical Lead

    $45K - 60K

  • Mobile Application Lead

    $35K - 50K

  • Senior Mobile App Developer

    $25K - 35K

  • Mobile Application Developer

    $18K - 25K

  • Senior Java Developer

    $40K - 50K

  • Java Developer

    $30K - 40K

  • Senior Front End Developer

    $25K - 45K

  • Front End Developer

    $18K - 25K

  • Senior Back End Developer

    $25K - 45K

  • Back End Developer

    $18K - 25K

  • Full-stack Developer

    $25K - 50K

  • QA Lead

    $35K - 60K

  • QA Analyst/Engineer

    $25K - 35K

  • QA tester

    $18K - 25K

  • DevOps Engineer

    $30K - 50K

  • System Administrator

    $25K - 35K

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User Experience

  • Director of User Experience

    $90K+

  • Head of Experience Design

    $65K - 90K

  • Lead Experience Designer

    $50K - 65K

  • Senior Experience Designer

    $40K - 50K

  • Mid-weight Experience Designer

    $30K - 40K

  • Junior Experience Designer

    $20K - 30K

  • Service/Business Design Lead

    $50K - 70K

  • Senior Service/Business Designer

    $40K - 50K

  • Service/Business Designer

    $30K - 40K

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