Hong Kong Minimum Hourly Wages  2011-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Minimum Wages in Hong Kong increased to 32.50 HKD/Hour in May of 2015 from 30 HKD/Hour in May of 2014. Minimum Wages in Hong Kong averaged 30.79 HKD/Hour from 2011 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 34.50 HKD/Hour in May of 2017 and a record low of 28 HKD/Hour in May of 2012.

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Hong Kong Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.20 3.20 8.50 1.00 percent [+]
Employed Persons 3816.70 3822.40 3831.10 2370.60 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 127.20 125.00 307.70 24.90 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 61.10 61.20 66.50 59.50 percent [+]
Labour Costs 141.70 134.60 154.60 12.30 Index Points [+]
Productivity 155.20 153.70 155.20 99.40 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 67141.00 69341.00 127765.00 15919.00 [+]
Wages 15451.00 15447.00 15451.00 10382.00 HKD/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 206.80 206.60 206.80 141.80 Index Points [+]
Minimum Wages 34.50 32.50 34.50 28.00 HKD/Hour [+]
Population 7.37 7.30 7.37 3.08 Million [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 5.40 5.40 10.40 1.90 percent [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.00 65.00 65.00 60.00 [+]
Retirement Age Women 65.00 65.00 65.00 60.00 [+]


Hong Kong Minimum Hourly Wages Notes

In Hong Kong, minimum wage refers to the lowest hourly gross wage and do not include meal breaks or rest days. It was proposed in 2010, approved in 2011 and came into effect in May 2011. Prior to this, there was a fixed minimum monthly wage for foreign domestic workers (HKD 3740). In January 2015, it was announced that the minimum hourly wage would increase to HDK 32.5 per hour and will come into effect on May 1, 2015. In 2015, approximately 150,000 workers earn less than HKD 32.5 per hour. This page provides - Hong Kong Minimum Wages- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Hong Kong Minimum Hourly Wages - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
34.50 32.50 34.50 28.00 2011 - 2017 HKD/Hour



minimum wages by Country

Last
Australia 672.70 Jan/17
Brazil 937.00 May/17
Canada 11.40 Jan/17
China 2300.00 Apr/17
France 1480.27 Jun/17
Germany 8.84 Jan/17
Indonesia 3.35 Jan/17
Japan 823.00 Dec/17
Mexico 80.04 Apr/17
Netherlands 1551.60 Jun/17
Russia 7500.00 Jan/17
South Korea 6470.00 Jan/17
Spain 825.65 Jun/17
Turkey 1777.50 Jan/17
United Kingdom 7.50 Apr/17
United States 7.25 Dec/17