Poor pay in Hong Kong

15 April 2015

Workers in Hong Kong's leather industry are among the lowest paid in the city, according to China's national statistical office.


The lowest hourly net pay of $17.38 was reported in the clothing and textiles industry, followed closely by the leather industry with an hourly net wage of $17.46. The security services sector was marginally better with $17.53.


The highest net hourly wage was reported from the air transport sector, with $58.29, followed by the advertisement industry and market research with $54.36, and then the IT sector, with $50.07.


The average hourly net pay in January 2015 was $32.55, an increase of 3.1% from December and 6.1% from the same period in 2014. The average gross hourly pay in January was $45.77, up 3% from December and 3.8% from January 2014.

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