Minimum Wages in Hong Kong remained unchanged at 37.50 HKD/Hour in 2021 from 37.50 HKD/Hour in 2020. source: Labour Department of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Minimum Wages in Hong Kong averaged 32.95 HKD/Hour from 2011 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 37.50 HKD/Hour in 2019 and a record low of 28 HKD/Hour in 2012. This page provides - Hong Kong Minimum Wages- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Hong Kong Minimum Hourly Wages - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on April of 2021.

Minimum Wages in Hong Kong is expected to reach 40.50 HKD/Hour by the end of 2021, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Hong Kong Minimum Hourly Wages is projected to trend around 40.50 HKD/Hour in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Hong Kong  Minimum Hourly Wages

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
37.50 37.50 37.50 28.00 2011 - 2021 HKD/Hour Yearly

Hong Kong Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 7.20 7.00 8.50 1.00 percent [+]
Employed Persons 3610.10 3630.60 3882.40 2370.60 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 261.60 253.30 307.70 24.90 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 59.50 59.50 66.50 57.70 percent [+]
Productivity 106.40 107.10 107.10 63.40 points [+]
Job Vacancies 35056.00 38913.00 127765.00 15919.00 [+]
Wages 16884.00 17146.00 17304.00 10382.00 HKD/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 15354.00 15676.00 15772.00 7611.00 HKD/Month [+]
Minimum Wages 37.50 37.50 37.50 28.00 HKD/Hour [+]
Population 7.47 7.50 7.50 3.08 Million [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.00 65.00 65.00 60.00 [+]
Retirement Age Women 65.00 65.00 65.00 60.00 [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.60 10.70 12.10 1.90 percent [+]


Hong Kong Minimum Hourly Wages
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).