Law Salary in Hong Kong

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Average gross salary for Law GROSS SALARY
HKD 660,004
Average gorss salary (USD) for Law GROSS SALARY (USD)
US$ 84,984
Average net salary for Law NET SALARY
HKD 564,593
The most typical salary for Law MOST TYPICAL GROSS
HKD 330,333
  Updated: 26 Feb 2019   Diff. gross vs. net: 14%
  Salary entries: 25

Law Earnings in Hong Kong

Average salary for Law in Hong Kong is HKD 660,004 (Gross). All data are based on our survey (25 individual salary entries). Average take home earning is HKD 564,593 (Net). The most typical salary is HKD 330,333 (Gross).

Earning percentages

Percentage of people earn this salary or more
8 % HKD 1,533,620
12 % HKD 1,300,000
24 % HKD 1,000,000
60 % HKD 496,666
84 % HKD 330,333
96 % HKD 180,000
100 % HKD 120,000

Earning by careers

Career Avg. gross salary (USD) Salary entries
Lawyer HKD 832,000 US$ 107,273 05
Paralegal HKD 615,333 US$ 79,206 03
Corporate Counsel Lawyer HKD 588,500 US$ 75,731 02
Government Counsel Lawyer HKD 1,533,620 US$ 196,962 01
Law Firm Administrator HKD 640,000 US$ 82,195 01
Public Interest Lawyer HKD 582,000 US$ 75,055 01
Legal Secretary HKD 330,000 US$ 42,382 01

Earning by cities

City Avg. gross salary (USD) Salary entries
Hong Kong HKD 660,004 US$ 84,984 25

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Salary entries from individual employees for Law in Hong Kong

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LEGAL MANAGER


 Posted: 26 Feb 2019

Bachelors Degree, 8-12 years: "In house legal council."
Individual GROSS salary:
HKD 444,000
US$ 56,813

CORPORATE LEGAL COUNSEL


 Posted: 20 May 2018

Masters Degree, 4-8 years: "Compliance, contracts and in-house counsel."
Individual GROSS salary:
HKD 325,000
US$ 41,586

TRAINEE SOLICITOR


 Posted: 06 Nov 2017

Bachelors Degree, 0-1 year: "To provide legal support to the Trainee Supervisor and wider team. The Trainee Solicitor will experience six months in four different 'seats' for the duration of the 2 year training contract and develop in line with the SRA Professional Skills Standards."
Individual GROSS salary:
HKD 600,000
US$ 77,350

OTHER LAW CAREER


 Posted: 25 Feb 2016

Masters Degree, 8-12 years: "Assistant Company Secretary at the listed company."
Individual GROSS salary:
HKD 727,500
US$ 93,376

OTHER LAW CAREER


 Posted: 17 Jul 2015

Bachelors Degree education, 2-4 years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
HKD 800,000
US$ 103,187

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OTHER LAW CAREER


 Posted: 03 Oct 2014

Masters Degree education, 20+ years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
HKD 1,000,000
US$ 128,866

OTHER LAW CAREER


 Posted: 26 Aug 2014

High School education, 0-1 year of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
HKD 120,000
US$ 15,464

OTHER LAW CAREER


 Posted: 27 Jul 2014

Masters Degree education, 0-1 year of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
HKD 500,000
US$ 64,433

LAWYER


 Posted: 20 Jun 2014

Bachelors Degree education, 16-20 years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
HKD 1,000,000
US$ 128,866

OTHER LAW CAREER


 Posted: 29 Mar 2014

Masters Degree education, 8-12 years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
HKD 480,000
US$ 61,856

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  SALARY BY LEVEL   LAW   HONG KONG

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Salary levels Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
More US$ 257,931 HKD 2,000,000
01
195K US$ 196,962 HKD 1,533,620
01
165K US$ 167,650 HKD 1,300,000
01
125K US$ 128,899 HKD 1,000,000
03
105K US$ 106,531 HKD 826,000
02
95K US$ 93,376 HKD 727,500
01
85K US$ 82,195 HKD 640,000
01
75K US$ 76,203 HKD 591,000
02
65K US$ 63,929 HKD 496,666
03
55K US$ 53,327 HKD 414,666
03
45K US$ 42,373 HKD 330,333
03
35K US$ 33,530 HKD 260,000
01
25K US$ 23,213 HKD 180,000
02
15K US$ 15,464 HKD 120,000
01

  SALARY BY GENDER   LAW   HONG KONG

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Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
Men US$ 92,398 HKD 716,666 06
Women US$ 74,797 HKD 580,807 13
N/A US$ 99,640 HKD 774,936 06

  SALARY BY EDUCATION   LAW   HONG KONG

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Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
Doctorate Degree US$ 102,011 HKD 791,000 02
Masters Degree US$ 81,457 HKD 632,541 12
Bachelors Degree US$ 98,360 HKD 764,180 09
High School US$ 28,923 HKD 225,000 02

Law workers holding Doctorate Degree degrees enjoy the highest average gross salaries in Hong Kong. With an earned Doctorate Degree, they grosses HKD 791,000. While Law workers with High School education earn the least, with an average gross income of HKD 225,000. This is 252.70% lower of what Doctorate Degree degree holders earn.


  SALARY BY EXPERIENCE   LAW   HONG KONG

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Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
20+ Years US$ 100,071 HKD 776,666 03
16-20 Years US$ 128,866 HKD 1,000,000 01
12-16 Years US$ 78,625 HKD 611,000 02
8-12 Years US$ 115,331 HKD 897,024 05
4-8 Years US$ 48,050 HKD 373,750 04
2-4 Years US$ 109,624 HKD 850,000 04
1-2 Years US$ 109,875 HKD 852,000 01
0-1 Year US$ 44,207 HKD 343,200 05

Law workers in Hong Kong with more years of work experience outperform their counterparts with less experience. Workers with 16-20 Years of experience earn a gross average of HKD 1,000,000 compared to HKD 343,200 for their counterparts with 0-1 Year of experience. The difference between workers with 16-20 Years of experience and 0-1 Year is 191.51%.


  SALARY BY AGE   LAW   HONG KONG

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Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
51-56 US$ 128,966 HKD 1,000,000 01
45-50 US$ 128,866 HKD 1,000,000 01
39-44 US$ 84,216 HKD 654,750 02
33-38 US$ 66,460 HKD 516,250 04
27-32 US$ 67,385 HKD 523,200 05
22-26 US$ 86,659 HKD 672,000 05
16-21 US$ 64,433 HKD 500,000 01
N/A US$ 99,640 HKD 774,936 06
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  SALARY BY CAREER   LAW   HONG KONG

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# Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
1. Government Counsel Lawyer US$ 196,962 HKD 1,533,620 01
2. Lawyer US$ 107,273 HKD 832,000 05
3. Law Firm Administrator US$ 82,195 HKD 640,000 01
4. Paralegal US$ 79,206 HKD 615,333 03
5. Corporate Counsel Lawyer US$ 75,731 HKD 588,500 02
6. Public Interest Lawyer US$ 75,055 HKD 582,000 01
7. Other Law Career US$ 72,959 HKD 566,500 11
8. Legal Secretary US$ 42,382 HKD 330,000 01

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In Hong Kong economy, Government Counsel Lawyer is on the top list of highest earners, earning an average gross salary of HKD 1,533,620. Lawyer and Law Firm Administrator follow, earning HKD 832,000 and HKD 640,000, respectively. Legal Secretary earn a gross annual average of HKD 330,000, while Other Law Career earn HKD 566,500. The gap between the lowest and the highest paid careers is 364.73%.


  SALARY BY JOB TYPE   LAW   HONG KONG

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Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
Permanent US$ 88,250 HKD 685,460 22
Contract US$ 64,433 HKD 500,000 01
Self Employed US$ 103,187 HKD 800,000 01
Part Time US$ 15,464 HKD 120,000 01
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  SALARY BY CITY   LAW   HONG KONG

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# Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
1. Hong Kong Law in Hong Kong US$ 84,984 HKD 660,004 25

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  SALARY BY COUNTRY    LAW

# Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
1. United Kingdom United Kingdom Law in United Kingdom US$ 94,504 GBP 62,792 76
2. United States United States Law US$ 93,651 US$ 93,651 451
3. Germany Germany Law in Germany US$ 88,103 EUR 69,019 15
4. Hong Kong Hong Kong US$ 84,984 HKD 660,004 25
5. Singapore Singapore Law in Singapore US$ 84,715 SGD 112,658 25
6. Australia Australia Law in Australia US$ 82,925 AU$ 95,795 49
7. New Zealand New Zealand Law in New Zealand US$ 69,927 NZ$ 88,945 24
8. Mexico Mexico Law in Mexico US$ 68,679 MXN 1,125,492 08
9. Malaysia Malaysia Law in Malaysia US$ 36,086 MYR 129,036 144
10. Indonesia Indonesia Law in Indonesia US$ 29,836 IDR 377,989,655 29

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