5 High-paying Jobs in Hong Kong for Expats

While many expats continue to work remotely during the pandemic, Hong Kong remains to be one of Asia’s thriving business hubs for foreigners. 

Borders remain closed to non-residents, however foreign workers can still enter Hong Kong once their work visas are approved. New arrivals will need to complete the mandatory 14-day quarantine.

For those curious to know, here are 10 jobs that pay well for foreigners:

1. Chairpersons, Director and Team Managers

Top executive positions across all industries have the highest salaries, of course. These jobs are complex roles that require experience, knowledge and high-level skills to handle all the responsibilities. Salary can be up to HK$ 3,000,000 or higher.

2. Marketing Managers

Directors and positions in digital marketing, in particular, have great promise as a job in Hong Kong. Businesses see the need for digital presence and engagement with local and global audiences. Expats offer the type of perspective an international campaign needs.

3. E-commerce Expert

The use of online channels for sales has spiked over the last five years. This has also opened a bulk of job opportunities for foreigners with knowledge in the e-commerce industry–from creating sales funnels, email marketing, advertising, and market research.

4. Auditors and Accountants

An early career accountant with one to four years of experience is paid an average annual compensation of HK$259,700. Accountants perform financial calculations for companies in a wide variety of fields. 

On the other hand, an auditor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of HK$265,000.

5. Chefs

Hong Kong has an immensely diverse food culture with world-class hotels that are in need of kitchen staff, sous and head chefs to manage a high-pressure environment. Some companies have multiple store locations that can often mean handling all their operations. A mid-career Sous Chef with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of HK$311,538. Executive chefs get paid an average of HK$600,000 annually.

Other jobs worth mentioning:

– English teachers
– General Counsel
– Talent Acquisition/HR
– IT & Data Analysts
– Finance and Banking

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