The pay hike is across the board.
Hong Kong employees' median monthly wage rose across the board last year for the benchmark period of May-June, the Census & Statistics Department announced in its 2016 Annual Earnings & Hours Survey.
The median monthly wage was $16,200, up 4.1% over a year earlier, and higher for both male and female employees and for all age groups, educational attainments, occupational groups and industry sections.
The median hourly wage was $65.4, up 4% year-on-year. The median hourly wage for male employees was $73.5, while that for female employees was $58.5.
Analysed by age group, the median hourly wage of employees aged 35 to 44 was highest at $75.5, followed by those aged 25 to 34 at $67.6.
Government employees, student interns, and live-in domestic workers were not included in the survey.
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