“IT人”曾經是高收入精英的代名詞，但在2000年的科網泡沫爆破後，在香港有“ Lo（撈）tech 好過 Hi Tech“一說，人人一聽到“IT人”如見鬼魅。
香港 Programmers收入 ：
HK $15,000 – $80,000 每月, 即大約 US $23,000 – $120,000一年
8% of 受訪 programmers年收入 US $59,000 – $79,000
大部份Programmers年收入：$80,000 – $130,000.
香港月收入：HK $15,000 – $60,000 即大約 US $23,000 – $93,000 年收入.
矽谷大部份年收入：US $60,000 – $120,000
While finding quality engineers in Hong Kong is a common complaint, the war for talent in established ecosystems like Silicon Valley is just as present. In fact, some tech companies like Facebook and Airbnb have been recruiting interns straight out of high school.
Earlier this year, the founder of a successful enterprise tech startup shared the ludicrous but true story of their efforts to lure a programmer from Google with US $500,000 annual salary as bait. Turns out, the engineer turned down the generous offer because he was already making $3 million in cash and restricted stock units (what are RSU’s?).
While most startups wouldn’t be able to front half a million dollars to entice top programmers –it sparks the thought: how do startup salaries in Hong Kong stack up when compared with Silicon Valley?
We spoke to Hong Kong startups ranging from seed to Series B funding levels. Without revealing who they are, we wanted to compare their salary ranges for developers and designers (ranging from junior to master level) with data from AngelList to see if there really is a salary gap between the East and the West.
Here’s what we found:
In Hong Kong, programmers receive a salary range of HK $15,000 – $80,000 per month, which works out to about US $23,000 – $120,000 a year.
Pitting this against Silicon Valley salaries, less than 8% of surveyed programmers are compensated within the > US $59,000 – $79,000 a year, while the majority is paid $80,000 – $130,000.
As for designers, Hong Kong startups will pay a salary range of HK $15,000 – $60,000 per month, which works out to about US $23,000 – $93,000 a year.
When compared with Silicon Valley, designers in the Bay Area are paid a range of US $60,000 – $120,000 a year, with less than 4% of the surveyed compensated less than $59,000.
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