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HK$
YearMonthAverage daily wages of workers engaged in Public Sector Construction Projects as reported by main contractors
General workers and labourersConcretorBricklayerDrainlayerMasonBar bender and fixer
2018 May 998.2 1,887.4 1,333.9 1,650.7 1,151.3 2,162.0
Jun 1,003.9 1,884.0 1,371.6 1,648.9 1,267.8 2,164.7
Jul 1,007.3 1,919.4 1,368.7 1,653.8 1,229.3 2,150.2
Aug 1,017.7 1,931.9 1,374.5 1,660.6 1,348.4 2,155.9
Sep 1,011.3 1,915.9 1,379.6 1,647.2 1,158.0 2,139.3
Oct 1,006.4 1,944.4 1,352.3 1,636.3 1,200.0 2,175.2
Nov 997.8 1,969.6 1,288.7 1,634.8 1,236.4 2,185.0
Dec 995.8 1,931.7 1,297.5 1,667.0 1,245.5 2,186.8
2019 Jan 990.2 1,941.6 1,278.9 1,696.9 1,118.3 2,216.2
Feb 980.5 1,938.4 1,306.9 1,672.1 1,384.0 2,237.7
Mar 982.4 1,978.1 1,277.7 1,693.3 1,375.0 2,219.3
Apr 976.7 1,983.9 1,335.8 1,697.1 1,137.5 2,270.6
May 978.1 1,995.6 1,305.1 1,670.4 1,288.2 2,288.8
Jun 970.2 1,938.9 1,252.8 1,705.7 1,060.0 2,303.5
Jul 971.3 1,975.8 1,178.0 1,699.3 1,431.5 2,304.1

HK$
YearMonthAverage daily wages of workers engaged in Public Sector Construction Projects as reported by main contractors
Metal workerGeneral welderCarpenter (formwork)JoinerPlumberConstruction plant mechanic
2018 May 1,291.9 1,376.8 1,869.8 1,294.6 1,435.6 1,353.0
Jun 1,287.6 1,387.3 1,865.1 1,274.5 1,416.9 1,335.2
Jul 1,287.0 1,398.1 1,863.9 1,281.2 1,429.5 1,286.4
Aug 1,274.2 1,409.2 1,867.6 1,298.1 1,431.0 1,288.3
Sep 1,292.6 1,419.7 1,893.7 1,301.9 1,429.7 1,280.5
Oct 1,282.1 1,416.4 1,893.0 1,301.4 1,415.2 1,273.6
Nov 1,272.4 1,408.8 1,912.3 1,301.3 1,418.7 1,270.7
Dec 1,255.1 1,405.1 1,922.8 1,313.4 1,388.8 1,239.4
2019 Jan 1,258.1 1,392.8 1,944.7 1,319.6 1,387.4 1,225.8
Feb 1,230.0 1,389.3 1,950.1 1,282.3 1,372.7 1,221.9
Mar 1,242.7 1,393.0 1,972.0 1,279.4 1,396.7 1,209.3
Apr 1,236.1 1,386.5 2,013.7 1,273.6 1,398.1 1,206.7
May 1,241.7 1,377.3 2,019.4 1,266.6 1,390.5 1,233.1
Jun 1,258.6 1,374.3 2,007.9 1,273.5 1,394.6 1,201.2
Jul 1,268.4 1,367.5 2,004.6 1,283.6 1,393.0 1,205.3

HK$
YearMonthAverage daily wages of workers engaged in Public Sector Construction Projects as reported by main contractors
PlastererGlazierPainter and decoratorPlant & equipment operator (load shifting)Truck driverRock-breaking driller
2018 May 1,336.1 1,327.9 1,221.4 1,244.3 914.6 1,696.9
Jun 1,344.1 1,351.7 1,245.9 1,249.9 914.2 1,805.5
Jul 1,334.6 1,364.0 1,237.4 1,244.9 909.0 1,809.9
Aug 1,341.2 1,415.1 1,236.3 1,247.0 906.8 1,730.8
Sep 1,354.0 1,461.9 1,226.9 1,234.1 873.8 1,739.7
Oct 1,341.0 1,453.2 1,205.4 1,241.9 887.6 1,684.5
Nov 1,334.7 1,470.2 1,188.2 1,246.1 889.8 1,710.9
Dec 1,309.9 1,481.9 1,176.1 1,241.9 891.4 1,641.7
2019 Jan 1,326.3 1,478.1 1,184.3 1,232.7 899.1 1,617.2
Feb 1,328.0 1,423.5 1,205.7 1,236.2 888.1 1,612.2
Mar 1,290.0 1,426.5 1,189.4 1,225.3 908.9 1,587.8
Apr 1,287.5 1,325.0 1,183.3 1,223.0 894.4 1,634.0
May 1,281.9 1,337.9 1,203.0 1,223.8 878.8 1,615.5
Jun 1,299.4 1,339.5 1,212.6 1,211.7 880.6 1,675.2
Jul 1,324.1 1,343.1 1,218.2 1,216.9 877.3 1,649.5

HK$
YearMonthAverage daily wages of workers engaged in Public Sector Construction Projects as reported by main contractors
Bamboo scaffolderStructural steel erectorDiverLevellerMarble worker
2018 May 1,886.2 1,563.3 2,281.6 1,339.1 1,376.2
Jun 1,886.9 1,473.8 2,308.9 1,344.8 1,253.5
Jul 1,880.6 1,528.0 2,353.1 1,328.4 1,319.4
Aug 1,865.4 1,469.5 2,350.3 1,318.8 1,158.5
Sep 1,855.9 1,536.9 2,361.4 1,322.8 1,261.9
Oct 1,782.1 1,496.9 2,386.1 1,327.9 1,123.7
Nov 1,817.4 1,543.0 2,489.9 1,318.9 1,052.4
Dec 1,849.3 1,581.0 2,450.8 1,315.8 1,432.4
2019 Jan 1,782.1 1,545.0 2,390.5 1,327.4 1,386.9
Feb 1,821.0 1,505.7 2,363.8 1,322.1 1,308.4
Mar 1,807.9 1,530.7 2,340.0 1,338.3 1,273.9
Apr 1,786.4 1,595.9 2,365.7 1,342.1 1,149.8
May 1,816.8 1,549.6 2,411.9 1,326.8 1,133.2
Jun 1,820.1 1,536.3 2,401.9 1,320.5 1,063.0
Jul 1,829.3 1,536.9 2,410.9 1,314.8 904.4

HK$
YearMonthAverage daily wages of workers engaged in Public Sector Construction Projects as reported by main contractors
Structural steel welderRigger/ metal formwork erectorAsphalter (road construction)Electrical fitter (incl. electrician)Mechanical fitter
2018 May 1,462.5 1,657.5 1,046.1 1,251.5 969.5
Jun 1,427.0 1,633.9 994.3 1,249.8 973.5
Jul 1,415.7 1,624.2 1,028.8 1,253.9 942.7
Aug 1,410.0 1,628.1 1,011.0 1,258.0 974.0
Sep 1,394.9 1,636.3 1,018.1 1,261.7 937.2
Oct 1,447.2 1,634.3 1,032.6 1,251.8 930.1
Nov 1,438.5 1,641.9 1,013.6 1,227.4 934.6
Dec 1,453.8 1,629.3 1,012.0 1,208.5 972.9
2019 Jan 1,442.0 1,615.5 1,029.9 1,208.8 972.8
Feb 1,423.7 1,614.6 988.2 1,204.4 981.9
Mar 1,427.5 1,595.4 1,013.9 1,207.5 984.7
Apr 1,417.6 1,591.1 1,034.1 1,208.4 1,019.8
May 1,429.9 1,499.9 999.9 1,206.7 1,009.5
Jun 1,478.6 1,493.3 1,012.6 1,197.2 996.1
Jul 1,440.5 1,502.2 1,011.3 1,206.4 952.2

HK$
YearMonthAverage daily wages of workers engaged in Public Sector Construction Projects as reported by main contractors
Refrigeration/ air-conditioning/ ventilation mechanicFire services mechanicLift and escalator mechanicBuilding services maintenance mechanicCable jointer (power)
2018 May 963.1 1,226.0 886.2 869.5 1,200.0
Jun 990.4 1,247.5 854.8 895.5 1,212.6
Jul 1,024.7 1,236.9 890.2 902.2 1,200.0
Aug 1,022.1 1,235.1 895.0 894.8 1,279.3
Sep 1,017.6 1,237.1 904.3 901.5 1,200.0
Oct 1,022.6 1,235.0 876.8 906.9 1,051.9
Nov 1,013.5 1,191.7 887.8 887.8 1,210.2
Dec 1,027.0 1,176.2 906.9 893.8 1,244.2
2019 Jan 1,007.3 1,191.4 930.7 874.9 1,211.8
Feb 988.5 1,186.6 921.8 871.1 1,267.9
Mar 1,000.3 1,203.4 906.1 901.5 1,263.8
Apr 991.9 1,205.0 925.8 885.8 1,207.7
May 982.3 1,236.1 954.3 900.8 1,442.3
Jun 977.4 1,256.2 1,007.1 871.7 1,460.1
Jul 998.2 1,249.6 988.2 909.1 1,415.4

Notes : (1)Figures in the above table are compiled based on the data contained in GF527 returns provided to the Census and Statistics Department (C&SD) by the Architectural Services Department, Civil Engineering and Development Department, Drainage Services Department, Electrical and Mechanical Services Department, Environmental Protection Department, Highways Department, Housing Department and Water Supplies Department. GF527 is an administrative return for reporting site labour deployment and wage rates for construction works by main contractors of public sector construction projects. According to the instructions issued by the Development Bureau, contractors should be responsible for the accuracy of the data entered while site supervisory staff of the departments concerned should check and sign the returns submitted by contractors before delivering the returns to C&SD via their project offices. C&SD’s role in the exercise is to consolidate the data received to compute and disseminate statistics on average daily wages for 33 selected occupations.

Users may obtain detailed information about the GF527 form and guidelines for filling in the form from the website of the Development Bureau (http://www.devb.gov.hk/en/public_forms/form_gf_527/index.html).
 (2)The above wage figures are compiled mainly for measuring changes in labour cost borne by main contractors of public sector construction projects. As private sector projects are not included, they cannot represent the overall wage situation in the construction industry.
 (3)The average daily wages of some occupations may be subject to relatively large fluctuations from month to month. This is mainly because the number of workers required for these occupations is relatively small such that only a small number of Public Sector Construction Projects (which may be completely different from those in the preceding month) employ such workers each month; and the levels of skill/experience of the workers required by different projects could vary largely.
 (4)If there is no up-to-date data in the reference month for an occupation, the figure of the same occupation in the latest previous month where data were available will be provided.
Source : Wages and Labour Costs Statistics Section (1),
Census and Statistics Department
(Enquiry telephone no. : 2887 5207
 Enquiry e-mail : wages_pscp@censtatd.gov.hk)



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