Average salary of gaming workers up 3.8pct y-on-y to MOP24,550 in Q2

The average earnings of full-time employees in the gaming industry – excluding bonuses – increased 3.8 per cent year-on-year to MOP24,550 (US$3,039) by the end of the second quarter this year, according to the latest data released by the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) today.

Excluding junket promoters and junket associates, a total of 57,840 people in the city were working full-time in the gaming sector in the second quarter, a 2.8 per cent year-on-year rise.

About 43.5 per cent of employees in the gaming sector were dealers – more 4.8 per cent than last year – with their average wages increasing by 2 per cent year-on-year to MOP20,850.

Vacancies in the gaming sector increase 81 positions year-on-year to 904 at the end of the second quarter, with 588 vacancies being for dealers.

A total of 1,942 new employees were hired in this period, more 48.1 per cent, when compared with the same period of 2018.

The DSEC remarked that the employee recruitment rate and the job vacancy rate rose by 1.1 percentage points and 0.1 percentage point respectively year-on-year, indicating an increase in demand for manpower in the gaming sector.