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June 24, 2021

Up by 7.8 % year-on-year

Salary growth in gaming beats inflation in Macau

(Macau).- Working in the gaming industry pays off – not only does the sector pays above average, but salaries are rising faster than inflation, the latest data from the Statistics and Census Service shows. In June, average earnings of full-time employees in the gaming industry stood at us$ 2,218, up by 7.8 % year-on-year.

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hat clearly beat inflation – for the 12 months ended June, Macau’s composite consumer price index increased by 6.44 %. The composite consumer price index is the city’s gauge for inflation.

Salaries in the gaming industry were also above the average in Macau. For the second quarter, the city’s median salary stood at us$ 1,348 – the Statistics and Census Service doesn’t provide overall average figures. As of June, a croupier earned us$ 1,938, up by 8.6 % year-on-year.

At the end of the first half of 2012, the gaming sector had 52,800 workers, up by 11.6 % year-on-year. The figure doesn’t include junket promoters and junket associates.
Of those, 23,100 were croupiers, a jump of 11.2 % in comparison with one year before. Overall, there were over 1,800 job vacancies in the gaming industry.

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