Macau gaming staff average earnings rose 4.6 percent in 2015

Average earnings (excluding bonuses and allowances) of full time employees in the gaming sector went up 4.6 percent in December 2015 year on year, whilst dealer’s average earnings increased by 4.3 percent, according to the Statistics and Census Service.

The average earnings of full-time employees stood at MOP21,630, whilst the average earnings of dealers increased to MOP18,780 from the year before.

The statistics came from the released survey results of Manpower Needs and Wages of the Gaming Sector covering the fourth quarter of 2015.

At the end of the quarter, the gaming sector had 56,217 full-time employees, down 2.6 percent year on year. Out of the number, 24,619 were dealers, down 4.4 percent year on year, with shift working employees accounting for 92.6 percent of the total.

Job vacancies totalled 462 at the end of the quarter, down by 379 year on year. A total of 376 new employees were hired, down 80 percent from 1,968 in the same quarter in 2014.

“The decrease of the indicators suggested a further slowdown in demand for manpower in the Gaming Sector,” said the Statistics Service