I am currently negotiating a job offer and would like some experienced people's opinions, here's some background:
I'm a US citizen that used to work for an firm labeled X (using X for anonymity purposes), left to another company, and no longer work for the company I left firm X for. This all happened in the US. I decided to relocate to Hong Kong and am here with most of my belongings, and have gotten a job offer from firm X Hong Kong because of my skills, interview, and referrals from the US firm X because of the relationships I maintained there. However, I'm not doing an expat package, but am being considered to be hired locally.
My field is in IT Consulting, Risk Management, SOX, security/ethical hacking, etc. for publicly traded companies.
The last company I worked at after leaving firm X was a US based bank.
With that being said, I am slightly confused in what to negotiate for an offer because the US has a totally different renumeration package. Right now, we're discussing the following:
1. Allowances (Housing)
2. Provident Fund
3. Last Bonus
4. Expected Package
5. Income Tax rate
Since I worked in the US last year, how would I negotiate a comparable package in HK?
For reference, in my field, the salary range is from 69000 to 85000 US which is pretty wide. Is it reasonable to ask that amount in HK - 10%? As the tax rates in the US are higher?
What could I expect from Hong Kong? I don't necessarily want to price myself way above what is the norm in Hong Kong, nor do I want to lowball myself.
So, what could one expect for a Provident Fund?
and housing? Is saying 15000 HK/ month reasonable?
Any input would be appreciated.
Is it pretty reasonable to ask for relocation offer even though I am already relocated here? Or a "sign on bonus" ? In the US, sign on bonuses are pretty common. how about hong kong?