According to Teach in Hong Kong, Hong Kong highschool teachers earn around
HK\$23,530 to HK\$54,665 (approximately \$3,000-\$7,000 USD) per month
while CUHK's Quantitative Finance Graduates Face Encouraging Employment Status (2004) says Hong Kong quants, at least those who are fresh graduates, have an initial
average monthly salary of HK$13,291.
Is there anything suspicious about this? I would expect quants to earn more than highschool teachers. Then again, the figure for quants is for fresh grads while the figure for highschool teachers is for those who have at least 2 years teaching experience and with education degrees (eg PGDE).