How much money does a person working in Shanghai make?
26,333 CNY per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Shanghai typically earns around 26,333 CNY per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.
Distribution of Salaries in Shanghai | All Jobs
Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles
Salaries in Shanghai range between 3,564 CNY per month (minimum salary) to 116,605 CNY per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 26,596 CNY per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 26,596 CNY while the other half are earning more than 26,596 CNY. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.
Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of the population are earning less than 13,572 CNY while 75% of them are earning more than 13,572 CNY. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 73,032 CNY while 25% are earning more than 73,032 CNY.
What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should you be looking at?
Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary
Salary Trend and Forecast in Shanghai
How are Shanghai salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary over the past few years.
|Average Salary 2016|| = |
|Average Salary 2017|| +4% |
|Average Salary 2018|| +3% |
|Average Salary 2019|| +2% |
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Shanghai are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 2% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2020 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.
Salaries for popular jobs
|Administrative Assistant||13,436 CNY|
|Biomedical Engineer||23,022 CNY|
|CAD Drafter||20,152 CNY|
|Chartered Accountant||23,542 CNY|
|Chief Executive Officer||57,824 CNY|
|Chief Financial Officer||54,541 CNY|
|Civil Engineer||22,938 CNY|
|Computer Technician||20,812 CNY|
|Creative Director||27,637 CNY|
|Developer / Programmer||24,255 CNY|
|Electrical Engineer||25,057 CNY|
|Elementary School Teacher||18,984 CNY|
|Executive Chef||22,299 CNY|
|Flight Attendant||21,799 CNY|
|General Manager||44,416 CNY|
|Graphic Designer||19,130 CNY|
|Hotel Manager||38,062 CNY|
|Human Resources Manager||35,631 CNY|
|Internal Auditor||28,195 CNY|
|Legal Assistant||18,690 CNY|
|Mechanical Engineer||25,264 CNY|
|Police Officer||21,914 CNY|
|Project Manager||29,151 CNY|
|Sales Manager||42,651 CNY|
|Sales Representative||16,427 CNY|
|Secondary School Teacher||21,228 CNY|
|Travel Agent||22,352 CNY|
|Waiter / Waitress||15,292 CNY|
Average Hourly Wage in Shanghai | All Jobs
152 CNY per hour
Average Hourly Wage
The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Shanghai | All Jobs is 152 CNY. This means that the average person in Shanghai earns approximatly 152 CNY for every worked hour.
Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )
The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.
Shanghai VS China
We compared salaries in Shanghai and China and we found that Shanghai salaries are 11% less than those of China.
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