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Information Technology Average Salaries in Guangzhou 2021

How much money does a person working in Information Technology make in Guangzhou?

Average Monthly Salary
32,500 CNY
( 390,000 CNY yearly)


A person working in Information Technology in Guangzhou typically earns around 32,500 CNY per month. Salaries range from 16,900 CNY (lowest average) to 53,000 CNY (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Information Technology careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
2nd Line Systems Engineer32,200 CNY
ABAP Developer28,300 CNY
Advertising Account Planner28,100 CNY
Android Developer31,100 CNY
Angular Developer28,800 CNY
Application Consultant39,500 CNY
Applications System Specialist28,200 CNY
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist39,300 CNY
Artificial Intelligence Developer39,900 CNY
AS400 Programmer32,900 CNY
Assistant Information Technology Manager39,700 CNY
Assistant Service Delivery Manager37,600 CNY
Avaloq Developer31,900 CNY
BizTalk Developer 34,400 CNY
Blockchain Associate30,600 CNY
Blockchain Developer29,000 CNY
Build and Release Engineer30,300 CNY
Business Intelligence Analyst35,500 CNY
Business Intelligence Developer34,600 CNY
Business Objects Developer31,000 CNY
Business Process Consultant33,700 CNY
Business Systems Analyst29,100 CNY
C# Developer34,200 CNY
C++ Developer34,900 CNY
Capacity Planning Manager44,800 CNY
Change Administrator28,900 CNY
Chief Information Security Officer46,200 CNY
Client Delivery Manager43,300 CNY
CMS Developer26,400 CNY
Computer Animator28,600 CNY
Computer Hardware Engineer26,400 CNY
Computer Networks Architect31,900 CNY
Computer Operator22,600 CNY
Computer Technician26,300 CNY
Copy Editor25,700 CNY
CRM Application Administrator29,500 CNY
Cross Platform Security Manager43,400 CNY
Curam Developer27,900 CNY
Data Analyst31,000 CNY
Data Architect33,600 CNY
Data Center Technician27,800 CNY
Data Entry Supervisor22,000 CNY
Data Manager43,300 CNY
Data Modeling Analyst31,300 CNY
Data Quality Analyst32,500 CNY
Data Security Analyst31,300 CNY
Data Security Manager45,000 CNY
Data Warehousing Manager42,700 CNY
Data Warehousing Specialist30,500 CNY
Database Administration Manager40,700 CNY
Database Administrator34,000 CNY
Database Analyst35,700 CNY
Database Developer32,000 CNY
Database Report Writer30,000 CNY
Delivery Manager32,600 CNY
Developer / Programmer32,900 CNY
Development Manager43,400 CNY
Director of Application Development49,500 CNY
Director of Technology57,400 CNY
Disaster Recovery Analyst30,800 CNY
Documentation Specialist27,300 CNY
E-Commerce Manager37,600 CNY
E-Commerce Marketing Analyst36,500 CNY
E-Commerce Marketing Manager40,300 CNY
E-Commerce Sales Manager42,600 CNY
E-Commerce Strategy Manager45,700 CNY
Enterprise Architecture Manager39,900 CNY
Enterprise Infrastructure Architect42,200 CNY
Enterprise Infrastructure Manager49,600 CNY
ERP / CRM Technical Consultant34,300 CNY
ERP Analyst35,500 CNY
ERP Project Manager44,000 CNY
Ethical Hacker28,600 CNY
Financial Systems Manager48,400 CNY
Flash Developer28,600 CNY
Front End Developer27,800 CNY
Full Stack Developer31,600 CNY
Functional Analyst34,600 CNY
Game Developer30,800 CNY
GIS Analyst30,500 CNY
GIS Developer32,700 CNY
Global BI Analyst33,700 CNY
Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer29,500 CNY
Graphics Programmer29,400 CNY
Graphics Web Designer26,100 CNY
Hardware Design Engineer30,100 CNY
Hardware Engineering Manager48,700 CNY
Hardware Technician24,400 CNY
Head of Development43,400 CNY
Help Desk Analyst30,800 CNY
Help Desk Manager35,600 CNY
Help Desk Support22,100 CNY
Helpdesk Manager37,200 CNY
Imaging Programmer27,000 CNY
Informatics Optimization Specialist34,200 CNY
Information Assurance Analyst32,200 CNY
Information Program Director47,000 CNY
Information Security Administrator37,000 CNY
Information Security Analyst37,300 CNY
Information Security Engineer30,800 CNY
Information Security Manager48,800 CNY
Information Security Specialist40,600 CNY
Information Services Consultant39,900 CNY
Information Technology Administrator25,800 CNY
Information Technology Asset Manager44,900 CNY
Information Technology Consultant38,800 CNY
Information Technology Coordinator27,100 CNY
Information Technology Director54,600 CNY
Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer28,400 CNY
Information Technology Manager52,900 CNY
Information Technology Operations Manager53,100 CNY
Information Technology Product Manager46,500 CNY
Information Technology Project Administrator26,100 CNY
Information Technology Project Coordinator33,400 CNY
Information Technology Project Leader39,100 CNY
Information Technology Project Manager50,900 CNY
Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager39,600 CNY
Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)34,600 CNY
Information Technology Quality Specialist32,200 CNY
Information Technology Support21,500 CNY
Information Technology Team Leader39,200 CNY
Information Technology Trainer32,500 CNY
Information Technology Training Analyst33,000 CNY
Interface Design Manager42,300 CNY
Interface Designer25,700 CNY
IOS Developer34,700 CNY
Java Developer33,900 CNY
Javascript Developer32,500 CNY
Lead Developer37,100 CNY
Linux Administrator32,800 CNY
Lotus Domino Administrator32,300 CNY
Lotus Notes Developer31,800 CNY
Mail Server Administrator30,300 CNY
Major Incident Manager37,800 CNY
Managed Service Specialist33,200 CNY
Microsystems Engineer31,200 CNY
Mobile Developer31,100 CNY
Multimedia Developer27,800 CNY
Multimedia Services Manager35,800 CNY
Network Administration Team Lead38,400 CNY
Network Administrator27,000 CNY
Network Analyst29,000 CNY
Network and Infrastructure Manager51,300 CNY
Network Engineer28,200 CNY
Network Engineering Manager37,300 CNY
Network Security Systems Manager40,300 CNY
Network Specialist32,400 CNY
Network Technician25,900 CNY
Nodejs Developer33,900 CNY
NT Systems Administrator30,300 CNY
Numerical Control Programmer26,900 CNY
Online Banking Manager54,100 CNY
Online Banking Specialist40,900 CNY
OPS Manager43,900 CNY
Oracle Database Administrator31,700 CNY
Oracle Developer32,500 CNY
Perl Developer27,400 CNY
PHP Developer29,000 CNY
Python Developer33,000 CNY
Records Manager27,400 CNY
Remedy Developer27,000 CNY
Reporting Analyst33,100 CNY
Ruby Developer29,300 CNY
Salesforce Administrator30,700 CNY
Salesforce Developer25,700 CNY
SAP Consultant34,600 CNY
SAS Programmer27,800 CNY
Scrum Master26,000 CNY
SEO Associate25,600 CNY
SEO Manager39,000 CNY
Service Delivery Manager39,800 CNY
Service Level Manager43,200 CNY
Service Support Lead30,900 CNY
SharePoint Administrator29,500 CNY
Sharepoint Consultant32,600 CNY
Sharepoint Developer34,100 CNY
Shift Leader34,600 CNY
SOA Analyst30,200 CNY
SOC Engineer31,600 CNY
Software Analyst31,900 CNY
Software Architect32,900 CNY
Software Development Manager42,200 CNY
Software Engineer30,600 CNY
Software QA Engineer29,800 CNY
Software Sales29,300 CNY
Software Specialist27,700 CNY
Software Support Engineer26,400 CNY
Software Test Engineer28,500 CNY
Solutions Architect44,000 CNY
Storage Engineer25,500 CNY
Supervisor22,200 CNY
Support Analyst29,300 CNY
Support Specialist33,700 CNY
System Administrator27,800 CNY
Systems Analyst30,200 CNY
Systems Architect31,500 CNY
Systems Consultant40,400 CNY
Systems Engineer26,300 CNY
Systems Integrator32,200 CNY
Technical Analyst29,300 CNY
Technical Consultant35,000 CNY
Technical Manager36,200 CNY
Technical Project Manager42,300 CNY
Technical Sales31,900 CNY
Technical Trainer34,000 CNY
Technical Writer30,100 CNY
Technology Business Analyst31,900 CNY
Technology Director55,000 CNY
Technology Specialist39,100 CNY
Teradata Developer26,400 CNY
Test Analyst32,200 CNY
Tester26,100 CNY
Testing Manager41,300 CNY
TIBCO Developer27,900 CNY
UNIX Administrator31,400 CNY
Usability Engineer30,100 CNY
User Experience Consultant34,600 CNY
User Experience Design Expert33,400 CNY
User Experience Designer28,700 CNY
User Experience Researcher34,100 CNY
User Interface Designer31,400 CNY
VB Developer25,600 CNY
VB.NET Developer34,200 CNY
Video Game Designer27,200 CNY
Visual Information Specialist30,100 CNY
Web Applications Manager36,300 CNY
Web Content Specialist35,100 CNY
Web Designer27,500 CNY
Web Developer28,300 CNY
Web Editor26,700 CNY
Web Project Manager37,300 CNY
Web Promotions Specialist32,100 CNY
Web Security Administrator33,800 CNY
Web Security Manager49,500 CNY
Web Support Analyst25,300 CNY
Web Writer24,700 CNY
Webmaster26,300 CNY
Windows System Administrator28,600 CNY
Wireless Consultant37,900 CNY
Writer and Documentor28,000 CNY

Information Technology Jobs Salary Distribution in Guangzhou

Median and salary distribution monthly Guangzhou Information Technology
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Information Technology salaries in Guangzhou range from 16,900 CNY per month (minimum average salary) to 53,000 CNY per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 34,500 CNY per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 34,500 CNY while the other half are earning more than 34,500 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.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 23,100 CNY while 75% of them are earning more than 23,100 CNY. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 46,400 CNY while 25% are earning more than 46,400 CNY.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

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 plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.

Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

Salary Comparison By Education
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It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.

Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.

Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.

Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in China costs anywhere from 146,000 Yuan Renminbi(s) to 439,000 Yuan Renminbi(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Information Technology Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly China Information Technology
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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in China who work in Information Technology earn 10% more than their female counterparts on average.

30,900 CNY
28,200 CNY
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in China for all Careers

Salary comparison by gender monthly China
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Information Technology Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in China

How much are annual salary increments in China for Information Technology professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Information Technology

Information Technology professionals in China are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 14 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate China Information Technology
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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

China / All Professions

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in China is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in China for the year 2020. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Information Technology Bonus and Incentive Rates in China

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate China Information Technology
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Information Technology is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

43% of surveyed staff in Information Technology reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 57% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 2% to 7% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Information Technology Hourly Average Wage in Guangzhou

190 CNY per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Guangzhou is 190 CNY. This means that the average person in Guangzhou earns approximately 190 CNY for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked 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 the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Information Technology VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Information Technology and Information Technology monthly Guangzhou
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The average salary for Information Technology is 0% more than that of All Jobs.

Guangzhou VS China

Salary Comparison Between Guangzhou and China monthly Information Technology
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We compared Information Technology salaries in Guangzhou, Guangdong, and China and we found that Guangzhou salaries are 0% less than those of Guangdong. We also found out that Guangdong salaries are 11% more than those of China.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Dongguan26,500 CNY
Foshan26,200 CNY
Guangzhou32,500 CNY
Shantou28,700 CNY
Shenzhen29,100 CNY

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in China earn 6% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
28,500 CNY
Public Sector+6%
30,100 CNY
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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