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Engineering Average Salaries in Guangzhou 2021

How much money does a person working in Engineering make in Guangzhou?

Average Monthly Salary
27,300 CNY
( 328,000 CNY yearly)


A person working in Engineering in Guangzhou typically earns around 27,300 CNY per month. Salaries range from 8,670 CNY (lowest average) to 57,800 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 Engineering 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
Acoustics Engineer27,600 CNY
Assembly Engineering Technician22,600 CNY
Assistant Chief Engineer33,200 CNY
Associate Engineer25,500 CNY
Autocad Operator18,300 CNY
Automation Engineer31,600 CNY
Avionic System Support Engineer27,300 CNY
Biochemical Engineer27,100 CNY
BMS Engineer27,400 CNY
Bridge and Lock Tender16,300 CNY
Broadcast Engineer28,000 CNY
CAD Design Engineer30,200 CNY
CAD Designer18,600 CNY
CAE Engineer27,800 CNY
Ceramics Engineer27,500 CNY
Civil Engineer31,500 CNY
Commissioning Engineer27,400 CNY
Communications Engineer31,400 CNY
Condition Monitoring Engineer25,600 CNY
Contract Associate Engineer27,500 CNY
Control Systems Engineer30,100 CNY
Controls Engineer29,700 CNY
Controls Software Engineer24,700 CNY
Corrosion Engineer26,800 CNY
Design Engineer31,700 CNY
Drafter19,100 CNY
Drafting Manager35,500 CNY
Drilling Engineer27,700 CNY
Electrical Draughtsman15,100 CNY
Electrical Engineer31,700 CNY
Electrical Engineering Manager42,100 CNY
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist31,400 CNY
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler15,600 CNY
Energy Engineer30,000 CNY
Engine Assembler13,100 CNY
Engineer31,400 CNY
Engineering Account Manager33,000 CNY
Engineering Chief Designer35,000 CNY
Engineering Consultant40,600 CNY
Engineering Key Account Manager42,800 CNY
Engineering Lab Technician27,400 CNY
Engineering Planning Manager43,000 CNY
Engineering Production Manager54,000 CNY
Engineering Project Analyst35,200 CNY
Engineering Project Coordinator 33,400 CNY
Engineering Project Director60,800 CNY
Engineering Project Manager41,600 CNY
Engineering Research and Development Manager46,800 CNY
Engineering Safety Coordinator23,500 CNY
Engineering Sales Manager40,500 CNY
Engineering Technician23,000 CNY
Engineering Technologist23,400 CNY
Environmental Engineer29,500 CNY
Equipment Engineer27,900 CNY
Equipment Engineering Manager40,800 CNY
Estimator25,800 CNY
Fabrication Specialist20,300 CNY
Fabricator13,300 CNY
Facade Engineer27,700 CNY
Fiber Analyst17,600 CNY
Field Engineer29,500 CNY
Field Engineering Manager48,700 CNY
Fire Engineer28,600 CNY
Fitter and Turner9,250 CNY
Forestry Strategic Planner35,400 CNY
Generation Engineer29,800 CNY
Genetic Engineer32,600 CNY
Geological Engineer29,100 CNY
Geotechnical Engineer31,100 CNY
Heavy Equipment Mechanic16,000 CNY
Highway Engineer29,600 CNY
HSE Professional26,200 CNY
HVAC Engineer32,000 CNY
HVAC Supervisor26,800 CNY
Industrial Engineer29,400 CNY
Industrial Engineering Technologist29,600 CNY
Instrument Engineer27,800 CNY
Instrumentation and Control Engineer29,200 CNY
Instrumentation Engineer29,100 CNY
Instrumentation Manager30,100 CNY
Irrigation Engineer30,000 CNY
Licensed Aircraft Engineer30,400 CNY
Locomotive Engineer27,900 CNY
Maintenance Engineer26,600 CNY
Maintenance Fitter10,600 CNY
Maintenance Manager28,100 CNY
Manufacturing Engineer27,700 CNY
Marine Engineer29,300 CNY
Materials Engineer29,000 CNY
Materials Researcher28,000 CNY
Materials Technician20,600 CNY
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer32,500 CNY
Mechanical Design Engineer32,800 CNY
Mechanical Designer24,300 CNY
Mechanical Engineer31,900 CNY
Mechanical Engineering Manager42,700 CNY
Mechanical Inspector29,400 CNY
Mechatronics Engineer32,900 CNY
Mining Engineer29,500 CNY
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer30,800 CNY
Optical Engineer28,800 CNY
Optical Instrument Assembler15,200 CNY
PCB Assembler11,000 CNY
Photonics Engineer31,500 CNY
Photonics Technician26,000 CNY
Pipeline Engineer28,200 CNY
Piping Designer15,300 CNY
Piping Engineer26,200 CNY
Planning Engineer29,500 CNY
Pressure Vessel Inspector13,900 CNY
Principal Cost Engineer29,600 CNY
Principal Engineer28,500 CNY
Principal Support Engineer28,900 CNY
Process Engineer28,400 CNY
Process Operator18,000 CNY
Product Development Engineer30,300 CNY
Product Development Technician21,200 CNY
Product Engineer30,700 CNY
Product Safety Engineer28,100 CNY
Production Engineer29,000 CNY
Project Engineer31,600 CNY
Proposal Manager37,000 CNY
Purchasing Engineer27,500 CNY
Quality Assurance Engineer30,000 CNY
Rail Engineer30,900 CNY
Robotics Engineer35,100 CNY
Robotics Technician23,300 CNY
Safety Engineer28,100 CNY
Safety Inspector21,900 CNY
Safety Manager33,700 CNY
Safety Officer14,700 CNY
Sales Engineer30,600 CNY
Scheduling Engineer26,800 CNY
Service Engineer30,600 CNY
Solar Engineer30,400 CNY
Staff Engineer28,100 CNY
Static Equipment Engineer27,700 CNY
Stationary Engineer27,100 CNY
Stress Engineer26,300 CNY
Structural Analysis Engineer28,100 CNY
Structural Designer26,200 CNY
Structural Engineer28,500 CNY
Structural Technician19,000 CNY
Supply Chain Specialist28,700 CNY
Surveyor21,700 CNY
Technical Affairs Officer15,400 CNY
Technical Assistant14,500 CNY
Technical Engineer26,300 CNY
Technical Support Engineer25,600 CNY
Tender Engineer26,500 CNY
Test Development Engineer30,200 CNY
Transportation Engineer27,100 CNY
Validation Engineer27,700 CNY
Verification Engineer27,300 CNY
Wastewater Engineer28,200 CNY
Wind Energy Engineer29,100 CNY
Wind Energy Operations Manager38,600 CNY
Work Planner19,800 CNY

Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in Guangzhou

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

  • Salary Range

    Engineering salaries in Guangzhou range from 8,670 CNY per month (minimum average salary) to 57,800 CNY per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 27,300 CNY per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 27,300 CNY while the other half are earning more than 27,300 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 Engineering are earning less than 16,200 CNY while 75% of them are earning more than 16,200 CNY. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 42,600 CNY while 25% are earning more than 42,600 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.

Engineering Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly China Engineering
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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 Engineering earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.

25,300 CNY
24,000 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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Engineering Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in China

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


Engineering 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 Engineering
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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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Engineering Bonus and Incentive Rates in China

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate China Engineering
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Engineering 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.

46% of surveyed staff in Engineering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 54% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% 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.

Engineering Hourly Average Wage in Guangzhou

160 CNY per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Guangzhou is 160 CNY. This means that the average person in Guangzhou earns approximately 160 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.

Engineering VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Engineering and Engineering monthly Guangzhou
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The average salary for Engineering is 16% less than that of All Jobs.

Guangzhou VS China

Salary Comparison Between Guangzhou and China monthly Engineering
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We compared Engineering 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
Dongguan22,300 CNY
Foshan22,000 CNY
Guangzhou27,300 CNY
Shantou24,200 CNY
Shenzhen24,400 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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