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Information Technology Average Salaries in Shenzhen 2023

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

Average Monthly Salary
29,100 CNY
( 349,000 CNY yearly)


A person working in Information Technology in Shenzhen typically earns around 29,100 CNY per month. Salaries range from 15,100 CNY (lowest average) to 47,400 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 Engineer26,800 CNY
ABAP Developer25,300 CNY
Advertising Account Planner26,200 CNY
Android Developer29,100 CNY
Angular Developer24,600 CNY
Application Consultant34,500 CNY
Applications System Specialist25,300 CNY
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist33,900 CNY
Artificial Intelligence Developer34,700 CNY
AS400 Programmer28,900 CNY
Assistant Information Technology Manager36,400 CNY
Assistant Service Delivery Manager33,400 CNY
Avaloq Developer27,600 CNY
BizTalk Developer 28,900 CNY
Blockchain Associate27,000 CNY
Blockchain Developer25,800 CNY
Build and Release Engineer27,300 CNY
Business Intelligence Analyst29,300 CNY
Business Intelligence Developer31,700 CNY
Business Objects Developer26,000 CNY
Business Process Consultant31,500 CNY
Business Systems Analyst25,200 CNY
C# Developer31,200 CNY
C++ Developer32,100 CNY
Capacity Planning Manager37,400 CNY
Change Administrator25,500 CNY
Chief Information Security Officer41,200 CNY
Client Delivery Manager38,600 CNY
CMS Developer24,400 CNY
Computer Animator25,900 CNY
Computer Hardware Engineer24,400 CNY
Computer Networks Architect30,000 CNY
Computer Operator18,700 CNY
Computer Technician22,000 CNY
Copy Editor24,000 CNY
CRM Application Administrator27,400 CNY
Cross Platform Security Manager39,100 CNY
Curam Developer23,000 CNY
Data Analyst26,000 CNY
Data Architect28,400 CNY
Data Center Technician24,700 CNY
Data Entry Supervisor18,800 CNY
Data Manager38,600 CNY
Data Modeling Analyst29,800 CNY
Data Quality Analyst28,600 CNY
Data Security Analyst27,200 CNY
Data Security Manager40,900 CNY
Data Warehousing Manager37,800 CNY
Data Warehousing Specialist26,800 CNY
Database Administration Manager36,400 CNY
Database Administrator30,600 CNY
Database Analyst29,400 CNY
Database Developer29,400 CNY
Database Report Writer27,800 CNY
Delivery Manager30,900 CNY
Developer / Programmer27,600 CNY
Development Manager40,800 CNY
Director of Application Development41,800 CNY
Director of Technology47,900 CNY
Disaster Recovery Analyst26,900 CNY
Documentation Specialist25,700 CNY
E-Commerce Manager36,300 CNY
E-Commerce Marketing Analyst32,200 CNY
E-Commerce Marketing Manager35,800 CNY
E-Commerce Sales Manager38,200 CNY
E-Commerce Strategy Manager41,300 CNY
Enterprise Architecture Manager37,800 CNY
Enterprise Infrastructure Architect37,300 CNY
Enterprise Infrastructure Manager42,900 CNY
ERP / CRM Technical Consultant29,500 CNY
ERP Analyst31,600 CNY
ERP Project Manager38,400 CNY
Ethical Hacker25,400 CNY
Financial Systems Manager42,700 CNY
Flash Developer24,300 CNY
Front End Developer24,800 CNY
Full Stack Developer29,400 CNY
Functional Analyst28,500 CNY
Game Developer27,400 CNY
GIS Analyst25,100 CNY
GIS Developer27,000 CNY
Global BI Analyst31,200 CNY
Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer25,200 CNY
Graphics Programmer25,800 CNY
Graphics Web Designer23,100 CNY
Hardware Design Engineer28,600 CNY
Hardware Engineering Manager43,300 CNY
Hardware Technician21,200 CNY
Head of Development40,800 CNY
Help Desk Analyst28,300 CNY
Help Desk Manager31,600 CNY
Help Desk Support19,800 CNY
Helpdesk Manager33,300 CNY
Imaging Programmer25,800 CNY
Informatics Optimization Specialist29,600 CNY
Information Assurance Analyst28,400 CNY
Information Program Director39,200 CNY
Information Security Administrator33,900 CNY
Information Security Analyst35,100 CNY
Information Security Engineer29,300 CNY
Information Security Manager40,900 CNY
Information Security Specialist34,300 CNY
Information Services Consultant34,700 CNY
Information Technology Administrator22,400 CNY
Information Technology Asset Manager39,300 CNY
Information Technology Consultant33,100 CNY
Information Technology Coordinator22,000 CNY
Information Technology Director49,600 CNY
Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer23,900 CNY
Information Technology Manager47,900 CNY
Information Technology Operations Manager47,900 CNY
Information Technology Product Manager41,400 CNY
Information Technology Project Administrator23,300 CNY
Information Technology Project Coordinator30,800 CNY
Information Technology Project Leader32,900 CNY
Information Technology Project Manager43,200 CNY
Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager33,900 CNY
Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)31,600 CNY
Information Technology Quality Specialist27,900 CNY
Information Technology Support19,600 CNY
Information Technology Team Leader35,200 CNY
Information Technology Trainer29,700 CNY
Information Technology Training Analyst28,100 CNY
Interface Design Manager34,400 CNY
Interface Designer24,300 CNY
IOS Developer30,000 CNY
Java Developer29,500 CNY
Javascript Developer29,400 CNY
Lead Developer32,600 CNY
Linux Administrator27,900 CNY
Lotus Domino Administrator30,700 CNY
Lotus Notes Developer28,700 CNY
Mail Server Administrator26,000 CNY
Major Incident Manager34,200 CNY
Managed Service Specialist27,800 CNY
Microsystems Engineer27,800 CNY
Mobile Developer27,500 CNY
Multimedia Developer24,400 CNY
Multimedia Services Manager32,700 CNY
Network Administration Team Lead33,900 CNY
Network Administrator24,800 CNY
Network Analyst26,900 CNY
Network and Infrastructure Manager45,700 CNY
Network Engineer26,400 CNY
Network Engineering Manager31,800 CNY
Network Security Systems Manager34,800 CNY
Network Specialist28,200 CNY
Network Technician22,700 CNY
Nodejs Developer31,500 CNY
NT Systems Administrator26,200 CNY
Numerical Control Programmer24,400 CNY
Online Banking Manager44,600 CNY
Online Banking Specialist34,100 CNY
OPS Manager40,100 CNY
Oracle Database Administrator26,500 CNY
Oracle Developer30,600 CNY
Perl Developer24,300 CNY
PHP Developer26,000 CNY
Python Developer31,000 CNY
Records Manager24,500 CNY
Remedy Developer23,500 CNY
Reporting Analyst29,000 CNY
Ruby Developer26,300 CNY
Salesforce Administrator27,200 CNY
Salesforce Developer23,000 CNY
SAP Consultant30,500 CNY
SAS Programmer25,600 CNY
Scrum Master23,700 CNY
SEO Associate24,700 CNY
SEO Manager36,300 CNY
Service Delivery Manager35,700 CNY
Service Level Manager37,500 CNY
Service Support Lead29,900 CNY
SharePoint Administrator27,500 CNY
Sharepoint Consultant29,400 CNY
Sharepoint Developer29,000 CNY
Shift Leader31,700 CNY
SOA Analyst27,800 CNY
SOC Engineer27,100 CNY
Software Analyst28,900 CNY
Software Architect26,800 CNY
Software Development Manager38,400 CNY
Software Engineer27,800 CNY
Software QA Engineer27,300 CNY
Software Sales25,600 CNY
Software Specialist24,000 CNY
Software Support Engineer24,200 CNY
Software Test Engineer23,900 CNY
Solutions Architect38,400 CNY
Storage Engineer23,800 CNY
Supervisor19,000 CNY
Support Analyst26,100 CNY
Support Specialist30,400 CNY
System Administrator26,800 CNY
Systems Analyst27,700 CNY
Systems Architect29,100 CNY
Systems Consultant35,500 CNY
Systems Engineer22,400 CNY
Systems Integrator27,700 CNY
Technical Analyst23,800 CNY
Technical Consultant30,900 CNY
Technical Manager31,300 CNY
Technical Project Manager37,500 CNY
Technical Sales28,100 CNY
Technical Trainer30,300 CNY
Technical Writer24,500 CNY
Technology Business Analyst30,300 CNY
Technology Director47,500 CNY
Technology Specialist35,300 CNY
Teradata Developer24,300 CNY
Test Analyst26,600 CNY
Tester23,600 CNY
Testing Manager38,700 CNY
TIBCO Developer24,300 CNY
UNIX Administrator27,700 CNY
Usability Engineer26,100 CNY
User Experience Consultant29,400 CNY
User Experience Design Expert29,300 CNY
User Experience Designer25,300 CNY
User Experience Researcher30,200 CNY
User Interface Designer28,000 CNY
VB Developer23,100 CNY
VB.NET Developer28,200 CNY
Video Game Designer25,200 CNY
Visual Information Specialist25,900 CNY
Web Applications Manager33,800 CNY
Web Content Specialist32,100 CNY
Web Designer25,800 CNY
Web Developer24,200 CNY
Web Editor23,000 CNY
Web Project Manager31,200 CNY
Web Promotions Specialist28,000 CNY
Web Security Administrator29,800 CNY
Web Security Manager43,900 CNY
Web Support Analyst20,800 CNY
Web Writer22,100 CNY
Webmaster23,800 CNY
Windows System Administrator25,400 CNY
Wireless Consultant33,500 CNY
Writer and Documentor25,900 CNY

Information Technology Jobs Salary Distribution in Shenzhen

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

  • Salary Range

    Information Technology salaries in Shenzhen range from 15,100 CNY per month (minimum average salary) to 47,400 CNY per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 30,800 CNY per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 30,800 CNY while the other half are earning more than 30,800 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 20,700 CNY while 75% of them are earning more than 20,700 CNY. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 41,500 CNY while 25% are earning more than 41,500 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?

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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 2022

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in China for the year 2022. 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 Shenzhen

170 CNY per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Shenzhen is 170 CNY. This means that the average person in Shenzhen earns approximately 170 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 Shenzhen
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The average salary for Information Technology is 0% more than that of All Jobs.

Shenzhen VS China

Salary Comparison Between Shenzhen and China monthly Information Technology
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We compared Information Technology salaries in Shenzhen, Guangdong, and China and we found that Shenzhen salaries are 11% 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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