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Construction / Building / Installation Average Salaries in Shenzhen 2023

How much money does a person working in Construction / Building / Installation make in Shenzhen?

Average Monthly Salary
17,000 CNY
( 205,000 CNY yearly)


A person working in Construction / Building / Installation in Shenzhen typically earns around 17,000 CNY per month. Salaries range from 7,330 CNY (lowest average) to 49,600 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 Construction / Building / Installation 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
Adjudicator11,600 CNY
Assembler9,010 CNY
Boat Builder and Shipwright13,600 CNY
Bricklayer7,960 CNY
Building Administrator11,900 CNY
Building Contracts Manager42,000 CNY
Building Inspector11,800 CNY
Building Monitor9,510 CNY
Building Sales Manager37,500 CNY
Cabinetmaker10,400 CNY
Carpenter10,700 CNY
Civil Engineer27,200 CNY
Civil Technician13,500 CNY
Concreter8,760 CNY
Construction and Maintenance Manager23,000 CNY
Construction Assistant11,500 CNY
Construction Coordinator15,300 CNY
Construction Estimator17,400 CNY
Construction Field Engineer25,400 CNY
Construction General Manager49,600 CNY
Construction Inventory Officer9,600 CNY
Construction Operations Manager46,100 CNY
Construction Project Coordinator27,700 CNY
Construction Project Engineer27,200 CNY
Construction Project Manager48,600 CNY
Construction Project Planner26,100 CNY
Construction Quality Control Manager35,900 CNY
Construction Safety Officer18,300 CNY
Construction Superintendent17,500 CNY
Construction Supervisor25,300 CNY
Construction Technical Assistant10,100 CNY
Construction Technical Officer12,000 CNY
Construction Technical Writer10,600 CNY
Construction Technician10,300 CNY
Crane and Tower Operator9,970 CNY
Diesel Mechanic9,300 CNY
Drywall Installer10,100 CNY
Electrical Draftsman9,710 CNY
Electrical Engineering Supervisor30,200 CNY
Electrical Engineering Technician12,400 CNY
Electrician14,400 CNY
Elevator Installer and Repairer12,800 CNY
Engineer28,500 CNY
Excavator Operator9,690 CNY
Floor Finisher10,300 CNY
Floor Manager14,800 CNY
Foreman7,890 CNY
Frame and Truss Detailer9,000 CNY
Furniture Finisher9,420 CNY
Gas Technician 8,690 CNY
Handyman8,510 CNY
Health and Safety Coordinator11,700 CNY
Health and Safety Officer12,900 CNY
Installation Manager33,500 CNY
Installer8,690 CNY
Insulation Installer9,080 CNY
Labourer7,850 CNY
Land Surveyor11,900 CNY
Lift Technician9,110 CNY
Material Tester13,500 CNY
Model Maker13,600 CNY
Order Picker8,200 CNY
Painter8,920 CNY
Pipe Layer7,790 CNY
Pipefitter7,970 CNY
Plumber9,690 CNY
Property Coordinator22,200 CNY
Purchasing Manager33,900 CNY
Quantity Surveyor18,500 CNY
Roof Slater and Tiler8,130 CNY
Sheet Metal Mechanic9,200 CNY
Site Clerk9,310 CNY
Site engineer24,700 CNY
Site Leader45,400 CNY
Stock Controller13,200 CNY
Structural Steel Construction Worker10,500 CNY
Technical Draughtsman10,700 CNY
Tendering Manager41,100 CNY
Tower Crane Operator9,640 CNY
Wall and Floor Tiler8,490 CNY
Warehouse Manager30,400 CNY
Welder8,000 CNY
Welding Superintendent10,700 CNY

Construction / Building / Installation Jobs Salary Distribution in Shenzhen

Median and salary distribution monthly Shenzhen Construction / Building / Installation
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Construction / Building / Installation salaries in Shenzhen range from 7,330 CNY per month (minimum average salary) to 49,600 CNY per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 15,700 CNY per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Construction / Building / Installation are earning less than 15,700 CNY while the other half are earning more than 15,700 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 Construction / Building / Installation are earning less than 10,400 CNY while 75% of them are earning more than 10,400 CNY. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Construction / Building / Installation are earning less than 30,000 CNY while 25% are earning more than 30,000 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.

Construction / Building / Installation Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly China Construction / Building / Installation
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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 Construction / Building / Installation earn 7% more than their female counterparts on average.

17,700 CNY
16,600 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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Construction / Building / Installation Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in China

How much are annual salary increments in China for Construction / Building / Installation professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Construction / Building / Installation

Construction / Building / Installation professionals in China are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 16 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate China Construction / Building / Installation
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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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Construction / Building / Installation Bonus and Incentive Rates in China

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate China Construction / Building / Installation
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Construction / Building / Installation is considered to be a low 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.

75% of surveyed staff in Construction / Building / Installation reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 25% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 2% 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.

Construction / Building / Installation Hourly Average Wage in Shenzhen

98 CNY per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Shenzhen is 98 CNY. This means that the average person in Shenzhen earns approximately 98 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.

Construction / Building / Installation VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Construction / Building / Installation and Construction / Building / Installation monthly Shenzhen
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The average salary for Construction / Building / Installation is 41% less than that of All Jobs.

Shenzhen VS China

Salary Comparison Between Shenzhen and China monthly Construction / Building / Installation
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We compared Construction / Building / Installation 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
Dongguan15,500 CNY
Foshan15,400 CNY
Guangzhou19,100 CNY
Shantou16,800 CNY
Shenzhen17,000 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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