A person working in Engineering in Shenzhen typically earns around 24,400 CNY per month. Salaries range from 7,760 CNY (lowest average) to 51,700 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.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acoustics Engineer||25,200 CNY|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||19,500 CNY|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||29,000 CNY|
|Associate Engineer||24,000 CNY|
|Autocad Operator||15,900 CNY|
|Automation Engineer||26,600 CNY|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||24,000 CNY|
|Biochemical Engineer||23,500 CNY|
|BMS Engineer||24,300 CNY|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||13,500 CNY|
|Broadcast Engineer||26,000 CNY|
|CAD Design Engineer||26,500 CNY|
|CAD Designer||16,400 CNY|
|CAE Engineer||25,600 CNY|
|Ceramics Engineer||24,300 CNY|
|Civil Engineer||28,000 CNY|
|Commissioning Engineer||25,200 CNY|
|Communications Engineer||29,300 CNY|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||22,400 CNY|
|Contract Associate Engineer||23,900 CNY|
|Control Systems Engineer||26,100 CNY|
|Controls Engineer||26,500 CNY|
|Controls Software Engineer||23,900 CNY|
|Corrosion Engineer||23,200 CNY|
|Design Engineer||25,800 CNY|
|Drafting Manager||29,600 CNY|
|Drilling Engineer||25,100 CNY|
|Electrical Draughtsman||13,600 CNY|
|Electrical Engineer||29,000 CNY|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||38,800 CNY|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||27,600 CNY|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||13,800 CNY|
|Energy Engineer||26,100 CNY|
|Engine Assembler||11,800 CNY|
|Engineering Account Manager||29,800 CNY|
|Engineering Chief Designer||30,300 CNY|
|Engineering Consultant||37,100 CNY|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||36,900 CNY|
|Engineering Lab Technician||24,700 CNY|
|Engineering Planning Manager||36,300 CNY|
|Engineering Production Manager||45,200 CNY|
|Engineering Project Analyst||29,500 CNY|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||29,000 CNY|
|Engineering Project Director||55,700 CNY|
|Engineering Project Manager||37,300 CNY|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||42,200 CNY|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||19,400 CNY|
|Engineering Sales Manager||35,000 CNY|
|Engineering Technician||20,700 CNY|
|Engineering Technologist||20,900 CNY|
|Environmental Engineer||25,100 CNY|
|Equipment Engineer||23,900 CNY|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||35,300 CNY|
|Fabrication Specialist||18,600 CNY|
|Facade Engineer||24,800 CNY|
|Fiber Analyst||14,700 CNY|
|Field Engineer||28,500 CNY|
|Field Engineering Manager||42,900 CNY|
|Fire Engineer||27,500 CNY|
|Fitter and Turner||8,150 CNY|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||30,000 CNY|
|Generation Engineer||25,500 CNY|
|Genetic Engineer||28,900 CNY|
|Geological Engineer||27,800 CNY|
|Geotechnical Engineer||27,700 CNY|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||13,800 CNY|
|Highway Engineer||26,500 CNY|
|HSE Professional||24,100 CNY|
|HVAC Engineer||28,900 CNY|
|HVAC Supervisor||24,400 CNY|
|Industrial Engineer||24,200 CNY|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||24,100 CNY|
|Instrument Engineer||25,900 CNY|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||26,600 CNY|
|Instrumentation Engineer||26,100 CNY|
|Instrumentation Manager||25,200 CNY|
|Irrigation Engineer||25,000 CNY|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||26,900 CNY|
|Locomotive Engineer||26,100 CNY|
|Maintenance Engineer||24,700 CNY|
|Maintenance Fitter||9,020 CNY|
|Maintenance Manager||25,600 CNY|
|Manufacturing Engineer||26,000 CNY|
|Marine Engineer||25,100 CNY|
|Materials Engineer||25,000 CNY|
|Materials Researcher||25,000 CNY|
|Materials Technician||19,900 CNY|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||29,300 CNY|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||26,600 CNY|
|Mechanical Designer||22,100 CNY|
|Mechanical Engineer||27,800 CNY|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||37,500 CNY|
|Mechanical Inspector||26,500 CNY|
|Mechatronics Engineer||27,100 CNY|
|Mining Engineer||26,800 CNY|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||27,600 CNY|
|Optical Engineer||25,800 CNY|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||13,800 CNY|
|PCB Assembler||9,190 CNY|
|Photonics Engineer||27,400 CNY|
|Photonics Technician||22,900 CNY|
|Pipeline Engineer||24,700 CNY|
|Piping Designer||13,500 CNY|
|Piping Engineer||23,400 CNY|
|Planning Engineer||27,200 CNY|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||12,600 CNY|
|Principal Cost Engineer||26,300 CNY|
|Principal Engineer||26,600 CNY|
|Principal Support Engineer||27,200 CNY|
|Process Engineer||25,700 CNY|
|Process Operator||14,900 CNY|
|Product Development Engineer||27,600 CNY|
|Product Development Technician||18,900 CNY|
|Product Engineer||28,200 CNY|
|Product Safety Engineer||24,900 CNY|
|Production Engineer||26,800 CNY|
|Project Engineer||26,500 CNY|
|Proposal Manager||33,900 CNY|
|Purchasing Engineer||24,600 CNY|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||25,400 CNY|
|Rail Engineer||26,500 CNY|
|Robotics Engineer||28,500 CNY|
|Robotics Technician||21,100 CNY|
|Safety Engineer||26,900 CNY|
|Safety Inspector||20,100 CNY|
|Safety Manager||30,200 CNY|
|Safety Officer||13,700 CNY|
|Sales Engineer||27,300 CNY|
|Scheduling Engineer||22,900 CNY|
|Service Engineer||28,600 CNY|
|Solar Engineer||28,300 CNY|
|Staff Engineer||27,100 CNY|
|Static Equipment Engineer||25,100 CNY|
|Stationary Engineer||22,700 CNY|
|Stress Engineer||23,600 CNY|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||25,400 CNY|
|Structural Designer||24,000 CNY|
|Structural Engineer||26,000 CNY|
|Structural Technician||17,400 CNY|
|Supply Chain Specialist||25,200 CNY|
|Technical Affairs Officer||13,200 CNY|
|Technical Assistant||12,800 CNY|
|Technical Engineer||23,700 CNY|
|Technical Support Engineer||22,400 CNY|
|Tender Engineer||23,800 CNY|
|Test Development Engineer||26,800 CNY|
|Transportation Engineer||23,600 CNY|
|Validation Engineer||22,800 CNY|
|Verification Engineer||25,200 CNY|
|Wastewater Engineer||25,100 CNY|
|Wind Energy Engineer||27,600 CNY|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||33,500 CNY|
|Work Planner||17,800 CNY|
Engineering salaries in Shenzhen range from 7,760 CNY per month (starting average salary) to 51,700 CNY per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher). This is not the minimum wage as per the law, only the lowest reported number in the salary survey that had thousands of participants and professionals from all over the country.
The median salary is 21,900 CNY per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 21,900 CNY while the other half are earning more than 21,900 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 people working in Engineering are earning less than 16,400 CNY while 75% of them are earning more than 16,400 CNY. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 27,200 CNY while 25% are earning more than 27,200 CNY.
We grouped the most common and recurring salaries into brackets to give more insight into what salary to expect. This method is more accurate than just the average salary and gives more insights on how salaries are actually distributed. Around 65% of all reported figures are in the range 11,300 CNY to 20,900 CNY. Approximatly 20% fall under the 11,300 CNY cap. Ten percent of wages are from 20,900 CNY to 25,300 CNY. Only 5% of people grossed 25,300 CNY or more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Not all compensation increases are reflected directly in the salary. Some companies offer upgraded packages to their staff instead of cash money. The figures displayed here account only for direct increments to the base salary.
Engineering is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field. 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.
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.
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.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting 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.
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.
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.
|Average Salary 2019|
|Average Salary 2020||+3%|
|Average Salary 2021||+2%|
|Average Salary 2022||+3%|
Engineering salaries in China are rising in the year 2023 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2022 are 3% higher than those of 2021. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2024 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.
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.
This minimum pay rate per hour for a person in Shenzhen is 45 CNY. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.
The average salary for Engineering is 16% less than that of All Jobs.
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.
A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 21,900 CNY and 27,200 CNY. This is a very rough estimate and your experience and education will play a very huge part into your final earnings.
All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salart after tax for every career.
The base salary for Engineering in Shenzhen is ranges from 16,400 CNY to 27,200 CNY. The base salary depends on many factors including experience and education. It is not easy to provide a figure with very little information, so take this range in a grain of salt.
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
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