A person working in Science and Technical Services in Shenzhen typically earns around 38,800 CNY per month. Salaries range from 14,000 CNY (lowest average) to 64,600 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 Science and Technical Services careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|3D Lab Technologist||27,700 CNY|
|Algorithm Developer||37,000 CNY|
|Analytical Chemist||56,500 CNY|
|Assistant Breeder||18,700 CNY|
|Atmospheric and Space Scientist||55,900 CNY|
|Behavior Analyst||38,300 CNY|
|Behavior Intervention Specialist||39,100 CNY|
|Biofuels Processing Technician||24,000 CNY|
|Biofuels Production Manager||43,600 CNY|
|Biomedical Scientist||63,000 CNY|
|Chemical Engineer||28,200 CNY|
|Chemical Technologist||27,600 CNY|
|Chief Technologist||51,000 CNY|
|Climate Change Analyst||40,900 CNY|
|Clinical Laboratory Scientist||63,000 CNY|
|Computer Scientist||48,700 CNY|
|Conservation Scientist||52,100 CNY|
|Data Scientist||47,200 CNY|
|DNA Analyst||64,800 CNY|
|Economic Development Specialist||48,200 CNY|
|Food Scientist||39,700 CNY|
|Forensic Scientist||48,000 CNY|
|Formulation Technologist||24,500 CNY|
|Fraud Investigator||30,600 CNY|
|Genomics Scientist||63,600 CNY|
|Geographic Information Systems Technician||20,400 CNY|
|Geological Data Technician||21,100 CNY|
|Geological Technician||27,100 CNY|
|Geomatics Scientist||49,000 CNY|
|Geophysical Data Technician||19,000 CNY|
|Geospatial Information Scientist and Technologist||46,100 CNY|
|Industrial Ecologist||44,100 CNY|
|Intelligence Analyst||37,200 CNY|
|Knowledge Management Specialist||32,000 CNY|
|Laboratory Manager||44,100 CNY|
|Laboratory Researcher||28,500 CNY|
|Laboratory Technician||18,600 CNY|
|Life Sciences Analyst||43,400 CNY|
|Life Scientist||48,900 CNY|
|Marine Architect||36,900 CNY|
|Marine Biologist||46,300 CNY|
|Marine Superintendent||25,000 CNY|
|Materials Analyst||26,700 CNY|
|Materials Scientist||47,700 CNY|
|Medical Scientist||63,500 CNY|
|Natural Language Processing Researcher||37,500 CNY|
|Natural Resource Specialist||34,900 CNY|
|Natural Sciences Manager||61,200 CNY|
|Nuclear Engineer||64,700 CNY|
|Physical Scientist||52,200 CNY|
|Political Scientist||48,400 CNY|
|Polygraph Examiner||17,400 CNY|
|Polysomnographic Technologist||27,600 CNY|
|Product Development Scientist||48,900 CNY|
|Quantitative Research Analyst||40,900 CNY|
|Quantitative Researcher||41,900 CNY|
|Radiation Protection Specialist||34,700 CNY|
|Refrigeration Technician||14,600 CNY|
|Research Scientist||42,700 CNY|
|Risk Safety Engineer||26,600 CNY|
|Scientific Photographer||27,500 CNY|
|Scientific Programmer||39,900 CNY|
|Service Engineer||27,500 CNY|
|Service Technician||17,800 CNY|
|Social Science Research Assistant||26,600 CNY|
|Social Scientist||45,500 CNY|
|Soil Scientist||38,700 CNY|
|Statistical Analyst||26,800 CNY|
|Statistical Assistant||20,000 CNY|
|Survey Analyst||27,700 CNY|
|Survey Researcher||23,900 CNY|
|Surveying and Mapping Technician||16,600 CNY|
|Team Leader||37,700 CNY|
|Technical Manager||42,500 CNY|
|Technical Officer||19,000 CNY|
|Technical Service Director||59,300 CNY|
|Technical Services Regulatory Affairs Specialist||28,200 CNY|
|Technical Services Research and Development Manager||67,000 CNY|
|Technical Services Research Coordinator||32,200 CNY|
|Water Ecologist||54,000 CNY|
|Wildlife Biologist||44,100 CNY|
Science and Technical Services salaries in Shenzhen range from 14,000 CNY per month (starting average salary) to 64,600 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 35,100 CNY per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Science and Technical Services are earning less than 35,100 CNY while the other half are earning more than 35,100 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 Science and Technical Services are earning less than 26,900 CNY while 75% of them are earning more than 26,900 CNY. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Science and Technical Services are earning less than 41,400 CNY while 25% are earning more than 41,400 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 18,100 CNY to 29,200 CNY. Approximatly 20% fall under the 18,100 CNY cap. Ten percent of wages are from 29,200 CNY to 34,300 CNY. Only 5% of people grossed 34,300 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 Science and Technical Services earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.
Science and Technical Services professionals in China are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 13 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.
Science and Technical Services 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 Science and Technical Services 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%|
Science and Technical Services 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 81 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 Science and Technical Services is 34% more 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 35,100 CNY and 41,400 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 Science and Technical Services in Shenzhen is ranges from 26,900 CNY to 41,400 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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