A person working in Teaching / Education in Shenzhen typically earns around 30,700 CNY per month. Salaries range from 14,700 CNY (lowest average) to 56,000 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 Teaching / Education careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Academic Advisor||32,700 CNY|
|Academic Coach||30,400 CNY|
|Academic Manager||37,100 CNY|
|Academic Specialist||28,600 CNY|
|Academic Staff||22,900 CNY|
|Achievement Coach||30,800 CNY|
|Admissions Specialist||27,100 CNY|
|Agricultural Sciences Teacher||25,100 CNY|
|Anthropology Teacher||25,600 CNY|
|Arabic Language Teacher||24,200 CNY|
|Archeology Teacher||25,800 CNY|
|Architecture Teacher||28,700 CNY|
|Art Teacher||22,600 CNY|
|Assistant School Principal||33,200 CNY|
|Assistant Teacher||21,200 CNY|
|Biochemistry Professor||44,800 CNY|
|Biology Teacher||24,000 CNY|
|Bursary Scheme Manager||29,600 CNY|
|Business Teacher||25,400 CNY|
|Chemistry Teacher||23,500 CNY|
|Child Care Coordinator||24,800 CNY|
|Child Care Worker||20,500 CNY|
|Clinical School Psychologist||37,900 CNY|
|College Aide||29,900 CNY|
|College and Career Readiness Specialist||32,400 CNY|
|College President||54,700 CNY|
|Communications Teacher||24,000 CNY|
|Community Education Officer||20,200 CNY|
|Computer Science Teacher||22,700 CNY|
|Computer Teacher||23,000 CNY|
|Creative Writing Trainer||28,500 CNY|
|Credit Counselor||30,700 CNY|
|Cultural Studies Teacher||24,700 CNY|
|Curriculum Developer||33,300 CNY|
|Curriculum Specialist||30,300 CNY|
|Deputy Controller of Examinations||28,900 CNY|
|Director of Learning Technology||34,600 CNY|
|Distance Learning Coordinator||28,500 CNY|
|Economics Lecturer||43,000 CNY|
|Education Administrator||28,800 CNY|
|Education Assistant Director||32,500 CNY|
|Education Assistant Principal||25,700 CNY|
|Education Assistant Professor||34,000 CNY|
|Education Consultant||34,200 CNY|
|Education Coordinator||25,700 CNY|
|Education Counselor||28,900 CNY|
|Education Director||44,800 CNY|
|Education Program Specialist||31,200 CNY|
|Education Researcher||36,100 CNY|
|Education Resource Specialist||28,100 CNY|
|Education Services Facilitator||27,400 CNY|
|Educational Psychologist||37,900 CNY|
|EFL Teacher||23,900 CNY|
|eLearning Trainer||21,600 CNY|
|Elementary School Teacher||20,800 CNY|
|Engineering Lecturer||43,000 CNY|
|Engineering Teacher||35,600 CNY|
|English Teacher||23,800 CNY|
|ESL Teacher||26,100 CNY|
|Faculty Assistant||30,100 CNY|
|Foreign Language Teacher||22,700 CNY|
|GED Teacher||21,400 CNY|
|Geography Teacher||23,500 CNY|
|Head of Mathematics Department||32,700 CNY|
|Head of School||41,400 CNY|
|High School Teacher||27,900 CNY|
|History Teacher||26,200 CNY|
|Infant Teacher||18,200 CNY|
|Instructional Assistant||24,700 CNY|
|Kindergarten Teacher||19,400 CNY|
|Language Instructor For Expatriate||19,600 CNY|
|Law Teacher||34,400 CNY|
|Learning Designer||29,400 CNY|
|Library Assistant||16,000 CNY|
|Library Director||28,200 CNY|
|Library Specialist||20,800 CNY|
|Life Sciences Teacher||23,200 CNY|
|Math Lecturer||45,900 CNY|
|Mathematics Teacher||29,000 CNY|
|Middle School Teacher||25,900 CNY|
|Music Teacher||22,200 CNY|
|Nursery Manager||34,900 CNY|
|Nursery Worker||14,800 CNY|
|Physical Education Specialist||26,900 CNY|
|Physical Education Teacher||23,000 CNY|
|Physics Teacher||25,700 CNY|
|Political Science Teacher||25,600 CNY|
|Post Doctoral Researcher||39,700 CNY|
|Preschool Education Administrator||27,600 CNY|
|Preschool Teacher||19,500 CNY|
|Primary School Teacher||22,800 CNY|
|Product Specialist||27,000 CNY|
|Professor - Accounting||43,800 CNY|
|Professor - Architecture||45,500 CNY|
|Professor - Biology||45,000 CNY|
|Professor - Business Administration||40,600 CNY|
|Professor - Chemical Engineering||45,600 CNY|
|Professor - Chemistry||45,900 CNY|
|Professor - Civil Engineering||43,500 CNY|
|Professor - Communication||44,100 CNY|
|Professor - Computer Science||43,100 CNY|
|Professor - Dentistry||45,900 CNY|
|Professor - Drama||43,200 CNY|
|Professor - Economics||47,600 CNY|
|Professor - Education||43,400 CNY|
|Professor - Electrical Engineering||46,300 CNY|
|Professor - English||42,900 CNY|
|Professor - Environmental Engineering||46,900 CNY|
|Professor - Foreign Languages||40,200 CNY|
|Professor - Geological Sciences||42,600 CNY|
|Professor - History||44,000 CNY|
|Professor - Industrial Engineering||44,600 CNY|
|Professor - Law||49,500 CNY|
|Professor - Legal Support||40,900 CNY|
|Professor - Liberal Arts||43,700 CNY|
|Professor - Marketing||44,500 CNY|
|Professor - Mathematics||48,800 CNY|
|Professor - Mechanical Engineering||48,700 CNY|
|Professor - Medical Administration||45,500 CNY|
|Professor - Medicine||52,400 CNY|
|Professor - Music||41,000 CNY|
|Professor - Nursing||43,000 CNY|
|Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences||41,900 CNY|
|Professor - Philosophy||43,300 CNY|
|Professor - Physical Therapy||46,600 CNY|
|Professor - Physics||49,100 CNY|
|Professor - Psychology||45,600 CNY|
|Professor - Rehabilitation||39,400 CNY|
|Professor - Social Work||39,600 CNY|
|Professor - Sociology||44,200 CNY|
|Professor - Special Education||46,000 CNY|
|Psychology Teacher||35,600 CNY|
|Public Management Assistant Professor||35,400 CNY|
|School Counselor||33,700 CNY|
|Science Educator||24,500 CNY|
|Science Laboratory Assistant||21,500 CNY|
|Science Teacher||24,600 CNY|
|Secondary Mathematics Teacher||24,600 CNY|
|Secondary School Teacher||24,900 CNY|
|Special Education Teacher||26,700 CNY|
|Special Needs Assistant||21,200 CNY|
|Statistics Lecturer||43,000 CNY|
|Student Accounts Coordinator||22,700 CNY|
|Student Development Specialist||27,400 CNY|
|Student Employment Specialist||26,600 CNY|
|Student Services||22,200 CNY|
|Student Support Manager||29,700 CNY|
|Substitute Teacher||21,300 CNY|
|Teacher Aide||18,900 CNY|
|Teacher Trainer||30,000 CNY|
|Training and Development Specialist||30,700 CNY|
|Training Coordinator||21,900 CNY|
|University Teacher||41,000 CNY|
|Vocational Education Teacher||24,200 CNY|
Teaching / Education salaries in Shenzhen range from 14,700 CNY per month (starting average salary) to 56,000 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 28,000 CNY per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 28,000 CNY while the other half are earning more than 28,000 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 Teaching / Education are earning less than 22,800 CNY while 75% of them are earning more than 22,800 CNY. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 32,900 CNY while 25% are earning more than 32,900 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 17,800 CNY to 26,800 CNY. Approximatly 20% fall under the 17,800 CNY cap. Ten percent of wages are from 26,800 CNY to 30,900 CNY. Only 5% of people grossed 30,900 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 Teaching / Education earn 11% more than their female counterparts on average.
Teaching / Education professionals in China are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% 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.
Teaching / Education 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.
47% of surveyed staff in Teaching / Education reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 53% 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||+2%|
|Average Salary 2021||+3%|
|Average Salary 2022||+2%|
Teaching / Education 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 2% 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 85 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 Teaching / Education is 6% 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 28,000 CNY and 32,900 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 Teaching / Education in Shenzhen is ranges from 22,800 CNY to 32,900 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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