27,490 CNY per month

Average Monthly Salary

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.

Salaries differ drasticly between different jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

25% of people earn

11,000 CNY

or less

11,000 CNY

or less

50% of people earn

20,000 CNY

or less

20,000 CNY

or less

75% of people earn

35,000 CNY

or less

35,000 CNY

or less

Minimum2,500 CNY |
Median20,000 CNY |
Maximum125,000 CNY |

The median salary is 20,000 CNY per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 20,000 CNY while the other half are earning more than 20,000 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 the population are earning less than 11,000 CNY while 75% of them are earning more than 11,000 CNY. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 35,000 CNY while 25% are earning more than 35,000 CNY.

Average Salary 2016 | = | 25,453 CNY |

Average Salary 2017 | +3% | 26,165 CNY |

Average Salary 2018 | +3% | 26,846 CNY |

Average Salary 2019 | +2% | 27,490 CNY |

Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salaries in China are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 2% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2020 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another. 141 CNY per hour

Average Hourly Wage

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working 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 annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.

City | Average Salary |

Baoding | 54,542 CNY |

Beijing | 22,593 CNY |

Dalian | 26,894 CNY |

Foshan | 30,806 CNY |

Fuzhou | 16,750 CNY |

Guangzhou | 23,361 CNY |

Hangzhou | 24,504 CNY |

Jiangyin | 7,500 CNY |

Nanjing | 31,560 CNY |

Ningbo | 27,000 CNY |

Qingdao | 44,333 CNY |

Shanghai | 28,916 CNY |

Shenzhen | 26,991 CNY |

Shijiazhuang | 16,500 CNY |

Suzhou | 19,470 CNY |

Tianjin | 27,433 CNY |

Wuxi | 23,857 CNY |

Xi an | 37,500 CNY |

Xiamen | 60,278 CNY |

Yinchuan | 26,750 CNY |

Zhengzhou | 47,667 CNY |