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Information Technology Average Salaries in China 2021

How much money does a person working in Information Technology make in China?


Average Monthly Salary
29,400 CNY
( 353,000 CNY yearly)

LOW
15,300
CNY
AVERAGE
29,400
CNY
HIGH
47,900
CNY

A person working in Information Technology in China typically earns around 29,400 CNY per month. Salaries range from 15,300 CNY (lowest average) to 47,900 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 Information Technology 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
2nd Line Systems Engineer26,300 CNY
ABAP Developer24,600 CNY
Advertising Account Planner24,700 CNY
Android Developer28,700 CNY
Angular Developer24,800 CNY
Application Consultant34,000 CNY
Applications System Specialist24,200 CNY
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist34,800 CNY
Artificial Intelligence Developer32,900 CNY
AS400 Programmer28,200 CNY
Assistant Information Technology Manager34,100 CNY
Assistant Service Delivery Manager34,600 CNY
Avaloq Developer25,800 CNY
BizTalk Developer 29,900 CNY
Blockchain Associate27,400 CNY
Blockchain Developer26,700 CNY
Build and Release Engineer24,800 CNY
Business Intelligence Analyst30,000 CNY
Business Intelligence Developer29,800 CNY
Business Objects Developer25,900 CNY
Business Process Consultant29,900 CNY
Business Systems Analyst26,300 CNY
C# Developer30,900 CNY
C++ Developer29,400 CNY
Capacity Planning Manager38,200 CNY
Change Administrator24,100 CNY
Chief Information Security Officer40,100 CNY
Client Delivery Manager36,500 CNY
CMS Developer22,700 CNY
Computer Animator25,300 CNY
Computer Hardware Engineer22,700 CNY
Computer Networks Architect30,000 CNY
Computer Operator18,600 CNY
Computer Technician22,400 CNY
Copy Editor22,600 CNY
CRM Application Administrator25,100 CNY
Cross Platform Security Manager38,800 CNY
Curam Developer24,500 CNY
Data Analyst25,900 CNY
Data Architect28,900 CNY
Data Center Technician25,600 CNY
Data Entry Supervisor17,600 CNY
Data Manager38,800 CNY
Data Modeling Analyst28,600 CNY
Data Quality Analyst28,800 CNY
Data Security Analyst29,400 CNY
Data Security Manager37,500 CNY
Data Warehousing Manager38,500 CNY
Data Warehousing Specialist26,800 CNY
Database Administration Manager34,300 CNY
Database Administrator29,500 CNY
Database Analyst28,900 CNY
Database Developer29,500 CNY
Database Report Writer25,800 CNY
Delivery Manager30,300 CNY
Developer / Programmer28,600 CNY
Development Manager39,200 CNY
Director of Application Development40,900 CNY
Director of Technology47,000 CNY
Disaster Recovery Analyst25,900 CNY
Documentation Specialist24,700 CNY
E-Commerce Manager34,700 CNY
E-Commerce Marketing Analyst31,400 CNY
E-Commerce Marketing Manager35,700 CNY
E-Commerce Sales Manager38,800 CNY
E-Commerce Strategy Manager38,900 CNY
Enterprise Architecture Manager37,200 CNY
Enterprise Infrastructure Architect36,700 CNY
Enterprise Infrastructure Manager43,100 CNY
ERP / CRM Technical Consultant29,200 CNY
ERP Analyst31,700 CNY
ERP Project Manager39,400 CNY
Ethical Hacker26,300 CNY
Financial Systems Manager40,400 CNY
Flash Developer25,600 CNY
Front End Developer24,400 CNY
Full Stack Developer29,500 CNY
Functional Analyst29,200 CNY
Game Developer25,500 CNY
GIS Analyst24,700 CNY
GIS Developer27,600 CNY
Global BI Analyst28,900 CNY
Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer24,600 CNY
Graphics Programmer25,000 CNY
Graphics Web Designer22,900 CNY
Hardware Design Engineer27,500 CNY
Hardware Engineering Manager41,900 CNY
Hardware Technician22,900 CNY
Head of Development39,200 CNY
Help Desk Analyst25,900 CNY
Help Desk Manager31,200 CNY
Help Desk Support20,000 CNY
Helpdesk Manager33,900 CNY
Imaging Programmer25,700 CNY
Informatics Optimization Specialist28,800 CNY
Information Assurance Analyst28,800 CNY
Information Program Director38,400 CNY
Information Security Administrator31,800 CNY
Information Security Analyst35,100 CNY
Information Security Engineer28,100 CNY
Information Security Manager43,200 CNY
Information Security Specialist33,600 CNY
Information Services Consultant35,000 CNY
Information Technology Administrator23,300 CNY
Information Technology Asset Manager36,700 CNY
Information Technology Consultant35,400 CNY
Information Technology Coordinator21,700 CNY
Information Technology Director47,400 CNY
Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer25,700 CNY
Information Technology Manager48,300 CNY
Information Technology Operations Manager46,200 CNY
Information Technology Product Manager42,900 CNY
Information Technology Project Administrator23,600 CNY
Information Technology Project Coordinator29,300 CNY
Information Technology Project Leader35,400 CNY
Information Technology Project Manager42,900 CNY
Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager34,400 CNY
Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)32,500 CNY
Information Technology Quality Specialist28,000 CNY
Information Technology Support18,700 CNY
Information Technology Team Leader35,800 CNY
Information Technology Trainer30,600 CNY
Information Technology Training Analyst30,100 CNY
Interface Design Manager34,000 CNY
Interface Designer23,900 CNY
IOS Developer30,100 CNY
Java Developer30,000 CNY
Javascript Developer27,700 CNY
Lead Developer32,600 CNY
Linux Administrator28,800 CNY
Lotus Domino Administrator28,400 CNY
Lotus Notes Developer29,600 CNY
Mail Server Administrator24,800 CNY
Major Incident Manager33,500 CNY
Managed Service Specialist28,300 CNY
Microsystems Engineer27,100 CNY
Mobile Developer29,000 CNY
Multimedia Developer25,400 CNY
Multimedia Services Manager33,600 CNY
Network Administration Team Lead33,300 CNY
Network Administrator25,900 CNY
Network Analyst25,900 CNY
Network and Infrastructure Manager45,900 CNY
Network Engineer26,000 CNY
Network Engineering Manager32,000 CNY
Network Security Systems Manager35,700 CNY
Network Specialist26,700 CNY
Network Technician22,100 CNY
Nodejs Developer28,800 CNY
NT Systems Administrator25,500 CNY
Numerical Control Programmer23,800 CNY
Online Banking Manager47,400 CNY
Online Banking Specialist33,500 CNY
OPS Manager41,300 CNY
Oracle Database Administrator26,000 CNY
Oracle Developer30,600 CNY
Perl Developer23,300 CNY
PHP Developer25,500 CNY
Python Developer28,700 CNY
Records Manager24,000 CNY
Remedy Developer23,700 CNY
Reporting Analyst27,000 CNY
Ruby Developer25,200 CNY
Salesforce Administrator26,100 CNY
Salesforce Developer22,500 CNY
SAP Consultant30,000 CNY
SAS Programmer26,700 CNY
Scrum Master22,600 CNY
SEO Associate23,600 CNY
SEO Manager33,200 CNY
Service Delivery Manager37,500 CNY
Service Level Manager36,500 CNY
Service Support Lead29,700 CNY
SharePoint Administrator27,500 CNY
Sharepoint Consultant30,300 CNY
Sharepoint Developer31,100 CNY
Shift Leader29,800 CNY
SOA Analyst27,900 CNY
SOC Engineer25,800 CNY
Software Analyst28,300 CNY
Software Architect27,500 CNY
Software Development Manager36,600 CNY
Software Engineer29,100 CNY
Software QA Engineer26,600 CNY
Software Sales26,200 CNY
Software Specialist26,000 CNY
Software Support Engineer23,600 CNY
Software Test Engineer23,700 CNY
Solutions Architect39,400 CNY
Storage Engineer23,800 CNY
Supervisor19,900 CNY
Support Analyst24,700 CNY
Support Specialist27,500 CNY
System Administrator26,700 CNY
Systems Analyst26,800 CNY
Systems Architect28,800 CNY
Systems Consultant33,100 CNY
Systems Engineer24,000 CNY
Systems Integrator27,400 CNY
Technical Analyst23,500 CNY
Technical Consultant32,600 CNY
Technical Manager29,300 CNY
Technical Project Manager37,100 CNY
Technical Sales26,600 CNY
Technical Trainer29,300 CNY
Technical Writer24,200 CNY
Technology Business Analyst28,000 CNY
Technology Director45,800 CNY
Technology Specialist36,400 CNY
Teradata Developer23,200 CNY
Test Analyst28,200 CNY
Tester23,800 CNY
Testing Manager35,900 CNY
TIBCO Developer24,000 CNY
UNIX Administrator28,100 CNY
Usability Engineer28,300 CNY
User Experience Consultant29,200 CNY
User Experience Design Expert29,300 CNY
User Experience Designer24,900 CNY
User Experience Researcher30,800 CNY
User Interface Designer26,400 CNY
VB Developer20,900 CNY
VB.NET Developer28,900 CNY
Video Game Designer23,400 CNY
Visual Information Specialist25,600 CNY
Web Applications Manager33,900 CNY
Web Content Specialist30,200 CNY
Web Designer23,900 CNY
Web Developer25,400 CNY
Web Editor22,200 CNY
Web Project Manager33,000 CNY
Web Promotions Specialist27,600 CNY
Web Security Administrator30,000 CNY
Web Security Manager40,900 CNY
Web Support Analyst20,500 CNY
Web Writer23,200 CNY
Webmaster23,000 CNY
Windows System Administrator26,300 CNY
Wireless Consultant33,000 CNY
Writer and Documentor24,600 CNY

Information Technology Jobs Salary Distribution in China

Median and salary distribution monthly China Information Technology
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Information Technology salaries in China range from 15,300 CNY per month (minimum average salary) to 47,900 CNY per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 31,200 CNY per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 31,200 CNY while the other half are earning more than 31,200 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 Information Technology are earning less than 20,900 CNY while 75% of them are earning more than 20,900 CNY. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 41,900 CNY while 25% are earning more than 41,900 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.

Information Technology Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly China Information Technology
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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 Information Technology earn 10% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
30,900 CNY
Female-9%
28,200 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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Information Technology Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in China

How much are annual salary increments in China for Information Technology professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Information Technology

Information Technology 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.

Annual Salary Increment Rate China Information Technology
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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 2020

Banking
8%
Energy
7%
Information Technology
6%
Healthcare
5%
Travel
4%
Construction
3%
Education
2%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in China for the year 2020. 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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Information Technology Bonus and Incentive Rates in China

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate China Information Technology
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Information Technology is considered to be a moderate 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.

43% of surveyed staff in Information Technology reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 57% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 2% to 7% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
57%
No Bonus
43%

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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.

Information Technology Hourly Average Wage in China


170 CNY per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in China is 170 CNY. This means that the average person in China earns approximately 170 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.

Information Technology VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Information Technology and Information Technology monthly China
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The average salary for Information Technology is 0% more than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Beijing33,700 CNY
Changchun28,100 CNY
Changsha26,700 CNY
Chengdu30,800 CNY
Chongqing34,100 CNY
Dalian27,800 CNY
Dongguan26,500 CNY
Foshan26,200 CNY
Fuzhou28,000 CNY
Guangzhou32,500 CNY
Hangzhou32,700 CNY
Harbin31,300 CNY
Jinan32,700 CNY
Kunming26,500 CNY
Nanjing29,400 CNY
Qingdao30,300 CNY
Quanzhou27,600 CNY
Shanghai31,800 CNY
Shantou28,700 CNY
Shenyang30,500 CNY
Shenzhen29,100 CNY
Suzhou28,400 CNY
Tianjin30,900 CNY
Wenzhou29,000 CNY
Wuhan33,700 CNY
Wuxi25,300 CNY
Xi an32,200 CNY
Xiamen27,000 CNY
Zhengzhou26,100 CNY

Salary Comparison By State

StateAverage Salary
Anhui30,400 CNY
Beijing25,100 CNY
Chongqing26,800 CNY
Fujian28,500 CNY
Gansu26,300 CNY
Guangdong32,500 CNY
Guangxi29,700 CNY
Guizhou27,200 CNY
Hainan24,700 CNY
Hebei31,300 CNY
Heilongjiang27,900 CNY
Henan32,200 CNY
Hubei30,500 CNY
Hunan31,100 CNY
Jiangsu31,700 CNY
Jiangxi29,400 CNY
Jilin26,900 CNY
Liaoning29,200 CNY
Nei Monggol26,400 CNY
Ningxia24,700 CNY
Qinghai24,400 CNY
Shaanxi28,500 CNY
Shandong32,800 CNY
Shanghai26,200 CNY
Shanxi28,000 CNY
Sichuan32,400 CNY
Tianjin25,400 CNY
Xinjiang Uygur26,000 CNY
Xizang [Tibet]24,300 CNY
Yunnan30,200 CNY
Zhejiang30,800 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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