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.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|2nd Line Systems Engineer||26,300 CNY|
|ABAP Developer||24,600 CNY|
|Advertising Account Planner||24,700 CNY|
|Android Developer||28,700 CNY|
|Angular Developer||24,800 CNY|
|Application Consultant||34,000 CNY|
|Applications System Specialist||24,200 CNY|
|Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist||34,800 CNY|
|Artificial Intelligence Developer||32,900 CNY|
|AS400 Programmer||28,200 CNY|
|Assistant Information Technology Manager||34,100 CNY|
|Assistant Service Delivery Manager||34,600 CNY|
|Avaloq Developer||25,800 CNY|
|BizTalk Developer||29,900 CNY|
|Blockchain Associate||27,400 CNY|
|Blockchain Developer||26,700 CNY|
|Build and Release Engineer||24,800 CNY|
|Business Intelligence Analyst||30,000 CNY|
|Business Intelligence Developer||29,800 CNY|
|Business Objects Developer||25,900 CNY|
|Business Process Consultant||29,900 CNY|
|Business Systems Analyst||26,300 CNY|
|C# Developer||30,900 CNY|
|C++ Developer||29,400 CNY|
|Capacity Planning Manager||38,200 CNY|
|Change Administrator||24,100 CNY|
|Chief Information Security Officer||40,100 CNY|
|Client Delivery Manager||36,500 CNY|
|CMS Developer||22,700 CNY|
|Computer Animator||25,300 CNY|
|Computer Hardware Engineer||22,700 CNY|
|Computer Networks Architect||30,000 CNY|
|Computer Operator||18,600 CNY|
|Computer Technician||22,400 CNY|
|Copy Editor||22,600 CNY|
|CRM Application Administrator||25,100 CNY|
|Cross Platform Security Manager||38,800 CNY|
|Curam Developer||24,500 CNY|
|Data Analyst||25,900 CNY|
|Data Architect||28,900 CNY|
|Data Center Technician||25,600 CNY|
|Data Entry Supervisor||17,600 CNY|
|Data Manager||38,800 CNY|
|Data Modeling Analyst||28,600 CNY|
|Data Quality Analyst||28,800 CNY|
|Data Security Analyst||29,400 CNY|
|Data Security Manager||37,500 CNY|
|Data Warehousing Manager||38,500 CNY|
|Data Warehousing Specialist||26,800 CNY|
|Database Administration Manager||34,300 CNY|
|Database Administrator||29,500 CNY|
|Database Analyst||28,900 CNY|
|Database Developer||29,500 CNY|
|Database Report Writer||25,800 CNY|
|Delivery Manager||30,300 CNY|
|Developer / Programmer||28,600 CNY|
|Development Manager||39,200 CNY|
|Director of Application Development||40,900 CNY|
|Director of Technology||47,000 CNY|
|Disaster Recovery Analyst||25,900 CNY|
|Documentation Specialist||24,700 CNY|
|E-Commerce Manager||34,700 CNY|
|E-Commerce Marketing Analyst||31,400 CNY|
|E-Commerce Marketing Manager||35,700 CNY|
|E-Commerce Sales Manager||38,800 CNY|
|E-Commerce Strategy Manager||38,900 CNY|
|Enterprise Architecture Manager||37,200 CNY|
|Enterprise Infrastructure Architect||36,700 CNY|
|Enterprise Infrastructure Manager||43,100 CNY|
|ERP / CRM Technical Consultant||29,200 CNY|
|ERP Analyst||31,700 CNY|
|ERP Project Manager||39,400 CNY|
|Ethical Hacker||26,300 CNY|
|Financial Systems Manager||40,400 CNY|
|Flash Developer||25,600 CNY|
|Front End Developer||24,400 CNY|
|Full Stack Developer||29,500 CNY|
|Functional Analyst||29,200 CNY|
|Game Developer||25,500 CNY|
|GIS Analyst||24,700 CNY|
|GIS Developer||27,600 CNY|
|Global BI Analyst||28,900 CNY|
|Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer||24,600 CNY|
|Graphics Programmer||25,000 CNY|
|Graphics Web Designer||22,900 CNY|
|Hardware Design Engineer||27,500 CNY|
|Hardware Engineering Manager||41,900 CNY|
|Hardware Technician||22,900 CNY|
|Head of Development||39,200 CNY|
|Help Desk Analyst||25,900 CNY|
|Help Desk Manager||31,200 CNY|
|Help Desk Support||20,000 CNY|
|Helpdesk Manager||33,900 CNY|
|Imaging Programmer||25,700 CNY|
|Informatics Optimization Specialist||28,800 CNY|
|Information Assurance Analyst||28,800 CNY|
|Information Program Director||38,400 CNY|
|Information Security Administrator||31,800 CNY|
|Information Security Analyst||35,100 CNY|
|Information Security Engineer||28,100 CNY|
|Information Security Manager||43,200 CNY|
|Information Security Specialist||33,600 CNY|
|Information Services Consultant||35,000 CNY|
|Information Technology Administrator||23,300 CNY|
|Information Technology Asset Manager||36,700 CNY|
|Information Technology Consultant||35,400 CNY|
|Information Technology Coordinator||21,700 CNY|
|Information Technology Director||47,400 CNY|
|Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer||25,700 CNY|
|Information Technology Manager||48,300 CNY|
|Information Technology Operations Manager||46,200 CNY|
|Information Technology Product Manager||42,900 CNY|
|Information Technology Project Administrator||23,600 CNY|
|Information Technology Project Coordinator||29,300 CNY|
|Information Technology Project Leader||35,400 CNY|
|Information Technology Project Manager||42,900 CNY|
|Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager||34,400 CNY|
|Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)||32,500 CNY|
|Information Technology Quality Specialist||28,000 CNY|
|Information Technology Support||18,700 CNY|
|Information Technology Team Leader||35,800 CNY|
|Information Technology Trainer||30,600 CNY|
|Information Technology Training Analyst||30,100 CNY|
|Interface Design Manager||34,000 CNY|
|Interface Designer||23,900 CNY|
|IOS Developer||30,100 CNY|
|Java Developer||30,000 CNY|
|Lead Developer||32,600 CNY|
|Linux Administrator||28,800 CNY|
|Lotus Domino Administrator||28,400 CNY|
|Lotus Notes Developer||29,600 CNY|
|Mail Server Administrator||24,800 CNY|
|Major Incident Manager||33,500 CNY|
|Managed Service Specialist||28,300 CNY|
|Microsystems Engineer||27,100 CNY|
|Mobile Developer||29,000 CNY|
|Multimedia Developer||25,400 CNY|
|Multimedia Services Manager||33,600 CNY|
|Network Administration Team Lead||33,300 CNY|
|Network Administrator||25,900 CNY|
|Network Analyst||25,900 CNY|
|Network and Infrastructure Manager||45,900 CNY|
|Network Engineer||26,000 CNY|
|Network Engineering Manager||32,000 CNY|
|Network Security Systems Manager||35,700 CNY|
|Network Specialist||26,700 CNY|
|Network Technician||22,100 CNY|
|Nodejs Developer||28,800 CNY|
|NT Systems Administrator||25,500 CNY|
|Numerical Control Programmer||23,800 CNY|
|Online Banking Manager||47,400 CNY|
|Online Banking Specialist||33,500 CNY|
|OPS Manager||41,300 CNY|
|Oracle Database Administrator||26,000 CNY|
|Oracle Developer||30,600 CNY|
|Perl Developer||23,300 CNY|
|PHP Developer||25,500 CNY|
|Python Developer||28,700 CNY|
|Records Manager||24,000 CNY|
|Remedy Developer||23,700 CNY|
|Reporting Analyst||27,000 CNY|
|Ruby Developer||25,200 CNY|
|Salesforce Administrator||26,100 CNY|
|Salesforce Developer||22,500 CNY|
|SAP Consultant||30,000 CNY|
|SAS Programmer||26,700 CNY|
|Scrum Master||22,600 CNY|
|SEO Associate||23,600 CNY|
|SEO Manager||33,200 CNY|
|Service Delivery Manager||37,500 CNY|
|Service Level Manager||36,500 CNY|
|Service Support Lead||29,700 CNY|
|SharePoint Administrator||27,500 CNY|
|Sharepoint Consultant||30,300 CNY|
|Sharepoint Developer||31,100 CNY|
|Shift Leader||29,800 CNY|
|SOA Analyst||27,900 CNY|
|SOC Engineer||25,800 CNY|
|Software Analyst||28,300 CNY|
|Software Architect||27,500 CNY|
|Software Development Manager||36,600 CNY|
|Software Engineer||29,100 CNY|
|Software QA Engineer||26,600 CNY|
|Software Sales||26,200 CNY|
|Software Specialist||26,000 CNY|
|Software Support Engineer||23,600 CNY|
|Software Test Engineer||23,700 CNY|
|Solutions Architect||39,400 CNY|
|Storage Engineer||23,800 CNY|
|Support Analyst||24,700 CNY|
|Support Specialist||27,500 CNY|
|System Administrator||26,700 CNY|
|Systems Analyst||26,800 CNY|
|Systems Architect||28,800 CNY|
|Systems Consultant||33,100 CNY|
|Systems Engineer||24,000 CNY|
|Systems Integrator||27,400 CNY|
|Technical Analyst||23,500 CNY|
|Technical Consultant||32,600 CNY|
|Technical Manager||29,300 CNY|
|Technical Project Manager||37,100 CNY|
|Technical Sales||26,600 CNY|
|Technical Trainer||29,300 CNY|
|Technical Writer||24,200 CNY|
|Technology Business Analyst||28,000 CNY|
|Technology Director||45,800 CNY|
|Technology Specialist||36,400 CNY|
|Teradata Developer||23,200 CNY|
|Test Analyst||28,200 CNY|
|Testing Manager||35,900 CNY|
|TIBCO Developer||24,000 CNY|
|UNIX Administrator||28,100 CNY|
|Usability Engineer||28,300 CNY|
|User Experience Consultant||29,200 CNY|
|User Experience Design Expert||29,300 CNY|
|User Experience Designer||24,900 CNY|
|User Experience Researcher||30,800 CNY|
|User Interface Designer||26,400 CNY|
|VB Developer||20,900 CNY|
|VB.NET Developer||28,900 CNY|
|Video Game Designer||23,400 CNY|
|Visual Information Specialist||25,600 CNY|
|Web Applications Manager||33,900 CNY|
|Web Content Specialist||30,200 CNY|
|Web Designer||23,900 CNY|
|Web Developer||25,400 CNY|
|Web Editor||22,200 CNY|
|Web Project Manager||33,000 CNY|
|Web Promotions Specialist||27,600 CNY|
|Web Security Administrator||30,000 CNY|
|Web Security Manager||40,900 CNY|
|Web Support Analyst||20,500 CNY|
|Web Writer||23,200 CNY|
|Windows System Administrator||26,300 CNY|
|Wireless Consultant||33,000 CNY|
|Writer and Documentor||24,600 CNY|
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).
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.
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.
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
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 Information Technology earn 10% more than their female counterparts on average.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
The average salary for Information Technology is 0% more than that of All Jobs.
|Xi an||32,200 CNY|
|Nei Monggol||26,400 CNY|
|Xinjiang Uygur||26,000 CNY|
|Xizang [Tibet]||24,300 CNY|
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.