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Mechanic Average Salary in China 2021

How much money does a Mechanic make in China?

Average Monthly Salary
11,500 CNY
( 138,000 CNY yearly)


A person working as a Mechanic in China typically earns around 11,500 CNY per month. Salaries range from 5,390 CNY (lowest) to 18,100 CNY (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Mechanic salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Mechanic Salary Distribution in China

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Mechanic salaries in China range from 5,390 CNY per month (minimum salary) to 18,100 CNY per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 12,200 CNY per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Mechanic(s) are earning less than 12,200 CNY while the other half are earning more than 12,200 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 Mechanic(s) are earning less than 7,900 CNY while 75% of them are earning more than 7,900 CNY. Also from the diagram, 75% of Mechanic(s) are earning less than 16,000 CNY while 25% are earning more than 16,000 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

Mechanic Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Mechanic salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Mechanic with less than two years of experience makes approximately 6,220 CNY per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 8,570 CNY per month, 38% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 12,200 CNY per month, 42% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

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.

Additionally, Mechanic(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 14,900 CNY per month, 22% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 15,700 CNY per month, 6% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 17,100 CNY per month, 9% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Mechanic average salary change by experience in China

0 - 2 Years
6,220 CNY
2 - 5 Years+38%
8,570 CNY
5 - 10 Years+42%
12,200 CNY
10 - 15 Years+22%
14,900 CNY
15 - 20 Years+6%
15,700 CNY
20+ Years+9%
17,100 CNY
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Mechanic Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Mechanic(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Mechanic salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Mechanic is 7,430 CNY per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 11,200 CNY per month, 51% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 16,800 CNY per month, 50% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Mechanic average salary difference by education level in China

High School
7,430 CNY
Certificate or Diploma+51%
11,200 CNY
Bachelor's Degree+50%
16,800 CNY
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Mechanic Salary Comparison By Gender

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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 Mechanic employees in China earn 10% more than their female counterparts on average.

12,100 CNY
11,000 CNY
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in China for all Careers

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Mechanic Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in China

How much are annual salary increments in China for Mechanic(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?


Mechanic(s) in China are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 15 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 months.

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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

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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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Mechanic Bonus and Incentive Rates in China

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate China Mechanic
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A Mechanic is considered to be a low bonus-based job 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.

67% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 33% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

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.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

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.

Mechanic Average Hourly Wage in China

66 CNY per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in China is 66 CNY. This means that the average Mechanic in China earns approximately 66 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.

Mechanic VS Other Jobs

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The average salary for Mechanic is 40% less than that of Automotive. Also, Automotive salaries are 35% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
After Sales Automotive Manager29,900 CNY+160%
Alignment Technician10,000 CNY-13%
Auto Damage Adjuster12,200 CNY+6%
Auto Detailer11,300 CNY-1%
Auto Parts Manager36,300 CNY+220%
Automotive Assembler10,900 CNY-5%
Automotive Assembly Manager35,200 CNY+210%
Automotive Body Repairer10,300 CNY-10%
Automotive Branch Manager43,900 CNY+280%
Automotive Central Planner15,600 CNY+36%
Automotive Electrician12,900 CNY+12%
Automotive Estimating Manager27,300 CNY+140%
Automotive Estimator24,100 CNY+110%
Automotive General Manager53,800 CNY+370%
Automotive Inventory Officer10,100 CNY-12%
Automotive Parts Supplier17,100 CNY+49%
Automotive Project Engineer19,600 CNY+71%
Automotive Project Manager37,100 CNY+220%
Automotive Purchase Manager39,600 CNY+250%
Automotive Sales21,300 CNY+86%
Automotive Technician11,200 CNY-2%
Automotive Test Engineer18,400 CNY+60%
Automotive Warranty Administrator18,300 CNY+60%
Automotive Warranty Clerk12,500 CNY+9%
Car Parts and Accessories Fitter10,200 CNY-11%
Damage Appraiser15,600 CNY+36%
Diesel Engine Specialist15,400 CNY+34%
Job Card Opener9,820 CNY-14%
Lube Technician8,790 CNY-23%
Master File Maintenance14,500 CNY+26%
Materials Planner16,100 CNY+40%
Mechanic11,500 CNY+0%
Motor Vehicle Inspector16,800 CNY+47%
Service Advisor20,900 CNY+82%
Service Manager32,200 CNY+180%
Stock Controller13,800 CNY+20%
Technical Advisor21,300 CNY+86%
Tire Retreader9,740 CNY-15%
Used Car Manager29,700 CNY+160%
Vehicle Body Maker13,000 CNY+13%
Vehicle Examiner14,800 CNY+29%
Vehicle Painter9,190 CNY-20%
Vehicle Trimmer10,700 CNY-7%
Welder9,080 CNY-21%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Beijing12,700 CNY
Changchun10,500 CNY
Changsha9,890 CNY
Chengdu11,600 CNY
Chongqing11,800 CNY
Dalian10,300 CNY
Dongguan9,770 CNY
Foshan9,750 CNY
Fuzhou9,670 CNY
Guangzhou12,200 CNY
Hangzhou12,500 CNY
Harbin11,900 CNY
Jinan11,400 CNY
Kunming9,510 CNY
Nanjing11,200 CNY
Qingdao10,800 CNY
Quanzhou9,980 CNY
Shanghai12,000 CNY
Shantou11,400 CNY
Shenyang11,000 CNY
Shenzhen10,600 CNY
Suzhou11,000 CNY
Tianjin11,400 CNY
Wenzhou10,600 CNY
Wuhan11,900 CNY
Wuxi9,940 CNY
Xi an11,800 CNY
Xiamen9,930 CNY
Zhengzhou9,750 CNY

Salary Comparison By State

StateAverage Salary
Anhui11,400 CNY
Beijing9,440 CNY
Chongqing10,200 CNY
Fujian10,900 CNY
Gansu10,100 CNY
Guangdong12,700 CNY
Guangxi11,700 CNY
Guizhou10,800 CNY
Hainan9,830 CNY
Hebei12,500 CNY
Heilongjiang11,300 CNY
Henan11,900 CNY
Hubei11,300 CNY
Hunan11,700 CNY
Jiangsu12,000 CNY
Jiangxi11,200 CNY
Jilin10,300 CNY
Liaoning11,300 CNY
Nei Monggol10,300 CNY
Ningxia9,710 CNY
Qinghai9,680 CNY
Shaanxi11,400 CNY
Shandong12,000 CNY
Shanghai9,640 CNY
Shanxi10,400 CNY
Sichuan12,100 CNY
Tianjin9,580 CNY
Xinjiang Uygur9,890 CNY
Xizang [Tibet]9,310 CNY
Yunnan11,600 CNY
Zhejiang12,000 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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