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Dental Average Salaries in China 2022

How much money does a person working in Dental make in China?

Average Monthly Salary
44,900 CNY
( 539,000 CNY yearly)


A person working in Dental in China typically earns around 44,900 CNY per month. Salaries range from 15,300 CNY (lowest average) to 85,400 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 Dental 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
Dental Assistant19,900 CNY
Dental Hygienist17,700 CNY
Dental Laboratory Technician19,100 CNY
Dental Receptionist15,600 CNY
Dental Technician18,500 CNY
Dental Therapist26,600 CNY
Dentist69,800 CNY
Endodontist86,600 CNY
Orthodontic Assistant19,000 CNY
Orthodontist81,900 CNY
Periodontist78,800 CNY
Prosthodontist86,600 CNY

Dental Jobs Salary Distribution in China

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

  • Salary Range

    Dental salaries in China range from 15,300 CNY per month (minimum average salary) to 85,400 CNY per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 44,000 CNY per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Dental are earning less than 44,000 CNY while the other half are earning more than 44,000 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.

  • 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 Dental are earning less than 26,700 CNY while 75% of them are earning more than 26,700 CNY. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Dental are earning less than 63,400 CNY while 25% are earning more than 63,400 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.

Dental Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly China Dental
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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 Dental earn 11% more than their female counterparts on average.

47,500 CNY
42,600 CNY
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in China for all Careers

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Dental Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in China

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


Dental professionals in China are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 16 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate China Dental
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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 2021

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in China for the year 2021. 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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Dental Bonus and Incentive Rates in China

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate China Dental
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Dental 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.

47% of surveyed staff in Dental 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.

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.

Dental Hourly Average Wage in China

260 CNY per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in China is 260 CNY. This means that the average person in China earns approximately 260 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.

Dental VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Dental and Health and Medical monthly China
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The average salary for Dental is 3% more than that of Health and Medical. Also, Health and Medical salaries are 49% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Beijing51,500 CNY
Changchun42,900 CNY
Changsha40,800 CNY
Chengdu47,100 CNY
Chongqing52,100 CNY
Dalian42,500 CNY
Dongguan40,400 CNY
Foshan40,000 CNY
Fuzhou42,800 CNY
Guangzhou49,700 CNY
Hangzhou49,900 CNY
Harbin47,800 CNY
Jinan49,900 CNY
Kunming40,500 CNY
Nanjing45,000 CNY
Qingdao46,300 CNY
Quanzhou42,100 CNY
Shanghai48,600 CNY
Shantou43,900 CNY
Shenyang46,500 CNY
Shenzhen44,400 CNY
Suzhou43,300 CNY
Tianjin47,200 CNY
Wenzhou44,300 CNY
Wuhan51,400 CNY
Wuxi38,600 CNY
Xi an49,200 CNY
Xiamen41,300 CNY
Zhengzhou39,900 CNY

Salary Comparison By State

StateAverage Salary
Anhui46,400 CNY
Beijing38,300 CNY
Chongqing40,900 CNY
Fujian43,600 CNY
Gansu40,100 CNY
Guangdong49,700 CNY
Guangxi45,400 CNY
Guizhou41,600 CNY
Hainan37,700 CNY
Hebei47,700 CNY
Heilongjiang42,600 CNY
Henan49,100 CNY
Hubei46,600 CNY
Hunan47,500 CNY
Jiangsu48,400 CNY
Jiangxi45,000 CNY
Jilin41,100 CNY
Liaoning44,600 CNY
Nei Monggol40,300 CNY
Ningxia37,700 CNY
Qinghai37,300 CNY
Shaanxi43,500 CNY
Shandong50,100 CNY
Shanghai40,100 CNY
Shanxi42,800 CNY
Sichuan49,400 CNY
Tianjin38,900 CNY
Xinjiang Uygur39,800 CNY
Xizang [Tibet]37,200 CNY
Yunnan46,100 CNY
Zhejiang47,000 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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