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Care Giving and Child Care Average Salaries in China 2021

How much money does a person working in Care Giving and Child Care make in China?

Average Monthly Salary
22,000 CNY
( 264,000 CNY yearly)


A person working in Care Giving and Child Care in China typically earns around 22,000 CNY per month. Salaries range from 9,590 CNY (lowest average) to 50,100 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 Care Giving and Child Care 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
Activity Assistant10,400 CNY
Advice Worker12,300 CNY
Care Manager35,300 CNY
Care Worker10,200 CNY
Child Care Assistant Director25,900 CNY
Child Care Specialist39,300 CNY
Child Care Teacher12,500 CNY
Child Development Center Assistant17,400 CNY
Child Development Specialist39,900 CNY
Child Life Specialist41,700 CNY
Child Protection Officer13,300 CNY
Child Psychotherapist44,700 CNY
Clinical Care Coordinator12,700 CNY
Custodian18,800 CNY
Day Care Director48,500 CNY
Elderly Care Giver9,780 CNY
Group Home Manager49,900 CNY
Kids Activity Assistant9,710 CNY
Live In Carer11,300 CNY
Nanny11,700 CNY
Nursery Nurse12,600 CNY
Nursery Teacher11,400 CNY
Nursing Home Administrator15,800 CNY
Personal Assistant9,670 CNY
Physical Health and Wellness Specialist44,300 CNY
Preschool Education Coordinator18,500 CNY
Primary Therapist32,800 CNY
Psychiatric Aide13,700 CNY
Rehabilitation Counselor37,500 CNY

Care Giving and Child Care Jobs Salary Distribution in China

Median and salary distribution monthly China Care Giving and Child Care
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Care Giving and Child Care salaries in China range from 9,590 CNY per month (minimum average salary) to 50,100 CNY per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 21,200 CNY per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Care Giving and Child Care are earning less than 21,200 CNY while the other half are earning more than 21,200 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 Care Giving and Child Care are earning less than 13,800 CNY while 75% of them are earning more than 13,800 CNY. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Care Giving and Child Care are earning less than 34,200 CNY while 25% are earning more than 34,200 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.

Care Giving and Child Care Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly China Care Giving and Child Care
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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 Care Giving and Child Care earn 8% less than their female counterparts on average.

21,300 CNY
23,100 CNY
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in China for all Careers

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Care Giving and Child Care Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in China

How much are annual salary increments in China for Care Giving and Child Care professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Care Giving and Child Care

Care Giving and Child Care 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 Care Giving and Child Care
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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

Information Technology

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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Care Giving and Child Care Bonus and Incentive Rates in China

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

48% of surveyed staff in Care Giving and Child Care reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 52% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 5% 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.

Care Giving and Child Care Hourly Average Wage in China

130 CNY per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in China is 130 CNY. This means that the average person in China earns approximately 130 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.

Care Giving and Child Care VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Care Giving and Child Care and Care Giving and Child Care monthly China
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The average salary for Care Giving and Child Care is 25% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Beijing25,300 CNY
Changchun21,100 CNY
Changsha20,000 CNY
Chengdu23,100 CNY
Chongqing25,600 CNY
Dalian20,800 CNY
Dongguan19,800 CNY
Foshan19,600 CNY
Fuzhou21,000 CNY
Guangzhou24,400 CNY
Hangzhou24,500 CNY
Harbin23,400 CNY
Jinan24,500 CNY
Kunming19,900 CNY
Nanjing22,100 CNY
Qingdao22,700 CNY
Quanzhou20,700 CNY
Shanghai23,900 CNY
Shantou21,500 CNY
Shenyang22,800 CNY
Shenzhen21,800 CNY
Suzhou21,200 CNY
Tianjin23,100 CNY
Wenzhou21,700 CNY
Wuhan25,200 CNY
Wuxi18,900 CNY
Xi an24,100 CNY
Xiamen20,200 CNY
Zhengzhou19,600 CNY

Salary Comparison By State

StateAverage Salary
Anhui22,800 CNY
Beijing18,800 CNY
Chongqing20,100 CNY
Fujian21,400 CNY
Gansu19,700 CNY
Guangdong24,400 CNY
Guangxi22,300 CNY
Guizhou20,400 CNY
Hainan18,500 CNY
Hebei23,400 CNY
Heilongjiang20,900 CNY
Henan24,100 CNY
Hubei22,800 CNY
Hunan23,300 CNY
Jiangsu23,800 CNY
Jiangxi22,100 CNY
Jilin20,200 CNY
Liaoning21,900 CNY
Nei Monggol19,800 CNY
Ningxia18,500 CNY
Qinghai18,300 CNY
Shaanxi21,300 CNY
Shandong24,600 CNY
Shanghai19,700 CNY
Shanxi21,000 CNY
Sichuan24,200 CNY
Tianjin19,100 CNY
Xinjiang Uygur19,500 CNY
Xizang [Tibet]18,200 CNY
Yunnan22,600 CNY
Zhejiang23,100 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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