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Nanny Average Salary in China 2021

How much money does a Nanny make in China?

Average Monthly Salary
11,700 CNY
( 140,000 CNY yearly)


A person working as a Nanny in China typically earns around 11,700 CNY per month. Salaries range from 6,070 CNY (lowest) to 17,800 CNY (highest).

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

Nanny Salary Distribution in China

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

  • Salary Range

    Nanny salaries in China range from 6,070 CNY per month (minimum salary) to 17,800 CNY per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 11,200 CNY per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Nanny(s) are earning less than 11,200 CNY while the other half are earning more than 11,200 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 Nanny(s) are earning less than 7,770 CNY while 75% of them are earning more than 7,770 CNY. Also from the diagram, 75% of Nanny(s) are earning less than 13,900 CNY while 25% are earning more than 13,900 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

Nanny 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 Nanny salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Nanny with less than two years of experience makes approximately 6,890 CNY per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 9,250 CNY per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 12,000 CNY per month, 30% 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, Nanny(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 14,500 CNY per month, 21% 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 15,900 CNY per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 16,700 CNY per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Nanny average salary change by experience in China

0 - 2 Years
6,890 CNY
2 - 5 Years+34%
9,250 CNY
5 - 10 Years+30%
12,000 CNY
10 - 15 Years+21%
14,500 CNY
15 - 20 Years+9%
15,900 CNY
20+ Years+5%
16,700 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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Nanny Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Nanny(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 Nanny salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Nanny is 8,190 CNY per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 11,700 CNY per month, 43% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 16,200 CNY per month, 38% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Nanny average salary difference by education level in China

High School
8,190 CNY
Certificate or Diploma+43%
11,700 CNY
Bachelor's Degree+38%
16,200 CNY
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Nanny 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 Nanny employees in China earn 8% less than their female counterparts on average.

11,300 CNY
12,200 CNY
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in China for all Careers

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Nanny Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in China

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


Nanny(s) in China are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% 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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Nanny Bonus and Incentive Rates in China

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

72% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 28% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 3% 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.

Nanny Average Hourly Wage in China

67 CNY per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in China is 67 CNY. This means that the average Nanny in China earns approximately 67 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.

Nanny VS Other Jobs

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The average salary for Nanny is 47% less than that of Care Giving and Child Care. Also, Care Giving and Child Care salaries are 25% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Activity Assistant10,400 CNY-11%
Advice Worker12,300 CNY+5%
Care Manager35,300 CNY+200%
Care Worker10,200 CNY-13%
Child Care Assistant Director25,900 CNY+120%
Child Care Specialist39,300 CNY+240%
Child Care Teacher12,500 CNY+7%
Child Development Center Assistant17,400 CNY+49%
Child Development Specialist39,900 CNY+240%
Child Life Specialist41,700 CNY+260%
Child Protection Officer13,300 CNY+14%
Child Psychotherapist44,700 CNY+280%
Clinical Care Coordinator12,700 CNY+9%
Custodian18,800 CNY+61%
Day Care Director48,500 CNY+320%
Elderly Care Giver9,780 CNY-16%
Group Home Manager49,900 CNY+330%
Kids Activity Assistant9,710 CNY-17%
Live In Carer11,300 CNY-3%
Nanny11,700 CNY+0%
Nursery Nurse12,600 CNY+8%
Nursery Teacher11,400 CNY-2%
Nursing Home Administrator15,800 CNY+35%
Personal Assistant9,670 CNY-17%
Physical Health and Wellness Specialist44,300 CNY+280%
Preschool Education Coordinator18,500 CNY+59%
Primary Therapist32,800 CNY+180%
Psychiatric Aide13,700 CNY+17%
Rehabilitation Counselor37,500 CNY+220%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Beijing13,600 CNY
Changchun11,800 CNY
Changsha11,100 CNY
Chengdu12,600 CNY
Chongqing13,800 CNY
Dalian11,000 CNY
Dongguan10,800 CNY
Foshan11,300 CNY
Fuzhou11,200 CNY
Guangzhou13,300 CNY
Hangzhou12,800 CNY
Harbin12,100 CNY
Jinan12,400 CNY
Kunming10,500 CNY
Nanjing12,000 CNY
Qingdao12,000 CNY
Quanzhou10,900 CNY
Shanghai13,200 CNY
Shantou12,300 CNY
Shenyang12,500 CNY
Shenzhen12,400 CNY
Suzhou11,500 CNY
Tianjin13,100 CNY
Wenzhou11,900 CNY
Wuhan12,700 CNY
Wuxi10,300 CNY
Xi an12,200 CNY
Xiamen10,700 CNY
Zhengzhou10,000 CNY

Salary Comparison By State

StateAverage Salary
Anhui13,300 CNY
Beijing10,400 CNY
Chongqing11,700 CNY
Fujian11,800 CNY
Gansu11,400 CNY
Guangdong13,400 CNY
Guangxi12,900 CNY
Guizhou11,200 CNY
Hainan10,700 CNY
Hebei12,800 CNY
Heilongjiang12,000 CNY
Henan13,200 CNY
Hubei13,100 CNY
Hunan12,700 CNY
Jiangsu13,600 CNY
Jiangxi12,000 CNY
Jilin11,500 CNY
Liaoning11,900 CNY
Nei Monggol11,300 CNY
Ningxia10,000 CNY
Qinghai10,400 CNY
Shaanxi11,500 CNY
Shandong14,000 CNY
Shanghai10,600 CNY
Shanxi11,900 CNY
Sichuan13,100 CNY
Tianjin10,800 CNY
Xinjiang Uygur10,500 CNY
Xizang [Tibet]10,300 CNY
Yunnan12,100 CNY
Zhejiang13,000 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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