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Electrical and Electronics Trades Average Salaries in China 2021

How much money does a person working in Electrical and Electronics Trades make in China?

Average Monthly Salary
18,600 CNY
( 224,000 CNY yearly)


A person working in Electrical and Electronics Trades in China typically earns around 18,600 CNY per month. Salaries range from 7,410 CNY (lowest average) to 39,200 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 Electrical and Electronics Trades 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
Cable Installer and Locator8,420 CNY
Digital Design Engineer28,400 CNY
Electrical Designer26,400 CNY
Electrical Drafter12,600 CNY
Electrical Engineering Manager37,700 CNY
Electrical Planner20,400 CNY
Electrical Sales Engineer27,200 CNY
Electrical Service Technician9,140 CNY
Electrical Technician14,500 CNY
Electrical Worker9,940 CNY
Electrician14,500 CNY
Electromechanical Technician13,900 CNY
Electronic Engineer27,200 CNY
Electronics Instructor26,800 CNY
Electronics Technician13,500 CNY
Field Service Engineer28,900 CNY
Field Service Technician10,400 CNY
Hydroelectric Plant Technician12,800 CNY
Hydroelectric Production Manager34,600 CNY
Instrumentation Technician10,800 CNY
Journeyman Electrician12,800 CNY
Maintenance Electrician9,170 CNY
Mechatronics Technician14,900 CNY
Power Equipment Mechanic10,100 CNY
Power Line Technician9,200 CNY
Refrigeration and Airconditioning Mechanic13,900 CNY
Security Service Engineer27,000 CNY
Technical Manager37,500 CNY
Turbine Fitter8,100 CNY
Warehouse Attendant7,590 CNY
Warehouse Manager35,700 CNY
Watch Repairer10,100 CNY

Electrical and Electronics Trades Jobs Salary Distribution in China

Median and salary distribution monthly China Electrical and Electronics Trades
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Electrical and Electronics Trades salaries in China range from 7,410 CNY per month (minimum average salary) to 39,200 CNY per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 19,000 CNY per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Electrical and Electronics Trades are earning less than 19,000 CNY while the other half are earning more than 19,000 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 Electrical and Electronics Trades are earning less than 11,900 CNY while 75% of them are earning more than 11,900 CNY. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Electrical and Electronics Trades are earning less than 29,700 CNY while 25% are earning more than 29,700 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?

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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.

Electrical and Electronics Trades Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly China Electrical and Electronics Trades
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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 Electrical and Electronics Trades earn 9% more than their female counterparts on average.

19,300 CNY
17,700 CNY
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in China for all Careers

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Electrical and Electronics Trades Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in China

How much are annual salary increments in China for Electrical and Electronics Trades professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Electrical and Electronics Trades

Electrical and Electronics Trades professionals in China are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% 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 Electrical and Electronics Trades
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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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Electrical and Electronics Trades Bonus and Incentive Rates in China

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate China Electrical and Electronics Trades
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Electrical and Electronics Trades is considered to be a low 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.

70% of surveyed staff in Electrical and Electronics Trades reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 30% 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.

Electrical and Electronics Trades Hourly Average Wage in China

110 CNY per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in China is 110 CNY. This means that the average person in China earns approximately 110 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.

Electrical and Electronics Trades VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Electrical and Electronics Trades and Electrical and Electronics Trades monthly China
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The average salary for Electrical and Electronics Trades is 36% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Beijing21,400 CNY
Changchun17,800 CNY
Changsha16,900 CNY
Chengdu19,500 CNY
Chongqing21,600 CNY
Dalian17,600 CNY
Dongguan16,800 CNY
Foshan16,600 CNY
Fuzhou17,800 CNY
Guangzhou20,600 CNY
Hangzhou20,700 CNY
Harbin19,800 CNY
Jinan20,700 CNY
Kunming16,800 CNY
Nanjing18,700 CNY
Qingdao19,200 CNY
Quanzhou17,500 CNY
Shanghai20,200 CNY
Shantou18,200 CNY
Shenyang19,300 CNY
Shenzhen18,400 CNY
Suzhou18,000 CNY
Tianjin19,600 CNY
Wenzhou18,400 CNY
Wuhan21,300 CNY
Wuxi16,000 CNY
Xi an20,400 CNY
Xiamen17,100 CNY
Zhengzhou16,500 CNY

Salary Comparison By State

StateAverage Salary
Anhui19,300 CNY
Beijing15,900 CNY
Chongqing17,000 CNY
Fujian18,100 CNY
Gansu16,600 CNY
Guangdong20,600 CNY
Guangxi18,800 CNY
Guizhou17,200 CNY
Hainan15,600 CNY
Hebei19,800 CNY
Heilongjiang17,700 CNY
Henan20,400 CNY
Hubei19,300 CNY
Hunan19,700 CNY
Jiangsu20,100 CNY
Jiangxi18,700 CNY
Jilin17,000 CNY
Liaoning18,500 CNY
Nei Monggol16,700 CNY
Ningxia15,600 CNY
Qinghai15,500 CNY
Shaanxi18,000 CNY
Shandong20,800 CNY
Shanghai16,600 CNY
Shanxi17,700 CNY
Sichuan20,500 CNY
Tianjin16,100 CNY
Xinjiang Uygur16,500 CNY
Xizang [Tibet]15,400 CNY
Yunnan19,100 CNY
Zhejiang19,500 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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