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Engineering Average Salaries in China 2019

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

26,276 CNY per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Engineering in China typically earns around 26,276 CNY per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Engineering jobs. 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
Acoustics Engineer27,903 CNY
Assembly Engineering Technician22,966 CNY
Assistant Chief Engineer29,245 CNY
Associate Engineer25,426 CNY
Autocad Operator20,812 CNY
Automation Engineer31,618 CNY
Avionic System Support Engineer23,708 CNY
Biochemical Engineer29,646 CNY
BMS Engineer26,828 CNY
Bridge and Lock Tender24,607 CNY
Broadcast Engineer29,186 CNY
CAD Design Engineer25,323 CNY
CAD Designer21,915 CNY
CAE Engineer25,835 CNY
Ceramics Engineer25,169 CNY
Civil Engineer26,680 CNY
Commissioning Engineer27,417 CNY
Communications Engineer28,605 CNY
Condition Monitoring Engineer23,995 CNY
Contract Associate Engineer28,161 CNY
Control Systems Engineer27,353 CNY
Controls Engineer28,669 CNY
Controls Software Engineer27,796 CNY
Corrosion Engineer24,761 CNY
Design Engineer27,307 CNY
Drafter20,326 CNY
Drafting Manager28,831 CNY
Drilling Engineer25,630 CNY
Electrical Draughtsman16,977 CNY
Electrical Engineer29,815 CNY
Electrical Engineering Manager32,921 CNY
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist28,944 CNY
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler26,073 CNY
Energy Engineer29,305 CNY
Engine Assembler19,115 CNY
Engineer27,206 CNY
Engineering Account Manager26,551 CNY
Engineering Chief Designer26,476 CNY
Engineering Consultant30,513 CNY
Engineering Key Account Manager31,249 CNY
Engineering Lab Technician24,658 CNY
Engineering Planning Manager32,297 CNY
Engineering Production Manager34,517 CNY
Engineering Project Analyst28,712 CNY
Engineering Project Coordinator 27,141 CNY
Engineering Project Director33,054 CNY
Engineering Project Manager34,271 CNY
Engineering Research and Development Manager32,350 CNY
Engineering Safety Coordinator22,498 CNY
Engineering Sales Manager31,245 CNY
Engineering Technician25,132 CNY
Engineering Technologist23,588 CNY
Environmental Engineer27,161 CNY
Equipment Engineer26,142 CNY
Equipment Engineering Manager30,005 CNY
Estimator26,207 CNY
Fabrication Specialist22,160 CNY
Fabricator20,168 CNY
Facade Engineer28,695 CNY
Fiber Analyst22,058 CNY
Field Engineer25,835 CNY
Field Engineering Manager32,075 CNY
Fire Engineer28,422 CNY
Fitter and Turner13,944 CNY
Forestry Strategic Planner31,728 CNY
Generation Engineer30,253 CNY
Genetic Engineer34,008 CNY
Geological Engineer31,740 CNY
Geotechnical Engineer29,905 CNY
Heavy Equipment Mechanic20,897 CNY
Highway Engineer25,511 CNY
HSE Professional24,753 CNY
HVAC Engineer27,024 CNY
HVAC Supervisor25,838 CNY
Industrial Engineer26,347 CNY
Industrial Engineering Technologist25,323 CNY
Instrument Engineer28,120 CNY
Instrumentation and Control Engineer27,079 CNY
Instrumentation Engineer27,763 CNY
Instrumentation Manager34,139 CNY
Irrigation Engineer24,914 CNY
Licensed Aircraft Engineer27,901 CNY
Locomotive Engineer26,726 CNY
Maintenance Engineer25,669 CNY
Maintenance Fitter17,716 CNY
Maintenance Manager32,498 CNY
Manufacturing Engineer27,771 CNY
Marine Engineer24,630 CNY
Materials Engineer24,300 CNY
Materials Researcher28,233 CNY
Materials Technician25,835 CNY
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer27,892 CNY
Mechanical Design Engineer28,219 CNY
Mechanical Designer25,696 CNY
Mechanical Engineer28,333 CNY
Mechanical Engineering Manager34,517 CNY
Mechanical Inspector27,639 CNY
Mechatronics Engineer24,709 CNY
Mining Engineer23,259 CNY
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer30,744 CNY
Optical Engineer25,895 CNY
Optical Instrument Assembler21,978 CNY
PCB Assembler18,431 CNY
Photonics Engineer28,593 CNY
Photonics Technician24,278 CNY
Pipeline Engineer24,914 CNY
Piping Designer23,066 CNY
Piping Engineer24,607 CNY
Planning Engineer26,142 CNY
Pressure Vessel Inspector17,225 CNY
Principal Cost Engineer29,178 CNY
Principal Engineer27,775 CNY
Principal Support Engineer25,426 CNY
Process Engineer25,169 CNY
Process Operator23,338 CNY
Product Development Engineer28,903 CNY
Product Development Technician23,340 CNY
Product Engineer24,505 CNY
Product Safety Engineer26,830 CNY
Production Engineer28,383 CNY
Project Engineer27,463 CNY
Proposal Manager30,377 CNY
Purchasing Engineer26,575 CNY
Quality Assurance Engineer26,756 CNY
Rail Engineer25,323 CNY
Robotics Engineer29,756 CNY
Robotics Technician25,630 CNY
Safety Engineer26,073 CNY
Safety Inspector24,753 CNY
Safety Manager29,061 CNY
Safety Officer21,526 CNY
Sales Engineer24,607 CNY
Scheduling Engineer22,424 CNY
Service Engineer28,810 CNY
Solar Engineer27,079 CNY
Staff Engineer25,835 CNY
Static Equipment Engineer24,901 CNY
Stationary Engineer24,532 CNY
Stress Engineer25,119 CNY
Structural Analysis Engineer26,233 CNY
Structural Designer24,373 CNY
Structural Engineer27,792 CNY
Structural Technician21,707 CNY
Supply Chain Specialist28,944 CNY
Surveyor19,173 CNY
Technical Affairs Officer20,570 CNY
Technical Assistant21,978 CNY
Technical Engineer24,278 CNY
Technical Support Engineer24,373 CNY
Tender Engineer25,132 CNY
Test Development Engineer25,480 CNY
Transportation Engineer26,449 CNY
Validation Engineer24,709 CNY
Verification Engineer23,708 CNY
Wastewater Engineer24,257 CNY
Wind Energy Engineer27,296 CNY
Wind Energy Operations Manager32,981 CNY
Work Planner20,620 CNY

Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in China

Median and salary distribution monthly China Engineering

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Engineering salaries in China range between 14,528 CNY per month (minimum salary) to 34,872 CNY per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 26,276 CNY per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 26,276 CNY while the other half are earning more than 26,276 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.

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 Engineering are earning less than 18,362 CNY while 75% of them are earning more than 18,362 CNY. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 30,574 CNY while 25% are earning more than 30,574 CNY.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should you be looking at?

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 plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Engineering Salary Forecast and Trend in China

How do Engineering salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly China Engineering
Average Salary 2016    =  
24,403 CNY
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
25,306 CNY
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
25,939 CNY
Average Salary 2019    +1%  
26,276 CNY
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Engineering salaries in China are rising in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 1% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2020 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Engineering Hourly Average Wage in China

152 CNY per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in China for Engineering is 152 CNY. This means that the average person in China earns approximatly 152 CNY for every worked hour.


Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working 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 annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.

Engineering VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Engineering and Engineering monthly ChinaWe compared China salaries for Engineering and All Jobs and we found that Engineering salaries are 11% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Beijing30,135 CNY
Changchun25,099 CNY
Changsha23,858 CNY
Chengdu27,522 CNY
Chongqing30,466 CNY
Dalian24,849 CNY
Dongguan23,650 CNY
Foshan23,420 CNY
Fuzhou25,042 CNY
Guangzhou29,051 CNY
Hangzhou29,195 CNY
Harbin27,932 CNY
Jinan29,198 CNY
Kunming23,696 CNY
Nanjing26,302 CNY
Qingdao27,072 CNY
Quanzhou24,633 CNY
Shanghai28,438 CNY
Shantou25,668 CNY
Shenyang27,206 CNY
Shenzhen25,979 CNY
Suzhou25,333 CNY
Tianjin27,578 CNY
Wenzhou25,924 CNY
Wuhan30,082 CNY
Wuxi22,565 CNY
Xi an28,756 CNY
Xiamen24,125 CNY
Zhengzhou23,325 CNY

Salary Comparison By State

StateAverage Salary
Anhui27,151 CNY
Beijing22,398 CNY
Chongqing23,933 CNY
Fujian25,471 CNY
Gansu23,478 CNY
Guangdong29,063 CNY
Guangxi26,563 CNY
Guizhou24,312 CNY
Hainan22,056 CNY
Hebei27,915 CNY
Heilongjiang24,896 CNY
Henan28,736 CNY
Hubei27,239 CNY
Hunan27,777 CNY
Jiangsu28,316 CNY
Jiangxi26,302 CNY
Jilin24,029 CNY
Liaoning26,101 CNY
Nei Monggol23,566 CNY
Ningxia22,052 CNY
Qinghai21,818 CNY
Shaanxi25,438 CNY
Shandong29,322 CNY
Shanghai23,430 CNY
Shanxi25,001 CNY
Sichuan28,897 CNY
Tianjin22,728 CNY
Xinjiang Uygur23,268 CNY
Xizang [Tibet]21,739 CNY
Yunnan26,943 CNY
Zhejiang27,489 CNY
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