A person working in Human Resources in China typically earns around 27,700 CNY. Salaries range from 11,800 CNY (lowest average) to 47,900 CNY (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).
The provided figure represents the median compensation that encompasses housing, transportation, and other perks. The salaries within the Human Resources domain in China exhibit significant discrepancies across various professions. In case you seek information about the remuneration of a specific position, please refer to the salaries listed below for respective job titles.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Benefits Administrator||18,900 CNY|
|Benefits Analyst||23,600 CNY|
|Benefits Manager||37,800 CNY|
|Chief People Officer||46,800 CNY|
|Compensation Analyst||23,400 CNY|
|Compensation and Benefits Manager||39,400 CNY|
|Compensation and Benefits Officer||16,000 CNY|
|Compensation Manager||37,300 CNY|
|Corporate Director of Human Resources||49,100 CNY|
|Corporate Trainer||22,500 CNY|
|Employee Benefits Administrator||28,100 CNY|
|Employee Communications Manager||31,800 CNY|
|Employee Development Specialist||31,700 CNY|
|Employee Engagement Specialist||31,100 CNY|
|Employee Health and Wellness Administrator||30,300 CNY|
|Employee Performance Specialist||22,400 CNY|
|Employee Relations Manager||32,800 CNY|
|Employee Relations Practitioner||34,000 CNY|
|Employee Services Manager||34,300 CNY|
|Employment Advice Worker||15,100 CNY|
|Employment Interviewer||23,300 CNY|
|Employment Service Specialist||18,200 CNY|
|Employment Services Coordinator||21,000 CNY|
|Enrollment Counselor||29,500 CNY|
|Equal Opportunity Representative||23,300 CNY|
|Executive Human Capital Management||45,200 CNY|
|Executive Recruiter||32,100 CNY|
|Expatriate Administration Manager||31,400 CNY|
|Expatriate Administration Supervisor||22,300 CNY|
|Global Mobility Manager||39,300 CNY|
|Health Benefits Coordinator||19,600 CNY|
|HRIS Analyst||16,400 CNY|
|HRIS Manager||26,800 CNY|
|HRIS Supervisor||16,100 CNY|
|Human Resources Administration Specialist||19,100 CNY|
|Human Resources Administrator||20,000 CNY|
|Human Resources Advisor||30,000 CNY|
|Human Resources Analyst||27,400 CNY|
|Human Resources Assessor||16,900 CNY|
|Human Resources Assistant Manager||33,300 CNY|
|Human Resources Associate||12,000 CNY|
|Human Resources Consultant||36,900 CNY|
|Human Resources Data Analytics Manager||28,200 CNY|
|Human Resources Generalist||24,000 CNY|
|Human Resources Manager||43,600 CNY|
|Human Resources Officer||17,000 CNY|
|Human Resources Representative||17,700 CNY|
|Human Resources Section Head||29,500 CNY|
|Human Resources Superintendent||16,500 CNY|
|Human Resources Training Executive||32,900 CNY|
|Industrial Organizational Psychologist||41,500 CNY|
|Job Evaluation Specialist||31,200 CNY|
|Labor Relations Director||38,000 CNY|
|Labor Relations Manager||36,000 CNY|
|Labor Relations Specialist||17,300 CNY|
|Learning and Development Manager||38,100 CNY|
|Occupational Health and Safety Officer||17,100 CNY|
|Organizational Development Consultant||36,700 CNY|
|Organizational Development Manager||38,300 CNY|
|Organizational Development Specialist||19,500 CNY|
|Payroll Assistant||15,200 CNY|
|Payroll Supervisor||18,700 CNY|
|People Development Officer||23,600 CNY|
|Personnel Officer||13,600 CNY|
|Records Clerk||11,300 CNY|
|Records Manager||19,300 CNY|
|Recruiting Coordinator||16,000 CNY|
|Recruiting Manager||45,000 CNY|
|Recruitment Consultant||29,900 CNY|
|Recruitment Officer||18,200 CNY|
|Recruitment Supervisor||26,300 CNY|
|Research Associate||14,800 CNY|
|SAP Resource Manager||32,800 CNY|
|Talent Acquisition Specialist||25,200 CNY|
|Talent Management Officer||19,600 CNY|
|Training and Development Section Head||31,400 CNY|
|Training Executive||35,300 CNY|
|Training Officer||15,400 CNY|
Salaries in Human Resources in China range from 11,800 CNY (starting average salary) to 47,900 CNY (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher). To clarify, the number presented is not the legally mandated minimum wage. Rather, it represents the lowest figure reported in a salary survey that involved thousands of participants and professionals from across the entire country.
The median income in the field of Human Resources is 25,300 CNY, implying that half of the workforce in China earns less than this figure, and the other half earns more. It represents the central value of salaries. As a rule of thumb, you would prefer to be part of the group earning above the median wage, situated on the right-hand side of the salary distribution chart.
Two values that are highly correlated with the median are the 25th and 75th percentiles. By examining the salary distribution diagram, it is possible to determine that 25% of individuals employed in Human Resources in China earn less than 20,100 CNY, while 75% of them earn more. Additionally, the diagram reveals that 75% of individuals earn less than 29,700 CNY, while 25% earn more than that.
Data was regrouped into brackets to provide a better understanding of what salaries can be expected. This approach was deemed more accurate than relying solely on the average salary, as it offers greater insights into the distribution of salaries in the field of Human Resources in China. The analysis revealed that roughly 65% of all reported salaries fell within the range of 14,700 CNY to 22,600 CNY. Approximately 20% of salaries were below the 14,700 CNY mark, while 10% ranged from 22,600 CNY to 26,200 CNY. Only 5% of individuals earned a gross salary of 26,200 CNY or higher.
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 in Human Resources in China 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.
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.
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 degree levels across many jobs in Human Resources in China, below are our findings.
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 certificate 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.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in China costs anywhere from 146,000 CNY to 439,000 CNY and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.
Employees can't expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming they 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 to 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 the situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if a person can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. Degree costs can be recovered roughly in a year or so.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? In the field of Human Resources in China, the average difference between the salary of male and female employees is 6%.
Professionals working in Human Resources 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.
The term Annual Salary Increase usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rare 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.
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
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in China for the year 2022. 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.
Not all compensation increases are reflected directly in the salary. Some companies offer upgraded packages to their staff instead of cash money. The figures displayed here account only for direct increments to the base salary.
46% of surveyed staff in Human Resources reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 54% 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.
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.
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.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting 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.
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.
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.
|Average Salary 2019|
|Average Salary 2020||+3%|
|Average Salary 2021||+2%|
|Average Salary 2022||+3%|
Salaries for individuals working in Human Resources in China are rising in the year 2023 based on recently submitted salaries and reports. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2024 and future years. These numbers may vary from one industry to another.
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 fixed 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.
The minimum pay rate per hour for people working in Human Resources in China is 68 CNY. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.
|Xi an||30,300 CNY|
|Nei Monggol||24,900 CNY|
|Xinjiang Uygur||24,500 CNY|
|Xizang [Tibet]||22,900 CNY|
Where can you get paid more, working in a private company or the government? The difference between the public or government sector salaries and the private sector salaries in China is 6% on average across all career fields.
A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 25,300 CNY and 29,700 CNY. This is a very rough estimate. Experience and education play a very huge part in the final earnings.
All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salary after tax for every career.
The base salary for jobs in Human Resources in China ranges from 20,100 CNY to 29,700 CNY. The base salary depends on many factors including experience and education. It is not easy to provide a figure with very little information, so take this range with a grain of salt.
Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people earn 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
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