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Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Average Salaries in China 2021

How much money does a person working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining make in China?

Average Monthly Salary
26,400 CNY
( 317,000 CNY yearly)


A person working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining in China typically earns around 26,400 CNY per month. Salaries range from 9,590 CNY (lowest average) to 61,000 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 Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining 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
Assistant Yard Manager24,900 CNY
Associate Analyst28,400 CNY
Associate Landman11,900 CNY
Auxiliary Equipment Operator10,900 CNY
Biomass Plant Technician13,400 CNY
Biomass Power Plant Manager36,400 CNY
Chemical Plant Operator22,100 CNY
Chief Contract Compliance Engineer27,400 CNY
Completions Engineer25,600 CNY
Cost Controller19,600 CNY
Crude Oil Marketing Representative30,100 CNY
Dispatcher11,400 CNY
Distribution Manager37,100 CNY
Dragline Operator12,900 CNY
Driller Offsider9,740 CNY
Dump Truck Driver11,000 CNY
Electric and Gas Operations Manager62,000 CNY
Energy Advisor41,800 CNY
Energy Analyst38,800 CNY
Energy Auditor32,300 CNY
Energy Dispatch Director44,100 CNY
Energy Technical Assistant17,400 CNY
Energy Technical Manager31,600 CNY
Energy Technical Trainer23,600 CNY
Exploration Manager46,800 CNY
Field Safety Auditor30,200 CNY
Fluids Engineer25,800 CNY
Fuel Cell Engineer29,400 CNY
Fuel Cell Technician13,200 CNY
Fuels Handler13,000 CNY
Gas Compressor Operator12,300 CNY
Gas Distribution Plant Operator21,500 CNY
Gas Supply Manager40,200 CNY
Geologist49,700 CNY
Geophysicist49,800 CNY
Geothermal Production Manager46,500 CNY
Geothermal Technician18,000 CNY
HSE Engineer25,800 CNY
HSE Officer16,400 CNY
HSEQ Administrator19,200 CNY
Inspector25,700 CNY
Instructor22,200 CNY
Instrument Designer20,200 CNY
Lead Technical Field Advisor34,300 CNY
Logistics and Tool Coordinator24,300 CNY
Maintenance Engineer26,100 CNY
Maintenance Superintendent23,500 CNY
Material Controller18,800 CNY
Mine Engineer25,300 CNY
Mine Surveyor30,100 CNY
Mining Project Administrator23,300 CNY
Mining Project Assistant19,100 CNY
Mining Project Controls Consultant28,600 CNY
Mining Project Coordinator24,200 CNY
Mining Project Engineer25,900 CNY
Mining Project Manager35,400 CNY
Mining Site Manager34,300 CNY
Mining Team Leader29,100 CNY
NDT Technician16,500 CNY
Oil Service Unit Operator14,700 CNY
Oil Trader34,500 CNY
Oilwell Pumper10,300 CNY
Petroleum Engineer 30,900 CNY
Petroleum Geologist46,400 CNY
Petroleum Pump System Operator15,600 CNY
Pipeline Technician10,400 CNY
Power Coordinator16,800 CNY
Power Plant Operations Manager50,000 CNY
Power Plant Operator22,100 CNY
Radio Operator11,500 CNY
Reliability Engineer25,900 CNY
Reservoir Engineer25,900 CNY
Risk Analyst31,400 CNY
Roughneck28,200 CNY
Scaffolder17,300 CNY
Shutdown Engineer23,400 CNY
Solar Energy Installation Manager41,000 CNY
Solar Energy Systems Engineer27,300 CNY
Solar Photovoltaic Installer18,000 CNY
Solar Thermal Technician16,200 CNY
Supply Operations Manager43,100 CNY
Sustainability Specialist42,400 CNY
System Development Advisor30,600 CNY
Tanker Truck Driver10,200 CNY
Utility Operator14,500 CNY
Wind Energy Project Manager35,700 CNY

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Jobs Salary Distribution in China

Median and salary distribution monthly China Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining salaries in China range from 9,590 CNY per month (minimum average salary) to 61,000 CNY per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 26,900 CNY per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 26,900 CNY while the other half are earning more than 26,900 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 Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 16,400 CNY while 75% of them are earning more than 16,400 CNY. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 44,800 CNY while 25% are earning more than 44,800 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.

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly China Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining
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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 Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining earn 9% more than their female counterparts on average.

27,300 CNY
25,100 CNY
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in China for all Careers

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Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in China

How much are annual salary increments in China for Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining professionals in China are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 13 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate China Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining
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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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Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Bonus and Incentive Rates in China

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate China Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining
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Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining 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.

45% of surveyed staff in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 55% 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.

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.

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Hourly Average Wage in China

150 CNY per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in China is 150 CNY. This means that the average person in China earns approximately 150 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.

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining and Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining monthly China
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The average salary for Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining is 10% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Beijing30,300 CNY
Changchun25,200 CNY
Changsha23,900 CNY
Chengdu27,600 CNY
Chongqing30,600 CNY
Dalian24,900 CNY
Dongguan23,700 CNY
Foshan23,500 CNY
Fuzhou25,100 CNY
Guangzhou29,200 CNY
Hangzhou29,300 CNY
Harbin28,000 CNY
Jinan29,300 CNY
Kunming23,800 CNY
Nanjing26,400 CNY
Qingdao27,200 CNY
Quanzhou24,700 CNY
Shanghai28,500 CNY
Shantou25,800 CNY
Shenyang27,300 CNY
Shenzhen26,100 CNY
Suzhou25,400 CNY
Tianjin27,700 CNY
Wenzhou26,000 CNY
Wuhan30,200 CNY
Wuxi22,700 CNY
Xi an28,900 CNY
Xiamen24,200 CNY
Zhengzhou23,400 CNY

Salary Comparison By State

StateAverage Salary
Anhui27,300 CNY
Beijing22,500 CNY
Chongqing24,000 CNY
Fujian25,600 CNY
Gansu23,600 CNY
Guangdong29,200 CNY
Guangxi26,700 CNY
Guizhou24,400 CNY
Hainan22,100 CNY
Hebei28,000 CNY
Heilongjiang25,000 CNY
Henan28,800 CNY
Hubei27,300 CNY
Hunan27,900 CNY
Jiangsu28,400 CNY
Jiangxi26,400 CNY
Jilin24,100 CNY
Liaoning26,200 CNY
Nei Monggol23,700 CNY
Ningxia22,100 CNY
Qinghai21,900 CNY
Shaanxi25,500 CNY
Shandong29,400 CNY
Shanghai23,500 CNY
Shanxi25,100 CNY
Sichuan29,000 CNY
Tianjin22,800 CNY
Xinjiang Uygur23,400 CNY
Xizang [Tibet]21,800 CNY
Yunnan27,000 CNY
Zhejiang27,600 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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