A person working in Teaching / Education in China typically earns around 31,100 CNY per month. Salaries range from 14,900 CNY (lowest average) to 56,700 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 Teaching / Education careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Academic Advisor||29,600 CNY|
|Academic Coach||29,500 CNY|
|Academic Manager||34,000 CNY|
|Academic Specialist||26,900 CNY|
|Academic Staff||24,300 CNY|
|Achievement Coach||30,100 CNY|
|Admissions Specialist||25,800 CNY|
|Agricultural Sciences Teacher||24,700 CNY|
|Anthropology Teacher||25,100 CNY|
|Arabic Language Teacher||23,600 CNY|
|Archeology Teacher||24,900 CNY|
|Architecture Teacher||28,200 CNY|
|Art Teacher||23,600 CNY|
|Assistant School Principal||32,700 CNY|
|Assistant Teacher||20,300 CNY|
|Biochemistry Professor||43,500 CNY|
|Biology Teacher||24,200 CNY|
|Bursary Scheme Manager||28,700 CNY|
|Business Teacher||25,600 CNY|
|Chemistry Teacher||24,200 CNY|
|Child Care Coordinator||23,600 CNY|
|Child Care Worker||19,900 CNY|
|Clinical School Psychologist||36,600 CNY|
|College Aide||32,000 CNY|
|College and Career Readiness Specialist||32,100 CNY|
|College President||54,200 CNY|
|Communications Teacher||25,300 CNY|
|Community Education Officer||20,300 CNY|
|Computer Science Teacher||23,700 CNY|
|Computer Teacher||23,200 CNY|
|Creative Writing Trainer||28,200 CNY|
|Credit Counselor||29,100 CNY|
|Cultural Studies Teacher||23,500 CNY|
|Curriculum Developer||30,500 CNY|
|Curriculum Specialist||32,500 CNY|
|Deputy Controller of Examinations||28,100 CNY|
|Director of Learning Technology||32,800 CNY|
|Distance Learning Coordinator||25,800 CNY|
|Economics Lecturer||42,600 CNY|
|Education Administrator||27,200 CNY|
|Education Assistant Director||31,300 CNY|
|Education Assistant Principal||26,300 CNY|
|Education Assistant Professor||35,100 CNY|
|Education Consultant||32,900 CNY|
|Education Coordinator||27,100 CNY|
|Education Counselor||28,200 CNY|
|Education Director||44,600 CNY|
|Education Program Specialist||32,200 CNY|
|Education Researcher||34,500 CNY|
|Education Resource Specialist||27,400 CNY|
|Education Services Facilitator||27,300 CNY|
|Educational Psychologist||38,500 CNY|
|EFL Teacher||24,300 CNY|
|eLearning Trainer||23,000 CNY|
|Elementary School Teacher||19,700 CNY|
|Engineering Lecturer||40,800 CNY|
|Engineering Teacher||32,600 CNY|
|English Teacher||21,900 CNY|
|ESL Teacher||24,800 CNY|
|Faculty Assistant||31,000 CNY|
|Foreign Language Teacher||23,300 CNY|
|GED Teacher||22,500 CNY|
|Geography Teacher||24,300 CNY|
|Head of Mathematics Department||32,000 CNY|
|Head of School||39,500 CNY|
|High School Teacher||26,300 CNY|
|History Teacher||25,500 CNY|
|Infant Teacher||18,100 CNY|
|Instructional Assistant||26,000 CNY|
|Kindergarten Teacher||18,700 CNY|
|Language Instructor For Expatriate||19,500 CNY|
|Law Teacher||36,300 CNY|
|Learning Designer||29,500 CNY|
|Library Assistant||17,100 CNY|
|Library Director||27,400 CNY|
|Library Specialist||21,700 CNY|
|Life Sciences Teacher||23,700 CNY|
|Math Lecturer||43,200 CNY|
|Mathematics Teacher||28,000 CNY|
|Middle School Teacher||25,700 CNY|
|Music Teacher||22,300 CNY|
|Nursery Manager||34,800 CNY|
|Nursery Worker||15,100 CNY|
|Physical Education Specialist||25,800 CNY|
|Physical Education Teacher||21,300 CNY|
|Physics Teacher||26,000 CNY|
|Political Science Teacher||26,700 CNY|
|Post Doctoral Researcher||39,200 CNY|
|Preschool Education Administrator||28,400 CNY|
|Preschool Teacher||19,800 CNY|
|Primary School Teacher||22,700 CNY|
|Product Specialist||26,000 CNY|
|Professor - Accounting||44,500 CNY|
|Professor - Architecture||42,700 CNY|
|Professor - Biology||43,200 CNY|
|Professor - Business Administration||44,000 CNY|
|Professor - Chemical Engineering||45,600 CNY|
|Professor - Chemistry||46,900 CNY|
|Professor - Civil Engineering||41,100 CNY|
|Professor - Communication||42,600 CNY|
|Professor - Computer Science||42,400 CNY|
|Professor - Dentistry||46,100 CNY|
|Professor - Drama||40,100 CNY|
|Professor - Economics||45,200 CNY|
|Professor - Education||46,500 CNY|
|Professor - Electrical Engineering||45,800 CNY|
|Professor - English||43,300 CNY|
|Professor - Environmental Engineering||43,800 CNY|
|Professor - Foreign Languages||42,400 CNY|
|Professor - Geological Sciences||41,500 CNY|
|Professor - History||43,700 CNY|
|Professor - Industrial Engineering||41,000 CNY|
|Professor - Law||46,500 CNY|
|Professor - Legal Support||43,200 CNY|
|Professor - Liberal Arts||42,700 CNY|
|Professor - Marketing||43,400 CNY|
|Professor - Mathematics||48,700 CNY|
|Professor - Mechanical Engineering||45,000 CNY|
|Professor - Medical Administration||47,400 CNY|
|Professor - Medicine||50,400 CNY|
|Professor - Music||40,300 CNY|
|Professor - Nursing||43,200 CNY|
|Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences||43,100 CNY|
|Professor - Philosophy||45,300 CNY|
|Professor - Physical Therapy||45,000 CNY|
|Professor - Physics||48,600 CNY|
|Professor - Psychology||41,700 CNY|
|Professor - Rehabilitation||40,600 CNY|
|Professor - Social Work||37,700 CNY|
|Professor - Sociology||43,000 CNY|
|Professor - Special Education||45,700 CNY|
|Psychology Teacher||34,600 CNY|
|Public Management Assistant Professor||36,600 CNY|
|School Counselor||32,000 CNY|
|Science Educator||24,300 CNY|
|Science Laboratory Assistant||21,800 CNY|
|Science Teacher||25,400 CNY|
|Secondary Mathematics Teacher||24,500 CNY|
|Secondary School Teacher||24,800 CNY|
|Special Education Teacher||25,600 CNY|
|Special Needs Assistant||21,800 CNY|
|Statistics Lecturer||43,800 CNY|
|Student Accounts Coordinator||23,400 CNY|
|Student Development Specialist||27,900 CNY|
|Student Employment Specialist||27,600 CNY|
|Student Services||22,700 CNY|
|Student Support Manager||28,900 CNY|
|Substitute Teacher||20,500 CNY|
|Teacher Aide||18,700 CNY|
|Teacher Trainer||30,000 CNY|
|Training and Development Specialist||31,400 CNY|
|Training Coordinator||22,800 CNY|
|University Teacher||40,800 CNY|
|Vocational Education Teacher||24,500 CNY|
Teaching / Education salaries in China range from 14,900 CNY per month (minimum average salary) to 56,700 CNY per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 30,500 CNY per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 30,500 CNY while the other half are earning more than 30,500 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 Teaching / Education are earning less than 20,400 CNY while 75% of them are earning more than 20,400 CNY. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 42,700 CNY while 25% are earning more than 42,700 CNY.
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
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.
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 degrees levels across many jobs, 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 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.
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.
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 Teaching / Education earn 11% more than their female counterparts on average.
Teaching / Education professionals in China are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% 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 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.
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 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.
Teaching / Education 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.
47% of surveyed staff in Teaching / Education reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 53% 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.
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.
The average salary for Teaching / Education is 6% more than that of All Jobs.
|Xi an||34,000 CNY|
|Nei Monggol||27,900 CNY|
|Xinjiang Uygur||27,500 CNY|
|Xizang [Tibet]||25,700 CNY|
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.