A person working as a Security Guard in China typically earns around 8,790 CNY per month. Salaries range from 4,390 CNY (lowest) to 13,600 CNY (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Security Guard salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Security Guard salaries in China range from 4,390 CNY per month (minimum salary) to 13,600 CNY per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 8,790 CNY per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Security Guard(s) are earning less than 8,790 CNY while the other half are earning more than 8,790 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 Security Guard(s) are earning less than 5,930 CNY while 75% of them are earning more than 5,930 CNY. Also from the diagram, 75% of Security Guard(s) are earning less than 11,200 CNY while 25% are earning more than 11,200 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 your wage. We broke down Security Guard salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Security Guard with less than two years of experience makes approximately 5,270 CNY per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 6,980 CNY per month, 32% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 9,330 CNY per month, 34% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Security Guard(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 11,100 CNY per month, 19% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.
If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 12,000 CNY per month, 8% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 12,900 CNY per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+32%|
|5 - 10 Years||+34%|
|10 - 15 Years||+19%|
|15 - 20 Years||+8%|
We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Security Guard salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Security Guard is 7,810 CNY per month.
While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 12,400 CNY per month, 59% more than someone having a High School degree.
|Certificate or Diploma||+59%|
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Security Guard employees in China earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.
Security Guard(s) in China are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 16 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 2019. 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.
A Security Guard is considered to be a low bonus-based job 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 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 3% 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 Security Guard is 62% less than that of Law Enforcement / Security / Fire. Also, Law Enforcement / Security / Fire salaries are 20% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Accreditation Coordinator||25,200 CNY||+190%|
|Accreditation Manager||33,600 CNY||+280%|
|Control Room Operator||8,790 CNY||+0%|
|Criminal Investigator||33,700 CNY||+280%|
|Facility Monitor||18,700 CNY||+110%|
|Fire Chief||33,400 CNY||+280%|
|Fire Dispatcher||15,500 CNY||+76%|
|Fire Education Specialist||27,700 CNY||+220%|
|Fire Extinguisher Technician||9,730 CNY||+11%|
|Fire Fighter||17,200 CNY||+96%|
|Fire Inspector||29,200 CNY||+230%|
|Fire Investigator||30,500 CNY||+250%|
|Fire Prevention Engineer||25,500 CNY||+190%|
|Forensic Investigator||28,600 CNY||+230%|
|Forensic Science Technician||31,000 CNY||+250%|
|Fraud and Forensic Specialist||30,500 CNY||+250%|
|Fraud Examiner||32,800 CNY||+270%|
|Grants Specialist||38,700 CNY||+340%|
|Intellectual Property Associate||28,200 CNY||+220%|
|Intelligence Research Specialist||44,100 CNY||+400%|
|Jail Officer||13,200 CNY||+50%|
|Juvenile Probation Officer||22,600 CNY||+160%|
|Juvenile Supervision Officer||21,400 CNY||+140%|
|Parole Officer||15,700 CNY||+79%|
|Police Captain||38,700 CNY||+340%|
|Police Communications Officer||21,500 CNY||+140%|
|Police Officer||18,000 CNY||+100%|
|Police Patrol Officer||15,300 CNY||+74%|
|Prison Officer||13,300 CNY||+51%|
|Prisoner Custody Officer||11,800 CNY||+34%|
|Private Detective / Investigator||30,500 CNY||+250%|
|Security Adviser||29,400 CNY||+230%|
|Security Guard||8,790 CNY||+0%|
|Security Management Specialist||44,800 CNY||+410%|
|Security Manager||45,900 CNY||+420%|
|Security Officer||10,200 CNY||+16%|
|Security Supervisor||25,600 CNY||+190%|
|Security Systems Installer||22,900 CNY||+160%|
|Security Technician||10,100 CNY||+15%|
|Surveillance Operator||12,700 CNY||+45%|
|Traffic Controller||17,200 CNY||+96%|
|Xi an||9,560 CNY|
|Nei Monggol||8,090 CNY|
|Xinjiang Uygur||7,690 CNY|
|Xizang [Tibet]||7,230 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.