A person working as a Biomedical Engineer in China typically earns around 23,800 CNY per month. Salaries range from 12,400 CNY (lowest) to 36,400 CNY (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Biomedical Engineer salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Biomedical Engineer salaries in China range from 12,400 CNY per month (minimum salary) to 36,400 CNY per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 22,900 CNY per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Biomedical Engineer(s) are earning less than 22,900 CNY while the other half are earning more than 22,900 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.
Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Biomedical Engineer(s) are earning less than 15,900 CNY while 75% of them are earning more than 15,900 CNY. Also from the diagram, 75% of Biomedical Engineer(s) are earning less than 28,500 CNY while 25% are earning more than 28,500 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 Biomedical Engineer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Biomedical Engineer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 14,100 CNY per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 18,900 CNY per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 24,500 CNY per month, 30% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Biomedical Engineer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 29,700 CNY per month, 21% 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 32,500 CNY per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 34,100 CNY per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+30%|
|10 - 15 Years||+21%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
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 Biomedical Engineer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Biomedical Engineer is 19,800 CNY per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 27,500 CNY per month, 39% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
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 the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.
If you can afford the costs of higher education, 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 Biomedical Engineer employees in China earn 8% more than their female counterparts on average.
Biomedical Engineer(s) in China are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 15 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.
A Biomedical Engineer is considered to be a moderate 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.
46% of surveyed staff 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 5% 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 Biomedical Engineer is 40% less than that of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology. Also, Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology salaries are 34% more than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Assistant Pharmacist||24,000 CNY||+1%|
|Assistant Pharmacy Director||46,700 CNY||+96%|
|Associate Medical Affairs Director||64,500 CNY||+170%|
|Bioinformatics Scientist||59,600 CNY||+150%|
|Bioinformatics Technician||26,000 CNY||+9%|
|Biological Scientist||63,500 CNY||+170%|
|Biological Technician||25,700 CNY||+8%|
|Biomedical Engineer||23,800 CNY||-0%|
|Biomedical Engineering Director||48,300 CNY||+100%|
|Biotechnology Lead Data Manager||31,400 CNY||+32%|
|Chemical Process Technician||27,100 CNY||+14%|
|Clinical Consultant||39,100 CNY||+64%|
|Clinical Data Manager||37,600 CNY||+58%|
|Clinical Data Specialist||36,000 CNY||+51%|
|Clinical Operations Manager||54,900 CNY||+130%|
|Clinical Pharmacist||36,500 CNY||+53%|
|Clinical Pharmacy Specialist||44,200 CNY||+86%|
|Clinical Programmer||19,500 CNY||-18%|
|Clinical Project Manager||36,000 CNY||+51%|
|Clinical Research Associate||33,800 CNY||+42%|
|Clinical Research Manager||51,700 CNY||+120%|
|Clinical Study Manager||48,400 CNY||+100%|
|Compliance Specialist||38,100 CNY||+60%|
|Cytology Laboratory Technologist||29,900 CNY||+26%|
|GCP Auditor||31,600 CNY||+33%|
|Hospital Pharmacy Technician||28,700 CNY||+21%|
|Manufacturing Engineer||30,300 CNY||+27%|
|Medical Affairs Director||57,400 CNY||+140%|
|Medical Representative||24,400 CNY||+2%|
|Medical Science Liaison||43,100 CNY||+81%|
|Molecular and Cellular Biologist||61,900 CNY||+160%|
|Nuclear Pharmacist||39,000 CNY||+64%|
|Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Lead||70,000 CNY||+190%|
|Pharmaceutical Operations Excellence Manager||58,600 CNY||+150%|
|Pharmaceutical Process Engineer||35,300 CNY||+48%|
|Pharmaceutical Production Assistant Manager||41,300 CNY||+73%|
|Pharmaceutical Quality Auditor||40,900 CNY||+72%|
|Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs Assistant||30,100 CNY||+26%|
|Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs Specialist||32,500 CNY||+37%|
|Pharmaceutical Research Associate||36,500 CNY||+53%|
|Pharmaceutical Research Scientist||54,000 CNY||+130%|
|Pharmaceutical Researcher||53,600 CNY||+130%|
|Pharmaceutical Sales and Marketing Manager||44,700 CNY||+88%|
|Pharmaceutical Sales Manager||52,500 CNY||+120%|
|Pharmaceutical Sales Representative||26,000 CNY||+9%|
|Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Manager||56,300 CNY||+140%|
|Pharmaceutical Team Leader||41,200 CNY||+73%|
|Pharmaceutical Technologist||29,400 CNY||+23%|
|Pharmacy Aide||24,600 CNY||+3%|
|Pharmacy Manager||51,900 CNY||+120%|
|Pharmacy Stock Controller||22,500 CNY||-5%|
|Pharmacy Technician||20,900 CNY||-12%|
|Records Management Coordinator||19,800 CNY||-17%|
|Shift Encapsulator||22,600 CNY||-5%|
|Staff Pharmacist||39,000 CNY||+64%|
|Xi an||26,100 CNY|
|Nei Monggol||23,000 CNY|
|Xinjiang Uygur||23,400 CNY|
|Xizang [Tibet]||21,500 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.