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Public Relations Manager Average Salary in China 2022

How much money does a Public Relations Manager make in China?

Average Monthly Salary
44,100 CNY
( 529,000 CNY yearly)


A person working as a Public Relations Manager in China typically earns around 44,100 CNY per month. Salaries range from 22,500 CNY (lowest) to 67,900 CNY (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Public Relations Manager salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Public Relations Manager Salary Distribution in China

Median and salary distribution monthly China Public Relations Manager
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Public Relations Manager salaries in China range from 22,500 CNY per month (minimum salary) to 67,900 CNY per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 43,200 CNY per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Public Relations Manager(s) are earning less than 43,200 CNY while the other half are earning more than 43,200 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 Public Relations Manager(s) are earning less than 29,600 CNY while 75% of them are earning more than 29,600 CNY. Also from the diagram, 75% of Public Relations Manager(s) are earning less than 54,500 CNY while 25% are earning more than 54,500 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

Public Relations Manager Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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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 Public Relations Manager salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Public Relations Manager with less than two years of experience makes approximately 25,200 CNY per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 33,000 CNY per month, 31% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 46,100 CNY per month, 40% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

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.

Additionally, Public Relations Manager(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 55,400 CNY per month, 20% 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 60,200 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 65,000 CNY per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Public Relations Manager average salary change by experience in China

0 - 2 Years
25,200 CNY
2 - 5 Years+31%
33,000 CNY
5 - 10 Years+40%
46,100 CNY
10 - 15 Years+20%
55,400 CNY
15 - 20 Years+9%
60,200 CNY
20+ Years+8%
65,000 CNY
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Public Relations Manager Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Public Relations Manager(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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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 Public Relations Manager salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Public Relations Manager is 30,200 CNY per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 34,800 CNY per month, 15% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 48,900 CNY per month, 41% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Professionals who hold a Master's Degree are rewarded with an average salary of 62,900 CNY per month, 29% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.

Public Relations Manager average salary difference by education level in China

High School
30,200 CNY
Certificate or Diploma+15%
34,800 CNY
Bachelor's Degree+41%
48,900 CNY
Master's Degree+29%
62,900 CNY
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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 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.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Public Relations Manager Salary Comparison By Gender

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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 Public Relations Manager employees in China earn 11% more than their female counterparts on average.

46,600 CNY
41,800 CNY
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in China for all Careers

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Public Relations Manager Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in China

How much are annual salary increments in China for Public Relations Manager(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

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Public Relations Manager(s) in China are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 13% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 months.

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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 2021

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in China for the year 2021. 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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Public Relations Manager Bonus and Incentive Rates in China

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate China Public Relations Manager
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A Public Relations Manager is considered to be a high 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.

19% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 81% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 6% to 8% 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.

Public Relations Manager Average Hourly Wage in China

250 CNY per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in China is 250 CNY. This means that the average Public Relations Manager in China earns approximately 250 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.

Public Relations Manager VS Other Jobs

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The average salary for Public Relations Manager is 50% more than that of Public Relations. Also, Public Relations salaries are 1% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Communications Associate15,800 CNY-64%
Communications Specialist17,500 CNY-60%
Director of Communications44,000 CNY-0%
Government Relations Officer28,600 CNY-35%
Head of Public Relations51,000 CNY+16%
Investor Relations Officer30,500 CNY-31%
Media Relations Specialist37,100 CNY-16%
Meetings Coordinator12,700 CNY-71%
Public Relations Manager44,100 CNY-0%
Public Relations Officer18,100 CNY-59%
Public Relations Practitioner22,600 CNY-49%
Public Relations Specialist18,700 CNY-58%
Relationship Management Officer14,300 CNY-68%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Beijing47,400 CNY
Changchun42,600 CNY
Changsha39,600 CNY
Chengdu49,100 CNY
Chongqing47,700 CNY
Dalian41,200 CNY
Dongguan42,300 CNY
Foshan41,800 CNY
Fuzhou38,300 CNY
Guangzhou51,800 CNY
Hangzhou48,000 CNY
Harbin44,900 CNY
Jinan44,500 CNY
Kunming39,600 CNY
Nanjing46,700 CNY
Qingdao41,000 CNY
Quanzhou37,200 CNY
Shanghai51,900 CNY
Shantou45,100 CNY
Shenyang44,300 CNY
Shenzhen45,500 CNY
Suzhou44,800 CNY
Tianjin48,100 CNY
Wenzhou42,100 CNY
Wuhan45,700 CNY
Wuxi39,700 CNY
Xi an44,400 CNY
Xiamen36,300 CNY
Zhengzhou36,700 CNY

Salary Comparison By State

StateAverage Salary
Anhui49,700 CNY
Beijing40,900 CNY
Chongqing43,600 CNY
Fujian46,300 CNY
Gansu42,600 CNY
Guangdong52,600 CNY
Guangxi48,000 CNY
Guizhou43,900 CNY
Hainan39,700 CNY
Hebei50,200 CNY
Heilongjiang44,700 CNY
Henan51,400 CNY
Hubei48,700 CNY
Hunan49,500 CNY
Jiangsu50,400 CNY
Jiangxi46,700 CNY
Jilin42,600 CNY
Liaoning46,200 CNY
Nei Monggol41,600 CNY
Ningxia38,800 CNY
Qinghai38,400 CNY
Shaanxi44,600 CNY
Shandong51,300 CNY
Shanghai40,900 CNY
Shanxi43,600 CNY
Sichuan50,300 CNY
Tianjin39,500 CNY
Xinjiang Uygur40,300 CNY
Xizang [Tibet]37,600 CNY
Yunnan46,500 CNY
Zhejiang47,400 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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