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Administration / Reception / Secretarial Average Salaries in China 2021

How much money does a person working in Administration / Reception / Secretarial make in China?


Average Monthly Salary
17,400 CNY
( 209,000 CNY yearly)

LOW
8,720
CNY
AVERAGE
17,400
CNY
HIGH
39,700
CNY

A person working in Administration / Reception / Secretarial in China typically earns around 17,400 CNY per month. Salaries range from 8,720 CNY (lowest average) to 39,700 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 Administration / Reception / Secretarial 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
Accreditation Specialist33,400 CNY
Administrative Aide12,200 CNY
Administrative Analyst21,700 CNY
Administrative Assistant15,700 CNY
Administrative Associate15,500 CNY
Administrative Manager22,500 CNY
Administrative Receptionist14,600 CNY
Board Secretary13,600 CNY
Central Office Operator14,600 CNY
Clerk10,200 CNY
Commercial Administrator21,600 CNY
Commissions Processor18,500 CNY
Conveyancing Secretary13,000 CNY
Document Controller13,200 CNY
Document Management Specialist19,000 CNY
Executive Assistant17,200 CNY
Executive Personal Assistant18,400 CNY
Executive Secretary15,800 CNY
Front Desk Attendant14,900 CNY
Front Desk Coordinator17,300 CNY
Front Desk Manager23,500 CNY
Group Services Manager38,100 CNY
Head Receptionist17,700 CNY
Key Account Assistant17,600 CNY
Keyboard and Data Entry Operator9,400 CNY
Leasing Administrator17,600 CNY
Legal Secretary16,100 CNY
Librarian17,800 CNY
Mailroom Manager16,700 CNY
Management Support Secretary14,800 CNY
Master Programme Coordinator28,600 CNY
Medical Receptionist15,600 CNY
Meeting and Event Assistant16,000 CNY
Meeting and Event Manager36,600 CNY
Night Manager22,400 CNY
Office Administrator23,700 CNY
Office Assistant9,820 CNY
Office Manager25,300 CNY
Office Services Coordinator19,900 CNY
Operations Analyst31,700 CNY
Operations Manager37,100 CNY
Personal Assistant15,500 CNY
Planning Assistant17,200 CNY
Process Expert23,200 CNY
Program Coordinator20,100 CNY
Programme Assistant19,000 CNY
Project Administrator25,800 CNY
Project Coordinator32,600 CNY
Reception Team Lead19,100 CNY
Receptionist14,400 CNY
Records Officer12,600 CNY
Schedule Officer10,400 CNY
School Secretary14,100 CNY
Secretary12,800 CNY
Switchboard Operator12,700 CNY
Technical Program Manager35,200 CNY
Technical Project Manager34,600 CNY
Typist11,400 CNY
Wayleave Officer10,600 CNY

Administration / Reception / Secretarial Jobs Salary Distribution in China

Median and salary distribution monthly China Administration / Reception / Secretarial
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Administration / Reception / Secretarial salaries in China range from 8,720 CNY per month (minimum average salary) to 39,700 CNY per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 16,700 CNY per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Administration / Reception / Secretarial are earning less than 16,700 CNY while the other half are earning more than 16,700 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 Administration / Reception / Secretarial are earning less than 11,400 CNY while 75% of them are earning more than 11,400 CNY. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Administration / Reception / Secretarial are earning less than 27,100 CNY while 25% are earning more than 27,100 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?

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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.

Administration / Reception / Secretarial 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 employees in China who work in Administration / Reception / Secretarial earn 8% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
18,200 CNY
Female-8%
16,800 CNY
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in China for all Careers

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Administration / Reception / Secretarial Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in China

How much are annual salary increments in China for Administration / Reception / Secretarial professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Administration / Reception / Secretarial

Administration / Reception / Secretarial professionals in China are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 16 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 2020

Banking
8%
Energy
7%
Information Technology
6%
Healthcare
5%
Travel
4%
Construction
3%
Education
2%

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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Administration / Reception / Secretarial Bonus and Incentive Rates in China

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate China Administration / Reception / Secretarial
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Administration / Reception / Secretarial is considered to be a low 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.

73% of surveyed staff in Administration / Reception / Secretarial reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 27% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 3% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
27%
No Bonus
73%

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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.

Administration / Reception / Secretarial Hourly Average Wage in China


100 CNY per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in China is 100 CNY. This means that the average person in China earns approximately 100 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.

Administration / Reception / Secretarial VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Administration / Reception / Secretarial and Administration / Reception / Secretarial monthly China
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The average salary for Administration / Reception / Secretarial is 41% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Beijing19,900 CNY
Changchun16,600 CNY
Changsha15,800 CNY
Chengdu18,200 CNY
Chongqing20,200 CNY
Dalian16,400 CNY
Dongguan15,700 CNY
Foshan15,500 CNY
Fuzhou16,600 CNY
Guangzhou19,200 CNY
Hangzhou19,300 CNY
Harbin18,500 CNY
Jinan19,300 CNY
Kunming15,700 CNY
Nanjing17,400 CNY
Qingdao17,900 CNY
Quanzhou16,300 CNY
Shanghai18,800 CNY
Shantou17,000 CNY
Shenyang18,000 CNY
Shenzhen17,200 CNY
Suzhou16,800 CNY
Tianjin18,300 CNY
Wenzhou17,200 CNY
Wuhan19,900 CNY
Wuxi14,900 CNY
Xi an19,000 CNY
Xiamen16,000 CNY
Zhengzhou15,400 CNY

Salary Comparison By State

StateAverage Salary
Anhui18,000 CNY
Beijing14,800 CNY
Chongqing15,800 CNY
Fujian16,900 CNY
Gansu15,500 CNY
Guangdong19,200 CNY
Guangxi17,600 CNY
Guizhou16,100 CNY
Hainan14,600 CNY
Hebei18,500 CNY
Heilongjiang16,500 CNY
Henan19,000 CNY
Hubei18,000 CNY
Hunan18,400 CNY
Jiangsu18,700 CNY
Jiangxi17,400 CNY
Jilin15,900 CNY
Liaoning17,300 CNY
Nei Monggol15,600 CNY
Ningxia14,600 CNY
Qinghai14,400 CNY
Shaanxi16,800 CNY
Shandong19,400 CNY
Shanghai15,500 CNY
Shanxi16,500 CNY
Sichuan19,100 CNY
Tianjin15,000 CNY
Xinjiang Uygur15,400 CNY
Xizang [Tibet]14,400 CNY
Yunnan17,800 CNY
Zhejiang18,200 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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