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Human Resources Officer Average Salary in China 2021

How much money does a Human Resources Officer make in China?


Average Monthly Salary
17,000 CNY
( 204,000 CNY yearly)

LOW
7,830
CNY
AVERAGE
17,000
CNY
HIGH
27,100
CNY

A person working as a Human Resources Officer in China typically earns around 17,000 CNY per month. Salaries range from 7,830 CNY (lowest) to 27,100 CNY (highest).

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

Human Resources Officer Salary Distribution in China

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Human Resources Officer salaries in China range from 7,830 CNY per month (minimum salary) to 27,100 CNY per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 18,400 CNY per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Human Resources Officer(s) are earning less than 18,400 CNY while the other half are earning more than 18,400 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 Human Resources Officer(s) are earning less than 11,800 CNY while 75% of them are earning more than 11,800 CNY. Also from the diagram, 75% of Human Resources Officer(s) are earning less than 24,500 CNY while 25% are earning more than 24,500 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

Human Resources Officer 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 Human Resources Officer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Human Resources Officer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 8,880 CNY per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 11,900 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 17,500 CNY per month, 48% 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, Human Resources Officer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 21,400 CNY per month, 22% 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 23,300 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 25,200 CNY per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Human Resources Officer average salary change by experience in China

0 - 2 Years
8,880 CNY
2 - 5 Years+34%
11,900 CNY
5 - 10 Years+48%
17,500 CNY
10 - 15 Years+22%
21,400 CNY
15 - 20 Years+9%
23,300 CNY
20+ Years+8%
25,200 CNY
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Human Resources Officer Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Human Resources Officer(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 Human Resources Officer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Human Resources Officer is 10,300 CNY per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 19,900 CNY per month, 93% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.


Human Resources Officer average salary difference by education level in China

Certificate or Diploma
10,300 CNY
Bachelor's Degree+93%
19,900 CNY
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Human Resources Officer 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 Human Resources Officer employees in China earn 13% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
18,100 CNY
Female-12%
16,000 CNY
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in China for all Careers

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Human Resources Officer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in China

How much are annual salary increments in China for Human Resources Officer(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Human Resources Officer

Human Resources Officer(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.

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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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Human Resources Officer Bonus and Incentive Rates in China

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate China Human Resources Officer
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A Human Resources Officer 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.

66% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 34% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
34%
No Bonus
66%

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.

Human Resources Officer Average Hourly Wage in China


98 CNY per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in China is 98 CNY. This means that the average Human Resources Officer in China earns approximately 98 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.

Human Resources Officer VS Other Jobs

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The average salary for Human Resources Officer is 39% less than that of Human Resources. Also, Human Resources salaries are 5% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

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Benefits Administrator18,900 CNY+11%
Benefits Analyst23,600 CNY+39%
Benefits Manager37,800 CNY+120%
Chief People Officer46,800 CNY+180%
Compensation Analyst23,400 CNY+38%
Compensation and Benefits Manager39,400 CNY+130%
Compensation and Benefits Officer16,000 CNY-6%
Compensation Manager37,300 CNY+120%
Corporate Director of Human Resources49,100 CNY+190%
Corporate Trainer22,500 CNY+32%
Employee Benefits Administrator28,100 CNY+65%
Employee Communications Manager31,800 CNY+87%
Employee Development Specialist31,700 CNY+86%
Employee Engagement Specialist31,100 CNY+83%
Employee Health and Wellness Administrator30,300 CNY+78%
Employee Performance Specialist22,400 CNY+32%
Employee Relations Manager32,800 CNY+93%
Employee Relations Practitioner34,000 CNY+100%
Employee Services Manager34,300 CNY+100%
Employment Advice Worker15,100 CNY-11%
Employment Interviewer23,300 CNY+37%
Employment Service Specialist18,200 CNY+7%
Employment Services Coordinator21,000 CNY+23%
Enrollment Counselor29,500 CNY+73%
Equal Opportunity Representative23,300 CNY+37%
Executive Human Capital Management45,200 CNY+170%
Executive Recruiter32,100 CNY+89%
Expatriate Administration Manager31,400 CNY+85%
Expatriate Administration Supervisor22,300 CNY+31%
Global Mobility Manager39,300 CNY+130%
Headhunter31,700 CNY+86%
Health Benefits Coordinator19,600 CNY+15%
HRIS Analyst16,400 CNY-4%
HRIS Manager26,800 CNY+58%
HRIS Supervisor16,100 CNY-5%
Human Resources Administration Specialist19,100 CNY+12%
Human Resources Administrator20,000 CNY+18%
Human Resources Advisor30,000 CNY+76%
Human Resources Analyst27,400 CNY+61%
Human Resources Assessor16,900 CNY-1%
Human Resources Assistant Manager33,300 CNY+96%
Human Resources Associate12,000 CNY-29%
Human Resources Consultant36,900 CNY+120%
Human Resources Data Analytics Manager28,200 CNY+66%
Human Resources Generalist24,000 CNY+41%
Human Resources Manager43,600 CNY+160%
Human Resources Officer17,000 CNY-0%
Human Resources Representative17,700 CNY+4%
Human Resources Section Head29,500 CNY+73%
Human Resources Superintendent16,500 CNY-3%
Human Resources Training Executive32,900 CNY+93%
Industrial Organizational Psychologist41,500 CNY+140%
Job Evaluation Specialist31,200 CNY+83%
Labor Relations Director38,000 CNY+120%
Labor Relations Manager36,000 CNY+110%
Labor Relations Specialist17,300 CNY+2%
Learning and Development Manager38,100 CNY+120%
Occupational Health and Safety Officer17,100 CNY+0%
Organizational Development Consultant36,700 CNY+120%
Organizational Development Manager38,300 CNY+130%
Organizational Development Specialist19,500 CNY+15%
Payroll Assistant15,200 CNY-11%
Payroll Supervisor18,700 CNY+10%
People Development Officer23,600 CNY+39%
Personnel Officer13,600 CNY-20%
Records Clerk11,300 CNY-34%
Records Manager19,300 CNY+13%
Recruiter33,400 CNY+96%
Recruiting Coordinator16,000 CNY-6%
Recruiting Manager45,000 CNY+160%
Recruitment Consultant29,900 CNY+76%
Recruitment Officer18,200 CNY+7%
Recruitment Supervisor26,300 CNY+55%
Research Associate14,800 CNY-13%
SAP Resource Manager32,800 CNY+93%
Talent Acquisition Specialist25,200 CNY+48%
Talent Management Officer19,600 CNY+15%
Training and Development Section Head31,400 CNY+85%
Training Executive35,300 CNY+110%
Training Officer15,400 CNY-9%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Beijing19,200 CNY
Changchun16,800 CNY
Changsha15,800 CNY
Chengdu19,300 CNY
Chongqing19,500 CNY
Dalian16,500 CNY
Dongguan16,500 CNY
Foshan15,600 CNY
Fuzhou15,200 CNY
Guangzhou20,400 CNY
Hangzhou19,700 CNY
Harbin17,900 CNY
Jinan18,800 CNY
Kunming15,500 CNY
Nanjing18,600 CNY
Qingdao16,800 CNY
Quanzhou15,400 CNY
Shanghai19,000 CNY
Shantou17,600 CNY
Shenyang17,800 CNY
Shenzhen18,000 CNY
Suzhou18,100 CNY
Tianjin19,200 CNY
Wenzhou17,100 CNY
Wuhan19,500 CNY
Wuxi14,700 CNY
Xi an18,000 CNY
Xiamen15,200 CNY
Zhengzhou15,500 CNY

Salary Comparison By State

StateAverage Salary
Anhui19,000 CNY
Beijing15,000 CNY
Chongqing16,900 CNY
Fujian17,200 CNY
Gansu16,700 CNY
Guangdong19,800 CNY
Guangxi19,100 CNY
Guizhou16,700 CNY
Hainan15,900 CNY
Hebei19,300 CNY
Heilongjiang16,400 CNY
Henan20,000 CNY
Hubei18,100 CNY
Hunan19,500 CNY
Jiangsu19,000 CNY
Jiangxi18,600 CNY
Jilin16,200 CNY
Liaoning18,600 CNY
Nei Monggol16,100 CNY
Ningxia14,300 CNY
Qinghai15,000 CNY
Shaanxi16,700 CNY
Shandong20,300 CNY
Shanghai15,500 CNY
Shanxi17,400 CNY
Sichuan19,300 CNY
Tianjin16,000 CNY
Xinjiang Uygur15,600 CNY
Xizang [Tibet]15,400 CNY
Yunnan18,200 CNY
Zhejiang17,800 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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