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Cashier Average Salary in China 2020

How much money does a Cashier make in China?

Average Monthly Salary
16,200 CNY
( 195,000 CNY yearly)


A person working as a Cashier in China typically earns around 16,200 CNY per month. Salaries range from 7,950 CNY (lowest) to 25,300 CNY (highest).

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

Cashier Salary Distribution in China

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

  • Salary Range

    Cashier salaries in China range from 7,950 CNY per month (minimum salary) to 25,300 CNY per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 16,500 CNY per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Cashier(s) are earning less than 16,500 CNY while the other half are earning more than 16,500 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 Cashier(s) are earning less than 11,000 CNY while 75% of them are earning more than 11,000 CNY. Also from the diagram, 75% of Cashier(s) are earning less than 21,300 CNY while 25% are earning more than 21,300 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

Cashier 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 Cashier salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Cashier with less than two years of experience makes approximately 9,420 CNY per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 12,100 CNY per month, 29% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 16,700 CNY per month, 38% 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, Cashier(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 20,700 CNY per month, 24% 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 22,200 CNY per month, 7% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 23,600 CNY per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Cashier average salary change by experience in China

0 - 2 Years
9,420 CNY
2 - 5 Years+29%
12,100 CNY
5 - 10 Years+38%
16,700 CNY
10 - 15 Years+24%
20,700 CNY
15 - 20 Years+7%
22,200 CNY
20+ Years+7%
23,600 CNY
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Cashier Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

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

When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Cashier is 12,100 CNY per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 17,300 CNY per month, 43% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 23,900 CNY per month, 38% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Cashier average salary difference by education level in China

High School
12,100 CNY
Certificate or Diploma+43%
17,300 CNY
Bachelor's Degree+38%
23,900 CNY
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Cashier 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 Cashier employees in China earn 12% more than their female counterparts.

15,200 CNY
16,900 CNY
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in China for all Careers

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Cashier Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in China

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


Cashier(s) in China are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 12% every 14 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate China Cashier
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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

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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 2019

Information Technology

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.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Cashier Bonus and Incentive Rates in China

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

69% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 31% 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
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.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector Cashier employees in China earn 6% more than their private sector counterparts.

Private Sector
28,800 CNY
Public Sector+6%
30,400 CNY
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Cashier Salary Trend and Forecast in China

How are Cashier salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

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Average Salary 2016
14,400 CNY
Average Salary 2017+4%
14,900 CNY
Average Salary 2018+3%
15,300 CNY
Average Salary 2019+2%
15,600 CNY
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Cashier salaries in China are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 2% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

Cashier Average Hourly Wage in China

94 CNY per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in China is 94 CNY. This means that the average Cashier in China earns approximately 94 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.

Cashier VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Cashier and Sales Retail and Wholesale monthly China
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The average salary for Cashier is 49% less than that of Sales Retail and Wholesale. Also, Sales Retail and Wholesale salaries are 7% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Account Officer23,600 CNY+46%
Area Sales Manager45,400 CNY+180%
Assistant Department Manager18,800 CNY+16%
Assistant Retail Store Manager26,600 CNY+64%
Branch Manager38,100 CNY+130%
Cashier16,200 CNY-0%
Cashier Manager24,300 CNY+50%
Depot Manager37,800 CNY+130%
Deputy Sales Manager34,100 CNY+110%
Distribution Director43,100 CNY+170%
Global Wholesale Manager52,300 CNY+220%
Head Cashier25,300 CNY+56%
Head of Retail39,700 CNY+140%
Head Teller26,400 CNY+63%
Inside Sales Executive32,400 CNY+100%
Inside Sales Representative21,400 CNY+32%
Inventory Manager32,700 CNY+100%
Key Account Manager30,300 CNY+87%
Medical Device Sales25,400 CNY+57%
National Customer Solution Specialist39,000 CNY+140%
Parts Salesperson18,700 CNY+15%
Project Development Manager36,400 CNY+120%
Project Manager36,700 CNY+130%
Purchasing and Sales Executive48,200 CNY+200%
Quotation Engineer21,700 CNY+34%
Relationship Manager41,600 CNY+160%
Retail Operations Manager36,400 CNY+120%
Retail Sales Associate25,400 CNY+57%
Retail Store Manager32,400 CNY+100%
Revenue Manager35,500 CNY+120%
Sales Account Manager38,600 CNY+140%
Sales Admin Executive42,500 CNY+160%
Sales Assistant17,900 CNY+10%
Sales Associate20,800 CNY+28%
Sales Consultant22,900 CNY+41%
Sales Coordinator22,700 CNY+40%
Sales Development Representative24,500 CNY+51%
Sales Engineer25,400 CNY+57%
Sales Executive40,500 CNY+150%
Sales Manager46,000 CNY+180%
Sales Officer20,600 CNY+27%
Sales Planning Analyst31,100 CNY+92%
Sales Representative18,100 CNY+12%
Sales Specialist29,200 CNY+80%
Sales Support20,700 CNY+28%
Sales Team Leader27,500 CNY+70%
Sales Trainer27,700 CNY+71%
Securities Sales Agent31,400 CNY+94%
Shipper / Receiver19,000 CNY+17%
Shop Manager29,800 CNY+84%
Store Development Administrator22,900 CNY+41%
Trade Marketing Officer34,000 CNY+110%
Treasury Officer30,000 CNY+85%
Vice President Sales43,800 CNY+170%
Visual Merchandiser22,800 CNY+41%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Beijing17,600 CNY
Changchun16,400 CNY
Changsha14,800 CNY
Chengdu18,000 CNY
Chongqing18,400 CNY
Dalian15,500 CNY
Dongguan15,000 CNY
Foshan15,800 CNY
Fuzhou15,400 CNY
Guangzhou19,000 CNY
Hangzhou17,700 CNY
Harbin17,200 CNY
Jinan17,400 CNY
Kunming15,200 CNY
Nanjing16,200 CNY
Qingdao16,200 CNY
Quanzhou15,300 CNY
Shanghai18,400 CNY
Shantou16,400 CNY
Shenyang17,100 CNY
Shenzhen17,200 CNY
Suzhou16,200 CNY
Tianjin17,200 CNY
Wenzhou15,300 CNY
Wuhan18,600 CNY
Wuxi14,900 CNY
Xi an17,000 CNY
Xiamen14,000 CNY
Zhengzhou14,100 CNY

Salary Comparison By State

StateAverage Salary
Anhui18,100 CNY
Beijing14,500 CNY
Chongqing15,000 CNY
Fujian17,000 CNY
Gansu15,200 CNY
Guangdong18,200 CNY
Guangxi17,800 CNY
Guizhou15,800 CNY
Hainan13,900 CNY
Hebei18,800 CNY
Heilongjiang16,300 CNY
Henan18,200 CNY
Hubei18,400 CNY
Hunan18,200 CNY
Jiangsu18,000 CNY
Jiangxi16,200 CNY
Jilin15,800 CNY
Liaoning16,600 CNY
Nei Monggol14,500 CNY
Ningxia14,600 CNY
Qinghai14,000 CNY
Shaanxi15,800 CNY
Shandong19,400 CNY
Shanghai15,100 CNY
Shanxi15,600 CNY
Sichuan19,200 CNY
Tianjin14,700 CNY
Xinjiang Uygur14,500 CNY
Xizang [Tibet]13,100 CNY
Yunnan17,400 CNY
Zhejiang17,200 CNY
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