A person working as a Sales Manager in China typically earns around 50,700 CNY per month. Salaries range from 27,400 CNY (lowest) to 76,600 CNY (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Sales Manager salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Sales Manager salaries in China range from 27,400 CNY per month (minimum salary) to 76,600 CNY per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 46,700 CNY per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Sales Manager(s) are earning less than 46,700 CNY while the other half are earning more than 46,700 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.
Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Sales Manager(s) are earning less than 33,300 CNY while 75% of them are earning more than 33,300 CNY. Also from the diagram, 75% of Sales Manager(s) are earning less than 56,700 CNY while 25% are earning more than 56,700 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 Sales Manager salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Sales Manager with less than two years of experience makes approximately 31,800 CNY per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 40,200 CNY per month, 26% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 53,000 CNY per month, 32% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Sales Manager(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 62,300 CNY per month, 18% 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 69,000 CNY per month, 11% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 73,400 CNY per month, 6% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+26%|
|5 - 10 Years||+32%|
|10 - 15 Years||+18%|
|15 - 20 Years||+11%|
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 Sales Manager salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Sales Manager is 38,700 CNY per month.
While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 43,600 CNY per month, 13% more than someone having a High School degree.
A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 57,400 CNY per month, 32% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.
Professionals who hold a Master's Degree are rewarded with an average salary of 71,200 CNY per month, 24% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.
|Certificate or Diploma||+13%|
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 Sales Manager employees in China earn 7% more than their female counterparts on average.
Sales Manager(s) in China are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 13% every 16 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 Sales 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.
21% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 79% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 6% to 7% 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 Sales Manager is 59% more than that of Sales Retail and Wholesale. Also, Sales Retail and Wholesale salaries are 9% more than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Account Officer||18,400 CNY||-64%|
|Area Sales Manager||47,900 CNY||-6%|
|Assistant Department Manager||23,900 CNY||-53%|
|Assistant Retail Store Manager||26,600 CNY||-48%|
|Branch Manager||38,100 CNY||-25%|
|Cashier Manager||24,300 CNY||-52%|
|Depot Manager||32,900 CNY||-35%|
|Deputy Sales Manager||34,100 CNY||-33%|
|Distribution Director||40,800 CNY||-20%|
|Global Wholesale Manager||65,000 CNY||+28%|
|Head Cashier||22,600 CNY||-55%|
|Head of Retail||41,700 CNY||-18%|
|Head Teller||23,600 CNY||-53%|
|Inside Sales Executive||32,400 CNY||-36%|
|Inside Sales Representative||20,200 CNY||-60%|
|Inventory Manager||32,700 CNY||-36%|
|Key Account Manager||33,300 CNY||-34%|
|Medical Device Sales||25,400 CNY||-50%|
|National Customer Solution Specialist||37,600 CNY||-26%|
|Parts Salesperson||18,700 CNY||-63%|
|Project Development Manager||36,400 CNY||-28%|
|Project Manager||36,700 CNY||-28%|
|Purchasing and Sales Executive||55,000 CNY||+8%|
|Quotation Engineer||18,100 CNY||-64%|
|Relationship Manager||40,500 CNY||-20%|
|Retail Operations Manager||36,400 CNY||-28%|
|Retail Sales Associate||25,400 CNY||-50%|
|Retail Store Manager||37,900 CNY||-25%|
|Revenue Manager||35,500 CNY||-30%|
|Sales Account Manager||39,800 CNY||-22%|
|Sales Admin Executive||43,900 CNY||-13%|
|Sales Assistant||14,300 CNY||-72%|
|Sales Associate||18,900 CNY||-63%|
|Sales Consultant||26,200 CNY||-48%|
|Sales Coordinator||20,200 CNY||-60%|
|Sales Development Representative||24,500 CNY||-52%|
|Sales Engineer||21,500 CNY||-58%|
|Sales Executive||39,000 CNY||-23%|
|Sales Manager||50,700 CNY||-0%|
|Sales Officer||19,500 CNY||-62%|
|Sales Planning Analyst||31,100 CNY||-39%|
|Sales Representative||18,100 CNY||-64%|
|Sales Specialist||29,200 CNY||-42%|
|Sales Support||14,500 CNY||-71%|
|Sales Team Leader||30,000 CNY||-41%|
|Sales Trainer||34,100 CNY||-33%|
|Securities Sales Agent||31,400 CNY||-38%|
|Shipper / Receiver||14,800 CNY||-71%|
|Shop Manager||31,500 CNY||-38%|
|Store Development Administrator||22,900 CNY||-55%|
|Trade Marketing Officer||34,000 CNY||-33%|
|Treasury Officer||30,000 CNY||-41%|
|Vice President Sales||46,000 CNY||-9%|
|Visual Merchandiser||16,200 CNY||-68%|
|Xi an||53,700 CNY|
|Nei Monggol||44,400 CNY|
|Xinjiang Uygur||46,400 CNY|
|Xizang [Tibet]||42,200 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.