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Information Technology Manager Average Salary in China 2021

How much money does an Information Technology Manager make in China?

Average Monthly Salary
48,300 CNY
( 580,000 CNY yearly)


A person working as an Information Technology Manager in China typically earns around 48,300 CNY per month. Salaries range from 23,200 CNY (lowest) to 75,900 CNY (highest).

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

Information Technology Manager Salary Distribution in China

Median and salary distribution monthly China Information Technology Manager
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Information Technology Manager salaries in China range from 23,200 CNY per month (minimum salary) to 75,900 CNY per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 50,300 CNY per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Information Technology Manager(s) are earning less than 50,300 CNY while the other half are earning more than 50,300 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 Information Technology Manager(s) are earning less than 33,100 CNY while 75% of them are earning more than 33,100 CNY. Also from the diagram, 75% of Information Technology Manager(s) are earning less than 65,600 CNY while 25% are earning more than 65,600 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

Information Technology 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 Information Technology Manager salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

An Information Technology Manager with less than two years of experience makes approximately 27,200 CNY per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 38,500 CNY per month, 42% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 50,600 CNY per month, 31% 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, Information Technology Manager(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 62,200 CNY per month, 23% 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 66,100 CNY per month, 6% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 72,500 CNY per month, 10% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Information Technology Manager average salary change by experience in China

0 - 2 Years
27,200 CNY
2 - 5 Years+42%
38,500 CNY
5 - 10 Years+31%
50,600 CNY
10 - 15 Years+23%
62,200 CNY
15 - 20 Years+6%
66,100 CNY
20+ Years+10%
72,500 CNY
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Information Technology Manager Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

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

When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of an Information Technology Manager is 33,700 CNY per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 53,800 CNY per month, 59% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 71,700 CNY per month, 33% more than someone with a Bachelor's Degree.

Information Technology Manager average salary difference by education level in China

Certificate or Diploma
33,700 CNY
Bachelor's Degree+59%
53,800 CNY
Master's Degree+33%
71,700 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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Information Technology 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 Information Technology Manager employees in China earn 7% more than their female counterparts on average.

50,400 CNY
47,100 CNY
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in China for all Careers

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Information Technology Manager Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in China

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

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Information Technology Manager(s) in China are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 14% 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

Information Technology

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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Information Technology Manager Bonus and Incentive Rates in China

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate China Information Technology Manager
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An Information Technology 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.

15% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 85% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 5% to 9% 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.

Information Technology Manager Average Hourly Wage in China

280 CNY per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in China is 280 CNY. This means that the average Information Technology Manager in China earns approximately 280 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.

Information Technology Manager VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Information Technology Manager and Information Technology monthly China
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The average salary for Information Technology Manager is 31% more than that of IT Management. Also, IT Management salaries are 25% more than those of Information Technology.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Assistant Information Technology Manager34,100 CNY-29%
Assistant Service Delivery Manager34,600 CNY-28%
Capacity Planning Manager38,200 CNY-21%
Client Delivery Manager36,500 CNY-24%
Delivery Manager30,300 CNY-37%
Development Manager39,200 CNY-19%
Director of Technology47,000 CNY-3%
Enterprise Architecture Manager37,200 CNY-23%
Enterprise Infrastructure Manager43,100 CNY-11%
ERP Project Manager39,400 CNY-18%
Financial Systems Manager40,400 CNY-16%
Hardware Engineering Manager41,900 CNY-13%
Head of Development39,200 CNY-19%
Helpdesk Manager33,900 CNY-30%
Information Technology Asset Manager36,700 CNY-24%
Information Technology Director47,400 CNY-2%
Information Technology Manager48,300 CNY-0%
Information Technology Operations Manager46,200 CNY-4%
Information Technology Product Manager42,900 CNY-11%
Information Technology Project Coordinator29,300 CNY-39%
Information Technology Project Leader35,400 CNY-27%
Information Technology Project Manager42,900 CNY-11%
Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager34,400 CNY-29%
Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)32,500 CNY-33%
Information Technology Team Leader35,800 CNY-26%
Interface Design Manager34,000 CNY-30%
Major Incident Manager33,500 CNY-31%
Multimedia Services Manager33,600 CNY-30%
Network Administration Team Lead33,300 CNY-31%
Network and Infrastructure Manager45,900 CNY-5%
Service Delivery Manager37,500 CNY-22%
Service Level Manager36,500 CNY-24%
Service Support Lead29,700 CNY-39%
SOC Engineer25,800 CNY-47%
Supervisor19,900 CNY-59%
Technical Manager29,300 CNY-39%
Technical Project Manager37,100 CNY-23%
Technology Director45,800 CNY-5%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Beijing54,400 CNY
Changchun46,900 CNY
Changsha43,500 CNY
Chengdu50,100 CNY
Chongqing55,800 CNY
Dalian43,100 CNY
Dongguan46,900 CNY
Foshan44,600 CNY
Fuzhou45,100 CNY
Guangzhou52,900 CNY
Hangzhou52,100 CNY
Harbin49,100 CNY
Jinan50,400 CNY
Kunming44,200 CNY
Nanjing48,600 CNY
Qingdao45,400 CNY
Quanzhou41,900 CNY
Shanghai52,700 CNY
Shantou46,700 CNY
Shenyang47,800 CNY
Shenzhen47,900 CNY
Suzhou47,500 CNY
Tianjin51,600 CNY
Wenzhou46,200 CNY
Wuhan52,700 CNY
Wuxi42,900 CNY
Xi an52,600 CNY
Xiamen41,600 CNY
Zhengzhou39,700 CNY

Salary Comparison By State

StateAverage Salary
Anhui52,500 CNY
Beijing41,500 CNY
Chongqing46,900 CNY
Fujian47,800 CNY
Gansu46,700 CNY
Guangdong55,400 CNY
Guangxi48,400 CNY
Guizhou47,000 CNY
Hainan40,800 CNY
Hebei54,700 CNY
Heilongjiang46,700 CNY
Henan57,000 CNY
Hubei51,800 CNY
Hunan50,600 CNY
Jiangsu54,600 CNY
Jiangxi48,600 CNY
Jilin47,000 CNY
Liaoning48,900 CNY
Nei Monggol42,200 CNY
Ningxia41,900 CNY
Qinghai39,700 CNY
Shaanxi49,000 CNY
Shandong54,100 CNY
Shanghai45,700 CNY
Shanxi46,800 CNY
Sichuan51,800 CNY
Tianjin43,100 CNY
Xinjiang Uygur42,300 CNY
Xizang [Tibet]41,800 CNY
Yunnan49,700 CNY
Zhejiang53,600 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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