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Web Developer Average Salary in China 2023

How much money does a person working as Web Developer make in China?

Average Monthly Salary
25,400 CNY
( 304,000 CNY yearly)


A person working as Web Developer in China typically earns around 25,400 CNY per month. Salaries range from 11,700 CNY (lowest) to 40,300 CNY (highest).

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

Web Developer Pay Scale and Salaries in China

Median and salary distribution China Web Developer monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
24,100 CNY or more
10% of people earn
21,100 to 24,100 CNY
20% of people earn
14,500 CNY or less
65% of people earn
14,500 to 21,100 CNY
Minimum Salary
11,700 CNY
24,200 CNY
40,300 CNY

Median Salary, maximum and minimum salary, minimum wage, starting salary, and the salary range

  • Salary Range, Minimum Wage, and Starting Salary

    Web Developer salaries in China range from 11,700 CNY per month (starting salary) to 40,300 CNY per month (maximum salary). This is not the minimum wage as per the law, only the lowest reported number in the salary survey that had thousands of participants and professionals from all over the country.

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 24,200 CNY per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Web Developer(s) are earning less than 24,200 CNY while the other half are earning more than 24,200 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 and Salary Scale

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Web Developer(s) are earning less than 19,500 CNY while 75% of them are earning more than 19,500 CNY. Also from the diagram, 75% of Web Developer(s) are earning less than 27,900 CNY while 25% are earning more than 27,900 CNY.

  • Pay Scale Structure

    We grouped the most common and recurring salaries into brackets to give more insight into what salary to expect. This method is more accurate than just the average salary and gives more insights on how salaries are actually distributed. Around 65% of all reported figures are in the range 14,500 CNY to 21,100 CNY. Approximatly 20% fall under the 14,500 CNY cap. Ten percent of wages are from 21,100 CNY to 24,100 CNY. Only 5% of people grossed 24,100 CNY or more.

Web Developer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Web Developer average salary change by experience in China

0 - 2 Years
13,200 CNY
2 - 5 Years+34%
17,700 CNY
5 - 10 Years+48%
26,100 CNY
10 - 15 Years+22%
31,900 CNY
15 - 20 Years+9%
34,700 CNY
20+ Years+8%
37,600 CNY
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salary comparison by years of experience monthly China Web Developer
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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 Web Developer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

Employees with less than two years of experience makes approximately 13,200 CNY per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 17,700 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 26,100 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, Web Developer whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 31,900 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 34,700 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 37,600 CNY per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Web Developer Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Web Developer(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

Web Developer average salary difference by education level in China

Certificate or Diploma
15,100 CNY
Bachelor's Degree+57%
23,700 CNY
Master's Degree+68%
39,800 CNY
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salary comparison by education level monthly China Web Developer
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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 Web Developer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary is 15,100 CNY per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 23,700 CNY per month, 57% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

People with Master's Degree have an average salary of 39,800 CNY per month, 68% more than someone with a Bachelor's Degree.

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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Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender - Web Developer

Salary comparison by gender China Web Developer monthly
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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 Web Developer employees in China earn 13% more than their female counterparts on average.

26,900 CNY
23,800 CNY
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in China for all Careers

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Web Developer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in China

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

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Web Developer(s) in China are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate China Web Developer
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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.

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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 2022

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in China for the year 2022. 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

World Average Annual Salary Increment
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Salary Packages and Schemes

Not all compensation increases are reflected directly in the salary. Some companies offer upgraded packages to their staff instead of cash money. The figures displayed here account only for direct increments to the base salary.

Web Developer Bonus and Incentive Rates in China

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate China Web Developer
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"Web Developer" is considered to be a low bonus-based job. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

65% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 35% 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.

Web Developer Salary Trend and Forecast in China

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

Average Salary 2019
21,900 CNY
Average Salary 2020+4%
22,700 CNY
Average Salary 2021+4%
23,600 CNY
Average Salary 2022+4%
24,500 CNY
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Web Developer salaries in China are on the rise in the year 2023 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2022 are 4% higher than those of 2021. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2024 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

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Web Developer Average Hourly Wage in China

150 CNY per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in China is 150 CNY. This means that the average Web Developer in China earns approximately 150 CNY for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

About The Hourly Pay Rate

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.

What is the minimum hourly rate of pay?

The minimum pay rate per hour for 'Web Developer' in China is 67 CNY. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

Web Developer VS Other Jobs

25,400 CNY
30,600 CNY
29,400 CNY
Average Salary
Web Developer
Average Salary
Web / Internet
Average Salary
Information Technology

The average salary for Web Developer is 17% less than that of Web / Internet. Also, Web / Internet salaries are 4% more than those of Information Technology.

Salary Comparison Between Web Developer and Information Technology monthly China
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Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
E-Commerce Manager34,700 CNY+37%
E-Commerce Marketing Analyst31,400 CNY+24%
E-Commerce Marketing Manager35,700 CNY+41%
E-Commerce Sales Manager38,800 CNY+53%
E-Commerce Strategy Manager38,900 CNY+53%
Graphics Web Designer22,900 CNY-10%
Online Banking Manager47,400 CNY+87%
Online Banking Specialist33,500 CNY+32%
SEO Associate23,600 CNY-7%
SEO Manager33,200 CNY+31%
Web Applications Manager33,900 CNY+34%
Web Content Specialist30,200 CNY+19%
Web Designer23,900 CNY-6%
Web Developer25,400 CNY+0%
Web Editor22,200 CNY-12%
Web Project Manager33,000 CNY+30%
Web Promotions Specialist27,600 CNY+9%
Web Security Administrator30,000 CNY+18%
Web Security Manager40,900 CNY+61%
Web Support Analyst20,500 CNY-19%
Web Writer23,200 CNY-9%
Webmaster23,000 CNY-9%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Beijing29,300 CNY
Changchun25,100 CNY
Changsha22,800 CNY
Chengdu26,900 CNY
Chongqing28,100 CNY
Dalian22,500 CNY
Dongguan24,300 CNY
Foshan23,500 CNY
Fuzhou22,600 CNY
Guangzhou28,300 CNY
Hangzhou29,000 CNY
Harbin27,100 CNY
Jinan25,600 CNY
Kunming21,600 CNY
Nanjing26,900 CNY
Qingdao24,200 CNY
Quanzhou23,100 CNY
Shanghai28,400 CNY
Shantou25,300 CNY
Shenyang26,100 CNY
Shenzhen24,200 CNY
Suzhou24,500 CNY
Tianjin27,000 CNY
Wenzhou23,600 CNY
Wuhan27,600 CNY
Wuxi22,900 CNY
Xi an26,800 CNY
Xiamen21,400 CNY
Zhengzhou21,100 CNY

Salary Comparison By State

StateAverage Salary
Anhui27,900 CNY
Beijing22,400 CNY
Chongqing23,300 CNY
Fujian26,600 CNY
Gansu23,900 CNY
Guangdong28,800 CNY
Guangxi25,600 CNY
Guizhou25,200 CNY
Hainan22,300 CNY
Hebei27,500 CNY
Heilongjiang23,800 CNY
Henan29,600 CNY
Hubei27,300 CNY
Hunan27,100 CNY
Jiangsu26,900 CNY
Jiangxi26,900 CNY
Jilin23,900 CNY
Liaoning25,300 CNY
Nei Monggol22,200 CNY
Ningxia22,300 CNY
Qinghai21,500 CNY
Shaanxi24,400 CNY
Shandong27,400 CNY
Shanghai23,500 CNY
Shanxi24,500 CNY
Sichuan27,500 CNY
Tianjin23,300 CNY
Xinjiang Uygur23,200 CNY
Xizang [Tibet]21,100 CNY
Yunnan25,400 CNY
Zhejiang27,900 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

Salary Statistics and Calculation Guide

What is considered to be a good and competitive salary for Web Developer in China?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 24,200 CNY and 27,900 CNY. This is a very rough estimate and your experience and education will play a very huge part into your final earnings.

Gross Salary (before tax) and Net Salary (after tax)

All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salart after tax for every career.

Base / Basic Salary

The base salary for Web Developer in China is ranges from 19,500 CNY to 27,900 CNY. The base salary depends on many factors including experience and education. It is not easy to provide a figure with very little information, so take this range in a grain of salt.

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

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