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Information Technology Average Salaries in China 2023

How much money does a person working in Information Technology make in China?

Average Monthly Salary
30,200 CNY
( 362,000 CNY yearly)

All salary figures displayed here are per month except when noted otherwise.
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 salary after tax for every career.

A person working in Information Technology in China typically earns around 30,200 CNY. Salaries range from 15,300 CNY (lowest average) to 47,900 CNY (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

Salary Variance

The provided figure represents the median compensation that encompasses housing, transportation, and other perks. The salaries within the Information Technology domain in China exhibit significant discrepancies across various professions. In case you seek information about the remuneration of a specific position, please refer to the salaries listed below for respective job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Information Technology
2nd Line Systems Engineer26,300 CNY
A/B Testing Specialist24,100 CNY
ABAP Developer24,600 CNY
Advertising Account Planner24,700 CNY
Amazon Web Services Specialist32,900 CNY
Android Developer28,700 CNY
Angular Developer24,800 CNY
Angular JS Programmer26,600 CNY
Application Consultant34,000 CNY
Application Developer27,300 CNY
Application Management Analyst26,700 CNY
Applications Engineer23,900 CNY
Applications Support20,100 CNY
Applications System Specialist24,200 CNY
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Analyst32,500 CNY
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Developer29,300 CNY
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Ethics Officer36,700 CNY
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Governance Specialist38,300 CNY
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Implementation Officer40,500 CNY
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Lead39,900 CNY
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Officer40,900 CNY
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Prompt Specialist28,400 CNY
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Research Scientist37,800 CNY
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Sales32,600 CNY
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Software Engineer30,700 CNY
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Strategist43,000 CNY
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Trainer29,200 CNY
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist34,800 CNY
Artificial Intelligence Developer32,900 CNY
AS400 Programmer28,200 CNY
Assembly Developer31,100 CNY
Assistant Information Technology Manager34,100 CNY
Assistant Information Technology Project Manager35,500 CNY
Assistant Service Delivery Manager34,600 CNY
Avaloq Developer25,800 CNY
Back End Developer27,500 CNY
Big Data Architect34,600 CNY
BigQuery Specialist34,600 CNY
BizTalk Developer 29,900 CNY
Blockchain Associate27,400 CNY
Blockchain Developer26,700 CNY
Blockchain Engineer28,900 CNY
Build and Release Engineer24,800 CNY
Business Intelligence Analyst30,000 CNY
Business Intelligence Consultant38,700 CNY
Business Intelligence Developer29,800 CNY
Business Intelligence Manager41,400 CNY
Business Objects Developer25,900 CNY
Business Process Analyst31,000 CNY
Business Process Consultant29,900 CNY
Business Systems Analyst26,300 CNY
C Developer31,800 CNY
C# Developer30,900 CNY
C++ Developer29,400 CNY
Capacity Planning Manager38,200 CNY
Cassandra Specialist30,800 CNY
Change Administrator24,100 CNY
Chatbot Developer25,900 CNY
ChatGPT Expert25,900 CNY
Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer43,900 CNY
Chief Cloud Officer44,400 CNY
Chief Data Governance Officer41,900 CNY
Chief Data Officer44,500 CNY
Chief Digital Ethics Officer35,900 CNY
Chief Digital Officer44,500 CNY
Chief Information Officer48,100 CNY
Chief Information Security Officer40,100 CNY
Chief Innovation Officer41,800 CNY
Chief Privacy Officer34,400 CNY
Client Delivery Manager36,500 CNY
Clojure Developer34,200 CNY
Cloud Compliance Architect29,100 CNY
Cloud Computing Specialist31,200 CNY
Cloud Infrastructure Engineer29,000 CNY
Cloud Migration Specialist29,500 CNY
Cloud Security Architect29,600 CNY
Cloud Services Engineer26,000 CNY
Cloud Solutions Architect32,000 CNY
Cloud-Based Inventory Manager32,500 CNY
CMS Developer22,700 CNY
Computer Animator25,300 CNY
Computer Engineer24,000 CNY
Computer Hardware Engineer22,700 CNY
Computer Network Support Specialist25,500 CNY
Computer Networks Architect30,000 CNY
Computer Operator18,600 CNY
Computer Programmer28,400 CNY
Computer Security Specialist32,800 CNY
Computer Support Specialist23,000 CNY
Computer Technician22,400 CNY
Computer Virtualization Implementation Specialist28,000 CNY
Copy Editor22,600 CNY
Cosmos DB Specialist26,400 CNY
Couch DB Specialist28,900 CNY
CRM Application Administrator25,100 CNY
CRM Manager27,200 CNY
Cross Platform Security Manager38,800 CNY
Curam Developer24,500 CNY
Cyber Security Consultant35,000 CNY
Cyber Security Researcher33,700 CNY
Cyber Security Specialist34,300 CNY
Cybersecurity Analyst30,900 CNY
Cybersecurity Architect32,300 CNY
Cybersecurity Compliance Specialist26,700 CNY
Cybersecurity Engineer29,700 CNY
Cybersecurity Manager38,500 CNY
Dart Developer21,900 CNY
Data Analyst25,900 CNY
Data Analytics Engineer25,900 CNY
Data Architect28,900 CNY
Data Center Specialist29,000 CNY
Data Center Technician25,600 CNY
Data Entry Coordintor14,900 CNY
Data Entry Supervisor17,600 CNY
Data Governance Manager40,200 CNY
Data Management Specialist33,100 CNY
Data Manager38,800 CNY
Data Modeling Analyst28,600 CNY
Data Privacy and Protection Manager37,100 CNY
Data Quality Analyst28,800 CNY
Data Security Analyst29,400 CNY
Data Security Manager37,500 CNY
Data Technician16,400 CNY
Data Visualisation Analyst29,000 CNY
Data Visualization Specialist28,200 CNY
Data Warehousing Manager38,500 CNY
Data Warehousing Specialist26,800 CNY
Data-driven Designer25,600 CNY
Database Administration Manager34,300 CNY
Database Administrator29,500 CNY
Database Analyst28,900 CNY
Database Developer29,500 CNY
Database Report Writer25,800 CNY
Deep Learning Developer27,600 CNY
Delivery Manager30,300 CNY
Delphi Developer31,000 CNY
Desktop Support Engineer18,900 CNY
Desktop Support Technician19,000 CNY
Desktop Virtualization Engineer22,300 CNY
Developer / Programmer28,600 CNY
Developer Evangelist28,800 CNY
Development Architect28,700 CNY
Development Group Supervisor32,100 CNY
Development Manager39,200 CNY
DevOps Engineer29,800 CNY
Digital Ethics Consultant32,500 CNY
Digital Forensics Expert27,400 CNY
Director of Application Development40,900 CNY
Director of Technology47,000 CNY
Disaster Recovery Analyst25,900 CNY
Disaster Recovery Specialist27,300 CNY
Django Specialist27,900 CNY
Documentation Specialist24,700 CNY
Driver Developer28,700 CNY
E-Commerce Manager34,700 CNY
E-Commerce Marketing Analyst31,400 CNY
E-Commerce Marketing Manager35,700 CNY
E-Commerce Sales Manager38,800 CNY
E-Commerce Strategy Manager38,900 CNY
E-waste Recycling Specialist25,300 CNY
E-waste Technician21,700 CNY
Edge Computing Engineer26,800 CNY
Elixir Developer34,900 CNY
Embedded Software Developer28,500 CNY
Enterprise Architecture Manager37,200 CNY
Enterprise Infrastructure Architect36,700 CNY
Enterprise Infrastructure Manager43,100 CNY
Erlang Developer34,600 CNY
ERP / CRM Technical Consultant29,200 CNY
ERP Analyst31,700 CNY
ERP Project Manager39,400 CNY
Ethical Hacker26,300 CNY
Financial Systems Manager40,400 CNY
Firebird Specialist28,100 CNY
Flash Developer25,600 CNY
Front End Developer24,400 CNY
Front End Web Developer24,600 CNY
Full Stack Developer29,500 CNY
Functional Analyst29,200 CNY
Game Developer25,500 CNY
GIS Analyst24,700 CNY
GIS Developer27,600 CNY
Global BI Analyst28,900 CNY
Go Developer34,900 CNY
Google Cloud Specialist35,500 CNY
Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer24,600 CNY
Graphics Programmer25,000 CNY
Graphics Web Designer22,900 CNY
Groovy Developer31,900 CNY
Hardware Design Engineer27,500 CNY
Hardware Engineering Manager41,900 CNY
Hardware Technician22,900 CNY
Haskell Developer31,400 CNY
Head of Development39,200 CNY
Head of Information Technology49,500 CNY
Help Desk Analyst25,900 CNY
Help Desk Manager31,200 CNY
Help Desk Support20,000 CNY
Help Desk Technician19,800 CNY
Helpdesk Manager33,900 CNY
IBM DB2 Specialist26,200 CNY
Imaging Programmer25,700 CNY
InfluxDB Specialist26,700 CNY
Informatics Optimization Specialist28,800 CNY
Information Assurance Analyst28,800 CNY
Information Program Director38,400 CNY
Information Security Administrator31,800 CNY
Information Security Analyst35,100 CNY
Information Security Associate29,400 CNY
Information Security Director39,600 CNY
Information Security Engineer28,100 CNY
Information Security Manager43,200 CNY
Information Security Specialist33,600 CNY
Information Services Consultant35,000 CNY
Information Systems Developer25,400 CNY
Information Systems Manager41,900 CNY
Information Systems Penetration Testing Specialist33,600 CNY
Information Systems Vulnerability Assessment Specialist32,200 CNY
Information Technology Administrator23,300 CNY
Information Technology Analyst29,200 CNY
Information Technology Architect28,000 CNY
Information Technology Asset Manager36,700 CNY
Information Technology Business Analyst28,900 CNY
Information Technology Compliance Manager42,000 CNY
Information Technology Consultant35,400 CNY
Information Technology Coordinator21,700 CNY
Information Technology Director47,400 CNY
Information Technology Engineer24,500 CNY
Information Technology Executive42,700 CNY
Information Technology Helpdesk18,800 CNY
Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer25,700 CNY
Information Technology Manager48,300 CNY
Information Technology Operation Engineer23,900 CNY
Information Technology Operations Manager46,200 CNY
Information Technology Product Manager42,900 CNY
Information Technology Project Administrator23,600 CNY
Information Technology Project Coordinator29,300 CNY
Information Technology Project Leader35,400 CNY
Information Technology Project Manager42,900 CNY
Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager34,400 CNY
Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)32,500 CNY
Information Technology Quality Specialist28,000 CNY
Information Technology Risk Manager42,100 CNY
Information Technology Sales Manager37,600 CNY
Information Technology Specialist32,800 CNY
Information Technology Staff20,300 CNY
Information Technology Support18,700 CNY
Information Technology Systems Analyst28,600 CNY
Information Technology Team Leader35,800 CNY
Information Technology Trainer30,600 CNY
Information Technology Training Analyst30,100 CNY
Interface Design Manager34,000 CNY
Interface Designer23,900 CNY
IOS Developer30,100 CNY
Java Developer30,000 CNY
Javascript Developer27,700 CNY
jQuery Specialist27,200 CNY
Kotlin Developer32,700 CNY
Laravel Specialist28,000 CNY
Lead Developer32,600 CNY
Linux Administrator28,800 CNY
Lisp Developer37,800 CNY
Lotus Domino Administrator28,400 CNY
Lotus Notes Developer29,600 CNY
Lua Developer32,300 CNY
Mail Server Administrator24,800 CNY
Major Incident Manager33,500 CNY
Malware Analysis Expert32,400 CNY
Managed Service Specialist28,300 CNY
MariaDB Specialist27,000 CNY
MATLAB Developer31,200 CNY
Microsoft Azure Specialist33,700 CNY
Microsoft SQL Server Specialist32,000 CNY
Microsystems Engineer27,100 CNY
Mobile Developer29,000 CNY
Mobile Interface Designer28,800 CNY
MongoDB Specialist28,300 CNY
Multimedia Developer25,400 CNY
Multimedia Services Manager33,600 CNY
MySQL Specialist26,500 CNY
Neo4J Specialist27,700 CNY
Network Administration Team Lead33,300 CNY
Network Administrator25,900 CNY
Network Analyst25,900 CNY
Network and Infrastructure Manager45,900 CNY
Network Engineer26,000 CNY
Network Engineering Manager32,000 CNY
Network Security Systems Manager35,700 CNY
Network Specialist26,700 CNY
Network Support Engineer23,200 CNY
Network Support Specialist24,600 CNY
Network Technician22,100 CNY
Neural Network Engineer32,900 CNY
NextJs Specialist25,900 CNY
Nodejs Developer28,800 CNY
NT Systems Administrator25,500 CNY
Numerical Control Programmer23,800 CNY
Objective-C Developer33,700 CNY
Online Banking Manager47,400 CNY
Online Banking Specialist33,500 CNY
OPS Manager41,300 CNY
Oracle Database Administrator26,000 CNY
Oracle Database Specialist31,600 CNY
Oracle Developer30,600 CNY
Perl Developer23,300 CNY
PHP Developer25,500 CNY
PostgreSQL Specialist28,100 CNY
PowerShell Developer27,500 CNY
Principal Consultant29,400 CNY
Principal Data Engineer27,000 CNY
Program Lead33,500 CNY
Python Developer28,700 CNY
R Language Developer33,700 CNY
React Specialist30,400 CNY
Records Manager24,000 CNY
Redis Specialist25,100 CNY
Remedy Developer23,700 CNY
Reporting Analyst27,100 CNY
Reverse Engineering Expert32,100 CNY
Robotic Process Automation Compliance Analyst27,500 CNY
Robotic Process Automation Developer22,400 CNY
Ruby Developer25,200 CNY
Rust Developer33,700 CNY
Salesforce Administrator26,100 CNY
Salesforce Developer22,500 CNY
SAP Consultant30,000 CNY
SAS Programmer26,700 CNY
Scala Developer37,000 CNY
Scrum Master22,600 CNY
SEO Associate23,600 CNY
SEO Manager33,200 CNY
Server Virtualization Consultant35,700 CNY
Service Delivery Manager37,500 CNY
Service Level Manager36,500 CNY
Service Support Lead29,700 CNY
SharePoint Administrator27,500 CNY
Sharepoint Consultant30,300 CNY
Sharepoint Developer31,100 CNY
Shift Leader29,800 CNY
Snowflake Specialist26,600 CNY
SOA Analyst27,900 CNY
SOC Engineer25,800 CNY
Software Analyst28,300 CNY
Software Architect27,500 CNY
Software Automation Engineer30,900 CNY
Software Developer27,400 CNY
Software Development Manager36,600 CNY
Software Engineer29,100 CNY
Software QA Engineer26,600 CNY
Software Sales26,200 CNY
Software Specialist26,000 CNY
Software Support Engineer23,600 CNY
Software Test Engineer23,700 CNY
Software Tester24,300 CNY
Solutions Architect39,400 CNY
Solutions Consultant31,200 CNY
SQLite Specialist26,500 CNY
Storage Engineer23,800 CNY
Supabase Specialist22,500 CNY
Supervisor19,900 CNY
Support Analyst24,700 CNY
Support Specialist27,500 CNY
Support Team Leader26,900 CNY
Swift Developer32,100 CNY
System Administrator26,700 CNY
Systems Analyst26,800 CNY
Systems Architect28,800 CNY
Systems Consultant33,100 CNY
Systems Engineer24,000 CNY
Systems Integration Analyst28,800 CNY
Systems Integration Specialist41,900 CNY
Systems Integrator27,400 CNY
Technical Analyst23,500 CNY
Technical Consultant32,600 CNY
Technical Manager29,300 CNY
Technical Project Manager37,100 CNY
Technical Sales26,600 CNY
Technical Trainer29,300 CNY
Technical Writer24,200 CNY
Technology Business Analyst28,000 CNY
Technology Director45,800 CNY
Technology Specialist36,400 CNY
Technology Vice President37,500 CNY
Teradata Developer23,200 CNY
Test Analyst28,200 CNY
Tester23,800 CNY
Testing Manager35,900 CNY
TIBCO Developer24,000 CNY
TypeScript Developer31,900 CNY
UI Engineer26,400 CNY
UNIX Administrator28,100 CNY
Usability Engineer28,300 CNY
User Experience Consultant29,200 CNY
User Experience Design Expert29,300 CNY
User Experience Designer24,900 CNY
User Experience Researcher30,800 CNY
User Interface Designer26,400 CNY
User Support Engineer22,400 CNY
VB Developer20,900 CNY
VB.NET Developer28,900 CNY
Video Game Designer23,400 CNY
Virtual / Augmented Reality Architect35,400 CNY
Virtual / Augmented Reality Compliance Specialist32,600 CNY
Virtual / Augmented Reality Consultant38,500 CNY
Virtual / Augmented Reality Designer37,200 CNY
Virtual / Augmented Reality Developer34,300 CNY
Virtual / Augmented Reality Director38,900 CNY
Virtual / Augmented Reality Engineer34,300 CNY
Virtual / Augmented Reality Filmmaker41,100 CNY
Virtual / Augmented Reality Game Developer34,400 CNY
Virtual / Augmented Reality Marketing Specialist34,600 CNY
Virtual / Augmented Reality Officer41,400 CNY
Virtual / Augmented reality Sales Consultant41,400 CNY
Virtual / Augmented Reality Simulator Operator28,500 CNY
Virtual / Augmented Reality Specialist33,000 CNY
Virtual / Augmented Reality Technician29,400 CNY
Virtual / Augmented Reality Trainer39,700 CNY
Virtual / Augmented Reality User Experience Designer28,900 CNY
Visual Basic Developer22,800 CNY
Visual Information Specialist25,600 CNY
Voice Interface Designer21,700 CNY
VueJs Specialist28,800 CNY
Web Applications Manager33,900 CNY
Web Content Specialist30,200 CNY
Web Designer23,900 CNY
Web Developer25,400 CNY
Web Editor22,200 CNY
Web Project Manager33,000 CNY
Web Promotions Specialist27,600 CNY
Web Security Administrator30,000 CNY
Web Security Manager40,900 CNY
Web Support Analyst20,500 CNY
Web Writer23,200 CNY
Webmaster23,000 CNY
Windows System Administrator26,300 CNY
Wireless Consultant33,000 CNY
WordPress Specialist28,100 CNY
Writer and Documentor24,600 CNY
Zig Developer38,100 CNY

Information Technology Jobs Pay Scale and Salaries in China

Median and salary distribution China Information Technology monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
29,200 CNY or more
10% of people earn
25,800 to 29,200 CNY
20% of people earn
18,400 CNY or less
65% of people earn
18,400 to 25,800 CNY
Minimum Salary
15,300 CNY
28,800 CNY
47,900 CNY

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

All salary figures displayed here are per month except when noted otherwise.
  • Salary Range, Minimum Wage, and Starting Salary

    Salaries in Information Technology in China range from 15,300 CNY (starting average salary) to 47,900 CNY (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher). To clarify, the number presented is not the legally mandated minimum wage. Rather, it represents the lowest figure reported in a salary survey that involved thousands of participants and professionals from across the entire country.

  • Median Salary

    The median income in the field of Information Technology is 28,800 CNY, implying that half of the workforce in China earns less than this figure, and the other half earns more. It represents the central value of salaries. As a rule of thumb, you would prefer to be part of the group earning above the median wage, situated on the right-hand side of the salary distribution chart.

  • Percentiles and Salary Scale

    Two values that are highly correlated with the median are the 25th and 75th percentiles. By examining the salary distribution diagram, it is possible to determine that 25% of individuals employed in Information Technology in China earn less than 23,700 CNY, while 75% of them earn more. Additionally, the diagram reveals that 75% of individuals earn less than 32,900 CNY, while 25% earn more than that.

  • Pay Scale Structure

    Data was regrouped into brackets to provide a better understanding of what salaries can be expected. This approach was deemed more accurate than relying solely on the average salary, as it offers greater insights into the distribution of salaries in the field of Information Technology in China. The analysis revealed that roughly 65% of all reported salaries fell within the range of 18,400 CNY to 25,800 CNY. Approximately 20% of salaries were below the 18,400 CNY mark, while 10% ranged from 25,800 CNY to 29,200 CNY. Only 5% of individuals earned a gross salary of 29,200 CNY or higher.

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally, the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees in Information Technology in China having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.
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.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

Salary Comparison By Education
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Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income?

We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degree levels across many jobs in Information Technology in China, below are our findings.

Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.

Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a certificate or diploma.

Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.

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 147,000 CNY to 441,000 CNY and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

Employees can't expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming they 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 to a higher-paying job. The numbers seem to support this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on the situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if a person can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. Degree costs can be recovered roughly in a year or so.

Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender / Information Technology / China

Salary comparison by gender China Information Technology 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? In the field of Information Technology in China, the average difference between the salary of male and female employees is 10%.

31,800 CNY
28,900 CNY
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in China for all Careers

Salary comparison by gender monthly China
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Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage / Information Technology / China

How much are annual salary increments in China for individuals working in Information Technology? How often do employees get salary raises?

Professionals working in Information Technology in China are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% 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 Information Technology
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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

Annual Salary Increment Rate China
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The term Annual Salary Increase usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rare 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%.

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.

Bonus and Incentive Rates / Information Technology / China

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate China Information Technology
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43% of surveyed staff in Information Technology reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 57% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 2% to 7% 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.

Hourly Average Wage / Information Technology / China

170 CNY per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Information Technology in China is 170 CNY.This is the rate they get paid 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 fixed 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 people working in Information Technology in China is 88 CNY. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Beijing34,600 CNY
Changchun28,800 CNY
Changsha27,400 CNY
Chengdu31,600 CNY
Chongqing35,000 CNY
Dalian28,500 CNY
Dongguan27,200 CNY
Foshan26,900 CNY
Fuzhou28,800 CNY
Guangzhou33,400 CNY
Hangzhou33,500 CNY
Harbin32,100 CNY
Jinan33,500 CNY
Kunming27,200 CNY
Nanjing30,200 CNY
Qingdao31,100 CNY
Quanzhou28,300 CNY
Shanghai32,700 CNY
Shantou29,500 CNY
Shenyang31,300 CNY
Shenzhen29,800 CNY
Suzhou29,100 CNY
Tianjin31,700 CNY
Wenzhou29,800 CNY
Wuhan34,600 CNY
Wuxi25,900 CNY
Xi an33,000 CNY
Xiamen27,700 CNY
Zhengzhou26,800 CNY

Salary Comparison By State

StateAverage Salary
Anhui31,200 CNY
Beijing25,700 CNY
Chongqing27,500 CNY
Fujian29,300 CNY
Gansu27,000 CNY
Guangdong33,400 CNY
Guangxi30,500 CNY
Guizhou27,900 CNY
Hainan25,300 CNY
Hebei32,100 CNY
Heilongjiang28,600 CNY
Henan33,000 CNY
Hubei31,300 CNY
Hunan31,900 CNY
Jiangsu32,500 CNY
Jiangxi30,200 CNY
Jilin27,600 CNY
Liaoning30,000 CNY
Nei Monggol27,100 CNY
Ningxia25,300 CNY
Qinghai25,100 CNY
Shaanxi29,200 CNY
Shandong33,700 CNY
Shanghai26,900 CNY
Shanxi28,700 CNY
Sichuan33,200 CNY
Tianjin26,100 CNY
Xinjiang Uygur26,700 CNY
Xizang [Tibet]25,000 CNY
Yunnan31,000 CNY
Zhejiang31,600 CNY

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working in a private company or the government? The difference between the public or government sector salaries and the private sector salaries in China is 6% on average across all career fields.

Private Sector
28,600 CNY
Public Sector+6%
30,300 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 in Information Technology in China?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 28,800 CNY and 32,900 CNY. This is a very rough estimate. Experience and education play a very huge part in the 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 salary after tax for every career.

Base / Basic Salary

The base salary for jobs in Information Technology in China ranges from 15,300 CNY to 23,700 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 with 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 the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people earn 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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