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IT Consultancy Average Salaries in China 2023

How much money does a person working in IT Consultancy make in China?

Average Monthly Salary
31,600 CNY
( 380,000 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 IT Consultancy in China typically earns around 31,600 CNY. Salaries range from 25,800 CNY (lowest average) to 39,200 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 IT Consultancy 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.

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Job TitleAverage Salary

IT Consultancy Jobs Pay Scale and Salaries in China

Median and salary distribution China IT Consultancy monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
30,200 CNY or more
10% of people earn
28,900 to 30,200 CNY
20% of people earn
26,100 CNY or less
65% of people earn
26,100 to 28,900 CNY
Minimum Salary
25,800 CNY
29,800 CNY
39,200 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 IT Consultancy in China range from 25,800 CNY (starting average salary) to 39,200 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 IT Consultancy is 29,800 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 IT Consultancy in China earn less than 28,000 CNY, while 75% of them earn more. Additionally, the diagram reveals that 75% of individuals earn less than 31,400 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 IT Consultancy in China. The analysis revealed that roughly 65% of all reported salaries fell within the range of 26,100 CNY to 28,900 CNY. Approximately 20% of salaries were below the 26,100 CNY mark, while 10% ranged from 28,900 CNY to 30,200 CNY. Only 5% of individuals earned a gross salary of 30,200 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 IT Consultancy 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 and Compensation Comparison By Gender / IT Consultancy / China

Salary comparison by gender China IT Consultancy 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 IT Consultancy in China, the average difference between the salary of male and female employees is 10%.

32,900 CNY
29,900 CNY
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in China for all Careers

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Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage / IT Consultancy / China

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

Professionals working in IT Consultancy in China are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 12% every 15 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate China IT Consultancy
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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 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 / IT Consultancy / China

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate China IT Consultancy
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49% of surveyed staff in IT Consultancy reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 51% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 5% 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 / IT Consultancy / China

180 CNY per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in IT Consultancy in China is 180 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 IT Consultancy in China is 150 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
Beijing36,300 CNY
Changchun30,200 CNY
Changsha28,700 CNY
Chengdu33,100 CNY
Chongqing36,700 CNY
Dalian29,900 CNY
Dongguan28,500 CNY
Foshan28,200 CNY
Fuzhou30,200 CNY
Guangzhou35,000 CNY
Hangzhou35,200 CNY
Harbin33,600 CNY
Jinan35,200 CNY
Kunming28,500 CNY
Nanjing31,700 CNY
Qingdao32,600 CNY
Quanzhou29,700 CNY
Shanghai34,200 CNY
Shantou30,900 CNY
Shenyang32,800 CNY
Shenzhen31,300 CNY
Suzhou30,500 CNY
Tianjin33,200 CNY
Wenzhou31,200 CNY
Wuhan36,200 CNY
Wuxi27,200 CNY
Xi an34,600 CNY
Xiamen29,100 CNY
Zhengzhou28,100 CNY

Salary Comparison By State

StateAverage Salary
Anhui32,700 CNY
Beijing27,000 CNY
Chongqing28,800 CNY
Fujian30,700 CNY
Gansu28,300 CNY
Guangdong35,000 CNY
Guangxi32,000 CNY
Guizhou29,300 CNY
Hainan26,600 CNY
Hebei33,600 CNY
Heilongjiang30,000 CNY
Henan34,600 CNY
Hubei32,800 CNY
Hunan33,500 CNY
Jiangsu34,100 CNY
Jiangxi31,700 CNY
Jilin28,900 CNY
Liaoning31,400 CNY
Nei Monggol28,400 CNY
Ningxia26,600 CNY
Qinghai26,300 CNY
Shaanxi30,600 CNY
Shandong35,300 CNY
Shanghai28,200 CNY
Shanxi30,100 CNY
Sichuan34,800 CNY
Tianjin27,400 CNY
Xinjiang Uygur28,000 CNY
Xizang [Tibet]26,200 CNY
Yunnan32,400 CNY
Zhejiang33,100 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 IT Consultancy in China?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 29,800 CNY and 31,400 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 IT Consultancy in China ranges from 25,800 CNY to 28,000 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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