A person working in Information Technology in Guangzhou typically earns around 32,500 CNY per month. Salaries range from 16,900 CNY (lowest average) to 53,000 CNY (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Information Technology careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|2nd Line Systems Engineer||32,200 CNY|
|ABAP Developer||28,300 CNY|
|Advertising Account Planner||28,100 CNY|
|Android Developer||31,100 CNY|
|Angular Developer||28,800 CNY|
|Application Consultant||39,500 CNY|
|Applications System Specialist||28,200 CNY|
|Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist||39,300 CNY|
|Artificial Intelligence Developer||39,900 CNY|
|AS400 Programmer||32,900 CNY|
|Assistant Information Technology Manager||39,700 CNY|
|Assistant Service Delivery Manager||37,600 CNY|
|Avaloq Developer||31,900 CNY|
|BizTalk Developer||34,400 CNY|
|Blockchain Associate||30,600 CNY|
|Blockchain Developer||29,000 CNY|
|Build and Release Engineer||30,300 CNY|
|Business Intelligence Analyst||35,500 CNY|
|Business Intelligence Developer||34,600 CNY|
|Business Objects Developer||31,000 CNY|
|Business Process Consultant||33,700 CNY|
|Business Systems Analyst||29,100 CNY|
|C# Developer||34,200 CNY|
|C++ Developer||34,900 CNY|
|Capacity Planning Manager||44,800 CNY|
|Change Administrator||28,900 CNY|
|Chief Information Security Officer||46,200 CNY|
|Client Delivery Manager||43,300 CNY|
|CMS Developer||26,400 CNY|
|Computer Animator||28,600 CNY|
|Computer Hardware Engineer||26,400 CNY|
|Computer Networks Architect||31,900 CNY|
|Computer Operator||22,600 CNY|
|Computer Technician||26,300 CNY|
|Copy Editor||25,700 CNY|
|CRM Application Administrator||29,500 CNY|
|Cross Platform Security Manager||43,400 CNY|
|Curam Developer||27,900 CNY|
|Data Analyst||31,000 CNY|
|Data Architect||33,600 CNY|
|Data Center Technician||27,800 CNY|
|Data Entry Supervisor||22,000 CNY|
|Data Manager||43,300 CNY|
|Data Modeling Analyst||31,300 CNY|
|Data Quality Analyst||32,500 CNY|
|Data Security Analyst||31,300 CNY|
|Data Security Manager||45,000 CNY|
|Data Warehousing Manager||42,700 CNY|
|Data Warehousing Specialist||30,500 CNY|
|Database Administration Manager||40,700 CNY|
|Database Administrator||34,000 CNY|
|Database Analyst||35,700 CNY|
|Database Developer||32,000 CNY|
|Database Report Writer||30,000 CNY|
|Delivery Manager||32,600 CNY|
|Developer / Programmer||32,900 CNY|
|Development Manager||43,400 CNY|
|Director of Application Development||49,500 CNY|
|Director of Technology||57,400 CNY|
|Disaster Recovery Analyst||30,800 CNY|
|Documentation Specialist||27,300 CNY|
|E-Commerce Manager||37,600 CNY|
|E-Commerce Marketing Analyst||36,500 CNY|
|E-Commerce Marketing Manager||40,300 CNY|
|E-Commerce Sales Manager||42,600 CNY|
|E-Commerce Strategy Manager||45,700 CNY|
|Enterprise Architecture Manager||39,900 CNY|
|Enterprise Infrastructure Architect||42,200 CNY|
|Enterprise Infrastructure Manager||49,600 CNY|
|ERP / CRM Technical Consultant||34,300 CNY|
|ERP Analyst||35,500 CNY|
|ERP Project Manager||44,000 CNY|
|Ethical Hacker||28,600 CNY|
|Financial Systems Manager||48,400 CNY|
|Flash Developer||28,600 CNY|
|Front End Developer||27,800 CNY|
|Full Stack Developer||31,600 CNY|
|Functional Analyst||34,600 CNY|
|Game Developer||30,800 CNY|
|GIS Analyst||30,500 CNY|
|GIS Developer||32,700 CNY|
|Global BI Analyst||33,700 CNY|
|Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer||29,500 CNY|
|Graphics Programmer||29,400 CNY|
|Graphics Web Designer||26,100 CNY|
|Hardware Design Engineer||30,100 CNY|
|Hardware Engineering Manager||48,700 CNY|
|Hardware Technician||24,400 CNY|
|Head of Development||43,400 CNY|
|Help Desk Analyst||30,800 CNY|
|Help Desk Manager||35,600 CNY|
|Help Desk Support||22,100 CNY|
|Helpdesk Manager||37,200 CNY|
|Imaging Programmer||27,000 CNY|
|Informatics Optimization Specialist||34,200 CNY|
|Information Assurance Analyst||32,200 CNY|
|Information Program Director||47,000 CNY|
|Information Security Administrator||37,000 CNY|
|Information Security Analyst||37,300 CNY|
|Information Security Engineer||30,800 CNY|
|Information Security Manager||48,800 CNY|
|Information Security Specialist||40,600 CNY|
|Information Services Consultant||39,900 CNY|
|Information Technology Administrator||25,800 CNY|
|Information Technology Asset Manager||44,900 CNY|
|Information Technology Consultant||38,800 CNY|
|Information Technology Coordinator||27,100 CNY|
|Information Technology Director||54,600 CNY|
|Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer||28,400 CNY|
|Information Technology Manager||52,900 CNY|
|Information Technology Operations Manager||53,100 CNY|
|Information Technology Product Manager||46,500 CNY|
|Information Technology Project Administrator||26,100 CNY|
|Information Technology Project Coordinator||33,400 CNY|
|Information Technology Project Leader||39,100 CNY|
|Information Technology Project Manager||50,900 CNY|
|Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager||39,600 CNY|
|Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)||34,600 CNY|
|Information Technology Quality Specialist||32,200 CNY|
|Information Technology Support||21,500 CNY|
|Information Technology Team Leader||39,200 CNY|
|Information Technology Trainer||32,500 CNY|
|Information Technology Training Analyst||33,000 CNY|
|Interface Design Manager||42,300 CNY|
|Interface Designer||25,700 CNY|
|IOS Developer||34,700 CNY|
|Java Developer||33,900 CNY|
|Lead Developer||37,100 CNY|
|Linux Administrator||32,800 CNY|
|Lotus Domino Administrator||32,300 CNY|
|Lotus Notes Developer||31,800 CNY|
|Mail Server Administrator||30,300 CNY|
|Major Incident Manager||37,800 CNY|
|Managed Service Specialist||33,200 CNY|
|Microsystems Engineer||31,200 CNY|
|Mobile Developer||31,100 CNY|
|Multimedia Developer||27,800 CNY|
|Multimedia Services Manager||35,800 CNY|
|Network Administration Team Lead||38,400 CNY|
|Network Administrator||27,000 CNY|
|Network Analyst||29,000 CNY|
|Network and Infrastructure Manager||51,300 CNY|
|Network Engineer||28,200 CNY|
|Network Engineering Manager||37,300 CNY|
|Network Security Systems Manager||40,300 CNY|
|Network Specialist||32,400 CNY|
|Network Technician||25,900 CNY|
|Nodejs Developer||33,900 CNY|
|NT Systems Administrator||30,300 CNY|
|Numerical Control Programmer||26,900 CNY|
|Online Banking Manager||54,100 CNY|
|Online Banking Specialist||40,900 CNY|
|OPS Manager||43,900 CNY|
|Oracle Database Administrator||31,700 CNY|
|Oracle Developer||32,500 CNY|
|Perl Developer||27,400 CNY|
|PHP Developer||29,000 CNY|
|Python Developer||33,000 CNY|
|Records Manager||27,400 CNY|
|Remedy Developer||27,000 CNY|
|Reporting Analyst||33,100 CNY|
|Ruby Developer||29,300 CNY|
|Salesforce Administrator||30,700 CNY|
|Salesforce Developer||25,700 CNY|
|SAP Consultant||34,600 CNY|
|SAS Programmer||27,800 CNY|
|Scrum Master||26,000 CNY|
|SEO Associate||25,600 CNY|
|SEO Manager||39,000 CNY|
|Service Delivery Manager||39,800 CNY|
|Service Level Manager||43,200 CNY|
|Service Support Lead||30,900 CNY|
|SharePoint Administrator||29,500 CNY|
|Sharepoint Consultant||32,600 CNY|
|Sharepoint Developer||34,100 CNY|
|Shift Leader||34,600 CNY|
|SOA Analyst||30,200 CNY|
|SOC Engineer||31,600 CNY|
|Software Analyst||31,900 CNY|
|Software Architect||32,900 CNY|
|Software Development Manager||42,200 CNY|
|Software Engineer||30,600 CNY|
|Software QA Engineer||29,800 CNY|
|Software Sales||29,300 CNY|
|Software Specialist||27,700 CNY|
|Software Support Engineer||26,400 CNY|
|Software Test Engineer||28,500 CNY|
|Solutions Architect||44,000 CNY|
|Storage Engineer||25,500 CNY|
|Support Analyst||29,300 CNY|
|Support Specialist||33,700 CNY|
|System Administrator||27,800 CNY|
|Systems Analyst||30,200 CNY|
|Systems Architect||31,500 CNY|
|Systems Consultant||40,400 CNY|
|Systems Engineer||26,300 CNY|
|Systems Integrator||32,200 CNY|
|Technical Analyst||29,300 CNY|
|Technical Consultant||35,000 CNY|
|Technical Manager||36,200 CNY|
|Technical Project Manager||42,300 CNY|
|Technical Sales||31,900 CNY|
|Technical Trainer||34,000 CNY|
|Technical Writer||30,100 CNY|
|Technology Business Analyst||31,900 CNY|
|Technology Director||55,000 CNY|
|Technology Specialist||39,100 CNY|
|Teradata Developer||26,400 CNY|
|Test Analyst||32,200 CNY|
|Testing Manager||41,300 CNY|
|TIBCO Developer||27,900 CNY|
|UNIX Administrator||31,400 CNY|
|Usability Engineer||30,100 CNY|
|User Experience Consultant||34,600 CNY|
|User Experience Design Expert||33,400 CNY|
|User Experience Designer||28,700 CNY|
|User Experience Researcher||34,100 CNY|
|User Interface Designer||31,400 CNY|
|VB Developer||25,600 CNY|
|VB.NET Developer||34,200 CNY|
|Video Game Designer||27,200 CNY|
|Visual Information Specialist||30,100 CNY|
|Web Applications Manager||36,300 CNY|
|Web Content Specialist||35,100 CNY|
|Web Designer||27,500 CNY|
|Web Developer||28,300 CNY|
|Web Editor||26,700 CNY|
|Web Project Manager||37,300 CNY|
|Web Promotions Specialist||32,100 CNY|
|Web Security Administrator||33,800 CNY|
|Web Security Manager||49,500 CNY|
|Web Support Analyst||25,300 CNY|
|Web Writer||24,700 CNY|
|Windows System Administrator||28,600 CNY|
|Wireless Consultant||37,900 CNY|
|Writer and Documentor||28,000 CNY|
Information Technology salaries in Guangzhou range from 16,900 CNY per month (minimum average salary) to 53,000 CNY per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 34,500 CNY per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 34,500 CNY while the other half are earning more than 34,500 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 people working in Information Technology are earning less than 23,100 CNY while 75% of them are earning more than 23,100 CNY. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 46,400 CNY while 25% are earning more than 46,400 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 the wage.
Generally speaking, employees 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.
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 degrees levels across many jobs, 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 cerificate 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.
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 this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.
The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then 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 employees in China who work in Information Technology earn 10% more than their female counterparts on average.
Information Technology professionals 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.
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.
Information Technology is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field 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.
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.
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 Information Technology is 0% more than that of All Jobs.
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.