A person working in Engineering in Guangzhou typically earns around 27,300 CNY per month. Salaries range from 8,670 CNY (lowest average) to 57,800 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 Engineering careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acoustics Engineer||27,600 CNY|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||22,600 CNY|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||33,200 CNY|
|Associate Engineer||25,500 CNY|
|Autocad Operator||18,300 CNY|
|Automation Engineer||32,400 CNY|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||27,300 CNY|
|Biochemical Engineer||27,100 CNY|
|BMS Engineer||27,400 CNY|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||16,300 CNY|
|Broadcast Engineer||28,000 CNY|
|CAD Design Engineer||30,200 CNY|
|CAD Designer||18,600 CNY|
|CAE Engineer||27,800 CNY|
|Ceramics Engineer||27,500 CNY|
|Civil Engineer||31,500 CNY|
|Commissioning Engineer||27,400 CNY|
|Communications Engineer||31,400 CNY|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||25,600 CNY|
|Contract Associate Engineer||27,500 CNY|
|Control Systems Engineer||30,100 CNY|
|Controls Engineer||29,700 CNY|
|Controls Software Engineer||24,700 CNY|
|Corrosion Engineer||26,800 CNY|
|Design Engineer||31,700 CNY|
|Drafting Manager||35,500 CNY|
|Drilling Engineer||27,700 CNY|
|Electrical Draughtsman||15,100 CNY|
|Electrical Engineer||31,700 CNY|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||42,100 CNY|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||31,400 CNY|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||15,600 CNY|
|Energy Engineer||30,000 CNY|
|Engine Assembler||13,100 CNY|
|Engineering Account Manager||33,000 CNY|
|Engineering Chief Designer||35,000 CNY|
|Engineering Consultant||40,600 CNY|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||42,800 CNY|
|Engineering Lab Technician||27,400 CNY|
|Engineering Planning Manager||43,000 CNY|
|Engineering Production Manager||54,000 CNY|
|Engineering Project Analyst||35,200 CNY|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||33,400 CNY|
|Engineering Project Director||60,800 CNY|
|Engineering Project Manager||41,600 CNY|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||46,800 CNY|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||23,500 CNY|
|Engineering Sales Manager||40,500 CNY|
|Engineering Technician||23,000 CNY|
|Engineering Technologist||23,400 CNY|
|Environmental Engineer||29,500 CNY|
|Equipment Engineer||27,900 CNY|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||40,800 CNY|
|Fabrication Specialist||20,300 CNY|
|Facade Engineer||27,700 CNY|
|Fiber Analyst||17,600 CNY|
|Field Engineer||29,500 CNY|
|Field Engineering Manager||48,700 CNY|
|Fire Engineer||28,600 CNY|
|Fitter and Turner||9,250 CNY|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||35,400 CNY|
|Generation Engineer||29,800 CNY|
|Genetic Engineer||32,600 CNY|
|Geological Engineer||29,100 CNY|
|Geotechnical Engineer||31,100 CNY|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||16,000 CNY|
|Highway Engineer||29,600 CNY|
|HSE Professional||26,200 CNY|
|HVAC Engineer||32,000 CNY|
|HVAC Supervisor||26,800 CNY|
|Industrial Engineer||29,400 CNY|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||29,600 CNY|
|Instrument Engineer||27,800 CNY|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||29,200 CNY|
|Instrumentation Engineer||29,100 CNY|
|Instrumentation Manager||30,100 CNY|
|Irrigation Engineer||30,000 CNY|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||30,400 CNY|
|Locomotive Engineer||27,900 CNY|
|Maintenance Engineer||26,600 CNY|
|Maintenance Fitter||10,600 CNY|
|Maintenance Manager||28,100 CNY|
|Manufacturing Engineer||27,700 CNY|
|Marine Engineer||29,300 CNY|
|Materials Engineer||29,000 CNY|
|Materials Researcher||28,000 CNY|
|Materials Technician||20,600 CNY|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||32,500 CNY|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||32,800 CNY|
|Mechanical Designer||24,300 CNY|
|Mechanical Engineer||31,900 CNY|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||42,700 CNY|
|Mechanical Inspector||29,400 CNY|
|Mechatronics Engineer||32,900 CNY|
|Mining Engineer||29,500 CNY|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||30,800 CNY|
|Optical Engineer||28,800 CNY|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||15,200 CNY|
|PCB Assembler||11,000 CNY|
|Photonics Engineer||31,500 CNY|
|Photonics Technician||26,000 CNY|
|Pipeline Engineer||28,200 CNY|
|Piping Designer||15,300 CNY|
|Piping Engineer||26,200 CNY|
|Planning Engineer||29,500 CNY|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||13,900 CNY|
|Principal Cost Engineer||29,600 CNY|
|Principal Engineer||28,500 CNY|
|Principal Support Engineer||28,900 CNY|
|Process Engineer||28,400 CNY|
|Process Operator||18,000 CNY|
|Product Development Engineer||30,300 CNY|
|Product Development Technician||21,200 CNY|
|Product Engineer||30,700 CNY|
|Product Safety Engineer||28,100 CNY|
|Production Engineer||29,000 CNY|
|Project Engineer||31,600 CNY|
|Proposal Manager||37,000 CNY|
|Purchasing Engineer||27,500 CNY|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||30,000 CNY|
|Rail Engineer||30,900 CNY|
|Robotics Engineer||35,100 CNY|
|Robotics Technician||23,300 CNY|
|Safety Engineer||28,100 CNY|
|Safety Inspector||21,900 CNY|
|Safety Manager||33,700 CNY|
|Safety Officer||14,700 CNY|
|Sales Engineer||30,600 CNY|
|Scheduling Engineer||26,800 CNY|
|Service Engineer||30,600 CNY|
|Solar Engineer||30,400 CNY|
|Staff Engineer||28,100 CNY|
|Static Equipment Engineer||27,700 CNY|
|Stationary Engineer||27,100 CNY|
|Stress Engineer||26,300 CNY|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||28,100 CNY|
|Structural Designer||26,200 CNY|
|Structural Engineer||28,500 CNY|
|Structural Technician||19,000 CNY|
|Supply Chain Specialist||28,700 CNY|
|Technical Affairs Officer||15,400 CNY|
|Technical Assistant||14,500 CNY|
|Technical Engineer||26,300 CNY|
|Technical Support Engineer||25,600 CNY|
|Tender Engineer||26,500 CNY|
|Test Development Engineer||30,200 CNY|
|Transportation Engineer||27,100 CNY|
|Validation Engineer||27,700 CNY|
|Verification Engineer||27,300 CNY|
|Wastewater Engineer||28,200 CNY|
|Wind Energy Engineer||29,100 CNY|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||38,600 CNY|
|Work Planner||19,800 CNY|
Engineering salaries in Guangzhou range from 8,670 CNY per month (minimum average salary) to 57,800 CNY per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 27,300 CNY per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 27,300 CNY while the other half are earning more than 27,300 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.
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 Engineering are earning less than 16,200 CNY while 75% of them are earning more than 16,200 CNY. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 42,600 CNY while 25% are earning more than 42,600 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 Engineering earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.
Engineering 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.
Engineering 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.
46% of surveyed staff in Engineering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 54% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% 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 Engineering is 16% less 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.