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Engineering Average Salaries in Shanghai 2021

How much money does a person working in Engineering make in Shanghai?


Average Monthly Salary
26,800 CNY
( 321,000 CNY yearly)

LOW
8,490
CNY
AVERAGE
26,800
CNY
HIGH
56,600
CNY

A person working in Engineering in Shanghai typically earns around 26,800 CNY per month. Salaries range from 8,490 CNY (lowest average) to 56,600 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.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Acoustics Engineer27,100 CNY
Assembly Engineering Technician21,600 CNY
Assistant Chief Engineer31,300 CNY
Associate Engineer25,000 CNY
Autocad Operator17,500 CNY
Automation Engineer30,900 CNY
Avionic System Support Engineer27,300 CNY
Biochemical Engineer27,600 CNY
BMS Engineer28,000 CNY
Bridge and Lock Tender16,600 CNY
Broadcast Engineer29,800 CNY
CAD Design Engineer29,300 CNY
CAD Designer17,800 CNY
CAE Engineer28,200 CNY
Ceramics Engineer25,700 CNY
Civil Engineer29,100 CNY
Commissioning Engineer29,500 CNY
Communications Engineer33,000 CNY
Condition Monitoring Engineer24,200 CNY
Contract Associate Engineer28,100 CNY
Control Systems Engineer29,700 CNY
Controls Engineer29,300 CNY
Controls Software Engineer26,700 CNY
Corrosion Engineer25,600 CNY
Design Engineer28,900 CNY
Drafter18,200 CNY
Drafting Manager33,400 CNY
Drilling Engineer27,500 CNY
Electrical Draughtsman15,300 CNY
Electrical Engineer31,200 CNY
Electrical Engineering Manager40,900 CNY
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist30,500 CNY
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler14,900 CNY
Energy Engineer31,500 CNY
Engine Assembler13,100 CNY
Engineer30,100 CNY
Engineering Account Manager31,900 CNY
Engineering Chief Designer32,500 CNY
Engineering Consultant39,700 CNY
Engineering Key Account Manager44,000 CNY
Engineering Lab Technician26,500 CNY
Engineering Planning Manager41,100 CNY
Engineering Production Manager52,200 CNY
Engineering Project Analyst32,800 CNY
Engineering Project Coordinator 32,900 CNY
Engineering Project Director59,600 CNY
Engineering Project Manager40,600 CNY
Engineering Research and Development Manager47,000 CNY
Engineering Safety Coordinator23,800 CNY
Engineering Sales Manager40,100 CNY
Engineering Technician22,500 CNY
Engineering Technologist22,200 CNY
Environmental Engineer28,000 CNY
Equipment Engineer26,100 CNY
Equipment Engineering Manager37,800 CNY
Estimator26,000 CNY
Fabrication Specialist21,300 CNY
Fabricator13,700 CNY
Facade Engineer27,100 CNY
Fiber Analyst17,700 CNY
Field Engineer29,900 CNY
Field Engineering Manager48,700 CNY
Fire Engineer28,900 CNY
Fitter and Turner9,250 CNY
Forestry Strategic Planner34,800 CNY
Generation Engineer31,000 CNY
Genetic Engineer31,300 CNY
Geological Engineer30,900 CNY
Geotechnical Engineer30,700 CNY
Heavy Equipment Mechanic15,400 CNY
Highway Engineer28,800 CNY
HSE Professional28,200 CNY
HVAC Engineer30,800 CNY
HVAC Supervisor25,600 CNY
Industrial Engineer28,000 CNY
Industrial Engineering Technologist28,800 CNY
Instrument Engineer27,500 CNY
Instrumentation and Control Engineer29,000 CNY
Instrumentation Engineer30,200 CNY
Instrumentation Manager29,100 CNY
Irrigation Engineer28,300 CNY
Licensed Aircraft Engineer31,300 CNY
Locomotive Engineer29,400 CNY
Maintenance Engineer27,300 CNY
Maintenance Fitter10,700 CNY
Maintenance Manager29,900 CNY
Manufacturing Engineer28,100 CNY
Marine Engineer29,400 CNY
Materials Engineer28,700 CNY
Materials Researcher26,500 CNY
Materials Technician20,900 CNY
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer32,500 CNY
Mechanical Design Engineer31,800 CNY
Mechanical Designer25,800 CNY
Mechanical Engineer31,300 CNY
Mechanical Engineering Manager41,300 CNY
Mechanical Inspector27,600 CNY
Mechatronics Engineer30,500 CNY
Mining Engineer29,200 CNY
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer32,200 CNY
Optical Engineer28,100 CNY
Optical Instrument Assembler14,700 CNY
PCB Assembler10,200 CNY
Photonics Engineer33,000 CNY
Photonics Technician26,900 CNY
Pipeline Engineer26,500 CNY
Piping Designer15,800 CNY
Piping Engineer26,700 CNY
Planning Engineer30,500 CNY
Pressure Vessel Inspector13,300 CNY
Principal Cost Engineer29,300 CNY
Principal Engineer28,200 CNY
Principal Support Engineer28,300 CNY
Process Engineer29,300 CNY
Process Operator17,200 CNY
Product Development Engineer30,800 CNY
Product Development Technician21,000 CNY
Product Engineer30,900 CNY
Product Safety Engineer27,000 CNY
Production Engineer30,000 CNY
Project Engineer31,500 CNY
Proposal Manager38,800 CNY
Purchasing Engineer27,800 CNY
Quality Assurance Engineer29,500 CNY
Rail Engineer30,100 CNY
Robotics Engineer32,000 CNY
Robotics Technician23,200 CNY
Safety Engineer29,900 CNY
Safety Inspector23,600 CNY
Safety Manager33,000 CNY
Safety Officer14,600 CNY
Sales Engineer31,100 CNY
Scheduling Engineer27,900 CNY
Service Engineer30,200 CNY
Solar Engineer30,100 CNY
Staff Engineer28,400 CNY
Static Equipment Engineer27,500 CNY
Stationary Engineer26,900 CNY
Stress Engineer27,500 CNY
Structural Analysis Engineer29,000 CNY
Structural Designer24,700 CNY
Structural Engineer29,100 CNY
Structural Technician19,100 CNY
Supply Chain Specialist27,900 CNY
Surveyor21,700 CNY
Technical Affairs Officer15,300 CNY
Technical Assistant15,400 CNY
Technical Engineer24,700 CNY
Technical Support Engineer24,200 CNY
Tender Engineer25,900 CNY
Test Development Engineer28,900 CNY
Transportation Engineer28,400 CNY
Validation Engineer25,700 CNY
Verification Engineer27,300 CNY
Wastewater Engineer28,600 CNY
Wind Energy Engineer30,000 CNY
Wind Energy Operations Manager39,400 CNY
Work Planner20,700 CNY

Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in Shanghai

Median and salary distribution monthly Shanghai Engineering
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Engineering salaries in Shanghai range from 8,490 CNY per month (minimum average salary) to 56,600 CNY per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 24,600 CNY per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 24,600 CNY while the other half are earning more than 24,600 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

    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 14,900 CNY while 75% of them are earning more than 14,900 CNY. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 37,400 CNY while 25% are earning more than 37,400 CNY.


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

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 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.


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.

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.

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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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.


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.

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.


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 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.

Engineering Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly China Engineering
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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 employees in China who work in Engineering earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
25,300 CNY
Female-5%
24,000 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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Engineering Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in China

How much are annual salary increments in China for Engineering professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Engineering

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.

Annual Salary Increment Rate China Engineering
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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

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 2020

Banking
8%
Energy
7%
Information Technology
6%
Healthcare
5%
Travel
4%
Construction
3%
Education
2%

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.


Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Engineering Bonus and Incentive Rates in China

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate China Engineering
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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.

Received Bonus
54%
No Bonus
46%

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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.

Engineering Hourly Average Wage in Shanghai


150 CNY per hour

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


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

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.

Engineering VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Engineering and Engineering monthly Shanghai
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The average salary for Engineering is 16% less than that of All Jobs.

Shanghai VS China

Salary Comparison Between Shanghai and China monthly Engineering
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We compared Engineering salaries in Shanghai, Shanghai, and China and we found that Shanghai salaries are 21% more than those of Shanghai. We also found out that Shanghai salaries are 11% less than those of China.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Shanghai26,800 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

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