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Factory and Manufacturing Average Salaries in Shanghai 2021

How much money does a person working in Factory and Manufacturing make in Shanghai?

Average Monthly Salary
21,700 CNY
( 260,000 CNY yearly)


A person working in Factory and Manufacturing in Shanghai typically earns around 21,700 CNY per month. Salaries range from 8,020 CNY (lowest average) to 54,300 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 Factory and Manufacturing 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
Assembly Foreman9,240 CNY
Assembly Line Worker9,290 CNY
Assembly Supervisor14,000 CNY
Assistance Maintenance Manager32,700 CNY
Assistant Shipping Manager28,500 CNY
Chemical Equipment Controller21,500 CNY
Chemical Technican Apprentice18,100 CNY
CNC Machinist20,900 CNY
CNC Operator19,900 CNY
CNC Programmer22,600 CNY
Colour Technologist11,700 CNY
Contracts Manager39,700 CNY
Data Collection Coordinator15,900 CNY
Demand Planner13,300 CNY
Derrick Operator9,490 CNY
Director of Manufacturing58,100 CNY
Dock Worker8,380 CNY
Drying Technician8,940 CNY
Equipment Operator8,190 CNY
Export Sales Coordinator28,500 CNY
Factory Superintendent14,100 CNY
Factory Worker10,200 CNY
Failure Analysis Technician14,900 CNY
Fiberglass Laminator10,000 CNY
Food Technologist16,100 CNY
Forklift Driver9,600 CNY
Forming Machine Operator9,670 CNY
Furnace Operator9,130 CNY
Gas Appliance Repairer9,430 CNY
General Warehouse Associate15,600 CNY
Heavy Equipment Operator12,300 CNY
HSE Manager38,500 CNY
Industrial Engineer30,600 CNY
Industrial Machinery Mechanic19,200 CNY
Industrial Production Manager54,800 CNY
Industrial Safety and Health Engineer30,000 CNY
Intake Operator12,300 CNY
Key Account Manager42,800 CNY
Lift Truck Operator9,640 CNY
Loading Supervisor16,700 CNY
Logistic Coordinator24,700 CNY
Logistics Clerk11,600 CNY
Machine Operator9,420 CNY
Machinist9,420 CNY
Maintenance Manager34,900 CNY
Maintenance Store Clerk10,300 CNY
Manufacturing Engineer29,600 CNY
Manufacturing Engineering Manager43,500 CNY
Manufacturing Engineering Technologist32,200 CNY
Manufacturing Manager51,900 CNY
Manufacturing Operative15,400 CNY
Manufacturing Production Technician11,500 CNY
Manufacturing Supervisor26,000 CNY
Manufacturing Technician10,700 CNY
Materials Supervisor26,700 CNY
Mechanical Fitter Engineer31,300 CNY
Mechanical Foreman9,500 CNY
Merchandise Planner15,200 CNY
Metrology Engineer29,000 CNY
Operations Engineer27,500 CNY
Operations Manager45,500 CNY
Order Management Coordinator24,400 CNY
Order Processing Manager38,500 CNY
Order Selector10,900 CNY
Package Handler8,540 CNY
Packaging Manager31,800 CNY
Packer9,040 CNY
Packing Deputy Supervisor25,300 CNY
Planning Manager43,000 CNY
Plant Manager50,100 CNY
Precision Instrument Repairer13,400 CNY
Process Technician11,200 CNY
Product Manager49,000 CNY
Production Analyst40,700 CNY
Production Director56,900 CNY
Production Engineer31,100 CNY
Production Engineering Supervisor45,600 CNY
Production Inspector31,500 CNY
Production Laborer8,260 CNY
Production Manager55,800 CNY
Production Scheduler23,200 CNY
Production Supervisor30,200 CNY
Quality Control Analyst39,700 CNY
Quality Control Inspector32,200 CNY
Quality Control Manager44,300 CNY
Service Technician11,600 CNY
SHEQ Officer14,100 CNY
Shipping Manager46,000 CNY
Small Engine Mechanic16,000 CNY
Spray Painter9,190 CNY
Sterile Processing Technician10,600 CNY
Structural Welder8,210 CNY
Supply Chain Operative25,200 CNY
Technical Operator11,800 CNY
Technology Development Manager50,700 CNY
Testing Technician22,000 CNY
Toolmaker15,000 CNY
Warehouse Operative10,100 CNY
Warehouse Worker10,200 CNY
Warranty Handler17,400 CNY
Welder9,520 CNY
Workshop Manager34,300 CNY

Factory and Manufacturing Jobs Salary Distribution in Shanghai

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

  • Salary Range

    Factory and Manufacturing salaries in Shanghai range from 8,020 CNY per month (minimum average salary) to 54,300 CNY per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 22,100 CNY per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Factory and Manufacturing are earning less than 22,100 CNY while the other half are earning more than 22,100 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 Factory and Manufacturing are earning less than 13,500 CNY while 75% of them are earning more than 13,500 CNY. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Factory and Manufacturing are earning less than 38,900 CNY while 25% are earning more than 38,900 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?

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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.

Factory and Manufacturing Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly China Factory and Manufacturing
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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 Factory and Manufacturing earn 8% more than their female counterparts on average.

21,000 CNY
19,300 CNY
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in China for all Careers

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Factory and Manufacturing Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in China

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

Factory and Manufacturing

Factory and Manufacturing professionals in China are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% 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 Factory and Manufacturing
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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

Information Technology

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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Factory and Manufacturing Bonus and Incentive Rates in China

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate China Factory and Manufacturing
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Factory and Manufacturing is considered to be a low 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.

73% of surveyed staff in Factory and Manufacturing reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 27% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 3% 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.

Factory and Manufacturing Hourly Average Wage in Shanghai

120 CNY per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Shanghai is 120 CNY. This means that the average person in Shanghai earns approximately 120 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.

Factory and Manufacturing VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Factory and Manufacturing and Factory and Manufacturing monthly Shanghai
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The average salary for Factory and Manufacturing is 32% less than that of All Jobs.

Shanghai VS China

Salary Comparison Between Shanghai and China monthly Factory and Manufacturing
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We compared Factory and Manufacturing 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
Shanghai21,700 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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