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Teaching / Education Average Salaries in Shanghai 2021

How much money does a person working in Teaching / Education make in Shanghai?


Average Monthly Salary
33,600 CNY
( 404,000 CNY yearly)

LOW
16,100
CNY
AVERAGE
33,600
CNY
HIGH
61,300
CNY

A person working in Teaching / Education in Shanghai typically earns around 33,600 CNY per month. Salaries range from 16,100 CNY (lowest average) to 61,300 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 Teaching / Education 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
Academic Advisor36,200 CNY
Academic Coach34,500 CNY
Academic Manager40,500 CNY
Academic Specialist30,600 CNY
Academic Staff26,500 CNY
Accompanist28,800 CNY
Achievement Coach34,900 CNY
Admissions Specialist31,500 CNY
Agricultural Sciences Teacher25,600 CNY
Anthropology Teacher28,900 CNY
Arabic Language Teacher24,900 CNY
Archeology Teacher29,600 CNY
Architecture Teacher32,200 CNY
Archivist22,700 CNY
Art Teacher26,500 CNY
Assistant School Principal37,400 CNY
Assistant Teacher24,500 CNY
Biochemistry Professor 51,200 CNY
Biology Teacher29,300 CNY
Bursary Scheme Manager33,800 CNY
Business Teacher27,900 CNY
Chemistry Teacher28,000 CNY
Child Care Coordinator28,900 CNY
Child Care Worker23,400 CNY
Clinical School Psychologist39,500 CNY
College Aide34,200 CNY
College and Career Readiness Specialist36,300 CNY
College President61,200 CNY
Communications Teacher27,900 CNY
Community Education Officer24,500 CNY
Computer Science Teacher26,700 CNY
Computer Teacher25,200 CNY
Creative Writing Trainer31,800 CNY
Credit Counselor32,500 CNY
Cultural Studies Teacher26,000 CNY
Curriculum Developer36,400 CNY
Curriculum Specialist34,500 CNY
Demonstrator24,300 CNY
Deputy Controller of Examinations32,900 CNY
Director of Learning Technology36,600 CNY
Distance Learning Coordinator31,500 CNY
Economics Lecturer48,100 CNY
Education Administrator30,600 CNY
Education Assistant Director37,300 CNY
Education Assistant Principal30,700 CNY
Education Assistant Professor40,400 CNY
Education Consultant39,400 CNY
Education Coordinator29,800 CNY
Education Counselor32,900 CNY
Education Director49,800 CNY
Education Program Specialist33,500 CNY
Education Researcher37,900 CNY
Education Resource Specialist28,900 CNY
Education Services Facilitator30,500 CNY
Educational Psychologist41,300 CNY
EFL Teacher28,800 CNY
eLearning Trainer24,900 CNY
Elementary School Teacher22,100 CNY
Engineering Lecturer45,500 CNY
Engineering Teacher38,800 CNY
English Teacher26,000 CNY
ESL Teacher27,600 CNY
Faculty Assistant35,700 CNY
Foreign Language Teacher24,400 CNY
GED Teacher25,000 CNY
Geography Teacher25,200 CNY
Head of Mathematics Department36,900 CNY
Head of School43,400 CNY
High School Teacher29,800 CNY
History Teacher26,900 CNY
Infant Teacher20,400 CNY
Instructional Assistant28,700 CNY
Instructor29,800 CNY
Kindergarten Teacher22,300 CNY
Language Instructor For Expatriate21,800 CNY
Law Teacher39,900 CNY
Learning Designer32,400 CNY
Lecturer45,600 CNY
Librarian21,800 CNY
Library Assistant18,300 CNY
Library Director32,100 CNY
Library Specialist24,600 CNY
Life Sciences Teacher27,800 CNY
Math Lecturer49,000 CNY
Mathematics Teacher30,200 CNY
Mentor32,000 CNY
Middle School Teacher28,800 CNY
Music Teacher24,500 CNY
Nursery Manager42,800 CNY
Nursery Worker17,700 CNY
Paraprofessional35,800 CNY
Physical Education Specialist31,000 CNY
Physical Education Teacher25,000 CNY
Physics Teacher 28,200 CNY
Political Science Teacher29,900 CNY
Post Doctoral Researcher44,500 CNY
Preschool Education Administrator29,500 CNY
Preschool Teacher23,600 CNY
Primary School Teacher25,300 CNY
Principal41,500 CNY
Product Specialist31,000 CNY
Professor - Accounting47,700 CNY
Professor - Architecture48,600 CNY
Professor - Biology47,100 CNY
Professor - Business Administration46,000 CNY
Professor - Chemical Engineering50,500 CNY
Professor - Chemistry49,800 CNY
Professor - Civil Engineering46,300 CNY
Professor - Communication45,900 CNY
Professor - Computer Science48,500 CNY
Professor - Dentistry50,600 CNY
Professor - Drama46,600 CNY
Professor - Economics50,400 CNY
Professor - Education49,700 CNY
Professor - Electrical Engineering51,800 CNY
Professor - English47,000 CNY
Professor - Environmental Engineering50,400 CNY
Professor - Foreign Languages46,800 CNY
Professor - Geological Sciences48,500 CNY
Professor - History49,000 CNY
Professor - Industrial Engineering48,700 CNY
Professor - Law53,000 CNY
Professor - Legal Support47,300 CNY
Professor - Liberal Arts49,400 CNY
Professor - Marketing50,500 CNY
Professor - Mathematics54,100 CNY
Professor - Mechanical Engineering53,000 CNY
Professor - Medical Administration53,500 CNY
Professor - Medicine60,300 CNY
Professor - Music46,200 CNY
Professor - Nursing47,500 CNY
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences50,100 CNY
Professor - Philosophy50,600 CNY
Professor - Physical Therapy53,300 CNY
Professor - Physics55,100 CNY
Professor - Psychology50,100 CNY
Professor - Rehabilitation46,800 CNY
Professor - Social Work46,000 CNY
Professor - Sociology50,400 CNY
Professor - Special Education51,300 CNY
Psychology Teacher40,500 CNY
Public Management Assistant Professor42,000 CNY
School Counselor39,300 CNY
Science Educator27,500 CNY
Science Laboratory Assistant23,600 CNY
Science Teacher26,400 CNY
Secondary Mathematics Teacher27,400 CNY
Secondary School Teacher27,800 CNY
Special Education Teacher27,900 CNY
Special Needs Assistant22,800 CNY
Statistics Lecturer46,800 CNY
Student Accounts Coordinator26,800 CNY
Student Development Specialist33,000 CNY
Student Employment Specialist31,400 CNY
Student Services24,100 CNY
Student Support Manager33,700 CNY
Substitute Teacher22,200 CNY
Teacher25,900 CNY
Teacher Aide21,200 CNY
Teacher Trainer33,300 CNY
Training and Development Specialist36,700 CNY
Training Coordinator25,700 CNY
Tutor25,800 CNY
University Teacher45,600 CNY
Vocational Education Teacher26,600 CNY

Teaching / Education Jobs Salary Distribution in Shanghai

Median and salary distribution monthly Shanghai Teaching / Education
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Teaching / Education salaries in Shanghai range from 16,100 CNY per month (minimum average salary) to 61,300 CNY per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 35,700 CNY per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 35,700 CNY while the other half are earning more than 35,700 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 Teaching / Education are earning less than 23,300 CNY while 75% of them are earning more than 23,300 CNY. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 51,400 CNY while 25% are earning more than 51,400 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?

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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.

Teaching / Education Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly China Teaching / Education
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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 Teaching / Education earn 11% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
32,800 CNY
Female-10%
29,500 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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Teaching / Education Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in China

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

Teaching / Education

Teaching / Education professionals in China are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% 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 Teaching / Education
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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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Teaching / Education Bonus and Incentive Rates in China

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

47% of surveyed staff in Teaching / Education reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 53% 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
53%
No Bonus
47%

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.

Teaching / Education Hourly Average Wage in Shanghai


190 CNY per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Shanghai is 190 CNY. This means that the average person in Shanghai earns approximately 190 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.

Teaching / Education VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Teaching / Education and Teaching / Education monthly Shanghai
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The average salary for Teaching / Education is 6% more than that of All Jobs.

Shanghai VS China

Salary Comparison Between Shanghai and China monthly Teaching / Education
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We compared Teaching / Education 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
Shanghai33,600 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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