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Service Advisor Average Salary in China 2021

How much money does a Service Advisor make in China?

Average Monthly Salary
20,900 CNY
( 250,000 CNY yearly)


A person working as a Service Advisor in China typically earns around 20,900 CNY per month. Salaries range from 10,200 CNY (lowest) to 32,500 CNY (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Service Advisor salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Service Advisor Salary Distribution in China

Median and salary distribution monthly China Service Advisor
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Service Advisor salaries in China range from 10,200 CNY per month (minimum salary) to 32,500 CNY per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 21,300 CNY per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Service Advisor(s) are earning less than 21,300 CNY while the other half are earning more than 21,300 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.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Service Advisor(s) are earning less than 14,200 CNY while 75% of them are earning more than 14,200 CNY. Also from the diagram, 75% of Service Advisor(s) are earning less than 27,400 CNY while 25% are earning more than 27,400 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

Service Advisor Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Service Advisor salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Service Advisor with less than two years of experience makes approximately 12,100 CNY per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 15,600 CNY per month, 29% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 21,500 CNY per month, 38% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

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.

Additionally, Service Advisor(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 26,600 CNY per month, 24% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 28,500 CNY per month, 7% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 30,400 CNY per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Service Advisor average salary change by experience in China

0 - 2 Years
12,100 CNY
2 - 5 Years+29%
15,600 CNY
5 - 10 Years+38%
21,500 CNY
10 - 15 Years+24%
26,600 CNY
15 - 20 Years+7%
28,500 CNY
20+ Years+7%
30,400 CNY
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Service Advisor Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Service Advisor(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Service Advisor salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Service Advisor is 15,100 CNY per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 17,400 CNY per month, 15% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 23,400 CNY per month, 35% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Professionals who hold a Master's Degree are rewarded with an average salary of 29,400 CNY per month, 26% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.

Service Advisor average salary difference by education level in China

High School
15,100 CNY
Certificate or Diploma+15%
17,400 CNY
Bachelor's Degree+35%
23,400 CNY
Master's Degree+26%
29,400 CNY
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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 the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Service Advisor Salary Comparison By Gender

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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 Service Advisor employees in China earn 9% more than their female counterparts on average.

21,600 CNY
19,900 CNY
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in China for all Careers

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Service Advisor Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in China

How much are annual salary increments in China for Service Advisor(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Service Advisor

Service Advisor(s) in China are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 16 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 months.

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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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Service Advisor Bonus and Incentive Rates in China

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate China Service Advisor
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A Service Advisor is considered to be a moderate bonus-based job 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 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 3% to 6% 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.

Service Advisor Average Hourly Wage in China

120 CNY per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in China is 120 CNY. This means that the average Service Advisor in China 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.

Service Advisor VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Service Advisor and Automotive monthly China
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The average salary for Service Advisor is 9% more than that of Automotive. Also, Automotive salaries are 35% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
After Sales Automotive Manager29,900 CNY+43%
Alignment Technician10,000 CNY-52%
Auto Damage Adjuster12,200 CNY-42%
Auto Detailer11,300 CNY-46%
Auto Parts Manager36,300 CNY+74%
Automotive Assembler10,900 CNY-48%
Automotive Assembly Manager35,200 CNY+69%
Automotive Body Repairer10,300 CNY-51%
Automotive Branch Manager43,900 CNY+110%
Automotive Central Planner15,600 CNY-25%
Automotive Electrician12,900 CNY-38%
Automotive Estimating Manager27,300 CNY+31%
Automotive Estimator24,100 CNY+16%
Automotive General Manager53,800 CNY+160%
Automotive Inventory Officer10,100 CNY-52%
Automotive Parts Supplier17,100 CNY-18%
Automotive Project Engineer19,600 CNY-6%
Automotive Project Manager37,100 CNY+78%
Automotive Purchase Manager39,600 CNY+90%
Automotive Sales21,300 CNY+2%
Automotive Technician11,200 CNY-46%
Automotive Test Engineer18,400 CNY-12%
Automotive Warranty Administrator18,300 CNY-12%
Automotive Warranty Clerk12,500 CNY-40%
Car Parts and Accessories Fitter10,200 CNY-51%
Damage Appraiser15,600 CNY-25%
Diesel Engine Specialist15,400 CNY-26%
Job Card Opener9,820 CNY-53%
Lube Technician8,790 CNY-58%
Master File Maintenance14,500 CNY-30%
Materials Planner16,100 CNY-23%
Mechanic11,500 CNY-45%
Motor Vehicle Inspector16,800 CNY-19%
Service Advisor20,900 CNY+0%
Service Manager32,200 CNY+54%
Stock Controller13,800 CNY-34%
Technical Advisor21,300 CNY+2%
Tire Retreader9,740 CNY-53%
Used Car Manager29,700 CNY+42%
Vehicle Body Maker13,000 CNY-38%
Vehicle Examiner14,800 CNY-29%
Vehicle Painter9,190 CNY-56%
Vehicle Trimmer10,700 CNY-49%
Welder9,080 CNY-56%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Beijing22,300 CNY
Changchun19,000 CNY
Changsha18,200 CNY
Chengdu21,900 CNY
Chongqing23,000 CNY
Dalian19,000 CNY
Dongguan18,400 CNY
Foshan18,400 CNY
Fuzhou17,500 CNY
Guangzhou23,100 CNY
Hangzhou23,200 CNY
Harbin20,500 CNY
Jinan20,600 CNY
Kunming17,400 CNY
Nanjing21,300 CNY
Qingdao19,700 CNY
Quanzhou18,300 CNY
Shanghai22,200 CNY
Shantou19,800 CNY
Shenyang20,600 CNY
Shenzhen20,400 CNY
Suzhou20,900 CNY
Tianjin22,100 CNY
Wenzhou20,000 CNY
Wuhan21,600 CNY
Wuxi17,200 CNY
Xi an21,100 CNY
Xiamen18,200 CNY
Zhengzhou17,100 CNY

Salary Comparison By State

StateAverage Salary
Anhui20,900 CNY
Beijing17,500 CNY
Chongqing18,800 CNY
Fujian20,300 CNY
Gansu18,900 CNY
Guangdong23,600 CNY
Guangxi21,800 CNY
Guizhou20,100 CNY
Hainan18,400 CNY
Hebei21,300 CNY
Heilongjiang19,200 CNY
Henan22,400 CNY
Hubei21,400 CNY
Hunan22,100 CNY
Jiangsu22,700 CNY
Jiangxi21,300 CNY
Jilin19,700 CNY
Liaoning21,600 CNY
Nei Monggol17,800 CNY
Ningxia16,800 CNY
Qinghai16,800 CNY
Shaanxi19,800 CNY
Shandong23,100 CNY
Shanghai18,600 CNY
Shanxi20,100 CNY
Sichuan23,400 CNY
Tianjin18,600 CNY
Xinjiang Uygur17,400 CNY
Xizang [Tibet]16,400 CNY
Yunnan20,600 CNY
Zhejiang21,200 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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