A person working in Engineering in Guangdong typically earns around 27,300 CNY per month. Salaries range from 8,680 CNY (lowest average) to 57,900 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||28,600 CNY|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||22,200 CNY|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||32,400 CNY|
|Associate Engineer||25,600 CNY|
|Autocad Operator||18,100 CNY|
|Automation Engineer||32,300 CNY|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||29,500 CNY|
|Biochemical Engineer||28,700 CNY|
|BMS Engineer||27,300 CNY|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||16,800 CNY|
|Broadcast Engineer||29,700 CNY|
|CAD Design Engineer||31,100 CNY|
|CAD Designer||19,000 CNY|
|CAE Engineer||30,400 CNY|
|Ceramics Engineer||26,700 CNY|
|Civil Engineer||30,300 CNY|
|Commissioning Engineer||29,200 CNY|
|Communications Engineer||32,900 CNY|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||25,100 CNY|
|Contract Associate Engineer||29,300 CNY|
|Control Systems Engineer||29,300 CNY|
|Controls Engineer||27,900 CNY|
|Controls Software Engineer||26,400 CNY|
|Corrosion Engineer||26,400 CNY|
|Design Engineer||30,300 CNY|
|Drafting Manager||33,500 CNY|
|Drilling Engineer||28,900 CNY|
|Electrical Draughtsman||15,000 CNY|
|Electrical Engineer||32,900 CNY|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||43,300 CNY|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||32,300 CNY|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||15,900 CNY|
|Energy Engineer||30,400 CNY|
|Engine Assembler||13,300 CNY|
|Engineering Account Manager||32,700 CNY|
|Engineering Chief Designer||34,900 CNY|
|Engineering Consultant||40,600 CNY|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||44,200 CNY|
|Engineering Lab Technician||27,200 CNY|
|Engineering Planning Manager||42,400 CNY|
|Engineering Production Manager||53,600 CNY|
|Engineering Project Analyst||34,100 CNY|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||34,700 CNY|
|Engineering Project Director||60,900 CNY|
|Engineering Project Manager||40,100 CNY|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||47,600 CNY|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||24,100 CNY|
|Engineering Sales Manager||40,800 CNY|
|Engineering Technician||22,200 CNY|
|Engineering Technologist||23,700 CNY|
|Environmental Engineer||29,900 CNY|
|Equipment Engineer||28,000 CNY|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||40,700 CNY|
|Fabrication Specialist||20,600 CNY|
|Facade Engineer||27,700 CNY|
|Fiber Analyst||17,900 CNY|
|Field Engineer||32,300 CNY|
|Field Engineering Manager||52,800 CNY|
|Fire Engineer||31,200 CNY|
|Fitter and Turner||10,000 CNY|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||33,200 CNY|
|Generation Engineer||31,000 CNY|
|Genetic Engineer||33,300 CNY|
|Geological Engineer||29,700 CNY|
|Geotechnical Engineer||30,200 CNY|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||15,300 CNY|
|Highway Engineer||28,500 CNY|
|HSE Professional||28,000 CNY|
|HVAC Engineer||30,600 CNY|
|HVAC Supervisor||26,400 CNY|
|Industrial Engineer||27,900 CNY|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||27,600 CNY|
|Instrument Engineer||28,000 CNY|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||29,500 CNY|
|Instrumentation Engineer||30,300 CNY|
|Instrumentation Manager||29,900 CNY|
|Irrigation Engineer||28,300 CNY|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||31,400 CNY|
|Locomotive Engineer||29,300 CNY|
|Maintenance Engineer||27,500 CNY|
|Maintenance Fitter||10,500 CNY|
|Maintenance Manager||28,700 CNY|
|Manufacturing Engineer||28,400 CNY|
|Marine Engineer||29,800 CNY|
|Materials Engineer||29,200 CNY|
|Materials Researcher||28,300 CNY|
|Materials Technician||22,600 CNY|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||31,900 CNY|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||30,500 CNY|
|Mechanical Designer||24,800 CNY|
|Mechanical Engineer||32,000 CNY|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||42,400 CNY|
|Mechanical Inspector||29,600 CNY|
|Mechatronics Engineer||32,900 CNY|
|Mining Engineer||29,800 CNY|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||33,300 CNY|
|Optical Engineer||27,800 CNY|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||14,600 CNY|
|PCB Assembler||10,600 CNY|
|Photonics Engineer||31,900 CNY|
|Photonics Technician||26,100 CNY|
|Pipeline Engineer||26,600 CNY|
|Piping Designer||15,800 CNY|
|Piping Engineer||26,900 CNY|
|Planning Engineer||29,600 CNY|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||13,700 CNY|
|Principal Cost Engineer||28,800 CNY|
|Principal Engineer||28,700 CNY|
|Principal Support Engineer||28,900 CNY|
|Process Engineer||30,400 CNY|
|Process Operator||17,100 CNY|
|Product Development Engineer||32,100 CNY|
|Product Development Technician||20,600 CNY|
|Product Engineer||32,300 CNY|
|Product Safety Engineer||28,700 CNY|
|Production Engineer||29,100 CNY|
|Project Engineer||33,000 CNY|
|Proposal Manager||37,500 CNY|
|Purchasing Engineer||27,200 CNY|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||28,100 CNY|
|Rail Engineer||28,800 CNY|
|Robotics Engineer||33,500 CNY|
|Robotics Technician||24,400 CNY|
|Safety Engineer||28,700 CNY|
|Safety Inspector||23,400 CNY|
|Safety Manager||33,700 CNY|
|Safety Officer||14,900 CNY|
|Sales Engineer||31,400 CNY|
|Scheduling Engineer||27,900 CNY|
|Service Engineer||29,800 CNY|
|Solar Engineer||30,700 CNY|
|Staff Engineer||30,700 CNY|
|Static Equipment Engineer||28,900 CNY|
|Stationary Engineer||28,300 CNY|
|Stress Engineer||28,400 CNY|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||30,100 CNY|
|Structural Designer||25,500 CNY|
|Structural Engineer||30,300 CNY|
|Structural Technician||20,000 CNY|
|Supply Chain Specialist||29,500 CNY|
|Technical Affairs Officer||15,100 CNY|
|Technical Assistant||15,300 CNY|
|Technical Engineer||26,400 CNY|
|Technical Support Engineer||25,100 CNY|
|Tender Engineer||25,600 CNY|
|Test Development Engineer||29,800 CNY|
|Transportation Engineer||27,500 CNY|
|Validation Engineer||27,600 CNY|
|Verification Engineer||29,500 CNY|
|Wastewater Engineer||28,900 CNY|
|Wind Energy Engineer||31,200 CNY|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||41,000 CNY|
|Work Planner||21,400 CNY|
Engineering salaries in Guangdong range from 8,680 CNY per month (minimum average salary) to 57,900 CNY per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 27,900 CNY per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 27,900 CNY while the other half are earning more than 27,900 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 16,500 CNY while 75% of them are earning more than 16,500 CNY. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 43,700 CNY while 25% are earning more than 43,700 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.