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Average salary
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PAYROLL TAX 39.50% – 41.20%


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    What is the average salary in China?

    The average salary in China is around RMB 90,500 per year.

    What is the average salary in Beijing?

    The average salary in Beijing is RMB 166,800 per year.

    Are there regional variations in the China average wage?

    Yes, there are very large regional variations in China’s average salary. For example, Beijing is the highest at RMB 166,800 per year. In the province of Henan the average salary is RMB 67,200. This nearly RMB 100,000 per year difference is a lot.

    How does the average salary in China compare to surrounding countries?

    China is bordered by 14 countries with various minimum wage standards. Below is a list of average salaries of 5 surrounding countries all converted to USD.

    The RMB 90,500 per year salary in China when converted to USD is $13,000.

    • Mongolia – USD $5,500
    • India – USD $4,700
    • Pakistan – USD $4,300
    • Vietnam – USD $4,000
    • Russia – USD $10,000

    Average salary in China based on Industry

    Figures based on data from Paylab.

    What is the average salary for tech workers in China?

    In China, the average salary for tech workers is RMB 161,400.

    What is the average salary for engineers in China?

    In China, the average salary for engineers is RMB 90,000.

    What is the average salary for salespeople in China?

    In China, the average salary for salespeople is RMB 100,000.

    What is the average salary for my industry in China?

    Contact Horizons for a free consultation for your hiring project and we will be able to tell you the average salary for your industry and for the province you will want to employee your workers in.

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    Your business can easily hire employees in China without opening a local entity. We handle local employment law, complex tax regulations, and international payroll in 180+ countries worldwide. All you need to do is focus on your business.


    The great thing about China is that it is so large and full of skilled workers that if your budget is less than the average salary in China, then you can look into regions that have lower average salaries in comparison to the rest of the country. If you are still struggling to find a budget friendly area in China to expand and employ workers, then other surrounding countries like India, Vietnam, and Pakistan offer great alternatives for a more budget friendly expansion.

    Provinces like Anhui, Hainan, Hunan and Liaoning have the lowest average salary in China.

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