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2024 Mainland China Salary Guide

Compare salaries for specific roles across different industries and areas of expertise in Mainland China. These salaries have been compiled using data from thousands of placements over the past year.

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We gathered insights about various hiring and workplace trends from over 3400 professionals and 650 employers/hiring managers globally. The findings will help shape your talent strategy for 2024. In Mainland China…

Money and career growth are main motivators.

35% of professionals outlined ‘salary’ as their most valued factor when looking to move roles, whilst 22% stated ‘career growth and development opportunities’.

Insecurity jeopardises retention.

78% of employers have lost talent in the last 6 months, with ‘perception of job security’ being the main reason.

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Frequently asked questions.

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The average salary in Mainland China is above ¥350,000. Full-time workers in Mainland China on average make ¥29,300 a month, equating to ¥351,600 a year (pre-tax).

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The salaries in this guide have been compiled using data from thousands of placements over the past year and insights from our teams of expert recruitment consultants.
The salary bandings within this guide will be updated if and when needed to reflect any market changes throughout the year to help.

'Competitive salary' means that the business is offering a salary that can compete with what the market salary rate is for the advertised role and/ or offer a higher salary.

You can ask “What would the company typically pay for this role?" as sometimes, if you lay all your cards on the table and outline your salary expectations, you risk being screened out of the process. This can happen if in the job description the compensation is highlighted as ‘competitive’.
They will then either give a range or provide more details about the position and then ask the question again, at which point you can make a more informed call.
Our article on 'How to answer salary expectation questions' provides more tips on how to answer the 'expected salary' question.