Salary structure in China – additional information
Salary levels in urban China have seen a significant rise between 2007 and 2017. During that period, average annual salaries of employees in urban areas have grown from 24,721 to 74,318 yuan per year. Yet as of 2015, a large income gap still existed between coastal and western regions in China. While employees in Beijing had enjoyed the highest annual salary with about 111,390 yuan on average, Henan province in central China had displayed the lowest average annual salary with only about 45,403 yuan per year.
Moreover, a considerable salary discrepancy exists between different occupational groups in China. As of 2015, people working in financial intermediation had been atop the list earning about 115,000 yuan per year on average, whereas people in the education sector had reached approximately 67,000 yuan. Agricultural industries had ranked at the lower end with an average annual salary of below 32,000 yuan in 2015.