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Average annual salary of an employee in urban China from 2007 to 2017 (in yuan)

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Average annual salary of an employee in China 2017 This statistic shows the average annual salary of an employee in urban China from 2007 to 2017. In 2017, an employee in urban China had earned around 74,318 yuan on average.
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.
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This statistic shows the average annual salary of an employee in urban China from 2007 to 2017. In 2017, an employee in urban China had earned around 74,318 yuan on average.
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.
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Release date
October 2018
Region
China
Survey time period
2007 to 2017
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Note: 1 yuan equals approximately 0.15 U.S. dollars and 0.13 euros (as of December 2018).

According to the source, the data refer to employees in urban areas only.

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