Average wage of employees in urban China in 2018, by sector

This statistic indicates the average wage of employed persons in urban units in China in 2018, by sector. In 2018, the average annual wage of a construction worker in China was around 60,501 yuan, compared to 55,568 in the previous year. IT and financial services are sectors where the average income is the highest.

Average income of employees in urban China in 2018, by sector

Average annual salary in yuan
Information transmission, computer services and software147,678
Financial intermediation129,837
Scientific research, technical service and geologic prospecting123,343
Production and distribution of electricity, gas and water100,162
Culture, sports and entertainment98,621
Health, social security and social welfare98,118
Traffic, transport, storage and post88,508
Public management and social organization87,932
Leasing and business services85,147
Wholesale and retail trades80,551
Real estate75,281
Management of water conservancy, environment56,670
Services to households and other services55,343
Hotels and catering services48,260
Agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry and fishert36,466
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Release date

October 2019



Survey time period


Supplementary notes

Note: 1 yuan equals approximately 0.13 euros and 0.14 U.S. dollars (as of November 2019).
According to the source, data relate only to employees in cities.

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