Monthly income of migrant laborers in China 2018, by region

The statistic shows average monthly income of migrant laborers in China in 2018, by region. That year, the average income of a Chinese migrant laborer working in West China had amounted to 3,522 yuan per month.

Average monthly income of migrant workers in China in 2018, by region

Monthly income in yuan
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Release date

April 2019



Survey time period


Supplementary notes

Note: 1 yuan equals approximately 0.15 U.S. dollars and 0.13 euros (as of May 2019).

The study includes around 226,000 workers from 31 provinces, 1,561 counties and 8,484 villages. Migrant laborers are defined as people who leave their place of origin in order to seek work elsewhere. Those included in this statistic had left their homes for more than six months in their search for work. The workers either stay in their home province or leave for another profit in a bid to find employment.

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