Study Shows Beijingers Make the Highest Monthly Salary in China

By Justine Lopez, December 29, 2016

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According to a recent report comparing the average monthly salaries of 34 Chinese cities, Beijing topped the list at RMB9,835 (USD1,414) per month.

The report was released by the Peking University Institute of Social Science in conjunction with Zhaopin.com and revealed that, on average, Beijingers make the highest monthly salary (before tax) when compared to other major Chinese cities.

Shanghai came in second at RMB8,692 and Shenzhen placed third at RMB8,315.

According to the study, 46 percent of companies in Beijing offered their employees over RMB8,000 per month this winter. 

The most highly-paid jobs in the city are in the fields of professional services and consulting, Ecns.com reports. These jobs typically pay roughly RMB14,607, where as jobs in the rental market pay around RMB12,976. 

The 10 most well-paid jobs in the capital all paid more than RMB10,000 per month. Many of these coveted positions are with Internet companies. 

Overall, the average combined monthly salary of all 34 cities included in the study was RMB7,233. The amount is slightly higher compared to the first quarter amount which was RMB7,018. 

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