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Salary Report 2018

2018 China Salary Report

For Employers: The Michael Page Salary Benchmark 2018 is our annual salary survey in China, helping you ensure your pay rises are in line with national salary standards. Keep track of trending salary data in China, key forecasts and market opportunities ahead.

For Job Seekers: Track how your own salary compares to the average wage in China in 2018, with our latest salary survey report. Check the salary data nationwide by using our Salary Comparison tool. Then read our advice on salary negotiation before discussing your next pay rise.

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Employment trends in China*


4-5 professionals

average number of candidates employers interview before making a job offer


3 months

average time employers take to secure talent


3 rounds

of interviews undergone by candidates with a company before securing a position

*These employment trends are based on Michael Page’s database in the last 12 months.

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Key insights

“In 2018, we will see the trends of automation continuing for engineering and manufacturing, resulting in increased demand for automation candidates. We see emerging markets in pharmaceutical and new materials sectors in Southern China. The demand for procurement and supply chain candidates will increase in 2018 in North China, especially in Life Sciences and FMCG industries.”