Minimum Wage in China 2021

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Minimum wages in China are set by the local governments and vary based on the province and the cities/areas within that province. Each province has minimum monthly wages and minimum hourly wages for workers paid on an hourly basis. 

So, what is the minimum wage in China?

Minimum Wage in Mainland China by Province & City

(Source: Dezan Shira)
Minimum Wages Across China
ProvinceAverage monthly minimum wage (RMB)City/AreaMonthly minimum wage (RMB)Hourly minimum wage (RMB)
Anhui1,318Hefei1,52016
Bengbu1,35014
Huaibei
Huainan
Xuancheng
Anqing1,25013
Fuyang
Huangshan
Other county-level cities1,15012
Beijing2,320Beijing2,32025.3
Chongqing1,700Chongqing1,70017
Fujian1,628Xiamen1,80018.5
Fuzhou1,72018
Quanzhou
Zhangzhou1,57016.5
Ningde
Sanming1,42015
Nanping
Gansu1,545Lanzhou1,62017
Jiayuguan
Yumen
Dunhuang
Hezuo1,57016.5
Linxia1,52015.9
Other county-level cities1,47015.4
Guangdong1,796Guangzhou2,10020.3
Shenzhen2,20020.3
Zhuhai1,72016.4
Foshan
Dongguan1,55015.3
Zhongshan
Shantou1,41014
Huizhou
Jiangmen
Shaoguan
Heyuan
Meizhou
Guangxi1,607Nanning1,81017.5
Liuzhou
Guilin
Wuzhou
Beihai
Fangchenggang
Qinzhou
Yulin1,58015.3
Baise
Guigang
Other county-level cities1,43014
Guizhou1,677Guiyang1,79018.6
Qingzhen
Chishui
Kaiyang1,67017.5
Xifeng1,57016.5
Xiuwen
Hainan1,347Haikou1,43012.6
Sanya
Yangpu Economic Development Zone
Qionghai1,33011.7
Danzhou
Sansha1,28011.3
Wenchang
Other cities
Hebei1,738Shijiazhuang1,90019
Baoding
Langfang
Tangshan
Qinghuangdao
Handan1,79018
Xintai
Hengshui
Zhangjiakou
Chengde
Shenzhou1,68017
Xinle
Yizhou
Other county-level cities1,58016
Heilongjiang1,640Harbin1,86018
Daqin
Qiqihar1,61014
Mudanjiang
Jiamusi
Suihua
Heihe1,45013
Yinchun
Daxinganling
Henan1,700Zhengzhou1,90019
Luoyang
Anyang
Kaifeng1,70017
Puyang
Nanyang
Weihui1,50015
Hubei1,745Wuhan2,01019.5
Huangshi1,80018
Yichang
Huanggang
Tianmen
Certain county-level cities1,65016.5
Shengnong1,52015
Other county-level cities
Hunan1,355Changsha1,58015
Zhuzhou
Xiangtan1,43013.4
Yueyang
Changde
Zhangjiajie1,28012.4
Yongzhou
Yiyang
Loudi1,13011.6
Inner Mongolia1,610Hohhot1,76018.6
Erenhot
Hulunbuir1,66017.6
Xilinhot
Bayanur1,56016.5
Ulanhot
Arxan1,46015.5
Jiangsu       2,010Nanjing2,28022
Suzhou
Zhenjiang
Changzhou
Wuxi
Yangzhou2,07020
Nantong
Lianyungang
Suqian1,84018
Jiangxi1,730Nanchang1,85018.5
Jiujiang1,73017.3
Shangrao
Pingxiang
Ji’an
Yichun1,61016.1
Fuzhou
Jilin1,630Changchun1,78017
Jilin1,68016
Siping1,58015
Liaoyuan
Tonghua
Baicheng1,48014
Liaoning1,365Dalian1,62016
Shenyang
Anshan1,42014
Dandong
Fushun
Yingkou
Chaoyang1,30011.8
Fuxin
Huludao1,12010.6
Tieling
Ningxia1,847Yinchuan1,95018
Shizuishan
Lingwu1,84017
Wuzhong
Zhongwei
Guyuan1,75016
Qinghai1,700Qinghai province1,70015.2
Shaanxi1,850Xi’an1,95019
Baoji1,85018
Hancheng
Hanzhong
Tongchuan
Weinan
Xianyang
Yan’an
Yulin
Ankang1,75017
Shangluo
Shandong1,730Dongyin1,91019.1
Jinan
Qingdao
Weifang
Weihai
Yantai
Zibo
Binzhou1,73017.3
Jinning
Laiwu
Linyi
Rizhao
Tai’an
Zaozhuang
Dezhou1,55015.5
Heze
Liaocheng
Shanghai2,590Shanghai2,59023
Shanxi1,757Taiyuan, Jincheng and Lvliang1,88019.8
Datong, Changzhi, Shuozhou, Yizhou, Jinzhong, Linfen, and Yuncheng1,76018.5
Other county-level cities1,63017.2
Sichuan1,660Chengdu1,78018.7
Outer Chengdu1,65017.4
Other county-level cities1,55016.3
Tianjin2,180Tianjin2,18022.6
Tibet1,850Tibet province1,85018
Xinjiang1,690Karamay1,90019
Taxkorgan Tajik Autonomous Region
Changji1,70017
Shixenze
Urumqi
Wujyachu
Aksu1,62016.2
Arai
Kashgar
Korla
Kumul
Tumxuk
Turpan
Wusu
Atlay1,54015.4
Atush
Bortala
Dacheng
Gulja
Kuytun
Yunnan1,507Kunming1,67015
Outer Kunming1,50014
Other county-level cities1,35013
Zhejiang2,063Hangzhou2,28022
Ningbo
Wenzhou
Huzhou2,07020
Jinhua
Shaoxing
Taizhou
Lishui1,84018
Zhoushan

Summary of minimum wages in China

The provinces with the lowest average minimum wages in 2021 are Anhui (1318CNY), Hainan (1347CNY), Hunan (1355CNY) and Liaoning (1365CNY). The Chinese cities with the lowest minimum wage in 2021 are Huludao & Tieling in Liaoning (1120CNY), Loudi in Hunan (1130CNY) and various county level cities in Anhui (1150CNY).

On the opposite side of the spectrum, the provinces in China with the highest minimum wages in 2021 (excluding the four direct-administered municipalities of China: Shanghai, Beijing, Tianjin and Chongqing) are Zhejiang (2063CNY)  and Jiangsu (2010 CNY) province. The Chinese cities with the highest minimum wages in 2021 are Shanghai (2590CNY) and Beijing (2320CNY), followed by Hangzhou, Ningbo, Wenzhou, Nanjing, Suzhou, Zhenjiang, Changzhou and Wuxi (all 2280CNY).

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Mainland China Minimum Wage Map

(Source: Dezan Shira)

China minimum wage

Standard of Monthly Minimum Wage by province

(Source: Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security)
Province202120202019

Anhui

 N/A  ¥  1,520.00 ¥  1,520.00

Beijing Municipality

 ¥  2,320.00 ¥  2,200.00 ¥  2,200.00

Chongqing Municipality

 N/A  ¥  1,800.00 ¥  1,800.00

Fujian

 N/A  ¥  1,800.00 ¥  1,700.00

Gansu

 ¥  1,820.00 ¥  1,620.00 ¥  1,620.00

Guangdong

 N/A  ¥  2,100.00 ¥  2,100.00

Guangxi

 N/A  ¥  1,810.00 ¥  1,680.00

Guizhou

 N/A  ¥  1,790.00 ¥  1,790.00

Hainan

 N/A  ¥  1,670.00 ¥  1,670.00

Hebei

 N/A  ¥  1,900.00 ¥  1,900.00

Heilongjiang

 ¥  1,860.00 ¥  1,680.00 ¥  1,680.00

Henan

 N/A  ¥  1,900.00 ¥  1,900.00

Hubei

 ¥  2,010.00 ¥  1,750.00 ¥  1,750.00

Hunan

 N/A  ¥  1,700.00 ¥  1,700.00

Inner Mongolia

 N/A  ¥  1,760.00 ¥  1,760.00

Jiangsu

 ¥  2,280.00 ¥  2,020.00 ¥  2,020.00

Jiangxi

 ¥  1,850.00 ¥  1,680.00 ¥  1,680.00

Jilin

 N/A  ¥  1,780.00 ¥  1,780.00

Liaoning

 N/A  ¥  1,810.00 ¥  1,810.00

Ningxia

 ¥  1,950.00 ¥  1,660.00 ¥  1,660.00

Qinghai

 N/A  ¥  1,700.00 ¥  1,500.00

Shaanxi

 ¥  1,950.00 ¥  1,800.00 ¥  1,800.00

Shandong

 N/A  ¥  1,910.00 ¥  1,910.00

Shanghai Municipality

 ¥  2,590.00 ¥  2,480.00 ¥  2,480.00

Shanxi

 N/A  ¥  1,700.00 ¥  1,700.00

Sichuan

 N/A  ¥  1,780.00 ¥  1,780.00

Tianjin Municipality

 ¥  2,180.00 ¥  2,050.00 ¥  2,050.00

Tibet

 ¥  1,850.00 ¥  1,650.00 ¥  1,650.00

Xinjiang

 ¥  1,900.00 ¥  1,820.00 ¥  1,820.00

Yunnan

 N/A  ¥  1,670.00 ¥  1,670.00

Zhejiang

 ¥  2,280.00 ¥  2,010.00 ¥  2,010.00

Summary of standard minimum wages in China 

Pulling data from the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security as a secondary source to base our numbers on. The provinces with the lowest standard minimum wages in 2020 are Anhui (1520CNY in 2020), Gansu (1820CNY in 2021 up from 1620CNY in 2020), Tibet (1850CNY in 2021, up from 1650CNY in 2020), Yunnan (1670CNY in 2020) and Hainan (1670CNY in 2020). In this data source, Liaoning’s standard minimum wage is reported significantly higher.

Mainland China Standard Minimum Wage Map (2020)

(Source: Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security)

standard China minimum wage