Minimum wage in China

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Map of hourly minimum wages across China, 2014[1]
   ¥9.00–¥9.99
   ¥10.00–¥10.99
   ¥11.00–¥11.99
   ¥12.00–¥12.99
   ¥13.00–¥13.99
   ¥14.00–¥14.99
   ¥16.00–¥16.99
   ¥17.00

As different parts of China have very different standards of living, China does not set one minimum wage for the entire nation. Instead, the task of setting minimum wages is delegated to the local governments. Each province, municipality, or region sets its own minimum wage in accordance with its own local conditions. According to the country's Employment Promotion Plan minimum wages are supposed to increase in accordance with local living standards by at least 13 percent through 2015 and be no less than 40 percent of the average local wages. Minimum wages under such policies increased by an average 12.6 percent rate between 2008-2012.[1][2]

By June of 2014, wages have been hiked in a total of eleven areas for the year: Beijing, Chongqing, Gansu, Guangdong (Shenzhen), Qinghai, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi, Shanghai, Tianjin and Yunnan. If this trend continues through the rest of 2014, some 26 regions are on track to see increases to their minimum wage.[1]

Minimum wage levels by jurisdiction[edit]

The table below lists monthly and hourly minimum wages by province and wage districts. Provinces are divided into different wage districts: Guizhou, for instance, is divided up into Class A, B, and C, which each have their own minimum monthly and hourly wage. Note: these figures do not take into account deductions, such as pensions or social insurance.[1]

Minimum Wages Across China[1]
Region Districts Monthly Minimum Wages (RMB¥) Hourly Minimum Wages (RMB¥) Comments
Anhui A
B
C
D
1260
1040
930
860
13
11
10
9
Beijing 1560 16.9
Chongqing A
B
1250
1150
12.5
11.5
Fujian A
B
C
D
1320
1170
1050
950
15
13.4
12.1
11.1
Guangdong A
B
C


D
1808
1550
1380*
1310
1130
1010
16.5
15
13.2*
12.5
11.1
10
*Zhuhai independently sets its own minimum wage.
Guangxi A
B
C
D
1200
1045
936
830
10.5
9.6
8.5
7.5
Gansu A
B
C
D
1350
1300
1250
1200
13.7
13.3
12.7
12.2
Guizhou A
B
C
1030
950
850
11
10
9
Hainan A
B
C
1120
1020
970
9.9
9
8.6
Hebei A
B
C
D
1320
1260
1150
1040
13
12
11
10
Heilongjiang A
B
C
D
1160
1050
900
850
11
9
8.5
8
Henan A
B
C
1240
1100
960
11.7
10.4
9
Hubei A
B
C
1300
1020
900
14
11
9.5
Hunan A
B
C
D
1265
1145
1035
945
12.5
10.9
10.4
9.8
Inner Mongolia A
B
C
D
1350
1250
1150
1050
11.4
10.6
9.7
8.9
Jiangsu A*
A
B
C
1680
1630
1460
1270
14.5
14.5
12.5
11
*Suzhou independently sets its own minimum wage.
Jiangxi A
B
C
D
E
1230
1150
1070
980
900
12.3
11.5
10.7
9.8
9
Jilin A
B
C
1320
1220
1120
11.5
10.5
9.5
Liaoning A
B
C
1300
1050
900
13
9.8
8.6
Ningxia A
B
C
1300
1220
1150
12.5
11.5
10.5
Qinghai A
B
C
1270
1260
1250
12.9
12.8
12.7
Shaanxi A
B
C
D
1280
1170
1060
970
12.8
11.7
10.6
9.7
Shandong A
B
C
1500
1350
1200
15
13.5
12
Shanghai 1820 17
Shanxi A
B
C
D
1450
1350
1250
1150
16
15
14
13
Sichuan A
B
C
1400
1250
1100
14.6
13.2
11.5
Tianjin 1680 16.8
Tibet A
B
1200
1150
11
10.5
Xinjiang A
B
C
D
1520
1320
1240
1160
15.2
13.2
12.4
11.6
Yunnan A
B
C
1420
1270
1070
12
11
10
Zhejiang A
B
C
D
1420
1310
1200
1080
12
10.7
9.7
8.7

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Matthew J. Zito, Rainy Yao, and Camille Chen (11 June 2014). "A Complete Guide to Minimum Wage Levels Across China 2014". China Briefing. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "China promises rise in minimum wage to close income gap". BBC. 6 February 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2014.