Shanghai, Tianjin Top China’s Latest Minimum Wage List

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A new list of Chinese cities ranked on the basis of minimum wage levels indicates that Shanghai and Tianjin provide the highest remuneration floor to local workers.

Following adjustments by local authorities in the first half of 2017, Zhongxin Jingwei Kehu Duan (中新经纬客户端) (“jwview” on WeChat) has published a ranking of the minimum wage levels of 31 of China’s municipalities and provinces as of 15 July.

Shanghai and Tianjin took first and second place on the list, with monthly minimum wages of 2,300 (approx.  USD$339.00) and 2,050 yuan ($302.18) respectively, while Beijing came in third with a monthly minimum wage of 2,000 yuan ($295).

Guangxi province and Tibet came in last, both providing a monthly minimum wage of 1,400 yuan ($206).

China Cities and Provinces Ranked by Minimum Monthly Wage Following 2017 Adjustments

  1. Shanghai:  2,300 yuan
  2. Tianjin: 2,050 yuan
  3. Beijing: 2,000 yuan
  4. Guangdong: 1,895 yuan
  5. Jiangsu: 1,890 yuan
  6. Zhejiang: 1,860 yuan
  7. Shandong: 1,810 yuan
  8. Fujian: 1,700 yuan
  9. Shaanxi: 1,680 yuan
  10. Guizhou: 1,680 yuan
  11. Xinjiang: 1,670 yuan
  12. Hebei: 1,650 yuan
  13. Inner Mongolia: 1,650 yuan
  14. Gansu: 1,620 yuan
  15. Shanxi: 1,620 yuan
  16. Henan: 1,600 yuan
  17. Hunan: 1,580 yuan
  18. Yunnan: 1,570 yuan
  19. Hubei: 1,550 yuan
  20. Jiangxi: 1,530 yuan
  21. Liaoning: 1,530 yuan
  22. Anhui: 1,520 yuan
  23. Qinghai: 1,500 yuan
  24. Chongqing: 1,500 yuan
  25. Sichuan: 1,500 yuan
  26. Heilongjiang: 1,480 yuan
  27. Ningxia: 1,480 yuan
  28. Jilin: 1,480 yuan
  29. Hainan: 1,430 yuan
  30. Tibet: 1,400 yuan
  31. Guangxi: 1,400 yuan.

On 1 April of this year Shanghai kicked off the latest round of minimum wage increases in China with a hike of 110 yuan from 2,190 yuan to 2,300 yuan.

Following a raft of minimum wage hikes in cities and provinces across China, Beijing’s local government announced on 13 July that it would raise its minimum wage to 2,000 yuan from 1,890 yuan starting in September this year.

 

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