The latest official data indicates that the coastal financial hub of Shanghai provides the highest minimum wage in China when broken down by province-level administrative entity.
Data released by China’s Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security indicates that as of September Shanghai’s minimum wage of 2,420 yuan (approx. USD$350)/ month was the highest in China.
Five other province-level administrative entities in China were host to minimum wages above the 2,000 yuan threshold, including Guangdong, Beijing, Tianjin, Jiangsu and Zhejiang.
The island province of Hainan came in last with a monthly minimum wage of 1,430 yuan.
Minimum wages in China by province-level administrative entity as of September 2018
|Province-level administrative entity||First grade inimum wage per month in yuan|