This map shows the top 10 provinces with the highest average salary in China, according to the “China Statistical Yearbook 2022” report published by the National Bureau of Statistics. The average salary can be different depending on whether it is in the private or non-private sector. Non-private entities include state-owned units, collective units, joint ventures, joint-stock economies, foreign-invested economies, etc., and are usually higher than the ones in the private sector.
Among the 10 provinces, 7 are from the developed eastern coastal area: Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Fujian, and Guangdong on the southeast coast, and the 3 direct-administered municipalities, Beijing, Shanghai, and Tianjin. The capital and economic capital cities are far above the rest of the provinces, both exceeding 190,000 yuan in average salary in the non-private sector and 90,000 in the private sector. On the other hand, provinces with the lowest wages, such as Henan, Heilongjiang, Shanxi, Hebei, Jilin, and Gansu, are primarily located in central and northeast regions.