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Average Software Engineer Salary in China

¥188,858
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
¥19,518
Bonus
¥6,000
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The average salary for a Software Engineer in China is ¥188,858.
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CN¥24k
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CN¥189k
90%
CN¥395k
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What Do Software Engineers Do?

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Software Engineer. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
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What Are Popular Skills for Software Engineers?

Skills in C++ Programming Language are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include JavaScript, .NET, C# Programming Language and Java.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineers?

An entry-level Software Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of ¥124,529 based on 9 salaries. An early career Software Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of ¥187,200 based on 49 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of ¥139,500 based on 27 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of ¥220,000 based on 11 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Software Engineer in their job title in Beijing, Beijing earn an average of 36.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Shanghai, Shanghai (6.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Hangzhou, Zhejiang (47.1% less), Chengdu, Sichuan (30.1% less) and Shenzhen, Guangdong (28.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 96 survey responses.
Entry Level
9.4%
Early Career
51.0%
Mid Career
28.1%
Experienced
11.5%

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