Urban Wages See Double-Digit Growth in 2011

The National Bureau of Statistics announced Tuesday that average wages for urban Chinese workers in both the private and non-private sectors rose by double digits in 2011, according to The China Daily:

The data was based on a survey of 1.48 million non-privately owned organizations and 620,000 private companies, the NBS said.

Wages for workers in the nation’s more developed eastern regions and major cities were the highest, while the central provinces of Anhui, Henan and Hubei ranked lowest, according to the NBS.

The finance, telecommunication, computer service and software development sectors offered the highest salaries, the NBS said.

Feng Nailin, director of the population and employment statistics department under the NBS, said last year’s stable and rapid economic growth helped buoy wages.