Entry Level Salary of a White Collar Worker – Lola Xu’s blog (Updated)

Recently, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) published the living standards of so-called white collar workers [UPDATE Nov. 7: CASS is denying that they have published this report so it is now unclear where it originated.] From MSN Space translated by CDT:

Evaluating the consumer price index, living expenses, transportation costs, degree of modernization and other factors in different cities, CASS published the entry level salary standards for a white collar worker in China. For migrant workers from other cities, 1800 yuan should be added to the numbers. Here is the list (RMB):

First LevelÔºöHong Kong 18500 yuan, Macau: 8900;

Second Level: Shanghai 5350, Shenzhen 5280, Wenzhou 5020, Beijing 5000;

Third Level: Hangzhou 4980, Guangzhou 4750, Suzhou 4300, Xiamen 4100, Qingdao 4000;

Forth Level: Nanjing 3780, Fuzhou 3380, Wuxi 3200,Tianjin 3150, Jinan 3120, Dalian 3000;

Fifth Level: Zhengzhou 2880, Kunming 2800, Wuhan 2680, Haikou 2600, Changsha 2480, Sanya 2360, Chongqing 2250, Shenyang 2100, Wulumuqi 2100, Xi’an 2080;

Sixth Level: Chengdu 1900, Ha’erbin 1700, Huhehaote 1700, Guizhou 1600, Changchun 1500, Lanzhou 1500, Yinchuan 1100, Xining 1000;

Seventh Level: Lhasa 900. [Full Text in Chinese]

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