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

[UPDATE: Yesterday, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) denied that they published the list of entry level salaries for white collar workers. CASS said they would investigate this list and find who originally fabricated this news. Here is the CASS’s official statement . The news spread very quickly online and raised heated discussion.]

Recently, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) published the living standards of so-called white collar workers, 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, 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√ÖCTianjin 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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