Labor Costs

Shanghai Employee Wage & Labor Cost Information

In 2010, Shanghai had the highest minimum wage per province/municipality in China at 1,120 RMB per month.  In March of 2011, nearly every province, municipality, and economic zone saw minimum wage increases.  Shanghai was not excluded in this increase as it saw its minimum wage rise to 1,232 RMB.  As a consequence of the minimum wage hike, the average wage  for a direct employee in Shanghai rose from 1,996 RMB per month to approximately 3,084 RMB per month. Calculating the exact cost of a direct employee on an hourly basis involves a complex formula composed of a daily base salary, employee benefits, and taxation.

Taizhou

5,600,000

No

Coastal

29.64 (2009)

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Taizhou

5,600,000

No

Coastal

29.64 (2009)

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