The Average Annual Wage of Persons Employed in Urban Private Units In 2020
National Bureau of Statistics of China2021-05-20 09:30




In 2020, the average annual wage of employees in urban private units nationwide was 57,727 yuan, an increase of 4,123 yuan over the previous year, a nominal increase [1] of 7.7 percent, and the growth rate was 0.4 percentage point lower than that in 2019. After deducting the price factor, the annual average wage of employees in urban private units was increase by 5.3 percent in real terms in 2020.

 

 

In terms of the four major regions, the average annual wages of employees in urban private sector were 63,601, 50,510, 48,861 and 43,928 yuan in the eastern, western, central and northeast regions, respectively, which were 6.9, 8.0, 11.2 and 10.2 percent higher than that of the previous year.

 

Average Annual Wage of Persons Employed in Urban Private Units In 2020 By Region

 

Regions

2020

(yuan)

2019

(yuan)

Growth Rate

(%)

 

 

 

 

National Total

57727

53604

7.7

Eastern

63601

59471

6.9

Central

48861

43927

11.2

Western

50510

46777

8.0

Northeastern

43928

39861

10.2

 

 

 

 

 

In terms of industry categories, the three industries with the highest annual average wage were information transmission, software and information technology services of 101,281 yuan, financial industry of 82,930 yuan and scientific research and technology services of 72,233 yuan, respectively 1.75, 1.44 and 1.25 times of the national average. The three industries with the lowest annual average wage were agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry and fishery of 38,956 yuan, accommodation and catering of 42,258 yuan, and water conservancy, environment and public facilities management of 43,287 yuan, respectively 67, 73 and 75 percent of the national average.

 

In terms of growth rate, the three industries with the highest annual average wage growth were information transmission, software and information technology services, mining and manufacturing, with growth rates of 18.7, 9.8 and 9.6 percent respectively. The three industries with the lowest growth rate were education, water conservancy, environment and public facilities management, and accommodation and catering, which decreased by 4.6, 2.6 and 0.4 percent respectively.

 

Average Annual Wage of Persons Employed in Urban Private Units In 2020 By Sector

 

Sectors

2020

(yuan)

2019

(yuan)

Growth Rate (%)

 

 

 

 

Total

57727

53604

7.7

 Farming, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, and Fishery

38956

37760

3.2

 Mining

54563

49675

9.8

 Manufacturing

57910

52858

9.6

 Production and Supply of Electricity, Heat, Gas and Water

54268

49633

9.3

 Construction

57309

54167

5.8

 Wholesale and Retail Trades

53018

48722

8.8

 Transport, Storage, and Post

57313

54006

6.1

 Accommodation and Restaurants

42258

42424

-0.4

 Information Transmission, Software and Information Technology Services

101281

85301

18.7

 Finance

82930

76107

9.0

 Real Estate

55759

54416

2.5

 Renting and Leasing Activities and Business Services

58155

57248

1.6

 Scientific Research and Technical Services

72233

67642

6.8

 Management of Water Conservancy, Environment and Public Facilities

43287

44444

-2.6

 Residential Services, Repairs and Other Services

44536

43926

1.4

 Education

48443

50761

-4.6

 Health, Social Works

60689

57140

6.2

 Culture, Sports and Entertainment

51300

49289

4.1

 

 

 

 

Note: [1] the following are all nominal growth, unless noted specially.

 

Annotations:

 

1. Explanatory Notes

 

(1) Persons Employed in Various Units: refers to those who work in the unit and are paid labor remuneration by the unit.

 

(2) Total Wage: according to the Regulations on the Composition of Total Wage (see the official website http://www.stats.gov.cn/zjtj/tjfg/xzfg/200207/t20020702_36026.html),

 

Total Wage refers to the total amount of labor remuneration paid directly to the employees of the unit during the reporting period (quarterly or annual). It includes time wage, piece wage, bonus, allowance and subsidy, overtime wage and salary paid in special circumstances.

 

The total wage is the pretax wage, including the personal income tax, social insurance fund, housing accumulation fund and other personal contributions directly withheld or paid by the unit from the personal wage, as well as the room fee, water and electricity fee.

 

The total amount of wage, whether included in the cost or not, whether paid in currency or in physical, shall be included in the calculation scope of the total amount of wage.

 

(3) Average wage: refers to the per capita wage paid by the unit in the reporting period. The calculation formula is:

Average wage=Total Amount of Wage in the Reporting Period/Average Number of People in the Reporting Period

 

2. Statistical Coverage

 

Non private legal person units in urban areas and industrial activity units recognized statistically as legal person units. Specifically, it includes state-owned units, urban collective units, joint ventures, joint-stock systems, foreign investment, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan investment units.

 

Wage statistics mainly focus on the employees of legal entities, while non unit employees such as individual employees and freelancers are not included in the scope of wage statistics. 

 

3. Survey Methods

 

According to the Survey System of Enterprise One Table and the Survey System of Labor Wage formulated by the National Bureau of statistics, the comprehensive investigation method is adopted for the legal entity with one set of tables, and the sampling investigation method is adopted for the non-legal entity with one set of tables.

 

4. Division Method of East, Central, West and Northeast China

 

The East includes: Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei, Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Fujian, Shandong, Guangdong and Hainan.

 

The central part includes Shanxi, Anhui, Jiangxi, Henan, Hubei and Hunan.

 

The West includes: Inner Mongolia, Guangxi, Chongqing, Sichuan, Guizhou, Yunnan, Tibet, Shaanxi, Gansu, Qinghai, Ningxia and Xinjiang.

 

The Northeast includes Liaoning, Jilin and Heilongjiang.

 

5. Industrial Classification Standard

 

The industrial classification standard of wage statistics shall be implemented in accordance with the Industrial Classification of National Economy (GB / T4754-2017).

 

6. The data of the base period of the previous year shall be subject to the officially published China Statistical Yearbook -2020.

 

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