Shenzhen tops monthly minimum wage

Updated: 2012-06-05 15:49


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Shenzhen was the city with the highest monthly minimum wage in 2011, with 1320 yuan ($209) per month. The top hourly minimum wage was achieved by Beijing with 13 yuan per hour, reported on Monday, citing a statement released by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security.

According to the 2011 Statistical Bulletin of the Development of Human Resources and Social Security, with an average increase of 22 percent, 25 provincial regions including Beijing, Chongqing and Shanxi have adjusted the minimum wage, the report said.

Fully employed staff and workers in urban areas earned an annual average wage of 42,454 yuan in the non-private unit. Compared with 37,147 yuan in 2010, the year-on-year increase was 14.3 percent. For the private sector, the annual average wage reached 24,556 yuan in 2011 with a year-on-year increase of 18.3 percent.

In addition, 25 provinces have issued documents to regulate the civil servants’allowances and subsidies.