Average Salary at China’s ‘Big 3’ Tech Firms: Tencent, Alibaba, & Baidu

Tencent Alibaba Baidu - Average Salary Data - TeamedUp China

Today we’re looking at nearly 325,000 local job data points to pull out and organize some top-line salary info on three of China’s biggest in tech.

Our subjects are known as China’s ‘Big 3” tech firms – Tencent (腾讯), Alibaba (阿里巴巴), and Baidu (百度)

Data today comes from one of the largest Chinese Job Platforms, BOSS Zhipin (BOSS直聘).

These large platforms seem to have the most relevant and abundant data points when it comes to the modern Chinese job markets. We’ll be sure to include the number of data points we have for each statistic we pull out. We’ll also be updating this annually to keep up with the newest salary data out there – this data was last checked (by a real human!) in March 2024.

Things to note: 1) These companies are bonified conglomerates that hire for hundreds of different types of positions, and 2) this data is for China-based salaries only – with the largest segment coming from each company’s respective headquarters…

Tencent is headquartered in Shenzhen.

Alibaba is headquartered in Hangzhou.

Baidu is headquartered in Beijing.

These locations are all megacities with tens of millions of inhabitants, and command some of the highest salaries in China relative to other cities and regions.

 

With that out of the way, let’s dive into some neat data on the average salary at China’s ‘big 3’ tech giants! 

Average Salary Compared: Tencent, Alibaba, and Baidu

Data Points

We have 324,948 job data points across the 3 companies covered. This breaks down by company as follows:

  • 96,589 (29.7%) for Tencent
  • 155,883 (48.0%) for Alibaba
  • 72,476 (22.3%) for Baidu
Average Annual Salary at Tencent, Alibaba, and Baidu in China ($ USD)
Average Salary, Company Wide in China at Tencent, Alibaba, and Baidu - TeamedUp China

Simple Average of Salaries Across Firms

Based on this data set of 324,948 jobs, the simple average of monthly salary across Tencent, Alibaba, and Baidu in China is ¥33,862 RMB ($4,684 USD). This equates to an annual salary of ¥406,340 RMB ($56,217 USD).

Weighted Average of Salaries Across Firms

Based on this data set of 324,948 jobs, the weighted average of monthly salary across Tencent, Alibaba, and Baidu in China is ¥34,388 RMB ($4,757 USD). This equates to an annual salary of ¥412,656 RMB ($57,090 USD).

Average Salary by Company: Tencent, Alibaba, and Baidu

Average Salary at Tencent, Company-Wide

Based on a data set of 96,589 jobs, the average monthly salary at Tencent in China is ¥36,292 RMB ($5,056 USD). This equates to an annual salary of ¥435,504 RMB ($60,678 USD).

Our deeper look at salary at Tencent: Average Salary at Tencent (腾讯) in China (2024). Includes average salaries by function and position types.

Average Salary at Alibaba, Company-Wide

Based on a data set of 155,883 jobs, the average monthly salary at Alibaba in China is ¥35,210 RMB ($4,895 USD). This equates to an annual salary of ¥422,520 RMB ($58,733 USD).

Our deeper look at salary at Alibaba: Average Salary at Alibaba (阿里巴巴) in China (2024). Includes average salaries by function and position types.

Average Salary at Baidu, Company-Wide

Based on a data set of 72,476 jobs, the average monthly salary at Baidu in China is ¥30,083 RMB ($4,183 USD). This equates to an annual salary of ¥360,996 RMB ($50,190 USD).

Our deeper look at salary at Baidu: Average Salary at Baidu (百度) in China (2024). Includes average salaries by function and position types.

References

The two main sources of data for this series on company job salaries in China are local HR companies BOSS Zhipin and Zhilian Zhaopin. They are both among China’s biggest job portals and have some of the largest amounts of local, first-hand, public data points. It’s important to note that the data most often reflects recruited salaries, or the publicly listed salary information companies advertise on their platforms. 

Tencent data used can be found here. Alibaba data used can be found here. Baidu data used can be found here. Further coverage can be found in the Salary Guides section of our Resources area.

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