Data Analysts in China: Average Salary and Job Description

Data Analysts in China - Average Salary and JD - TeamedUp China

Today we’re going through a great set of over 675,000 job data points on Data Analysts in China!

Our data today comes from two of the largest Chinese Job Boards. That’s BOSS Zhipin (BOSS直聘) and Zhilian Zhaopin (智联招聘).

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.

So let’s dive into some neat data on Data analysts in China! First, we’ll look at a standard Job Description, then on to average salary data coverage.

Common Responsibilities on a Chinese Data Analyst Job Description

A Data Analyst JD most often has these responsibilities associated with it in China. These are based on commonalities of the actual job listings from the sources and are not auto-generated.

Job Responsibilities:

1. Responsible for project demand research, data analysis, business analysis and data mining models, etc., and understand user needs through analyzing user behavior;

2. Participate in the research, analysis and implementation of temporary data analysis needs of business departments;

3. Participate in the construction, maintenance, deployment and evaluation of data mining models;

4. Organize and compile business data analysis reports, timely discover and analyze the changes and problems hidden in them, and provide decision-making support for business development;

5. Send or provide counterpart support to the business The department provides data analysis services and cooperates with business departments to carry out business thematic analysis;

6. Support the work needs of data analysis, processing and research in operations, products, research and development, marketing and other aspects of product departments.

Average Salary Data on Data Analyst in China

Data Analyst

Nationwide in China, March 2024

Average Salary: ¥23,260 RMB ($3,234 USD) per month

Median Salary: ¥22,774 RMB ($3,167 USD) per month

Job Data Points: 676,127

Data Analysts in China - Average Salary in 2024 - TeamedUp China

In a sample size of 676,127 jobs, the average salary for a Data Analyst in China was ¥23,260 RMB ($3,234 USD) per month. The median salary from this set was ¥22,774 RMB ($3,167 USD) per month. 

This is a nationwide data set and it’s important to note that different cities in China command different levels of compensation. For more on that, check out our breakdown of average Chinese salaries by city

We also like to point out that salary data from local job sites is mostly for Chinese-speaking positions. Data Analyst salaries in China with English or other foreign language requirements are usually at least higher than the median. 

More Salary Data on Data Analysts in China!

Average Salary by City for Data Analysts in China
Data Analysts in China - Average Salary by City - TeamedUp China

Some flagship business cities at numbers 3 (HongKong), 4 (Shanghai), and 7 (Beijing) all make sense. The mid-sized cities at #1) Liaoyang in the northeast (more on the city’s economy), and #2) Ziyang in the southwest, are interesting outliers. Both of these cities have a considerably lower overall average salary than their ‘Tier-1‘ city counterparts.

Demand by City for Data Analysts in China
Data Analysts in China - Demand by City - TeamedUp China

This chart takes BOSS Zhipin’s recent amount of Data Analyst jobs posted by City in China. It’s no surprise to see most of China’s large business hubs – Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Guangzhou, Chengdu, etc – at the top. Top graduates originate from the massive University ecosystems here. The competition for great talent is also centered around these megacities.

Beijing comfortably at #1 here also reflects the capital city’s mix of both public and private sector demand for analysts.

Educational Requirements for Data Analysts in China
Data Analysts in China - Education Requirements - TeamedUp China

Here we’ve got a distribution of the education requirements for positions across China.

70.5% of positions required an undergraduate degree. Another 19% required a technical 2+ year degree, and 5.6% required a master’s degree.

Experience Requirements for Data Analysts in China
Data Analysts in China - Experience Requirements - TeamedUp China

And here we have a breakdown of the experience required for Data Analyst positions.

32% of jobs listed have 3-5 years of experience required. 1-3 years and 3-5 years of experience account for 26.1% and 15.1% of listing requirements, respectively.

On the other end, 3.8% of jobs listed a 0-1 years of experience requirement.

It is important to note that these requirements are the ones advertised by companies on BOSS Zhipin’s platforms. We don’t have the data to extract exactly how closely hiring managers stick to these requirements when assessing candidates. Simply put – jobs listing a 3-5 years of experience requirement may, in reality, consider candidates with less experience. 

Top Industries for Data Analysts in China
Data Analysts in China - Top Industries - TeamedUp China

And to round things out – here are the top 10 industries that post for Data Analyst positions. 


The two main sources of data for this series on individual 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 that companies advertise on their platforms. 

Original article content and further sources can be found in the Salary Guides section of our Resources area.

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