Ecommerce Operations in China: Average Salary and Job Description

Ecommerce Operations in China - Average Salary and JD - TeamedUp China

Today we’re going through a great set of over 1.5 million job data points on roles for Ecommerce Operations 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 Ecommerce Operations professionals in China! First, we’ll look at a standard Job Description, then on to average salary data coverage.

Common Responsibilities on a Ecommerce Operations Job Description

An Ecommerce Operations JD most often has these responsibilities listed in China. These are based on commonalities of the actual job listings from the sources and are translated from Chinese, but not auto-generated.

Job Responsibilities:

1. Responsible for the sales operation management of the company’s e-commerce platforms, including the promotion, event planning, and daily operations of e-commerce platforms such as (京东), Taobao (淘宝), T-mall (天猫), Rong E-gou (融E购), and Shanrong Commerce (善融商务).

2. Responsible for coordinating the team’s work arrangements according to the company and department’s operation and management objectives, formulating work plans and organizing their implementation.

3. Responsible for monitoring the weekly, monthly, and quarterly operations of the company’s e-commerce platforms, organizing and analyzing various operational data, writing operational analysis reports, and making rational suggestions.

4. Assist the person in charge of the B2C business department to make analysis reports on the company’s goals at each stage, and submit reference suggestions to the company on major e-commerce operation matters.

Average Salary Data on Ecommerce Operations in China

Ecommerce Operations

Nationwide in China, March 2024

Average Salary: ¥10,892 RMB ($1,516 USD) per month

Median Salary: ¥9,734 RMB ($1,355 USD) per month

Job Data Points: 1,568,003

Ecommerce Operations in China - Average Salary Distribution - TeamedUp China

In a sample size of 1,568,003 jobs, the average salary for an Ecommerce Operations professional in China was ¥10,892 RMB ($1,516 USD) per month. The median salary from this set was ¥9,734 RMB ($1,355 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. Ecommerce Operations salaries in China with English or other foreign language requirements are often firmly higher than the average. 

More Salary Data on Ecommerce Operations Talent in China!

Average Salary by City for Ecommerce Operations in China
Ecommerce Operations in China - Average Salary by City - TeamedUp China

A who’s-who of China’s main business-hub mega-cities fill out the list here: Shanghai, Beijing, Hangzhou, Shenzhen, Macao, Hongkong, Guangzhou, and Nanjing.

Two outliers you may not recognize include Changjiang Li Autonomous Region and Hainan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, both in Hainan. This is interesting as it continues the trend we’ve been seeing for China’s digital talent in Hainan. 

Demand by City for Ecommerce Operations in China
Ecommerce Operations in China - Demand by City - TeamedUp China

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

Since Ecommerce has become such a core function of many enterprises, job openings trend with the overall city populations of China. A reflection of almost every business enterprise in every major Chinese city needing this function.

Educational Requirements for Ecommerce Operations in China
Ecommerce Operations in China - Education Requirements - TeamedUp China

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

46.3% of positions required a two-year technical degree or above. Another 21.4% required an undergraduate degree,  and no positions in the data set required a master’s degree.

Experience Requirements for Ecommerce Operations in China
Ecommerce Operations in China - Experience Requirements - TeamedUp China

And here we have a breakdown of the experience required for Ecommerce Operations positions.

42.6% of jobs listed have 1-3 years of experience required. Another 15.9% of positions required 3-5 years of experience. 8.4% of jobs posted accepted less than 1 year of experience. 

It is also 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. 


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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