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Minimum Wage Goes Up in Shanghai in April

Minimum wage went up by RMB110 from RMB2,190 to RMB2,300 in Shanghai on 1 April 2017, with hourly rate rising from RMB19 to RMB20. This represents an annual increase of 5% compared to 8.4% in 2016.

Monthly minimum wage is applicable to employees under full-time employment. The monthly salary paid by an employer to an employee who performs normal labour within statutory working hours or working hours agreed upon in a labour contract concluded in accordance with law may not be below the monthly minimum wage.

Hourly minimum wage is applicable to part-time employees, that is, those working for less than four hours a day on average for the same employer, with total weekly working hours not exceeding 24 hours.

See website of Shanghai Municipal Human Resources and Social Security Bureau for details in Chinese.

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