Ex­pat pay packages rise in China: Sur­vey

China Daily (Canada) - - CHINESE TRAIN PROJECTS AROUND THE WORLD -

Ex­pat pay packages for mid­dle man­agers have in­creased in China to more than $276,000 per year on av­er­age, ac­cord­ing to a sur­vey.

In the Asia-Pa­cific re­gion, the sum was only beaten by Ja­pan, Australia and In­dia, the sur­vey by con­sult­ing firm ECA In­ter­na­tional re­vealed. The av­er­age pack­age for a mid­dle manager in Ja­pan is worth $375,000, ac­cord­ing to the sur­vey.

The main­land over­took Hong Kong where the pack­age is around $272,000 an­nu­ally, slightly lower than Shang­hai and Bei­jing.

How­ever, not all Chi­nese cities of­fer such high pay.

“Ex­pats’ benefits in tier-2 cities are still much lower than in tier-1 cities.” said Lee Quane, Asia direc­tor of ECA,

Three main el­e­ments de­ter­mine an ex­pa­tri­ate pay pack­age: cash, benefits — such as ac­com­mo­da­tion, in­ter­na­tional schools, util­i­ties or cars — and tax, ECA said.

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