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Beijing tops China monthly salary list at $1,414: report | Updated: 2016-12-29 09:49

The pretax monthly salary in Beijing tops 34 major cities in China, with its employees earning 9,835 yuan ($1,414) on average, according to a report released by the Peking University Institute of Social Science and, a Chinese human resources website.

Shanghai and Shenzhen took second and third place with 8,692 yuan and 8,315 yuan respectively.

The average monthly salary for all 34 cities surveyed reached 7,233 yuan, a slight increase over 7,018 yuan in the first quarter.

It was shown that more than 46 percent of job offers in Beijing offered a monthly salary of more than 8,000 yuan this winter.

The best-paid jobs in the capital are in professional services and consulting, at 14,607 yuan, followed by the rental sector at 12,976 yuan.

The top 10 best-paid jobs in Beijing all surpassed the threshold of 10,000 yuan a month, with many industries being internet-related. Four of the top-five most competitive jobs were in the Internet sector.

A previous report by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security showed that Beijing had the highest minimum hourly payment among 28 cities, at 21 yuan.

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