Welcome to our first ever UX benchmark for the China market. Our team of China market specialists have been working hard to collate data for UX salaries across key 1st and 2nd tier cities such as Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen and Guangzhou. Offering quite broad ranges to say the least with many variables affecting average salaries.
What remains consistent, and what probably comes as no surprise, is the sheer scale of the UX and design community in China. We were fortunate enough to be invited to Sponsor Shanghai’s first UI/UX event in October (http://2016.uiuxconf.com/) last year which at its peak had over 900 UX professionals, enthusiasts and advocates in attendance.
While encouraging to see such a large active community come together the market is still highly competitive and the acquisition and retention of good UX talent is no easy feat. Business in China is BIG and the demand for professionals in the UX domain is higher than ever.
Salaries (¥) indicated are a median of local SME, start-up, agency and client side for these positions.
|VP of User Experience||120k +|
|Director/Head of User Experience||70k – 120k|
|Principal/Lead User Experience Architect/Designer/Researcher||55k – 70k|
|Senior User Experience Architect/Designer/Researcher||35k to 55k|
|Mid-weight User Experience Architect/Designer/Researcher||20k to 35k|
|Junior User Experience Architect/Designer/Researcher||15k to 20k|