China Blue Collar Survey

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Mercer has been collecting blue-collar salary data since 2008. Over the past 5 years, we have seen blue-collar salary growth outpacing white collar salary growth. Last year, over 700 companies in China with combined blue-collar workforce of millions, provided us their blue-collar data and unique insight on their business and HR challenges.


About the survey

Mercer China Blue-Collar Survey will delve deeper into understanding the relationship between cost and workforce productivity through the use of metrics. The aim of this survey is to intelligently help organizations and employers discover their competitive position in the market, whether in the form of looking into direct costs like salary and benefits, and salary increase or intangible costs like non-cash benefits and turnover rates, in order to create viable programs for effective recruitment and retention.

What’s New in 2014 Blue Collar Survey
  • Cash and Non-cash benefits allowance data collected to know the cost of each benefits item
  • Overtime and OT pay data showed in maximum, average and minimum to realize the range
  • Peer-cut in China all cities and all industries data base
  • Post-survey online webcast sharing to get Mercer latest insights and market practice for blue collar
  • Include HR Practice Report and Compensation Report

The Positions We Covered
  • Production Foreman / Squad
  • Production Operator
  • Senior Production Operator
  • Logistics Operator
  • Senior Logistics Operator
  • Technical Worker
  • Senior Technical Workers
  • Special Technical Workers

Reports are delivered by cities or by industries. Industry Report covers
  • Electronic High Tech Industry Report
  • Automotive and Auto Parts Industry Report
  • Chemical Industry Report
  • Large Machinery Manufacturing Industry Report
  • Non-Large Machinery Manufacturing Industry Report
  • Medical Device / Life Science / Consumer Goods Industry Report

City Report includes
  • Beijing
  • Chengdu /Chongqing
  • Guangdong
  • Hangzhou/Ningbo
  • Nanjing
  • Qingdao
  • Shanghai
  • Shenyang / Changchun
  • Suzhou/ Kunshan
  • Tianjin
  • Wuxi/Changzhou

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