Shanghai's average salaries up by 10pt9 percent in 2011


The average annual salary of Shanghai residents increased 10.9 percent last year to 52,655 yuan (US$8,357), compared to 2010's 9.3 percent rise, the Shanghai Statistics Bureau said, Shanghai Daily reported.
Last year's highest paid jobs were in finance and public utilities industries which paid their employees 167,173 yuan and 99,457 yuan on average.
People working in household service, restaurants and agriculture were the lowest paid, with annual earnings of 23,242 yuan, 30,439 yuan and 31,765 yuan respectively.
The bureau's figures included foreigners and migrant workers living in Shanghai, the newspaper said.