On June 12, the Anhui Statistical Bureau released a report showing that the average annual wage of urban non-private employees in Anhui Province in 2018 was 74,378 yuan, an increase of 9,228 yuan compared with 65,150 yuan in 2017, a nominal increase of 14.2% over the same period, and a growth rate of 4 percent more than that in 2017. Excluding price factors, the average annual wage of urban non-private sector employees in 2018 increased by 12.0%.
Regionally, the top three annual average wages in 2018 are Hefei, Ma’anshan and Huainan, which are 85074 , 79 030 and 77 941 yuan respectively, while the bottom three are Bozhou, Suzhou and Fuyang, which are 61326 , 61692 and 64501 yuan respectively. The top three nominal growth rates over the same period were Lu’an, Huainan and Anqing, which increased by 20.1%, 18.8% and 17.6% respectively, while the bottom three were Wuhu, Xuancheng and Ma’anshan, which increased by 7.3%, 9.0% and 10.1% respectively.
In terms of industry categories, the top three are 104,472 yuan for electricity, heat, gas and water production and supply, 98,697 yuan for education and 96,596 yuan for health and social work, which are 1.40, 1.33 and 1.30 times the average level of the province respectively. The bottom three industries in the average annual wage are accommodation and catering industry, agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry and fishery industry, 41,274 yuan, and residential services, repair and other services industry, which are 54%, 55% and 61% of the province’s average, respectively. The ratio of the highest to the minimum industry average wage is 2.61, which narrows the gap by 0.11 compared with the previous year.
In addition, it is learnt that the average annual wage of urban private sector employees was 44964 yuan, an increase of 9.1% in nominal terms over the previous year, an increase of 3.8 percentage points faster than the previous year, and a real increase of 7.0% after deducting price factors.