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Table 2 Percent of workers whose monthly wage is below the monthly legal minimum wage

From: Compliance with legal minimum wages and overtime pay regulations in China

  Basic wage + bonus is below the MW Basic wage + bonus + supplements is below MW The percent of obs.
All 3.4 2.1 100
Gender
 Male 2.7 1.8 60.5
 Female 4.5 2.6 39.5
Educational attainment
 College or above 1.1 0.8 9.8
 Junior college 1.7 1.1 16.4
 High school 2.8 1.7 42.9
 Junior high school or below 5.4 2.9 30.9
Age cohort
 Age 16–20 6.0 3.8 4.9
 Age 21–25 4.1 2.3 15.9
 Age 26–30 3.2 1.8 19.2
 Age 31+ 2.9 1.7 60.1
Experience cohort
 Experience 1–3 5.1 2.9 26.8
 Experience 4–6 3.4 1.7 15.3
 Experience 7–9 2.8 1.4 9.6
 Experience 10+ 2.3 1.5 48.3
Position in firm
 Office work 5.2 3.9 10.3
 Manual worker with junior skill certificate 1.8 1.1 14.1
 Manual worker with no skill certificate 5.1 2.8 40.2
 Others 1.7 1.2 35.4
Firm ownership
 State funded firm 2.8 1.5 15.4
 Non-state domestic funded firm 2.9 1.9 61.5
 HongKong, Taiwan, Macao funded firm 9.4 4.3 7.8
 Foreign funded firm 2.3 1.2 15.4
Firm size
 Large 1.8 1.4 29.5
 Medium 3.9 2.0 43.3
 Small 4.0 2.3 27.3
Region
 Beijing 1.9 1.3 14.0
 Jiangsu 1.5 0.7 28.1
 Shandong 2.8 2.4 28.9
 Hubei 1.3 0.6 16.6
 Guangdong 15.4 6.9 9.6
 Shaanxi 3.4 3.4 2.8
Ascending sort by firm revenue per worker
 The first quintile 6.7 2.7 14.4
 The second quintile 5.5 2.9 17.4
 The third quintile 4.2 2.4 25.4
 The fourth quintile 3.7 2.2 24.2
 The fifth quintile 3.3 1.9 18.6
Industry sectors
 Apparel and textile products manufacturing 2.2 1.3 7.8
 Communications equipment and computer manufacturing other electronic equipment 4.9 1.6 6.9
 Other manufacturing 3.7 2.3 51.0
 Electricity, gas and water production 3.5 2.1 5.2
 Construction 1.5 0.9 8.7
 Transportation, storage and post service 4.5 2.9 7.3
 Wholesale and retail trade (commerce) 1.9 0.7 10.7
 Financial service 2.7 2.5 2.5