The minimum wage in China varies by province and city. For example, as of 2021, Shanghai has the highest monthly minimum wage of 2,480 yuan, followed by Shenzhen at 2,200 yuan and Guizhou at 1,570 yuan. Employers typically pay employees on a monthly basis, either in cash or via a bank transfer.
Although a 13th-month bonus or salary is not required by law, it is a market norm in China. Instead of a guaranteed bonus, you can state in the employment contract the monthly salary, the frequency with which employees will be paid, and the total annual salary. You can then specify that a bonus is optional but will be distributed if certain conditions are met. Salespeople frequently receive a commission plan in lieu of this bonus.