According to the Statistics Bureau’s data released last year, the salary level of those in China’s financial securities industry was six times that of the average salary for other professions. Among all professions, the highest salary was 11 times more than the lowest one. The most recent statistics released by the Salary Institute of Human Resources and the Social Security Ministry show that the difference has now widened to 15 times. Based on the current data, the income disparity among different professions in China is the greatest in the world.
Source: Huanqiu (Global Times), February, 10, 2011