On July 29, 2013, Beijing Human Resources and Social Insurance Bureau released guidelines for the wages of 17 industries including the food, vehicle manufacturing, internet information, commodity and retail industry, etc. Companies in these 17 industries can measure and calculate the average wages of employees in 2013 in accordance with the guidelines.

The companies may use the guidelines to measure and calculate the average salary and the warning line for average salary. When deciding the current year’s salary increase, companies can refer to this guideline and its own situation,moving up or down the calculated average wage.