Shanghai had the highest paid couriers in China in October, with monthly salaries peaking at RMB 8,200 ($1,180) ahead of the Double 11 shopping festival, testament to the growing demand for delivery services ahead of the peak season.

The data, released by 58.com and published by the Beijing Morning Post, also shows the national average salary for couriers reached RMB 7,169, increasing by 8.5% compared to October 2017. Hangzhou came in second with its highest courier salary reaching RMB 8,019, Nanjing third at RMB 7,911, and Beijing fourth at RMB 7,489. First-tier cities exhibited the highest demand for courier services.

The data shows Chengdu had the highest increase in courier salaries, rising by 15.66 % year-on-year.

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Chris Udemans

Christopher Udemans is a Shanghai-based data and graphics reporter. He covers Chinese artificial intelligence, mobility, and cybersecurity. You can contact him at chrisudemans [at] technode [dot] com.