On May 27th, the National Bureau of Statistics released data which revealed the national average yearly salary of Chinese workers to be 49,969 RMB. Middle and upper management had the highest average salaries at 109,760 RMB, around 2.2 times higher than the overall average. Most netizens didn’t agree with the statistics, saying “50,000 divided by 12 is an average of 4166 per month. Go look at the provincial averages again. It such a huge difference. Nonsense.” and “You just didn’t calculate the salaries which were under 4000 a month…”.