Yesterday, Tencent released its financial report for the new quarter, with a total revenue of 85.47 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 16%, and a net profit of 27.2 billion yuan, higher than the market expectation of 19.4 billion yuan, an increase of 17%.
The financial report mentioned that Tencent had 54,600 employees for the three months ended March 31, 2019, and the company's total remuneration cost was 11.16 billion yuan. Based on this calculation, in the first quarter of 2019, Tencent’s average cost per employee was 70,900 yuan per month, compared with 69,400 yuan in the same period last year.
Subsequently, some media directly wrote that “Tencent employees have an average monthly salary of 70,000 yuan”. This topic can be swiped and uploaded to the hot search.
For this argument, Tencent said that the average monthly salary cannot be counted. In addition to the year-end award factor, the company also paid employee training, welfare expenses, and the company's contribution to the provident fund and various insurance.