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Average salary
in Taiwan (China).

SALARY PAYMENT IN New Taiwan dollar (TWD, NT$, $)


PAYROLL TAX 16.43% – 34.94%

PAYROLL CYCLE Bi-weekly or monthly

TIME TO HIRE 12 hours

What is the average salary in Taiwan (China)?

The average salary in Taiwan is approximately NT$677,000 (US$21,689) per year.

What is the average salary in Taipei?

The average salary in Taipei is approximately NT$ 882,000 (US$29,400) per year.

As you can see, the average salary in Taiwan’s largest city, Taipei, is higher than the country’s average salary. The average salary in Taipei is also higher than in all other major cities in Taiwan.  

Are there regional variations in the Taiwan average wage?

As with other economically developed countries, there are regional variations in average salaries across Taiwan (China). The variation in average salaries is primarily seen when comparing cities to rural areas. 

How does the average salary in Taiwan (China) compare to surrounding countries?

The average salary in Taiwan is somewhere in the middle, compared with surrounding countries. It is lower than Japan and South Korea, but higher than China (Beijing): 

  • South Korea: KRW 47,145,828 ≈$35,731
  • Japan: JPY 4,420,000 ≈$32,296
  • China (Beijing): CNY 106,837 ≈$15,339

Average salary in Taiwan (China) based on Industry

Figures based on data from Paylab.

What is the median income for tech workers in Taiwan (China)?

The average tech worker in Taiwan earns around US$30,000.

What is the median income for engineers in Taiwan (China)?

Mechanical engineers earn, on average, around US$49,408 in Taiwan. 

What is the median income for salespeople in Taiwan (China)?

Salespeople in Taiwan earn an average base salary of around $36,000.

What is the median income for my industry in Taiwan (China)?

For an in-depth analysis of your industry including up-to-date, expert advice on hiring employees in Taiwan , contact us for a free consultation on your hiring project.

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Finding the right talent for your business in Taiwan can be difficult, especially if your budget is lower than the average salary. Fortunately, it is still possible to hire quality personnel if you have access to local hiring knowledge and a skilled consulting team. If you are looking for help with your hiring project in Taiwan, our experienced consultants are available to offer a free consultation.

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The average salary is lowest in rural areas and areas without an industrial focus. For example, the counties and cities in eastern Taiwan, like Hualien County and Taitung County have lower average salaries compared to the major cities like Taipei, New Taipei City, and Kaohsiung.

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