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in Taiwan.

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

CONTRACT LANGUAGES Chinese / English

PAYROLL TAX 17.152%

PAYROLL CYCLE Bi-weekly or monthly

TIME TO HIRE 24 hours

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    What is the minimum wage in Taiwan (China) per hour?

    The minimum wage in Taiwan is NT$ 27,470.00 per month, which is approximately NT$ 183 per hour.

    The minimum wage is set by the Ministry of Labor (MOL): The MOL consults with the Basic Wage Committee, which is composed of representatives from the government, labor unions, and employer associations. The MOL then reviews these recommendations and makes the final decision on any adjustments to the minimum wage. These adjustments are typically made in response to changes in economic conditions, inflation, and labor market trends.

    Are there regional variations in the Taiwan (China) minimum wage?

    No. Taiwan’s minimum wage applies to all industries across the country at large. 

    How has minimum wage in Taiwan (China) changed in the last 5 years and beyond?

    The authorities increased the minimum wage from NT$ 25,250 to NT $ 26,400 in January 2023. See table below to see the increases that have occurred in recent years. 

    DateMin. wage, hourly rate ($NTD)
    202427,470
    202326,400
    202225,250
    202124,000
    202023,800
    201923,100
    201822,000
    201721,009
    201620,008

    How does the minimum wage in Taiwan (China) compare to surrounding countries?

    The minimum wage in Taiwan (in US dollars) is currently equivalent to $848 per month and $5.65 per hour, which is lower than Japan (equivalent to $7.00 per hour) and South Korea (equivalent to $7.03 per hour). 

    Is there a different minimum wage for expats in Taiwan (China)?

    No, it is the same minimum wage for all adults. 

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    FAQs

    In most industries, it is not often possible to hire skilled workers close to the minimum wage in Taiwan. In general, the more educated or skilled a worker is, the more they will earn. The actual amount depends on the job role and industry. Contact us for a free consultation for your hiring project.

    The median salary in Taiwan is NT$677,000 (US$21,689) per year while the minimum wage is 316,800 TWD (approximately USD 10,800) per year.

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