Browse Salaries
Best Paying Jobs
Salary Increase Letters
Career Articles

Solar Energy Systems Engineer Average Salary in Taiwan 2023

How much money does a Solar Energy Systems Engineer make in Taiwan?

Average Monthly Salary
125,000 TWD
( 1,500,000 TWD yearly)


A person working as a Solar Energy Systems Engineer in Taiwan typically earns around 125,000 TWD per month. Salaries range from 64,900 TWD (lowest) to 191,000 TWD (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Solar Energy Systems Engineer salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Solar Energy Systems Engineer Salary Distribution in Taiwan

Median and salary distribution monthly Taiwan Solar Energy Systems Engineer
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/charts/taiwan/oil-gas-energy-mining/solar-energy-systems-engineer/median-and-salary-distribution-monthly-taiwan-solar-energy-systems-engineer.jpg

The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Solar Energy Systems Engineer salaries in Taiwan range from 64,900 TWD per month (minimum salary) to 191,000 TWD per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 120,000 TWD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Solar Energy Systems Engineer(s) are earning less than 120,000 TWD while the other half are earning more than 120,000 TWD. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Solar Energy Systems Engineer(s) are earning less than 83,200 TWD while 75% of them are earning more than 83,200 TWD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Solar Energy Systems Engineer(s) are earning less than 149,000 TWD while 25% are earning more than 149,000 TWD.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Solar Energy Systems Engineer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Taiwan Solar Energy Systems Engineer
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/charts/taiwan/oil-gas-energy-mining/solar-energy-systems-engineer/salary-comparison-by-years-of-experience-monthly-taiwan-solar-energy-systems-engineer.jpg

The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Solar Energy Systems Engineer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Solar Energy Systems Engineer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 73,800 TWD per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 99,000 TWD per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 129,000 TWD per month, 30% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, Solar Energy Systems Engineer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 156,000 TWD per month, 21% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 170,000 TWD per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 179,000 TWD per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Solar Energy Systems Engineer average salary change by experience in Taiwan

0 - 2 Years
73,800 TWD
2 - 5 Years+34%
99,000 TWD
5 - 10 Years+30%
129,000 TWD
10 - 15 Years+21%
156,000 TWD
15 - 20 Years+9%
170,000 TWD
20+ Years+5%
179,000 TWD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/images/salary-by-experience.jpg

Solar Energy Systems Engineer Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Solar Energy Systems Engineer(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

Salary comparison by education level monthly Taiwan Solar Energy Systems Engineer
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/charts/taiwan/oil-gas-energy-mining/solar-energy-systems-engineer/salary-comparison-by-education-level-monthly-taiwan-solar-energy-systems-engineer.jpg

We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Solar Energy Systems Engineer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Solar Energy Systems Engineer is 104,000 TWD per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 144,000 TWD per month, 39% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

Solar Energy Systems Engineer average salary difference by education level in Taiwan

Bachelor's Degree
104,000 TWD
Master's Degree+39%
144,000 TWD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Taiwan costs anywhere from 647,000 New Taiwan Dollar(s) to 1,940,000 New Taiwan Dollar(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Education Level
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/images/salary-comparison-by-education.jpg

Solar Energy Systems Engineer Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Taiwan Solar Energy Systems Engineer
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/charts/taiwan/oil-gas-energy-mining/solar-energy-systems-engineer/salary-comparison-by-gender-monthly-taiwan-solar-energy-systems-engineer.jpg

Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Solar Energy Systems Engineer employees in Taiwan earn 11% more than their female counterparts on average.

133,000 TWD
120,000 TWD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Taiwan for all Careers

Salary comparison by gender monthly Taiwan
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/charts/taiwan/salary-comparison-by-gender-monthly-taiwan.jpg

Solar Energy Systems Engineer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Taiwan

How much are annual salary increments in Taiwan for Solar Energy Systems Engineer(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Solar Energy Systems Engineer

Solar Energy Systems Engineer(s) in Taiwan are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 27 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 5% granted to employees every 28 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Taiwan Solar Energy Systems Engineer
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/charts/taiwan/oil-gas-energy-mining/solar-energy-systems-engineer/annual-salary-increment-rate-taiwan-solar-energy-systems-engineer.jpg

The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Taiwan / All Professions

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Taiwan is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Taiwan for the year 2022. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/images/salary-increment-world.jpg

Solar Energy Systems Engineer Bonus and Incentive Rates in Taiwan

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Taiwan Solar Energy Systems Engineer
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/charts/taiwan/oil-gas-energy-mining/solar-energy-systems-engineer/annual-salary-bonus-rate-taiwan-solar-energy-systems-engineer.jpg

A Solar Energy Systems Engineer is considered to be a moderate bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

65% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 35% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 5% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Solar Energy Systems Engineer Average Hourly Wage in Taiwan

720 TWD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Taiwan is 720 TWD. This means that the average Solar Energy Systems Engineer in Taiwan earns approximately 720 TWD for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Solar Energy Systems Engineer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Solar Energy Systems Engineer and Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining monthly Taiwan
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/charts/taiwan/oil-gas-energy-mining/solar-energy-systems-engineer/salary-comparison-between-solar-energy-systems-engineer-and-oil-gas-energy-mining-monthly-taiwan.jpg

The average salary for Solar Energy Systems Engineer is 7% more than that of Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining. Also, Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining salaries are 10% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Assistant Yard Manager121,000 TWD-3%
Associate Analyst135,000 TWD+8%
Associate Landman56,600 TWD-55%
Auxiliary Equipment Operator47,700 TWD-62%
Biomass Plant Technician60,400 TWD-52%
Biomass Power Plant Manager175,000 TWD+40%
Chemical Plant Operator104,000 TWD-17%
Chief Contract Compliance Engineer127,000 TWD+2%
Completions Engineer122,000 TWD-2%
Cost Controller93,100 TWD-25%
Crude Oil Marketing Representative127,000 TWD+2%
Dispatcher54,400 TWD-56%
Distribution Manager164,000 TWD+31%
Dragline Operator58,800 TWD-53%
Driller Offsider45,300 TWD-64%
Dump Truck Driver46,000 TWD-63%
Electric and Gas Operations Manager288,000 TWD+130%
Energy Advisor192,000 TWD+54%
Energy Analyst176,000 TWD+41%
Energy Auditor157,000 TWD+26%
Energy Dispatch Director220,000 TWD+76%
Energy Technical Assistant73,400 TWD-41%
Energy Technical Manager154,000 TWD+23%
Energy Technical Trainer108,000 TWD-14%
Exploration Manager204,000 TWD+63%
Field Safety Auditor133,000 TWD+6%
Fluids Engineer114,000 TWD-9%
Fuel Cell Engineer129,000 TWD+3%
Fuel Cell Technician62,100 TWD-50%
Fuels Handler55,100 TWD-56%
Gas Compressor Operator52,600 TWD-58%
Gas Distribution Plant Operator98,600 TWD-21%
Gas Supply Manager182,000 TWD+46%
Geologist218,000 TWD+75%
Geophysicist229,000 TWD+83%
Geothermal Production Manager216,000 TWD+73%
Geothermal Technician89,600 TWD-28%
HSE Engineer129,000 TWD+3%
HSE Officer71,600 TWD-43%
HSEQ Administrator90,300 TWD-28%
Inspector113,000 TWD-10%
Instructor102,000 TWD-18%
Instrument Designer98,500 TWD-21%
Lead Technical Field Advisor159,000 TWD+27%
Logistics and Tool Coordinator102,000 TWD-18%
Maintenance Engineer130,000 TWD+4%
Maintenance Superintendent110,000 TWD-12%
Material Controller78,600 TWD-37%
Mine Engineer119,000 TWD-5%
Mine Surveyor137,000 TWD+10%
Mining Project Administrator106,000 TWD-15%
Mining Project Assistant87,900 TWD-30%
Mining Project Controls Consultant141,000 TWD+13%
Mining Project Coordinator109,000 TWD-13%
Mining Project Engineer113,000 TWD-10%
Mining Project Manager155,000 TWD+24%
Mining Site Manager165,000 TWD+32%
Mining Team Leader131,000 TWD+5%
NDT Technician78,500 TWD-37%
Oil Service Unit Operator61,300 TWD-51%
Oil Trader152,000 TWD+22%
Oilwell Pumper46,600 TWD-63%
Petroleum Engineer 139,000 TWD+11%
Petroleum Geologist226,000 TWD+81%
Petroleum Pump System Operator65,100 TWD-48%
Pipeline Technician48,800 TWD-61%
Power Coordinator78,300 TWD-37%
Power Plant Operations Manager228,000 TWD+83%
Power Plant Operator104,000 TWD-17%
Radio Operator54,500 TWD-56%
Reliability Engineer117,000 TWD-6%
Reservoir Engineer109,000 TWD-13%
Risk Analyst156,000 TWD+25%
Roughneck124,000 TWD-1%
Scaffolder78,200 TWD-37%
Shutdown Engineer97,700 TWD-22%
Solar Energy Installation Manager175,000 TWD+40%
Solar Energy Systems Engineer125,000 TWD+0%
Solar Photovoltaic Installer79,800 TWD-36%
Solar Thermal Technician76,800 TWD-39%
Supply Operations Manager197,000 TWD+58%
Sustainability Specialist192,000 TWD+54%
System Development Advisor134,000 TWD+7%
Tanker Truck Driver48,900 TWD-61%
Utility Operator69,000 TWD-45%
Wind Energy Project Manager176,000 TWD+41%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Kaohsiung137,000 TWD
Taichung124,000 TWD
Tainan119,000 TWD
Taipei124,000 TWD

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Taiwan earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
124,000 TWD
Public Sector+7%
133,000 TWD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Browse Salaries

Salary Increase Letters

Best Paying Jobs
HomePrivacy PolicySalary Comparison

©Salary Explorer 2023