A person working in Engineering in Taiwan typically earns around 109,000 TWD per month. Salaries range from 34,600 TWD (lowest average) to 231,000 TWD (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Engineering careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acoustics Engineer||108,000 TWD|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||89,700 TWD|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||132,000 TWD|
|Associate Engineer||102,000 TWD|
|Autocad Operator||73,000 TWD|
|Automation Engineer||124,000 TWD|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||117,000 TWD|
|Biochemical Engineer||112,000 TWD|
|BMS Engineer||112,000 TWD|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||65,700 TWD|
|Broadcast Engineer||113,000 TWD|
|CAD Design Engineer||118,000 TWD|
|CAD Designer||72,700 TWD|
|CAE Engineer||119,000 TWD|
|Ceramics Engineer||109,000 TWD|
|Civil Engineer||125,000 TWD|
|Commissioning Engineer||111,000 TWD|
|Communications Engineer||127,000 TWD|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||102,000 TWD|
|Contract Associate Engineer||114,000 TWD|
|Control Systems Engineer||111,000 TWD|
|Controls Engineer||111,000 TWD|
|Controls Software Engineer||100,000 TWD|
|Corrosion Engineer||106,000 TWD|
|Design Engineer||125,000 TWD|
|Drafting Manager||136,000 TWD|
|Drilling Engineer||120,000 TWD|
|Electrical Draughtsman||61,800 TWD|
|Electrical Engineer||125,000 TWD|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||165,000 TWD|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||123,000 TWD|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||60,900 TWD|
|Energy Engineer||123,000 TWD|
|Engine Assembler||55,000 TWD|
|Engineering Account Manager||131,000 TWD|
|Engineering Chief Designer||136,000 TWD|
|Engineering Consultant||154,000 TWD|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||172,000 TWD|
|Engineering Lab Technician||109,000 TWD|
|Engineering Planning Manager||163,000 TWD|
|Engineering Production Manager||205,000 TWD|
|Engineering Project Analyst||139,000 TWD|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||131,000 TWD|
|Engineering Project Director||231,000 TWD|
|Engineering Project Manager||160,000 TWD|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||197,000 TWD|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||94,400 TWD|
|Engineering Sales Manager||154,000 TWD|
|Engineering Technician||88,900 TWD|
|Engineering Technologist||91,400 TWD|
|Environmental Engineer||115,000 TWD|
|Equipment Engineer||109,000 TWD|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||159,000 TWD|
|Fabrication Specialist||83,500 TWD|
|Facade Engineer||111,000 TWD|
|Fiber Analyst||70,600 TWD|
|Field Engineer||127,000 TWD|
|Field Engineering Manager||208,000 TWD|
|Fire Engineer||123,000 TWD|
|Fitter and Turner||39,600 TWD|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||132,000 TWD|
|Generation Engineer||120,000 TWD|
|Genetic Engineer||128,000 TWD|
|Geological Engineer||120,000 TWD|
|Geotechnical Engineer||120,000 TWD|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||61,600 TWD|
|Highway Engineer||114,000 TWD|
|HSE Professional||106,000 TWD|
|HVAC Engineer||123,000 TWD|
|HVAC Supervisor||106,000 TWD|
|Industrial Engineer||113,000 TWD|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||111,000 TWD|
|Instrument Engineer||111,000 TWD|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||111,000 TWD|
|Instrumentation Engineer||117,000 TWD|
|Instrumentation Manager||114,000 TWD|
|Irrigation Engineer||115,000 TWD|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||129,000 TWD|
|Locomotive Engineer||113,000 TWD|
|Maintenance Engineer||113,000 TWD|
|Maintenance Fitter||43,300 TWD|
|Maintenance Manager||116,000 TWD|
|Manufacturing Engineer||117,000 TWD|
|Marine Engineer||124,000 TWD|
|Materials Engineer||110,000 TWD|
|Materials Researcher||109,000 TWD|
|Materials Technician||88,600 TWD|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||132,000 TWD|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||122,000 TWD|
|Mechanical Designer||100,000 TWD|
|Mechanical Engineer||121,000 TWD|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||162,000 TWD|
|Mechanical Inspector||115,000 TWD|
|Mechatronics Engineer||128,000 TWD|
|Mining Engineer||112,000 TWD|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||129,000 TWD|
|Optical Engineer||111,000 TWD|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||58,700 TWD|
|PCB Assembler||43,400 TWD|
|Photonics Engineer||129,000 TWD|
|Photonics Technician||107,000 TWD|
|Pipeline Engineer||108,000 TWD|
|Piping Designer||64,900 TWD|
|Piping Engineer||111,000 TWD|
|Planning Engineer||121,000 TWD|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||55,200 TWD|
|Principal Cost Engineer||114,000 TWD|
|Principal Engineer||114,000 TWD|
|Principal Support Engineer||115,000 TWD|
|Process Engineer||118,000 TWD|
|Process Operator||69,300 TWD|
|Product Development Engineer||126,000 TWD|
|Product Development Technician||82,000 TWD|
|Product Engineer||127,000 TWD|
|Product Safety Engineer||110,000 TWD|
|Production Engineer||119,000 TWD|
|Project Engineer||131,000 TWD|
|Proposal Manager||152,000 TWD|
|Purchasing Engineer||112,000 TWD|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||112,000 TWD|
|Rail Engineer||115,000 TWD|
|Robotics Engineer||139,000 TWD|
|Robotics Technician||101,000 TWD|
|Safety Engineer||116,000 TWD|
|Safety Inspector||88,900 TWD|
|Safety Manager||135,000 TWD|
|Safety Officer||58,900 TWD|
|Sales Engineer||129,000 TWD|
|Scheduling Engineer||108,000 TWD|
|Service Engineer||118,000 TWD|
|Solar Engineer||122,000 TWD|
|Staff Engineer||121,000 TWD|
|Static Equipment Engineer||120,000 TWD|
|Stationary Engineer||112,000 TWD|
|Stress Engineer||110,000 TWD|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||117,000 TWD|
|Structural Designer||104,000 TWD|
|Structural Engineer||119,000 TWD|
|Structural Technician||78,600 TWD|
|Supply Chain Specialist||113,000 TWD|
|Technical Affairs Officer||62,500 TWD|
|Technical Assistant||58,700 TWD|
|Technical Engineer||103,000 TWD|
|Technical Support Engineer||102,000 TWD|
|Tender Engineer||102,000 TWD|
|Test Development Engineer||114,000 TWD|
|Transportation Engineer||111,000 TWD|
|Validation Engineer||108,000 TWD|
|Verification Engineer||117,000 TWD|
|Wastewater Engineer||119,000 TWD|
|Wind Energy Engineer||121,000 TWD|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||160,000 TWD|
|Work Planner||82,800 TWD|
Engineering salaries in Taiwan range from 34,600 TWD per month (minimum average salary) to 231,000 TWD per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 103,000 TWD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 103,000 TWD while the other half are earning more than 103,000 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.
Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 61,700 TWD while 75% of them are earning more than 61,700 TWD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 157,000 TWD while 25% are earning more than 157,000 TWD.
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
The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.
Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.
Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.
As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.
Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.
It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.
Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.
Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.
Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.
Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.
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 this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.
The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in Taiwan who work in Engineering earn 14% more than their female counterparts on average.
Engineering professionals in Taiwan are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 6% every 27 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 5% granted to employees every 28 months.
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.
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
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Taiwan for the year 2021. 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.
Engineering is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field 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.
68% of surveyed staff in Engineering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 32% 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.
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.
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.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting 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.
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.
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.
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.
The average salary for Engineering is 16% less than that of All Jobs.
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.