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Engineering Average Salaries in Taiwan 2022

How much money does a person working in Engineering make in Taiwan?

Average Monthly Salary
109,000 TWD
( 1,310,000 TWD yearly)


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.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Acoustics Engineer108,000 TWD
Assembly Engineering Technician89,700 TWD
Assistant Chief Engineer132,000 TWD
Associate Engineer102,000 TWD
Autocad Operator73,000 TWD
Automation Engineer124,000 TWD
Avionic System Support Engineer117,000 TWD
Biochemical Engineer112,000 TWD
BMS Engineer112,000 TWD
Bridge and Lock Tender65,700 TWD
Broadcast Engineer113,000 TWD
CAD Design Engineer118,000 TWD
CAD Designer72,700 TWD
CAE Engineer119,000 TWD
Ceramics Engineer109,000 TWD
Civil Engineer125,000 TWD
Commissioning Engineer111,000 TWD
Communications Engineer127,000 TWD
Condition Monitoring Engineer102,000 TWD
Contract Associate Engineer114,000 TWD
Control Systems Engineer111,000 TWD
Controls Engineer111,000 TWD
Controls Software Engineer100,000 TWD
Corrosion Engineer106,000 TWD
Design Engineer125,000 TWD
Drafter73,300 TWD
Drafting Manager136,000 TWD
Drilling Engineer120,000 TWD
Electrical Draughtsman61,800 TWD
Electrical Engineer125,000 TWD
Electrical Engineering Manager165,000 TWD
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist123,000 TWD
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler60,900 TWD
Energy Engineer123,000 TWD
Engine Assembler55,000 TWD
Engineer123,000 TWD
Engineering Account Manager131,000 TWD
Engineering Chief Designer136,000 TWD
Engineering Consultant154,000 TWD
Engineering Key Account Manager172,000 TWD
Engineering Lab Technician109,000 TWD
Engineering Planning Manager163,000 TWD
Engineering Production Manager205,000 TWD
Engineering Project Analyst139,000 TWD
Engineering Project Coordinator 131,000 TWD
Engineering Project Director231,000 TWD
Engineering Project Manager160,000 TWD
Engineering Research and Development Manager197,000 TWD
Engineering Safety Coordinator94,400 TWD
Engineering Sales Manager154,000 TWD
Engineering Technician88,900 TWD
Engineering Technologist91,400 TWD
Environmental Engineer115,000 TWD
Equipment Engineer109,000 TWD
Equipment Engineering Manager159,000 TWD
Estimator105,000 TWD
Fabrication Specialist83,500 TWD
Fabricator54,300 TWD
Facade Engineer111,000 TWD
Fiber Analyst70,600 TWD
Field Engineer127,000 TWD
Field Engineering Manager208,000 TWD
Fire Engineer123,000 TWD
Fitter and Turner39,600 TWD
Forestry Strategic Planner132,000 TWD
Generation Engineer120,000 TWD
Genetic Engineer128,000 TWD
Geological Engineer120,000 TWD
Geotechnical Engineer120,000 TWD
Heavy Equipment Mechanic61,600 TWD
Highway Engineer114,000 TWD
HSE Professional106,000 TWD
HVAC Engineer123,000 TWD
HVAC Supervisor106,000 TWD
Industrial Engineer113,000 TWD
Industrial Engineering Technologist111,000 TWD
Instrument Engineer111,000 TWD
Instrumentation and Control Engineer111,000 TWD
Instrumentation Engineer117,000 TWD
Instrumentation Manager114,000 TWD
Irrigation Engineer115,000 TWD
Licensed Aircraft Engineer129,000 TWD
Locomotive Engineer113,000 TWD
Maintenance Engineer113,000 TWD
Maintenance Fitter43,300 TWD
Maintenance Manager116,000 TWD
Manufacturing Engineer117,000 TWD
Marine Engineer124,000 TWD
Materials Engineer110,000 TWD
Materials Researcher109,000 TWD
Materials Technician88,600 TWD
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer132,000 TWD
Mechanical Design Engineer122,000 TWD
Mechanical Designer100,000 TWD
Mechanical Engineer121,000 TWD
Mechanical Engineering Manager162,000 TWD
Mechanical Inspector115,000 TWD
Mechatronics Engineer128,000 TWD
Mining Engineer112,000 TWD
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer129,000 TWD
Optical Engineer111,000 TWD
Optical Instrument Assembler58,700 TWD
PCB Assembler43,400 TWD
Photonics Engineer129,000 TWD
Photonics Technician107,000 TWD
Pipeline Engineer108,000 TWD
Piping Designer64,900 TWD
Piping Engineer111,000 TWD
Planning Engineer121,000 TWD
Pressure Vessel Inspector55,200 TWD
Principal Cost Engineer114,000 TWD
Principal Engineer114,000 TWD
Principal Support Engineer115,000 TWD
Process Engineer118,000 TWD
Process Operator69,300 TWD
Product Development Engineer126,000 TWD
Product Development Technician82,000 TWD
Product Engineer127,000 TWD
Product Safety Engineer110,000 TWD
Production Engineer119,000 TWD
Project Engineer131,000 TWD
Proposal Manager152,000 TWD
Purchasing Engineer112,000 TWD
Quality Assurance Engineer112,000 TWD
Rail Engineer115,000 TWD
Robotics Engineer139,000 TWD
Robotics Technician101,000 TWD
Safety Engineer116,000 TWD
Safety Inspector88,900 TWD
Safety Manager135,000 TWD
Safety Officer58,900 TWD
Sales Engineer129,000 TWD
Scheduling Engineer108,000 TWD
Service Engineer118,000 TWD
Solar Engineer122,000 TWD
Staff Engineer121,000 TWD
Static Equipment Engineer120,000 TWD
Stationary Engineer112,000 TWD
Stress Engineer110,000 TWD
Structural Analysis Engineer117,000 TWD
Structural Designer104,000 TWD
Structural Engineer119,000 TWD
Structural Technician78,600 TWD
Supply Chain Specialist113,000 TWD
Surveyor92,700 TWD
Technical Affairs Officer62,500 TWD
Technical Assistant58,700 TWD
Technical Engineer103,000 TWD
Technical Support Engineer102,000 TWD
Tender Engineer102,000 TWD
Test Development Engineer114,000 TWD
Transportation Engineer111,000 TWD
Validation Engineer108,000 TWD
Verification Engineer117,000 TWD
Wastewater Engineer119,000 TWD
Wind Energy Engineer121,000 TWD
Wind Energy Operations Manager160,000 TWD
Work Planner82,800 TWD

Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in Taiwan

Median and salary distribution monthly Taiwan Engineering
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    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).

  • Median Salary

    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.

  • Percentiles

    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.

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

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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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.

Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

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.

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.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

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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.

Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

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.

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 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.

Engineering Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Taiwan Engineering
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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.

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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
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Engineering Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Taiwan

How much are annual salary increments in Taiwan for Engineering professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?


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.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Taiwan Engineering
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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 2021

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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.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Engineering Bonus and Incentive Rates in Taiwan

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Taiwan Engineering
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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.

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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.

Engineering Hourly Average Wage in Taiwan

630 TWD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Taiwan is 630 TWD. This means that the average person in Taiwan earns approximately 630 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.

Engineering VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Engineering and Engineering monthly Taiwan
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The average salary for Engineering is 16% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Kaohsiung123,000 TWD
Taichung114,000 TWD
Tainan102,000 TWD
Taipei109,000 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

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