A person working as an Electrical Engineer in Taiwan typically earns around 204,000 TWD per month. Salaries range from 110,000 TWD (lowest) to 308,000 TWD (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Electrical Engineer salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Electrical Engineer salaries in Taiwan range from 110,000 TWD per month (minimum salary) to 308,000 TWD per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 188,000 TWD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Electrical Engineer(s) are earning less than 188,000 TWD while the other half are earning more than 188,000 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 Electrical Engineer(s) are earning less than 134,000 TWD while 75% of them are earning more than 134,000 TWD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Electrical Engineer(s) are earning less than 228,000 TWD while 25% are earning more than 228,000 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 your wage. We broke down Electrical Engineer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
An Electrical Engineer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 128,000 TWD per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 162,000 TWD per month, 26% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 213,000 TWD per month, 32% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Electrical Engineer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 251,000 TWD per month, 18% 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 278,000 TWD per month, 11% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 296,000 TWD per month, 6% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+26%|
|5 - 10 Years||+32%|
|10 - 15 Years||+18%|
|15 - 20 Years||+11%|
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 Electrical Engineer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of an Electrical Engineer is 166,000 TWD per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 253,000 TWD per month, 53% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Taiwan costs anywhere from 978,000 New Taiwan Dollar(s) to 2,930,000 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.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Electrical Engineer employees in Taiwan earn 12% more than their female counterparts.
Electrical Engineer(s) in Taiwan are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 30 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 2019. 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.
An Electrical 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.
67% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 33% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 4% 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.
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector Electrical Engineer employees in Taiwan earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts.
|Average Salary 2016|
|Average Salary 2017||+4%|
|Average Salary 2018||+1%|
|Average Salary 2019||+2%|
Electrical Engineer salaries in Taiwan are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 2% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.
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 Electrical Engineer is 17% more than that of Engineering. Also, Engineering salaries are 11% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acoustics Engineer||175,000 TWD||-14%|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||158,000 TWD||-23%|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||195,000 TWD||-5%|
|Associate Engineer||168,000 TWD||-18%|
|Autocad Operator||143,000 TWD||-30%|
|Automation Engineer||194,000 TWD||-5%|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||177,000 TWD||-13%|
|Biochemical Engineer||204,000 TWD||-0%|
|BMS Engineer||193,000 TWD||-6%|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||180,000 TWD||-12%|
|Broadcast Engineer||198,000 TWD||-3%|
|CAD Design Engineer||170,000 TWD||-17%|
|CAD Designer||142,000 TWD||-30%|
|CAE Engineer||180,000 TWD||-12%|
|Ceramics Engineer||179,000 TWD||-12%|
|Civil Engineer||184,000 TWD||-10%|
|Commissioning Engineer||174,000 TWD||-15%|
|Communications Engineer||188,000 TWD||-8%|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||160,000 TWD||-22%|
|Contract Associate Engineer||194,000 TWD||-5%|
|Control Systems Engineer||179,000 TWD||-12%|
|Controls Engineer||180,000 TWD||-12%|
|Controls Software Engineer||176,000 TWD||-14%|
|Corrosion Engineer||170,000 TWD||-17%|
|Design Engineer||202,000 TWD||-1%|
|Drafting Manager||203,000 TWD||-1%|
|Drilling Engineer||183,000 TWD||-10%|
|Electrical Draughtsman||118,000 TWD||-42%|
|Electrical Engineer||187,000 TWD||-8%|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||221,000 TWD||+8%|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||194,000 TWD||-5%|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||169,000 TWD||-17%|
|Energy Engineer||204,000 TWD||-0%|
|Engine Assembler||135,000 TWD||-34%|
|Engineering Account Manager||170,000 TWD||-17%|
|Engineering Chief Designer||191,000 TWD||-6%|
|Engineering Consultant||202,000 TWD||-1%|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||213,000 TWD||+4%|
|Engineering Lab Technician||158,000 TWD||-23%|
|Engineering Planning Manager||222,000 TWD||+9%|
|Engineering Production Manager||222,000 TWD||+9%|
|Engineering Project Analyst||205,000 TWD||+0%|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||170,000 TWD||-17%|
|Engineering Project Director||219,000 TWD||+7%|
|Engineering Project Manager||217,000 TWD||+6%|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||228,000 TWD||+12%|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||164,000 TWD||-20%|
|Engineering Sales Manager||214,000 TWD||+5%|
|Engineering Technician||159,000 TWD||-22%|
|Engineering Technologist||164,000 TWD||-20%|
|Environmental Engineer||189,000 TWD||-7%|
|Equipment Engineer||176,000 TWD||-14%|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||216,000 TWD||+6%|
|Fabrication Specialist||154,000 TWD||-25%|
|Facade Engineer||190,000 TWD||-7%|
|Fiber Analyst||156,000 TWD||-24%|
|Field Engineer||180,000 TWD||-12%|
|Field Engineering Manager||240,000 TWD||+17%|
|Fire Engineer||198,000 TWD||-3%|
|Fitter and Turner||104,000 TWD||-49%|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||199,000 TWD||-3%|
|Generation Engineer||213,000 TWD||+4%|
|Genetic Engineer||221,000 TWD||+8%|
|Geological Engineer||206,000 TWD||+1%|
|Geotechnical Engineer||196,000 TWD||-4%|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||142,000 TWD||-30%|
|Highway Engineer||162,000 TWD||-21%|
|HSE Professional||157,000 TWD||-23%|
|HVAC Engineer||183,000 TWD||-10%|
|HVAC Supervisor||177,000 TWD||-13%|
|Industrial Engineer||173,000 TWD||-15%|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||170,000 TWD||-17%|
|Instrument Engineer||192,000 TWD||-6%|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||185,000 TWD||-9%|
|Instrumentation Engineer||195,000 TWD||-5%|
|Instrumentation Manager||219,000 TWD||+7%|
|Irrigation Engineer||175,000 TWD||-14%|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||190,000 TWD||-7%|
|Locomotive Engineer||176,000 TWD||-14%|
|Maintenance Engineer||175,000 TWD||-14%|
|Maintenance Fitter||124,000 TWD||-39%|
|Maintenance Manager||211,000 TWD||+3%|
|Manufacturing Engineer||203,000 TWD||-1%|
|Marine Engineer||174,000 TWD||-15%|
|Materials Engineer||166,000 TWD||-19%|
|Materials Researcher||196,000 TWD||-4%|
|Materials Technician||180,000 TWD||-12%|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||208,000 TWD||+2%|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||189,000 TWD||-7%|
|Mechanical Designer||167,000 TWD||-18%|
|Mechanical Engineer||188,000 TWD||-8%|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||222,000 TWD||+9%|
|Mechanical Inspector||186,000 TWD||-9%|
|Mechatronics Engineer||178,000 TWD||-13%|
|Mining Engineer||159,000 TWD||-22%|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||205,000 TWD||+0%|
|Optical Engineer||164,000 TWD||-20%|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||149,000 TWD||-27%|
|PCB Assembler||131,000 TWD||-36%|
|Photonics Engineer||199,000 TWD||-3%|
|Photonics Technician||163,000 TWD||-20%|
|Pipeline Engineer||175,000 TWD||-14%|
|Piping Designer||157,000 TWD||-23%|
|Piping Engineer||180,000 TWD||-12%|
|Planning Engineer||176,000 TWD||-14%|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||118,000 TWD||-42%|
|Principal Cost Engineer||191,000 TWD||-6%|
|Principal Engineer||190,000 TWD||-7%|
|Principal Support Engineer||168,000 TWD||-18%|
|Process Engineer||179,000 TWD||-12%|
|Process Operator||153,000 TWD||-25%|
|Product Development Engineer||199,000 TWD||-3%|
|Product Development Technician||153,000 TWD||-25%|
|Product Engineer||181,000 TWD||-11%|
|Product Safety Engineer||174,000 TWD||-15%|
|Production Engineer||191,000 TWD||-6%|
|Project Engineer||196,000 TWD||-4%|
|Proposal Manager||211,000 TWD||+3%|
|Purchasing Engineer||185,000 TWD||-9%|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||168,000 TWD||-18%|
|Rail Engineer||170,000 TWD||-17%|
|Robotics Engineer||220,000 TWD||+8%|
|Robotics Technician||183,000 TWD||-10%|
|Safety Engineer||169,000 TWD||-17%|
|Safety Inspector||157,000 TWD||-23%|
|Safety Manager||192,000 TWD||-6%|
|Safety Officer||147,000 TWD||-28%|
|Sales Engineer||180,000 TWD||-12%|
|Scheduling Engineer||158,000 TWD||-23%|
|Service Engineer||188,000 TWD||-8%|
|Solar Engineer||185,000 TWD||-9%|
|Staff Engineer||180,000 TWD||-12%|
|Static Equipment Engineer||178,000 TWD||-13%|
|Stationary Engineer||175,000 TWD||-14%|
|Stress Engineer||167,000 TWD||-18%|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||187,000 TWD||-8%|
|Structural Designer||162,000 TWD||-21%|
|Structural Engineer||192,000 TWD||-6%|
|Structural Technician||160,000 TWD||-22%|
|Supply Chain Specialist||194,000 TWD||-5%|
|Technical Affairs Officer||154,000 TWD||-25%|
|Technical Assistant||149,000 TWD||-27%|
|Technical Engineer||163,000 TWD||-20%|
|Technical Support Engineer||162,000 TWD||-21%|
|Tender Engineer||159,000 TWD||-22%|
|Test Development Engineer||175,000 TWD||-14%|
|Transportation Engineer||184,000 TWD||-10%|
|Validation Engineer||178,000 TWD||-13%|
|Verification Engineer||177,000 TWD||-13%|
|Wastewater Engineer||177,000 TWD||-13%|
|Wind Energy Engineer||194,000 TWD||-5%|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||227,000 TWD||+11%|
|Work Planner||137,000 TWD||-33%|