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Electrical Engineer Average Salary in Taiwan 2020

How much money does an Electrical Engineer make in Taiwan?

Average Monthly Salary
204,000 TWD
( 2,450,000 TWD yearly)


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 Salary Distribution in Taiwan

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

  • Salary Range

    Electrical Engineer salaries in Taiwan range from 110,000 TWD per month (minimum salary) to 308,000 TWD per month (maximum salary).

  • Median 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.

  • Percentiles

    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.

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

Electrical Engineer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Taiwan Electrical Engineer
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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.

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, 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.

Electrical Engineer average salary change by experience in Taiwan

0 - 2 Years
128,000 TWD
2 - 5 Years+26%
162,000 TWD
5 - 10 Years+32%
213,000 TWD
10 - 15 Years+18%
251,000 TWD
15 - 20 Years+11%
278,000 TWD
20+ Years+6%
296,000 TWD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Electrical Engineer Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

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

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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.

Electrical Engineer average salary difference by education level in Taiwan

Bachelor's Degree
166,000 TWD
Master's Degree+53%
253,000 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 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.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Electrical Engineer Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Taiwan Electrical Engineer
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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 Electrical Engineer employees in Taiwan earn 12% more than their female counterparts.

190,000 TWD
213,000 TWD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Taiwan for all Careers

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Electrical Engineer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Taiwan

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

Electrical Engineer

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.

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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

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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 2019

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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.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Electrical Engineer Bonus and Incentive Rates in Taiwan

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

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.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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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.

Private Sector
188,000 TWD
Public Sector+7%
201,000 TWD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Electrical Engineer Salary Trend and Forecast in Taiwan

How are Electrical Engineer salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Taiwan Electrical Engineer
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Average Salary 2016
188,000 TWD
Average Salary 2017+4%
195,000 TWD
Average Salary 2018+1%
197,000 TWD
Average Salary 2019+2%
200,000 TWD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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.

Electrical Engineer Average Hourly Wage in Taiwan

1,180 TWD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Taiwan is 1,180 TWD. This means that the average Electrical Engineer in Taiwan earns approximately 1,180 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.

Electrical Engineer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Electrical Engineer and Engineering monthly Taiwan
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The average salary for Electrical Engineer is 17% more than that of Engineering. Also, Engineering salaries are 11% less than those of All Jobs.

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Assembly Engineering Technician158,000 TWD-23%
Assistant Chief Engineer195,000 TWD-5%
Associate Engineer168,000 TWD-18%
Autocad Operator143,000 TWD-30%
Automation Engineer194,000 TWD-5%
Avionic System Support Engineer177,000 TWD-13%
Biochemical Engineer204,000 TWD-0%
BMS Engineer193,000 TWD-6%
Bridge and Lock Tender180,000 TWD-12%
Broadcast Engineer198,000 TWD-3%
CAD Design Engineer170,000 TWD-17%
CAD Designer142,000 TWD-30%
CAE Engineer180,000 TWD-12%
Ceramics Engineer179,000 TWD-12%
Civil Engineer184,000 TWD-10%
Commissioning Engineer174,000 TWD-15%
Communications Engineer188,000 TWD-8%
Condition Monitoring Engineer160,000 TWD-22%
Contract Associate Engineer194,000 TWD-5%
Control Systems Engineer179,000 TWD-12%
Controls Engineer180,000 TWD-12%
Controls Software Engineer176,000 TWD-14%
Corrosion Engineer170,000 TWD-17%
Design Engineer202,000 TWD-1%
Drafter134,000 TWD-34%
Drafting Manager203,000 TWD-1%
Drilling Engineer183,000 TWD-10%
Electrical Draughtsman118,000 TWD-42%
Electrical Engineer187,000 TWD-8%
Electrical Engineering Manager221,000 TWD+8%
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist194,000 TWD-5%
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler169,000 TWD-17%
Energy Engineer204,000 TWD-0%
Engine Assembler135,000 TWD-34%
Engineer177,000 TWD-13%
Engineering Account Manager170,000 TWD-17%
Engineering Chief Designer191,000 TWD-6%
Engineering Consultant202,000 TWD-1%
Engineering Key Account Manager213,000 TWD+4%
Engineering Lab Technician158,000 TWD-23%
Engineering Planning Manager222,000 TWD+9%
Engineering Production Manager222,000 TWD+9%
Engineering Project Analyst205,000 TWD+0%
Engineering Project Coordinator 170,000 TWD-17%
Engineering Project Director219,000 TWD+7%
Engineering Project Manager217,000 TWD+6%
Engineering Research and Development Manager228,000 TWD+12%
Engineering Safety Coordinator164,000 TWD-20%
Engineering Sales Manager214,000 TWD+5%
Engineering Technician159,000 TWD-22%
Engineering Technologist164,000 TWD-20%
Environmental Engineer189,000 TWD-7%
Equipment Engineer176,000 TWD-14%
Equipment Engineering Manager216,000 TWD+6%
Estimator183,000 TWD-10%
Fabrication Specialist154,000 TWD-25%
Fabricator136,000 TWD-33%
Facade Engineer190,000 TWD-7%
Fiber Analyst156,000 TWD-24%
Field Engineer180,000 TWD-12%
Field Engineering Manager240,000 TWD+17%
Fire Engineer198,000 TWD-3%
Fitter and Turner104,000 TWD-49%
Forestry Strategic Planner199,000 TWD-3%
Generation Engineer213,000 TWD+4%
Genetic Engineer221,000 TWD+8%
Geological Engineer206,000 TWD+1%
Geotechnical Engineer196,000 TWD-4%
Heavy Equipment Mechanic142,000 TWD-30%
Highway Engineer162,000 TWD-21%
HSE Professional157,000 TWD-23%
HVAC Engineer183,000 TWD-10%
HVAC Supervisor177,000 TWD-13%
Industrial Engineer173,000 TWD-15%
Industrial Engineering Technologist170,000 TWD-17%
Instrument Engineer192,000 TWD-6%
Instrumentation and Control Engineer185,000 TWD-9%
Instrumentation Engineer195,000 TWD-5%
Instrumentation Manager219,000 TWD+7%
Irrigation Engineer175,000 TWD-14%
Licensed Aircraft Engineer190,000 TWD-7%
Locomotive Engineer176,000 TWD-14%
Maintenance Engineer175,000 TWD-14%
Maintenance Fitter124,000 TWD-39%
Maintenance Manager211,000 TWD+3%
Manufacturing Engineer203,000 TWD-1%
Marine Engineer174,000 TWD-15%
Materials Engineer166,000 TWD-19%
Materials Researcher196,000 TWD-4%
Materials Technician180,000 TWD-12%
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer208,000 TWD+2%
Mechanical Design Engineer189,000 TWD-7%
Mechanical Designer167,000 TWD-18%
Mechanical Engineer188,000 TWD-8%
Mechanical Engineering Manager222,000 TWD+9%
Mechanical Inspector186,000 TWD-9%
Mechatronics Engineer178,000 TWD-13%
Mining Engineer159,000 TWD-22%
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer205,000 TWD+0%
Optical Engineer164,000 TWD-20%
Optical Instrument Assembler149,000 TWD-27%
PCB Assembler131,000 TWD-36%
Photonics Engineer199,000 TWD-3%
Photonics Technician163,000 TWD-20%
Pipeline Engineer175,000 TWD-14%
Piping Designer157,000 TWD-23%
Piping Engineer180,000 TWD-12%
Planning Engineer176,000 TWD-14%
Pressure Vessel Inspector118,000 TWD-42%
Principal Cost Engineer191,000 TWD-6%
Principal Engineer190,000 TWD-7%
Principal Support Engineer168,000 TWD-18%
Process Engineer179,000 TWD-12%
Process Operator153,000 TWD-25%
Product Development Engineer199,000 TWD-3%
Product Development Technician153,000 TWD-25%
Product Engineer181,000 TWD-11%
Product Safety Engineer174,000 TWD-15%
Production Engineer191,000 TWD-6%
Project Engineer196,000 TWD-4%
Proposal Manager211,000 TWD+3%
Purchasing Engineer185,000 TWD-9%
Quality Assurance Engineer168,000 TWD-18%
Rail Engineer170,000 TWD-17%
Robotics Engineer220,000 TWD+8%
Robotics Technician183,000 TWD-10%
Safety Engineer169,000 TWD-17%
Safety Inspector157,000 TWD-23%
Safety Manager192,000 TWD-6%
Safety Officer147,000 TWD-28%
Sales Engineer180,000 TWD-12%
Scheduling Engineer158,000 TWD-23%
Service Engineer188,000 TWD-8%
Solar Engineer185,000 TWD-9%
Staff Engineer180,000 TWD-12%
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Stationary Engineer175,000 TWD-14%
Stress Engineer167,000 TWD-18%
Structural Analysis Engineer187,000 TWD-8%
Structural Designer162,000 TWD-21%
Structural Engineer192,000 TWD-6%
Structural Technician160,000 TWD-22%
Supply Chain Specialist194,000 TWD-5%
Surveyor143,000 TWD-30%
Technical Affairs Officer154,000 TWD-25%
Technical Assistant149,000 TWD-27%
Technical Engineer163,000 TWD-20%
Technical Support Engineer162,000 TWD-21%
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Test Development Engineer175,000 TWD-14%
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Verification Engineer177,000 TWD-13%
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Kaohsiung225,000 TWD
Taichung208,000 TWD
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Taipei200,000 TWD
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