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Librarian Average Salary in Taiwan 2020

How much money does a Librarian make in Taiwan?

Average Monthly Salary
92,600 TWD
( 1,110,000 TWD yearly)


A person working as a Librarian in Taiwan typically earns around 92,600 TWD per month. Salaries range from 45,400 TWD (lowest) to 144,000 TWD (highest).

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

Librarian Salary Distribution in Taiwan

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

  • Salary Range

    Librarian salaries in Taiwan range from 45,400 TWD per month (minimum salary) to 144,000 TWD per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 94,400 TWD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Librarian(s) are earning less than 94,400 TWD while the other half are earning more than 94,400 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 Librarian(s) are earning less than 62,900 TWD while 75% of them are earning more than 62,900 TWD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Librarian(s) are earning less than 122,000 TWD while 25% are earning more than 122,000 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

Librarian Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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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 Librarian salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Librarian with less than two years of experience makes approximately 53,800 TWD per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 69,100 TWD per month, 29% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 95,400 TWD per month, 38% 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, Librarian(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 118,000 TWD per month, 24% 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 127,000 TWD per month, 7% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 135,000 TWD per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Librarian average salary change by experience in Taiwan

0 - 2 Years
53,800 TWD
2 - 5 Years+29%
69,100 TWD
5 - 10 Years+38%
95,400 TWD
10 - 15 Years+24%
118,000 TWD
15 - 20 Years+7%
127,000 TWD
20+ Years+7%
135,000 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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Librarian Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Librarian(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 Librarian salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Librarian is 76,100 TWD per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 117,000 TWD per month, 53% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

Librarian average salary difference by education level in Taiwan

Certificate or Diploma
76,100 TWD
Bachelor's Degree+53%
117,000 TWD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Librarian Salary Comparison By Gender

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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 Librarian employees in Taiwan earn 10% less than their female counterparts on average.

86,600 TWD
96,500 TWD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Taiwan for all Careers

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Librarian Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Taiwan

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


Librarian(s) in Taiwan are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 7% every 29 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

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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Librarian Bonus and Incentive Rates in Taiwan

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Taiwan Librarian
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A Librarian is considered to be a low 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.

87% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 13% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% 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.

Librarian Average Hourly Wage in Taiwan

530 TWD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Taiwan is 530 TWD. This means that the average Librarian in Taiwan earns approximately 530 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.

Librarian VS Other Jobs

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The average salary for Librarian is 33% less than that of Teaching / Education. Also, Teaching / Education salaries are 6% more than those of All Jobs.

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Academic Coach144,000 TWD+56%
Academic Manager155,000 TWD+67%
Academic Specialist119,000 TWD+29%
Academic Staff104,000 TWD+12%
Accompanist121,000 TWD+31%
Achievement Coach138,000 TWD+49%
Admissions Specialist129,000 TWD+39%
Agricultural Sciences Teacher106,000 TWD+14%
Anthropology Teacher117,000 TWD+26%
Arabic Language Teacher105,000 TWD+13%
Archeology Teacher112,000 TWD+21%
Architecture Teacher124,000 TWD+34%
Archivist99,400 TWD+7%
Art Teacher99,800 TWD+8%
Assistant School Principal144,000 TWD+56%
Assistant Teacher95,200 TWD+3%
Biochemistry Professor 204,000 TWD+120%
Biology Teacher114,000 TWD+23%
Bursary Scheme Manager135,000 TWD+46%
Business Teacher122,000 TWD+32%
Chemistry Teacher110,000 TWD+19%
Child Care Coordinator115,000 TWD+24%
Child Care Worker93,400 TWD+1%
Clinical School Psychologist164,000 TWD+77%
College Aide135,000 TWD+46%
College and Career Readiness Specialist145,000 TWD+57%
College President247,000 TWD+170%
Communications Teacher115,000 TWD+24%
Community Education Officer95,200 TWD+3%
Computer Science Teacher109,000 TWD+18%
Computer Teacher103,000 TWD+11%
Creative Writing Trainer131,000 TWD+42%
Credit Counselor138,000 TWD+49%
Cultural Studies Teacher105,000 TWD+13%
Curriculum Developer150,000 TWD+62%
Curriculum Specialist141,000 TWD+52%
Demonstrator103,000 TWD+11%
Deputy Controller of Examinations137,000 TWD+48%
Director of Learning Technology143,000 TWD+54%
Distance Learning Coordinator129,000 TWD+39%
Economics Lecturer196,000 TWD+110%
Education Administrator126,000 TWD+36%
Education Assistant Director142,000 TWD+53%
Education Assistant Principal114,000 TWD+23%
Education Assistant Professor163,000 TWD+76%
Education Consultant162,000 TWD+75%
Education Coordinator113,000 TWD+22%
Education Counselor126,000 TWD+36%
Education Director193,000 TWD+110%
Education Program Specialist138,000 TWD+49%
Education Researcher158,000 TWD+71%
Education Resource Specialist121,000 TWD+31%
Education Services Facilitator130,000 TWD+40%
Educational Psychologist177,000 TWD+91%
EFL Teacher113,000 TWD+22%
eLearning Trainer101,000 TWD+9%
Elementary School Teacher91,100 TWD-2%
Engineering Lecturer178,000 TWD+92%
Engineering Teacher149,000 TWD+61%
English Teacher99,800 TWD+8%
ESL Teacher108,000 TWD+17%
Faculty Assistant144,000 TWD+56%
Foreign Language Teacher97,400 TWD+5%
GED Teacher99,800 TWD+8%
Geography Teacher104,000 TWD+12%
Head of Mathematics Department150,000 TWD+62%
Head of School181,000 TWD+96%
High School Teacher119,000 TWD+29%
History Teacher113,000 TWD+22%
Infant Teacher82,300 TWD-11%
Instructional Assistant118,000 TWD+27%
Instructor128,000 TWD+38%
Kindergarten Teacher85,500 TWD-8%
Language Instructor For Expatriate92,600 TWD+0%
Law Teacher152,000 TWD+64%
Learning Designer137,000 TWD+48%
Lecturer182,000 TWD+97%
Librarian92,600 TWD+0%
Library Assistant72,500 TWD-22%
Library Director133,000 TWD+44%
Library Specialist97,200 TWD+5%
Life Sciences Teacher103,000 TWD+11%
Math Lecturer196,000 TWD+110%
Mathematics Teacher126,000 TWD+36%
Mentor127,000 TWD+37%
Middle School Teacher121,000 TWD+31%
Music Teacher102,000 TWD+10%
Nursery Manager169,000 TWD+83%
Nursery Worker70,900 TWD-23%
Paraprofessional155,000 TWD+67%
Physical Education Specialist124,000 TWD+34%
Physical Education Teacher101,000 TWD+9%
Physics Teacher 114,000 TWD+23%
Political Science Teacher113,000 TWD+22%
Post Doctoral Researcher176,000 TWD+90%
Preschool Education Administrator122,000 TWD+32%
Preschool Teacher89,600 TWD-3%
Primary School Teacher98,200 TWD+6%
Principal164,000 TWD+77%
Product Specialist119,000 TWD+29%
Professor - Accounting204,000 TWD+120%
Professor - Architecture210,000 TWD+130%
Professor - Biology206,000 TWD+120%
Professor - Business Administration184,000 TWD+99%
Professor - Chemical Engineering204,000 TWD+120%
Professor - Chemistry203,000 TWD+120%
Professor - Civil Engineering191,000 TWD+110%
Professor - Communication191,000 TWD+110%
Professor - Computer Science204,000 TWD+120%
Professor - Dentistry215,000 TWD+130%
Professor - Drama200,000 TWD+120%
Professor - Economics197,000 TWD+110%
Professor - Education196,000 TWD+110%
Professor - Electrical Engineering207,000 TWD+120%
Professor - English190,000 TWD+110%
Professor - Environmental Engineering205,000 TWD+120%
Professor - Foreign Languages193,000 TWD+110%
Professor - Geological Sciences202,000 TWD+120%
Professor - History206,000 TWD+120%
Professor - Industrial Engineering187,000 TWD+100%
Professor - Law205,000 TWD+120%
Professor - Legal Support185,000 TWD+100%
Professor - Liberal Arts196,000 TWD+110%
Professor - Marketing194,000 TWD+110%
Professor - Mathematics216,000 TWD+130%
Professor - Mechanical Engineering214,000 TWD+130%
Professor - Medical Administration218,000 TWD+140%
Professor - Medicine248,000 TWD+170%
Professor - Music192,000 TWD+110%
Professor - Nursing180,000 TWD+94%
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences192,000 TWD+110%
Professor - Philosophy196,000 TWD+110%
Professor - Physical Therapy209,000 TWD+130%
Professor - Physics218,000 TWD+140%
Professor - Psychology200,000 TWD+120%
Professor - Rehabilitation189,000 TWD+100%
Professor - Social Work188,000 TWD+100%
Professor - Sociology188,000 TWD+100%
Professor - Special Education193,000 TWD+110%
Psychology Teacher168,000 TWD+81%
Public Management Assistant Professor174,000 TWD+88%
School Counselor156,000 TWD+69%
Science Educator111,000 TWD+20%
Science Laboratory Assistant96,200 TWD+4%
Science Teacher109,000 TWD+18%
Secondary Mathematics Teacher116,000 TWD+25%
Secondary School Teacher105,000 TWD+13%
Special Education Teacher122,000 TWD+32%
Special Needs Assistant91,000 TWD-2%
Statistics Lecturer185,000 TWD+100%
Student Accounts Coordinator112,000 TWD+21%
Student Development Specialist129,000 TWD+39%
Student Employment Specialist124,000 TWD+34%
Student Services98,200 TWD+6%
Student Support Manager129,000 TWD+39%
Substitute Teacher92,200 TWD-0%
Teacher103,000 TWD+11%
Teacher Aide84,800 TWD-8%
Teacher Trainer133,000 TWD+44%
Training and Development Specialist137,000 TWD+48%
Training Coordinator96,600 TWD+4%
Tutor111,000 TWD+20%
University Teacher194,000 TWD+110%
Vocational Education Teacher107,000 TWD+16%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Kaohsiung103,000 TWD
Taichung96,300 TWD
Tainan86,300 TWD
Taipei91,600 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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