New hires in Taiwan got lower pay in 2018
Monthly salaries of new hires in Taiwan dipped by TW$808 (US$26) from the previous year to TW$27,042 in 2018.
According to 1111 Job Bank, the desired pay of new hires also fell by TW$1,162 to TW$31,103 in 2018.
Graduates of engineering and related subjects received the highest pay at TW$34,098, followed by graduates who majored in consultation-type subjects (TW$34,000).
Those who have an educational background in mathematics, physics or chemistry came up third, commanding a salary of TW$29,690.
Those that majored in sports or catering were only offered TW$24,471.
The survey also showed that 68% of university graduates got employment, while 30% of them have switched jobs at least twice.
Job-hopping was mainly attributed to a fatigue with working overtime, a search for better opportunities, or discontent.
The report was based on a survey of more than 1,200 respondents, conducted between 10 December and 27 December.