New hires in Taiwan got lower pay in 2018

Monthly salaries of new hires in Taiwan dropped from the previous year, with engineering graduates receiving the highest pay compared to others.
By: | January 4, 2019


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.