The technology sector is one of the fastest growing markets in Taiwan, and the demand for talent is high especially in the software sector. E-commerce is gaining momentum and thus digital marketing and e-commerce specalists remained a key hiring priority. Key skills in demand include internet-of-things(IoT), Artificial Intelligence, automation and software development. The table below shows the average salaries for IT roles in 2020. More information about salaries in Taiwan can be found on Kelly Services’ salary guide.
Specific information about salaries in Taipei can be found in Robert Walters’ 2020 salary survey for Greater China and South East Asia.
For tech professionals staying in a role, 31% expect a 1-6% annual salary increment, 62% expect a 7-15% annual salary increment while 6% expect a 15%+ annual salary increment.
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Taiwan has a minimum wage of NTD23,800 per month or NTD158 per week.
Monthly, typically paid on the 15th of every month.
13th month salary
Not mandatory but is customary for companies to give.
Working hours cannot exceed 12 hours in one day.
Standard working hours are 8 hours a day and 40 hours a week.
It is mandatory to have 2 days off every 7 days. Only 1 day (flex-day) can be negotiated for overtime, while the other is a compulsory.
The maximum overtime hours is 46 hours per month.
16 public holidays can be found here.
Unused vacation days are carried over to the following year, and if they are not used within 2 years, they will be converted into salary (based on 1st-year wage). Unused vacation days will be paid upon termination of employment contract.
Employees are entitled to sick leave of 30 days per year, at half-pay. In addition, if an employee is hospitalized, they are entitled to unpaid sick leave of up to 1 year. However, the total sick leave cannot exceed 1 year in 2 consecutive years.
When employee’s sickness is covered by the labor insurance, but is less than half-pay, the employer pays the difference (to make up half-pay). If the employee is injured or disabled due to an accident at work, the employer pays them full salary; and if after 2 years, the employee does not recover from the occupational injury or disability, the employer must pay them a lump sum of 40 months’ average wage.
New fathers are entitled to 5 days of fully paid paternity leave.
Employees can take unpaid parental leave if:
Dismissal of an employee is permissible for the following reasons:
An employee is entitled to paid leave of up to two working days per week during the notice period for the purpose of finding a new job. The employer may elect to make payment in lieu of the notice period.
If the employment began before 2005 under the Labour Standards Act, severance pay is equivalent to 1 month of average wages for each year of employment. Employees who have worked for <1 year receive a pro-rated severance pay.
If the employment began after 2005 under the Labour Pension Act, severance pay is calculated based on one month’s average wages for each year of employment. However, the amount paid for each year is equal to 50% of the employee’s average monthly salary.
Not mandatory, but if an employee is terminated during the probation period, they will have to be provided with advance notice and severance pay.
5% standard rate. In certain circumstances, the rates may be reduced to 2% or 0%.