Median wage in industrial, service sectors grew in 2015: DGBAS

The median monthly wage in the industrial and service sectors in Taiwan increased in 2015 from the previous year, according to statistics released Monday by the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS).

The median monthly salary (including regular and non-regular wages) in the country's industrial and service sectors last year was NT40,853 (US$1,298), up 2.11 percent from 2014, the data showed.

The average monthly wage in those two sectors, meanwhile, was NT$48,490, which was an annual increase of 2.52 percent, according to the DGBAS figures.

In the category of regular monthly salary, the median wage in the industrial and service sectors was NT$33,434 in 2015, a growth of 2.24 percent from the previous year, while the average wage was 1.33 percent higher at NT$38,716, the data showed.

In the industrial sector alone, the median regular wage grew by an annual 2.16 percent in 2015 to NT$32,566 per month, while in the service sector it increased 0.83percent to NT$34,124, according to the DGBAS.

Among different work positions, however, the median wage for regular salaried employees dropped in 2015, the figures indicated.

They showed that among office employees, supervisors and specialists, the median regular salary was NT$43,864 per month in 2015, down 0.87 percent from the previous year, while among factory workers, non-supervisors and non-technician specialists, it was 0.48 percent lower at NT$29,255.

The median wage is the middle of the range between the lowest and the highest pay earned by people in a particular occupation.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel