Over 50% of Taiwan workers earn under NT$40,000 per month: poll

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/10/22
By: Chen Chih-chung and Frances Huang

Taipei, Oct. 22 (CNA) The monthly pay for more than 50 percent of 201510220021t0002employees in Taiwan is less than NT$40,000 (US$1,234), a non-governmental poll showed Thursday, while a government survey released the same day found that salaries average NT$50,633 per month.

According to the poll by psychological counseling group Teacher Chang Foundation and Citigroup Foundation, 53 percent of workers in Taiwan earn less than NT$40,000 per month and rated their satisfaction with their financial situation at 6 on a 10-point scale.

Meanwhile, the government survey that was released earlier in the day showed the country’s average monthly wage for the first eight months of the year at NT$50,633.     [FULL  STORY]

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