By: Chen Chih-chung and Frances Huang
Taipei, Oct. 22 (CNA) The monthly pay for more than 50 percent of employees 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]