I’m a long term asia expat who previously was in quality & sourcing for manufacturing industry. My previous China salary at one US company was about 150k TWD per month (after tax), on top of housing, meals, flights back home and international insurance. I was managing a department of ~20 ppl. I left that position in Mainland China.
During my job hunt in Taiwan I got an offer from one of big mainland IT firms who has their office in Neihu, Taipei.
They offer 50k TWD per month (before tax) and the contract itself would need to be singed through a 3rd party recruitment company. It’s a lowest level IT position: software testing engineer.
breaking into IT industry. Could switch companies after 1-2 years for something better. Could learn a lot.
Big name mainland china company
Neihu rent will be ~20-25k. Food is ~15k. No savings for foreseeable future.
Need to sign the contract through the 3rd party. Seems to be sleazy.
Making less than English teachers… basically starting my career from 0.
- finishing up my part time engineering masters soon. Speak Chinese.
what are the salary levels for start up jobs in Taipei for foreigners?
How much does an English teacher make in Taipei?
How likely it is for me to develop IT career in Taipei after some years?
Does a career switch from engineering/management to IT make any sense? I was getting paid quite well, and not sure how long will it take to get to same levels within IT…