I’m seeking advice for current fair wages/salaries for a Copywriter in Taipei. Specifically in the Tech industry, if possible. Is anyone working in this field who can share numbers or has friends with these figures, along with corresponding years of experience?
Here’s a little background about my situation:
My 1st year contract with zero copywriting experience was set at 70K/month. However, I want to add that I already accumulated 10 years of unrelated corporate experience in the states. Personally, I thought this number was low, but I was in need of a job at the time and really wanted to stay in Taipei. The company even admitted that this number was based on my entry-level status and that I needed to “prove” myself first. Also, this number was confirmed to be lower than what the person I replaced was paid.
Now, with 1 year under my belt, I’m trying to negotiate my 2nd year contract. Naturally, the company handed me a new contract with the SAME salary. Along with a bunch of verbal corporate B.S. about learning new things in this upcoming year which will be more valuable for my future than an increased salary. None of this sits well with me. In my opinion, there should at least be a raise to account for inflation, among other reasons. How do I negotiate with them when I know how uncompromising they tend to be?
So, to recap, 2 questions for all of you:
- What’s a fair salary for a copywriter? Specifically with 1 year of experience and in the Tech industry. Salaries for other levels of experience and in other industries are totally welcome as well.
- How do you recommend I go about negotiating this upward?
Thanks in advance for your replies.