Minimum wage to be adjusted to NT$25,250 per month and NT$168 per hour starting January 1, 2022
- Last updated:2022-04-28
The monthly basic wage (minimum wage) will be adjusted to NT$25,250 and the hourly basic wage (minimum wage) to NT$168 starting January 1, 2022.
The Ministry of Labor (MOL) holds meetings of the Basic Wage Commission annually in accordance with the law to review the basic wage (minimum wage). The 36th meeting was held on October 8, 2021, and the conclusion on the adjustment of the basic wage (minimum wage) was reached after discussions by the representatives from labor organizations, employers' organizations, academia, and the government. After the adjusted policy proposed by the MOL to the Executive Yuan was approved, it was announced on October 15, 2021, and will take effect starting from January 1, 2022.
Raising the basic wage (minimum wage) from NT$24,000 to NT$25,250 will benefit approximately 1.9428 million workers. Raising hourly basic wage (minimum wage) from NT$160 to NT$168 will benefit approximately 511,100 workers.
Since President Tsai took office, the basic wage (minimum wage) has been adjusted in 6 consecutive years. The monthly wage has increased from NT$20,008 before she took office to NT$25,250, a rise of approximately 26.2%. The hourly wage has been adjusted 7 times, from NT$120 to NT$168, a total increase of 40%. The government is determined to take care of grassroots workers. In addition, for this adjustment of the basic wage (minimum wage), the Ministry of Economic Affairs has planned supporting measures to provide assistance to some industries that have been affected by the pandemic and are still suffering from weak domestic demand.
- Source:Department of Standards and Equal Employment
- Publication Date:2021-12-23
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