DGBAS: AVERAGE MONTHLY SALARY NT$51,241, SETS 10-YEAR HIGH|主計總處:上班族均薪51241元 十年新高

According to the Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics, last year, full-time workers in the industry and the service industry has a monthly average salary of NT$51,241, inclusive of bonuses and overtime pay, reaching a 10-year high. Last year, the monthly average regular wage and the monthly average wage also climbed to new high. However, taking price rise into account, the actual salary, in fact, drops back to 16 years ago.

Long working hours and low salaries are common in Taiwan. However, according to the DGBAS's recent report on industry and the service industry, the situation may be different from expectations. Last year, inclusive of bonuses and overtime pay, the average monthly salary of a full-time worker was NT$51,241, reaching a 10-year high.

==MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC==
Monthly wages start from a little higher than NT$20,000, which greatly differs from the reported NT$50,000.

==MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC==
This is impossible unless you work overtime.

As prices gradually rise every year, the actual wage is the same as 16 years ago. Last year, the average regular wage was NT$39,238 a month, and the average wage was NT$48,790 a month. Analysts said that low wages are a serious problem in Taiwan. Due to rising living expenses, people can easily fall into poverty.

==HSIN PING-LUNG Assoc. Prof. NTU Graduate Institute of National Development==
People feel the price rises in their daily lives. For example, rents. There has long been a saying that the Consumer Price Index underestimates what people feel about price rise. If we take the Core Consumer Price Index into consideration, I believe the actual wage is even lower.

Since employers are not willing to pay higher salaries, analysts believe that the government should implement price controls to avoid mass poverty among workers.

TRANSLATED BY:ARIEL HSIEH

主計總處公布去年我國工業及服務業,全職上班族薪資,包含獎金、加班費等,平均高達5萬1241元,創10年來新高,去年國人每月經常性薪資平均3.9萬,總薪資平均4.8萬,是歷年最高,但物價飛漲,扣除物價因素後,薪資仍倒退16年。


工時長、薪資低是台灣就業環境的普遍現象,但主計總處公布去年我國工業及服務業,如果扣除外籍與部分工時員工,全職上班族的薪資,包含獎金、加班費等等,平均薪資高達5萬1241元,創下10年來新高,讓不少民眾相當驚訝。

==民眾==
進去差不多都是2萬多出頭而已
5萬多其實差滿多的

==民眾==
這是不可能的事情
除非說利用加班

不過,由於物價逐年上漲,雖然去年國人每月經常性薪資平均3萬9238元,總薪資平均為4萬8790元,為歷年最高,但在扣除物價因素後,薪資還是倒退16年,學者表示,台灣現在很大的問題就是低薪,加上生活開銷又不能減少的情況下,很容易就演變成工作貧窮的困境。

==台灣大學國發所副教授 辛炳隆==
民眾所感受到的價格
往往就是你日常生活
或是你的房租 跟這些有關的價格
所以長期以來
我們有一個講法就是說
CPI(消費者物價指數)的變動
可能是低估了 民眾所感受到的
價格物價的上漲
所以如果我們把民眾
所感受到的物價 所謂的民生物價
或是核心物價(考慮進去)的話
我相信我們的實質薪資
應該是更低

學者認為,在雇主不願調高薪資,物價又一直漲的情況下,建議政府應該適時介入進行物價管控,才能避免勞工落入集體貧窮的惡性循環。

吳雅瑜 林國煌 台北報導