The incomes of electronic engineers in the Chinese mainland soared 16 per cent in 2001, while those in Taiwan actually fell by 18 per cent, according to a survey conducted by EE Times Asia. The survey revealed that the average Taiwanese engineer worked 52 hours a week for an annual salary of US$18,540, while his mainland counterpart earned US$8,136 for a 49-hour week. The survey's typical respondent was aged 32, with around seven years of experience. More than half had at least a bachelor's degree in electronic or electrical engineering.
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