Japan is an island state located in the eastern part of Asia and the Pacific Ocean east of the Sea of Japan, China, Russia, North and South Korea. It is a very beautiful country with fascinating history and culture, developed economy and high standard of living.

Salary in Japan

The population of Japan is 123 million people. At the same time, foreigners account for no more than 2%. Unemployment in the country is about 2-3%. Japanese workers are very disciplined and highly productive. Let's find out what salaries in Japan in 2024.

Minimum salary in Japan

Japan's national minimum wage in 2024 is 1,002 yen per hour ($6), according to official figures from Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW). The size of the average increase in 2021 fell to its lowest level in 16 years. The 2023 increase is 41 yen.

Important. Japan's Central Minimum Wage Council, which advises the MHLW, recommended that the minimum wage remain unchanged in 2020, citing the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. However, on average, the rate was raised by 1 yen.

In 47 prefectures in Japan, the minimum wage ranges from 790-1,113 yen per hour ($5-7). The highest rate was set in Tokyo (1,113 yen). In prefecture Tottori the minimum rate is 790 yen.

Average salary in Japan

According to the authoritative portal Trading Economics, the average salary in Japan in 2024 is 315,546 yen per month, which is equivalent to $2,040. About $1,600 remains after taxes and other deductions.

The highest wages in Japan are in cities such as Tokyo, Yokohama, and Osaka. The industries with the highest incomes are information technology, manufacturing, medicine, finance and construction/real estate. The most highly paid professions in Japan are pilots, doctors and university professors. Cashiers, waiters, and janitors earn the least.


Sector of economy Yen per year US dollars per year
IT/Communication 4,610,000 33,515
Production 4,560,000 33,150
Medicine 4,500,000 32,715
Finance 4,460,000 32,425
Construction/real estate 4,180,000 30,390
Advertising/SMI 4,120,000 29,950
Services 3,760,000 27,335
Retail trade/food 3,550,000 25,810

In conclusion, it should be noted that the income tax rate in Japan on wages of hired workers ranges from 5% (income up to 1,950 million yen per year) to 45% (income over 40 million yen per year).

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