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Japan Wages: Minimum and Average

Japan Wages Data

Indicator Data Period
Minimum Wages 961 JPY/Hour | 1172.102 USD/Month 2022
Wages 323036 JPY/Month | 2462.481 USD/Month Nov/22
Wage Growth  0.5 % Nov/22
Wages in Manufacturing 353669 JPY/Month | 2695.994 USD/Month Nov/22


Latest data on Minimum Wages (JPY/Hour)

Minimum Wages
                     Japan - Historical Data (JPY/Hour)

What is minimum wage in Japan?

  • Minimum Wages in Japan increased to 961 JPY/Hour (1172.102 USD/Month) in 2022. The maximum rate of minimum wage for employees was 902 JPY/Hour and minimum was 663 JPY/Hour.
  • Data published Yearly by Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.

Historical Data (JPY/Hour) by years

Data
Period
Date
961 2022 19.10.2022
930 2021 04.10.2021
902 2020 07.10.2020
901 2019 29.10.2019
874 2018 16.01.2019
848 2018 19.01.2018
823 2017 11.08.2017
798 2016 31.12.2016


Historical Chart by governors (JPY/Hour)

Minimum Wages in Japan by governors

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End
Haruhiko Kuroda 20.03.2013 - 749.0000 848.0000 848.0000 749.0000 13.22%
Masaaki Shirakawa 09.04.2008 - 20.03.2013 713.0000 737.0000 737.0000 713.0000 3.37%


Latest data on Wages (JPY/Month)

Wages
                     Japan - Historical Data (JPY/Month)

What is average wage in Japan?

  • Average Wages in Japan increased to 323036 JPY/Month (2462.481 USD/Month) in November 2022. The maximum rate of average wage for employees was 883791 JPY/Month and minimum was 52914 JPY/Month.
  • Data published Monthly by Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.

Historical Data (JPY/Month) by years

Data
Period
Date
323036 Nov/22 07.01.2023
314281 Oct/22 10.12.2022
314067 Sep/22 12.11.2022
313161 Aug/22 08.10.2022
440780 Jul/22 10.09.2022
563246 Jun/22 06.08.2022
314487 May/22 09.07.2022
323211 Apr/22 11.06.2022


Historical Chart by governors (JPY/Month)

Wages in Japan by governors

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End
Haruhiko Kuroda 20.03.2013 - 307.0900 309633.0000 666448.0000 288.6000 100728.10%
Masaaki Shirakawa 09.04.2008 - 20.03.2013 314.3500 291.5400 715.2900 291.5400 -7.26%
Toshihiko Fukui 20.03.2003 - 19.03.2008 331.5100 306.5500 753.8800 301.4500 -7.53%
Masaru Hayami 20.03.1998 - 20.03.2003 348.2200 308.7700 848.7300 306.3100 -11.33%
Yasuo Matsushita 17.12.1994 - 20.03.1998 864.4600 317.7500 883.7900 306.7600 -63.24%


Latest data on Wage Growth  (%)

Wage Growth 
                     Japan - Historical Data (%)

What is the growth rate of wages in Japan?

  • Wage Growth in Japan increased by 0.5 % in November 2022 over the same month in the previous year. The maximum growth was 35.02 % and minimum was -7.1 %
  • Data published Monthly by Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
0.5 Nov/22 06.01.2023
1.8 Oct/22 06.12.2022
2.1 Sep/22 08.11.2022
1.7 Aug/22 07.10.2022
1.8 Jul/22 05.09.2022
2.2 Jun/22 05.08.2022
1 May/22 04.07.2022
1.7 Apr/22 06.06.2022


Historical Chart by YoY governors (%)

Wage Growth  in Japan by governors

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Wages in Manufacturing (JPY/Month)

Wages in Manufacturing
                     Japan - Historical Data (JPY/Month)

How much is average wage in manufacturing in Japan?

  • Average wages in manufacturing sector in Japan increased to 353669 JPY/Month (2695.994 USD/Month). The maximum level was 868487 JPY/Month and minimum was 9785 JPY/Month.
  • Data published Monthly by Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.

Historical Data (JPY/Month) by years

Data
Period
Date
353669 Nov/22 07.01.2023
337233 Oct/22 10.12.2022
335072 Sep/22 12.11.2022
340964 Aug/22 08.10.2022
590275 Jul/22 10.09.2022
566005 Jun/22 06.08.2022
331493 May/22 09.07.2022
347073 Apr/22 11.06.2022


Historical Chart by governors (JPY/Month)

Wages in Manufacturing in Japan by governors

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End

Other labor indicators in Japan

Index Updated Actual Previous
Retirement Age Men 2022 64 63
Unemployment Rate Dec/22 2.5 % 2.5
Job Vacancies Dec/22 885 K 898
Labor Force Participation Rate Dec/22 62.3 % 62.4

Wages in other countries

Country Updated Actual Previous
Bangladesh 2017 141.581 USD/Month 137.726
Kyrgyzstan Nov/22 334.312 USD/Month 331.459
Mongolia 2Q/22 542.259 USD/Month 509.245
Tajikistan Sep/22 175.368 USD/Month 156.214
China 2021 1316.049 USD/Month 1199.542
Georgia 3Q/22 606.464 USD/Month 585.932
India 2014 115.31 USD/Month 108.53
Israel Nov/22 3591.669 USD/Month 3604.814
South Korea 3Q/22 3423.482 USD/Month 3154.301
Taiwan Nov/22 1710.209 USD/Month 1687.041
Vietnam 4Q/22 289.964 USD/Month 285.7
Armenia Nov/22 618.823 USD/Month 591.179
Hong Kong 3Q/22 2226.467 USD/Month 2207.098
Japan Nov/22 2462.481 USD/Month 2395.742
Kazakhstan Dec/22 682.936 USD/Month 682.936
Macau 4Q/22 1912.585 USD/Month 1716.422
Malaysia 2021 713.266 USD/Month 688.84
Philippines 2016 200.58 USD/Month 189.61
Singapore 3Q/22 4379.397 USD/Month 4417.932
Thailand 3Q/22 455.829 USD/Month 461.582
Azerbaijan Nov/22 488.235 USD/Month 487.059
Bahrain 3Q/22 2154.255 USD/Month 2148.936
Uzbekistan 2021 281.902 USD/Month 234.378
Mauritius 2021 738.393 USD/Month 733.386