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The Japanese average salary in Tokyo is better than the Japan average salary. Get 10% Off your Squarespace website or domain: https://www.squarespace.com/paolofromtokyo A Japanese workers total income mainly depends on the type of Job but other factors play into the rate such as area and gender. In this video we explore how much Japanese earn, the Japan average annual income as well as detail the japan average monthly income for specific jobs in jobs in Japan. If you are interested in working in job or wondering how to get a job in Japan, then this video may be a good resource as it will provide insight on the Japan minimum wage and average salaries for specific Japanese jobs. When looking at the average salary in Japan, it's also helpful to see the average working hours in japan. I also detail the average salary for an English teacher in Japan for those who are interested. After watching this video, let me know if you think the average Japanese salary and work life is better or worse than yours. Sometimes Japanese workers and Japan work life gets a portrayed terribly in media, but based on Japan working hours it doesn't seem that bad. Also, Japan has many national Holidays in addition to a minimum of 10 paid annual leave days. Working in Japan may not be that bad, but it also depends on the company so it is important to choose wisely. The minimum wage in Japan also ranks quite hight compared to most companies and is covered in this video. Help support the channel and get my Toe-kyo Merch - https://teespring.com/stores/paolofromtokyo Join my Paolo from TOKYO community site to get Answers to Questions about future Japan travels, etiquette, food, etc. and to connect and share information about Japan. - https://discord.gg/xX4Y2tw Links to sites referenced in this video. - http://tokyozebra.com/japansalary --- Channel Support --- Want to help SUPPORT my channel, buy me a BEER or Maiko and I DINNER? Thank you in advance! - PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/paolofromtokyo - Venmo: PaolofromTokyo (venmo.com/paolofromtokyo) - Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/paolofromtokyo - Bitcoin: 1AUZW1Emio4qtRiBir3EUDey1zi3ssoRsw Join YouTube Channel Memberships - https://www.youtube.com/paolofromtokyo/join OR Check the SHIRTS I wear in my videos - https://teespring.com/stores/paolofromtokyo ----- Business ----- Want me to feature your business in my video? business@tokyozebra.com Want to send me stuff? For ADDRESS - https://goo.gl/QB1Fnq ----- For more info about me ----- I'm from TOKYO JAPAN, I've been living here for a long time. I'll be your Tokyo Travel Guide, taking you to the spots I love as well as showing you what to do all around Japan and maybe sometimes overseas. I'm also into Tech so you'll see a few videos about my drone and other cool toys I discover. In short, the channel is all about what I Love, Japan, Food, Travel, Tech and most likely coming FROM-TOKYO, my home. - Website https://www.tokyozebra.com/about - Instagram: http://instagram.com/paolofromtokyo - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/paolofromtokyo - Twitter: https://twitter.com/paolofromtokyo ---- Help me with Translations? ------ - http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_panel?tab=2&c=UCixD9UbKvDxzGNiPC_fgHyA ----- My Film Gear ----- - Main Camera (USA Link) https://amzn.to/2GlSvyy (International) http://geni.us/pyBIG7S - Main Wide Lens (USA Link) https://amzn.to/2o5B00B (International) https://geni.us/DDbpW - Main Portrait/Night Lens (USA Link) https://amzn.to/2NzjcCd (International) http://geni.us/TahYv4x - Powered Mic (USA Link) https://amzn.to/2B7HnUM (International) http://geni.us/ZaFl4a - Mic (USA Link) https://amzn.to/30VtlPV (International) https://geni.us/lVurdzT - Wireless Mic (USA Link) https://amzn.to/2NFngkI (International) http://geni.us/WPtio9w - Portable TriPod (USA Link) https://amzn.to/2LKhM6e (International) http://geni.us/DfeI - Gimbal (USA Link) https://amzn.to/2PYmjYA (International) https://geni.us/amgYR3 - Drone (Original) (USA Link) https://amzn.to/2K6qrAW (International) http://geni.us/UFAFl3c - For a complete list of my gear: https://www.tokyozebra.com/my-gear/ Access to Music in video: http://share.epidemicsound.com/zsbS8
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Paolo fromTOKYO (1 month ago)
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Michael Duran (1 day ago)
Would like to know how much you make annually from You Tube.
Shubham Ambekar (1 month ago)
Did you come from Peru?
ChocoOreo Milkshake (1 month ago)
@Paolo fromTOKYO can u do a reaction video on "Hijab Cosplay/Cosplay Hijab" please?
M Sya2 (1 month ago)
you should do more research on fact thoroughly though as your info for Malaysia Holidays 15 is Incorrect as Malaysia has 20 for Public/National Holiday and that is not Count/Including for the each State/Prefecture has their own Holidays if you Count that Malaysia has about 50 holidays throughout the year.
Opposite Direction (3 hours ago)
16 public holidays? Then search Malaysia how many holidays 😅
DerpEye (3 hours ago)
Women earn less than men because women work less profitable jobs. Also there are more stay at home moms than dads.
J (7 hours ago)
It's not all about bigger or smaller average salary is. It's also about expenses connection with salary and how much really you are left surplus in your intake budget after all taxes and expenses
SkyeKingdom (7 hours ago)
min wage here is $15
Game Republic (8 hours ago)
How about the Day of Porn star?
xingfu 86314119 (9 hours ago)
I think a country's GDP is depend on its citizens , it shows how hardwork they are .
luvaja (14 hours ago)
el sueldo mínimo en Chile unos $387,99 mensuales, ni cerca a la realidad de muchos países desarrollados
Teech (20 hours ago)
No wonder my mangas are always on break. Because if these holidays. I'm all for gender equality why are women making that less, that's crazy.
Defcat (21 hours ago)
my gawd if I could speak Japanese I would move to Japan.
Fat Sammy's Slice (21 hours ago)
Good video but the gender pay gap is for a multitude of reasons showing the reason for it such as the type of jobs women do, the absence for childbirth etc and so many factors, this is not due to discrimination in anyway.
JamsJars (21 hours ago)
Damn I need to become a train driver in Japan.
cruziero15 (22 hours ago)
Wages may be higher in Tokyo but I'd assume it also has a much higher cost of living, which you didn't mention.
Legendary Weapon (23 hours ago)
Why are you squatting in public? Such a rude boy!
mohsen bt (1 day ago)
As a master civil engineer I earning 4k a year in Iran may dont belive it but its sad but true we're living in rich country but earning as poors
reyn reyn (1 day ago)
Why are you talk like you're talking a grade schooler.?
Haemontv (1 day ago)
There’s a lot of misinformation here. True, Japanese people get a lot days off, but that is because they don’t use this vacation days. The government actually tries to create more public holidays to stop people from killing themselves from over working. Also, yes there are 10 faction days, but there is no sick leave and companies can take your personal vacation days away. When I was working there, I lost 5 vacation days to my company. In Addition, it is not uncommon to do unpaid overtime, raises are uncommon, and asking for a raise is also uncommon while it is consider professional in America. If you are a foreigner you will NOT make any more than 30k a year and there is no addition when working in Tokyo you WILL get paid the same. Wages are horrible in Japan especially for software engineers (you can make as low as 30k as a junior). Please don’t glorify the Japanese work industry.
Cem Bal (1 day ago)
Could you do 'A day in a life of a Japanese car enthusiast?"
Anna Wessman (1 day ago)
14% salary difference on average in Sweden. Love this series! :) <3 So well made!
Fernando Serapio (1 day ago)
well, I earn about 48k USD anual working at home in a little town in the middle of peninsula of Yucatan of Mexico, it's obvious that not represent the avg salary in my country (which is poor btw) but it is possible...
ch rider (1 day ago)
These numbers feel somewhat off having seen US and Japan. Several factors that come to mind: 1. As you pointed out, Japanese companies implement various methodologies to keep the reported overtime low. This ranges from promoting all employees to manager at earlier on in their careers, which legally disqualifies them from getting paid by the hour, to more shady tactics like having employees punch out but socially forcing them to work after that. 2. They have public holidays, but it's also not easy to take days off outside of those holidays. There's a bunch of data around % of PTO consumed, where Japan is usually lower on the list. This arguably is much more reliable than the data in #1, because employers are not penalized for unused PTO, whereas they are for unpaid overtime. But again, Tokyo vs everywhere else is so different that not sure how useful looking at these stats are.
Chuck Chuckerson (1 day ago)
I own my own dojo in the U.S. .. I haven't been on a vacation in 26 years..
Digadogup (1 day ago)
that mean avg of aus min wage is misleading its mode is more like <10USD
ThatSalesGuy (1 day ago)
There isn't a wage gap there is an interest and negotiation gap, stop perpetuating this myth
oknatora (1 day ago)
More gender wage gap myths. When comparing the same job, experience, and education, women make more than men.
DerpEye (1 hour ago)
@Arturo Lagos Japan may be a misogynist country, but considering their birth rate , and sexless society, I highly doubt that the solution to their problem is 'more work for women'. Btw, a lesson that nobody seems to have learned from northern European countries, is that the more equal the society, the less equal are careers taken by the sexes. Fact is, some jobes pay more. I don't see much women repairing cars, cutting trees, working in metallurgy. Equality is not only about chilling behind a desk for a managerial salary.
Arturo Lagos (2 hours ago)
@DerpEye I didn't say you can't legally pay less to woman than men(I don't know how the law in Japan is) the problem comes a lot of woman are descriminated, harnessed and pushed away certain jobs. Also if you are told from the moment you are born you will be a stay at home wife, there's a high likelihood you will be. When people refer to gender pay gap it's not just about if you have a male and female in the exact job they get payed the same,the gap is a reflexion on how the society in that country functions. In the case of Japan it shows that misogyny that still lingers,they are taking steps to address it but they still need years.
Alex Cooper (3 hours ago)
DerpEye (3 hours ago)
@Arturo Lagos You can't legally pay less someone for the same position. Otherwise, companies would hire only women, it would be cheaper. Women earn less because women work less profitable jobs, and there are more stay at home women than men.
Arturo Lagos (4 hours ago)
Good to know you've studied Japanese work environments
David Buckley (1 day ago)
Quite surprised the average programmer in Belfast is £35,000 that is one with senior long term service and hello I like your videos.
Huevito (1 day ago)
programmers @ 38 K ? are you sure? that seems crazy low
Doffy20 (1 day ago)
I don’t think I’ve ever seen a black China man
Mason mason (2 hours ago)
What about now?
Ke Ming Yu (1 day ago)
The only thing that seriously shocked me was the programmer salary. Median pay in US for a fresh CS grad is 90-100k. How in the world did programmers get paid peanuts in Japan
mitch B (1 day ago)
All click bait with mongo long ad. At first. Poser..1st Im not a spammer, but I take it serious when a person with 500000 subs has no knowledge or just wikipedia facts on subjects. Talks about Ramen workers, High school teachers and a few other wikipedia research ideas. Dude , I have been living in Japan over 30 years,, have you no shame?
Heero Yuy (1 day ago)
me just an average worker converting, my Scouter its 900000000 😱
Hamza Naveed (2 days ago)
What is the availability of halal meat in Japan, as well as halal restaurants?
Praneeth Ravuri (2 days ago)
What about when you take the cost of living into consideration...
N TP (2 days ago)
If you are a foreigner coming to Japan to work, never ever work as an English teacher or animator unless u have no other career choices left, or you are born with a silver spoon. Dreams and practicality are world's apart.
Anysni X (2 days ago)
The discussion about overtime is very misleading. I work in a very large Japanese company in Japan for 3 years and worked in the same companies offices in US and also in Australia. Yes your data maybe how they factual report it, but it’s irrelevant as it’s so far from the truth. In Japan many companies have strict clock in times, split by 30min blocks. If you arrive at 8:01 you technically don’t clock on until 8:30 then. Many people wait at the front gate until 8:00 just passes so they can work for free for 30mins, the same is done when leaving. Sounds crazy as it’s opposite of most western thinking but it’s a result of government policy to try and reduce OT, so people use these methods to squeeze out more of each day. Many people also take a dinner break at work, they can reduce another hour, but in reality they’re only away from there desk 10-15mins. The company I work for does not take any public holidays. Instead we take two small chunks. This is common for many manufacturing companies. Minimum wage in Aus is “high” but so is cost of living. Later on in your profession career it’s not competitive either.
silva geko (2 days ago)
A day in the life of a Japanese porn actress 😁
Some Random User (5 hours ago)
Including behind the scenes🤣
Jose Crisostomo Apanto (2 days ago)
Hi paolo, how much for 3D modeler and graphic designer?
michael oles (2 days ago)
Everywhere I travel I see young Japanese girls ....now I know why...their salaries are higher than most
EdsonYHS (2 days ago)
I've heard that some companies won't pay you every week, and sometimes will pay you 2 or the 3rd week after. Is that true?
Nebojsa Pavlovic (2 days ago)
Average salary in Serbia is somewhere from 300 euros to 500 euros
Sigma Reaver (3 days ago)
Please be careful with your use of statistics. I don't know how you calculated the average salaries for the genders, but keep in mind that there are jobs that women are less likely to apply for, and there are jobs that men are less likely to apply for. It's not always discrimination, and in the US this has been debunked a number of times. I'm all for equivalency, but please provide more details and fact checking when it comes to statistics that are often misused and misconstrued by political activists.
Roseki (3 days ago)
is the salary difference PER HOUR? Because women in japan do a lot of part time jobs, it is obvious that they will earn less for less hour worked.
jelo crush (3 days ago)
In India both men and women paid equally according to the job and position. Love from India🇮🇳🇮🇳
Sanji Smutje (3 days ago)
Can you help me to make a living in japan? I want to live in japan and leave the country i am
Illusion Intelligence (3 days ago)
What about the taxes?
white fatalis (3 days ago)
My annual salary only 5.5k, so sad
Ron Smith (3 days ago)
It is not what you make.... it is what you can buy with what you make..... I have seen your video's and every person lives in a box the size of my master bedroom...… and what do you pay for that.....??? when you show what people make then you show what they spend everyday to live..... they make just enough to live... go look at your video about what you spend each day.... just in food I think it was 3000 a month now x that by 12 that comes out to 36,000 a year and you say the avg is 35,000-50,000 that is way low
hl S (3 days ago)
a quick amendment suggestion in the public holiday data in Hong Kong: Hong Kong does have quite a lot of public holidays (17) but only 12 labour holidays, which are counted into the paid days for workers lol
Ash Dragon (3 days ago)
Very nice info!!!👍👍👍
An Hw (3 days ago)
I know someone who is Japanese that took exception to your take on vacation and work culture. So much so he said he stopped watching your videos because your views are very narrow and misleading. He said you use statistics on paper and your own personal experience that likely isn’t the same as most Japanese people. He said what’s on paper isn’t what is in reality. He said many Japanese people are actively discouraged from taking vacation so even though they have vacation days they are basically shamed into not taking them. They are also expected to work on public holidays often. And work hours are longer than what Is on paper. As someone who works his whole life in service industry, he said your numbers using average reported numbers don’t account for actual pay and years to get to that level. He said based on some of the jobs he has had compared to your figures, he doesn’t know where you got them. His past partner is a teacher and he has no idea how you determine that salary level and vacation days based on that profession. He was rather upset about your portrayal and how you used your own situation as a westerner to state that Japanese people don’t have a crazy work culture. He feels you do a disservice to the issues of Japanese culture by depicting things in a way that is very surface.
Zero _up9 (3 days ago)
In France you have 5 weeks of paid leave which is the legal minimum
Yaegiri (3 days ago)
Average Salary in Austria is between 1.700€ - 1.800€ per month (after you withdraw healthcare, wich is an obligatory when you're employed in Austria, and all taxes). BUT: In Austria you get double/thrice paid (gross + net) twice a year, in the summer and before Christmas. Which allows us to go on vacations etc. I live in Vienna and the living expenses are pretty good here, in my opinion. If I compare it to Tokyo, it's better, because the apartments are definitely cheaper and still bigger! Well, of course it's cheaper, because there are less people living in Vienna. Still, back in time when I was underpaid, I still could afford a 31m2 apartment, food, clothes, internet etc. and go to vacation :)
DJDanceClassic (3 days ago)
Ok, japanese women get half of japanese men, but at bukkake parties they make $10,000 !
DJDanceClassic (3 days ago)
Lol, $7 and 26 holidays. In holland we work 4 days a week minimum wage is $11 and we get 27 paid holidays and we get 10 official holidays and we get 8% extra salary for holidays
Double Minded (3 days ago)
A day in a life of marketer seales manager
Double Minded (3 days ago)
Im from pakistan and im your big fan!!plz make a video on the day of life marketer sales manager or seles
Lavinia Constantin (3 days ago)
I m from Romania, we have 21 days of paid leave and enough national days, but we still have a difference between man and women when it comes to payment. My salary is about 900 dollars per month( i m an engineer and i live in the capital where the payments are a little higher then the rest) we pay 200-350 aprox for rent depending where u are staying, the utilities are not that expensive in comparative but we do have more expensive food. Is hard to go on trips because u live month to month, i m lucky i have more money than minim that is about 500 dollars.
Uchiha Clan (4 days ago)
14th February Valentine's day doesn't exist in Japan..why??
Dongwoo Seo (4 days ago)
I think it's better to show 'after tax paid' salary to compare with other countires :)
peach pie (4 days ago)
also in japan, public trasportation is expensive so company pays for their workers trasportation fee, even for partime job workers. and the most companies also offer housing allowance and various types of insurance.
Santosh Kumar (4 days ago)
Now you're own boss can take as many as leave you want
casicapa22 (4 days ago)
Averages do skew reality though. That gender discrepancy is in part sexism and directly paying women less for the same role, but it also grows because women are generally more likely to work casual and part time, thereby earning less and dragging the average down. Same goes for toyko being much higher, given its a megacity more giant businesses with extremely well paid managers and government agencies with extremely well paid officials will drag up the average. A grain of salt is needed
casicapa22 (4 days ago)
As an Australian on minimum wage, if you're doing it full time and especially if you live with a partner, it can definitely get you a reasonable (though far from cushy) lifestyle. You can get a mortgage and still put aside a little money on minimum wage. That said generally it isn't that easy finding a job these days at least in my experience. They tend to hire teenagers in minimum wage jobs because they don't earn the full rate until 21 years old. We also have a notoriously high cost of living here.
vel tra (4 days ago)
I earn 3000 USD per month. Not too good...
Fair Game (4 days ago)
Here in the philippines its less than 300 usd/month. Wtf. Tight budget. Rich becomes richer.
Super Man (4 days ago)
Just curious that are those salary figures before tax or after?
Judy K (4 days ago)
very interesting I thought Japaneses culture worked a lot of long crazy hours Thanks again for this video ( Judy )
Kelly (4 days ago)
I really like your videos! Western media usually depicts Japan as being a horrible country to work. It is not true. At least from my experience, working at a multinational company. The standard working hours is lower than my home country (37h compared to 42h). My office work-life is very similar to where I come from (Brazil).
Buu (4 days ago)
Qualified civil construction workers (not just labourers) get $85,000USD here in Australia. But I’m not sure what the risk is like in Japan but in Australia they’ve got an extremely high risk of injury & death.
Daffodale Berandez (5 days ago)
I really love all the contents of your video. Thumbs up!
A R (5 days ago)
Having these holidays and taking advantage of them is a very big difference that you can't neglect just like that especially for Japan.
Man pro (5 days ago)
Nice nurses job dudes
Man pro (5 days ago)
Grocery store cashier what
SAYWHATdraaay (6 days ago)
Day in a life of a Carpenter
Exlex (7 days ago)
Switzerland doesn't officially have a minimum wage per hour, but it's very common to get at least 20 Swiss francs per hour which equals 20 dollars an hour. We work 41.7 hours a week. We have 9 holidays this number may vary depending on which canton you live in. And we get between 4 and 5 weeks of paid vacancy.
Javier Hernandez (8 days ago)
welp that's it for me guys, going to go be an english teacher in tokyo.
FunnyBANANA (8 days ago)
in Romania average salary is like 500$ or les
Apolex (8 days ago)
Minim wage in Romania is 300 euros per month....
Victor Rothberg (9 days ago)
Denmark get’s about the double of What the get in Japan, but we also pay between 40-50% in taxes.
MSzi (9 days ago)
Work hours in general I think are really really misleading as most of extra hours in Japan are `not registered`. People often staying without claiming extra hours therefore those remain unregistered.
James Stclair (9 days ago)
still high work hours, they live good yes, work hard yes, still nothing compared to high standards like norway. how i see it they benefit from good planning in similar way germany does.
James Stclair (9 days ago)
and like shit world russia capitol pays far more than rest of country. so in all ? its like average europe. except cultures brings forth tidy ppl and cleansiness. so glad i dont live there :D
James Stclair (9 days ago)
and then you dont take into count all the negatives japan culture brings, few children or not few NO CHILDREN. too bad they exterminate themself
Alexander Hoffmann (9 days ago)
The sources you used for annual salaries are wrong. Norway and Switzerland is almost double that of Australia. Minimum wage here in Norway is between 18-25$ per hour. Alot higher. Kind of missed to see Scandinavia there. :/
Kamaljeet Singh (10 days ago)
In india average salary of month is around 400 usd .. that means around 4800 to 5500 usd for a year . USA , JAPAN Have better salaries .. BY THE WAY YOUR VIDEO WAS AWESOME .. Tokyo is awesome place and It is great for japan that it size is around california state of USA but the production rate and GDP OF japan is very high in the world . THAT IS REALLY GREAT FOR A COUNTRY
Aldrin Christian (10 days ago)
I think you already know what the average and minimum salary are in my country Paolo... we're from the same country lol... Philippines!!! I also love to go to Japan even just for a travel... that's one of my favorite country since I was a kid...
Lex Aeterna (10 days ago)
This is why I want to work in Japan. Here in the Philippines, you are highly qualified and you work hard but they pay you crumbs and they would act like they pay you a lot even if you are making a ton of money for the company. Sad capitalist infested country. 😔
hibiki54 (10 days ago)
I don't think Japanese structural, sheet metal or HVAC construction companies are willing to match my $90k salary if I moved to Japan.
John Trajano (11 days ago)
aight im movin to japan
DV Mary (11 days ago)
What about running business in tokyo? Will the earning be high? example, food businesses (since everyones eat)
Ichiwo Konnichiwa (11 days ago)
how much does porn stars make? Asking for a friend.
Arturo Lagos (4 hours ago)
Not much
Mr. Miller (17 hours ago)
Ichiwo Konnichiwa Loads? 😛
ruben varghese (11 days ago)
Nobody talks of the living daily expenses and more over the rent market or if you happen to purchase property in major japanese cities....
Candy TV (12 days ago)
In germany a nurse gets 2k
K W (12 days ago)
I'm 41 years old living in Hawaii and make $40/hour.
Justin Ma (12 days ago)
I'm from Switzerland and I'm impressed!
Alexander Hoffmann (9 days ago)
You shouldn’t be, because the annual wages in Switzerland is on top if you remove very small countries like lichtenstein, luxembourg, etc
Adi Wbw (13 days ago)
A day in the life of jav actress please.....
37 Jeong (9 days ago)
Watch Terrace house lol
A.K. Hassan (13 days ago)
Hi bro,,, every year salary increase in parmanent job in Japan,,,, thank you,,,,
RawChinaLife (13 days ago)
China does not have 21 public holidays - they are swapped out and you get less.
k4rl (13 days ago)
so many things are matching with germany lul
Stephen Thompson (13 days ago)
I'm moving to Tokyo
I (13 days ago)
In my country (Indonesia), the average office workers get USD 300 before taxes. About to get lower due to shops/offices/businesses closing beacuse of online stores.
Prashant Vyas (14 days ago)
Average monthly salary in india is about 200-300 dollars