So how much money do people make in Japan?
We were talking about salaries on Facebook the other day, and someone posted this fascinating website.
I've always wondered about salaries here in Japan, and how much 'normal' people make, so the website was a wonderful find.
Here are some highlights (all data is from 2017):
- average salary in Japan: 4.22 million yen
- average salary for a public servant: 6.33
- average salary for men: 5.21
- average salary for women: 2.8
- average salary for non-seishain: 1.72
- average salary in Tokyo: 6.12
- average salary in Aomori: 3.77
- average starting salary for high school graduate: 2.58
- average starting salary for university graduate: 3.25
Funnily enough, my salary is about the average for a public servant. Makes sense as I am roughly half-way through my working life.
What do you think? Are you surprised by these numbers? How does your salary measure up?