Minimum Wages in Japan increased to 901 JPY/Hour in 2019 from 874 JPY/Hour in 2018. Minimum Wages in Japan averaged 746.67 JPY/Hour from 2002 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 901 JPY/Hour in 2019 and a record low of 663 JPY/Hour in 2002. source: Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan

Minimum Wages in Japan is expected to be 901.00 JPY/Hour by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Japan Minimum Hourly Wages is projected to trend around 950.00 JPY/Hour in 2020, according to our econometric models.


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Japan  Minimum Hourly Wages

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
901.00 874.00 901.00 663.00 2002 - 2019 JPY/Hour Yearly


Japan Minimum Hourly Wages
In Japan, minimum wage refers to the national weighted average amount per hour. There are two kinds of minimum wage: the regional - applied to all employees in a region regardless of difference of industries – and the specific – applied to workers at specific industries. The highest salaries paid are in Tokyo, Kanagawa and Osaka; the lowest are in Okinawa, Nagasaki, Miyazaki, Much, Kumamoto, Kochi and Tottori.

Japan Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 2.20 2.40 5.50 1.00 percent [+]
Employed Persons 67690.00 67580.00 67690.00 38370.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1510.00 1660.00 3680.00 490.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 22090.00 22226.00 22226.00 19397.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 7546.00 7383.00 7613.00 1988.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 60.90 61.20 65.40 55.90 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.30 62.60 74.00 58.50 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 3.80 5.00 10.90 1.60 percent [+]
Productivity 99.50 104.50 117.70 66.80 points [+]
Job Vacancies 920.88 961.60 1026.96 266.29 Thousand [+]
Wages 322356.00 307480.00 883791.00 52914.00 JPY/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 373009.00 338394.00 868487.00 9785.00 JPY/Month [+]
Wage Growth -0.20 0.00 35.02 -7.10 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 901.00 874.00 901.00 663.00 JPY/Hour [+]
Population 126.25 126.71 128.06 83.20 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 62.00 62.00 62.00 60.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 62.00 62.00 62.00 60.00 [+]
Jobs To Applications Ratio 1.57 1.57 1.93 0.42 [+]