Minimum Wages in Japan increased to 930 JPY/Hour in 2021 from 902 JPY/Hour in 2020. source: Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan

Minimum Wages in Japan averaged 763.60 JPY/Hour from 2002 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 930 JPY/Hour in 2021 and a record low of 663 JPY/Hour in 2002. This page provides - Japan Minimum Wages- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Japan Minimum Hourly Wages - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on October of 2021.

Minimum Wages in Japan is expected to reach 930.00 JPY/Hour by the end of 2021, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Japan Minimum Hourly Wages is projected to trend around 940.00 JPY/Hour in 2022 and 955.00 JPY/Hour in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Japan Last Unit Reference Previous Highest Lowest
Full Time Employment 22182.00 Thousand Aug/21 22278.00 22448.00 19397.00
Part Time Employment 7372.00 Thousand Aug/21 7379.00 7613.00 1988.00
Job Vacancies 786.13 Thousand Aug/21 778.94 1008.64 266.29
Wages 305911.00 JPY/Month Aug/21 425601.00 883791.00 52914.00
Minimum Wages 930.00 JPY/Hour Oct/21 902.00 930.00 663.00
Wages in Manufacturing 340788.00 JPY/Month Aug/21 572053.00 868487.00 9785.00
Wage Growth 0.70 percent Aug/21 0.60 35.02 -7.10
Retirement Age Women 65.00 Dec/20 63.00 65.00 60.00
Retirement Age Men 65.00 Dec/20 63.00 65.00 60.00
Jobs To Applications Ratio 1.14 Aug/21 1.15 1.93 0.42


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.