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Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Average Salaries in Japan 2022

How much money does a person working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining make in Japan?

Average Monthly Salary
463,000 JPY
( 5,560,000 JPY yearly)


A person working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining in Japan typically earns around 463,000 JPY per month. Salaries range from 168,000 JPY (lowest average) to 1,070,000 JPY (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Assistant Yard Manager465,000 JPY
Associate Analyst525,000 JPY
Associate Landman221,000 JPY
Auxiliary Equipment Operator194,000 JPY
Biomass Plant Technician244,000 JPY
Biomass Power Plant Manager704,000 JPY
Chemical Plant Operator387,000 JPY
Chief Contract Compliance Engineer504,000 JPY
Completions Engineer469,000 JPY
Cost Controller340,000 JPY
Crude Oil Marketing Representative540,000 JPY
Dispatcher204,000 JPY
Distribution Manager702,000 JPY
Dragline Operator221,000 JPY
Driller Offsider177,000 JPY
Dump Truck Driver190,000 JPY
Electric and Gas Operations Manager1,130,000 JPY
Energy Advisor765,000 JPY
Energy Analyst699,000 JPY
Energy Auditor620,000 JPY
Energy Dispatch Director854,000 JPY
Energy Technical Assistant289,000 JPY
Energy Technical Manager592,000 JPY
Energy Technical Trainer442,000 JPY
Exploration Manager872,000 JPY
Field Safety Auditor557,000 JPY
Fluids Engineer489,000 JPY
Fuel Cell Engineer541,000 JPY
Fuel Cell Technician260,000 JPY
Fuels Handler234,000 JPY
Gas Compressor Operator214,000 JPY
Gas Distribution Plant Operator398,000 JPY
Gas Supply Manager769,000 JPY
Geologist915,000 JPY
Geophysicist889,000 JPY
Geothermal Production Manager823,000 JPY
Geothermal Technician340,000 JPY
HSE Engineer487,000 JPY
HSE Officer298,000 JPY
HSEQ Administrator354,000 JPY
Inspector451,000 JPY
Instructor397,000 JPY
Instrument Designer388,000 JPY
Lead Technical Field Advisor662,000 JPY
Logistics and Tool Coordinator419,000 JPY
Maintenance Engineer519,000 JPY
Maintenance Superintendent428,000 JPY
Material Controller340,000 JPY
Mine Engineer496,000 JPY
Mine Surveyor542,000 JPY
Mining Project Administrator419,000 JPY
Mining Project Assistant341,000 JPY
Mining Project Controls Consultant543,000 JPY
Mining Project Coordinator450,000 JPY
Mining Project Engineer459,000 JPY
Mining Project Manager620,000 JPY
Mining Site Manager663,000 JPY
Mining Team Leader528,000 JPY
NDT Technician302,000 JPY
Oil Service Unit Operator247,000 JPY
Oil Trader638,000 JPY
Oilwell Pumper176,000 JPY
Petroleum Engineer 547,000 JPY
Petroleum Geologist846,000 JPY
Petroleum Pump System Operator282,000 JPY
Pipeline Technician182,000 JPY
Power Coordinator313,000 JPY
Power Plant Operations Manager936,000 JPY
Power Plant Operator417,000 JPY
Radio Operator213,000 JPY
Reliability Engineer472,000 JPY
Reservoir Engineer465,000 JPY
Risk Analyst622,000 JPY
Roughneck483,000 JPY
Scaffolder323,000 JPY
Shutdown Engineer403,000 JPY
Solar Energy Installation Manager712,000 JPY
Solar Energy Systems Engineer505,000 JPY
Solar Photovoltaic Installer321,000 JPY
Solar Thermal Technician307,000 JPY
Supply Operations Manager817,000 JPY
Sustainability Specialist790,000 JPY
System Development Advisor543,000 JPY
Tanker Truck Driver187,000 JPY
Utility Operator266,000 JPY
Wind Energy Project Manager662,000 JPY

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Jobs Salary Distribution in Japan

Median and salary distribution monthly Japan Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining salaries in Japan range from 168,000 JPY per month (minimum average salary) to 1,070,000 JPY per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 473,000 JPY per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 473,000 JPY while the other half are earning more than 473,000 JPY. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 288,000 JPY while 75% of them are earning more than 288,000 JPY. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 788,000 JPY while 25% are earning more than 788,000 JPY.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.

Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

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It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.

Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.

Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.

Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Japan costs anywhere from 2,570,000 Yen(s) to 7,720,000 Yen(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Japan Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining
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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in Japan who work in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.

475,000 JPY
449,000 JPY
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Japan for all Careers

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Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Japan

How much are annual salary increments in Japan for Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining professionals in Japan are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 14 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 16 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Japan Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining
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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Japan / All Professions

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Japan is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Japan for the year 2021. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Bonus and Incentive Rates in Japan

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Japan Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining
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Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

44% of surveyed staff in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 56% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Hourly Average Wage in Japan

2,670 JPY per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Japan is 2,670 JPY. This means that the average person in Japan earns approximately 2,670 JPY for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining and Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining monthly Japan
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The average salary for Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining is 10% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Fukuoka474,000 JPY
Hiroshima428,000 JPY
Kawasaki446,000 JPY
Kobe463,000 JPY
Kyoto455,000 JPY
Nagoya491,000 JPY
Osaka499,000 JPY
Saitama437,000 JPY
Sapporo482,000 JPY
Sendai419,000 JPY
Tokyo517,000 JPY
Yokohama508,000 JPY

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Japan earn 4% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
504,000 JPY
Public Sector+4%
525,000 JPY
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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