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Eligibility Specialist Average Salary in Japan 2020

How much money does an Eligibility Specialist make in Japan?


Average Monthly Salary
554,000 JPY
( 6,650,000 JPY yearly)

LOW
255,000
JPY
AVERAGE
554,000
JPY
HIGH
881,000
JPY

A person working as an Eligibility Specialist in Japan typically earns around 554,000 JPY per month. Salaries range from 255,000 JPY (lowest) to 881,000 JPY (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Eligibility Specialist salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Eligibility Specialist Salary Distribution in Japan

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Eligibility Specialist salaries in Japan range from 255,000 JPY per month (minimum salary) to 881,000 JPY per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 598,000 JPY per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Eligibility Specialist(s) are earning less than 598,000 JPY while the other half are earning more than 598,000 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 Eligibility Specialist(s) are earning less than 384,000 JPY while 75% of them are earning more than 384,000 JPY. Also from the diagram, 75% of Eligibility Specialist(s) are earning less than 799,000 JPY while 25% are earning more than 799,000 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

Eligibility Specialist Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Eligibility Specialist salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

An Eligibility Specialist with less than two years of experience makes approximately 289,000 JPY per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 386,000 JPY per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 571,000 JPY per month, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

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.

Additionally, Eligibility Specialist(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 696,000 JPY per month, 22% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 759,000 JPY per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 821,000 JPY per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Eligibility Specialist average salary change by experience in Japan

0 - 2 Years
289,000 JPY
2 - 5 Years+34%
386,000 JPY
5 - 10 Years+48%
571,000 JPY
10 - 15 Years+22%
696,000 JPY
15 - 20 Years+9%
759,000 JPY
20+ Years+8%
821,000 JPY
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Eligibility Specialist Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Eligibility Specialist(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Eligibility Specialist salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of an Eligibility Specialist is 336,000 JPY per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 649,000 JPY per month, 93% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.


Eligibility Specialist average salary difference by education level in Japan

Bachelor's Degree
336,000 JPY
Master's Degree+93%
649,000 JPY
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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 the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.


Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Eligibility Specialist Salary Comparison By Gender

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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 Eligibility Specialist employees in Japan earn 7% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
574,000 JPY
Female-7%
534,000 JPY
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Japan for all Careers

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Eligibility Specialist Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Japan

How much are annual salary increments in Japan for Eligibility Specialist(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Eligibility Specialist

Eligibility Specialist(s) in Japan are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 16 months.

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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 2019

Banking
8%
Energy
7%
Information Technology
6%
Healthcare
5%
Travel
4%
Construction
3%
Education
2%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Japan for the year 2019. 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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Eligibility Specialist Bonus and Incentive Rates in Japan

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Japan Eligibility Specialist
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An Eligibility Specialist is considered to be a low bonus-based job 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.

64% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 36% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
36%
No Bonus
64%

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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.

Eligibility Specialist Average Hourly Wage in Japan


3,200 JPY per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Japan is 3,200 JPY. This means that the average Eligibility Specialist in Japan earns approximately 3,200 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.

Eligibility Specialist VS Other Jobs

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The average salary for Eligibility Specialist is 7% more than that of Insurance. Also, Insurance salaries are 0% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Actuarial Analyst703,000 JPY+27%
Actuarial Assistant499,000 JPY-10%
Actuary745,000 JPY+34%
Adjustment Insurance Clerk194,000 JPY-65%
Assistant Broker345,000 JPY-38%
Assistant Claims Manager558,000 JPY+1%
Associate Insurance Representative274,000 JPY-51%
Auditing Insurance Manager782,000 JPY+41%
Broker551,000 JPY-1%
Claim Advocacy Professional533,000 JPY-4%
Claims Adjuster197,000 JPY-64%
Claims Analyst277,000 JPY-50%
Claims Examiner279,000 JPY-50%
Claims Manager764,000 JPY+38%
Claims Processor202,000 JPY-64%
Claims Representative238,000 JPY-57%
Claims Resolution Specialist577,000 JPY+4%
Claims Supervisor543,000 JPY-2%
Complaints Specialist493,000 JPY-11%
Compliance Officer451,000 JPY-19%
Consultant554,000 JPY-0%
Eligibility Specialist554,000 JPY-0%
Insurance Account Manager641,000 JPY+16%
Insurance Accounts Executive600,000 JPY+8%
Insurance Agent315,000 JPY-43%
Insurance Analyst544,000 JPY-2%
Insurance Appraiser536,000 JPY-3%
Insurance Claims Clerk200,000 JPY-64%
Insurance Examiner497,000 JPY-10%
Insurance Investigator514,000 JPY-7%
Insurance Manager912,000 JPY+65%
Insurance Operations Manager903,000 JPY+63%
Insurance Policy Processing Clerk204,000 JPY-63%
Insurance Pricing Assistant407,000 JPY-27%
Insurance Program Manager705,000 JPY+27%
Insurance Project Manager707,000 JPY+28%
Insurance Quality Assurance Agent466,000 JPY-16%
Insurance Sales Agent329,000 JPY-41%
Insurance Sales Director866,000 JPY+56%
Insurance Team Leader576,000 JPY+4%
Insurance Underwriter395,000 JPY-29%
Loss Control Specialist539,000 JPY-3%
Loss Prevention Investigator584,000 JPY+5%
Loss Prevention Manager745,000 JPY+34%
Loss Prevention Specialist549,000 JPY-1%
Marine Underwriter408,000 JPY-26%
Medical Auditor538,000 JPY-3%
Monitoring and Performance Officer390,000 JPY-30%
Payment Services Specialist563,000 JPY+2%
Policy Change Director874,000 JPY+58%
Policy Change Supervisor607,000 JPY+10%
Policy Change Technician248,000 JPY-55%
Risk Analyst581,000 JPY+5%
Risk Management Director1,010,000 JPY+82%
Risk Management Supervisor660,000 JPY+19%
Risk Manager989,000 JPY+79%
Risk Modeling Manager996,000 JPY+80%
Title Insurance Typist455,000 JPY-18%
Training Manager602,000 JPY+9%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Fukuoka568,000 JPY
Hiroshima514,000 JPY
Kawasaki518,000 JPY
Kobe538,000 JPY
Kyoto510,000 JPY
Nagoya550,000 JPY
Osaka579,000 JPY
Saitama491,000 JPY
Sapporo577,000 JPY
Sendai487,000 JPY
Tokyo579,000 JPY
Yokohama609,000 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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