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Teaching / Education Average Salaries in Tokyo 2022

How much money does a person working in Teaching / Education make in Tokyo?

Average Monthly Salary
609,000 JPY
( 7,310,000 JPY yearly)


A person working in Teaching / Education in Tokyo typically earns around 609,000 JPY per month. Salaries range from 292,000 JPY (lowest average) to 1,110,000 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 Teaching / Education 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
Academic Advisor655,000 JPY
Academic Coach638,000 JPY
Academic Manager689,000 JPY
Academic Specialist527,000 JPY
Academic Staff461,000 JPY
Accompanist538,000 JPY
Achievement Coach613,000 JPY
Admissions Specialist571,000 JPY
Agricultural Sciences Teacher469,000 JPY
Anthropology Teacher518,000 JPY
Arabic Language Teacher465,000 JPY
Archeology Teacher499,000 JPY
Architecture Teacher549,000 JPY
Archivist441,000 JPY
Art Teacher443,000 JPY
Assistant School Principal637,000 JPY
Assistant Teacher423,000 JPY
Biochemistry Professor 908,000 JPY
Biology Teacher504,000 JPY
Bursary Scheme Manager599,000 JPY
Business Teacher542,000 JPY
Chemistry Teacher488,000 JPY
Child Care Coordinator509,000 JPY
Child Care Worker415,000 JPY
Clinical School Psychologist730,000 JPY
College Aide600,000 JPY
College and Career Readiness Specialist644,000 JPY
College President1,100,000 JPY
Communications Teacher510,000 JPY
Community Education Officer423,000 JPY
Computer Science Teacher484,000 JPY
Computer Teacher456,000 JPY
Creative Writing Trainer581,000 JPY
Credit Counselor613,000 JPY
Cultural Studies Teacher467,000 JPY
Curriculum Developer666,000 JPY
Curriculum Specialist625,000 JPY
Demonstrator457,000 JPY
Deputy Controller of Examinations607,000 JPY
Director of Learning Technology635,000 JPY
Distance Learning Coordinator571,000 JPY
Economics Lecturer870,000 JPY
Education Administrator559,000 JPY
Education Assistant Director630,000 JPY
Education Assistant Principal508,000 JPY
Education Assistant Professor724,000 JPY
Education Consultant719,000 JPY
Education Coordinator503,000 JPY
Education Counselor560,000 JPY
Education Director857,000 JPY
Education Program Specialist613,000 JPY
Education Researcher700,000 JPY
Education Resource Specialist539,000 JPY
Education Services Facilitator576,000 JPY
Educational Psychologist787,000 JPY
EFL Teacher500,000 JPY
eLearning Trainer447,000 JPY
Elementary School Teacher405,000 JPY
Engineering Lecturer791,000 JPY
Engineering Teacher661,000 JPY
English Teacher443,000 JPY
ESL Teacher480,000 JPY
Faculty Assistant640,000 JPY
Foreign Language Teacher432,000 JPY
GED Teacher443,000 JPY
Geography Teacher461,000 JPY
Head of Mathematics Department667,000 JPY
Head of School803,000 JPY
High School Teacher528,000 JPY
History Teacher502,000 JPY
Infant Teacher366,000 JPY
Instructional Assistant525,000 JPY
Instructor567,000 JPY
Kindergarten Teacher380,000 JPY
Language Instructor For Expatriate411,000 JPY
Law Teacher674,000 JPY
Learning Designer610,000 JPY
Lecturer808,000 JPY
Librarian411,000 JPY
Library Assistant322,000 JPY
Library Director592,000 JPY
Library Specialist432,000 JPY
Life Sciences Teacher459,000 JPY
Math Lecturer868,000 JPY
Mathematics Teacher558,000 JPY
Mentor562,000 JPY
Middle School Teacher538,000 JPY
Music Teacher452,000 JPY
Nursery Manager752,000 JPY
Nursery Worker315,000 JPY
Paraprofessional689,000 JPY
Physical Education Specialist550,000 JPY
Physical Education Teacher448,000 JPY
Physics Teacher 505,000 JPY
Political Science Teacher500,000 JPY
Post Doctoral Researcher782,000 JPY
Preschool Education Administrator541,000 JPY
Preschool Teacher398,000 JPY
Primary School Teacher436,000 JPY
Principal729,000 JPY
Product Specialist527,000 JPY
Professor - Accounting908,000 JPY
Professor - Architecture934,000 JPY
Professor - Biology913,000 JPY
Professor - Business Administration815,000 JPY
Professor - Chemical Engineering904,000 JPY
Professor - Chemistry901,000 JPY
Professor - Civil Engineering846,000 JPY
Professor - Communication849,000 JPY
Professor - Computer Science904,000 JPY
Professor - Dentistry953,000 JPY
Professor - Drama887,000 JPY
Professor - Economics875,000 JPY
Professor - Education872,000 JPY
Professor - Electrical Engineering919,000 JPY
Professor - English842,000 JPY
Professor - Environmental Engineering912,000 JPY
Professor - Foreign Languages855,000 JPY
Professor - Geological Sciences896,000 JPY
Professor - History914,000 JPY
Professor - Industrial Engineering830,000 JPY
Professor - Law911,000 JPY
Professor - Legal Support822,000 JPY
Professor - Liberal Arts868,000 JPY
Professor - Marketing861,000 JPY
Professor - Mathematics960,000 JPY
Professor - Mechanical Engineering949,000 JPY
Professor - Medical Administration968,000 JPY
Professor - Medicine1,100,000 JPY
Professor - Music851,000 JPY
Professor - Nursing801,000 JPY
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences854,000 JPY
Professor - Philosophy872,000 JPY
Professor - Physical Therapy927,000 JPY
Professor - Physics968,000 JPY
Professor - Psychology889,000 JPY
Professor - Rehabilitation838,000 JPY
Professor - Social Work833,000 JPY
Professor - Sociology833,000 JPY
Professor - Special Education858,000 JPY
Psychology Teacher747,000 JPY
Public Management Assistant Professor774,000 JPY
School Counselor691,000 JPY
Science Educator492,000 JPY
Science Laboratory Assistant427,000 JPY
Science Teacher483,000 JPY
Secondary Mathematics Teacher516,000 JPY
Secondary School Teacher465,000 JPY
Special Education Teacher542,000 JPY
Special Needs Assistant404,000 JPY
Statistics Lecturer822,000 JPY
Student Accounts Coordinator495,000 JPY
Student Development Specialist574,000 JPY
Student Employment Specialist551,000 JPY
Student Services436,000 JPY
Student Support Manager574,000 JPY
Substitute Teacher409,000 JPY
Teacher456,000 JPY
Teacher Aide376,000 JPY
Teacher Trainer591,000 JPY
Training and Development Specialist607,000 JPY
Training Coordinator429,000 JPY
Tutor492,000 JPY
University Teacher859,000 JPY
Vocational Education Teacher476,000 JPY

Teaching / Education Jobs Salary Distribution in Tokyo

Median and salary distribution monthly Tokyo Teaching / Education
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Teaching / Education salaries in Tokyo range from 292,000 JPY per month (minimum average salary) to 1,110,000 JPY per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 585,000 JPY per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 585,000 JPY while the other half are earning more than 585,000 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 Teaching / Education are earning less than 394,000 JPY while 75% of them are earning more than 394,000 JPY. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 814,000 JPY while 25% are earning more than 814,000 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?

Salary Comparison By Education
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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.

Teaching / Education Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Japan Teaching / Education
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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 Teaching / Education earn 7% more than their female counterparts on average.

564,000 JPY
528,000 JPY
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Japan for all Careers

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Teaching / Education Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Japan

How much are annual salary increments in Japan for Teaching / Education professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Teaching / Education

Teaching / Education professionals in Japan are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 15 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 16 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Japan Teaching / Education
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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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Teaching / Education Bonus and Incentive Rates in Japan

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Japan Teaching / Education
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Teaching / Education 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.

46% of surveyed staff in Teaching / Education reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 54% 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.

Teaching / Education Hourly Average Wage in Tokyo

3,510 JPY per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Tokyo is 3,510 JPY. This means that the average person in Tokyo earns approximately 3,510 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.

Teaching / Education VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Teaching / Education and Teaching / Education monthly Tokyo
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The average salary for Teaching / Education is 6% more than that of All Jobs.

Tokyo VS Japan

Salary Comparison Between Tokyo and Japan monthly Teaching / Education
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We compared Teaching / Education salaries in Tokyo and Japan and we found that Tokyo salaries are 12% more than those of Japan.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Fukuoka558,000 JPY
Hiroshima505,000 JPY
Kawasaki526,000 JPY
Kobe546,000 JPY
Kyoto536,000 JPY
Nagoya578,000 JPY
Osaka588,000 JPY
Saitama515,000 JPY
Sapporo568,000 JPY
Sendai494,000 JPY
Tokyo609,000 JPY
Yokohama599,000 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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