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Salary Guide 2018
2018 Japan Salary Guide
For Employers: The Michael Page Salary Benchmark 2018 is our way of helping managers to benchmark Japan's employee salaries against industry standards, track in-demand skills – and spot market opportunities.
For Job Seekers: See how your salary is projected to increase in 2018 and how your salary compares with the industry average by using our Salary Comparison tool. Then read our advice on salary negotiation to help secure your next pay rise.
Employment trends in Japan*
*These employment trends are based on Michael Page’s database in the last 12 months.
Pay increase when changing jobs
|Sectors||Average salary increment %|
|Accounting and finance||6 - 10|
|Banking and financial services||11 - 15|
|Engineering and manufacturing||6 - 10|
|Healthcare and life sciences||16 - 20|
|Human resources||6 - 10|
|Legal||21 - 25|
|Marketing||11 - 15|
|Office Support||6 - 10|
|Retail||6 - 10|
|Sales||6 - 10|
|Supply chain||6 - 10|
|Technology (Internal IT)||6 - 10|
|Technology (Vendor)||16 - 20|
|Temp & Contracting||6 - 10|
"2018 will be an exciting year of disruption, innovation and automation for technology. Expect automation of back office and operations teams, while Internet of things (IoT) and cryptocurrency will bring more start-ups into Japan."