Hi,guys.I’ll share you guys with the salary of Japanese today.From my point of view,it is not good compared to other developed countries like USA,Europe.Japan has been on the prolonged recession since economic growth is over in 1990’s.At the same time,the standards of salaries got lower than before.Let me answer the above question as a actual Japanese worker today.
①How much is the average starting salary for college graduates in Japan?
According to the Japanese government,In 2019,the college graduates for male have gotten paid about 206,700 Yen per month plus additional payment which is called “BONUSES”.On the other hand,females were for 196,500 yen plus bonuses.Bonuses are part of the regular annual income for workers in Japan.Without it,it’s not possible to keep general living standards like buying homes or other costly durable items here. Some say that it were originally provided as a hedge against inflation after the war,and have remained in place since then.Employees usually get bonuses twice a year,in the summer and in December. But it is sure that it depends on company.
Following diagram is the Top10 ranking of the annual salary for college Graduates for first year on Japanese company.
*1USD=108.93 yen(26 Nov,2019)
②How does Japanese do for the job hunting ?
College students usually start looking for jobs before they move up to their senior year of school.First of all,they try to pick up companies they wanna work for in the future through attending a employment-explanation meetings,rumors,recommendation from their relatives.Candidate are basically selected after theirs report cards and curriculum vitae are looked over.Aside from that,Students also have to take a exam to join a company.If it’s a popular and famous gigantic corporation like TOYOTA,SONY,MITSUBISH,or GAFA,the exam tends to go hard to get rid of too many candidates.After holding some steps of examinations and interviews,companies are supposed to make hiring decisions.Back in the 80’s,most students were apt to receive lots of offers from companies that are interested in recruiting them,so it was absolutely normal for “students” to choose company easily.But due to the prolonged recession in Japan,however,students now can get only few offers from companies and few one give them a chance to even interviews unless you are that intelligent or got some kind of special achievements in the school.
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