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Author:  bennyhanda [ Fri Jan 03, 2014 11:42 am ]
Post subject:  Second- Year- Teacher Salary in Japan

If a teacher has a year experience in Japan teaching and gets the standard 250,000 yen per year, does anyone know what the usual second contract salary is? For example, 260,000 yen, a bonus? etc. Thank you. Happy New Year.

Author:  becki [ Fri Jan 03, 2014 6:39 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Second- Year- Teacher Salary in Japan

This question made me smile. :)

There is no rule in place that a school has to give you a raise. Japanese workers actually have been taking pay-cuts year after year. Hopefully the new Abenomics will start to improve things for the future. All that said, I imagine your school will give you a little extra for the second year, but don't be too upset if it's not 10,000 yen. :wink:

Author:  spevna [ Sun Jan 05, 2014 5:12 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Second- Year- Teacher Salary in Japan

250,000 is pretty good going when you consider how salary have been dropping over the last several years.

As Becki said, there is no guarantee of a pay rise.

Author:  mesmark [ Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:23 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Second- Year- Teacher Salary in Japan

I thought you were asking the question, because you are hiring someone.

I agree with everyone else in that teachers really shouldn't expect a pay raise after one year. Only because nobody gives them one. They'd rather just hire a new teacher and maybe at a lower salary.

However, if you have an employee and they are doing a good job, ¥10,000 is a 4% pay increase and very reasonable, assuming the school has the money. You could give the raise but also tell them not to expect it every year.

Author:  mesmark [ Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:24 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Second- Year- Teacher Salary in Japan

spevna - welcome to the forums! :smt006

Author:  bennyhanda [ Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:30 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Second- Year- Teacher Salary in Japan

Sorry if I misled anyone, but yea I am the one paying. I have a small school. I've had teachers before but one went back to her home country after a year, another moved to Tokyo and got married, another went back to school, so this is the first time I have a teacher staying for 2 years. Thanks for the feedback.

Author:  becki [ Sun Jan 26, 2014 12:09 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Second- Year- Teacher Salary in Japan

Sorry I read that wrong. I think a 10,000 yen raise is quite acceptable. And, you could offer a bonus (1 month pay) after the completion of 2 years. I think that's pretty standard.

Author:  Kiwione [ Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:26 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Second- Year- Teacher Salary in Japan

I was in a company that gave out small increases with good efforts
but this is not the rule. For the most part, wages do not go up but then you are not doing a full 40 hr week and have to do lots of free overtime like some Japanese workers do (outside this industry)

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