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Teacher Salary Information - Japan


In Japan, public school teachers are paid paid by the Prefectural Government. In 2005, the average salary for an elementary teacher is equivalent to $45,515 USD. Japanese teachers are the 5th best paid behind Luxembourg, Switzerland, Germany and Korea.

The following table details the salaries for teachers, head teachers and principals employeed in the public school system in Japan. The data is from 2001-2002.

Grade Teachers
Yen (a month)
Head-Teachers
Yen (a month)
Principal
Yen(a month)
1 278,500 413,300
2 156,500 292,500 422,400
3 175,000 306,700 431,100
4 184,200 320,900 439,800
5 195,300 335,000 448,200
6 202,500 348,600 456,200
7 210,100 359,500 464,410
8 217,900 369,500 471,500
9 226,100 379,900 478,700
10 237,600 389,000 485,600
11 249,800 397,700 492,280
12 262,000 406,100 500,100
13 275,000 414,400 506,800
14 288,200 422,200 512,100
15 301,700 429,900 516,200
16 315,700 437,300
17 329,700 444,300
18 342,700 451,000
19 352,900 457,700
20 362,900 463,800
21 372,900 469,300
22 381,400 474,100
23 389,800 478,400
24 397,600 482,200
25 404,700 485,400
26 411,200 488,400
27 417,000
28 422,400
29 427,400
30 432,300
31 437,100
32 441,300
33 445,500
34 449,700
35 453,300
36 455,900


The following sources were used to compiled the above salary information:


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