Results of the National Tax Agency’s Survey on Private-Sector Wages in 2022
According to the results of a survey of private-sector wages released by the National Tax Agency in September, the number of private-sector wage earners employed throughout the whole of 2022 was 59.67 million, down 1.5% from the previous year.
The number of employees who worked throughout the year was 50.78 million, down 1.2% from the previous year. By gender, there were 29.27 million men, down 1.9%, and 21.51 million women, down 0.15%. The total number of regular wage earners was 33.91 million, down 3.4% from the previous year. The total number of non-regular wage earners was 12.44 million, down 1.8%.
The average annual wage for employees who worked throughout the year was 4.58 million yen, 2.7% up over the previous year, which marks the second consecutive year of growth. When broken down by gender, the average wage for men was 5.63 million yen, up 2.5%, and for women, 3.14 million yen, up 3.9%.
By regular and non-regular status, the average annual wage was 5.23 million yen for regular workers (full-time workers), up 1.5% over the previous year, and 2.01 million yen for non-regular workers, up 2.8%.
The breakdown of average annual wages consisted of an average salary and various allowances, which were 3.86 million yen, up 2.4% over the previous year, and the average bonus was 720,000 yen, up 4.2% over the previous year. When looking at this data by gender, the average salary and allowances for men were 4.72 million yen, up 2.3%, and for women, 2.7 million yen, up 3.4%. The average bonus for men was 920,000 yen, up 3.5%, and for women, 440,000 yen, up 7.6%.
Average annual wages and average bonus by industry
|Average annual wages||Average bonus|
|(thousand yen)||Percent change from the previous year
|(thousand yen)||Percent change from the previous year (%)|
|Wholesale trade, retail trade||3,840||2.7||527||3.3|
|Accommodation, food services||2,682||5.5||174||12.3|
|Real estate, goods rental and leasing||4,569||7.1||538||12.8|
|Transportation, postal services||4,771||11.3||488||▲3.2|
|Electricity, gas, heat supply, and water supply||7,472||▲5.2||1,470||▲3.7|
|Information and communication||6,324||2.1||1,218||1.2|
|Academic research, professional and technical services education, learning support||5,441||3.6||1,016||8.0|
|Agriculture, forestry, fisheries, and mining||3,366||9.1||379||8.9|
Source: Compiled from “Results of Survey on Private-Sector Wages,” National Tax Agency.