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According to AIDEM, April average hourly wage for part-time positions 1,052 yen Eastern Japan, 1,010 yen Western Japan

On May 14, the job posting website “e-AIDEM” and employment web design service “Job Gear Saisoku”, both operated by AIDEM Inc, released a report about the average hourly wage rate for part-time jobs in April 2019, based on the job openings they analyzed.

According to the report, the average hourly rate in Eastern Japan (Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, Ibaraki, Gunma, Tochigi, Shizuoka) was 1,052 yen, a decrease of 8 yen compared with the same month of the previous year. In Western Japan (Osaka, Hyogo, Kyoto, Nara, Wakayama, Shiga, Fukuoka), the average was 1,010 yen, a decrease of 3 yen from the previous year. In April 2019, the average hourly wage for food service jobs in Eastern Japan hit its highest level at 1,007 yen.

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The occupations from highest to lowest average hourly wage in Eastern Japan were as follows; 1,336 yen for specialist/technical jobs (-11 yen), 1,057 yen for cleaning/janitor jobs (+30 yen), 1,007 yen for food service jobs (+41 yen), 1,006 yen for clerical jobs (+43 yen), 1,006 yen for manufacturing/driver jobs (+34 yen), and 981 yen for sales/customer service jobs (-11 yen).

The average hourly wage in the four Kanto prefectures (Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba) was 1,064 yen, which saw a decrease of 18 yen compared with the same month of the previous year. To break down this figure by occupation, the average for specialist/technical jobs was 1,298 yen(-33 yen), cleaning/janitor jobs – 1,072 yen (+31 yen), manufacturing/driver jobs – 1,027 (+34 yen), clerical jobs – 1,025 yen (+50 yen), food serving jobs – 1,022 yen (+42 yen) and the average for sales/customer service jobs was 1,004 yen (-31 yen).

The four Kanto prefectures in descending order of wage rates were: Tokyo at 1,097 yen (-15 yen), Kanagawa at 1,078 yen (-28 yen), Saitama at 1,017 yen (-17 yen) and Chiba at 1,013 yen (-24 yen).

The occupations from highest to lowest average hourly wage in Western Japan were, 1,196 yen for specialist/technical jobs (-86 yen), 980 yen for clerical jobs (+38 yen), 970 yen for manufacturing/driver jobs (+38 yen), 955 yen for cleaning/janitor jobs (+29 yen), 940 yen for food service jobs (+24 yen), and 937 yen for sales/customer service jobs (+12 yen).

The average hourly wage in the three Kansai prefectures (Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo) was 1,024 yen, which saw a decrease of 1 yen compared with the same month of the previous year. To break this figure down by occupation, specialist/technical jobs were at 1,199 yen (-82 yen), manufacturing/driver jobs were at 991 yen (+40 yen), clerical jobs were at 989 yen (+36 yen), cleaning/janitor jobs were at 966 yen (+29 yen), food service jobs were at 955 yen (+29 yen), and sales/customer service jobs were at 951 yen (+11 yen).

The three Kansai prefectures in descending order of wage rates were: Osaka at 1,051 yen (-2 yen), Kyoto at 1,005 yen (-17 yen), and Hyogo at 987 yen (+12 yen).

This survey was conducted online, covering 104,788 job postings from Western Japan, and 86,203 from Eastern Japan on the e-AIDEM and Job Gear Saisoku websites. The data was gathered by occupation and the average hourly wages of the jobs posted each week, excluding night shift job postings.