Why do 83% of Japanese full-time employees not want to be in managerial positions?

"Do you want to become a manager in the future?"

"Do you want to become a manager in the future?"

Then more than 80% of the respondents, 400 full-time employees in their 20s to 50s who do not have a job title, answered

"I do not want to become a manager" (83.0%) by Japan manpower

The reasons for wanting to become a manager are "increased compensation" and "I can grow up" and Reasons why I don't want to be a manager The top is "I don't want to do heavy duty work" After that, "there is little merit in terms of remuneration" (40.4%) and "the work load is high" (40.4%) follow.

The mysterious story that the compensation decreases when you become a manager

In Japan, the mysterious story that the compensation decreases when you become a manager is famous. It is really happening that regular employees with basic salary + overtime pay receive higher salary than managers (no overtime pay).Normally, when you become a manager, your income will increase dramatically, but in Japan it is characteristic that this does not happen.

When looking at Average Salary(平均給与),


4.36 million yen (2019,regular employee)

5.98 million yen.(2018/Manager).by 平成30年賃金構造基本統計調査 

You can see that the salary of managers is quite a low. Also, You can see that it is not so different from the regular employee salary level.

It is challenge in Japan to improve the labor & education environment and compensation system that make Japanese want to become a manager.

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