This page details the varying salary you will receive on a month by month basis if you are employed with Interac Co Ltd as an ALT teaching English in Japan.
Interac pays it's ALT's a monthly salary based on the days worked out of the possible working days for each month. Interac pays a reduced salary for the months of April, August, December and March. Note that the school year in Japan starts in April. Full salary is paid for the remaining months, assuming you attend work each day, are not late and there are no complaints from the schools.
Payment period for Interac
Interac salary payments are made at the end of the month for the preceding months work. This is important to note for ALT's coming for their first year working in Japan as an ALT because that means it takes 2 months before you see your first pay check.
Reiteration: You start work in April but you won't receive a salary until the end of May (May 31st). Be sure you bring enough cash with you to survive the first two months living and setting up in Japan.
See the cost of setting up an apartment in Japan
and how much money do I need to come to Japan as an ALT
Interac Payment Schedule
The following payment schedule is based on a base Interac salary of ￥230,000 per month.
|Date||Cash received||Salary relates to month worked||Notes|
|April 30th||-||n/a||No salary received in this month for new ALT's|
|May 31st||About ￥145,000* less tax and other||April||*This assumes your contract starts on the 10th April.
If you start later then your salary will be prorated accordingly.
|June 30th||About ￥230,000 less tax and other||May||Full salary|
|July||About ￥230,000 less tax and other||June||Full salary|
|August||About ￥230,000 less tax and other||July||Full salary|
|September||About ￥115,000* less tax and other||August||*Salary is prorate based on a percentage stipulated in your contract because of summer vacation.|
|October||About ￥230,000 less tax and other||September||Full salary|
|November||About ￥230,000 less tax and other||October||Full salary|
|December||About ￥230,000 less tax and other||November||Full salary|
|January||About ￥167,500* less tax and other||December||*Salary is prorate based on a percentage stipulated in your contract because of winter vacation.|
|February||About ￥230,000 less tax and other||January||Full salary|
|March||About ￥230,000 less tax and other||February||Full salary|
|April||About ￥175,000* less tax and other||March||*This assumes your contract ends on the 24th March.
If your contract end date differs then your salary will be prorated accordingly.
If you have heard about contract completion bonuses, note that these are no longer paid.
Also be aware that if you are leaving then there may be some extra deductions from your salary to cover leaving expenses.