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Japan data scientists earn 30% less than Chinese counterparts

Country also trails Singapore and Hong Kong in tech job salaries, study finds

Cybersecurity consultants in Japan earn less than their counterparts in some other Asian countries. (Photo provided by Fujitsu)

TOKYO -- Japan lags mainland China, Hong Kong and Singapore in a key factor in securing skilled information technology workers -- pay.

Data scientists in Japan earn up to $109,000 a year, compared with about $146,000 in mainland China, according to Hays Specialist Recruitment Japan, which based its figures on job changes it brokered in 2018 and 2019.

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