Tokyo Disney Resort Raises Minimum Cast Member Wage by Less Than $1, First Increase in Six Years
For the first time in six years, Tokyo Disney Resort has increased the minimum wage for its Cast Members by ¥100 ($0.83). This situation comes as the Japanese Yen continues to deflate against the US Dollar.
The minimum Cast Member wages will increase to the following hourly rates:
Grade A Cast — ¥1100 ($9.08) per hour.
Grade G Cast — ¥1120 ($9.25) to ¥1250 ($10.32) per hour.
Grade I Cast — ¥1200 ($9.91) to ¥1350 ($11.15) per hour.
Grade C Cast — ¥1250 ($10.32) to ¥1450 ($11.97) per hour.
Grade G, I, and C Cast Members have different starting rates depending on position.
It’s important to note that Tokyo has a lower cost of living compared to many American cities, with average rent for a studio apartment at around ¥65000 ($536.90), so salaries and wages are often lower than in the United States or Europe. But since the last wage hike, ticket prices at Tokyo Disney Resort have gone up by ¥2000 ($16.52), a nearly 27% increase.
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