Update on Sumo Kyokai salaries

Achim Pawelczyk, achim@sys.titech.ac.jp

All money figures below are thousand Yen.

Y=Yokozuna, O=Ozeki, S=Sekiwake & Komusubi, M=Maegashira, J=Juryo

Year
1992: Y: 1800, O: 1497, S: 1077, M: 829, J: 654
1993: Y: 1874, O: 1559, S: 1124, M: 868, J: 687
1994: Y: 1987, O: 1653, S: 1192, M: 921, J: 729
1995: Y: 2107, O: 1753, S: 1264, M: 977, J: 773

Bimonthly Basho allowance for lower divisions
1993: Makushita: 80, Sandanme: 70, Yonidan: 65, Yonokuchi: 60
1994: Makushita: 90, Sandanme: 75, Yonidan: 70, Yonokuchi: 65
1995: Makushita: 120, Sandanme: 85, Yonidan: 75, Yonokuchi: 70

Oyakata salaries (according to positions in the Sumo Kyokai)
1994: Riji: 1144, Kanji: 1003, I-in: 789, Shunin: 670, Toshiyori: 618
1995: Riji: 1213, Kanji: 1064, I-in: 837, Shunin: 711, Toshiyori: 656

The last category should be the oyakata, who are attached to one Heya and work there, without any other post in the Kyokai hierarchy. Normally this is the status immediately after retiring from active Sumo.


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