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Money figures in the Sumo Kyokai
Y=Yokozuna, O=Ozeki, S=Sekiwake & Komusubi, M=Maegashira, J=Juryo
(figures without currency shown are thousand Yen)
Real income begins at Juryo. The new
Sekitori, as the Rikishi is called from then on, has a
monthly salary. Below are the figures for all ranks.
* presuming a yearly increase of 6% as usual
|Before 1957, a Sekitori only had his Basho bonus,
Mochi-Kyuukin, paid according to accumulated results,
also if absent (Kyuujoo). Achievements in his career add
permanently to this bi-monthly (now extra) salary of a
Technically, every Rikishi gets 3 Yen at the
start of his career and Yen figures are added to this.
The result is multiplied by 4000 now, to give the real
figure. Only the resulting figures are shown here.
Things adding to the bonus:
If the Rikishi has not reached this figure at the time of promotion, he gets the above minimum - and everything adds to it from then on.
If he gets demoted though, he loses what he got at that time. The next time he gets promoted back again, he may once more start with the minimum figure - if he still has not reached it on his own by then.
Sanshoo, being newer than this system, do not add to the bonus.
|Special bimonthly Basho allowance for Sanyaku
for absence (Zenkyuu), 1/3 up to 5 days,
Lower ranks are also paid in cash for every win and extra for every Kachi-koshi point.
Special promotion allowance (once) 1995: Yokozuna: 1000 Ozeki: 500
A Yokozuna gets a special allowance for his rope, to be made by the Rikishi of his Ichimon (no new data available).
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