Average Software Developer Salary in Japan

¥4,226,811
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
¥600,000
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The average salary for a Software Developer in Japan is ¥4,226,811.
10%
¥475k
10%
¥4m
50%
¥10m
90%
90%
MEDIAN ¥4,226,811
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Salary
¥475k - ¥10m
Bonus
¥10k - ¥1m
Total Pay
¥2m - ¥11m

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Job Description for Software Developer

Software Developer Tasks
  • Test and document software for client applications.
  • Write code to create single-threaded, multi-threaded or user interface event driven applications, either stand-alone and those which access servers or services.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for client applications.
  • Use source debuggers and visual development environments.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Software Developer. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Software Developer
Senior Software Engineer
Senior Java Developer
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Software Developer

Skills in Java, JavaScript and C++ Programming Language are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include .NET and C# Programming Language.

Pay by Experience Level for Software Developer

An entry-level Software Developer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of ¥3,033,911 based on 8 salaries. An early career Software Developer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of ¥3,600,000 based on 40 salaries. A mid-career Software Developer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of ¥6,000,000 based on 28 salaries. An experienced Software Developer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of ¥11,000,000 based on 5 salaries.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 81 survey responses.
Entry Level
9.9%
Early Career
49.4%
Mid Career
34.6%
Experienced
6.2%