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Average Software Developer Salary in Japan

¥4,504,922
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¥606,782
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The average salary for a Software Developer in Japan is ¥4,504,922.
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¥2m
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90%
¥10m
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What Do Software Developers Do?

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

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Software Developer
Java Developer
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What Are Popular Skills for Software Developers?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Software Developers?

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 9 salaries. An early career Software Developer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of ¥4,080,498 based on 38 salaries. A mid-career Software Developer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of ¥6,050,476 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 7 salaries.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 82 survey responses.
Entry Level
11.0%
Early Career
46.3%
Mid Career
34.1%
Experienced
8.5%