Current List 2023: Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs In Japan

Filed in Jobs by on January 4, 2023 0 Comments

Japan is one of the most influential countries in Asia. With the rise of webtoon, Japan seems to be topping the chart when it comes to great plots and screenplay. Getting a job in Japan as a citizen or as a foreigner is made easy and just in case you wish to know the highest paying jobs and their descriptions, scroll down. You could build a profile and apply in Japan as a foreigner but below are the jobs with the highest pay.

1. Software Engineers

IT experts seem to be the most sought after profession globally and Japan is one country that appreciates the competence of a good Software Engineer. Lots of companies in Japan open their employment doors really wide to take as many software engineers as possible.

Their jobs include creating, developing, testing, maintaining, and evaluating computer software.

The annual salary of a Software Engineer in Japan is ¥4934492 per annum.

Skills required to be a Software Engineers;

  • A good Computer programming and coding skills
  • Critical and Logical thinking ability
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Communication skills
  • Multi-tasking skills

2. English Teacher

Speaking and writing in English is a big deal, believe me and if you can do that, you will always have firms seeking for you. English speakers can be hired as teachers, translators, and ambassadors in Japan and this seems to be the best job for English speaking foreigners in Japan. You could work as a school teacher or home tutor in private or public schools, companies, and cram institutes as well in Japan. There are even many volunteer teaching jobs where your food and lodging are provided.

The annual salary for a high school English Teacher in Japan is ¥4,280,000 per annum.

Skills required to be an English Teacher;

  • Communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Excellent English pronunciation skill
  • Grammar skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Teamwork
  • Time management
  • Conflict resolution

3. Hostesses in Service Sector

There are supple opportunities in the tourism/ hospitality industry such as resorts, hotels, restaurants, and even cafes in the busy tourist areas.  A foreigner’s dual-language ability offered him an advantage here because; he will be helpful in dealing with the tourists that visit.

Foreign Hostesses are responsible for handling customers’ needs and queries, and monitoring the activity of the restaurants. Hostesses are in high demand in classy restaurants and hotels in Japan. This is among the most ideal jobs and also the most sought-after career in Japan for College kids.

An average Hostess in Japan receives ¥3304807 per annum.

Skills required to be a Hostess;

  • Communication skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Customer service skills
  • Multitasking skills
  • Patience
  • Teamwork
  • Attention to detail
  • Basic math
  • Flexibility
  • Organizational skills

4. Automobile Engineers

Automobiles are one of Japan’s most popular trade and innovations and getting an expert in that field is a blessing. There are job spaces from mechanical engineers to solution architects to design engineers in Japan. Plus working as an Automobile expert in Japan is a good thing because not only will you get exposed to new inventions, you will learn some new skills you never knew existed.

Automobile Engineer in Japan earns ¥9162680 per annum.

Skills required to be an Automobile Engineer;

  • Problem-solving skills
  • Machine design knowledge
  • Mathematical skills
  • Electrical and electromechanical systems knowledge
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data
  • Analytical thinking

5. Researcher

Japan comes is ranked third in the field of research and development. Japanese hub is always looking out to hire researchers who are astute learners and want to reach the top of their field.

The average salary of a Researcher in Japan is ¥5024626 per annum.

Skills required to be a Researcher;

  • Research skills
  • Communication skills
  • Writing skills
  • Time management skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Problem-solving skills
  • IT skills
  • Teamwork

6. Japanese Translators

Japan is one of those non-English speaking countries in the world and translators are in high demand. A good language skill gives a foreigner or anyone residing upper hand.

The salary of a Translator in Japan is ¥3397772 per annum.

Skills required for a Translator;

  • Communication skills
  • Writing skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Advanced knowledge of the language(s)
  • In-depth cultural knowledge
  • Research skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Good translation judgement

7. Wholesale Retail Buyers

Lots of products are imported into Japan so there are good chances for you to travel, learn, collect samples and purchase the products. As a Wholesale Retail Buyer, you will be responsible for buying retail items directly from manufacturers or resellers to resell to your customers. Speaking English or any other language is a bigger advantage.

Wholesale Retail Buyers in Japan earn ¥9135439 per annum.

Skills required to be a Wholesale Retail Buyer;

  • Communication skills
  • Customer knowledge
  • Analytical skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • IT skills
  • Math skills
  • Ability to work under pressure

8. Au Pairs

Au Pairs work has a helper from a foreign country. Au Pairs will have to live as part of the family which they live with. Even if you want to study abroad, you could still take this as a part-time job in Japan. This is among one of the highest-paying jobs in Japan for foreigners.

Au Pairs in Japan can make ¥43940 per week or more.

Skills required to be an Au Pair;

  • Communication skills
  • Patience and understanding
  • Interpersonal skills
  • First aid and CPR knowledge
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Cooking and cleaning skills
  • Creativity
  • Adaptability and flexibility

9. Country Manager

Japan seeks country managers who will work as representatives for their countries. A good knowledge of your country’s culture and tradition and their rich heritage is needed to work as a country manager in Japan and you could earn an average salary of ¥14900000 per annum.

Skills required for a Country Manager;

  • In depth knowledge of your country
  • Communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Strong organizational management skills
  • Stakeholder management skills
  • People skills
  • Strong critical thinking

10. Operations Director

The roles of an Operation Director include overseeing the company’s operational aspect and keeping tags of the company’s progress and outcomes, and relaying the information to the chief executive. Operation Directors earn as much as ¥14950000 yearly.

Skills required for an Operations Director;

  • Budget management
  • Communication skills
  • Effective decision-making skills
  • Planning skills
  • Report writing skills
  • Honesty
  • Tolerance
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Critical thinking.

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