By Skye | August 20th, 2020

This article is part of our series on finding a job in Japan and Tokyo.


County Director / Executive

$150,000 to $400,000

The country director is responsible for the resources of the company in the county area. The country director also reports to the superiors in the company, sometimes providing mid and end-year reports.

County Director/Executive is one of the highest paying jobs in Japan!

Here are a couple job listings for County Director in Japan:

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Manager Consultant

$70,000 to $300,000

A management consultant conducts employee interviews and data collection on the company of the client to learn how the management consultant may best assist the client. The information is compiled together and shared with the company and the client. As the name suggests, the main purpose of a management consultant is to be a consultant on management.

Here are some job listings for Manager Consultant in Japan:


$0 - $1,000,000

An entrepreneur starts a company while assuming responsibility by organizing and operating the company. The entrepreneur of a company is also the one who assumes responsibility for all of the risks of starting a company and the profits of the company are entirely based on the success of the entrepreneur. If the company does well, the entrepreneur profits too.

An entrepreneur can be one of the lowest or highest paying jobs in Japan!

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Executive Search Consultant

$60,000 to $200,000

Executive search consultants fill open positions in the upper level of a company by recruiting new employees to fill the positions. An executive search consultant listens to the requirements of the client for the executive position, puts a search process into action for a suitable new employee to fill the executive position, and also liaisons with the client.

Here are some job listings for Executive Search Consultant in Japan:

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$60,000 to $100,000

A translator in a company is responsible for translating information from one language to another. How much a translator is paid depends on who is hiring the translator to translate information.

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Sales/Business Development

$40,000 to $200,000

Sales/business development representatives are responsible for a sales strategy to raise the number of sales the company makes in a business quarter. To raise the number of sales, the sales/business development representative devises strategies for drawing in new customers that will purchase products from the company. How effective the strategy is may affect the rep's paycheck.

Here are some job listings for Sales/Business Development in Japan:

Risk Analyst

$75,000 - $150,000

A risk analyst in a company collects information on financial documents, potential clients, and economic conditions, before compiling the information together. The risk analyst uses the information to analyze the risk involved with clients making a specific decision on business. Companies may hire risk analysts to be the client of the risk analyst or their boss.

Here are some job listings for Risk Analyst in Japan:

IT Programmers

$40,000 to $150,000

IT Programmers use the skills in the Information Technology field to fulfill a role in the company. The role may be to maintain and build systems for the company or to perform a specific task on devices.


Software Engineer

$50,000 to $220,000

Software engineers in a company fulfill a number of roles. A software engineer in a company may design, develop, and test a system for the company. The software engineer may even draw diagrams & models for developers in the company to understand the code for the system. Even making recommendations for software upgrades is one of the roles!

Here are some job listings for Software Engineer in Japan:

Machine Learning

$70,000 to $150,000

A machine learning employee of a company has one main role of designing and developing new machine learning systems. At the same time, the machine learning employee runs machine learning tests.

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