What are others’ experience taking their first developer job in Japan and what was your salary growth like in subsequent years?
Since finishing JET I am starting my software dev career and have done a series of interviews in Tokyo.
I currently have one offer for 3.5 mil yen with 2 bonuses a year at a consulting agency as a frontend engineer, with potential for full-stack projects. They will also help with changing my visa over from an instructor type. This seems somewhat low but a good chance to work on skills I enjoy.
I am a computer science graduate who went on the JET program for a year, have one web dev internship, and has consistently done programming projects and some open source contributions since graduating and while teaching.