Average Senior Software Engineer Salary in China

CNY 309,734
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CNY 42,631
CNY 50,000
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The average salary for a Senior Software Engineer in China is CNY 309,734.
CNY 165k
CNY 310k
CNY 508k
MEDIAN CNY 309,734
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CNY 165k - CNY 508k
CNY 23k - CNY 130k
Profit Sharing
CNY 14k - CNY 155k
Total Pay
CNY 176k - CNY 642k

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Job Description for Senior Software Engineer

Senior Software Engineer Tasks
  • Test and document software for client applications.
  • Guide and review work of junior engineers.
  • Translate business requirements into technical specifications and help manage project priorities and timelines.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for client applications.
  • Use source debuggers and visual development environments.

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Career Paths

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Popular Skills for Senior Software Engineer

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

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Software Engineer

An early career Senior Software Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of CNY 254,341 based on 12 salaries. A mid-career Senior Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of CNY 304,542 based on 38 salaries. An experienced Senior Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of CNY 305,209 based on 22 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Senior Software Engineer in their job title in Shanghai, Shanghai earn an average of 3.4% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Shenzhen, Guangdong (11.2% less) and Beijing, Beijing (3.1% less).

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