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Average Senior Software Engineer Salary in Japan

¥6,831,756
Avg. Salary
¥1,179,151
Bonus
¥327,500
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The average salary for a Senior Software Engineer in Japan is ¥6,831,756.
10%
¥4m
MEDIAN
¥7m
90%
¥11m
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¥4m - ¥11m
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¥58k - ¥2m
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¥0 - ¥328k
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What Do Senior Software Engineers Do?

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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What Are Popular Skills for Senior Software Engineers?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Senior Software Engineers?

An early career Senior Software Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of ¥5,739,130 based on 12 salaries. A mid-career Senior Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of ¥6,498,041 based on 63 salaries. An experienced Senior Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of ¥7,346,988 based on 29 salaries.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 104 survey responses.
Early Career
11.5%
Mid Career
60.6%
Experienced
27.9%