Average Senior Software Engineer Salary in Japan

¥6,879,117
Avg. Salary
¥1,100,000
Bonus
¥327,500
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Senior Software Engineer in Japan is ¥6,879,117.
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¥3m
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¥11m
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MEDIAN ¥6,879,117
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United States (change)
Salary
¥3m - ¥11m
Bonus
¥11k - ¥4m
Profit Sharing
¥0 - ¥328k
Total Pay
¥3m - ¥12m

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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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Software Engineer

Career Paths

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Senior Software Engineer
Research Scientist
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Senior Software Engineer

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, JavaScript and Java.

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 ¥5,143,984 based on 9 salaries. A mid-career Senior Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of ¥6,848,097 based on 62 salaries. An experienced Senior Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of ¥7,228,943 based on 28 salaries.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 99 survey responses.
Early Career
9.1%
Mid Career
62.6%
Experienced
28.3%