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Software Developer Salary (Canada)

The average pay for a Software Developer is C$59,661 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Software Developer Salary (?
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C$43,588 - C$80,885
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MEDIAN: C$59,660
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Software Developer Salary (?
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C$16.60 - C$53.00
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MEDIAN: C$25.00
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National Salary Data

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C$0C$29KC$58KC$87K
Salary
C$43,588 - C$80,885  
   
Bonus
C$0.00 - C$8,047  
Profit Sharing
C$706 - C$6,056  
Commission
C$0.00 - C$11,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$42,879 - C$84,419  
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 2 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 5,972
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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C$0C$20C$40C$60
Hourly Rate
C$16.60 - C$53.00  
   
Overtime
C$1.55 - C$58.61  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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C$0C$50KC$100KC$150K
Bonus
C$0.00 - C$8,047  
   
Commission
C$0.00 - C$11,000  
Profit Sharing
C$706 - C$6,056  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$42,879 - C$84,419  
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 2 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 493
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Pay Difference By Location

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Software Developer Reviews

What is it like working as a Software Developer?
Software Developer in Calgary:
"Fun, Varied Work, With Lots Of Places To Go."
Pros: Flexibility, wide range of skills to use, lots of control, open discussion, fun atmosphere, many project proposals, lots of opportunities to learn.
Cons: High stress, tons of projects - disorganization needs to be handled efficiently.
Software Developer in Edmonton:
Pros: Challenging and something new all the time. Mentally stimulating. Flexible work schedule.
Cons: If you want to stay on top, you'll constantly need to be working to keep yourself up to date with new technologies. You occasionally have to put in unpaid hours when it is crunch time.
Software Developer in Vancouver:
"I Like It."
Pros: I really like the flexibility and my ability to choose what I want to work. The management is amazing and easy to approach. We have a big emphasis on flat team structure which really helps. The company actively tries to keep everyone happy which is great.
Cons: I don't seem to be getting paid as much as my friends.
Software Developer in Ontario:
"Canada job-seeker"
Pros: Involves less travel. High pay Get assistance on internet
Cons: Working overtime Negotiating with customer
Software Developer in Ottawa:
"Life of a software developer"
Pros: Solving challenging problems everyday. In addition, you have to learn new skills. The hours is also flexible.
Cons: You have to sit constantly at your desk so it is a health risk.

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Experience Affects Software Developer Salaries

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C$60,000

Skills That Affect Software Developer Salaries

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PL/SQL
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C++
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Java
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National Average
C$60,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 771 votes.

Gender

Female
10%
female alumni
 
Male
90%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 12%