The average pay for a Software Engineer is C$69,273 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

C$49,884 - C$94,496
C$50K
C$69K
C$94K
MEDIAN: C$69,273
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50%
90%

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C$14.98 - C$62.72
C$15
C$29
C$63
MEDIAN: C$29.37
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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C$0C$33KC$66KC$99K
Salary
C$49,884 - C$94,496  
   
Bonus
C$502 - C$10,181  
Profit Sharing
C$67.50 - C$11,928  
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$48,884 - C$98,845  
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,524
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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C$0C$25C$50C$75
Hourly Rate
C$14.98 - C$62.72  
   
Hourly Tips
C$4.57  
Overtime
C$23.63 - C$72.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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C$0C$50KC$100KC$150K
Bonus
C$502 - C$10,181  
   
Profit Sharing
C$67.50 - C$11,928  
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$48,884 - C$98,845  
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 153

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Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$70,003

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Software Engineer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Software Engineer?

Software Engineer in Toronto:
"Lots Of Learning Ahead."
Pros: - learning experience. - less people conflict resolution and more problem solving involvement.
Cons: - stress level. - management.

Software Engineer in Winnipeg:
Pros: I enjoy the freedom to develop exceptional software used by hundreds of people.
Cons: Not much. At times I guess the lack of appreciation for what we do. Users tend to focus on the bugs and failures, not the successes.

Software Engineer in Peterborough:
"The People Are Great But The Workload Is Excessive."
Pros: The people are very kind and helpful. The small size of the business means lots of latitude in what skills I learn and what projects I undertake.
Cons: There's almost no project management or scheduling, so projects are generally late. Because of this, I am almost perpetually in crunch mode and working 60+ hours each week, with no compensation.

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Key Stats for Software Engineer

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 174 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
2%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Software Engineer Salaries

▲36%

▲20%

▲8%

National Average
C$70,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Software Engineer Salaries


C++
▲1%


▲1%

▲1%

National Average
C$70,000

▼1%

SQL
▼1%

▼1%



▼3%

C#
▼4%

▼4%

▼5%

▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 174 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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