Software Engineer Salary

The average pay for a Software Engineer is C$66,553 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$48,583 - C$89,085
(Median)
C$49K
C$67K
C$89K
MEDIAN: C$66,553
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C$16.90 - C$59.60
(Median)
C$17
C$29
C$60
MEDIAN: C$29.00
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National Salary 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$32KC$64KC$96K
Salary
C$48,583 - C$89,085  
   
Bonus
C$0.00 - C$9,685  
Profit Sharing
C$479.71 - C$11,850  
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$48,395 - C$93,699  
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,416
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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C$0C$21C$42C$63
Hourly Rate
C$16.90 - C$59.60  
   
Overtime
C$21.29 - C$61.72  
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.
)
C$0C$50KC$100KC$150K
Bonus
C$0.00 - C$9,685  
   
Profit Sharing
C$479.71 - C$11,850  
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).
)
C$48,395 - C$93,699  
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 212
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

Software Engineer Reviews

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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Experience Affects Software Engineer Salaries




National Average
C$67,000


Skills That Affect Software Engineer Salaries

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Java/J2EE
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Linux
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Python
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Microsoft SQL Server
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National Average
C$67,000

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HTML
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 297 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 13%
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