The average pay for a Software Engineer is C$70,009 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

C$50,307 - C$96,156
C$50K
C$70K
C$96K
MEDIAN: C$70,009
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C$15.13 - C$62.80
C$15
C$30
C$63
MEDIAN: C$29.71
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National Salary Data (?
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C$0C$34KC$68KC$102K
Salary
C$50,307 - C$96,156  
   
Bonus
C$246.58 - C$10,296  
Profit Sharing
C$17.50 - C$10,750  
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$49,223 - C$99,840  
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,474
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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C$0C$25C$50C$75
Hourly Rate
C$15.13 - C$62.80  
   
Hourly Tips
C$4.57  
Overtime
C$0.00 - C$72.29  
National Annualized Data (?
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C$0C$50KC$100KC$150K
Bonus
C$246.58 - C$10,296  
   
Profit Sharing
C$17.50 - C$10,750  
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$49,223 - C$99,840  
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 152

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Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Software Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Software Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 1,011 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Software Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 565 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 302 salaries. A Software Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $95,000 based on 44 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$70,777

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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 176 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Software Engineer Salaries

▲34%

▲19%

▲9%

National Average
C$71,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Software Engineer Salaries


▲1%

▲1%

C++
▼0%

C++ Programming Language
▼0%

National Average
C$71,000

▼1%

▼1%


▼2%


SQL
▼2%

▼3%

▼4%

C#
▼5%

▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 176 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
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 15%
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