Average Embedded Software Developer Salary in Canada

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The average salary for an Embedded Software Developer in Canada is C$69,016.
MEDIAN C$69,016
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C$46k - C$91k
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C$46k - C$94k

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Job Description for Embedded Software Developer

Embedded Software Developer Tasks
  • Use kernel debuggers, system dumps, and assembly language, as well as higher level languages.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for embedded devices.
  • Write performance critical code in resource-limited environments, including low power, low memory, restricted bandwidth, CPU, etc.
  • Test and document software.

Career Paths

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Embedded Software Developer
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Popular Skills for Embedded Software Developer

Skills in Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS, C++ Programming Language, Linux and Software Development are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include C Programming Language.

Pay by Experience Level for Embedded Software Developer

An entry-level Embedded Software Developer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$55,452 based on 14 salaries. An early career Embedded Software Developer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$65,619 based on 49 salaries. A mid-career Embedded Software Developer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$75,848 based on 27 salaries. An experienced Embedded Software Developer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$76,462 based on 10 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$93,350.
Employees with Embedded Software Developer in their job title in Waterloo, Ontario earn an average of 23.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Toronto, Ontario (2.5% more) and Vancouver, British Columbia (0.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Ottawa, Ontario (10.2% less) and Montréal, Québec (4.3% less).

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