The average salary for an Embedded Software Developer in Canada is C$69,016.
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Job Description for Embedded Software Developer
Embedded software developers are in charge of creating effective embedded software applications for their organization. They are responsible for programming software capabilities based on project requirements, as well as resolving obstacles as they arise during the development process. Their main functions include coding firmware, troubleshooting software packages as required, providing support packages for embedded systems, and producing high-quality technical documentation for future reference…Read more
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.
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Popular Skills for Embedded Software Developer
C Programming Language
Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
C++ Programming Language
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.
Pay Difference by Location
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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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