Average Java Developer Salary in Canada

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The average salary for a Java Developer in Canada is C$66,408.
MEDIAN C$66,408
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C$47k - C$87k
C$196 - C$8k
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C$505 - C$6k
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C$45k - C$92k

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Job Description for Java Developer

Java Developer Tasks
  • Test and document software for client applications.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for client applications.
  • Write code to create single-threaded or user interface event driven applications, either stand-alone and those which access servers or services.
  • Use source debuggers and visual development environments.

Popular Employer Salaries for Java Developer

The top respondents for the job title Java Developer are from the companies CGI Group Inc., FDM Group and Optimal Payments. Reported salaries are highest at Optimal Payments where the average pay is C$73,698. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include CGI Group Inc., earning around C$52,874. FDM Group pays the lowest at around C$38,766. Tecsys Inc. also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying C$52,431.

Career Paths

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Popular Skills for Java Developer

Skills in Java/J2EE and Spring are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include JavaScript, SQL and Java.

Pay by Experience Level for Java Developer

An entry-level Java Developer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$49,265 based on 41 salaries. An early career Java Developer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$60,076 based on 329 salaries. A mid-career Java Developer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$72,510 based on 230 salaries. An experienced Java Developer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$77,095 based on 104 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$87,921.
Employees with Java Developer in their job title in Ottawa, Ontario earn an average of 12.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Toronto, Ontario (4.0% more) and Vancouver, British Columbia (2.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Halifax, Nova Scotia (6.3% less), Winnipeg, Manitoba (3.1% less) and Québec City, Québec (2.9% less).

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