Average Lead Software Development Engineer (SDE) Salary in Canada

C$94,462
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
C$8,355
Bonus
C$2,035
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The average salary for a Lead Software Development Engineer (SDE) in Canada is C$94,462.
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C$74k
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C$120k
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MEDIAN C$94,462
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Salary
C$74k - C$120k
Bonus
C$2k - C$15k
Profit Sharing
C$2k - C$5k
Total Pay
C$74k - C$128k

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Job Description for Lead Software Development Engineer (SDE)

Lead Software Development Engineer (SDE) Tasks
  • Work with designers and content producers.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for server applications.
  • Write code to create multi-threaded, networked server applications.
  • Use source debuggers, program dumps, and performance monitoring tools.
  • Test and document software for server applications.

Career Paths

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Lead Software Development Engineer (SDE)
Software Development Manager
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Lead Software Development Engineer (SDE)

Skills in Java are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include JavaScript, .NET, C# Programming Language and SQL.

Pay by Experience Level for Lead Software Development Engineer (SDE)

An early career Lead Software Development Engineer (SDE) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$86,428 based on 27 salaries. A mid-career Lead Software Development Engineer (SDE) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$91,037 based on 73 salaries. An experienced Lead Software Development Engineer (SDE) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$101,715 based on 75 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$102,357.
Employees with Lead Software Development Engineer (SDE) in their job title in Ottawa, Ontario earn an average of 24.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Calgary, Alberta (5.9% more) and Montréal, Québec (5.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Winnipeg, Manitoba (10.0% less) and Mississauga, Ontario (7.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 188 survey responses.
Early Career
14.4%
Mid Career
38.8%
Experienced
39.9%
Late Career
6.9%