Average Senior Software Development Engineer (SDE) Salary in Canada

C$96,942
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
C$9,000
Bonus
C$3,000
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The average salary for a Senior Software Development Engineer (SDE) in Canada is C$96,942.
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C$61k
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C$97k
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C$121k
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MEDIAN C$96,942
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Salary
C$61k - C$121k
Bonus
C$875 - C$33k
Profit Sharing
C$0 - C$3k
Total Pay
C$59k - C$131k

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Job Description for Senior Software Development Engineer (SDE)

Senior 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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Software Development Engineer (SDE)

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Senior Software Development Engineer (SDE). Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
Senior Software Development Engineer (SDE)
Software Team Leader
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Senior Software Development Engineer (SDE)

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

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

An early career Senior Software Development Engineer (SDE) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$85,000 based on 9 salaries. A mid-career Senior Software Development Engineer (SDE) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$92,432 based on 26 salaries. An experienced Senior Software Development Engineer (SDE) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$103,089 based on 32 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$100,000.
Employees with Senior Software Development Engineer (SDE) in their job title in Montréal, Québec earn an average of 8.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Vancouver, British Columbia (8.0% more) and Toronto, Ontario (3.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Halifax, Nova Scotia (22.6% less) and Waterloo, Ontario (4.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 72 survey responses.
Early Career
12.5%
Mid Career
36.1%
Experienced
44.4%
Late Career
6.9%