Average Senior Software Engineer Salary in Canada

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The average salary for a Senior Software Engineer in Canada is C$97,240.
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C$77k - C$135k
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What Do Senior Software Engineers Do?

Senior Software Engineer Tasks
  • Test and document software for client applications.
  • Guide and review work of junior engineers.
  • Translate business requirements into technical specifications and help manage project priorities and timelines.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for client applications.
  • Use source debuggers and visual development environments.

Job Satisfaction for Senior Software Engineer

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Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Software Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Senior Software Engineer are from the companies Amazon.com Inc, Cisco Systems Inc and IBM Canada Ltd.. Reported salaries are highest at Huawei where the average pay is C$135,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Cisco Systems Inc and Ciena Corp, earning around C$124,578 and C$112,090, respectively. Amazon.com Inc pays the lowest at around C$101,130. IBM Canada Ltd. and Move, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying C$101,250 and C$105,000, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Senior Software Engineers?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Senior Software Engineers?

An early career Senior Software Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$90,406 based on 139 salaries. A mid-career Senior Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$94,592 based on 699 salaries. An experienced Senior Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$99,521 based on 703 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$109,287.
Employees with Senior Software Engineer in their job title in Vancouver, British Columbia earn an average of 3.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Ottawa, Ontario (2.9% more) and Calgary, Alberta (2.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Mississauga, Ontario (6.9% less), Montréal, Québec (6.7% less) and Waterloo, Ontario (2.5% less).

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