Average Entry-Level Software Developer Salary in Canada

C$54,868
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
C$3,004
Bonus
C$1,573
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Software Developer in Canada is C$54,868.
10%
C$40k
MEDIAN
C$55k
90%
C$72k
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Salary
C$40k - C$72k
Bonus
C$494 - C$8k
Profit Sharing
C$297 - C$7k
Total Pay
C$39k - C$73k

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Job Description for Software Developer

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

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Popular Skills for Software Developer

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

Pay by Experience Level for Software Developer

An early career Software Developer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$61,519 based on 4,554 salaries. A mid-career Software Developer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$72,204 based on 1,915 salaries. An experienced Software Developer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$80,033 based on 937 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$86,515.
Employees with Software Developer in their job title in Toronto, Ontario earn an average of 9.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Ottawa, Ontario (7.5% more) and Vancouver, British Columbia (3.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Winnipeg, Manitoba (12.7% less), Edmonton, Alberta (7.9% less) and Montréal, Québec (3.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 7,607 survey responses.
Early Career
59.9%
Mid Career
25.2%
Experienced
12.3%
Late Career
2.6%