Average Software Developer with Java Skills Salary in Canada

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The average salary for a Software Developer with Java skills in Canada is C$65,993.
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C$47k - C$88k
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C$805 - C$7k
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C$45k - C$93k

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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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Software Developer

The top respondents for the job title Software Developer are from the companies IBM Canada Ltd., SAP America, Inc. and The Jonah Group Ltd.. Reported salaries are highest at SAP where the average pay is C$76,885. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Ericsson Inc. and IBM Canada Ltd., earning around C$75,542 and C$75,252, respectively. Tata Consultancy Services Limited pays the lowest at around C$60,881. The Jonah Group Ltd. and RBC Bank also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying C$63,676 and C$69,339, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Software Developer

Skills that pay less than market rate include HTML, .NET, SQL, C# Programming Language and JavaScript.

Pay by Experience Level for Software Developer

An entry-level Software Developer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$56,900 based on 177 salaries. An early career Software Developer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$63,468 based on 1,191 salaries. A mid-career Software Developer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$73,887 based on 486 salaries. An experienced Software Developer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$85,311 based on 194 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$89,444.
Employees with Software Developer in their job title in Calgary, Alberta earn an average of 7.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Vancouver, British Columbia (6.8% more) and Ottawa, Ontario (2.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Halifax, Nova Scotia (17.5% less) and Winnipeg, Manitoba (10.9% less).

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