The average pay for a Software Engineer is C$70,009 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

C$50,083 - C$95,092
C$50K
C$69K
C$95K
MEDIAN: C$69,367
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50%
90%
C$15.98 - C$59.69
C$16
C$30
C$60
MEDIAN: C$29.78
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50%
90%
C$0C$99K
Salary C$50,083 - C$95,092
Bonus C$104 - C$10,147
Profit Sharing C$36.17 - C$10,435
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$49,282 - C$99,189
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 9 Dec 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,992
Hourly Data C$0C$69
Hourly Rate C$15.98 - C$59.69
Hourly Tips C$4.57
Overtime C$10.93 - C$69.34
Annual Data C$0C$99K
Bonus C$104 - C$10,147
Profit Sharing C$36.17 - C$10,435
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$49,282 - C$99,189
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 9 Dec 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 286

Job Description for Software Engineer

In the world of software design and development, a software engineer plays a key role. The engineer is typically the person who helps to develop the ways that software functions created by a software design team will work. The software engineer will work with designers to help consolidate disparate program functions into a unified whole. The engineer also works with programmers and coders to help map out various programming tasks and smaller functions, which are then combined into larger, functioning programs or new features for existing software.

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Software Engineer Tasks

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Software Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Software Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$65,000 based on 1,011 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Software Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$77,000 based on 565 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$84,000 based on 302 salaries. A Software Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$95,000 based on 44 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$70,206

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Software Engineer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Software Engineer?

Software Engineer in Toronto:
"Fun."
Pros: There is never a dull moment. There is always new work you could be doing.
Cons: The crazy long hours. Particularly for change windows. Welcome to IT!

Software Engineer in Toronto:
"Lots Of Learning Ahead."
Pros: - learning experience. - less people conflict resolution and more problem solving involvement.
Cons: - stress level. - management.

Software Engineer in Winnipeg:
Pros: I enjoy the freedom to develop exceptional software used by hundreds of people.
Cons: Not much. At times I guess the lack of appreciation for what we do. Users tend to focus on the bugs and failures, not the successes.

Software Engineer in Peterborough:
"The People Are Great But The Workload Is Excessive."
Pros: The people are very kind and helpful. The small size of the business means lots of latitude in what skills I learn and what projects I undertake.
Cons: There's almost no project management or scheduling, so projects are generally late. Because of this, I am almost perpetually in crunch mode and working 60+ hours each week, with no compensation.

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Key Stats for Software Engineer

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 334 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
3%

Experience Affects Software Engineer Salaries

▲35%

▲20%

▲9%

National Average
C$70,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Software Engineer Salaries


▲2%

▲2%

C++
▲1%

C++ Programming Language
▲1%

▼0%

▼0%


National Average
C$70,000

SQL
▼1%

▼2%


▼2%

▼3%

C#
▼4%

▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 334 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 15%