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Average Software Engineer Salary in Canada

C$74,868
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
C$5,059
Bonus
C$2,891
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The average salary for a Software Engineer in Canada is C$74,868.
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CA$53k
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CA$75k
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CA$101k
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C$53k - C$101k
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What Do Software Engineers Do?

Job Satisfaction for Software Engineer

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Popular Employer Salaries for Software Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Software Engineer are from the companies Amazon.com Inc, Cisco Systems Inc and Index Exchange. Reported salaries are highest at Amazon.com Inc where the average pay is C$100,237. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Microsoft Corp and Electronic Arts Inc., earning around C$93,350 and C$86,578, respectively. IBM Canada Ltd. pays the lowest at around C$74,152. Synopsys, Inc and Index Exchange also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying C$74,352 and C$81,500, respectively.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Software Engineers?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineers?

An entry-level Software Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$63,077 based on 264 salaries. An early career Software Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$71,508 based on 2,128 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$81,287 based on 998 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$89,570 based on 480 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$100,338.
Employees with Software Engineer in their job title in Vancouver, British Columbia earn an average of 5.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Toronto, Ontario (4.5% more) and Waterloo, Ontario (3.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Montréal, Québec (5.4% less) and Calgary, Alberta (1.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 3,988 survey responses.
Entry Level
6.6%
Early Career
53.4%
Mid Career
25.0%
Experienced
12.0%
Late Career
3.0%