Average Software Engineer Salary in Canada

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The average salary for a Software Engineer in Canada is C$72,953.
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C$52k - C$99k
C$986 - C$11k
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C$100 - C$10k
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C$51k - C$104k

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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, Index Exchange and IBM Canada Ltd.. Reported salaries are highest at Amazon.com Inc where the average pay is C$97,177. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Electronic Arts Inc. and Cisco Systems Inc, earning around C$87,352 and C$81,591, respectively. IBM Canada Ltd. pays the lowest at around C$71,768. Synopsys, Inc and Ciena Corp also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying C$72,665 and C$74,671, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Software Engineer

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.

Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineer

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$61,659 based on 249 salaries. An early career Software Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$69,884 based on 2,010 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$79,213 based on 956 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$86,624 based on 507 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$99,016.
Employees with Software Engineer in their job title in Vancouver, British Columbia earn an average of 5.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Toronto, Ontario (4.7% more) and Waterloo, Ontario (3.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Halifax, Nova Scotia (13.9% less), Montréal, Québec (4.8% less) and Calgary, Alberta (1.0% less).

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