Average Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Salary in Canada

C$64,296
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
C$3,611
Bonus
C$12,700
Commission
C$2,013
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer in Canada is C$64,296.
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C$46k
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C$64k
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C$89k
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MEDIAN C$64,296
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Salary
C$46k - C$89k
Bonus
C$498 - C$10k
Profit Sharing
C$204 - C$10k
Commission
C$0 - C$13k
Total Pay
C$43k - C$92k

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Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer
Software Developer
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer

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

Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer

An entry-level Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$53,838 based on 205 salaries. An early career Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$61,248 based on 607 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$71,656 based on 302 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$79,790 based on 141 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$82,722.
Employees with Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer in their job title in Calgary, Alberta earn an average of 14.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Vancouver, British Columbia (8.5% more) and Ottawa, Ontario (7.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Québec City, Québec (15.4% less), Edmonton, Alberta (4.9% less) and Montréal, Québec (1.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,273 survey responses.
Entry Level
16.1%
Early Career
47.7%
Mid Career
23.7%
Experienced
11.1%
Late Career
1.4%