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Average Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Salary in Canada

C$67,782
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
C$4,137
Bonus
C$2,065
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The average salary for a Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer in Canada is C$67,782.
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CA$68k
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C$49k - C$90k
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C$958 - C$11k
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C$304 - C$15k
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C$46k - C$94k
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What Do Software Engineer / Developer / Programmers Do?

Job Satisfaction for Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer

4 out of 5
(139)
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106Reviews

Popular Employer Salaries for Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer

The top respondents for the job title Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer are from the companies Ubisoft Entertainment Inc., Microsoft Corp and IBM Canada Ltd.. Reported salaries are highest at Telus Corporation where the average pay is C$81,350. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include IBM Canada Ltd. and Ubisoft Entertainment Inc., earning around C$80,000 and C$69,041, respectively. Microsoft Corp pays the lowest at around C$55,000. Optelvision and The Jonah Group Ltd. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying C$61,175 and C$62,201, respectively.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Software Engineer / Developer / Programmers?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineer / Developer / Programmers?

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$57,135 based on 77 salaries. An early career Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$64,156 based on 593 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$74,935 based on 245 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$83,137 based on 135 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$85,150.
Employees with Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer in their job title in Toronto, Ontario earn an average of 10.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Calgary, Alberta (9.4% more) and Vancouver, British Columbia (6.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Québec City, Québec (16.9% less), Edmonton, Alberta (8.8% less) and Montréal, Québec (2.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,073 survey responses.
Entry Level
7.2%
Early Career
55.3%
Mid Career
22.8%
Experienced
12.6%
Late Career
2.1%