The average salary for an Entry-Level Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer in Canada is C$54,522.
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Job Description for Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer
Software engineer/developer/programmers may work in one major industry or in a vast array of different industries. Some may work for companies that produce and sell exactly what they work with. Many others work in other types of industries that do not sell these products but make use of their own. So, one could work for Microsoft designing computer programs to sell, while another may work for a large business and be responsible for designing the private computer programs that employees use wi…Read more
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Popular Skills for Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer
C# Programming Language
C++ Programming Language
Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer
An early career Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$61,918 based on 596 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$71,948 based on 271 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$80,424 based on 158 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$80,000.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer in their job title in Ottawa, Ontario earn an average of 18.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Calgary, Alberta (14.4% more) and Toronto, Ontario (3.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Vancouver, British Columbia (7.8% less).
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