Average Entry-Level Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Salary in Canada

C$54,522
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
C$2,940
Bonus
C$1,750
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer in Canada is C$54,522.
10%
C$40k
MEDIAN
C$55k
90%
C$75k
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Salary
C$40k - C$75k
Bonus
C$1k - C$6k
Profit Sharing
C$0 - C$2k
Total Pay
C$36k - C$75k

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Popular Skills for Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer

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

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,045 survey responses.
Early Career
57.0%
Mid Career
25.9%
Experienced
15.1%
Late Career
1.9%