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Average Computer Programmer’s and Interactive Media Developer’s Salary in Canada
The table below details the hourly wages for Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers.
The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 2174.
Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: computer programmer, software developer, computer game developer, Java programmer and web programmer.
According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario at $43.27 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Prince Edward Island and Montreal – Quebec at $31.79 per hour.
A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $65,000 – $85,000.
Employment prospects are very good for this profession. Government labour market data indicates that the number of job seekers will not be sufficient to fill the job vacancies in these occupations for the near future. Job openings will mainly result from expansion demand and retirements. Immigrants will be a major source of supply for this profession.
Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers in Canada
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|Calgary – Alberta*||30.38||38.98||58.96||2019|
|Edmonton – Alberta*||23.00||38.91||51.10||2019|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia||18.75||34.29||55.29||2018|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba||20.00||32.06||46.15||2018|
|Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick||18.00||32.05||43.27||2018|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia||22.00||36.38||48.72||2018|
|Toronto – Ontario||20.82||38.20||57.69||2018|
|Ottawa – Ontario||21.50||41.54||60.10||2018|
|London – Ontario||24.04||35.18||50.96||2018|
|Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario||23.00||43.27||61.54||2018|
|Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario||22.00||33.78||45.00||2018|
|Montreal – Quebec||20.51||31.79||51.28||2018|
|Prince Edward Island||18.00||31.79||41.03||2018|
|Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan||23.08||37.11||46.62||2018|
Currently, this occupation is an eligible occupation to apply for express entry immigration with the federal skilled worker permanent resident visa.
The 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in natural and applied sciences, which includes computer programmers and interactive media developers, is $43.86. The 2020 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,634, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $85,000.
There are over 160,000 computer programmers and interactive media developers working in Canada.