A person working in Information Technology in Canada typically earns around 120,000 CAD per year. Salaries range from 62,200 CAD (lowest average) to 196,000 CAD (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).
This is the average yearly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Information Technology careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|2nd Line Systems Engineer||116,000 CAD|
|ABAP Developer||108,000 CAD|
|Advertising Account Planner||101,000 CAD|
|Android Developer||110,000 CAD|
|Angular Developer||104,000 CAD|
|Application Consultant||146,000 CAD|
|Applications System Specialist||102,000 CAD|
|Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist||145,000 CAD|
|Artificial Intelligence Developer||137,000 CAD|
|AS400 Programmer||116,000 CAD|
|Assistant Information Technology Manager||146,000 CAD|
|Assistant Service Delivery Manager||132,000 CAD|
|Avaloq Developer||108,000 CAD|
|BizTalk Developer||123,000 CAD|
|Blockchain Associate||117,000 CAD|
|Blockchain Developer||102,000 CAD|
|Build and Release Engineer||107,000 CAD|
|Business Intelligence Analyst||129,000 CAD|
|Business Intelligence Developer||128,000 CAD|
|Business Objects Developer||114,000 CAD|
|Business Process Consultant||123,000 CAD|
|Business Systems Analyst||109,000 CAD|
|C# Developer||129,000 CAD|
|C++ Developer||122,000 CAD|
|Capacity Planning Manager||158,000 CAD|
|Change Administrator||106,000 CAD|
|Chief Information Security Officer||175,000 CAD|
|Client Delivery Manager||154,000 CAD|
|CMS Developer||93,400 CAD|
|Computer Animator||106,000 CAD|
|Computer Hardware Engineer||93,400 CAD|
|Computer Networks Architect||114,000 CAD|
|Computer Operator||77,400 CAD|
|Computer Technician||92,600 CAD|
|Copy Editor||92,600 CAD|
|CRM Application Administrator||110,000 CAD|
|Cross Platform Security Manager||152,000 CAD|
|Curam Developer||98,500 CAD|
|Data Analyst||114,000 CAD|
|Data Architect||114,000 CAD|
|Data Center Technician||97,900 CAD|
|Data Entry Supervisor||76,800 CAD|
|Data Manager||158,000 CAD|
|Data Modeling Analyst||112,000 CAD|
|Data Quality Analyst||111,000 CAD|
|Data Security Analyst||115,000 CAD|
|Data Security Manager||162,000 CAD|
|Data Warehousing Manager||148,000 CAD|
|Data Warehousing Specialist||114,000 CAD|
|Database Administration Manager||145,000 CAD|
|Database Administrator||124,000 CAD|
|Database Analyst||121,000 CAD|
|Database Developer||122,000 CAD|
|Database Report Writer||106,000 CAD|
|Delivery Manager||123,000 CAD|
|Developer / Programmer||117,000 CAD|
|Development Manager||160,000 CAD|
|Director of Application Development||173,000 CAD|
|Director of Technology||208,000 CAD|
|Disaster Recovery Analyst||107,000 CAD|
|Documentation Specialist||101,000 CAD|
|E-Commerce Manager||144,000 CAD|
|E-Commerce Marketing Analyst||129,000 CAD|
|E-Commerce Marketing Manager||146,000 CAD|
|E-Commerce Sales Manager||158,000 CAD|
|E-Commerce Strategy Manager||157,000 CAD|
|Enterprise Architecture Manager||151,000 CAD|
|Enterprise Infrastructure Architect||151,000 CAD|
|Enterprise Infrastructure Manager||174,000 CAD|
|ERP / CRM Technical Consultant||118,000 CAD|
|ERP Analyst||130,000 CAD|
|ERP Project Manager||158,000 CAD|
|Ethical Hacker||101,000 CAD|
|Financial Systems Manager||178,000 CAD|
|Flash Developer||105,000 CAD|
|Front End Developer||96,000 CAD|
|Full Stack Developer||117,000 CAD|
|Functional Analyst||126,000 CAD|
|Game Developer||108,000 CAD|
|GIS Analyst||103,000 CAD|
|GIS Developer||119,000 CAD|
|Global BI Analyst||119,000 CAD|
|Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer||100,000 CAD|
|Graphics Programmer||103,000 CAD|
|Graphics Web Designer||94,100 CAD|
|Hardware Design Engineer||107,000 CAD|
|Hardware Engineering Manager||166,000 CAD|
|Hardware Technician||89,300 CAD|
|Head of Development||160,000 CAD|
|Help Desk Analyst||107,000 CAD|
|Help Desk Manager||128,000 CAD|
|Help Desk Support||81,500 CAD|
|Helpdesk Manager||138,000 CAD|
|Imaging Programmer||104,000 CAD|
|Informatics Optimization Specialist||124,000 CAD|
|Information Assurance Analyst||123,000 CAD|
|Information Program Director||170,000 CAD|
|Information Security Administrator||136,000 CAD|
|Information Security Analyst||134,000 CAD|
|Information Security Engineer||110,000 CAD|
|Information Security Manager||167,000 CAD|
|Information Security Specialist||142,000 CAD|
|Information Services Consultant||141,000 CAD|
|Information Technology Administrator||97,100 CAD|
|Information Technology Asset Manager||162,000 CAD|
|Information Technology Consultant||144,000 CAD|
|Information Technology Coordinator||94,500 CAD|
|Information Technology Director||191,000 CAD|
|Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer||98,700 CAD|
|Information Technology Manager||189,000 CAD|
|Information Technology Operations Manager||194,000 CAD|
|Information Technology Product Manager||164,000 CAD|
|Information Technology Project Administrator||96,300 CAD|
|Information Technology Project Coordinator||125,000 CAD|
|Information Technology Project Leader||136,000 CAD|
|Information Technology Project Manager||181,000 CAD|
|Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager||144,000 CAD|
|Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)||126,000 CAD|
|Information Technology Quality Specialist||113,000 CAD|
|Information Technology Support||75,200 CAD|
|Information Technology Team Leader||146,000 CAD|
|Information Technology Trainer||119,000 CAD|
|Information Technology Training Analyst||123,000 CAD|
|Interface Design Manager||148,000 CAD|
|Interface Designer||97,000 CAD|
|IOS Developer||121,000 CAD|
|Java Developer||120,000 CAD|
|Lead Developer||139,000 CAD|
|Linux Administrator||113,000 CAD|
|Lotus Domino Administrator||119,000 CAD|
|Lotus Notes Developer||120,000 CAD|
|Mail Server Administrator||107,000 CAD|
|Major Incident Manager||140,000 CAD|
|Managed Service Specialist||117,000 CAD|
|Microsystems Engineer||118,000 CAD|
|Mobile Developer||115,000 CAD|
|Multimedia Developer||101,000 CAD|
|Multimedia Services Manager||131,000 CAD|
|Network Administration Team Lead||137,000 CAD|
|Network Administrator||100,000 CAD|
|Network Analyst||110,000 CAD|
|Network and Infrastructure Manager||188,000 CAD|
|Network Engineer||99,400 CAD|
|Network Engineering Manager||135,000 CAD|
|Network Security Systems Manager||149,000 CAD|
|Network Specialist||111,000 CAD|
|Network Technician||91,100 CAD|
|Nodejs Developer||126,000 CAD|
|NT Systems Administrator||110,000 CAD|
|Numerical Control Programmer||99,400 CAD|
|Online Banking Manager||191,000 CAD|
|Online Banking Specialist||148,000 CAD|
|OPS Manager||161,000 CAD|
|Oracle Database Administrator||115,000 CAD|
|Oracle Developer||117,000 CAD|
|Perl Developer||102,000 CAD|
|PHP Developer||100,000 CAD|
|Python Developer||125,000 CAD|
|Records Manager||94,600 CAD|
|Remedy Developer||95,400 CAD|
|Reporting Analyst||119,000 CAD|
|Ruby Developer||106,000 CAD|
|Salesforce Administrator||115,000 CAD|
|Salesforce Developer||88,700 CAD|
|SAP Consultant||123,000 CAD|
|SAS Programmer||103,000 CAD|
|Scrum Master||91,100 CAD|
|SEO Associate||97,900 CAD|
|SEO Manager||146,000 CAD|
|Service Delivery Manager||143,000 CAD|
|Service Level Manager||157,000 CAD|
|Service Support Lead||115,000 CAD|
|SharePoint Administrator||109,000 CAD|
|Sharepoint Consultant||123,000 CAD|
|Sharepoint Developer||127,000 CAD|
|Shift Leader||128,000 CAD|
|SOA Analyst||116,000 CAD|
|SOC Engineer||112,000 CAD|
|Software Analyst||118,000 CAD|
|Software Architect||112,000 CAD|
|Software Development Manager||147,000 CAD|
|Software Engineer||118,000 CAD|
|Software QA Engineer||107,000 CAD|
|Software Sales||105,000 CAD|
|Software Specialist||101,000 CAD|
|Software Support Engineer||94,700 CAD|
|Software Test Engineer||105,000 CAD|
|Solutions Architect||158,000 CAD|
|Storage Engineer||94,700 CAD|
|Support Analyst||104,000 CAD|
|Support Specialist||119,000 CAD|
|System Administrator||103,000 CAD|
|Systems Analyst||108,000 CAD|
|Systems Architect||115,000 CAD|
|Systems Consultant||146,000 CAD|
|Systems Engineer||97,700 CAD|
|Systems Integrator||111,000 CAD|
|Technical Analyst||102,000 CAD|
|Technical Consultant||130,000 CAD|
|Technical Manager||122,000 CAD|
|Technical Project Manager||152,000 CAD|
|Technical Sales||117,000 CAD|
|Technical Trainer||116,000 CAD|
|Technical Writer||105,000 CAD|
|Technology Business Analyst||117,000 CAD|
|Technology Director||198,000 CAD|
|Technology Specialist||148,000 CAD|
|Teradata Developer||98,900 CAD|
|Test Analyst||114,000 CAD|
|Testing Manager||157,000 CAD|
|TIBCO Developer||103,000 CAD|
|UNIX Administrator||120,000 CAD|
|Usability Engineer||110,000 CAD|
|User Experience Consultant||123,000 CAD|
|User Experience Design Expert||125,000 CAD|
|User Experience Designer||102,000 CAD|
|User Experience Researcher||118,000 CAD|
|User Interface Designer||112,000 CAD|
|VB Developer||90,700 CAD|
|VB.NET Developer||124,000 CAD|
|Video Game Designer||96,300 CAD|
|Visual Information Specialist||104,000 CAD|
|Web Applications Manager||135,000 CAD|
|Web Content Specialist||129,000 CAD|
|Web Designer||104,000 CAD|
|Web Developer||99,600 CAD|
|Web Editor||96,000 CAD|
|Web Project Manager||127,000 CAD|
|Web Promotions Specialist||118,000 CAD|
|Web Security Administrator||116,000 CAD|
|Web Security Manager||173,000 CAD|
|Web Support Analyst||85,400 CAD|
|Web Writer||88,500 CAD|
|Windows System Administrator||101,000 CAD|
|Wireless Consultant||136,000 CAD|
|Writer and Documentor||105,000 CAD|
Information Technology salaries in Canada range from 62,200 CAD per year (minimum average salary) to 196,000 CAD per year (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 113,000 CAD per year, which means that half (50%) of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 113,000 CAD while the other half are earning more than 113,000 CAD. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.
Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 78,800 CAD while 75% of them are earning more than 78,800 CAD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 145,000 CAD while 25% are earning more than 145,000 CAD.
Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary
The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.
Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.
Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.
As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.
Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.
It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.
Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.
Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.
Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.
Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Canada costs anywhere from 49,800 Canadian Dollar(s) to 149,000 Canadian Dollar(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.
You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.
Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.
The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in Canada who work in Information Technology earn 5% more than their female counterparts on average.
Information Technology professionals in Canada are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 14 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 months.
The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.
The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Canada for the year 2020. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.
Information Technology is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.
48% of surveyed staff in Information Technology reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 52% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 5% of their annual salary.
The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.Company Performance Bonuses
Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.Goal-Based Bonuses
Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.Holiday / End of Year Bonuses
These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.
People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting Cast|
Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.
Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.
Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.
Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.
The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.
The average salary for Information Technology is 0% more than that of All Jobs.
|British Columbia||131,000 CAD|
|New Brunswick||111,000 CAD|
|Northwest Territories||120,000 CAD|
|Nova Scotia||113,000 CAD|
|Prince Edward Island||104,000 CAD|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Canada earn 4% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.