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Information Technology Average Salary in Canada 2018

How much money does a person working in Information Technology make in Canada?

5,805 CAD per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Information Technology in Canada typically earns around 5,805 CAD per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Information Technology jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Information Technology Jobs Salary Distribution in Canada

25% of people earn
4,000 CAD
or less
50% of people earn
5,500 CAD
or less
75% of people earn
7,083 CAD
or less
1,200 CAD
5,500 CAD
27,000 CAD

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Information Technology salaries in Canada range between 1,200 CAD per month (minimum salary) to 27,000 CAD per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 5,500 CAD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 5,500 CAD while the other half are earning more than 5,500 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 similar values: the 25th and 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 4,000 CAD while 75% of them are earning more than 4,000 CAD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 7,083 CAD while 25% of them are earning more than 7,083 CAD.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should I be looking at?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both 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. You have plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. Luckily for you, we have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Information Technology Salary Trend and Forecast in Canada

How are Information Technology salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average Information Technology salary in Canada in recent years.

Average Salary 2015    =  
5,438 CAD
Average Salary 2016    +2%  
5,569 CAD
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
5,725 CAD
Average Salary 2018    +1%  
5,805 CAD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Information Technology salaries in Canada are on the rise in the year 2018 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2018 are 1% higher than those of 2017. The trend suggests a slow yet slow continous increase in pay in 2019 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Information Technology Average Hourly Wage in Canada

30 CAD per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Canada for Information Technology is 30 CAD. This means that the average person in Canada earns approximatly 30 CAD for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working 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 annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and is considered to the be the standard.

Salary Comparison By Job Division (Average Monthly Salary)

Job DivisionAverage Salary
Administrators4,585 CAD
Analyst and Architects6,939 CAD
Consultants6,222 CAD
Database and Data5,303 CAD
Developers and Programmers5,137 CAD
Helpdesk and Support3,930 CAD
Managers and Supervisors7,030 CAD
Networking4,322 CAD
Other IT Jobs5,320 CAD
Security6,934 CAD
Web4,770 CAD

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Salary Comparison By State (Average Monthly Salary)

StateAverage Salary
Alberta6,535 CAD
British Columbia5,647 CAD
Manitoba5,350 CAD
New Brunswick6,113 CAD
Nova Scotia4,865 CAD
Ontario5,882 CAD
Quebec5,349 CAD
Saskatchewan5,881 CAD

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