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Information Technology Average Salaries in Canada 2018

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

5,825 CAD per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Information Technology in Canada typically earns around 5,825 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.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Applications Systems Specialist6,694 CAD
Business Analyst5,832 CAD
Business Intelligence Analyst6,028 CAD
Business Process Consultant6,000 CAD
Business Systems Analyst5,447 CAD
C# Developer4,571 CAD
C++ Developer5,068 CAD
Chief Information Security Officer7,333 CAD
Chief Information Technology Officer9,056 CAD
Computer Animator6,500 CAD
Computer Operator6,500 CAD
Computer Technician3,283 CAD
Consultant4,742 CAD
Data Analyst4,085 CAD
Data Architect5,667 CAD
Data Quality Analyst4,500 CAD
Data Warehousing Specialist5,183 CAD
Database Administrator4,806 CAD
Database Analyst4,958 CAD
Database Developer7,267 CAD
Database Report Writer6,667 CAD
Delivery Manager6,000 CAD
Developer / Programmer (General)5,470 CAD
Development Manager8,083 CAD
Director of Application Development11,694 CAD
Disaster Recovery Analyst10,833 CAD
Documentation Specialist3,397 CAD
Enterprise Architecture Manager8,750 CAD
Enterprise Infrastructure Architect9,729 CAD
Enterprise Infrastructure Manager10,125 CAD
ERP / CRM - Technical Consultant6,472 CAD
ERP Analyst8,083 CAD
ERP Project Manager8,417 CAD
Flash Developer3,402 CAD
Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer5,288 CAD
Help Desk Manager5,021 CAD
Help Desk Support3,513 CAD
Help Desk Support Assistant3,708 CAD
Information Services Consultant7,444 CAD
Interface Designer5,833 CAD
IT Director9,717 CAD
IT Manager6,836 CAD
IT Operations Manager5,250 CAD
IT Product Manager6,500 CAD
IT Support3,872 CAD
Java Developer5,830 CAD
Lead Developer3,900 CAD
Linux Administrator5,181 CAD
Multimedia Developer12,750 CAD
Network Administrator3,937 CAD
Network Analyst4,964 CAD
Network Engineer6,533 CAD
Network Security Systems Manager2,500 CAD
Network Technician2,474 CAD
Oracle Database Administrator10,000 CAD
PHP Developer3,879 CAD
Program Director11,000 CAD
Project Coordinator4,817 CAD
Project Leader8,333 CAD
Project Manager5,809 CAD
Quality Assurance Manager7,321 CAD
Quality Specialist5,450 CAD
Sales Support Manager6,250 CAD
SAP Consultant7,083 CAD
Security Analyst7,108 CAD
Security Manager9,167 CAD
Security Specialist5,749 CAD
Senior Oracle Developer7,750 CAD
Service Delivery Manager4,694 CAD
Sharepoint Consultant7,000 CAD
Sharepoint Developer5,000 CAD
Software Architect8,775 CAD
Software Engineer7,997 CAD
Software Sales4,383 CAD
Software Specialist5,417 CAD
Software Support Engineer4,624 CAD
Support Analyst3,083 CAD
System Administrator4,586 CAD
Systems Analyst4,835 CAD
Systems Architect7,734 CAD
Systems Consultant5,250 CAD
Systems Integrator5,167 CAD
Technical Analyst5,750 CAD
Technical Consultant6,077 CAD
Technical Manager8,639 CAD
Technical Sales8,208 CAD
Technical Writer8,350 CAD
Technology Director9,458 CAD
Tester4,108 CAD
Trainer5,979 CAD
UNIX Administrator4,500 CAD
VB.NET Developer4,443 CAD
Web Designer4,492 CAD
Web Developer4,769 CAD
Web Writer6,000 CAD
Webmaster4,547 CAD
Windows System Administrator4,083 CAD
Writer / Documentor3,333 CAD

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

The 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 values: the 25th and the 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% are earning more than 7,083 CAD.

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

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 plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Information Technology Salary Forecast and Trend in Canada

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

Average Salary 2015    =  
5,457 CAD
Average Salary 2016    +2%  
5,588 CAD
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
5,745 CAD
Average Salary 2018    +1%  
5,825 CAD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Information Technology salaries in Canada are rising 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 continous increase in pay in 2019 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Information Technology Hourly Average 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 they are considered to the be the standard.

Salary Comparison of Information Technology Jobs in Canada

5,825 CAD
5,597 CAD
Average Salary
Information Technology
Average Salary
All Jobs
We compared Canada salaries for Information Technology and All Jobs and we found that Information Technology salaries are 4% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Brampton4,139 CAD
Burnaby12,958 CAD
Calgary6,566 CAD
Edmonton6,436 CAD
Fredericton6,875 CAD
Halifax5,196 CAD
Hamilton3,993 CAD
Kitchener6,120 CAD
London6,611 CAD
Markham4,944 CAD
Mississauga5,239 CAD
Moncton4,413 CAD
Montreal5,499 CAD
Ottawa6,075 CAD
Quebec4,813 CAD
Regina6,231 CAD
Richmond5,164 CAD
Saanich4,958 CAD
Saskatoon5,581 CAD
Sherbrooke5,417 CAD
Surrey5,178 CAD
Toronto6,261 CAD
Vancouver5,562 CAD
Vaughan4,319 CAD
Windsor3,937 CAD
Winnipeg5,350 CAD
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