Full-Stack Developer Salary in Canada (2022)

Tim Mouskhelichvili
Tim Mouskhelichvili
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Web application development has never been more popular. Facebook, Instagram, and Amazon, all of those websites are web applications. Developers build web applications. Full-stack developers are developers who can work on the front-end and the back-end of a web application.

In Canada, the average salary of a full-stack developer is: C$85,000.

This article will explore the full-stack developer profession, show the salaries by different Canadian cities, and explain how you can become one.

Let's get to it 😎.

full stack developer salary

First of all, what is a full-stack developer, and what does it do?

That's a good question!

What is a full-stack developer?

A full-stack developer is a developer that can work on both the front-end (client-side) and the back-end (server-side) of a web application.

A full-stack developer can be seen as a generalist who can build a web application from start to finish.

The full-stack developer has a variety of skills:

  • Ability to work with databases
  • Develop the client interface
  • Develop APIs and other services
  • Debugging & testing the client and the server code
  • Communication between developers and the product and the design team

And many more.

A full-stack developer creates applications or tools that make life easier for many people. For example, marketing tools that allow many business owners to grow their business through these tools.

It is a very desirable specialist because one can do both front-end and back-end tasks.

However, mastering this job will take time.

That's why Canadian companies pay full-stack developers VERY WELL.

What is the average salary of a full-stack developer in Canada?

full-stack developer salary

In Canada, the average salary of a full-stack developer in 2022 is: C$85,000

However, you should note that the salary largely depends on the city, the experience, and the employer.

Here is a list of average salaries of full-stack developers in some of the Canadian cities:

  • Toronto, Ontario: C$91,000
  • Waterloo, Ontario: C$88,000
  • Burlington, Ontario: C$86,000
  • Ottawa, Ontario: C$85,000
  • Mississauga, Ontario: C$85,000
  • Calgary, Alberta: C$89,000
  • Vancouver, British Colombia: C$90,000
  • Montreal, Quebec: C$85,000

One thing to note is the cost of living and the taxes are widely different from province to province.

Note: The salaries are averages and are taken from talent.com, Indeed, and Glassdoor.

What is the average salary of a senior full-stack developer in Canada?

senior full-stack developer salary

Senior full-stack developers make more money than regular full-stack developers because it takes more experience to become one. It can take multiple years of growing to become a senior full-stack developer.

In Canada, the average salary of a senior full-stack developer in 2022 is: C$102,000.

Senior full-stack developers' salaries typically range from 78k at the lower end to 135k at the higher end.

Here is a list of average salaries of senior full-stack developers in some of the Canadian cities:

  • Toronto, Ontario: C$99,000
  • Waterloo, Ontario: C$98,000
  • Burlington, Ontario: C$98,000
  • Ottawa, Ontario: C$101,000
  • Mississauga, Ontario: C$98,000
  • Calgary, Alberta: C$100,000
  • Vancouver, British Colombia: C$102,000
  • Montreal, Quebec: C$100,000

What is the highest salary of a full-stack developer?

In the upper end, a full-stack developer can expect to make up to: C$150,000

However, a salary like that takes a lot of time to archive.

Is being a full-stack developer a good career in 2022?

Being a full-stack developer is the perfect career choice!

Here is a list of all the advantages of being a full-stack developer.

  • Demand: The demand for full-stack developers has never been higher. Companies are always hiring.
  • Flexibility: Many companies offer flexible hours.
  • Work from home: Many companies also offer a remote option.
  • Comfort: Working conditions of full-stack developers are comfortable.
  • Salary: Very high salary

And many more!

How to become a full-stack developer?

full-stack developer career

There are multiple ways of becoming a full-stack developer.

The traditional way involves going to a college or university in computer science and, after graduation, finding a job. This route has a lot of negatives because it takes a lot of time (3-5 years) and costs a lot of money.

Another way is to go to a Coding Bootcamp. Coding Bootcamps take 3-6 months on average and cost less than college. After finishing the Bootcamp, you'll be able to find your first job as a junior full-stack developer.

Finally, you can learn application development by yourself by following online courses on such platforms as:

This is the best option if you are unsure if you like application development and want to see if you enjoy it. Another advantage of this option is that one course typically costs 30 dollars, so buying one won't put you in dept!

Final thoughts

In conclusion, if you are passionate about IT, video games, or mathematics, I encourage you to learn the basics of web application development.

It is a great skill to have in the digital world of the future.

Who knows, maybe you like it so much that you make a career out of web development and join the ranks of full-stack developers.

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