Average Starting Salaries For New Grad Technology Jobs

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You’ve worked hard for that Computer Science degree, becoming multilingual in code, building databases and maybe even applying all those theories you learned at school in a co-op.

Think you’re ready to get your hands dirty in the job market? Having an idea of what kind of salary you can expect is a key tool to understanding how your skills are valued.

Jobs in the technology sector are especially varied and constantly overlap other fields. For example, if your post-grad end-game is to be a Front-End Developer, but you have a healthy interest in finance, chances are egg-cellent you’ll be able to hatch a career that plays to both your acquired knowledge and personal interests.

The Human Resources and Skills Development Canada 10-Year Outlook predicts an increase in relevancy for service-related employment through 2015. Pair that with the ever-advancing landscape of information technologies and it looks like the forecast for burgeoning technology professionals is bright and sunny. Specific to Canadian interests, you might try looking into the Agriculture, Construction, Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals and Energy/Utilities sectors as the most lucrative and in-demand.

Here are some examples of entry level technology jobs and their average starting salaries across Canada:

Business Systems Analyst Client/Server Programmer
National Average: $46,132 National Average: $42,358
Toronto: $51,516 Toronto: $47,301
Montreal: $49,411 Montreal: $45,368
Vancouver: $51,107 Vancouver: $46,926
Edmonton: $44,789 Edmonton: $41,124

 

Operating Systems Programmer LAN Administrator
National Average: $45,236 National Average: $46,357
Toronto: $50,515 Toronto: $51,767
Montreal: $48,451 Montreal: $49,651
Vancouver: $50,114 Vancouver: $51,356
Edmonton: $43,918 Edmonton: $45,006

 

Help Desk Support Web Designer
National Average: $37,191 National Average: $49,980
Toronto: $41,531 Toronto: $55,813
Montreal: $39,834 Montreal: $53,532
Vancouver: $41,202 Vancouver: $55,370
Edmonton: $36,108 Edmonton: $48,524

 

Web Software Developer Database Analyst
National Average: $44,326 National Average: $48,056
Toronto: $49,499 Toronto: $53,665
Montreal: $47,476 Montreal: $51,472
Vancouver: $49,106 Vancouver: $53,239
Edmonton: $43,035 Edmonton: $46,657

As it goes with any position, the more experience and expertise you can offer, the more you can expect to make. Some other positions that are up-and-coming in terms of demand: Ethical Hacker, Health Information Tech and Open Source Specialist.

Visit TalentEgg’s Technology Career Guide for student and entry level jobs from top technology employers, plus more eggs-clusive articles and videos to help you hatch your technology career.

 

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Lauren Stein has recently completed her B.A. in Creative Writing at Concordia University. A native Montrealer, she understands the mechanics of a well-crafted poutine. She also writes, mostly fiction, some of which can be found online at the LensWright Project, more of which can be accessed through her personal blog. She also dabbles in theatre, dance, Twitter and has a penchant for web television and beautifully designed paper products.