Published on February 22, 2017 by CodeWithChris

In this video I share my story of how much I got paid as a computer programmer straight out of university in addition to my salary and employment history as time went on.

If you’ve ever wondering about how much an app developer makes or the salary of a computer science grad then I hope you enjoy this video.

I live in Toronto, Canada so these salary numbers have to be taken into context with average cost of living and salaries for software developers in this city.

I’ve worked C#, .NET, WPF, MS Surface, Silverlight, HTML/CSS, JavaScript, Flash, Adobe Flex, Windows Phone 7 and finally iOS.

It’s been quite a journey and in the process, I’ve quit 3 times to try to start my own business. At some points, I was making about $18,000 a year while on my own.

Key takeaways:
– Know what you’re worth by keeping a pulse on the current job market
– Don’t give up on your dreams and understand that you might get there in a way you didn’t expect

Website: codewithchris.com

CodeWithChris is dedicated to teaching beginners and non-programmers all about building iOS apps. On the site, you’ll find a ton of free resources and tutorials to aid you on your journey to learn iOS development. Many people have successfully picked up Swift 3, Xcode 8 and app building from my course and materials!

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“Heartbreaker” by Jahzzar (www.betterwithmusic.com/)

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12 Comments on "My Computer Programmer Salary History Part 2"

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Harsh Parikh
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Harsh Parikh
23 days 5 hours ago

People like Chris are angels sent by god…coz' he was working in the company "C" with his whole heart out as if it was his company knowing that he was only going to get 3% of the profits! #much respect Chris 🙌

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CodeWithChris
15 days 21 hours ago

+Harsh Parikh thanks for the kind words Harsh!

Ryan Tan
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Ryan Tan
3 months 5 days ago

Hi Chris, I'm enjoying this series of videos where you talk about your journey. It is very motivational. Just wondering, when clients (that big Canadian broadcasting company in this case) engage you or your firm and you have to learn something new on the job, what was it like? Do you like tell the client that this is the first kind of project that you're doing, or you allocate more time for the completion of the project etc? What was the deciding factor for you or your company to know whether to take on this task or not?

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CodeWithChris
3 months 4 days ago
Hey Ryan, consulting firms usually have a sales or business development arm which is the people who negotiate these deals. They'll tell the client whatever they need (without lying i hope) to get the deal. So in the case if our firm has never worked with that technology before, the business person might say to the client that we're smart, fast learners and in the past, we've done successful projects under the same conditions etc etc.In terms of timeline, the business person would consult a project management lead who will take a look at the allocated people for the team… Read more »
Dark Innocence
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Dark Innocence
3 months 6 days ago

Great journey chris… talking about the memory management… can you do a detailed video how to find memory leaks using instruments in code 🙂

Dark Innocence
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Dark Innocence
3 months 4 days ago

CodeWithChris Sure, will be waiting (:

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CodeWithChris
3 months 4 days ago

Hey Dark Innocence (let me know if you want me to call you something else!), that's a great topic idea! Will keep it in my pocket for now!

K Watt
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K Watt
3 months 6 days ago

How did you learn C++? Do you have any recommendations for beginners?

Gaming Studio
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Gaming Studio
25 days 18 hours ago

K Watt hey there is this website called codeAcademy.com there they teach c++ and JavaScript HTML ruby python and a bunch of the computer languages I definitely recommend checking them out because their courses are fun and easy

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CodeWithChris
3 months 4 days ago

Hey K Watt, i got the chance to learn C++ through school since that's what they taught. I haven't looked into where to learn this online but have you tried the usual channels? YouTube, Udemy, CodeSchool, Lynda etc..

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dont mug yourself
3 months 6 days ago

Great video but How can you get Facebook, Twitter and Instagram videos or media to third party app?

Adrien Villez
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Adrien Villez
3 months 4 days ago

To know more about Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and what you can and CANNOT do, you should go read their API documentations.www.instagram.com/developer/

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