Published on February 23, 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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Riley Evans
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Riley Evans
9 days 11 hours ago

What degree do you have? Software engineer or computer science?

DjRichiAC
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DjRichiAC
26 days 4 hours ago

Thanks to you i'm actually thinking about coming back to finish the uni. So much is how your tutorials helped me!

radon
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radon
1 month 13 days ago

Hey Chris. I have no idea if you'll read that (because this is an older video) but you motivated me to learn something new. Right now I'm a system engineer in germany and worked in the field for about 7 years (including 3 years of professional training). I'm bored of it (although I love working with computers since I was 8 or 9) and think about doing something else. I think your channel and tutorials gave me the "kick" I needed to do that. So thank you and keep up the good work!

Cédric Marcaillou
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Cédric Marcaillou
7 days 10 hours ago

Same for me (from France) !!

Geofrey Muinde
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Geofrey Muinde
2 months 8 days ago

Hey Chris, I am a computer Science Student in Kenya and I really love your experiences, I would like to know if it could be possible I get an internship in your current company either while still in university or after university. Great work you doing by the way. Keep it up.

Victor Galindo
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Victor Galindo
2 months 25 days ago

Great story, thanks for sharing your knowledge

CodeWithChris
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CodeWithChris
1 month 29 days ago

+Victor Galindo thanks for watching Victor!

Vener Garayev
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Vener Garayev
2 months 26 days ago
Hi, Chris. I found your video about programming an iOS app yesterday and found it very easy to understand. I watched 10 more videos and hope to continue learning the xCode and Swift with your tutorials. I thing you have a great explanatory power that helps to understand difficult concepts in a much easier way. Meanwhile, I have two questions. 1) How much are you earning with the Youtube Channel now after leaving those A, B, C jobs (assuming that your sharing salary has not been a part of your privacy in this video)? Is it worth leaving a job… Read more »
Vener Garayev
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Vener Garayev
1 month 26 days ago

Chris, thanks for taking your time to reply. Could you please suggest a resource from which I can learn Xcode and Swift the easy way. I mean which explains as simple as you, since I assume you don't have a full course on this, do you?

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CodeWithChris
1 month 29 days ago
+Vener Garayev hey Vener, let's just say that I'm earning less but also working a lot less. I'm not confident that I could make a lot of money on the App Store but I haven't given it an honest try. I feel like it's difficult but that statement isn't based on experience so that it lightly. Hard to say about how much time it would take but I would set expectations that the first few apps won't be very professional. Once you get a few under your belt, I'm sure you'll see that with each app you release, it's better… Read more »
Qara Kara
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Qara Kara
2 months 27 days ago

Really nice story, thank you for sharing looking..

CodeWithChris
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CodeWithChris
1 month 29 days ago

+qara kara thanks!

Marco iTV
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Marco iTV
2 months 28 days ago
I watch the whole 3 parts, i have 2 questions since i am new at this: Number one since you are in TO and you are open to share your revenu, can you tell me what does a 58 000$/yr can NET a week or every 2 weeks and if you could break it for other ranges like 70k-100k. Also 2nd question that is puzzling why every single channel i find about programmers and coders that were successful reaching the 80k-100k , they are all leaving their jobs or about to do it? Is it the salary, the type of… Read more »
CodeWithChris
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CodeWithChris
1 month 29 days ago
+Marco iTV hey Marco I don't understand what you mean by NET.. certainly the government will take its share of taxes and you have to contribute to employment insurance and pension plan (in Canada) but these things differ depending on where you live. For me I think I lost about 30% to these things. Best to look at tax rates for where you live and you can calculate it for your own situation. As for your second question, I can't speak for other people but I think there is a value for job satisfaction and it's hard to place a… Read more »
Turki811
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Turki811
3 months 29 days ago

I hope these boycotts won't affect your income if you could make a video game and put an Adsense inside them.. this what I am trying to do….. don't forget to target Japan market because they're willing to pay more than any other country….for me as a Saudi, I will try to learn how to write an app that gathers youtube, twitter, and Instagram, because these are the most platforms, are used by my people thank you

Visal Va
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Visal Va
4 months 4 days ago

Interesting story bro. Thanks so much for sharing. Love your videos 🙂

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