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!

Intro & Outro music
“Heartbreaker” by Jahzzar (www.betterwithmusic.com/)

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62 Comments on "My Computer Programmer Salary History Part 3"

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Turki811
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Turki811
7 days 10 hours 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
13 days 10 hours ago

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

Angelito Balboa
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Angelito Balboa
22 days 16 hours ago

I would just like to ask how's the workload when you quit your regular job and started your own business. I was thinking of setting up a team of app developers and get some clients. Can you please tell me more about working with a project and with a team. Thanks again!

Angelito Balboa
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Angelito Balboa
21 days 22 hours ago

Thanks Chris! Keep inspiring people!

CodeWithChris
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CodeWithChris
22 days 6 hours ago

Hey Angelito, unfortunately this business is just me and myself so I can't tell you how the workload is with a team of employees. I can say that it's nice to feel that every ounce of effort you put in benefits to yourself instead of your employer.

Brandon Crandall
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Brandon Crandall
23 days 5 hours ago

Thanks for the videos Chris. You're very good at giving the audience bite-sized pieces of info eloquently.I worked at a big wood products company for ten years and picked up a social science undergrad degree in the process. Got promoted internally and learned VBA and SQL.Now I'm working at a state university as an analyst using SQL, C#, and other languages to manipulate data. I'm working through your videos on the side because knowledge is power. Thanks again.

CodeWithChris
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CodeWithChris
22 days 5 hours ago

Thanks for sharing your story Brandon and glad you're learning from my videos!

Angelito Balboa
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Angelito Balboa
23 days 12 hours ago

Hi Chris! I admire your enthusiasm in producing video tutorials on this channel. I am a multimedia tech teacher at an international school and one of the subjects I teach is app development. I do understand how you feel when your followers get excited to produce apps because I feel the same way when my students learn new things in developing apps. Keep up the good work!

CodeWithChris
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CodeWithChris
22 days 5 hours ago

Thanks for sharing your story Angelito!

Jacob Patterson
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Jacob Patterson
23 days 18 hours ago

Hey Chris, just discovered your channel, very interesting career story! I am in high school here in the states and I am probably going to try to learn how to code ( probably IOS ). Thanks for the videos!

CodeWithChris
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CodeWithChris
22 days 5 hours ago

Hey Jacob, go for it! Whatever language it is. It'll be a handy skill and you won't regret it!

Samuel Farmer
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Samuel Farmer
25 days 36 minutes ago

I helped my wife get an engineering job at my company, as well! Would love to hear your version of that story. Great video.

CodeWithChris
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CodeWithChris
22 days 5 hours ago

I'll see if i can convince my wife to do a video with me! 🙂

Simon G
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Simon G
26 days 46 minutes ago

Is this 100k/ month or year? :3

CodeWithChris
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CodeWithChris
22 days 5 hours ago

Haha definitely per year

NaturalRX
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NaturalRX
29 days 11 hours ago

Do you think Objective C is required these days to get a job as an iOS dev? Are you currently working at a company?

CodeWithChris
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CodeWithChris
22 days 5 hours ago

Hello! I'm not currently working at a company. I think Swift will be used for all new projects and Objective-C if you need to maintain older code bases that were written in Obj-C before Swift came out. So it really depends what your job requirements entail. If the company already has older code bases in Obj-C, then they'll need people with that. For startups or companies looking to build a new app, they'll probably use Swift.

Lian Cin Thang
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Lian Cin Thang
29 days 18 hours ago

Chris, you are awesome! I love your teaching style, all of your instructional videos seem well thought out. Just would like to let you know that I subscribed to your channel, and I find myself spending way too much time watching your videos. Please make more real life application videos for app developments, please please please!

CodeWithChris
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CodeWithChris
22 days 5 hours ago

Thanks for learning with me and commenting too! I appreciate it. I will make more!

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