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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Victor Galindo
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Victor Galindo
2 days 10 hours ago

Great story, thanks for sharing your knowledge

Vener Garayev
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Vener Garayev
4 days 44 minutes 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 »
qara kara
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qara kara
4 days 16 hours ago

Really nice story, thank you for sharing looking..

Marco iTV
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Marco iTV
5 days 9 hours 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 »
Turki811
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Turki811
1 month 7 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
1 month 13 days ago

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

Angelito Balboa
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Angelito Balboa
1 month 22 days 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
1 month 21 days ago

Thanks Chris! Keep inspiring people!

CodeWithChris
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CodeWithChris
1 month 21 days 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
1 month 22 days 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
1 month 21 days ago

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

Angelito Balboa
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Angelito Balboa
1 month 23 days 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
1 month 21 days ago

Thanks for sharing your story Angelito!

Jacob Patterson
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Jacob Patterson
1 month 23 days 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
1 month 21 days ago

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

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