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/)

Leave a Reply

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

Notify of
avatar

Geofrey Muinde
Guest
Geofrey Muinde
17 days 10 hours 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
Guest
Victor Galindo
1 month 2 days ago

Great story, thanks for sharing your knowledge

CodeWithChris
Guest
CodeWithChris
7 days 38 minutes ago

+Victor Galindo thanks for watching Victor!

Vener Garayev
Guest
Vener Garayev
1 month 4 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
Guest
Vener Garayev
4 days 6 hours 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?

CodeWithChris
Guest
CodeWithChris
7 days 42 minutes 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
Guest
qara kara
1 month 4 days ago

Really nice story, thank you for sharing looking..

CodeWithChris
Guest
CodeWithChris
7 days 46 minutes ago

+qara kara thanks!

Marco iTV
Guest
Marco iTV
1 month 5 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
Guest
CodeWithChris
7 days 48 minutes 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
Guest
Turki811
2 months 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
Guest
Visal Va
2 months 13 days ago

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

Angelito Balboa
Guest
Angelito Balboa
2 months 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
Guest
Angelito Balboa
2 months 21 days ago

Thanks Chris! Keep inspiring people!

CodeWithChris
Guest
CodeWithChris
2 months 22 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
Guest
Brandon Crandall
2 months 23 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
Guest
CodeWithChris
2 months 22 days ago

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

Angelito Balboa
Guest
Angelito Balboa
2 months 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
Guest
CodeWithChris
2 months 22 days ago

Thanks for sharing your story Angelito!

1 2 3 4
wpDiscuz