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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ShakeAndBake Yolo
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ShakeAndBake Yolo
10 days 3 hours ago

Hey Chris, thanks for you sharing about ur career. I am graduating in 2 months and I really enjoy hearing all these stories from you 😀 Thanks.

ethio dude
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ethio dude
18 days 10 hours ago
1st of all you experience had so many challenges and it's interesting and wants to hear more so soon i hope can u give me an advice, i'm 35 i recently joined a computer science courses and getting interested about coding different programming language . i just wanted it bcuz of the salary of every programmer makes so decided to join & getting better on making some project during school assignments.. etc so what's your suggestion does it has a positive outcome for a 35 years old guy to change his career become a full time programmer for future ?… Read more »
ethio dude
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ethio dude
15 days 13 hours ago

thank you!

CodeWithChris
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CodeWithChris
15 days 18 hours ago

+ethio dude hello! Thanks for watching. I think it's a good industry to be in at the moment however I think the most important thing is to make sure you enjoy it because even if you're getting paid a lot, if you hate everyday of your job, sooner or later you'll want to do something different. Those are the two languages I learned in school too. Once you know one, it's easy to pick up other languages so I wouldn't worry about it!

Mitch Tabian
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Mitch Tabian
21 days 17 hours ago

lol so far my story is very similar to yours.1) Graduated and started working for a company (similar starting salary)2) Started my YouTube channel and eventually quit my job after doing a few freelance projects on the side 3) Currently trying to grow YouTube and reach more people. I enjoy teaching very much. I can tell you are also passionate about it.Difference is I do Android 😛

CodeWithChris
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CodeWithChris
15 days 18 hours ago

+Mitch Tabian awesome! I'll mention your channel next time someone asks me about android!

Ibrahim Alkhulaifi
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Ibrahim Alkhulaifi
21 days 21 hours ago

Very Interesting, I would like to know how was it working with you wife at the same company? Thanks for sharing your story 🙂

CodeWithChris
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CodeWithChris
15 days 18 hours ago

+Ibrahim Alkhulaifi surprisingly a lot of people are interested in this! I'll put it on my todo list. Thanks for watching Ibrahim!

David Colucci
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David Colucci
22 days 19 hours ago
Hey Chris, You were wanting to hear about our positions and how we got to where we are.First, let me say that yes, I feel your video is a great service to those who are trying to get their feet wet.I am a life-long searcher of information. My career is already well into technology. I've worked with a variety of organizations in technology for no less than 4 years at each with:The USMCAICPABloomberga Variety of online and ground colleges as an instructor and DeanNow Chief of Technology for a college in NYThat said, I want to program my own Apps.… Read more »
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CodeWithChris
15 days 18 hours ago

+David Colucci Hey David, great! It's always nice to hear what motivates people to learn. Let me know if you have any questions and I'll assist where I can! Preferably through email because I don't always see replies to the YouTube comments!

EpicEditionGames
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EpicEditionGames
25 days 15 hours ago

I wanna hear about u working with ur wife

kalyffo3
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kalyffo3
1 month 2 hours ago

Thanks for sharing, Chris! Really enjoyed following along: you left me with just one doubt: in what salary range are you now?;-PI'm in financial services (3 employers so far), traditional economics education, but undecided since a couple of years if I should leave my comfort zone and jump start in the app world ( learned the basics thanks to your tutorials) great job! Can't have enough. (Ps: I fully understand what you mean with getting satisfaction out of seeing others learning from you: was a snowboard teacher for little kids: that was great).

Iain Bryce
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Iain Bryce
1 month 3 hours ago

Thanks Chris for your hard work. It was cool to see that you mentioned me in your video. I really enjoyed following along with your tutorial to make the dice app. Without that I wouldn't been able to build it and I too got the satisfaction from it that I was learning something new. Keep up the good work.

Iain Bryce
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Iain Bryce
27 days 12 hours ago

CodeWithChris that's strange. I found the link too but it didn't work. I didn't delete my vine account too. I guess it stopped working. No problem Chris.

CodeWithChris
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CodeWithChris
27 days 21 hours ago

+Iain Bryce yeah it's strange.. I have the URL for it and it was working up until last week so I just assumed that maybe you had deleted your vine account or something. Thanks for checking!

Iain Bryce
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Iain Bryce
1 month 1 hour ago

Hey Chris, I had a really good look around for that vine but was not able to find it. I guess since theres no more vine it got deleted 🙁

CodeWithChris
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CodeWithChris
1 month 3 hours ago

+Iain Bryce Iain! Omg you're still around! I can't believe you're still watching 🙂 thanks for being a long time supporter and thank you for letting me know because hearing from you really put a smile on my face 🙂 Btw, do you still have that vine? I tried to access it recently but I think it's gone. I'm glad I took the screenshot of it though!

Kimberly White
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Kimberly White
1 month 20 hours ago

Thanks for sharing that, was hoping you can have a tutorial on how to build a live streaming application?

CodeWithChris
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CodeWithChris
1 month 11 hours ago

Hey Kimberly i haven't attempted anything like that before and not sure how to go about it unfortunately. If i find out in the future i'll do a tut on it!

David Sheppeard
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David Sheppeard
1 month 1 day ago

Well Chris, I'm a Mechanic. I too have worked with my wife in a service Station(gas Station). I have been watching your channel for some time now to learn a new skill as i am getting to old to climb all over and under cars. The first app that I have built is a scoring app for my sons Rugby team.I am continuing to develop the app as time goes on. Your videos are easy to watch and are just the right length not to lose interest.

CodeWithChris
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CodeWithChris
1 month 20 hours ago

Hey David, i really appreciate that! 🙂 Thanks for being a long time supporter!

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