Published on February 21, 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 and

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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AadarCanCode
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AadarCanCode
1 month 2 days ago

I live an hour away from toronto

AadarCanCode
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AadarCanCode
27 days 18 hours ago

CodeWithChris I live in hamilton

CodeWithChris
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CodeWithChris
1 month 19 hours ago

Hello fellow Ontarioian! (what a weird word to say)

Fman
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Fman
1 month 3 days ago

Could you tell us more about those side hustles?

CodeWithChris
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CodeWithChris
1 month 19 hours ago

Thanks Fman! I've written it down on my list of topics!

Arthur Tripp
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Arthur Tripp
1 month 3 days ago

Will watch part 2 tomorrow.

CodeWithChris
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CodeWithChris
1 month 19 hours ago

Thanks for watching Arthur! Hope you saw all 3 and enjoyed it 🙂

Aqib Shah
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Aqib Shah
1 month 3 days ago

Interesting story. I graduated 1 year ago-ish, and chose to work at a startup as I also want to be an entrepreneur. Although, I feel I made the wrong decision as I haven't gained much here, and spend A LOT of time working, since it's a startup. 😕

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CodeWithChris
1 month 19 hours ago

Hey Aqib, it's strange but i've come to believe that no experience is a wasted one because all of my failed side hustles in school and failed entrepreneurship attempts have given me lessons learned that contributed to the success i've had so far with CodeWithChris! So you never know what you might take out of your startup experience!

Dana K
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Dana K
1 month 3 days ago

waiting for part 2!!! I just graduated from CE and Im excited to get more into coding since I'm finally free!! I remember subscribing to your channel a year ago for this moment.. hoping to be as successful as you!

CodeWithChris
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CodeWithChris
1 month 19 hours ago

Hey Dana, thanks for being a long time subscriber and I apologize for being so inactive since you signed up last year 🙁

davidmahg
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davidmahg
1 month 3 days ago

Please keep these up. You don't know how much I rely on your videos ❤️

CodeWithChris
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CodeWithChris
1 month 19 hours ago

Hey David, thank you so much!

Samuel Pong
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Samuel Pong
1 month 3 days ago

nooooooooooooo make more !

CodeWithChris
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CodeWithChris
1 month 3 days ago

You mean the Learn Swift series? Yep that's going to continue early next week. Just need to take a break from that!

Youri Hermes
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Youri Hermes
1 month 3 days ago

Thank you for sharing your programmer history with us! Can't wait to hear about your own business story :)P.S. Have you already looked into my question about how I could download the feed from my Firebase Database to the quiz app? I would really appreciate it!

Youri Hermes
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Youri Hermes
1 month 3 days ago

Hi Chris, yes it is. I sent you an email via 'Contact Me' on your website.I'm looking forward to hear from you about the explanation of linking the Firebase Database to the quiz project.

CodeWithChris
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CodeWithChris
1 month 3 days ago

Hey Youri, thanks for watching. Is this via email? I'm a bit behind with the emails!

Eqloz Bubbles
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Eqloz Bubbles
1 month 3 days ago

I would like to hear some more tips about starting a company and maybe what we should look out for and what to think about.

CodeWithChris
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CodeWithChris
1 month 3 days ago

That means a lot to me James! Thanks for watching!

James Patching
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James Patching
1 month 3 days ago

100%, your videos are super helpful and inspiring. I'm only 18 just starting my journey into coding and your videos are helping a lot!

CodeWithChris
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CodeWithChris
1 month 3 days ago

Thanks for the feedback!

insidiousmediaUK
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insidiousmediaUK
1 month 3 days ago

50k to start off as a grad? It's like half that in the UK straight out of Uni

CodeWithChris
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CodeWithChris
1 month 3 days ago

That sounds about right! I just checked and back in 2007/8, 1 gbp was 0.5 cad!

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