What is the average IT salary in Montreal by occupation?

Posted at 22 February 2023

Are you an IT professional working in Montreal? Do you know how much you earn compared to others who hold the same position as you?

Here is a short guide of the average IT salaries by profession in Montreal. This one is based in particular on our 2023 salary study conducted for IT professions in the Greater Montreal area at Fed IT.

Web developer salaries

Web development involves a wide range of IT professions. It's a mix of programming, design, digital marketing and communication skills to create a unique and consistent online experience for site visitors. In other words, it's the art of translating online ideas into reality.

Front-end developers

The median salary of front-end developers is approximately $68,500. The salary ranges between $65,000 and $120,000 for this job, depending on experience and work environment. A similar salary is estimated for the back-end developer.

Web developers

The current salary for web developers is between $46,000 and $95,000. The median salary is $64,000. 

Full-stack developer

The full-stack developer can claim a salary of $70,000 as a junior profile in Montreal, compared to $95 to $125,000 for a senior profile.

Web administrator

A web administrator can currently earn between $66,810 and $107,610. The median salary for this occupation is $80,325.

Scrum master

The scrum master profession in the Greater Montreal area is in demand. The average salary for scrum master is $88,000. According to our study, an experience between 5 and 10 years would bring a salary of $70,000 and more than $100,000 for senior profiles with more than 10 years.

Data and database administration salaries

IT jobs in data are attracting a lot of interest: they require advanced skills and the salaries are particularly attractive.

Database administrator

Database administrator salaries vary widely. The salary ranges from $70,000 for a junior profile to $120,000 for a senior profile, with a middle salary of $90,000.

Data analyst

The salary for a data analyst in Montreal is between $60,000 for less than 5 years of experience and $120,000 for more than 10 years of experience. The intermediate salary for this job is around $80,000.

Infrastructure architect

The salary for an infrastructure architect in 2021 is $103,275 to $176,715. The median salary is $124,440.

BI Developer - Business Intelligence

BI developers in Montreal make between $65,000 and $100,000, depending on whether the profile is junior or senior.

Database (big data) engineer

Database (or big data) engineers in Montreal can make between $106,000 and $171,113. The median salary for this occupation is $135,100.

Software and application development salaries

Application and development jobs offer competitive and high salaries in the Greater Montreal area.

Systems analyst

A systems analyst, also known as an IT analyst, can make between $85,935 and $118,320 in Montreal. The median salary for this occupation is $93,075.

Cloud computing analyst

The salary range for a cloud computing analyst varies between $78,285 and $167,790, with a median salary of $101,745.

Application architect

An application architect in Montreal can earn up to $100,000 for a mid-range salary to over $170,000 if the profile is senior.

Software developer

Software developers can make between $68,850 and $136,680 in 2021 in Montreal. The median salary for this occupation is $90,015.

Mobile application developer

A mobile application developer in Montreal can make between $69,870 and $143,820. The median salary for this job is $88,230.

Software engineer

Software engineers in Montreal earn from $80,000 to $120,000, with a median salary of $87,000. 

IT executive salaries

Salaries for IT executive jobs group high figures due to the volume of responsibility.

Vice President of information technology     

The Vice President of information technology is quite important in a company. The salary is therefore higher for this job. It will be between $110,000 and $221,000, with a median salary of $156,302.

Chief information officer

A chief information officer in Montreal could make between $161,925 and $272,850 per year. The median salary for this position is $182,070.

Chief technology officer

The salary of chief technology officers (CTO) in Montreal will range from $115,005 to $180,795. The median is $136,425. 

Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Our information returns a salary in Montreal in the $170,000 range, with a possibility of going up to $225,000 annually for an experienced profile.

Security directors

Security directors hold an important position. According to our compensation study, the security manager can earn a mid-level salary of $140,000 in Montreal and a much higher salary if the profile is senior.

Technical support and administrative salaries

Jobs in support and administration intervene on the technical aspect of IT.

Tech support level 1

Those who work in level 1 tech support in Montreal will earn between $45,000 and $65,000, from junior to senior profiles.

Tech support level 2

Since they deal with slightly larger problems, people who work in tech support level 2 earn a little more. The salary range for this job will vary between $55,000 and $75,000.

Tech support level 3

Employees working in level 3 tech support take care of IT crisis management. As a result, they earn a little more than levels 1 and 2 although salaries may match those of Level 2 technical support. Instead, the salary range is between $60,000 and $90,000.

Systems administrator

The system administrator employed in Montreal has a salary between $70,000 and $110,000, depending on experience.

Computer scientist or computer technician

The salary of the computer scientist in Montreal varies from $46,461 to $61,067, with a median value of $51,762 annually. In Quebec, 2019 figures from the Ministry of Labor pointed instead to a maximum salary of $54,314 annually, highlighting an increase over these years.

IT engineer

In Montreal, the salary of the IT engineer would be between $62,000 and $97,000. This is less than in Quebec in general where the median salary is generally $103,344 according to data from the University of Laval, And $74,152 at market entry.

IT jobs: occupations of the future

As you may have noticed, jobs in the IT field are generally fairly well paid in Montreal. Since information technologies and systems are becoming more and more important in all spheres of our society, IT is truly a field of the future.

This short guide is also based on calculations from the Ministère du Travail, de l'Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale. If you want more information on median salaries, Talent compiles interesting data. As for Glassdoor, it gathers employees' experiences and can help you in your approach.

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