The tech industry in Canada continues its impressive growth that's been seen over the past decade. Projections by CompTIA for 2022 have held strong, as their report noted an expected 1.2 million new tech jobs across all sectors. Along with a positive job outlook and job growth, tech professionals in Canada command some of the highest average salaries in the nation. The average is around $87,300 per year with the top 10% of earners enjoying salaries averaging around $123,250 annually. 

Looking to break into this lucrative industry? Some jobs definitely pay better than others. In-demand jobs may pay more than those with a less positive outlook. Here's a look at eight high-paying tech positions and when you might break $100k in annual earnings in each.

Smiling man holding an tablet standing in a servers room.
Smiling man holding an tablet standing in a servers room.

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devops engineer

Devops engineers are the new hot role in the industry. They bridge the gap between development and operations and are responsible for maintaining and deploying code. Similarly, they need to know about cloud technology, database management and server administration. In other words, they are jacks-of-all-trades. Depending on location, experience and company size, Canadian devops engineers can earn around $80,000 to $130,000 per year.

A devops engineer role is worth considering if you're looking for a growing role in the industry and a high-paying career.

cloud architect

Cloud architects have quickly become the go-to people for cloud infrastructure. As such, they're responsible for designing, planning and creating a reliable cloud computing environment. They must also understand how different technologies interact and collaborate to deploy solutions effectively.

Canadian cloud architects can make anywhere from $106,000 to $140,000 annually. Architect roles also come with additional perks like bonuses and other forms of compensation.

Take advantage of the high-paying opportunities in tech and jump on a cloud architect role to watch your earning potential grow.

IT manager

IT managers oversee teams or departments of technical employees, including information systems, networking or help desk professionals. Compensation depends on what type of team you lead and the size of the team and the company you work for. Generally, larger enterprises offer opportunities for the highest earning capabilities, and that does include positions that pay more than $100k annually.

Don't miss out on an opportunity for job and salary growth — find an IT manager job today.

linux/unix administrator

Linux/Unix administrators are in high demand as many organizations rely on this platform for their daily operations. They develop, implement and maintain operating system parameters and settings while monitoring systems' performance.

Canadian Unix/Linux administrators can make anywhere from $90,000 to $120,000 annually. With the growing popularity of Linux, these roles will become more common in the coming years and could be a great way to secure yourself a highly paid career.

If you excel with Linux/Unix technology, don't hesitate to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity for work.

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Developers create software and application products with code. They may work individually or as part of a team to bring a product to market, and how much you get paid in these types of positions depends on your experience level, what coding languages you know and what other skills you bring to the table. 

To break the $100k per year salary barrier, developers typically need at least five years of experience. It's also helpful to be proficient in top programming languages, including java, C++, C# and mobile dev languages required to build apps for Android and iOS devices. 

If you're looking for financial freedom, a developer role could be the perfect way to find it.

data scientists or data architects

Data scientists might also be referred to as data analysts, depending on the position and company. These highly skilled individuals collect, manage and analyze large sets of structured and unstructured data. Their duties might include determining what data is important to a specific query or task, creating methods of storing and using big data sets, looking for trends or patterns that can inform tech or business processes and using visual tools, such as charts and graphs, and other methods to communicate pertinent information to other stakeholders.

If you're a data scientist with more than five years of experience, you have a good chance of being able to land a position with a salary of $100k or more per year.

Start your journey towards a high-paying career today by exploring the exciting opportunities for data scientists or data architects.

product owner or manager

Product owners or managers are specific members of Agile development teams. They communicate with the customer on behalf of the Agile team—either an actual client or the stakeholders in the business—and help prioritize tasks and other items that need the dev team's attention. This allows the developers and others on the team to concentrate on coding and testing to push complete products to market much faster.

Agile tech professionals with five or more years of experience as a product owner or in related agile dev work may be able to score a position making $100k a year or more.

Take the first step to success — unlock your salary potential as a product owner or manager.

business analyst 

Business analysts are a vital part of any successful organization. They're responsible for analyzing and modeling business processes, gathering and analyzing data, identifying trends and providing solutions to improve organizational efficiency.

Highly skilled and experienced Canadian business analysts can expect to make anywhere from $80,000 to $115,000 annually. With the ever-evolving landscape of business operations, business analysts play an integral role in keeping businesses competitive and should be rewarded accordingly.

Make the bold move and seek a business analyst job to get the salary you deserve.

machine learning developer

Machine learning is an exciting new frontier in the tech industry. It involves the use of AI to create more robust and efficient systems of all types, and machine learning engineers participate in or oversee the research and development required for that purpose.

A tech professional with 5 to 10 years of relevant experience may be able to land a job making $100k per year in this niche. And since this is an emerging field, there's a great potential for salary growth in the future.

Get started on your journey to grow your earnings by looking for a job as a machine learning developer.

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