Originally Posted by catcal
We are considering a move to Vancouver and are wondering what a senior software developer/architect would typically get paid (over 20 years experience)? Are there areas of Vancouver with more IT jobs or do they exist more in supporting non-IT companies such as banks? From our limited research, it looks like the Seattle area pays considerably more but not sure if we are missing something.
I don't live in Vancouver but based on the research that I've done 2 years ago when I was contemplating a move over there, the IT salaries are LOW - 70-75k or in the most fortunate cases maybe 80k.
Unless you get into a management position, they are low comparing to either Ontario or Quebec. Even for the senior / highly-qualified positions.
BC in terms of salaries (in both absolute terms and relative to cost of living) is a rip-off imho.
It's a way to get gauged with a sort of "sunshine tax". That's an area for pensioners and other millionaires. It's a place to spend money not gain it. My 2 cents.
BC == Bring Cash :-)