Android Software Developer Salary

The average Android Software Developer in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $77K per year. Total cash earnings of Android Software Developers range from $51K on the low end to $124K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $11K and $14K, respectively. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority (89 percent) of Android Software Developers who answered the questionnaire are male. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most Android Software Developers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$51,630 - $116,796

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$17.75 - $78.51

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,630 - $116,796  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,872  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $13,787  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$50,560 - $124,351  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 369
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$17.75 - $78.51  
   
Overtime
$33.54 - $59.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,872  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $13,787  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$50,560 - $124,351  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 47
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Job Description for Android Software Developer

Android software developers are in charge of creating effective mobile applications for their organization on the Android platform. They create software designed to meet company objectives and provide excellent customer satisfaction. Android software developers frequently collaborate with creative staff to integrate graphics and functionality into the applications. They evaluate frameworks to decide which will produce the best results using less resources. As part of their main responsibilities, they optimize application memory footprint and consumption to increase performance. They also create highly scalable software systems for increased efficiency.

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Android Software Developer Tasks

  • Write, modify, and debug software.
  • Design and develop application components.
  • Test and document software.
  • Analyze requirements and transform them into technical designs.

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Popular Skills for Android Software Developer


Android Software Developers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in C#, iOS, Objective-C, and Android are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like C++, SQL, and RESTful Web Services. Most people skilled in Android SDK are similarly competent in Android.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Android Software Developers that is 42 percent greater than the national average, Palo Alto offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Android Software Developers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+23 percent), Santa Monica (+18 percent), Atlanta (+10 percent), and New York (+5 percent). With compensation 6 percent below the national average, Los Angeles is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Mountain View (4 percent less) and Chicago (2 percent less).

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Experience Affects Android Software Developer Salaries



National Average
$78,000


Skills That Affect Android Software Developer Salaries

C#
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iOS
up arrow 7%

Objective-C
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National Average
$78,000

Android
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Android SDK
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Java
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.NET
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RESTful Web Services
up arrow 9%

SQL
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C++
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 12%
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