Android Software Developer Salary

The average Android Software Developer in the United States earns approximately $78K annually. In the world of Android Software Developers, overall income ranges from $49K near the bottom to $123K at the top; this can include more than $14K from bonuses and more than $35K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Job satisfaction for Android Software Developers is high. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 88 percent of Android Software Developers are male. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$52,433 - $119,719
$52K
$78K
$120K
MEDIAN: $78,198
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$14.87 - $65.89
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$29
$66
MEDIAN: $29.48
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,433 - $119,719  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,403  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $34,521  
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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$49,103 - $122,652  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 587
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$190$380$570
Hourly Rate
$14.87 - $65.89  
   
Overtime
$19.50 - $550  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$500K$1M$1M
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,403  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $34,521  
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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$49,103 - $122,652  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 80

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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

  • Test and document software for client applications.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for client applications.
  • Write code to create single-threaded or user interface event driven applications, either stand-alone and those which access servers or services.
  • Use source debuggers and visual development environments.

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Popular Skills for Android Software Developer


Android Software Developers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in C++ Programming Language, C#, Objective-C, and RESTful Web Services are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing iOS as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. .NET and C# Programming Language also typically command lower compensation. Most people skilled in Android SDK are similarly competent in Android.

Pay by Experience Level for Android Software Developer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Android Software Developers. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $76K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $96K. Six-figure salaries surface after one to two decades on the job — experienced professionals in this group reap a six-figure median of $113K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $130K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $78,674

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Android Software Developers, 49 percent higher than the national average. Android Software Developers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+14 percent), Boston (+12 percent), Los Angeles (+8 percent), and Austin (+7 percent). The lowest-paying market is Portland, which sits 24 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Employers pay around 13 percent less in Columbus and 6 percent less in Dallas, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Key Stats for Android Software Developer

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 64 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
1%
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Experience Affects Android Software Developer Salaries

Late-Career
▲65%

▲43%

▲22%

National Average
$79,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Android Software Developer Salaries

C++ Programming Language
▲11%

C#
▲7%

Objective-C
▲2%

RESTful Web Services
▲1%

Android Operating System Development
▼0%

National Average
$79,000

▼1%

ASP.NET Framework
▼1%

▼2%


▼2%

C++
▼8%

SQL
▼9%

C# Programming Language
▼21%

.NET
▼26%

iOS
▼31%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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