Android Software Developer Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Android Software Developers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $77K per year nationwide. In the world of Android Software Developers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $11K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $14K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $50K and $125K. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Android Software Developers. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and more than half earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$50,976 - $118,693
(Median)
$51K
$77K
$120K
MEDIAN: $77,197
10%
50%
90%

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$16.30 - $78.51
(Median)
$16
$35
$79
MEDIAN: $35.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,976 - $118,693  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,120  
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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$49,860 - $125,176  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 340
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$16.30 - $78.51  
   
Overtime
$18.00 - $58.96  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,120  
   
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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$49,860 - $125,176  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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 wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in C#, iOS, Objective-C, and Android are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing RESTful Web Services as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. C++ and SQL also typically command lower compensation. Most people skilled in Android SDK are similarly competent in Android.

Pay Difference by Location


Palo Alto is home to an above-average pay rate for Android Software Developers, 41 percent higher than the national average. Android Software Developers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+23 percent), Santa Monica (+17 percent), Atlanta (+9 percent), and Dallas (+7 percent). Trailing the national average by 6 percent, Los Angeles is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers in Mountain View and Chicago also lean toward paying below-median salaries (4 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Android Software Developer Salaries



National Average
$78,000


Skills That Affect Android Software Developer Salaries

C#
up arrow 8%

iOS
up arrow 7%

Objective-C
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National Average
$78,000

Java
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Android
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Android SDK
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.NET
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SQL
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C++
up arrow 15%

RESTful Web Services
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 13%
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