Android Software Developer Salary

Android Software Developers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $77K annually. Total cash compensation to Android Software Developers bottoms out near $51K and approaches $125K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $14K from bonuses and almost $34K from profit sharing. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Android Software Developers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$51,986 - $118,708
(Median)
$52K
$77K
$120K
MEDIAN: $77,468
10%
50%
90%

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$15.93 - $78.31
(Median)
$16
$38
$78
MEDIAN: $37.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,986 - $118,708  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,906  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $33,935  
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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$50,601 - $125,269  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 527
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$15.93 - $78.31  
   
Overtime
$58.33  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,906  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $33,935  
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).
)
$50,601 - $125,269  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 67
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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 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.
  • Test and document software for client applications.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for client applications.

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Popular Skills for Android Software Developer


Survey results suggest that Android Software Developers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in iOS, C#, Objective-C, and Android are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include SQL, .NET, and C++. Those familiar with Android SDK also tend to know Android.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $79,026

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

Android Software Developers will find that Palo Alto offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 45 percent. Android Software Developers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+23 percent), Charlotte (+14 percent), Santa Monica (+14 percent), and Dallas (+5 percent). In Austin, salaries are 5 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Mountain View and Nashville are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 5 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively.

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Experience Affects Android Software Developer Salaries



National Average
$79,000


Skills That Affect Android Software Developer Salaries

iOS
up arrow 11%

C#
up arrow 7%

Objective-C
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National Average
$79,000

Android SDK
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Android
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Java
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RESTful Web Services
up arrow 7%

C++
up arrow 8%

.NET
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SQL
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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