Android Software Developer Salary

Men make up the majority of Android Software Developers in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $77K per year. Cash earnings for Android Software Developers — including $11K in bonuses and $14K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $50K to $125K depending on individual performance. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$50,936 - $118,150
(Median)
$51K
$77K
$120K
MEDIAN: $76,898
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
$50,936 - $118,150  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,028  
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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$49,826 - $124,824  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 348
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 (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,028  
   
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).
)
$49,826 - $124,824  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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 generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in C#, iOS, Objective-C, and Java 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 familiar with Android SDK also know Android.

Pay Difference by Location


For Android Software Developers, working in the bustling city of Palo Alto has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. 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). Los Angeles is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 5 percent. Employers in Mountain View and Chicago also lean toward paying below-median salaries (3 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 8%

Objective-C
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National Average
$78,000

Java
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Android
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Android SDK
up arrow 3%

.NET
up arrow 8%

SQL
up arrow 11%

C++
up arrow 15%

RESTful Web Services
up arrow 28%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
20%
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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