Men represent the vast majority of Android Software Developers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $77K annually nationwide. Total cash compensation to Android Software Developers approaches anywhere from $49K on the lower end to $121K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $14K from bonuses and upwards of $35K from profit sharing. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$51,513 - $119,018
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$77K
$120K
MEDIAN: $77,442
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$14.75 - $63.62
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,513 - $119,018  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,296  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $34,765  
Total Pay (?
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$49,491 - $121,475  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 555
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$330$660$990
Hourly Rate
$14.75 - $63.62  
   
Overtime
$12.37 - $970  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$700K$1.4M$2.1M
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,296  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $34,765  
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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$49,491 - $121,475  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 72

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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 wield many skills on the job. Most notably, facility with C++ Programming Language, .NET, and C# are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent, 14 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like iOS, SQL, and C++. Those proficient in Android SDK are, more often than not, also skilled in Android.

Pay by Experience Level for Android Software Developer

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


For many Android Software Developers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $75K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $96K. Professionals who claim 10 to 20 years of experience can secure some pretty cushy paychecks; the median for this group is a six-figure $113K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $130K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $77,973

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

For those looking to make money, Android Software Developers in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 45 percent above the national average. Android Software Developers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+8 percent), Boston (+7 percent), Washington (+6 percent), and Austin (+5 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in an Android Software Developer's salary, with Portland Android Software Developers earning salaries that are 29 percent less than the national average. Workers in Irvine and Miami earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (10 percent less and 5 percent less, respectively).

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Key Stats for Android Software Developer

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 60 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
67%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
1%
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Experience Affects Android Software Developer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 67%



National Average
$78,000


Skills That Affect Android Software Developer Salaries

C++ Programming Language
up arrow 23%

.NET
up arrow 14%

C#
up arrow 8%

ASP.NET Framework
up arrow 5%

Objective-C
up arrow 3%

RESTful Web Services
up arrow 2%

Android Operating System Development
0%

Android
0%

C# Programming Language
0%

National Average
$78,000

Android SDK
up arrow 1%

Android Software Development Kit (SDK)
up arrow 1%

Java
up arrow 2%

C++
up arrow 7%

SQL
up arrow 8%

iOS
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 60 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
67%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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