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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 $76K per year nationwide. Total cash compensation to Android Software Developers bottoms out near $50K and approaches $126K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $11K from bonuses and almost $13K from profit sharing. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a majority earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Android Software Developers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$50,456 - $119,439
(Median)
$50K
$76K
$120K
MEDIAN: $76,282
10%
50%
90%

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$16.00 - $73.06
(Median)
$16
$36
$73
MEDIAN: $35.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,456 - $119,439  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,412  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,750  
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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$49,589 - $126,214  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 293
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.00 - $73.06  
   
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,412  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,750  
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).
)
$49,589 - $126,214  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 39

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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


Survey results imply that Android Software Developers put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in iOS, C#, Objective-C, and Java are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 13 percent. 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 who know Android SDK also know Android.

Pay Difference by Location


For Android Software Developers, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Android Software Developers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+19 percent), Dallas (+12 percent), Atlanta (+11 percent), and Seattle (+7 percent). The lowest-paying market is Los Angeles, which sits 5 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Android Software Developer Salaries



National Average
$77,000


Skills That Affect Android Software Developer Salaries

iOS
up arrow 13%

C#
up arrow 9%

Objective-C
up arrow 4%

Java
0%

National Average
$77,000

Android SDK
up arrow 1%

Android
up arrow 1%

SQL
up arrow 14%

C++
up arrow 15%

RESTful Web Services
up arrow 27%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 12%