Mobile Applications Developer Salary

Mobile Applications Developers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $72K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Men make up the vast majority of Mobile Applications Developers (85 percent) who took the survey. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$46,100 - $106,581
(Median)
$46K
$72K
$110K
MEDIAN: $71,708
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$14.54 - $74.50
(Median)
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$30
$74
MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,100 - $106,581  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,744  
Profit Sharing
$1,650 - $21,250  
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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$45,261 - $113,910  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 350
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$14.54 - $74.50  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $76.03  
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 - $9,744  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,650 - $21,250  
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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$45,261 - $113,910  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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Job Description for Mobile Applications Developer

Mobile applications developers create and develop mobile apps. They have a strong working knowledge of the different platforms that applications are suitable for, such as smartphones and tablets. Mobile app developers are also adept at using PCs and Macs and various operating systems. In addition, they have a strong foundation in IT programming and areas such as C++, objective-C, wireless networks, PHP, MS/SQL, Adobe, Java, HTML, “cloud storage” and Flash. Many developers also hold special development and configuration certifications.

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Mobile Applications Developer Tasks

  • Write code for Android or iOS applications, using languages such as: Objective C, HTML, JavaScript, XML, etc.
  • Develop and test mobile application software and coding, often as part of a team.

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Popular Skills for Mobile Applications Developer


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with JavaScript, .NET, and Android SDK are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 41 percent, 15 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Apple Xcode and C#. The majority of those who know Android also know Java.

Pay by Experience Level for Mobile Applications Developer

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


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $67K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $90K. After 10 to 20 years, professionals can make it pretty big; the median salary sits in the six-figure neighborhood of $117K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $101K.

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Experience Affects Mobile Applications Developer Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 40%


National Average
$72,000


Skills That Affect Mobile Applications Developer Salaries

JavaScript
up arrow 41%

.NET
up arrow 15%

Android SDK
up arrow 6%

Android
up arrow 3%

iOS
up arrow 3%

Objective-C
up arrow 2%

Web Development
up arrow 2%

Java
up arrow 1%

National Average
$72,000

iOS SDK
up arrow 1%

C#
up arrow 5%

Apple Xcode
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 14%
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