Mobile Applications Developer Salary

The average Mobile Applications Developer in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $72K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Men account for the majority of Mobile Applications Developers who responded to the questionnaire — 86 percent to be exact. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$45,449 - $106,886
(Median)
$45K
$72K
$110K
MEDIAN: $71,985
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$11.98 - $75.00
(Median)
$12
$27
$75
MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,449 - $106,886  
   
Bonus
$5.07 - $9,987  
Profit Sharing
$1,900  
Total Pay (?
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$42,728 - $114,616  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 471
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.98 - $75.00  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $74.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$5.07 - $9,987  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,900  
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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$42,728 - $114,616  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 59
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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


Mobile Applications Developers report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Swift, Objective-C, .NET, and Android SDK are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 5 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Apple Xcode, C#, and Web Development. Most people familiar with 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.


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $67K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $89K. Experienced professionals — those with 10 to 20 years in the field — see salaries in the six-figure territory, securing around $117K on average. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $113K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $71,996

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

Mobile Applications Developers will find that Houston offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 43 percent. Mobile Applications Developers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+37 percent), Salt Lake City (+18 percent), Philadelphia (+14 percent), and Los Angeles (+14 percent). Mobile Applications Developers in Seattle earn salaries far below the national average by 27 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Employers pay around 24 percent less in Cleveland and 11 percent less in Detroit, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Mobile Applications Developer Salaries




National Average
$72,000


Skills That Affect Mobile Applications Developer Salaries


.NET
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Swift
up arrow 5%

iOS
up arrow 4%

Android SDK
up arrow 4%

Mobile applications development
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JavaScript
up arrow 3%

Android
up arrow 1%

iOS SDK
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National Average
$72,000

Java
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C#
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Apple Xcode
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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