Mobile Applications Developer Salary

Median pay for Mobile Applications Developers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $72K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Mobile Applications Developers is high. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$46,908 - $107,508
$47K
$72K
$110K
MEDIAN: $71,828
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50%
90%

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$10.28 - $51.24
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$51
MEDIAN: $20.57
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,908 - $107,508  
   
Bonus
$223.49 - $10,365  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
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$41,294 - $109,158  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 418
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.28 - $51.24  
   
Overtime
$28.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$223.49 - $10,365  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$41,294 - $109,158  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 68

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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

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

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Popular Skills for Mobile Applications Developer


Mobile Applications Developers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in HTML5, Mobile applications development, Swift, and Android SDK are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 17 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Web Development, C#, and C# Programming Language. Most people skilled in Android are similarly competent in Java.

Pay by Experience Level for Mobile Applications Developer

Pay by Experience for a Mobile Applications Developer has a positive trend. An entry-level Mobile Applications Developer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 386 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Mobile Applications Developer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 95 salaries. An experienced Mobile Applications Developer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $107,000 based on 39 salaries. A Mobile Applications Developer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $120,000 based on 7 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $70,854

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

Houston is home to an above-average pay rate for Mobile Applications Developers, 45 percent higher than the national average. Mobile Applications Developers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+28 percent), Salt Lake City (+20 percent), Charlotte (+14 percent), and Austin (+13 percent). The lowest-paying market is Philadelphia, which sits 27 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Workers in Columbus and Detroit earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (15 percent less and 10 percent less, respectively).

Mobile Applications Developer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Mobile Applications Developer?

Mobile Applications Developer in San Diego:
Pros: The flexible schedule, the casual dress code and freedom to explore cutting edge technologies. The potential to make money and the excitement that comes from that. The location and the people are great. The direction the company is headed is great.
Cons: The pay is very low compared to the job market. I have tons of responsibilities and end up working lots of hours. Stress level is high as I am expected to answer to many critical issues. Very fast pace with very little to no downtime.

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Key Stats for Mobile Applications Developer

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 53 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Mobile Applications Developer Salaries

▲69%

▲51%

▲18%

National Average
$71,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Mobile Applications Developer Salaries

HTML5
▲17%

Mobile applications development
▲9%

Swift
▲7%

▲6%

▲5%

▲3%


iOS
▲1%

▲1%

Android Operating System Development
▼0%

▼0%

National Average
$71,000

▼1%


C#
▼8%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 17%
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