Mobile Applications Developer Salary

Mobile Applications Developers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $72K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Men make up the vast majority of Mobile Applications Developers (86 percent) who took the survey. For the most part, Mobile Applications Developers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$45,449 - $106,886
(Median)
$45K
$72K
$110K
MEDIAN: $71,985
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90%

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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. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Apple Xcode, C#, and Web Development. It is often found that people who know Android are also skilled in Java.

Pay by Experience Level for Mobile Applications Developer

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


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $67K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $89K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Between one and two decades on the job, average salaries pass the six-figure mark at around $117K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $113K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $71,996

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

For Mobile Applications Developers, Houston provides a pay rate that is 43 percent greater than the national average. 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. Cleveland and Detroit are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 24 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively.

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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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Experience Affects Mobile Applications Developer Salaries




National Average
$72,000


Skills That Affect Mobile Applications Developer Salaries


.NET
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Swift
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iOS
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Android SDK
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Mobile applications development
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JavaScript
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Android
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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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