Mobile Applications Developer Salary

Mobile Applications Developers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $72K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up the vast majority of Mobile Applications Developers (85 percent) who took the survey. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$46,144 - $107,732

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$12.88 - $72.27

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,144 - $107,732  
   
Bonus
$-0.48 - $10,017  
Profit Sharing
$1,474 - $2,543  
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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$44,129 - $115,224  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 371
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$12.88 - $72.27  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $76.03  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$-0.48 - $10,017  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,474 - $2,543  
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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$44,129 - $115,224  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 43
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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 seem to wield many skills 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 39 percent, 16 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Apple Xcode, C#, and Web Development. Most people 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.


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $67K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $90K. Professionals who claim 10 to 20 years of experience can secure some pretty cushy paychecks; the median for this group is a six-figure $118K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $101K.

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Experience Affects Mobile Applications Developer Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 41%


National Average
$72,000


Skills That Affect Mobile Applications Developer Salaries

JavaScript
up arrow 39%

.NET
up arrow 16%

Android SDK
up arrow 8%

Android
up arrow 3%

iOS
up arrow 2%

Java
up arrow 2%

Objective-C
up arrow 1%

National Average
$72,000

iOS SDK
up arrow 5%

Web Development
up arrow 6%

C#
up arrow 9%

Apple Xcode
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

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: 83% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 16%
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