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Mobile Applications Developer Salary

Mobile Applications Developers in the United States pull down an average of $72K annually. Career duration 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. The vast majority (86 percent) of Mobile Applications Developers who answered the questionnaire are male. Work is enjoyable for Mobile Applications Developers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$45,207 - $107,049
(Median)
$45K
$72K
$110K
MEDIAN: $71,761
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$12.77 - $75.50
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$13
$34
$76
MEDIAN: $34.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,207 - $107,049  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,916  
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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$44,933 - $115,318  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 321
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$12.77 - $75.50  
   
Overtime
$10.00 - $67.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,916  
   
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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$44,933 - $115,318  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 32

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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 exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with JavaScript, iOS SDK, and Web Development are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 45 percent, 11 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Apple Xcode and C#. Those familiar with Android also tend to know Java.

Pay by Experience Level for Mobile Applications Developer

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


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $67K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly 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. Mobile Applications Developers who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $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 45%

iOS SDK
up arrow 11%

Web Development
up arrow 10%

Android SDK
up arrow 9%


.NET
up arrow 5%

iOS
up arrow 4%

Android
up arrow 3%

Java
up arrow 1%

National Average
$72,000

C#
up arrow 4%

Apple Xcode
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 14%
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