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Mobile Applications Developer Salary

An average Mobile Applications Developer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $72K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Male Mobile Applications Developers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Work is enjoyable for Mobile Applications Developers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$45,535 - $107,812
(Median)
$46K
$72K
$110K
MEDIAN: $71,826
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50%
90%

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$12.88 - $75.25
(Median)
$13
$38
$75
MEDIAN: $38.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,535 - $107,812  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,845  
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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$45,237 - $116,151  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 332
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$12.88 - $75.25  
   
Overtime
$10.00 - $67.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,845  
   
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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$45,237 - $116,151  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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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


Survey results imply that Mobile Applications Developers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Lucky workers who know JavaScript can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 43 percent above average. Android SDK and Web Development are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 8 percent and 43 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Apple Xcode and C#. Those educated in Android tend to be well versed 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 $90K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Those with 10 to 20 years of experience under their belts can expect their paychecks to flourish around the six-figure median of $117K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $101K.

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Experience Affects Mobile Applications Developer Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 39%


National Average
$73,000


Skills That Affect Mobile Applications Developer Salaries

JavaScript
up arrow 43%

Android SDK
up arrow 8%

Web Development
up arrow 8%


.NET
up arrow 5%

iOS
up arrow 4%

Android
up arrow 3%

Java
up arrow 1%

National Average
$73,000

iOS SDK
up arrow 1%

C#
up arrow 4%

Apple Xcode
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 13%
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