Men make up the majority of Mobile Applications Developers in the United States, bringing in about $72K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and more than half earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Mobile Applications Developers is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$45,945 - $107,847
$46K
$72K
$110K
MEDIAN: $72,181
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$10.38 - $52.31
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,945 - $107,847  
   
Bonus
$484.79 - $10,406  
Profit Sharing
$1,900  
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$41,115 - $109,954  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 436
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Hourly Rate
$10.38 - $52.31  
   
Overtime
$29.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$484.79 - $10,406  
   
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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$41,115 - $109,954  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 71

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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


Survey results imply that Mobile Applications Developers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Android SDK, Swift, Objective-C, and Android Software Development Kit 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 C#, C# Programming Language, 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.


The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $67K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $85K. Experienced professionals who have spent one to two decades on the job can score lucrative paychecks that average out to $109K. 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 $108K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $71,273

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

With a pay rate for Mobile Applications Developers that is 44 percent greater than the national average, Houston offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Mobile Applications Developers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+28 percent), Salt Lake City (+19 percent), Charlotte (+13 percent), and Austin (+12 percent). Mobile Applications Developers' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Mobile Applications Developers in Philadelphia bring in salaries that are 21 percent lower than the national average. Workers in Seattle and Columbus earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (16 percent less).

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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.
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Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Mobile Applications Developer Salaries




National Average
$71,000


Skills That Affect Mobile Applications Developer Salaries



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HTML5
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C# Programming Language
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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
60%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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