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Mobile Applications Developer Salary

Earnings for Mobile Applications Developers in the United States come in at around $72K annually on average. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Men account for the majority of Mobile Applications Developers who responded to the questionnaire — 85 percent to be exact. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$46,051 - $107,875
(Median)
$46K
$72K
$110K
MEDIAN: $71,675
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$14.74 - $76.29
(Median)
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$31
$76
MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,051 - $107,875  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,950  
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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$45,758 - $116,522  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 302
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$14.74 - $76.29  
   
Overtime
$10.00 - $67.50  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,950  
   
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).
)
$45,758 - $116,522  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 29

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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 deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with JavaScript, Web Development, and iOS SDK are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 46 percent, 16 percent, and 11 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Apple Xcode. 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.


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $67K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $90K. Experienced professionals — those with 10 to 20 years in the field — see salaries in the six-figure territory, securing around $119K 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 46%

Web Development
up arrow 16%

iOS SDK
up arrow 11%

Android SDK
up arrow 10%

Objective-C
up arrow 8%

iOS
up arrow 5%

.NET
up arrow 5%

Android
up arrow 4%

Java
up arrow 4%

National Average
$72,000

C#
up arrow 2%

Apple Xcode
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

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: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 14%