The average Mobile Applications Developer in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $72K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. For the most part, Mobile Applications Developers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$45,503 - $105,808
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$46K
$72K
$110K
MEDIAN: $72,183
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,503 - $105,808  
   
Bonus
$377.50 - $10,483  
Profit Sharing
$1,400  
Total Pay (?
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$41,195 - $108,890  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 424
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.38 - $59.18  
   
Overtime
$32.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$377.50 - $10,483  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,400  
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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$41,195 - $108,890  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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

  • 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 require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in HTML5, JavaScript, Android SDK, and Objective-C are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 12 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include C#, C# Programming Language, and .NET. 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.


Mobile Applications Developers with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $67K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $87K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $108K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $111K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $71,296

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Mobile Applications Developers will find that Los Angeles offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 79 percent. Mobile Applications Developers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+44 percent), San Francisco (+29 percent), Salt Lake City (+19 percent), and Austin (+14 percent). The lowest-paying market is Cleveland, which sits 23 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Employers in Seattle and Philadelphia also lean toward paying below-median salaries (21 percent lower and 16 percent lower, respectively).

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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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Experience Affects Mobile Applications Developer Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$71,000


Skills That Affect Mobile Applications Developer Salaries

HTML5
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Android
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Android Software Development Kit (SDK)
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Swift
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iOS
0%

Android Operating System Development
0%

iOS SDK
0%

National Average
$71,000

Web Development
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Java
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.NET
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C# Programming Language
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C#
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 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
8%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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