Mobile Applications Developer Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Mobile Applications Developers earn an average of $72K per year. Career length 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 more than half collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Mobile Applications Developers. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$48,950 - $106,579
$49K
$72K
$110K
MEDIAN: $72,146
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50%
90%

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$12.37 - $50.78
$12
$23
$51
MEDIAN: $22.93
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$0$107K
Salary $48,950 - $106,579
Bonus $100.67 - $10,237
Profit Sharing $990 - $5,051
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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$41,994 - $107,632
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 372
Hourly Data $0$53
Hourly Rate $12.37 - $50.78
Overtime $1.53 - $53.83
Annual Data $0$107K
Bonus $100.67 - $10,237
Profit Sharing $990 - $5,051
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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$41,994 - $107,632
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 62

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 HTML5, Mobile applications development, Swift, and Android SDK are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 16 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Web Development, C#, and C# Programming Language. Most people skilled in Android are similarly competent in Java.

Pay by Experience Level for Mobile Applications Developer

Pay by Experience for a Mobile Applications Developer has a positive trend. An entry-level Mobile Applications Developer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 386 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Mobile Applications Developer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 95 salaries. An experienced Mobile Applications Developer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $107,000 based on 39 salaries. A Mobile Applications Developer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $120,000 based on 7 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $70,972

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

Mobile Applications Developers will find that Houston offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 44 percent. Mobile Applications Developers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+28 percent), Salt Lake City (+19 percent), Charlotte (+13 percent), and Austin (+13 percent). Mobile Applications Developers in Philadelphia make 27 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Columbus (16 percent less) and Detroit (10 percent less).

Mobile Applications Developer Reviews

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.

Mobile Applications Developer in Omaha:
"Awesome."
Pros: I love it. I've loved software engineering since I was in 6th grade. It's full of challenges and you get to deliver something to thousands of people.
Cons: Sitting for prolonged periods of time.

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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 51 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
2%

Experience Affects Mobile Applications Developer Salaries

▲69%

▲51%

▲18%

National Average
$71,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Mobile Applications Developer Salaries

HTML5
▲16%

Mobile applications development
▲9%

Swift
▲7%

▲6%

▲5%

▲3%


iOS
▲1%

▲1%

Android Operating System Development
▼0%

▼0%

National Average
$71,000

▼1%


C#
▼8%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 16%