Updated August 22, 2022

Average Mobile APP Developer Salary

$99,840yearly

To create our salary estimates, Zippia starts with data published in publicly available sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Foreign Labor Certification Data Center (FLC) Show More
$48.00 hourly

Entry level Salary
$75,000 yearly
$75,000
10 %
$99,840
Median
$131,000
90 %

How much does a Mobile APP Developer make?

Mobile app developers make $99,840 per year on average, or $48.0 per hour, in the United States. Mobile app developers on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $75,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $131,000.

Location impacts how much a mobile app developer can expect to make. Mobile app developers make the most in Washington, Oregon, Massachusetts, Nevada, and California.

Highest Paying States For Mobile APP Developers

The darker areas on the map show where mobile app developers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Mobile APP Developer average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1Oregon$125,288$60.23839
2Nevada$115,711$55.63350
3Washington$133,146$64.011,126
4Massachusetts$117,501$56.491,507
5Pennsylvania$109,491$52.641,992
6Idaho$106,718$51.31290
7Minnesota$110,444$53.101,045
8California$115,013$55.295,562
9Arizona$105,363$50.661,006
10Utah$99,540$47.86677
11New Jersey$104,475$50.231,613
12North Carolina$102,055$49.061,488
13New Hampshire$104,042$50.02272
14Rhode Island$97,343$46.80329
15Maryland$105,371$50.661,424
16Maine$102,504$49.28195
17Ohio$96,670$46.481,695
18Virginia$99,786$47.972,570
19Vermont$96,786$46.53183
20Wyoming$93,921$45.15120
21Delaware$97,886$47.06208
22South Carolina$99,798$47.98450
23Colorado$99,148$47.67966
24District of Columbia$95,355$45.84561
25West Virginia$96,158$46.23181
26New Mexico$92,500$44.47359
27Montana$92,289$44.37229
28Tennessee$94,711$45.53708
29Connecticut$98,969$47.58473
30Michigan$93,754$45.071,059
31New York$97,203$46.731,889
32North Dakota$90,094$43.31151
33Wisconsin$91,960$44.21766
34Georgia$92,221$44.341,523
35Indiana$90,474$43.50957
36Florida$94,365$45.372,222
37Nebraska$88,640$42.62391
38Kansas$89,168$42.87487
39Oklahoma$92,073$44.27310
40Iowa$90,725$43.62454
41Alaska$86,963$41.81145
42Texas$84,722$40.733,669
43Arkansas$86,565$41.62373
44Illinois$89,027$42.801,845
45Hawaii$89,562$43.06112
46Kentucky$85,577$41.14517
47South Dakota$83,642$40.21154
48Mississippi$85,968$41.33175
49Missouri$84,175$40.47839
50Louisiana$85,432$41.07380
51Alabama$83,089$39.95577

Highest Paying Cities For Mobile APP Developers

Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Seattle, WA$133,853$64.35
2San Francisco, CA$126,096$60.62
3Boston, MA$117,602$56.54
4Philadelphia, PA$110,041$52.90
5Phoenix, AZ$105,587$50.76
6Durham, NC$102,758$49.40
7Arlington, VA$100,678$48.40
8Colorado Springs, CO$99,190$47.69
9New York, NY$97,434$46.84
10Washington, DC$95,419$45.87
11Orlando, FL$95,268$45.80
12Detroit, MI$93,983$45.18
13Atlanta, GA$92,411$44.43
14Chicago, IL$89,270$42.92
15Baton Rouge, LA$85,427$41.07

Mobile APP Developer Salary Details

Average Mobile APP Developer Salary Graph
Average Mobile APP Developer Salary Graph, Trends, and Summary

What is a Mobile APP Developer's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$131,000$10,917$63
75th Percentile$115,000$9,583$55
Average$99,840$8,320$48
25th Percentile$86,000$7,167$41
10th Percentile$75,000$6,250$36

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Software Developer Internship$38,480$3,207$18.50314,860
Applications Developer$89,205$7,434$42.89279,877
Lead Software Developer$115,072$9,589$55.32309,029
Datastage Developer$89,821$7,485$43.1880,648
Contract Developer$91,433$7,619$43.96249,808
Interactive Developer$89,875$7,490$43.21169,948

Here are the five companies hiring the most now:

  1. Apple Jobs (7)
  2. eBay Jobs (15)
  3. Microsoft Jobs (7)
  4. Intuit Jobs (4)
  5. Best Buy Jobs (8)

Which Companies Pay Mobile APP Developers The Most?

The highest paying companies for mobile app developers are Apple and Costco Wholesale according to our most recent salary estimates. In addition, companies like Citi and Best Buy report highly competitive wages for mobile app developers.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1Apple$147,233$70.79608
2Costco Wholesale$130,941$62.9529
3Citi$127,024$61.07199
4Best Buy$126,756$60.9422
5TIBCO Software$123,964$59.60
6SurveyMonkey$123,272$59.273
7Boot Barn$122,497$58.89
8Acadia Healthcare$119,028$57.23
9Merrill Lynch$118,670$57.05
10US Oncology Holdings Inc$118,107$56.787
11Magnetar Capital$118,050$56.751
12CyberCoders$117,550$56.51263
13Ralph Lauren$117,104$56.301
14Randstad North America, Inc.$116,533$56.03576
15Hired$116,397$55.96223
16Ford Motor$115,910$55.7338
17Marathon Healthcare Group LLC$114,945$55.26
18Pegasus$114,818$55.2020
19Motion Recruitment$114,730$55.162,097
20Bank of America$113,998$54.81914

How Much Do Mobile APP Developers Make In Different Industries?

Mobile app developer salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that the health care, technology, and finance industries tend to offer much higher salaries for mobile app developers. For example, mobile app developers make a whopping average salary of $103,215 while working in the health care industry. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $101,975 in the technology industry and $96,899 in the finance industry.

Mobile app developers may want to avoid working in the telecommunication industry as it offers the lowest average salary of $95,353.

Highest Paying Industries For Mobile APP Developers

Rank  Industry  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Health Care$103,215$49.62
2Technology$101,975$49.03
3Finance$96,899$46.59
4Manufacturing$96,372$46.33
5Automotive$95,695$46.01
6Telecommunication$95,353$45.84

High Paying Mobile APP Developer Jobs

Mobile APP Developer Salary Trends

Average Mobile APP Developer Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

    Mobile APP Developer Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$99,800$48.00+3.3%
    2021$96,500$46.42+2.3%
    2020$94,400$45.37+1.8%
    2019$92,700$44.57+1.7%
    2018$91,100$43.82+1.8%

    Recently Added Mobile APP Developer Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    Everlight Solar, LLC.Mobile APP DeveloperEnon, OH07/22/2022$60,000
    DirectedlinkShopify APP DeveloperLos Angeles, CA07/19/2022$169,047
    Motion RecruitmentBackend Developer/APP MonetizationSan Francisco, CA07/19/2022$160,000
    CGI Technologies and Solutions, Inc.Mobile APP Developer (Xamarin)Mobile, AL07/18/2022$65,000
    CGI Technologies and Solutions, Inc.Mobile APP Developer (Xamarin)Charlotte, NC07/18/2022$65,000
    CGI Technologies and Solutions, Inc.Mobile APP Developer (Xamarin)Chattanooga, TN07/18/2022$65,000
    CGI Technologies and Solutions, Inc.Mobile APP Developer (Xamarin)Atlanta, GA07/18/2022$65,000
    CGI Group Inc.Mobile APP Developer (Xamarin)Avondale, AZ07/16/2022$65,000
    BraintrustShopify APP Developer ***W2 and Benefits Provided*** [Remote]-RemoteSan Francisco, CA07/13/2022$189,917
    BraintrustShopify APP Developer ***W2 and Benefits Provided*** [Remote]-RemoteSan Francisco, CA07/13/2022$189,917

    Mobile APP Developer Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Mobile APP Developers the most?

    Washington pays Mobile APP Developers the most in the United States, with an average salary of $133,146 per year, or $64.01 per hour.

    How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as a Mobile APP Developer?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Mobile APP Developer if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in Oregon you should be paid close to $125,288 per year.

    What type of Mobile APP Developer gets paid the most?

    Lead Developer gets paid the most. Lead Developer made a median salary of $116,340. The best-paid 10 percent make $138,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $97,000.

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