Annual salaries for mobile app developers will vary depending on your experience, education level, and expertise. In 2012, the average annual salary for software developers working in the U.S., including mobile app developers, was $96,260 per year.
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California is the nationwide leader in employment for mobile app developers, with 95,510 developers earning an annual average salary of $112,180. Washington State is second in employment, where 52,000 mobile app developers earn an average salary of $111,380.
The metro areas employing the most mobile app developers are:
The metro areas employing the highest concentration of mobile app developers are:
The metro areas employing the best-paid mobile app developers are:
Use our interactive map below to find out which areas of the United States are currently experiencing the greatest amount of growth and job availability for graduates looking for a career as a mobile app developer. The associated information has been gathered from Bureau of Labor statistics, representing data collected in 2012.
It’s highly-paid, highly-skilled, creative work that has plenty of name recognition. And it’s in high demand. To be more specific:
A mobile app developer needs to understand their users: what features they’ll need most, and how they’ll interact with the app. They need to plan the app, diagram how it will work, code it, test it, and upgrade it over time. A working knowledge of these skill sets will help to set you apart from other candidates.
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Most employers will also consider those with undergraduate degrees in other technical disciplines as well, such as computer programming, computer science, web development, software engineering or related subjects.
In addition, those with extensive experience in web programming or coding may also be considered for key positions, possibly opening up opportunities for candidates with other degrees.