Mobile Software Developers


Overview

Introduction

Mobile software developers design and build applications (which are often referred to as apps) for mobile devices, which include smartphones, tablet computers, e-readers, and wearables. They are also known as mobile software designers. Approximately 944,200 software application developers are employed in the United States. 

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Median Salary

$103,620

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Employment Prospects

Excellent

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Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree


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Experience

Internship and at least one year of related development experienc


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Skills

Computer


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Personality Traits

Creative

Earnings

Mobile application developers earned salaries that ranged from $62,318 to $113,257 or more in February 2020, according to Salary.com.

Salaries for software application designers ranged from less than $61,660 to $161,290 or more in May 2018, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. They earned median annual salaries of $103,620.

Mobile application developers who held the...

Work Environment

Many tech companies enjoy a reputation for having casual work environments (i.e., flexible hours, relaxed dress codes, telecommuting, etc.). Developers often share office or cubicle space with two or three coworkers, as a means to encourage collaboration and team spirit. Work hours vary by employer, but work at night and on weekends may be required when deadlines are looming. This career can be...

Outlook

Employment for software application developers is expected to grow by 26 percent through 2028, according to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, or much faster than the average for all careers. Mobile application developers are in strong demand across many industries. The increased demand for applications software developers will be due to the need for new applications on smartphones and...

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