Demand is hot for experienced mobile developers who can make interesting and fun apps on the iPhone and Android mobile phones. So if you are a developer and wondering which programming language commands the most salary, who earns more – an iPhone or Android Developer?
Using job board Indeed.com, I performed a salary search on March 20th, 2011 for ‘Android Developer’, ‘iPhone Developer’ and ‘Blackberry Developer’. The average salary for Android and iPhone Developers is almost the same. Android tops out at $95,000 while the average salary for an iPhone Developer is $93,000.
Are the number of available jobs for iPhone and Android Developers roughly the same as well?
There are slightly more Android Developer jobs available nationwide (4,993 vs. 4,969) than iPhone Developer jobs. If you are mainly a Blackberry Developer, you may have a little trouble finding a gig.
Read FoneGigs blog post – The Toughest and Easiest Cities to find an iPhone and Android Developer gig. You can also download the Mobile Developer Job Outlook for free and find out where your city ranks in terms of available Mobile Developer gigs per number of residents here.