App Software Developers Salary 2018: How Much Money Do They Make

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Applications Software Developers

Other names for this job might include .NET Developer, Application Architect, Application Integration Engineer, Application Integrator, Applications Analyst, Applications Developer, Applications Engineer, Applications Programmer, Applications Quality Assurance Specialist, Applications Software Engineering Information Technology Specialist

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How Much Do App Software Developers Make In 2018

In this salary guide, you will find out how much do Applications Software Developers make.

After reading this, you will be able to make a decision if working as an Applications Software Developer will suit your financial goals (e.g: buying a home, BMW or just your target salary goal).

Average salary

Annual salary
$104300 per year

Hourly wage
$50.140 per hour

One of the most popular questions we get from our readers here at OwlGuru is how much do App Software Developers make per year and what is their hourly wage.

According to BLS, the average annual salary of App Software Developers is $104300. Their salary can also be as low as $58300 if you’re still a newbie with no experience to over $157590 if you have a ton of experience under your belt.

The typical hourly pay is $50.140 and can range from $28.030 to $75.770 which also depends if you’re a newbie or a professional.

Just like any other job, the salary of An App Software Developer will vary based on your education and experience level.

# = Over $100 per hour or $200,000 per year.
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We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of An App Software Developer to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank.

This compares the salary of all careers and we give them a rank of A, B, C or D depending on how high or low is their average salary.

After comparing how much do App Software Developers make with other careers, they have a salary rank of A.

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Salary range

Highest (Top 10%)$75.770$157590
Senior (Top 25%)$61.030$126940
Middle (Mid 50%)$48.120$100080
Junior (Bottom 25%)$36.620$76170
No experience (Bottom 10%)$28.030$58300

Entry-level App Software Developers who starts out at $76170 can expect to make $100080 after 3-5 years of experience in the field.

The bottom 10% makes less than $28.030 per hour while the top 10% makes over $75.770 per hour.

While the median wage is $100080 per annum or $48.120 per hour.

Depending on who you work for, you might also get overtime pay.

# = Over $100 per hour or $200,000 per year.

Highest paying industries

Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Other Information Services61.34127590
Securities and Commodity Exchanges60.27125360
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)58120630
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage57.8120220
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events56.95118460
Support Activities for Mining56.14116770
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing55.36115140
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing54.7113780
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance54.59113560
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities54.43113220
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries53.89112090
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing53.57111420
Oil and Gas Extraction53.15110540
Repair and Maintenance52.73109670
Motion Picture and Video Industries52.55109300
Software Publishers52.42109030
Land Subdivision52.26108690
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries52.15108480
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing52.1108360
Publishing Industries (except Internet)52.05108270
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing51.9107950
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing51.76107650
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services50.8105670
Spectator Sports50.78105620
Other Investment Pools and Funds50.55105150
Cable and Other Subscription Programming50.42104870
Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations50.23104470
Personal and Laundry Services50.1104210
Other Personal Services50.1104210
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers50104000
Broadcasting (except Internet)49.99103970
Scientific Research and Development Services49.72103410
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences49.72103410
Natural Gas Distribution49.65103280
Other Financial Investment Activities49.56103090
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank49.53103020
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing49.46102870
Radio and Television Broadcasting49.4102760
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities49.38102710
Nonresidential Building Construction49.36102670
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media49.35102650
Water, Sewage and Other Systems49.23102390
Wired Telecommunications Carriers49.01101940
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing48.99101900
Dairy Product Manufacturing48.91101730
Newspaper Publishers48.73101360
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance48.69101280
Depository Credit Intermediation48.53100940
All industries, private ownership only48.32100510
Nondepository Credit Intermediation48.31100480
Grantmaking and Giving Services48.23100310
All industries47.8599530
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities47.7799360
Finance and Insurance47.6799160
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers47.6399070
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing47.5898970
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)47.5398870
Construction of Buildings47.4698720
Engineering Services47.4498670
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers47.3698500
Scheduled Air Transportation47.3498480
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing47.3498460
Employment Services47.2698300
Air Transportation47.2598280
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services47.2298220
Communications Equipment Manufacturing46.9197580
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services46.9197560
Computer Systems Design and Related Services46.8797490
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services46.8497430
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods46.8297380
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners46.897340
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers46.7397210
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing46.6497020
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing46.6397000
Wholesale Trade46.5996900
Pipeline Transportation46.5496800
Administrative and Support Services46.596710
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services46.4696640
Waste Treatment and Disposal46.4696630
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing46.4196530
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses46.3696420
Nonstore Retailers46.3296340
Management of Companies and Enterprises46.3296340
Chemical Manufacturing46.2696230
Residential Building Construction46.2596200
Food Services and Drinking Places46.1896060
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services46.1595990
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction46.0895850
Rental and Leasing Services45.9695590
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services45.9495560
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing45.9195490
Retail Trade45.7895220
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing45.7595160
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages45.5994820
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation45.5194650
Other Telecommunications45.594640
Testing Laboratories45.4694560
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation45.4394490
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing45.3694350
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations45.2994200
Satellite Telecommunications45.1793950
Rail Transportation45.1393860
Food Manufacturing45.1293850
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations45.1293840
Support Activities for Air Transportation45.0793740
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing44.9793550
Basic Chemical Manufacturing44.9893550
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers44.9793530
Couriers and Express Delivery Services44.9393450
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services44.9393450
Couriers and Messengers44.9193410
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services44.9193410
Security Systems Services44.8893340
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing44.8393240
Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation44.8293230
Offices of Other Health Practitioners44.7993170
Transportation and Warehousing44.7993150
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities44.7793110
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers44.7593080
Sound Recording Industries44.7493070
Specialty hospitals, Privately owned44.7192990
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing44.6392840
Office Administrative Services44.5292600
Other Insurance Related Activities44.4392420
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers44.4192370
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing44.3992340
Activities Related to Real Estate44.3892320
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)44.3792280
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works)44.3292180
Waste Management and Remediation Services44.3292180
Water Transportation44.3192150
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation44.3192150
Electronics and Appliance Stores44.2892090
Other Support Services44.2492020
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services44.1591830
Accommodation and Food Services44.1391800
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing44.0991710
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing44.0791660
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution44.0391590
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities44.0291560
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers4491530
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers43.9791460
Real Estate43.9291350
Insurance Carriers43.8891260
Social Advocacy Organizations43.8691230
Miscellaneous Manufacturing43.8391160
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services43.7591000
Investigation and Security Services43.7390950
Legal Services43.5390530
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers43.3990240
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing43.3690190
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries43.3490150
Warehousing and Storage43.3390120
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories43.3390120
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing43.2890010
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing43.1989830
Specialized Design Services43.1989830
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds43.1589760
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing43.0689570
Machinery Manufacturing42.989240
Offices of Physicians42.6788740
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training (including private, state, and local government schools)42.6488700
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned42.6488700
Casino Hotels42.5988600
Facilities Support Services42.5688510
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers42.4888350
Telephone Call Centers42.4188220
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing42.3988180
Support Activities for Transportation42.2987960
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers42.2887940
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors42.1787710
Traveler Accommodation42.187570
Lessors of Real Estate42.0687480
Ambulatory Health Care Services42.0287390
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods41.9987330
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing41.8186950
Business Support Services41.7786880
Educational Services, Privately owned41.6486610
Educational Support Services, Privately owned41.5586430
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers41.5286360
Educational Support Services (including private, state, and local government schools)41.4886280
Freight Transportation Arrangement41.4586220
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals41.4186130
Outpatient Care Centers41.2685820
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers41.2585800
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing40.8384930
Apparel Manufacturing40.6684570
Waste Collection40.5884410
Specialized Freight Trucking40.5484330
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing40.4884200
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)40.4784180
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing40.3683950
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing40.2983800
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Local government owned40.2983790
Paper Manufacturing40.283620
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers40.1783550
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned40.1383470
Hospitals, Privately owned40.0983400
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing4083210
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills39.8982970
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)39.8682900
Specialty Trade Contractors39.7882750
Building Equipment Contractors39.7782730
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned39.6482450
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing39.6182380
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction39.5582260
Rubber Product Manufacturing39.5282210
Primary Metal Manufacturing39.5282200
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing39.4582060
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)39.4482040
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing39.3481840
Religious Organizations39.3381810
Textile Product Mills39.2981720
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing39.2781680
Local government, including schools and hospitals39.2481630
Plastics Product Manufacturing39.281530
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing39.1981520
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers39.1581430
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing39.1381380
Truck Transportation38.9180940
Machine Shops38.8280740
Printing and Related Support Activities38.7880660
Gambling Industries38.7380570
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services38.780490
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing38.6580390
Social Assistance38.6180300
Hospitals, Local government owned38.680290
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services38.680280
Home Health Care Services38.5980270
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Local government owned38.5980260
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing38.5880250
Federal, State, and Local Government38.5880240
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service38.5880240
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities38.5380140
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)38.4780010
Investigation, Guard, and Armored Car Services38.0679160
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing37.8978800
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, State government owned37.778410
Hospitals, State government owned37.6978400
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing37.5678120
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors37.4877970
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Privately owned37.4777940
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, State government owned37.3377650
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers37.0577060
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service36.9776900
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)36.7976510
Individual and Family Services36.5476010
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)36.4275760
General Freight Trucking36.275290
Wood Product Manufacturing36.0574980
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals35.9374740
Other Wood Product Manufacturing35.974670
Technical and trade schools, Privately owned35.8874630
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries35.8374530
Technical and Trade Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)35.7674380
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing35.7574360
State government, including schools and hospitals35.5473930
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned35.173020
Educational Services, State government owned35.0772950
Junior colleges, Local government owned34.5471850
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)34.2271180
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers33.8370380
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions33.7570190
Educational Services, Local government owned33.3969460
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)33.0968830
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned32.9468510
Junior colleges, State government owned32.8168250
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers31.765940
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing29.9862350

Not all industries pay the same for Applications Software Developers.

One of the easiest way to increase your salary is to change industries and find a higher paying one.

Highest paying states


Another simple way to boost your pay as An App Software Developer is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like CA doesn’t mean you will make more overall. This is because the expenses at CA may be 2x higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to the BLS, the highest paid / most successful App Software Developers are in the states of CA, WA, NY, MA and MD. The average salary in CA is $123900.

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