The Mobile Developer Jobs with the Highest Salaries in 2022

The Mobile Developer Jobs with the Highest Salaries in 2022

One of the fastest-growing industries in tech, the mobile app development market size is projected to reach over $400 billion by 2026. From cybersecurity and IoT to crypto, foldables and wearables to AI, mobile apps are one of the major touchpoints for many emerging technologies. This jump in demand inside mobile has naturally led to an increase in demand for mobile app developers, with the demand for the number of developers increasing by over 40% over the next four years.

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“No matter the industry, mobile teams are growing as everyone wants to have the software in the palm of their hand,” said Nick Florez, Mobile Market Advisor at Motion Recruitment. “With the scarcity of experienced mobile developers, particularly in Android technologies, companies are even willing to pull from other budgets to prioritize getting the very best mobile developers.”

Along with the rest of the tech industry, those in mobile have seen their salaries rise over the past year. According to Motion’s 2022 Tech Salary Guide and 2022 State of Tech Employment (both available for free download today), tech workers in North America saw a pay jump of 9.5% on average year-over-year, with many cities seeing compensation hit double-digit increases across all fields.

Continue below to see the positions that offer the highest salaries for mobile developers for both mid and senior-level positions.

All salary information in this article is based on Motion Recruitment’s 2022 Tech Salary Guide. Gain insights from tech industry experts, learn about the latest IT market trends and find salary data for over 120+ tech positions in 15 cities across North America, all in one place.

Average Mobile Developer Salaries:

Senior Level: $136,000 – $170,000

Mid-Level: $92,000 – $139,000

Highest Paying Mobile Developer Jobs in North America:

Senior Level:

  1. React Native Developer: $141,000 – $175,000
  2. Android Developer: $139,000 – $173,000
  3. iOS Developer: $128,000 – $163,000


  1. React Native Developer: $93,000 – $143,000
  2. Android Developer: $95,000 – $140,000
  3. iOS Developer: $89,000 – $135,000

NOTE: With contracting and per hour roles becoming increasingly popular, here is a formula to convert full-time salaries to per hour: (Salary) / 50 (working weeks per year) / 40 (working hours per week) = $X per hour. Then multiply $X by 1.15 (adjustment for benefits, PTO, etc.).


For salary data on more mobile developer positions or other tech jobs, download the 2022 Tech Salary Guide for salary data for 15 cities across North America alongside the insights you need for success in 2022 below.


Average and highest salaries can vary by region. Find each city's Tech Salary Guide here:

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Looking to find the top Mobile Developer talent in North America or thinking of making the next steps for your career in Mobile? Contact your local Motion Recruitment office today. 

Working in the mid-to-senior level IT job industry for over 30 years, Motion has set itself apart in the technology space by having our recruiters each specialize in a specific department of the tech industry, allowing them to become experts in a particular section of the IT workforce. With offices in 16 cities across the United States and Canada, Motion can help companies and candidates take the next step in the tech market. Contact us now.

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