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Some App developers make more than doctors or lawyers (infographic)

January 8th, 2013

mobile devicesLooking for a high paying career? Application development is one of the fastest growing industries in the world, and the number of app developers and their potential salaries are growing steadily.

With smartphone and tablets continuing to see rapid adoption by consumers and businesses, this trend is only going up for the foreseeable future.

The app market itself was worth $5 billion as of 2011, with mobile application revenue estimated to reach $46 billion by 2016.

Average app developer makes $75K annually

This new infographic, commissioned by the Application Developers Alliance and designed by infogr8, reveals the results of a survey released by GigaOM and the Alliance. The survey gives a clearer idea of who application developers are, what they’re earning, and the current and predicted future states of the applications market.

The average full-time app developer is earning an average of $75,000 a year. To put that into perspective, the average salary for a lawyer is $64,000, a doctor $57,000 and a teacher only $43,000. Also noted is that the average salary in the US is $45,250.

Looking at the profile, the average app developer is not a young guy in his mom and dad’s basement like you might imagine, but is in fact a well-educated 33-year-old.

Meanwhile, 30 percent of the survey respondents have more than four years experience in the field, and over half have more than two years.

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One Response to “Some App developers make more than doctors or lawyers (infographic)”

  1. Lawyers make $64k and Doctors make $57k? Please provide the source of your statistics.