Mobile App Developer Hourly Rate

Mobile App Developer Hourly Rate

Benchmark your hourly rate with data from Toptal's global network of top freelance talent.

Mobile App Developer Hourly Rate Distribution

  • <$39
  • $40-59
  • $60-79
% of freelancers

The average hourly rate for a mobile app developer is $45/hr.

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Freelancing as a Mobile App Developer

With millions of mobile apps available today, mobile app development requires staying ahead of the curve and optimizing performance, battery, network, and memory management across a wide array of screen sizes, hardware specifications, and configurations. A mobile app developer is able to create software for phones, tablets, and watches, and is familiar with the newest technologies in the mobile world. Mobile app developers often work closely with designers to create the mobile user interface (UI) and achieve the best user experience (UX). Mobile app developers are not limited to developers who write native code for platforms like Android and iOS. They can also be hybrid app developers working with frameworks such as Cordova or Ionic, and JavaScript or C# developers, who use React Native and Xamarin to write mobile apps.

Mobile app development has been steadily growing in revenues and jobs created. Freelance mobile app developers can earn a salary between $15-$75 per hour, on average. As the market evolves and demand for mobile app development jobs increases, the mobile app contractor hourly rate is likely to increase as well. Difference in freelance mobile app developer rates are calculated based on engagement types, such as part-time or full-time, and location, such as on-site or remote.

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How the Calculator Works

Toptal is the largest network of high-skilled freelancers in the world. We created this tool using our database of nearly ten thousand vetted freelancers. Data is updated daily, and excludes hourly rates that fall 2 standard deviations above or below the mean in order to remove outliers.

The Freelance Calculator lets you see how much you can earn as a freelancer, including what your hourly rate would need to be to match your current or desired salary based on the number of hours you work per week.

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