<strong>iOS</strong> Developer Hourly Rate

iOS Developer Hourly Rate

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

The average hourly rate for an iOS developer is $35-60 per hour.

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Our Range

The hourly rate range reflected in this tool is based on the amounts most freelancers with this skill might earn in the 25th to 75th percentile. This tool also reflects expected rates in the top 10% and bottom 10% as starting and ending values. Several factors can influence your expected rate, including location, experience and competency in the particular skill, track record of success, and complimentary soft skills such as clear communication and leadership ability.

Our Data

The calculator sources information from our large database of vetted freelancers. Data is regularly updated and excludes hourly rates that deviate substantially from the norm.

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Freelancing as an iOS Developer

iOS (formerly iPhone OS) is a mobile operating system created and developed by Apple in 2007 exclusively for Apple hardware devices, including the iPhone. It is the second most popular mobile operating system globally after Android, with over 2 million iOS applications in the Apple App Store. The iOS user interface (UI) is based on multi-touch gestures and components like sliders, switches, and buttons. iOS also features internal accelerometers to respond to shaking the device or rotating it in three dimensions, and the operating system is also full of accessibility functions that enable users with vision and hearing disabilities to properly use Apple products. Major versions of iOS are released annually. iOS developers are responsible for developing applications for mobile devices powered by Apple’s iOS operating system and are proficient in one of the two programming languages for the platform: Objective-C or Swift. iOS apps can also be written in Ruby, Python, C#/.NET, Lua, Pascal, or using abstraction libraries for writing iOS apps with web technologies.

Freelance iOS developers in the top 10th percentile globally can earn a salary of up to $166,400 per year, or an hourly rate of up to $80. As the hiring for freelance iOS developer jobs becomes more competitive, iOS developers are likely to see their iOS contractor rates go up, however this calculator will dynamically reflect current salary data. Other inputs that adjust a freelance iOS developer’s hourly rate include remote vs. on-site location, years of experience, and whether the requested client engagement is full-time or part-time.

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How the Calculator Works

Toptal is the largest fully remote network of high-skilled freelancers in the world. We created this tool using our large, comprehensive database of vetted freelancers. Data is regularly updated and excludes hourly rates that fall in the 1-10th percentile and in the 90-100th percentile to remove outliers.

The Freelance Calculator empowers you to see how much you could 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.

Calculations of weekly, monthly, and yearly salaries are determined by a one week unit of measure: hours per week multiplied by hourly rate. By default, values are 40 hours per week and the 25th percentile hourly rate. Monthly salaries are calculated as the summation of 4 weekly salaries, and yearly salaries are calculated as the summation of 52 weekly salaries.

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