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Can you get a good job as a android developer?
I'm just starting to learn android right now and i'm wondering if I get good at this over time - Will I be able to get a job around the $100k/yr mark ?
James Barnett39,199 Points
Salary is much more stable as an in house developer then a freelance app maker.
Most jr developers start at around 60k - 70k. After 5 years 100k is possible given the right set of skills and location (major tech hotspots)
Constantine Antonakos9,741 Points
Putting aside yearly income or salary, there's no doubt you can do well with Android dev. Mobile is extremely popular and even more so, native apps. Chris Dixon (investor at Andreesen Horowitz) elaborates in his most recent blog post.
I'm being slightly hesitant about directly answering your question b/c there's no guarantee that: Android development = money flowing. With that being said, if you're persistent, hard-working, and smart about it, then, yes, I'd say you have a great chance at making a really healthy salary as a mobile developer if that's what you want to do.
Colin Marshall32,861 Points
For what it's worth an IT recruiter told me a couple of months ago that Android developers are more in demand than iOS developers at this point in time.