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Android

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 ?

3 Answers

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 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 Antonakos
Constantine Antonakos
9,741 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.

Thanks! Excited to start making some apps! I got the first idea in my head already, just a simple quiz game.

Constantine Antonakos
Constantine Antonakos
9,741 Points

No problem! Glad to help. I just don't want you thinking that you should do it solely for the money. Do it because you truly like developing on Android, or else you might have second thoughts after investing time, blood, sweat, etc. Check out Treehouse's Android track. It's slightly lacking compared to iOS in my opinion, but they did an amazing job with the lessons that are currently out.

If you want some inspiration for quiz-type games, check out QuizUp.

Colin Marshall
Colin Marshall
32,861 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.