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Starting salaries for app developers will top 80k next year

Published December 13th, 2012 by Mak

Think about the impact that app developers have had on the economy, and you’ll go back to the year 2007 when those spots were non-existent.

But since then, the “app economy” is responsible for almost a half-a-million jobs in the U.S., according to an article in The Seattle Times, “Sizzling mobile-applications industry ready to hire.”

If you’re an entrepreneur with a few apps under your digital belt, you might want to consider pursuing one of these high-paying openings: It’s a “sizzling new industry” in the technologyjob market.

What’s more, over the long haul, these top-paying slots may very well be counted on to add to this country’s exports in the years ahead.

But currently the fear among those who know this industry is that the U.S. is not on a fast track to nurture new talent; consequently, a multitude of unfilled jobs continue to be up for grabs.

Thank the consumer’s hunger for more widgets and gadgets to enlighten their mobile devices for the meteoric rise in salaries.

“Mobile apps developers can expect pay increases of 9 percent next year, among the highest of any jobs, putting them in the range of $92,750 to $133,500 a year, according to a survey that the staffing and consulting firm Robert Half International released last month.”

Graduates from the information-systems program—not app developers—at Mississippi State, are locking in starting salaries from $45,000 to $50,000, while six of the app developers nailed down a starting figure of $80,000; this, after the college revamped their course offerings to include a popular student choice: “Field Studies in iPhone Entrepreneurship.”

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