Now is the time to be an iOS developer

I'm part of a Utah-based iOS developer Slack group. Recently a survey was posted to get some information about the nature of iOS development.

This article is based on that survey which can be found here.

How much money do iOS developers make?

Out of the 95 iOS developers surveyed the average annual income was $106,000.

How much education do these well paid devs have?

The crazy thing is:

50% of these developers are self taught!!!

Don't want to work for someone but instead be a contractor? Well the average contract rate was $103 an hour. Not too bad ;)

Should I learn Swift or Objective-C?

This is a very common question. I've been an advocate of Swift since the beginning. Well do you want the facts?? Per this survey 89% of the developers are using Swift while only 11% haven't touched it!

So start learning!!!

If you are looking to make a good change in your life. If you want to increase your salary. If you want to build some really cool apps now is the time to learn iOS.

If you want a fantastic head start be sure to check out my online iOS course: iOS 9 & Swift 2: From Beginner to Paid Professional