Along with React Native, Flutter is one of the two most popular choices of technology for cross-platform mobile applications. Apps built with the Dart-based library are, unlike React Native, considered x-compiled, which means they are written in a language that allows them to communicate ‘natively’ with both the Android and iOS mobile operating systems and device hardware. Google launched Flutter in 2019 as its answer to what it saw as React Native’s limitations in communicating natively with mobile devices, in the context of more complex applications.
Flutter has proven immensely popular with developers and the Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2022 indicates that within just 3 years of its launch, the library is used by almost as many professional mobile developers as React Native.
Here our focus is on Flutter developer salary ranges and rates across several of the most significant international markets for tech talent. How much does a Flutter developer cost or earn in Germany, Switzerland, the UK and the USA compared to nearshore and offshore locations in Eastern Europe and India?
If you need to recruit Flutter developers, either through direct employment or contracting them via an IT outsourcing partner, or you are a Flutter developer, the data collated here from the best sources for the different markets we cover will offer a benchmark. Keep in mind that the data presented is based on the broad common denominator of roles that state the core requirement of expertise in Flutter. The salary or rates you will actually earn or pay will vary with the specific tech stack and experience you provide or require.
If you would like an accurate estimate for salaries or rates you can expect to pay in Eastern Europe for particular Flutter developer profiles, please do get in touch and we will be happy to help.
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For a more detailed breakdown and variety of data sources, you can read through the country-by-country Flutter developer salary ranges guide below. If you only require a bird’s eye view, the median Flutter developer salary in each market we cover is:
The data we’ve collated here shows figures for gross salary ranges commanded by Flutter developers in different geographies around the world. However, organisations often take the strategic decision to work with an IT outsourcing partner and contract IT specialists from them rather than employing them directly.
Working with an IT outsourcer like K&C to contract Flutter developers is an approach that can make strategic and financial sense for mobile app project sponsors under a number of circumstances, including:
But while project sponsors can make significant cost savings by working with an IT outsourcer by offering access to lower cost markets for tech talent, avoiding potentially expensive recruitment mistakes in unfamiliar markets and letting you focus on core work, rates will be higher than salaries. That’s for the simple reason you will cover the cost of the direct employer of the IT specialists you contract through them plus a margin that is usually around 30%.
As a rule of thumb, you can add around 30% to the salary figures provided below to arrive at the rates you can expect to pay for sub-contracted Flutter developers in the international markets we cover.
Germany is Europe’s largest economy and a relatively high salary one and while it comes second to the UK, the second-largest overall, as an employer of IT specialists, it is still one of the world’s biggest markets for tech talent. High demand for software developers including Flutter developers means salary inflation has been significant over the past 12-18 months, so what can you expect to earn or pay for mobile development tech stacks that include Flutter?
Data from the jobs portal de.talent.com based on the relatively small sample size of 15 salaries indicates the median average salary for a Flutter developer in Germany is €75,000 a year or €6250 a month. The lower end of the range is given as starting at €60,625 a year or €5052 a month and the upper end for senior Flutter roles up to €97,500 a year or €8125 a month.
Data provided by the specialist tech jobs portal germantechjobs.de shows a slightly different range based on 2200 positions requiring Flutter expertise to have been posted on the portal. However, the fact that many of these jobs may have been posted some time ago is the likely reason for the lower figures. Salary inflation for software developer roles in Germany has been significant over the past 12-18 months, meaning this range may trail the real-time market.
The GermanTechJobs data suggests the median salary for a Flutter developer in Germany is €62,500 a year or €5208 a month. Here the lower end of the range starts at €45,000 a year or €3750 a month, which is realistic for junior roles and rises to €85,000 a year or €7083 for senior positions.
One of Europe and the world’s highest salary economies, and with living costs to match, it might be presumed Flutter developers based in Switzerland are among the best paid internationally. Data on Flutter developer salary ranges in Switzerland is limited. The jobs portal ch.talent.com puts the median Flutter developer salary in Switzerland at CHF87,500 (€89,987) a year or CHF7292 (€7499) a month but based on nine salaries.
The lower end of the range is given as starting at CHF80,000 (€82,274) a year or CHF6667 (€6857) a month for junior Flutter development roles and rising to CHF118,625 (€121,997) a year or CHF9885 (€10,166) a month for senior professionals.
Another data source, SwissDevJobs.ch, doesn’t split out a Flutter developer salary range for Switzerland, instead providing figures under the umbrella of ‘mobile developer’. Based on the data provided, mobile developers in Switzerland, including Flutter developers, earn a median salary of CHF105,000 (€107,985) a year or CHF8750 (€8999) a month.
Those in the bottom ten percentile are shown to earn, in agreement with the more specific data on ch.talent.com, CHF80,000 (€82,274) a year or CHF6667 (€6857) a month. The Flutter developers earning the top 10% of salaries in Switzerland can make up to CHF120,000 (€123,411) a year or CHF10,000 (€10,284) a month.
The UK is the second biggest national economy in Europe after Germany but its biggest market for software developers and other IT specialists. It’s also a relatively high salary economy with software developers including mobile specialists like Flutter developers additionally benefiting from a demand-to-supply imbalance that has pushed salary ranges up.
Based on 508 salaries stating Flutter expertise as a requirement, the median Flutter developer salary in the UK is £55,000 (€63,204) a year or £4583 (€5267) a month. Junior roles requiring Flutter start at around £45,000 (€51,712) a year or £3750 (€4309) a month and senior Flutter developers working in the UK can earn up to £84,500 (€97,104) a year or £7042 (€8092) a month.
Another good source of data for IT specialist salaries in the UK, ITjobsWatch.co.uk put the median Flutter developer salary in the UK at the higher figure of £60,000 (€68,949) a year or £5000 (€5746) a month. Given recent salary inflation, shown as almost 14% for Flutter developers over the last 12 months, and talent.com data’s propensity to lag the market, the higher figure given here can probably be considered the more reliable benchmark.
ITjobsWatch.co.uk data indicates the lowest paid junior Flutter roles in the UK, the bottom 10th percentile, offer annual salaries starting at £26,250 (€30,165) or £2188 (€2514) a month. The best paid senior Flutter developers can earn up to £97,500 (€112,043) a year or £8125 (€9337) a month. With the top 90th percentile earning up to £73,500 just a year ago, salary inflation for the most senior Flutter developers has run at over 30% in the UK over the last year.
Eastern Europe is a hotbed of IT talent and its geographical proximity and time zone compatibility with the higher salary economies of Western Europe, as well as the generally good level of English language competency represented by the region’s IT specialists, has made it a popular recruitment market. American tech firms are also heavily present in Eastern Europe, especially in the region’s two largest tech talent labour markets, Poland and Ukraine.
Increasingly intense competition between international employers of Eastern Europe’s software development talent has, however, pushed salaries up and there is no longer anywhere near as big a gap, especially when it comes to senior roles, in salary expectations. But lower taxes and general overheads still mean companies can make significant savings by outsourcing all or part of their IT needs to lower salary and cost economies.
More importantly, Eastern Europe’s many and varied countries are home to large numbers of highly skilled IT specialists, including Flutter developers. And while it’s not easy to recruit or contract a good software development team anywhere in the world right now, it can be less of a struggle in Eastern Europe.
Ukraine’s status as a thriving nearshore tech talent market has of course been inevitably compromised by Russia’s invasion of the country and the ongoing war that has resulted. However, despite the challenges the country’s IT services export sector has proven itself remarkably robust with most specialists continuing to work from safe regions of the country and market demand for their expertise holding up.
There is a degree of variance between the average salary ranges commanded by IT specialists from different countries across Eastern Europe but it contracts the further up the seniority ladder recruiters go. We cover salary data from Ukraine and Poland here as the region’s two largest labour markets provide the best broad benchmark but if you’d like a more granular breakdown or insight into the different national markets, and other emerging IT outsourcing locations like Azerbaijan, please get in touch and we’ll be happy to help.
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The jobs portal pl.talent.com indicates the median Flutter developer salary in Poland is PLN84,000 (€17,874) a year or PLN7000 (€1490) a month. Junior Flutter development roles start at around PLN64,800 (€13,789) a year or PLN5400 (€1149) a month and senior positions, the jobs portal’s data suggest, can reach PLN108,750 (€23,143) a year or PLN9063 (€1929) a month.
Those figures are, in our experience, unrealistically low for current market conditions. That’s backed up by live job ads for remote Polish Flutter developers published on the jobs site No Fluff Jobs, which requires salary ranges to be published. These ads show salary ranges being offered to mid/senior Flutter developers of up to PLN25,000 (€5320) a month or PLN300,000 (€63,837) a year. One ad for a ‘senior’ Flutter developer provides a salary range of up to PLN31,584 (€6721) a month or PLN379,008 (€80,649) a year.
Ukraine remains an important nearshore market for IT services with specialists continuing to work on international software development and infrastructure projects from regions of the country located safely away from the live conflict. Home to almost 300,000 IT specialists before the outbreak of the war, the evidence suggests a majority are still hard at work.
Data from the Ukrainian tech-specialist jobs portal djinni.co indicates the average salary commanded by a Flutter developer in Ukraine is around $3000 (at the time of writing the USD and EUR had almost exact parity so conversions have not been provided) a month or $36,000 p.a.
Junior Flutter developers in Ukraine typically earn between $1000 and $1500 a month or $12,000 to $18,000 a year though the range does go lower. At the senior end of the salary spectrum, Flutter developers can earn up to $6000-$7000 a month or $72,000-$84,000 a year.
India is the world’s largest outsourcing market and also its largest for IT outsourcing. As a consequence of its well established IT outsourcing sector and huge population, just behind China at 1.47 billion, India is home to a huge number of IT specialists and software developers, including Flutter developers.
One of India’s biggest selling points as an outsourcing destination is its comparatively low salary economy. While the gap with international peers has narrowed significantly for senior IT specialists with a professional-level command of English and track record at international companies, Indian software developers still earn less than most places in the world. Salaries and rates, especially for up to mid-level IT specialists, are meaningfully lower than in, for example, Eastern Europe.
Salaries data from India tends to be weighed down by the comparatively large number of junior to mid-level roles outsourced to the country. If you plan to recruit senior professionals from India that meet the description above, or are one yourself, the salary data from Eastern Europe presented in the previous section is a good proxy. In the context of this data, read ‘senior’ as a proxy for ‘mid/senior’ in an international context.
Based on 624 salaries, the jobs portal in.talent.com gives the median annual salary for a Flutter developer in India as ₹660,714 (€8298) or ₹55,060 (€691) a month. Junior Flutter developers at the low end of the pay scale earn ₹400,000 (€5023) a year or ₹33,333 (€419) a month. At the top end of the range, Flutter developers employed in India can earn up to ₹1,500,000 (€18,838) a year or ₹125,000 (€1570) a month.
Another data source, Ambition Box (similarities with Glassdoor), puts the average Flutter developer salary in India even lower at ₹400,000 (€5023) a year or ₹33,333 (€419) a month based on 550 salaries. The portal gives the upper end of the average pay scale for Flutter developers at ₹1,050,000 (€13,186) a year or ₹87,500 (€1099) a month.
Live job ads for Flutter developers on in.talent.com which publish proposed salary ranges are in line with ranges suggested by the data.
The United States of America is the world’s biggest employer of IT specialists both domestically and internationally. It’s also the world’s largest economy, a hotbed of technological innovation and home to some of the world’s largest companies including Google, whose software engineers created Flutter.
Despite the large number of IT specialists based in the USA, almost 400,000 according to Zippia, high demand means salaries are especially high, even in the context of the country’s relatively high salary economy. Based on 315 salaries, the jobs portal talent.com gives the median annual salary for a Flutter developer in the USA as $131,625 or $10,969 a month.
At the lower end of the salary scale for USA-based Flutter developers, annual income starts at $110,000 or $9167 a month. We’ll see a broader range next that is presumably based on a data set with a wider spread of seniority levels. The best paid Flutter developers in the USA can earn up to $160,000 a year or $13,333 a month.
Our other U.S. data source for Flutter developer salaries is ZipRecruiter and the jobs portal shows a much wider range that shows more realistic figures for junior Flutter positions. It shows salaries for junior Flutter developer roles as starting from $61,000 a year or $5083 a month. ZipRecruiter gives the average annual salary at the lower, and probably more realistic, level of $106,183 a year or $8848 a month. The upper end of the range is also lower with Flutter coder salaries given as going up to $138,000 a year or $11,500 a month.
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