How Much Is The Average Salary Of An Apple Employee?

How Much Is The Average Salary Of An Apple Employee?

Most people who walk into this building never become millionaires.

Ever wondering if you’d be better off working for Apple than your current company? A job at Cupertino isn’t guaranteed to make you rich, but they do pay their talent fairly well, especially their engineers and designers. Here’s a list of some of the most common positions within Apple, along with their average salary, in ranking order.

Apple Store Genius – $38,937
Lead Genius – $38,353
Assistant Apple Store Manager – $49,176
Account Executive – $75,324
Financial Analyst – $81,523
Software Quality Assurance Engineer – $87,651
Business Analyst – $87,768
Systems Engineer – $94,119
Project Manager – $94,652
Mechanical Engineer – $99,900
Senior Systems Engineer – $101,794
Software Engineer – $103,883
Firmware Engineer – $103,985
Test Engineer – $104,926
Hardware Engineer – $105,316
Database Administrator – $105,382
Production Design Engineer – $116,019
Product Manager – $118,556
Senior Hardware Engineer – $124,893
Senior Software Engineer – $126,325
Art Director – $133,664

Of course, there are positions that pay more within Apple in the upper executive team, and of course principals like Jony Ive and Scott Forstall likely make a lot more money than these salaries. However, it’s worth noting that Tim Cook, like Steve Jobs before him, is probably the worst paid employee at Apple as far as mere salaries are concerned: he earns just $1 per year.

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  • Den Mauro

    this is referred for a day or for an hour?

  • BrandonSLM

    Wasn’t the opposite of this just posted yesterday?

  • lhpcopc

    Apple Creatives, in store trainers, average $15.00

  • iPadJailbroken

    The lead genius should be at $48K

  • Jairo

    Anyone else find this strange?

  • Tamas Kalman

    Most people who walk into this building never become millionaires.”

  • ApplePr0n

    Better than what I make, and I work at a place that sells their products lol

  • Dolly Charles

    So the lead genius makes less than a regular genius? 

  • PeteX
    Do at least some _simple_ research before writing stuff, dude -_-

    http://people.forbes.com/profile/timothy-d-cook/6607

  • Aaron

    For those of you comparing your salaries to Apple salaries, remember the cost of living is a LOT higher in California.

  • sushanthamin

    Apple also give stock options. In the present scenario, most of then who owns apple stock have become millionaire.

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