The 17 highest-paying jobs at Apple

Apple has a reputation for being a challenging and demanding place to work.

So it’s not surprising to hear that Apple compensates its employees pretty well.

But certain positions pay better than others. Using data from Glassdoor, we’ve compiled a list of the jobs at Apple that are listed as having the highest salary. All salaries refer to base pay without bonuses.

(Note: This list only includes salary listings with five or more reviews. Some salaries listed on Glassdoor were excluded from this list because they didn’t include enough employee reviews.).

16. Hardware Engineering Manager

Salary: $US157,698

As the hardware engineering manager, you'd likely be responsible for planning and executing engineering builds, creating project plans, and managing Apple's team of hardware engineers, according to an Apple job description for a similar position.

15. Senior Engineering Project Manager

Salary: $US158,538

Project managers at Apple need to be extremely organised and able to manage risks associated with the project. Apple requires eight years of experience minimum for a senior engineering project manager job for its video apps department.

14. Lead Camera Module Design Engineer

Salary: $US159,333

From the iPhone to the MacBook, camera technology is an important part of Apple's products, so it's not surprising to learn that the lead camera module design engineer job is among one of the highest paying positions at the company.

12. Architect

Salary: $US163,483

Apple's architect positions usually involve designing systems or improving existing products. Architect is a broad title that applies to a bunch of different types of positions within Apple that span across working on the sensors in iPhones and Mac computers to the backend that supports Apple's online store.

11. Software Development Manager

Salary: $US166,618

Apple employs a ton of developers to work on its various products, so its important to talented leaders to manage them. Senior positions in Apple's software engineering departments usually require 10 years or more of experience.

9. Senior Product Manager

Salary: $US171,899

Organisation and secrecy are important at Apple, so it needs product managers that respect those ideals. As a product manager, you'd have to create and manage product roadmaps, set milestones for your team, and communicate product initiatives to other departments across Apple as well as stakeholders.

8. Software Engineer V

Salary: $US172,345

A person in this position typically writes, designs, develops, and modifies software, apps, and operating systems. This type of job usually requires between eight and 10 years of previous experience, according to a sample job description on career site Monster.

7. Engineering Manager

Salary: $US174,169

The job description varies depending on which department you're working in, but engineering managers at Apple are expected to lead teams efficiently, develop user interfaces, and deliver front end application code using JS and CSS, as one Apple job description says.

6. Senior Product Marketing Manager

Salary: $US174,810

Part of the reason Apple became so successful is through its clever and innovative marketing campaigns. It's clear that the company is willing to pay top dollar for a great marketing manager that understands Apple's products.

5. Industrial Designer

Apple Senior Vice President of Design Jonathan Ive speaks onstage during 'Genius by Design' at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on October 9, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Kimberly White/Getty Images for Vanity Fair)

Salary: $US179,839

Industrial designers at Apple are tasked with making sure Apple's products look and feel the way they do. Jony Ive has been overseeing the company's industrial design team, but he recently was promoted to Chief Design Officer, giving him more oversight at Apple.

4. Senior Engineering Manager

Salary: $US196,036

A top-tier job like this typically requires around 10 years of experience. You're in charge of the team that makes sure Apple's products and services run smoothly.

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