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.).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.