Who gets paid more at Apple: designers or engineers?
We’ve assembled a list of some of the top-paid jobs at Apple, based on data gathered from Glassdoor.
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Account executives manage business-to-business relationships and are tasked with maintaining them. Apple has a bunch of relationships with advertisers and hardware component manufacturers, so it needs people to manage them.
Project managers have to make sure all the bits and pieces of a specific project come together and are finished on time. They're overseeing a bunch of different disciplines within Apple.
Test engineers develop processes that stress test products in order to assure they meet Apple's standards for quality. They're responsible for creating a testing process that ensures every Apple device shipped is fully functional and free of defects.
Apple also has to crunch through a ton of data -- whether it's usage data, serving apps through the App Store, or making sure some of its web-connected services like Siri are working. Database administrators make sure Apple's databases run quickly and don't go offline.
Senior software engineers get paid slightly less than senior hardware engineers. At this level, you're probably working on some of Apple's most sensitive products, like maps or the iPhone operating system.
Surprise! Steve Jobs has said time and again that Apple is a company that sits at the crossroads of design and technology. At its core, it has a bit of creative DNA (infused by music, mostly) that makes its products hum in a way companies like Google can't quite match.
Obviously the guys in charge of the overall visual appearance of a product and how it communicates visually with consumers is a key role at Apple, and a highly valuable one.
(Note: we're assuming Apple design guru Jony Ive actually gets paid much, much more than this.)