Mac Genius salary...

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  1. theranch macrumors 6502

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    Anyone have an idea of what the Mac Genius makes a year in salary? There are some openings near me and I want to have an idea of what I might be getting myself into.
    Thanks!
     
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  3. theranch thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Re: Mac Genius salary...

    That's a good article...thanks for the link....wish we had more info that is up-to-date. I'm unemployed right now and attending school for Visual C# .NET programming but a Mac Genius position would be nice until I can find something in my field. Benefits and the bonus' aren't bad but I need to know the current salary range.
     
  4. belvdr macrumors 601

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    Why not apply, and if the salary isn't what you want, reject their offer?
     
  5. theranch thread starter macrumors 6502

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    waste of time...?

    I consider that a waste of time...and could backfire. What if I later on want to just work there part time? They might not consider me because I refused their offer for whatever reason. Don't you think so?
     
  6. Danksi macrumors 68000

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    Can you train as an independant 'Genius' ?

    There are a number of Mac users in Canada, but bearly any Apple shops!
     
  7. theranch thread starter macrumors 6502

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    expensive

    Are you asking me can I train? If so...I have considered it but it is very expensive...sure, the investment in the training is going towards making a living but it is still an expense to put out without a gaurantee of earning that money back. This is why this position that is open has kind of drawn my interest....Apple will pay for training.
     
  8. Danksi macrumors 68000

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    I was thinking along the lines of Apple training remotely located, potentially independant, Apple Genius' - I guess that's already covered by Service Providers.
     
  9. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    In the US Apple Stores, Mac Specialists (sales associates) get paid $10/h and Geniuses get paid $20/h... Insufficient if you ask me, but most of them seem to really like their jobs.
     
  10. jdechko macrumors 68040

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    Shoot... I'd work as a Mac Genius for $20/hr. Im bored here at work anyway, and I dont really care much for my job, and I make less than that. Plus, what do they get, something like a 10-20% discount on Apple stuff. The only downside is that I'd not be able to hang around MR all day.
     
  11. theranch thread starter macrumors 6502

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    exactly

    I'm with you on that...I'm considering it now. Another draw back is that it is retail...I worked in retail before and it can be a pain dealing with "customers". Kidding...that comes with the territory...even in an Apple store.
    Ok so thus far I have...
    Pluses: ok pay, discount, possible bonuses, benefits, possible "free" stuff.
    Negatives: it's retail, pay is ok, working weekends, it's retail.
     
  12. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    For sales associates, they're not exactly "poorly paid." I don't understand why you'd expect Apple to pay more than any other sales associate position at a computer store.
     

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