How much do you make at Apple ?

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  1. iLoveYouApple macrumors newbie

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    I am wanting to get a job at Apple and be a Specialist. I am 16 years old and I live in San Diego, CA. I was wondering how much do you make a hour at Apple ? Please help.;)
     
  2. MorphingDragon macrumors 603

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    You dont make stuff an hour when programming.
     
  3. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Depends.

    If you're unlucky like Steve Jobs, perhaps a dollar a year. If you're sales staff, perhaps you'll earn a few dollars above minimum wage. ;)
     
  4. Abyssgh0st macrumors 68000

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    I'd assume upwards of $10/hour.

    But correct me if I'm wrong, you have to be 18 to work for any Apple Retail Store.
     
  5. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    I think they are referring to retail stores.
     
  6. MovieCutter macrumors 68040

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    I got $8-9/hr working part time as a specialist when I was there from 2003-2006 during college. I was a pro video specialist as well, which meant I taught the FCP and iMovie courses, etc. I was a Creative before the Creative position existed. And boy do I miss that discount. Gotta be 18 though...sorry kid.
     
  7. Abyssgh0st macrumors 68000

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    What's the discount like? :)
     
  8. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

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    Most Specialists make $11/hr.

    Also, Apple doesn't usually hire people younger than 18.
     
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    Because it is too high and unrealistic or because it is too low? $11/hr in retail is pretty damn good, most places pay much closer to minimum wage. When I worked for a major clothing brand in their stores I was able to talk to manager up to $.5 above minimum wage, and I was making the most per hour of the majority of employees there.
     
  11. iMJustAGuy macrumors 68020

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    Well, I'm 19 and I would cry if I made $11 an hour. I work in an ER so I make a little more than that lol.
     
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    Aren't you awesome? If you'd cry at that rate then don't leave your job for retail as $11/hr for retail (even the all mighty Apple store) is fantastic.
     
  13. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    You have to be 18+ to work at Apple. It was 16, but this is due to the iPhone.

    The pay can be anywhere from $8-$10 as a Specialist/Concierge. Genius' can make around $15/h+.

    You get certain discounts, but it's limited.
     
  14. NathanCH macrumors 65816

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    Too low. Then again, I live in Canada where people get paid decently at that age.
     
  15. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    Let's see...I bought a round lot around 1998 and I think it's split three times since then. :)
     
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    "Hi, my name is iMJustAGuy, and I'm so awesome. WHEEEEEEEE!!!"
     
  17. leomac08 macrumors 68020

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    Sorry to say this, but you're too young to work at this kind of stores..... I HAVE never seen a 16 year old worker at an apple store:p:D

    probably 18 and 19 year olds, but never 15, 16, or 17..:eek::rolleyes:;)
     
  18. spacemanps macrumors regular

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    i was working at apple in jersey about 6 months ago... made 13.00/HR and the discount was the best part! 10-15% instore discount ( i don't remember if it was 10 or 15), then online you could order 1 of each item apple makes a year for 25% off, and then the friends and family discount of 15% i think 3 times for each item in the store.

    and 16... i dont think they will hire you... remember what your selling, a computer that is already a grand... i dont think that would go over well with customers. The youngest i have seen is 18-19
     
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    True that. :cool:
     
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    It also depends on the area where you are working in. Workers in NYC will make more than the equivalent position in Buffalo.
     
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    Damn! :( How did the iPhone change the minimum age though?
     
  23. spacemanps macrumors regular

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    they were trying to get as many people as they possibly could, preferably with tech experience..

    I was hired before 3g and was hired because i knew cell phones very well, and used to work for VZW...
     
  24. quadG5guy macrumors member

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    You don't want a job at apple. apple is one of those arrogant companies that view it as a "privilege" to come work for them, so they don't pay jack ****. You are in essence paying the "Apple Tax" on your own salary. It's idiotic. Go work somewhere else where you will be compensated fairly.
     
  25. brads92 macrumors newbie

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    i agree, working at an apple store, 'technical' as it may be - you can do alot better. let's not forget why one works - for money! i'm 17 and work at an entertainment centre - $30 an hour. A job as a genius would be more technical than what i do.
     

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