Apple store workers to get raises of up to 25% as company begins discount program for all employees

apple-store-5th-aveThere’s a good chance that the smile worn on the face of many an Apple store employee is about to widen with news that the company is soon to raise their pay by as much as 25 percent.

Workers at Apple’s US stores are currently on an hourly rate of between $9 and $15, while the in-store tech experts based at the so-called Genius Bar receive around $30 an hour.

According to a Wall Street Journal report on Wednesday, that’s set to change soon. Employees across the country have been engaging in pay-related face-to-face meetings with managers, the WSJ said, quoting “three Apple employees in various regions across the US” as its source. There’s no word on its retail business outside the US but it’s hard to think Apple won’t be reviewing pay grades in other countries where its stores exist as well.

The performance-related pay increases should take effect around the middle of next month. By the sounds of it, they couldn’t come soon enough, with an internal review by the company revealing pay rates to be one of the top gripes among store employees.

The wage increase is likely connected with the recent appointment of a new retail chief. John Browett joined Apple from Dixons, a major electronics chain in the UK. Pay-wise, Browett’s on a nice little earner himself, reportedly receiving a $56 million ‘golden hello’ from the tech giant when he joined the company in April.

Company employees working outside of its retail business needn’t feel left out either, as they’ll be able to make use of a new Mac and iPad discount program being rolled out this month. According to 9to5Mac, company workers will be able to get $500 knocked off Mac computers and $250 off iPads. The offer will be available every three years and is open to employees who’ve been at Apple for at least three months.

With the company reportedly having more money than it knows what to do with, pay raises and discounts are certain to be warmly welcomed by its employees.


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