Here’s What You Can Earn Working At Apple (AAPL), you already know what you pay for their products and services

Here’s What You Can Earn Working At Apple (AAPL), you already know what you pay for their products and services

A list of some of the top-paid jobs at Apple, based on data gathered from Glassdoor

22. Mac Genius Salary: $44,070
21. Lead Mac Genius Salary: $55,626
20. Assistant Apple Store manager Salary: $56,046
19. Account executive Salary: $82,479
18. Store Manager Salary: $85,357
17. Business analyst Salary: $92,169
16. Financial analyst Salary: $94,799
15. Software quality assurance engineer Salary: $99,650
14. Systems engineer Salary: $104,231
13. Project manager Salary: $107,631
12. Firmware engineer Salary: $113,155
11. Test engineer Salary: $113,916
10. Senior systems engineer Salary: $117,237
9. Hardware engineer Salary: $118,739
8. Software engineer Salary: $119,336
7. Database administrator Salary: $122,669
6. Product design engineer Salary: $125,983
5. Mechanical engineer Salary: $127,464
4. Product manager Salary: $131,108
3. Senior software engineer Salary: $140,832
2. Senior hardware engineer Salary: $150,105
1. Industrial designer Salary: $174,140

Are they Overpaying the New CEO (MSFT)? As a shareholder do you approve the scheme?

Compared To Apple And Yahoo, Are they Overpaying the New CEO (MSFT)? 
With Nadella, Microsoft has crafted a brand new pay-for-performance model.

Investor watchdog organization Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) caused a stir last week by telling Microsoft investors that Satya Nadella’s pay package was too high.

Nadella was granted a starter kit of stock valued at about $65 million which won’t begin to vest until 2019. Plus, he got another one-time stock grant worth $13.5 million in August 2013 to keep him around during the CEO search process. It vests over seven years.

In 2014, his base salary is $918,917 for a role he assumed in February. (ISS calculates his full year base at $1.2 million) and a cash bonus of $3.6 million.

So Nadella will be eligible for an annual $13.2 million stock award, with a complicated vesting schedule, that he’ll unlock if he hits certain performance targets.

“Over 80% of the reward opportunity is performance-based measured by our total shareholder return (“TSR”) relative to the S&P 500. To earn the target value of this award, Microsoft’s TSR must exceed the 60th percentile of the S&P 500 over each of three overlapping five-year performance periods that extend to 2021

By the way, Microsoft also agreed to a $17.4 million golden parachute.


  • Oracle is paying its new co-CEOs Safra Catz and Mark Hurd $37.7 million apiece for their first year. That was a pay cut from $44 million the year before. (Larry Ellison is making $67 million in 2014).
  • Tim Cook was granted a staggering $378 million one-time stock grant when he took over as CEO, which has vastly grown in value. Between a $4 million salary and about $70 million of his stock options that vested, he made $74 million in 2013.
  • Marissa Mayer was paid $36.6 million her first year as the CEO of Yahoo.

The 10 Highest-Paying Jobs For Math Geeks

Are you good with numbers, data, or spreadsheets? Don’t be afraid to show off your skills — as it turns out, being a “math geek” is quite lucrative. 

New data from PayScale reports that the median salary for math majors is $70,900 — compared to a median salary of $58,600 for all college grads. Some professions, such as data scientists and quantitative analysts, are even higher, with median salaries upwards of $100,000.

Highest Paying Jobs for Math Geeks

Tech Pay Hits A New Record: This Is What Software Engineers Earn BEFORE Their Bonuses

The average base salary of a software engineer in the US is getting closer to $100,000. This year, the average is $97,098, up just a few dollars from the year before.

European engineers, however, earn a lot less. But they did get a big boost in base pay this year: Salaries in Europe average €43,536 ($55,329) before bonuses are paid, up 9% from €39,498 ($50,198) in 2013.

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