Apple Store employees in India earn four times the industry standard


Apple, in a very late move, finally launched two Apple Stores in India earlier this month. The company has appointed a team of highly skilled and tech-savvy employees to assist all customers visiting Apple stores in Mumbai and Delhi. Apple Store employees in India are said to earn significantly more than their counterparts working at retail stores of other tech brands. Security guards at Apple stores in India, wearing green shirts, stood next to Cook last week to cheers and cheers from customers queuing outside the stores.

Apple is said to pay around Rs. 1 lakh per month to its employees visiting two retail stores in India, according to an Economic Times report.

The salary reported by Apple Store in India is four times what other tech brands pay their retail store employees every month.

The Cupertino-based American tech giant is believed to have hired around 170 people to run the two Apple Stores in India. It is also clear that Apple has done due diligence on its team members before finalizing the responsibility of managing the first two stores in India.

Along with advanced degrees in information technology (IT), electrical engineering, robotics and computer applications, Apple has appointed linguistically advanced employees to provide service at its Indian retail stores.

Some employees have also been transferred from other countries to be part of Apple’s retail expansion in India.

In the future, Apple can double or triple its investment in India, as well as its exports, Deputy Minister of Information Technology Rajeev Chandrasekhar told Reuters recently.

The Apple CEO met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi during his visit to India. The meeting sparked a debate on how Apple plans to expand its business and manufacturing in India.

Correction: An earlier version of this story said the salary was estimated at Rs. 1 million per year. This has been fixed.

Xiaomi launched its camera-focused flagship smartphone, the Xiaomi 13 Ultra, while Apple opened its first stores in India this week. We discuss these developments, along with other reports of smartphone rumors and Orbital, on the Gadgets 360 podcast. Orbital is available on Spotify, Gaana, JioSaavn, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music and everywhere you get podcasts.

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