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One chart helps explain why Apple’s hardware designs are so gorgeous

Why Are Apple Gadgets So Good

Why are Apple’s hardware designs so gorgeous? The answer might be simpler than you think: Because Apple pays for them. BusinessVibes has put together a chart based on data provided by Glassdoor that lists all the top salaries for different kinds of Apple employees and you won’t be surprised to know that the company puts a premium on hardware designers.

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The top-paying job at Apple is industrial designer, which pulls in just north of $167,000 per year while the second-highest paying job is senior hardware engineer, which nets a little less than $138,000 per year. Other hardware jobs that make more than $100,000 per year include product design engineer, mechanical engineer and hardware engineer. In total, five of the top seven best-paying jobs at Apple have to do with hardware design and engineering.

What’s more, senior software engineers make slightly less money than senior hardware engineers while regular software engineers make a little less than regular hardware engineers. All told, it looks like Apple is paying top dollar for its hardware and industrial design specialists and it certainly shows in the final products when they get released.

If you’d like to check out the full chart yourself, be sure to visit BusinessVibes‘ website by clicking on the source link below.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.