Apple has finally launched two stores in India and in preparation, the company has assembled a team of highly educated, tech-savvy staff members who are reportedly earning significantly more than their counterparts working in retail stores for other tech brands. With the average mobile store staff member in India earning between Rs. 1.20 lakh to almost Rs. 6 lakh per annum, the company’s retail staff are earning up to four times more than their peers. These staff members, dressed in green t-shirts, cheered and applauded as customers lined up outside the new stores.
New Store, New Opportunities
India is one of the world’s most populous countries and a potentially lucrative market for tech brands like Apple. The Cupertino-based tech giant has finally recognized India’s potential as a growth market and opened two stores in the country in Mumbai and Delhi. The company has assembled a team of staff members with high-level educational qualifications in Information Technology, electrical engineering, robotics, and computer applications. Along with that, the company has also appointed linguistically fluent staff to run its India retail stores.
The Best Paid Tech Retail Staff in India
While India has a vast market for mobile phones, the money earned by staff members who sell these phones in shops and stores throughout the country is comparably low. According to research by AmbitionBox, the average salary of a mobile store salesman or staff member in India ranges between Rs. 1.20 lakh yearly to nearly Rs. 6 lakh per annum, with their monthly salaries ranging from Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 50,000, depending on their positions. It has been reported that Apple is paying around Rs. 1 lakh to its staff members working in the company’s two retail stores in India, which is almost four times higher than the pay offered by other tech brands.
Due Diligence, Top Staff
Apple has conducted due diligence while finalizing its team members to manage its two Apple-branded stores in India. The company hired around 170 people to manage these stores, and some of them were relocated from other countries to work in India’s new stores. The staff consists of individuals with high-level qualifications in IT, electrical engineering, robotics, and computer applications. Apple has also hired linguistically fluent staff members to operate its India retail expansion.
Rajeev Chandrasekhar Comments on Apple’s India Plans
Rajeev Chandrasekhar, India’s Deputy Minister for Information Technology, recently stated that Apple could double or triple its investments in India along with exports. These comments came around the same time that Apple launched its new stores in Mumbai and Delhi. Apple CEO Tim Cook was in India and met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in New Delhi. During that meeting, Cook and Modi discussed in detail how Apple can grow its business and manufacturing operations within India, further expanding the company’s reach across the country.
The opening of two new stores by Apple marks the beginning of its retail expansion in India, and with the company’s hiring practices, it is clear they are committed to providing the best retail shopping experience for its Indian customers. The salary offered to its retail staff members is almost four times higher than other tech brands, further confirming Apple’s investment in the Indian market. With plans to increase investments in India, the company can expect significant growth in the coming years.