Every Apple retail employee will get a $4-per-hour raise. It will go into effect on their July 20 checks. That news is based on an internal review process called NetPromoter that lets Apple employees critique the company. Enough Apple employees thought they were underpaid that the company responded as few companies do. In New York, the starting salary for an Apple specialist, reportedly, is about $13 or $14 an hour. The raise moves it up to $17 or $18 an hour.