Apple employees in the UK have been paid at least £2,500 more than their counterparts in the US, according to a report from the UK’s employment tax department.
Employment tax is a tax levied on companies that operate in the country.
Apple UK has a total of 1,624 UK employees, with the UK Treasury estimating that the average salary paid by employees is £4,900, and that the median salary is £2.70 per hour.
Employees in the Republic of Ireland earn £3,200 less than their UK counterparts, and in the United Kingdom the average is £3.00 per hour, according the report.
Apple employees in Britain are paid at the highest rate of any company in the EU, the report found, but it also noted that a significant portion of those employees have been in the industry for years.
A total of 919,000 UK employees are employed in Apple stores, but a whopping 9,000,000 of those are Apple employees, according Apple.
In 2018, Apple said that it will increase the pay of its US employees by 20 percent, but that it has not announced the amount of that increase.
Apple said it is looking to increase the salaries of all US employees from $10 per hour to $15 per hour in 2019, and $17 per hour by 2020.
The company has a “very strong” business relationship with Ireland, with Apple employing nearly 500 people in Ireland.