Where are you getting these numbers from? $30/hr? I have friends that work for Apple and i've been told that a genius salary is nowhere near that.
Got it from a twitter page of iPhoneCanada. They were saying wages are $9 to $15 for sales associate, and up to $30 for genius. I have doubt it was just for Canada since I believe there is no minimum much below $10 in any of the provinces.
What did you genius friends tell you? I would imagine it might be different dependant on city/state, etc. -- If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough. - Albert Einstein