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Updated February 9, 2022
Average Administrative Internship Salary
16.10 hourly
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$33,000 yearly

Entry level Salary
$23,000 yearly
$23,000
10 %
$33,000
Median
$47,000
90 %
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What is an Administrative Internship's Salary?

PercentileAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly Rate
90th Percentile$47,000$3,917$23
75th Percentile$40,000$3,333$19
Average$33,481$2,790$16
25th Percentile$27,000$2,250$13
10th Percentile$23,000$1,917$11

Average Administrative Internship Salary By State

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Administrative Internship average salary by State

StateAvg. SalaryHourly RateJob Count
Alabama$34,017$16.35286
Alaska$39,660$19.07145
Arizona$40,429$19.44554
Arkansas$29,952$14.40234
California$56,692$27.262,693
Colorado$35,036$16.84546
Connecticut$46,643$22.42372
Delaware$39,460$18.97161
District of Columbia$47,249$22.72300
Florida$37,766$18.161,373
Georgia$29,264$14.07776
Hawaii$64,442$30.98127
Idaho$33,198$15.96242
Illinois$35,935$17.281,072
Indiana$33,354$16.04545
Iowa$32,882$15.81450
Kansas$31,007$14.91263
Kentucky$31,344$15.07328
Louisiana$28,626$13.76246
Maine$30,687$14.75187
Maryland$45,016$21.64741
Massachusetts$40,633$19.541,070
Michigan$37,629$18.09799
Minnesota$37,156$17.86682
Mississippi$34,182$16.43182
Missouri$30,939$14.87438
Montana$27,620$13.28178
Nebraska$28,445$13.68237
Nevada$47,654$22.91153
New Hampshire$37,869$18.21178
New Jersey$37,650$18.10604
New Mexico$39,616$19.05172
New York$45,238$21.751,407
North Carolina$32,495$15.62705
North Dakota$32,288$15.52125
Ohio$34,503$16.591,939
Oklahoma$34,223$16.45266
Oregon$45,713$21.98427
Pennsylvania$39,484$18.98956
Rhode Island$38,846$18.68126
South Carolina$33,719$16.21353
South Dakota$28,545$13.72130
Tennessee$33,397$16.06460
Texas$35,428$17.031,606
Utah$33,467$16.09327
Vermont$41,695$20.05119
Virginia$38,209$18.37956
Washington$42,675$20.52662
West Virginia$35,721$17.17124
Wisconsin$37,258$17.91593
Wyoming$32,443$15.60113

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Highest Paying Cities For Administrative Internship

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CityAvg. SalaryHourly Rate
Burlingame, CA$61,875$29.75
Washington, DC$47,256$22.72
New York, NY$45,538$21.89
Baltimore, MD$45,326$21.79
Olympia, WA$44,950$21.61
Brockton, MA$41,186$19.80

How much does an Administrative Internship make?

The average Administrative Internship salary is $33,481 per year, or $16.1 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $23,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $47,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Hawaii, California, Nevada, Connecticut, and Oregon provide the highest Administrative Internship salaries.

Average Administrative Internship Salary Over Time

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    Administrative Internship Salary By Year

    YearAvg. SalaryHourly Rate% Change
    2022$33,500$16.10+3.0%
    2021$32,500$15.62+2.8%
    2020$31,600$15.18+2.8%
    2019$30,700$14.75+2.2%
    2018$30,000$14.43+2.6%

    How Much Do Administrative Interns Make In Different Industries?

    The salary for an Administrative Internship can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for Administrative Interns tend to be found in Finance, Professional, and Manufacturing companies. In fact, Administrative Interns can make a yearly salary of $48,862 while working for Finance companies.

    Highest Paying Industries For Administrative Interns

    RankIndustryAverage Administrative Internship SalaryAdministrative Internship Salary Range
    1Finance
    $48,862
    $28k
    $65k
    2Professional
    $38,576
    $28k
    $65k
    3Manufacturing
    $36,766
    $28k
    $65k
    4Health Care
    $35,499
    $28k
    $65k
    5Non Profits
    $35,055
    $28k
    $65k
    6Education
    $34,311
    $28k
    $65k
    7Government
    $33,142
    $28k
    $65k

    High Paying Administrative Internship Jobs

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Administrative Internship Salary
    A general intern is responsible for supporting the business operations by performing administrative and clerical duties under the supervision of a direct manager or tenured staff. Interns shadow employees from different teams to have a good grasp of the services and processes offered by the company, understanding each group's functions, and analyzing how the business works for the clients. They also attend and write meeting reports, assist with organizing programs and events, and conduct data processing procedures.
    Project Management Internship

    Avg. salary: $33,154

    When it comes to a project management internship, the tasks may vary on the organization or industry where one is involved. However, the primary duties are to provide administrative support by accomplishing tasks ranging from performing research and analysis, responding to inquiries and concerns, assisting in data entry and record-keeping, producing reports, and managing schedules. There are also instances where one must participate in crafting various promotional or project materials, which would be a great learning experience.
    Office Administrator

    Avg. salary: $34,978

    Office administrators are employees who ensure that the office is running in tip-top shape. They manage the administrative needs of the office. They answer calls directed to the official company phone, manage the inventory of supplies, take charge or purchase requisitions for needed supplies, and ensure the office equipment and fixtures are taken care of. Office administrators also manage correspondences, official memoranda, and other official company documents. They also keep track of files and records to ensure that these are properly organized. At times, office administrators also take charge of welcoming guests and accompanying them to their respective meetings.
    Internship

    Avg. salary: $34,623

    Interns are trainees who are engaged by a company to work for them for a brief period. Interns usually use this opportunity to gain actual work experience, fulfill university or college requirements, and ensure that they are working towards the right career path for them. They sign on for a fixed amount of time. The responsibilities of interns depend on the company and the department that handles them. They do a variety of tasks that exposes them to the type of work that the company is engaged in and to the different aspects of the professional world.
    Administrative Professional

    Avg. salary: $55,736

    An administrative professional specializes in performing administrative support and clerical tasks in a company or office, ensuring accuracy and smooth workflow. Their responsibilities typically revolve around managing schedules, arranging appointments and meetings, producing progress reports and presentations, delegating tasks, and attending meetings on behalf of executives or staff. There are also instances when an administrative assistant must answer calls and correspondence, respond to inquiries and concerns, welcome guests, relay messages, and provide staff with any support tasks or documents.
    Human Resources Internship

    Avg. salary: $33,214

    A human resources intern is responsible for assisting the human resources department in daily operations under a direct supervisor. Duties of a human resources intern include reviewing job postings and qualifications, updating employees' information in the database, scheduling candidate interviews, responding to employees' concerns, processing payroll disputes, and reiterating the company's policies and procedures. A human resources intern must be detail-oriented and a fast-learner and display excellent communication and organizational skills to be familiarized with the management operations.
    General Internship

    Avg. salary: $60,635

    A general intern is responsible for supporting the business operations by performing administrative and clerical duties under the supervision of a direct manager or tenured staff. Interns shadow employees from different teams to have a good grasp of the services and processes offered by the company, understanding each group's functions, and analyzing how the business works for the clients. They also attend and write meeting reports, assist with organizing programs and events, and conduct data processing procedures.

    Average Salary By Related Field

    Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly RateJob Openings
    Project Management Internship$33,155$2,763$15.94185,391
    Office Administrator$34,979$2,915$16.82134,128
    Internship$34,623$2,885$16.6590,468
    Administrative Professional$55,737$4,645$26.80100,704
    Human Resources Internship$33,214$2,768$15.97128,794
    General Internship$60,635$5,053$29.15139,084
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    Which Companies Pay Administrative Interns The Most?

    If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like First Republic Bank and Citigroup as they offer the highest salaries for Administrative Interns.

    Highest Paying Companies For Administrative Interns

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    1$123,067
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    Recently Added Administrative Internship Salaries

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    Average Administrative Internship Salary by Demographic

    Administrative Internship Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $34,938
    female-income
    Female Income
    $33,802
    GenderIncome
    Male$34,938
    Female$33,802
    Median Administrative Internship Income by Race
    Asian Administrative Interns have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. White Administrative Interns have the lowest average salary at $33,416.
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    $32,000
    $24,000
    $16,000
    $8,000
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    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino

    Administrative Internship Income by Race

    EthnicitySalary
    White$33,416
    Black or African American$34,156
    Asian$35,860
    Hispanic or Latino$34,158
    Average Administrative Internship Salary by Education Level
    Administrative Interns with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $36,769 annually. With a Bachelors degree, Administrative Interns earn a median annual income of $35,328 compared to $34,001 for Administrative Interns with an Associate degree.
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    $24,000
    $16,000
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    High School Diploma or Less
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree

    Administrative Internship Salary by Education Level

    EducationSalary
    High School Diploma or Less$33,802
    Master's Degree$36,769
    Bachelor's Degree$35,328
    Some College/ Associate Degree$34,001