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How Much Does a Digital Media Internship Earn In The United States?

Digital Media Internship Salaries
Updated December 31, 2020
Average Yearly Salary
$29,000
$21,000
$29,000
$39,000
Digital media interns in the United States make an average salary of $29,015 per year or $13.95 per hour. In terms of salary range, an entry level digital media internship salary is roughly $21,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $39,000. If you like following the crowd, media and technology companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out automotive, retail, and media companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. Connecticut, Virginia, New Hampshire, New Jersey, and Massachusetts provide the highest digital media internship salaries.
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Where Digital Media Interns Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where digital media interns earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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How Much Do Digital Media Interns Earn In Different Cities?

While a digital media internship can average a salary of $29,015 per year, or $13.95 per hour, there are many opportunities for digital media interns to make more. For example, in Arlington, VA you might make $43,077 per year. Other high-paying locations include Needham, MA, Washington, DC and New York, NY. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Arlington, VA where the average starting salary is $22,000. The highest paying states for digital media interns include Connecticut, Virginia and New Hampshire. Meanwhile, Mississippi, Kansas, and South Carolina offer the lowest salaries.
Location
City
Average Salary

Arlington, VA

Salary Range30k - 60k$43k$43,077

Needham, MA

Salary Range27k - 54k$39k$38,590

Washington, DC

Salary Range27k - 53k$38k$38,058

New York, NY

Salary Range25k - 53k$37k$37,309

San Bruno, CA

Salary Range23k - 39k$31k$30,802

Saint Cloud, MN

Salary Range24k - 38k$30k$30,488

Chicago, IL

Salary Range22k - 37k$29k$29,430

Bremerton, WA

Salary Range23k - 36k$29k$29,412

Philadelphia, PA

Salary Range20k - 41k$29k$28,885

Novi, MI

Salary Range21k - 38k$28k$28,322
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$60k

High Paying Digital Media Internship Jobs

Which Companies Pay Digital Media Interns The Most?

To earn a high income as a digital media internship, working for First Republic Bank or HP might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Intel and Nokia report highly competitive salaries for digital media interns.
Company
Company
Average Salary
First Republic Bank
Salary Range73k - 92k$83k$82,582
HP
Salary Range70k - 85k$78k$77,588
Intel
Salary Range68k - 83k$75k$75,487
Nokia
Salary Range68k - 81k$75k$74,879
General Electric
Salary Range63k - 78k$71k$70,780
Novartis
Salary Range64k - 74k$69k$69,396
Harman International Industries
Salary Range61k - 75k$68k$68,008
Schneider Electric Software
Salary Range48k - 56k$52k$52,218
Florida Blue
Salary Range48k - 54k$51k$51,407
Corning
Salary Range45k - 56k$51k$50,699
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$92k

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    How Much Do Digital Media Interns Make In Different Industries?

    Digital media internship salaries can vary on many factors, including what industry a job is in. In fact, jobs with automotive, retail, and media companies tend to be the highest paying. Furthermore, a digital media internship can make a yearly salary of $34,946 while working for automotive companies. All the while, other digital media interns are making $30,326 at retail companies and $29,947 at media companies. One industry digital media interns may want to avoid is the education industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $28,482.
    Industry
    Average Salary

    Automotive

    Salary Range30k - 39k$35k$34,946

    Retail

    Salary Range28k - 32k$30k$30,326

    Media

    Salary Range28k - 31k$30k$29,947

    Hospitality

    Salary Range27k - 31k$29k$29,148

    Education

    Salary Range26k - 30k$28k$28,482
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    $39k

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