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How Much Does an Engineering Internship Earn In The United States?

Engineering Internship Salaries
Updated December 31, 2020
Average Yearly Salary
$56,000
$41,000
$56,000
$76,000
Engineering interns in the United States make an average salary of $56,557 per year or $27.19 per hour. In terms of salary range, an entry level engineering internship salary is roughly $41,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $76,000. If you like following the crowd, manufacturing 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, manufacturing, and finance companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. West Virginia, Kentucky, South Carolina, Louisiana, and Connecticut provide the highest engineering internship salaries.
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Where Engineering Interns Earn The Most

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

Average Salary

How Much Do Engineering Interns Earn In Different Cities?

While an engineering internship can average a salary of $56,557 per year, or $27.19 per hour, there are many opportunities for engineering interns to make more. For example, in Metairie, LA you might make $62,595 per year. Other high-paying locations include Tempe, AZ, Tampa, FL and Baltimore, MD. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Metairie, LA where the average starting salary is $38,000. The highest paying states for engineering interns include West Virginia, Kentucky and South Carolina. Meanwhile, Minnesota, Washington, and South Dakota offer the lowest salaries.
Location
City
Average Salary

Metairie, LA

Salary Range48k - 81k$63k$62,595

Tempe, AZ

Salary Range44k - 81k$60k$60,406
Tampa, FL
Salary Range46k - 76k$59k$59,453
Baltimore, MD
Salary Range42k - 75k$57k$56,567
Raleigh, NC
Salary Range42k - 72k$55k$55,184
San Diego, CA
Salary Range40k - 73k$55k$54,959
Houston, TX
Salary Range42k - 71k$55k$54,950
Cincinnati, OH
Salary Range39k - 71k$53k$53,359
Chicago, IL
Salary Range39k - 69k$52k$52,460
New York, NY
Salary Range38k - 64k$49k$49,397
$26k
$81k

High Paying Engineering Internship Jobs

Which Companies Pay Engineering Interns The Most?

To earn a high income as an engineering internship, working for Analog Devices or VMware might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like KLA and Silicon Labs report highly competitive salaries for engineering interns.
Company
Company
Average Salary
Analog Devices
Salary Range78k - 91k$85k$84,807
VMware
Salary Range76k - 89k$83k$82,980
KLA
Salary Range75k - 88k$82k$82,121
Silicon Labs
Salary Range75k - 88k$82k$82,080
Target
Salary Range75k - 87k$81k$81,345
Kroger
Salary Range73k - 84k$79k$78,866
The Hartford
Salary Range74k - 82k$78k$78,400
Lincoln Financial Group
Salary Range73k - 81k$78k$77,693
Keysight Technologies
Salary Range71k - 83k$78k$77,503
Seagate Technology
Salary Range71k - 84k$77k$77,376
$68k
$91k

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    How Much Do Engineering Interns Make In Different Industries?

    The salary for an engineering internship can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for engineering interns tend to be found in automotive, manufacturing, and finance companies. In fact, engineering interns can make a yearly salary of $70,023 while working for automotive companies.
    Industry
    Average Salary

    Automotive

    Salary Range65k - 74k$70k$70,023

    Manufacturing

    Salary Range63k - 73k$68k$67,964

    Finance

    Salary Range62k - 72k$67k$67,226

    Energy

    Salary Range55k - 73k$64k$63,874

    Technology

    Salary Range53k - 68k$60k$60,458
    $53k
    $74k

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