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Graduate Internship Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$67,000
$37,000
$67,000
$121,000
Graduate interns in the United States make an average salary of $67,924 per year or $32.66 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $37,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $121,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Maine, Massachusetts, Indiana, Maryland, and Illinois provide the highest graduate internship salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Boston, MA
$86,217
Towson, MD
$83,111
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Map of Graduate Internship Salaries

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Average Salary

Average Graduate Internship Salary By Location

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to Maine, Massachusetts and Indiana, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for graduate interns. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Montana, Minnesota, and Alabama.

City
Average Salary
Boston, MA
Boston, MA
$86,217
$86k
Indianapolis, IN
Indianapolis, IN
$86,205
$86k
Towson, MD
Towson, MD
$83,111
$83k
Chicago, IL
Chicago, IL
$79,936
$80k
Seattle, WA
Seattle, WA
$77,129
$77k
Milwaukee, WI
Milwaukee, WI
$73,052
$73k
West Hartford, CT
West Hartford, CT
$70,967
$71k
Arlington, VA
Arlington, VA
$70,021
$70k
New York, NY
New York, NY
$65,901
$66k
Santa Clara, CA
Santa Clara, CA
$65,870
$66k

High Paying Graduate Internship Jobs

Average Graduate Internship Salary By Company

If you want to get paid the most as a graduate internship, being employed by a company such as Providence Health & Services or Cedars-Sinai Medical Center would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Kaiser Permanente and Johnson & Johnson also report highly competitive salaries for graduate interns.

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    Average Graduate Internship Pay By Industry

    The salary for a graduate internship can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for graduate interns tend to be found in technology, retail, and health care companies. In fact, graduate interns can make a yearly salary of $77,348 while working for technology companies.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Technology
    Technology
    $77,348
    $77k
    Retail
    Retail
    $69,372
    $69k
    Health Care
    Health Care
    $69,008
    $69k
    Professional
    Professional
    $63,887
    $64k
    Education
    Education
    $62,550
    $63k
    Non Profits
    Non Profits
    $60,819
    $61k

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    $41,782
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    $43,430
    $43,430
    03/04/2020
    UNC Department of Public Safety
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    Chapel Hill, NC
    Chapel Hill, NC
    03/03/2020
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    $33,392
    $33,392
    03/03/2020
    Port of Seattle
    Port of Seattle
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    Seattle, WA
    Seattle, WA
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    $48,126
    $48,126
    02/26/2020
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    $52,175
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