Internship Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$31,000
$18,000
Min 10%
$31,000
Median 50%
$55,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
DLA Piper
Highest Paying City
Washington, DC
Highest Paying State
Nevada
Average Experience Level
0.6 years
How much does an internship make?
The national average salary for an Internship in the U.S. is $31,903 annually or $15.34 hourly. The top 10 percent of earners make over $55,000 annually, whereas the bottom 10 percent of earners make under $18,000 per year. Technology companies and Manufacturing companies have the most job opportunities for Interns. The best states for high paying Internship jobs are Nevada, California, Washington, West Virginia, and Connecticut. The typical tenure for an Internship is 0.6 years.

Average Internship Salary By Location

As an Internship in the U.S., you can expect to earn on average $31,903 per year or $15.34 per hour. Washington, DC reports the highest Internship salaries at $40,400 per year. Even as an entry-level Internship, you will make $20,000 per year in Washington, DC. The highest earning states when it comes to Internship salaries are Nevada, California, Washington, West Virginia, and Connecticut. Oklahoma, Montana, Missouri, Utah, and North Dakota are the lowest earners.

Map of Internship Salaries

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

Average Salary:

Average Internship Salary By Company

Interns report their job security as good. Just as in every field, some employers pay higher wages than others. Technology companies and Manufacturing companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. Companies like DLA Piper or Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher will get you the highest pay packages. Also, companies like Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and Dell pay their Interns very well.
Company
Average Salary
$126,501
$127k
$82,619
$83k
$78,887
$79k
$78,794
$79k
$76,382
$76k
$76,020
$76k

Average Internship Pay By Industry

Wages for Interns can differ based on the industry they work in. Our data shows that Technology companies, Finance companies, and Health Care companies tend to have the highest salaries for Interns. Technology companies pay their Interns the highest wages, averaging $35,268 per year. Finance companies and Health Care companies pay well too, at $34,717 and $32,702, respectively. At $25,779, the average salary for Interns in the Media industry is lower than other industries.
Industry
Average Salary
Technology
Technology
$35,268
$35k
Finance
Finance
$34,717
$35k
Health Care
Health Care
$32,702
$33k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$31,837
$32k
Professional
Professional
$30,328
$30k
Retail
Retail
$28,188
$28k
Non Profits
Non Profits
$27,863
$28k
Media
Media
$25,779
$26k

Internship Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

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Location
Date Added
Salary
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