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Internship Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$31,000
$18,000
$31,000
$55,000
Interns in the United States make an average salary of $31,903 per year or $15.34 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $18,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $55,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Nevada, California, Washington, West Virginia, and Connecticut provide the highest internship salaries.
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Average Salary

Average Internship Salary By Location

While an internship can average a salary of $31,903 per year, or $15.34 per hour, there are many opportunities for interns to make more. For example, in Washington, DC you might make $40,400 per year. Other high-paying locations include Los Angeles, CA, Seattle, WA and Phoenix, AZ. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Washington, DC where the average starting salary is $20,000. The highest paying states for interns include Nevada, California and Washington. Meanwhile, Oklahoma, Montana, and Missouri offer the lowest salaries.

City
Average Salary
Richmond, IN
Richmond, IN
$35,634
$36k
Portland, ME
Portland, ME
$34,573
$35k

High Paying Internship Jobs

Average Internship Salary By Company

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 DLA Piper and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher as they offer the highest salaries for interns.

Company
Average Salary
$126,501
$127k
$82,619
$83k
$78,887
$79k
$78,794
$79k
$76,382
$76k
$76,020
$76k

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    Average Internship Pay By Industry

    The salary for an internship can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for interns tend to be found in technology, finance, and professional companies. In fact, interns can make a yearly salary of $35,846 while working for technology companies.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Technology
    Technology
    $35,846
    $36k
    Finance
    Finance
    $34,580
    $35k
    Professional
    Professional
    $32,821
    $33k
    Health Care
    Health Care
    $32,643
    $33k
    Manufacturing
    Manufacturing
    $32,248
    $32k
    Non Profits
    Non Profits
    $27,477
    $27k
    Media
    Media
    $27,057
    $27k
    Retail
    Retail
    $26,911
    $27k

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