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Updated July 11, 2022

Average Operations Internship Salary

$35,446 yearly
To create our salary estimates, Zippia starts with data published in publicly available sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Foreign Labor Certification Data Center (FLC) Show More

$17.04 hourly

Entry level Salary
$28,000 yearly
$28,000
10 %
$35,446
Median
$44,000
90 %

How much does an Operations Internship make?

Operations interns make $35,446 per year on average, or $17.04 per hour, in the United States. Operations interns on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $28,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $44,000.

Location impacts how much an operations internship can expect to make. Operations interns make the most in Alaska, California, Washington, Michigan, and Minnesota.

Highest Paying States For Operations Interns

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

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Operations Internship average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1Alaska$41,859$20.12206
2Washington$40,806$19.621,486
3Michigan$39,891$19.181,537
4Minnesota$37,811$18.181,320
5Pennsylvania$36,994$17.792,199
6Rhode Island$36,921$17.75239
7Vermont$36,776$17.68236
8North Dakota$34,851$16.76296
9Oregon$36,166$17.391,029
10New Hampshire$36,159$17.38414
11Idaho$34,631$16.65486
12Nevada$35,110$16.88407
13Wyoming$33,373$16.04223
14Kentucky$33,272$16.00769
15Delaware$34,795$16.73289
16Iowa$33,708$16.21694
17Texas$34,510$16.593,963
18Wisconsin$34,101$16.391,044
19California$41,189$19.803,143
20Ohio$33,943$16.321,691
21South Dakota$32,764$15.75297
22Utah$34,547$16.61492
23New York$36,906$17.741,754
24Hawaii$36,283$17.44153
25Nebraska$32,438$15.60519
26Arkansas$31,694$15.24570
27Arizona$35,224$16.93646
28Kansas$32,479$15.61582
29Maine$31,264$15.03408
30Virginia$35,768$17.201,014
31Colorado$35,697$17.16619
32Illinois$34,701$16.681,329
33Maryland$35,236$16.94779
34Connecticut$34,883$16.77461
35New Mexico$31,839$15.31347
36Oklahoma$31,661$15.22512
37New Jersey$34,358$16.52930
38Montana$30,086$14.46321
39Indiana$30,911$14.861,224
40Massachusetts$33,869$16.281,169
41Missouri$32,145$15.45934
42Mississippi$27,856$13.39501
43North Carolina$29,383$14.131,830
44District of Columbia$33,025$15.88214
45West Virginia$28,222$13.57277
46Georgia$29,211$14.041,793
47Florida$28,686$13.792,790
48Tennessee$27,264$13.11998
49Louisiana$26,791$12.88532
50Alabama$26,178$12.59664
51South Carolina$25,072$12.05687

Highest Paying Cities For Operations Interns

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Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1San Francisco, CA$42,234$20.30
2Seattle, WA$40,843$19.64
3Minneapolis, MN$37,827$18.19
4Reston, VA$37,323$17.94
5Allentown, PA$37,240$17.90
6New York, NY$36,883$17.73
7Portland, OR$35,939$17.28
8Broomfield, CO$35,666$17.15
9Baltimore, MD$35,354$17.00
10Phoenix, AZ$35,211$16.93
11Las Vegas, NV$35,071$16.86
12Chicago, IL$34,886$16.77
13San Antonio, TX$34,768$16.72
14Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ$34,506$16.59
15Salt Lake City, UT$34,456$16.57

Operations Internship Salary Details

Operations Internship Salary

What is an Operations Internship's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$44,000$3,667$21
75th Percentile$39,000$3,250$19
Average$35,446$2,954$17
25th Percentile$31,000$2,583$15
10th Percentile$28,000$2,333$13

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Summer Analyst$93,274$7,773$44.8444,912
Business Development Internship$43,819$3,652$21.07147,302
Project Management Internship$33,155$2,763$15.94114,595
Business Analyst Internship$47,739$3,978$22.95157,977
Operations Representative$36,088$3,007$17.3575,789
Market Analyst Internship$41,590$3,466$20.0073,684

Here are the five companies hiring the most now:

  1. Google Jobs (28)
  2. Citi Jobs (56)
  3. JPMorgan Chase & Co. Jobs (36)
  4. Oracle Jobs (32)
  5. The Dow Chemical Company Jobs (31)

Which Companies Pay Operations Interns The Most?

The highest paying companies for operations interns are Microsoft and Instructure according to our most recent salary estimates. In addition, companies like FireEye and Sandia National Labs report highly competitive wages for operations interns.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1Microsoft$104,901$50.43322
2Instructure$98,669$47.44
3FireEye$86,613$41.641
4Sandia National Labs$83,447$40.1274
5HP$80,611$38.76100
6WarnerMedia$72,924$35.0629
7Gillette$72,720$34.96
8Capitol Federal$70,813$34.041
9Hensel Phelps$70,613$33.952
10Formlabs$68,982$33.1649
11Rockland Trust$68,611$32.991
12KeyBank$67,893$32.6428
13Morgan Stanley$65,921$31.69199
14Gilead Sciences$63,722$30.6432
15Salt River Project$60,262$28.9728
16Ansys$60,015$28.8543
17Oracle$56,970$27.392133
18Frost Bank$56,877$27.342
19Amkor Technology, Inc.$55,683$26.772
20Xcel Energy$54,088$26.007

How Much Do Operations Interns Make In Different Industries?

Operations internship salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that the technology, finance, and media industries tend to offer much higher salaries for operations interns. For example, operations interns make a whopping average salary of $42,958 while working in the technology industry. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $40,144 in the finance industry and $39,899 in the media industry.

Operations interns may want to avoid working in the government industry as it offers the lowest average salary of $35,167.

Highest Paying Industries For Operations Interns

Rank  Industry  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Technology$42,958$20.65
2Finance$40,144$19.30
3Media$39,899$19.18
4Manufacturing$38,355$18.44
5Hospitality$37,671$18.11
6Transportation$37,227$17.90
7Retail$35,927$17.27
8Government$35,167$16.91

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Operations Internship Salary Trends

Average Operations Internship Salary Over Time

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

    Operations Internship Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$35,400$17.04+3.8%
    2021$34,100$16.39+2.3%
    2020$33,300$16.01+0.7%
    2019$33,100$15.89+1.4%
    2018$32,600$15.67+1.3%

    Recently Added Operations Internship Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    Treasure Island Resort & CasinoIntern-Hotel OperationsRiver Falls, WI06/01/2022$21,559
    Treasure Island Resort & CasinoIntern-Hotel OperationsLakeville, MN06/01/2022$21,559
    Mrinetwork JobsSearch Operations InternBellingham, WA05/30/2022$31,305
    Altra Federal Credit UnionLoan Servicing Intern, Operations Center, Onalaska WIOnalaska, WI05/29/2022$29,218
    Year UpInvestment Operations InternshipCranberry, PA05/28/2022$44,000
    UplightOperations Analyst Summer InternBoulder, CO05/27/2022$41,740
    Hyatt Hotels Corp.Room Operations InternDenver, CO05/27/2022$39,653
    Seldovia Village Tribe IraSeasonal Tribal Operations InternHomer, AK05/26/2022$25,044
    AputureOperations InternGlendale, CA05/25/2022$33,392
    Mueller Water ProductsOperational Excellence InternCleveland, TN05/25/2022$41,740

    Operations Internship Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Operations Interns the most?

    Alaska pays Operations Interns the most in the United States, with an average salary of $41,859 per year, or $20.12 per hour.

    How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as an Operations Internship?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as an Operations Internship if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in California you should be paid close to $41,189 per year.

    What type of Operations Internship gets paid the most?

    Summer Analyst gets paid the most. Summer Analyst made a median salary of $93,274. The best-paid 10 percent make $115,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $75,000.

    Do business interns get paid?

    Yes, the majority of business interns get paid for the duration of their internship. Compensation often depends on the company and duties associated with the internship and can come in several forms.

    What is a good salary for an internship?

    A good salary for an internship is around $31,000 a year (about $2,607 per month or $15 per hour). That's the average for a typical internship, but, as most internships go, factors like location, industry and company can determine whether you receive compensation.

    What is a reasonable salary for an internship?

    A reasonable salary for an internship is typically around $15 an hour. However, this depends largely on industry and company. Fortunately, it is becoming less common for employers to have unpaid internships, so a person should find a paid internship regardless of their field.

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