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Updated July 11, 2022

Average Social Media Internship Salary

$37,858 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

$18.20 hourly

Entry level Salary
$30,000 yearly
$30,000
10 %
$37,858
Median
$46,000
90 %

How much does a Social Media Internship make?

Social media interns make $37,858 per year on average, or $18.2 per hour, in the United States. Social media interns on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $30,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $46,000.

Location impacts how much a social media internship can expect to make. Social media interns make the most in Hawaii, New Jersey, Alaska, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.

Highest Paying States For Social Media Interns

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

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Social Media Internship average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1Hawaii$40,058$19.26191
2Alaska$34,446$16.56174
3New Mexico$32,288$15.52318
4Connecticut$34,317$16.50546
5Arkansas$31,614$15.20403
6Massachusetts$34,211$16.451,428
7Michigan$30,945$14.881,289
8District of Columbia$35,474$17.05326
9Washington$34,207$16.45942
10New Jersey$34,587$16.631,027
11Delaware$31,103$14.95304
12Nevada$31,428$15.11304
13North Dakota$29,737$14.30220
14Minnesota$32,700$15.72755
15Maryland$33,111$15.921,038
16New Hampshire$30,935$14.87340
17West Virginia$29,858$14.35235
18Virginia$33,823$16.26953
19Tennessee$31,361$15.08570
20Kentucky$31,012$14.91452
21Wyoming$28,685$13.79189
22Vermont$29,319$14.10239
23Wisconsin$31,108$14.96591
24California$33,140$15.933,925
25Rhode Island$29,116$14.00244
26North Carolina$30,793$14.80966
27Illinois$30,526$14.681,570
28Nebraska$29,331$14.10364
29Oregon$30,759$14.79590
30New York$30,454$14.642,247
31Idaho$28,019$13.47411
32Georgia$30,170$14.501,077
33Montana$26,900$12.93262
34Arizona$28,723$13.81688
35Maine$25,793$12.40365
36Colorado$29,267$14.07759
37South Dakota$25,477$12.25241
38Iowa$26,616$12.80466
39Indiana$27,127$13.04630
40Texas$27,957$13.441,839
41Ohio$26,872$12.92837
42Alabama$26,395$12.69403
43Oklahoma$25,980$12.49393
44Missouri$27,022$12.99561
45Utah$24,218$11.64514
46Mississippi$24,538$11.80325
47Pennsylvania$25,465$12.241,182
48Louisiana$24,675$11.86443
49Florida$25,970$12.491,603
50Kansas$24,326$11.70375
51South Carolina$22,854$10.99406

Highest Paying Cities For Social Media Interns

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Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Washington, DC$35,541$17.09
2Newark, NJ$34,560$16.62
3Seattle, WA$34,527$16.60
4Bridgeport, CT$34,352$16.52
5Boston, MA$34,213$16.45
6Arlington, VA$34,132$16.41
7Fairbanks, AK$33,783$16.24
8Los Angeles, CA$33,187$15.96
9Baltimore, MD$33,122$15.92
10Minneapolis, MN$32,684$15.71
11Albuquerque, NM$32,100$15.43
12Las Vegas, NV$31,432$15.11
13Menomonee Falls, WI$31,072$14.94
14Ann Arbor, MI$30,990$14.90
15Bowling Green, KY$30,648$14.73

Social Media Internship Salary Details

Social Media Internship Salary

What is a Social Media Internship's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$46,000$3,833$22
75th Percentile$42,000$3,500$20
Average$37,858$3,155$18
25th Percentile$33,000$2,750$16
10th Percentile$30,000$2,500$14

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Content Creator$57,234$4,770$27.529,142
Public Relations Coordinator$48,411$4,034$23.2735,324
Media Consultant$56,489$4,707$27.1628,768
Media Coordinator$46,742$3,895$22.4735,285
Marketing And Event Planning Internship$24,051$2,004$11.56131,730
Public Relations Internship$29,644$2,470$14.2565,163

Here are the five companies hiring the most now:

  1. Meta Jobs (13)
  2. Rent the Runway Jobs (22)
  3. ViacomCBS Jobs (17)
  4. Michigan State University Jobs (11)
  5. Starbucks Jobs (12)

Which Companies Pay Social Media Interns The Most?

According to our most recent salary estimates, Microsoft and American Enterprise Institute are the highest paying companies for social media interns.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1Microsoft$69,591$33.46125
2American Enterprise Institute$40,713$19.5712
3WarnerMedia$39,646$19.069
4The College of St. Scholastica$39,170$18.836
5Allegheny County$37,858$18.20
6Quest Global$37,858$18.20
7NewYork.com$37,858$18.20
8PCH International$37,858$18.20
9University of Florida$37,858$18.20
10NextGen America$37,858$18.20
11Maven$37,858$18.20
12Wacom Europe eStore$37,858$18.20
13Sesame Workshop$37,858$18.20
14UWorld$37,858$18.20
15Circuit Media$37,858$18.20
161871$37,858$18.20
17AURA$37,858$18.20
18Sparkloft Media$37,858$18.20
19Fitlife Foods$37,858$18.20
20Foxtrot International$37,858$18.20

How Much Do Social Media Interns Make In Different Industries?

Here are some examples of how much a social media internship salaries can based on different industries:

  1. The education industry pays social media interns an average salary of $33,493

  2. The manufacturing industry pay $31,209

  3. The lowest paying industry for social media interns is the finance industry. Social media interns in this industry earn an average salary of $29,482

Highest Paying Industries For Social Media Interns

Rank  Industry  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Education$33,493$16.10
2Manufacturing$31,209$15.00
3Internet$30,966$14.89
4Technology$30,807$14.81
5Professional$30,795$14.81
6Media$30,595$14.71
7Retail$29,959$14.40
8Hospitality$29,917$14.38
9Finance$29,482$14.17

High Paying Social Media Internship Jobs

Social Media Internship Salary Trends

Average Social Media Internship Salary Over Time

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

    Social Media Internship Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$37,900$18.20+2.6%
    2021$36,900$17.72+1.9%
    2020$36,200$17.39+1.2%
    2019$35,700$17.18+2.2%
    2018$35,000$16.81+2.2%

    Recently Added Social Media Internship Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    Utah Transit AuthoritySummer Social Media InternSalt Lake City, UT06/01/2022$27,152
    Director of Infrastructure Security and Operations In Boston, MassachusettsStudent Recruitment Intern-Marketing and Social MediaChicago, IL05/31/2022$31,305
    Creator DeckInfluencer and Social Media Marketing InternSan Francisco, CA05/31/2022$37,566
    NrelUndergraduate (Year-Round) Social Media InternGolden, CO05/28/2022$32,300
    LV CollectiveSocial Media Marketing InternAustin, TX05/28/2022$31,305
    Palo Alto SoftwareContent & Social Media Marketing InternEugene, OR05/26/2022$35,479
    Penn State UniversityMccourtney Social Media and Communications InternParkesburg, PA05/25/2022$25,044
    AzaSocial Media Marketing InternSeattle, WA05/25/2022$38,296
    The Foggy DogSocial Media InternSan Francisco, CA05/23/2022$35,479
    Kroenke Sports & EntertainmentSocial Media Intern-KSE DigitalDenver, CO05/22/2022$33,121

    Social Media Internship Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Social Media Interns the most?

    Hawaii pays Social Media Interns the most in the United States, with an average salary of $40,058 per year, or $19.26 per hour.

    How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as a Social Media Internship?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Social Media Internship if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in District of Columbia you should be paid close to $35,474 per year.

    What type of Social Media Internship gets paid the most?

    Policy Internship gets paid the most. Policy Internship made a median salary of $59,308. The best-paid 10 percent make $83,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $41,000.

    How much do social media interns get paid?

    Social interns get paid $15 an hour. However, there is some range in what social media interns can earn - from as low as $5.77 an hour to as high as $18.99 an hour. Factors such as the company type and location impact how much a social media intern can make.

    How much does an intern at Facebook earn?

    An intern at Facebook can earn $8,000 a month. Making this, hands down, the highest paying internship out there. If that wasn't nice enough, Facebook interns also experience a whole other host of perks.

    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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