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Software Engineering Internship Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$38,000
$23,000
$38,000
$64,000
Software engineering interns in the United States make an average salary of $38,949 per year or $18.73 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $23,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $64,000. As most things go, location can be critical. California, Virginia, New York, Alaska, and Delaware provide the highest software engineering internship salaries.
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Map of Software Engineering Internship Salaries

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

Average Salary

Average Software Engineering Internship Salary By Location

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to California, Virginia and New York, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for software engineering interns. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are North Dakota, South Dakota, and Utah.

City
Average Salary
Mountain View, CA
Mountain View, CA
$58,560
$59k
Arlington, VA
Arlington, VA
$47,880
$48k
New York, NY
New York, NY
$46,642
$47k
Deer Park, TX
Deer Park, TX
$45,436
$45k
Raleigh, NC
Raleigh, NC
$43,354
$43k
Seattle, WA
Seattle, WA
$41,393
$41k
Atlanta, GA
Atlanta, GA
$41,229
$41k
Chicago, IL
Chicago, IL
$40,582
$41k
Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia, PA
$40,285
$40k
Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
$38,447
$38k

High Paying Software Engineering Internship Jobs

Average Software Engineering Internship Salary By Company

To earn a high income as a software engineering internship, working for Google or Microsoft might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Cisco Systems and Apple report highly competitive salaries for software engineering interns.

Company
Average Salary
$105,414
$105k
$92,784
$93k
$88,328
$88k
$87,468
$87k
$87,371
$87k
$84,933
$85k

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    Average Software Engineering Internship Pay By Industry

    The salary for a software engineering internship can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for software engineering interns tend to be found in technology, manufacturing, and telecommunication companies. In fact, software engineering interns can make a yearly salary of $41,764 while working for technology companies.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Technology
    Technology
    $41,764
    $42k
    Manufacturing
    Manufacturing
    $41,639
    $42k
    Telecommunication
    Telecommunication
    $37,676
    $38k
    Finance
    Finance
    $35,475
    $35k

    Recently Added Software Engineering Internship Salaries

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    $52,175
    $52,175
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    Atlanta, GA
    Atlanta, GA
    08/27/2020
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    $30,000
    $30,000
    08/27/2020
    University of Utah
    University of Utah
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    Salt Lake City, UT
    Salt Lake City, UT
    06/29/2020
    06/29/2020
    $25,044
    $25,044
    06/29/2020
    University of Utah
    University of Utah
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    Software Engineer Student Intern
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    Salt Lake City, UT
    Salt Lake City, UT
    05/30/2020
    05/30/2020
    $25,044
    $25,044
    05/30/2020
    Software Engineer Intern
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    Fremont, CA
    Fremont, CA
    04/28/2020
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    $44,871
    $44,871
    04/28/2020
    Intern, Software Engineer Summer
    Intern, Software Engineer Summer
    Watertown, NY
    Watertown, NY
    03/23/2020
    03/23/2020
    $41,740
    $41,740
    03/23/2020
    Software Engineering Internship
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    Cedar Rapids, IA
    Cedar Rapids, IA
    01/29/2020
    01/29/2020
    $45,914
    $45,914
    01/29/2020
    Software Engineering Internship
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    Irving, TX
    Irving, TX
    01/29/2020
    01/29/2020
    $45,914
    $45,914
    01/29/2020
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    Motionpoint
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    Coconut Creek, FL
    Coconut Creek, FL
    01/28/2020
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    $41,740
    $41,740
    01/28/2020
    Software Engineering Internship
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    Irving, TX
    Irving, TX
    01/22/2020
    01/22/2020
    $32,870
    $32,870
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