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How Much Does a Student Internship Earn In The United States?

Student Internship Salaries
Updated April 6, 2021
Average Yearly Salary
$28,000
$21,000
$28,000
$38,000
The average student internship makes about $28,608 per year. That's $13.75 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $21,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $38,000. Many of student interns seem to be drawn to health care and education companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case student interns tend to work at manufacturing, health care, and education companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that Massachusetts, Maine and Hawaii pay student interns the highest salaries.
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Where Student Interns Earn The Most

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

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How Much Do Student Interns Earn In Different Cities?

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to Massachusetts, Maine and Hawaii, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for student interns. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Ohio, Florida, and Kansas.
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$41,831
Avg. Salary
$21k
$51k
$41,344
Avg. Salary
$21k
$51k
$40,240
Avg. Salary
$21k
$51k
$40,006
Avg. Salary
$21k
$51k
$39,611
Avg. Salary
$21k
$51k
6. Minot, ND
$35,273
Avg. Salary
$21k
$51k

High Paying Student Internship Jobs

Which Companies Pay Student Interns The Most?

To earn a high income as a student internship, working for Oracle or Portland Fire Chief's Office might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Mayo Clinic and Intermountain Healthcare report highly competitive wages for student interns.
Company
Avg. Salary
$20k
$56k
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$20k
$56k
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$20k
$56k

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    How Much Do Student Interns Make In Different Industries?

    The salary for a student internship can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for student interns tend to be found in manufacturing, health care, and education companies. In fact, student interns can make a yearly salary of $26,399 while working for manufacturing companies.
    1. Manufacturing
    $26,399
    Avg. Salary
    $18k
    $31k
    2. Health Care
    $24,193
    Avg. Salary
    $18k
    $31k
    3. Education
    $23,472
    Avg. Salary
    $18k
    $31k
    4. Finance
    $21,849
    Avg. Salary
    $18k
    $31k
    5. Government
    $20,458
    Avg. Salary
    $18k
    $31k

    Recently Added Student Internship Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Student Intern
    Student Intern
    Rochester, NY
    Rochester, NY
    03/09/2021
    03/09/2021
    $26,088
    $26,088
    03/09/2021
    The City of Houston
    The City of Houston
    Student Intern II (Seasonal)
    Student Intern II (Seasonal)
    Student Intern II (Seasonal)
    Houston, TX
    Houston, TX
    01/22/2021
    01/22/2021
    $28,488
    $28,488
    01/22/2021
    Student Intern
    Student Intern
    Hanover, NH
    Hanover, NH
    01/21/2021
    01/21/2021
    $29,218
    $29,218
    01/21/2021
    State of Illinois
    State of Illinois
    Student Intern
    Student Intern
    Student Intern
    Chicago, IL
    Chicago, IL
    12/24/2020
    12/24/2020
    $35,880
    $35,880
    12/24/2020
    Student Intern
    Student Intern
    Chesterfield, SC
    Chesterfield, SC
    12/10/2020
    12/10/2020
    $25,044
    $25,044
    12/10/2020
    Student Intern (Information Technology)
    Student Intern (Information Technology)
    Clay, CA
    Clay, CA
    12/08/2020
    12/08/2020
    $35,479
    $35,479
    12/08/2020
    Student/Intern
    Student/Intern
    Bozeman, MT
    Bozeman, MT
    12/08/2020
    12/08/2020
    $62,610
    $62,610
    12/08/2020
    Document Imaging Student Internship (9026)
    Document Imaging Student Internship (9026)
    Brooksville, FL
    Brooksville, FL
    11/26/2020
    11/26/2020
    $24,167
    $24,167
    11/26/2020
    State of Illinois
    State of Illinois
    Student Intern
    Student Intern
    Student Intern
    Chicago, IL
    Chicago, IL
    11/26/2020
    11/26/2020
    $35,880
    $35,880
    11/26/2020
    Wisconsin Government
    Wisconsin Government
    Engineering Student Internships-Hydrology & Hydraulics
    Engineering Student Internships-Hydrology & Hydraulics
    Engineering Student Internships-Hydrology & Hydraulics
    Dane, WI
    Dane, WI
    11/19/2020
    11/19/2020
    $33,392
    $33,392
    11/19/2020