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

Technical Internship Salaries
Updated April 6, 2021
Average Yearly Salary
$32,000
$23,000
$32,000
$46,000
The average technical internship makes about $32,838 per year. That's $15.79 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $23,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $46,000. Many of technical interns seem to be drawn to health care and technology companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case technical interns tend to work at technology, finance, and manufacturing 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 New York, California and Delaware pay technical interns the highest salaries.
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Where Technical Interns Earn The Most

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

Average Salary

How Much Do Technical Interns Earn In Different Cities?

While a technical internship can average a salary of $32,838 per year, or $15.79 per hour, there are many opportunities for technical interns to make more. For example, in San Jose, CA you might make $47,279 per year. Other high-paying locations include New York, NY, Newark, DE and Houston, TX. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to San Jose, CA where the average starting salary is $29,000. The highest paying states for technical interns include New York, California and Delaware. Meanwhile, Indiana, Alaska, and Maine offer the lowest salaries.
Location
1. San Jose, CA
$47,279
Avg. Salary
$25k
$60k
2. New York, NY
$45,631
Avg. Salary
$25k
$60k
3. Newark, DE
$41,672
Avg. Salary
$25k
$60k
4. Houston, TX
$40,989
Avg. Salary
$25k
$60k
5. Washington, DC
$40,392
Avg. Salary
$25k
$60k
6. Trenton, NJ
$38,556
Avg. Salary
$25k
$60k

High Paying Technical Internship Jobs

Which Companies Pay Technical Interns The Most?

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 RSM US and Bracewell as they offer the highest salaries for technical interns.
Company
Avg. Salary
$31k
$62k
Avg. Salary
$31k
$62k
Avg. Salary
$31k
$62k
Avg. Salary
$31k
$62k
Avg. Salary
$31k
$62k
Avg. Salary
$31k
$62k

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    How Much Do Technical Interns Make In Different Industries?

    The salary for a technical internship can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for technical interns tend to be found in technology, finance, and manufacturing companies. In fact, technical interns can make a yearly salary of $57,095 while working for technology companies.
    1. Technology
    $57,095
    Avg. Salary
    $30k
    $65k
    2. Finance
    $43,664
    Avg. Salary
    $30k
    $65k
    3. Manufacturing
    $43,185
    Avg. Salary
    $30k
    $65k
    4. Health Care
    $35,401
    Avg. Salary
    $30k
    $65k
    5. Government
    $33,310
    Avg. Salary
    $30k
    $65k
    6. Internet
    $32,698
    Avg. Salary
    $30k
    $65k

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    Washington, DC
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    $35,479
    $35,479
    03/27/2021
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    $32,891
    $32,891
    03/27/2021
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    03/26/2021
    $25,001
    $25,001
    03/26/2021
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    $25,044
    $25,044
    03/26/2021
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    $37,566
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    Desktop Support Technician Intern
    Desktop Support Technician Intern
    Denver, CO
    Denver, CO
    03/22/2021
    03/22/2021
    $43,827
    $43,827
    03/22/2021
    Intern-Operations Technical Services-Department of Water Resources
    Intern-Operations Technical Services-Department of Water Resources
    Nunez, GA
    Nunez, GA
    03/10/2021
    03/10/2021
    $32,891
    $32,891
    03/10/2021
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    Student Conservation Association
    Fisheries Technician Intern
    Fisheries Technician Intern
    Fisheries Technician Intern
    Arlington, VA
    Arlington, VA
    03/08/2021
    03/08/2021
    $33,914
    $33,914
    03/08/2021
    Colorado State
    Colorado State
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    Intern Opportunity: Automotive/Equipment Technician
    Durango, CO
    Durango, CO
    03/03/2021
    03/03/2021
    $33,392
    $33,392
    03/03/2021