Engineering Interns in the United States can expect to earn an average of $16.09 per hour. Total incomes of Engineering Interns incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $3K from bonuses and close to $4K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $24K and $54K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the company and tenure. Approximately one in five report receiving medical coverage from their employers and roughly a seventh collect dental insurance. Most Engineering Interns report high levels of job satisfaction. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Engineering Interns who answered the questionnnaire. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$28,895 - $72,461
$29K
$48K
$72K
MEDIAN: $48,277
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$11.63 - $24.37
$12
$16
$24
MEDIAN: $16.09
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$28,895 - $72,461  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,636  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,878  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$24,422 - $54,258  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 131
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.63 - $24.37  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.35  
Overtime
$16.49 - $35.45  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,636  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,878  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$24,422 - $54,258  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 855

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Job Description for Engineering Intern

An engineering intern is either a student or recent graduate in an engineering discipline at a university. As part of a temporary employment agreement, companies hire interns in engineering and place them in departments that typically require engineering degrees and experience. The engineering intern then works alongside regular engineering employees to learn about their day-to-day job responsibilities, and assists them on a variety of projects and tasks as the senior engineers and supervisors see fit.

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Engineering Intern Tasks

  • Perform limited data collection and analysis, including modeling.
  • Run tests and validity checks on data, equipment, or software.
  • Clean, move, and maintain equipment and supplies.
  • Assist team with administrative tasks and project documentation.

Common Career Paths for Engineering Intern


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Engineering Interns may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Engineering Project Manager. The latter position pays an average of $89K annually. Career advancement for the typical Engineering Intern often leads to becoming a Mechanical Engineer or a Project Engineer; median salaries in these positions are $28K higher and $32K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Engineering Intern


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, facility with Python, Java, and C programming Language are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 24 percent, 23 percent, and 18 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like autodesk autocad, SolidWorks, and AutoCAD. Most people skilled in Microsoft Excel are similarly competent in Engineering Design and AutoCAD.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $35,750

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Engineering Interns, working in the bustling city of San Jose has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Engineering Interns will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+29 percent), San Francisco (+16 percent), Cincinnati (+15 percent), and Boston (+14 percent). The lowest-paying market is Chicago, which sits 11 percent below the national average. Workers in New York and San Diego earn less than others in this profession; their salaries fall short of the national average by 7 percent.

Engineering Intern Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Engineering Intern?

Engineering Intern in Austin:
"Internship concurrent with college."
Pros: Great work environment. Interns actually do useful work as opposed to getting people coffee. Numerous opportunities to learn things they don't teach in college.
Cons: Office is a bit understaffed, no project gets more than a few people on it.

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Key Stats for Engineering Intern

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 67 votes.
059
Less than 1 year
38%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
2%
10-19 years
0%
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Experience Affects Engineering Intern Salaries



National Average
$36,000

Skills That Affect Engineering Intern Salaries

Python
up arrow 24%

Java
up arrow 23%

C programming Language
up arrow 18%

C++ Programming Language
up arrow 15%

Project Management
up arrow 7%

Matlab
up arrow 5%


Microsoft Word
0%

National Average
$36,000


Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

AutoCAD
up arrow 4%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 4%

SolidWorks
up arrow 7%

autodesk autocad
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
38%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
2%
10-19 years
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 21%
dental benefits
Dental: 15%
vision benefits
Vision: 12%
dental benefits
None: 76%
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