The average wage for an Engineering Intern is $15.98 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are C, Java, Python, and C++ Programming Language. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field.
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$27,854 - $71,790
(Median)
$28K
$47K
$72K
MEDIAN: $47,296
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$11.60 - $24.21
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$12
$16
$24
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$27,854 - $71,790  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,636  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,915  
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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$24,340 - $53,706  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 129
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.60 - $24.21  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.35  
Overtime
$17.34 - $35.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,636  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,915  
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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$24,340 - $53,706  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 825
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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

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

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $35,509

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Engineering Intern Reviews

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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Experience Affects Engineering Intern Salaries



National Average
$36,000

Skills That Affect Engineering Intern Salaries

C
up arrow 33%

Java
up arrow 23%

Python
up arrow 21%

C++ Programming Language
up arrow 17%

Project Management
up arrow 7%

Matlab
up arrow 5%

Engineering Design
up arrow 2%

National Average
$36,000

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

AutoCAD
up arrow 4%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 4%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 5%

autodesk autocad
up arrow 8%

SolidWorks
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 69 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
38%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
2%
10-19 years
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 21%
dental benefits
Dental: 14%
medical benefits
Vision: 11%
dental benefits
None: 76%
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