Engineering Intern Salary

Median pay for Engineering Interns in the United States is around $16.05 per hour. In the world of Engineering Interns, total cash compensation can vary between $25K and $54K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $3K and $4K, respectively. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by residence, followed by the specific employer and experience level. The majority of Engineering Interns claim high levels of job satisfaction. Approximately one-fifth report receiving medical coverage from their employers and nearly one in seven collect dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$28,719 - $71,484
$29K
$48K
$71K
MEDIAN: $48,462
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$11.72 - $24.34
$12
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$24
MEDIAN: $16.05
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$28,719 - $71,484  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,591  
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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$24,576 - $54,322  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 128
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.72 - $24.34  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.35  
Overtime
$16.04 - $35.13  
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 - $2,591  
   
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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$24,576 - $54,322  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 815

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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.

Common Career Paths for Engineering Intern


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Engineering Interns who transition into an Engineering Project Manager role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $89K per year. Mechanical Engineers or Project Engineers are common next-step roles for Engineering Interns moving up in their careers; annual pay for Mechanical Engineers is $28K higher on average, and it's $32K higher for Project Engineers.

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Popular Skills for Engineering Intern


Survey results imply that Engineering Interns deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Lucky workers who know Java can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 26 percent above average. Python and C programming Language are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 20 percent and 26 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include autodesk autocad, SolidWorks, and Computer Aided Design. Those proficient in Microsoft Excel are, more often than not, also skilled in Engineering Design and AutoCAD.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $35,595

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

For Engineering Interns, San Jose provides a pay rate that is 55 percent greater than the national average. Engineering Interns can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+32 percent), Irvine (+19 percent), San Francisco (+16 percent), and Boston (+15 percent). Detroit ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 16 percent below the national average. Chicago and Raleigh are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 12 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively.

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 66 votes.
Less than 1 year
39%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
2%
10-19 years
0%
20 years or more
0%
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Experience Affects Engineering Intern Salaries

▲17%

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National Average
$36,000

Skills That Affect Engineering Intern Salaries

Java
▲26%

Python
▲20%

C programming Language
▲20%

C++ Programming Language
▲15%

Project Management
▲7%

Matlab
▲2%


Microsoft Word
▲1%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
▼0%

National Average
$36,000



▼4%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
▼4%

▼7%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 66 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
39%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
2%
10-19 years
0%
20 years or more
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 21%
dental benefits
Dental: 15%
vision benefits
Vision: 12%
dental benefits
None: 77%
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