Information Technology (IT) Intern Salary

Median pay for Information Technology Interns in the United States is around $14.82 per hour. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Information Technology Interns claim high levels of job satisfaction. Just under one-fifth report receiving medical coverage from their employers and nearly one in seven collect dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,839 - $65,437
$24K
$41K
$65K
MEDIAN: $41,154
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$9.94 - $24.06
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$15
$24
MEDIAN: $14.82
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$23,839 - $65,437  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,966  
Profit Sharing
$275.00  
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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$20,732 - $52,058  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 32
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.94 - $24.06  
   
Hourly Tips
$12.50  
Overtime
$14.92 - $34.03  
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 - $4,966  
   
Profit Sharing
$275.00  
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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$20,732 - $52,058  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 296

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Job Description for Information Technology (IT) Intern

An information technology (IT) intern is responsible for assisting all operations in the IT department. IT interns may handle a wide variety of duties depending on the specific position and their hiring organization. For example, they may handle product setup and configuration, prepare and verify IT-related reports, conduct troubleshooting and user support, and help with hardware and software upgrades. Additionally, IT interns may work on short- and long-term projects within their organization's IT department.

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Information Technology (IT) Intern Tasks

  • Work in groups to accomplish assigned tasks like trend analysis, quality improvements, and deployment of systems.
  • Write summaries or reports of projects, including calendars and meeting notes.
  • Configure, maintain, and update computers, servers, and software.
  • Conduct troubleshooting and problem identifications tasks.

Common Career Paths for Information Technology (IT) Intern


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Information Technology Interns who advance into the role of an Information Technology Project Manager are fairly uncommon. Information Technology Project Managers on average earn $86K per year. Information Technology Interns moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Software Engineers or Systems Administrators. The median paychecks in those roles are $47K higher and $25K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Information Technology (IT) Intern


Survey results imply that Information Technology Interns deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Project Management, C++, and C# are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 32 percent, 13 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Those listing Help Desk / Desktop Support as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Microsoft Excel and Computer Service also typically command lower compensation. Most people skilled in Java are similarly competent in HTML.

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Q: What is it like working as an Information Technology (IT) Intern?

Information Technology (IT) Intern in Seattle:
Pros: The pay and reputation for the company are respectable. Benefits are excellent. Hours on many teams are somewhat flexible.
Cons: The company is in constant stress about shareholders and this creates a tense environment throughout the organization, as cost-cutting measures are thrown out without much thought for long-term impact. Cost-cutting also means cutting/moving jobs year after year, which has reduced morale significantly among those who remain in the region.

Information Technology (IT) Intern in Kirkland:
"Great Career Path."
Pros: Learning that being part of an IT team means to bring the best technology to end users.
Cons: When things fail that are beyond your control despite the plans, policies, and systems in place to prevent failure.

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Key Stats for Information Technology (IT) Intern

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.
Less than 1 year
38%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
4%
10-19 years
0%
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Experience Affects Information Technology (IT) Intern Salaries

Mid-Career
▲20%

National Average
$31,000

▼1%

Skills That Affect Information Technology (IT) Intern Salaries

Project Management
▲32%

C++
▲13%

Java
▲7%

C#
▲7%

.NET
▲4%

SQL
▲2%

HTML
▲2%

C# Programming Language
▲2%

Microsoft SQL Server
▲2%

C++ Programming Language
▲1%

National Average
$31,000


Network Management / Administration
▼7%

Computer Service
▼13%

Help Desk / Desktop Support
▼27%

Microsoft Excel
▼27%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
38%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
4%
10-19 years
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 19%
dental benefits
Dental: 14%
vision benefits
Vision: 12%
no benefits
None: 79%
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