Information Technology (IT) Intern Salary

The average Information Technology Intern in the United States earns approximately $14.67 per hour. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Nearly one in five enjoy medical while approximately one-seventh get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to around one in eight. Information Technology Interns who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 82 percent. Most Information Technology Interns report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$22,503 - $60,439
(Median)
$23K
$40K
$60K
MEDIAN: $40,084
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$9.80 - $21.55
(Median)
$9
$15
$22
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$22,503 - $60,439  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,447  
Profit Sharing
$625  
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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$20,480 - $49,904  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 62
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.80 - $21.55  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$14.56 - $35.75  
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 - $2,447  
   
Profit Sharing
$625  
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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$20,480 - $49,904  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 403
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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

  • Configure, maintain, and update computers, servers, and software.
  • Conduct troubleshooting and problem identifications 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.

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 $46K higher and $24K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Information Technology (IT) Intern


Survey takers working as Information Technology Interns report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Project Management, JavaScript, and C++ are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 33 percent, 23 percent, and 14 percent, respectively. Those listing Cascading Style Sheets as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Cisco Networking and Computer Hardware Technician also typically command lower compensation. Most people familiar with Java also know HTML.

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

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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Experience Affects Information Technology (IT) Intern Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 18%


National Average
$31,000

Skills That Affect Information Technology (IT) Intern Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 33%

JavaScript
up arrow 23%

C++
up arrow 14%

C#
up arrow 8%

SQL
up arrow 4%

Java
up arrow 3%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 3%

HTML
up arrow 2%

National Average
$31,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 6%

Computer Service
up arrow 13%

Cisco Networking
up arrow 15%

Computer Hardware Technician
up arrow 15%

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
35%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
3%
10-19 years
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 21%
dental benefits
Dental: 15%
medical benefits
Vision: 12%
dental benefits
None: 78%
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