Information Technology (IT) Intern Salary

Information Technology Interns in the United States can expect wages of $14.79 per hour on average. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to close to a fifth, and roughly a seventh earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Information Technology Interns is high. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$22,669 - $65,231
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MEDIAN: $40,000
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$9.92 - $23.79
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$22,669 - $65,231  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,966  
Total Pay (?
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$20,698 - $51,901  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.92 - $23.79  
   
Hourly Tips
$12.50  
Overtime
$14.87 - $30.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,966  
   
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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$20,698 - $51,901  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 282
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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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Though some Information Technology Interns move into positions like Information Technology Project Manager (where the average salary is $86K), this progression is not the norm. The most common next step for an Information Technology Intern is to become a Software Engineer or a Systems Administrator. The former position pays an additional $47K per year on average, and the latter position pays $25K more per year.

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Popular Skills for Information Technology (IT) Intern


Information Technology Interns report using 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 8 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. Those educated in Java tend to be well versed 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
20 %
Male
80 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
Less than 1 year
40%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
4%
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Experience Affects Information Technology (IT) Intern Salaries

Mid-Career
▲20%

▼0%

National Average
$31,000

Skills That Affect Information Technology (IT) Intern Salaries

Project Management
▲32%

C++
▲13%

C#
▲8%

Java
▲7%

.NET
▲4%

Microsoft SQL Server
▲3%

SQL
▲2%

HTML
▲2%

C# Programming Language
▲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 21 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
40%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 21%
dental benefits
Dental: 15%
vision benefits
Vision: 13%
dental benefits
None: 77%
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