Information Technology (IT) Intern Salary

The average Information Technology Intern in the United States earns approximately $14.68 per hour. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. About one in five report receiving medical coverage from their employers and about a seventh collect dental insurance. The vast majority of Information Technology Interns (82 percent) survey respondents are men. Most Information Technology Interns like their work and job satisfaction is high. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$21,831 - $59,417

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$9.74 - $21.50

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$21,831 - $59,417  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,054  
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$20,406 - $49,784  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 59
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.74 - $21.50  
   
Overtime
$14.58 - $30.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,054  
   
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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$20,406 - $49,784  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 362
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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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At the upper end, Information Technology Interns who move into a Senior Software Engineer role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Senior Software Engineers is a much higher $93K per year. It is quite typical for Information Technology Interns to transition into roles as Software Engineers or Systems Administrators, where reported median earnings are $45K and $24K higher per year.

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Popular Skills for Information Technology (IT) Intern


Information Technology Interns seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, facility with Project Management, JavaScript, and C++ are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 35 percent, 24 percent, and 19 percent, respectively. Those listing Help Desk / Desktop Support as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Cascading Style Sheets and Cisco Networking also typically command lower compensation. Those proficient in Java are, more often than not, also skilled in 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
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National Average
$31,000

Skills That Affect Information Technology (IT) Intern Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 35%

JavaScript
up arrow 24%

C++
up arrow 19%

C#
up arrow 11%

.NET
up arrow 4%

Java
up arrow 3%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 3%

SQL
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

National Average
$31,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

HTML
up arrow 4%

Computer Hardware Technician
up arrow 15%

Cisco Networking
up arrow 18%

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
up arrow 19%

Help Desk / Desktop Support
up arrow 26%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
36%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
3%
10-19 years
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 20% dental benefits Dental: 15%
vision benefits Vision: 13% employee benefits None: 78%
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