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Information Technology (IT) Intern Salary

An average Information Technology Intern in the United States can expect to take home roughly $14.71 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Men account for the majority of Information Technology Interns who responded to the questionnaire — 82 percent to be exact. Medical benefits are awarded to roughly one in five, and around a seventh earn dental coverage. The majority of Information Technology Interns claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$22,195 - $60,822
(Median)
$22K
$41K
$61K
MEDIAN: $40,578
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$9.62 - $21.04
(Median)
$9
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$22,195 - $60,822  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,000  
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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$20,211 - $49,735  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 60
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.62 - $21.04  
   
Overtime
$14.55 - $34.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,000  
   
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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$20,211 - $49,735  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 339

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Job Description for Information Technology (IT) Intern

  • 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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For Information Technology Interns, progressing to a Senior Software Engineer role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Senior Software Engineer can earn $93K annually. A common career progression for an Information Technology Intern is to become a Software Engineer or a Systems Administrator. Compared to Information Technology Interns, the first group earns $44K more on average, and the second group earns $24K more.

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Information Technology Interns report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with JavaScript, C++, and SQL are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 30 percent, 20 percent, and 15 percent, respectively. Those listing Help Desk / Desktop Support as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Cisco Networking and Cascading Style Sheets also typically command lower compensation. Many workers who know Java also know Microsoft Office.

Information Technology (IT) Intern Reviews

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 14%


National Average
$31,000

Skills That Affect Information Technology (IT) Intern Salaries

JavaScript
up arrow 30%

C++
up arrow 20%

SQL
up arrow 15%

C#
up arrow 12%

Java
up arrow 4%

.NET
up arrow 4%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 3%

National Average
$31,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

HTML
up arrow 3%

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
up arrow 6%

Cisco Networking
up arrow 18%

Help Desk / Desktop Support
up arrow 25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 63 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: 20% dental benefits Dental: 15%
vision benefits Vision: 12% employee benefits None: 78%