Median pay for Information Technology Interns in the United States is around $14.82 per hour. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men make up the vast majority of Information Technology Interns (81 percent) who took the survey. Medical benefits are awarded to about a fifth, and one in seven earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Information Technology Interns. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$19,390 - $65,037
$19K
$38K
$65K
MEDIAN: $38,000
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$9.92 - $23.72
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MEDIAN: $14.82
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$19,390 - $65,037  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,966  
Profit Sharing
$25.00  
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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$20,629 - $51,617  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 34
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.92 - $23.72  
   
Overtime
$15.08 - $31.00  
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$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,966  
   
Profit Sharing
$25.00  
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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$20,629 - $51,617  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 284

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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 it's uncommon, some Information Technology Interns move into roles as Information Technology Project Managers, where pay is an average $86K per year. Information Technology Interns typically move into roles as Software Engineers or Systems Administrators, and those positions pay $47K more and $25K more, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Information Technology (IT) Intern


Information Technology Interns report using a large range 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. It is often found that people who know Java are also skilled in HTML.

Information Technology (IT) Intern Reviews

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
19 %
Male
81 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
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Less than 1 year
41%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
4%
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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 32%

C++
up arrow 13%

C#
up arrow 7%

Java
up arrow 4%

.NET
up arrow 4%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 3%

SQL
up arrow 2%

HTML
up arrow 2%

C++ Programming Language
up arrow 1%

C# Programming Language
0%

National Average
$31,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 7%

Computer Service
up arrow 13%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 20%

Help Desk / Desktop Support
up arrow 27%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
41%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 20%
dental benefits
Dental: 14%
vision benefits
Vision: 12%
dental benefits
None: 78%
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