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Information Technology (IT) Intern Salary (United States)

Median pay for Information Technology Interns in the United States is around $14.64 per hour. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The vast majority of Information Technology Interns (81 percent) who took the survey are men. Slightly less than a fourth enjoy medical while nearly one-sixth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to close to an eighth. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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Information Technology (IT) Intern Salary (?
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$22,400 - $62,927
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MEDIAN: $39,942
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Information Technology (IT) Intern Salary (?
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$9.63 - $20.69
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
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$22,400 - $62,927  
   
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$0.00 - $2,035  
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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$20,230 - $49,862  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 62
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.63 - $20.69  
   
Overtime
$14.55 - $30.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
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$0.00 - $2,035  
   
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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$20,230 - $49,862  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 323
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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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Information Technology Interns who advance into the role of a Senior Software Engineer are fairly uncommon. Senior Software Engineers on average earn $93K 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 $44K higher and $23K higher, respectively.

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Survey results show that Information Technology Interns use a fair number of skills. Most notably, facility with JavaScript, C#, and SQL are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 34 percent, 13 percent, and 10 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. Java and Microsoft Office are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay Difference By Location

Dallas
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Chicago
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National Average
$31,000
Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
For Information Technology Interns, busy Dallas offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 10 percent above the national average.

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
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National Average
$31,000

Skills That Affect Information Technology (IT) Intern Salaries

JavaScript
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C#
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SQL
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.NET
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Java
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National Average
$31,000
Microsoft Office
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HTML
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Cisco Networking
up arrow 16%
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
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Help Desk / Desktop Support
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Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
19%
female alumni
 
Male
81%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
32%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
4%
10-19 years
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 22% dental benefits Dental: 16%
vision benefits Vision: 13% employee benefits None: 77%