Information Technology (IT) Intern Salary

Median pay for Information Technology Interns in the United States is around $14.65 per hour. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 83 percent of Information Technology Interns are male. For the most part, Information Technology Interns enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly one in five enjoy medical while around a seventh get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to close to one-eighth. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$21,788 - $59,532
(Median)
$22K
$39K
$60K
MEDIAN: $38,746
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$9.74 - $21.25
(Median)
$9
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$21,788 - $59,532  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,054  
Total Pay (?
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$20,401 - $49,639  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 58
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.74 - $21.25  
   
Overtime
$14.57 - $30.85  
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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$20,401 - $49,639  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 357
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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 go on to become Senior Software Engineers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Senior Software Engineers is $93K annually. 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 $45K per year on average, and the latter position pays $24K more per year.

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Popular Skills for Information Technology (IT) Intern


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Project Management, JavaScript, and C++ are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 33 percent, 28 percent, and 19 percent, respectively. Those listing Help Desk / Desktop Support as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Cisco Networking and Computer Hardware Technician also typically command lower compensation. Most people who know Java also know 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 33%

JavaScript
up arrow 28%

C++
up arrow 19%

C#
up arrow 11%

.NET
up arrow 4%

Java
up arrow 3%

SQL
up arrow 3%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

National Average
$31,000

HTML
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
up arrow 6%

Computer Hardware Technician
up arrow 15%

Cisco Networking
up arrow 18%

Help Desk / Desktop Support
up arrow 26%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
36%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
3%
10-19 years
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 21% dental benefits Dental: 15%
vision benefits Vision: 13% employee benefits None: 78%
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