Pay for Information Technology Interns in the United States sits in the ballpark of $14.73 per hour. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Information Technology Interns enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 82 percent of Information Technology Interns are male. Slightly less than a fifth enjoy medical while about an eighth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to around a tenth. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$19,069 - $62,072
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$19K
$36K
$62K
MEDIAN: $36,258
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$9.84 - $23.30
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$9
$15
$23
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$19,069 - $62,072  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,000  
Profit Sharing
$50.00  
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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$20,455 - $50,994  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 31
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.84 - $23.30  
   
Overtime
$14.90 - $35.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$50.00  
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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$20,455 - $50,994  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 287
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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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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 $94K annually. Career advancement for the typical Information Technology Intern often leads to becoming a Software Engineer or a Systems Administrator; median salaries in these positions are $47K higher and $25K higher, 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, JavaScript, and C++ are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 33 percent, 21 percent, and 14 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. The majority of those 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 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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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
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JavaScript
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C++
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C#
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Java
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C++ Programming Language
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Microsoft SQL Server
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HTML
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C# Programming Language
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SQL
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National Average
$31,000

Microsoft Office
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Network Management / Administration
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Computer Service
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Microsoft Excel
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Help Desk / Desktop Support
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
40%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 18%
dental benefits
Dental: 13%
medical benefits
Vision: 10%
dental benefits
None: 80%
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