A Software Engineering Intern earns an average wage of $19.08 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are C and C++. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this career.
Software Engineering Intern Total Pay (?
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$29,075 - $77,954
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78K
MEDIAN: $58,883
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Software Engineering Intern Total Pay (?
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$11.86 - $30.16
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$29,075 - $77,954  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,012  
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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$25,120 - $69,699  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 329
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.86 - $30.16  
   
Overtime
$18.00 - $49.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,012  
   
Total Pay (?
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$25,120 - $69,699  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 329
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Job Description for Software Engineering Intern
Software engineering interns are responsible for creating complex software applications using engineering data and custom performance analysis. They are in charge of implementing custom programs for company deployment, as well as work with other interns and staff to reach all organizational goals. One of the intern's main duties includes researching a variety of topics to produce solutions that may be adapted for future coding requirements. They report their findings to the software engineering manager or supervisor in their department. In all tasks, software engineering interns must follow company regulations regarding privacy and other issues. These interns suggest software-related changes to avoid loss of productivity and downtime, as well as maintain and monitor web applications as needed. They participate in detailed test procedures and create reports to modify and identify possible software issues. One of their main tools include a personal computer with complex custom applications needed to program company files.
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Software Engineering Intern Tasks
  • Test code for bugs and fit to requirements.
  • Analyze existing software to strategize about upgrades, features, or new platforms.
  • Analyze requirements and create software designs.
  • Code fixes for bugs and software defects.
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Pay Difference By Location
Seattle
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San Jose
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Boston
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Austin
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Los Angeles
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National Average
$41,000
New York
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Experience Affects Software Engineering Intern Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 43%
National Average
$41,000

Skills That Affect Software Engineering Intern Salaries

C
up arrow 18%
C++
up arrow 10%
Object Oriented Programming (OOP)
up arrow 7%
Java
up arrow 4%
Python
up arrow 1%
National Average
$41,000
C#
up arrow 11%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
17%
female alumni
 
Male
83%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
35%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
3%
10-19 years
0%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 24% dental benefits Dental: 15%
vision benefits Vision: 14% employee benefits None: 75%
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