Software Engineering Intern Salary (United States)

A Software Engineering Intern earns an average wage of $19.60 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Ruby on Rails, 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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$29,323 - $81,747
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $59,522
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Software Engineering Intern Total Pay (?
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$11.86 - $31.48
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$29,323 - $81,747  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,103  
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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$25,087 - $73,779  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 377
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.86 - $31.48  
   
Overtime
$16.34 - $50.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,103  
   
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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$25,087 - $73,779  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 377
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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

San Jose
up arrow 56%
Seattle
up arrow 52%
New York
up arrow 39%
Boston
up arrow 23%
Austin
up arrow 18%
Los Angeles
up arrow 17%
National Average
$42,000
San Diego
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Chicago
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Experience Affects Software Engineering Intern Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 43%
National Average
$42,000

Skills That Affect Software Engineering Intern Salaries

Ruby on Rails
up arrow 42%
C
up arrow 23%
C++
up arrow 12%
up arrow 9%
Object Oriented Programming (OOP)
up arrow 9%
Python
up arrow 7%
JavaScript
up arrow 4%
National Average
$42,000
SQL
up arrow 8%
C#
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
15%
female alumni
 
Male
85%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
37%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
3%
10-19 years
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 22% dental benefits Dental: 15%
vision benefits Vision: 13% employee benefits None: 77%
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