$49,329
Avg. Salary
$16.75
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$509

Bonus

$496

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Engineering Intern is $16.75 per hour.

The average pay for an Engineering Intern is $49,329 per year.

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$12.05
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$16.75
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$25.81
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MEDIAN $16.75
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$26k
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$69k
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MEDIAN $49,329
$26,350 - $69,004
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MEDIAN: $49,329
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$0$69K
Salary $26,350 - $69,004
Bonus $0.00 - $3,129
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $7,413
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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$25,180 - $57,862
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 234
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $12.05 - $25.81
Hourly Tips $0.17
Overtime $15.74 - $37.94
Annual Data $0$57K
Bonus $0.00 - $3,129
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $7,413
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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$25,180 - $57,862
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,681

Job Description for Engineering Intern

An engineering intern is either a student or recent graduate in an engineering discipline at a university. As part of a temporary employment agreement, companies hire interns in engineering and place them in departments that typically require engineering degrees and experience. The engineering intern then works alongside regular engineering employees to learn about their day-to-day job responsibilities, and assists them on a variety of projects and tasks as the senior engineers and supervisors see fit.

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Engineering Intern Tasks
  • Perform limited data collection and analysis, including modeling.
  • Run tests and validity checks on data, equipment, or software.
  • Clean, move, and maintain equipment and supplies.
  • Assist team with administrative tasks and project documentation.

Popular Employer Salaries for Engineering Intern


Common Career Paths for Engineering Intern


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Engineering Interns who transition into an Engineering Project Manager role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $89K per year. When Engineering Interns are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Mechanical Engineers or Project Engineers. Those roles pay an additional $28K and $31K, respectively.

Engineering Intern Job Listings

Popular Skills for Engineering Intern


Engineering Interns seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, facility with Java, Python, and C programming Language are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 25 percent, 19 percent, and 18 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like autodesk autocad, SolidWorks, and Computer Aided Design. Most people who know Microsoft Excel also know Engineering Design and AutoCAD.

Pay Difference by Location

28%

-4%

-7%

-15%

National Average: $36,672

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Engineering Interns, working in the bustling city of San Jose has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Engineering Interns will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+30 percent), Irvine (+17 percent), San Francisco (+14 percent), and Boston (+14 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 17 percent south of the national average, can be found in Detroit. Employers pay around 14 percent less in Chicago and 12 percent less in Raleigh, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Engineering Intern Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Engineering Intern?

Engineering Intern in Hackensack:
"It kills motivation of being a young engineer."
Pros: Paid time off
Cons: General morale and a lack of a team atmosphere

Engineering Intern in Winter Park:
Pros: Good atmosphere. Lots of things to do after work.
Cons: Traffic, long commute, busy, tons of people.

Engineering Intern in Dulles:
"Engineering."
Pros: Getting to design and build things.
Cons: Feature Creep.

Engineering Intern in Austin:
"Internship concurrent with college."
Pros: Great work environment. Interns actually do useful work as opposed to getting people coffee. Numerous opportunities to learn things they don't teach in college.
Cons: Office is a bit understaffed, no project gets more than a few people on it.

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Key Stats for Engineering Intern

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 198 votes.
Less than 1 year
38%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
2%
10-19 years
0%
20 years or more
0%

Experience Affects Engineering Intern Salaries

▲13%

National Average
$37,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Engineering Intern Salaries

Java
▲23%

Python
▲17%

C programming Language
▲16%

C++ Programming Language
▲12%

Project Management
▲4%

National Average
$37,000

Matlab
▼1%


Microsoft Word
▼2%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
▼3%



▼7%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
▼7%

▼10%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 198 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
38%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
2%
10-19 years
0%
20 years or more
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 20%
dental benefits
Dental: 14%
vision benefits
Vision: 12%
no benefits
None: 79%