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The average hourly pay for an Engineering Intern is $17.37.
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$12 - $27
$101 - $4,944
Profit Sharing
$51 - $49,316
Total Pay
$26,300 - $59,447
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What Do Engineering Interns Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Engineering Intern

4.1 out of 5
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The top respondents for the job title Engineering Intern are from the companies Intel Corporation, Farnsworth Group, Inc and Lockheed Martin Corp. Reported salaries are highest at Intel Corporation where the average pay is $28.70. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Chrysler Group LLC. and Northrop Grumman Corporation, earning around $26.88 and $26.47, respectively. Farnsworth Group, Inc pays the lowest at around $15.00. Lockheed Martin Corp and Raytheon Co. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $19.58 and $24.81, respectively.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Engineering Interns?

Skills in Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Autodesk AutoCAD, Computer Aided Design (CAD), Microsoft Office and Microsoft Excel.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Engineering Interns?

An entry-level Engineering Intern with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $16.96 based on 660 salaries. An early career Engineering Intern with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.66 based on 1,031 salaries. A mid-career Engineering Intern with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.61 based on 32 salaries.
Employees with Engineering Intern in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 44.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Boston, Massachusetts (10.2% more) and New York, New York (6.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (8.3% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (0.6% less).

Years of Experience

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