Information Technology (IT) Intern Salary

Information Technology Interns in the United States take home an average $14.87 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Male Information Technology Interns are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. A little less than one-fifth enjoy medical while about one in eight get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to one in eight. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$28,850 - $66,657
$29K
$43K
$67K
MEDIAN: $42,765
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$9.96 - $24.48
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$0$66K
Salary $28,850 - $66,657
Bonus $0.00 - $4,894
Profit Sharing $275.00
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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$20,846 - $52,993
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 27
Hourly Data $0$34
Hourly Rate $9.96 - $24.48
Hourly Tips $12.50
Overtime $17.54 - $34.15
Annual Data $0$52K
Bonus $0.00 - $4,894
Profit Sharing $275.00
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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$20,846 - $52,993
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 253

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

  • 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.
  • Configure, maintain, and update computers, servers, and software.
  • Conduct troubleshooting and problem identifications tasks.

Common Career Paths for Information Technology (IT) Intern


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Though not the most common occurrence, Information Technology Interns sometimes become Information Technology Project Managers, where the average income is $86K per year. Typical career progression for an Information Technology Intern involves becoming a Software Engineer or a Systems Administrator, roles that pay $47K more and $25K more on average.

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Popular Skills for Information Technology (IT) Intern


Survey takers working as Information Technology Interns report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Project Management, C++, and C# are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 31 percent, 13 percent, and 7 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. Most people familiar with Java also know HTML.

Information Technology (IT) Intern Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Information Technology (IT) Intern

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
Less than 1 year
41%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
4%
10-19 years
0%

Experience Affects Information Technology (IT) Intern Salaries

Mid-Career
▲17%

National Average
$32,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Information Technology (IT) Intern Salaries

Project Management
▲29%

C++
▲11%

Java
▲5%

C#
▲5%

.NET
▲1%

HTML
▼0%

Microsoft SQL Server
▼0%

National Average
$32,000

SQL
▼1%

C# Programming Language
▼1%

C++ Programming Language
▼2%


Network Management / Administration
▼9%

Computer Service
▼15%

Help Desk / Desktop Support
▼28%

Microsoft Excel
▼28%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
41%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
4%
10-19 years
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 18%
dental benefits
Dental: 12%
vision benefits
Vision: 11%
no benefits
None: 80%