Average Software Engineering Intern Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Software Engineering Intern is $21.23.
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Hourly Rate
$15 - $37
$506 - $11,635
Profit Sharing
$197 - $509
Total Pay
$30,441 - $80,679

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Job Description for Software Engineering Intern

Software Engineering Intern Tasks
  • Analyze requirements and create software designs.
  • Code fixes for bugs and software defects.
  • Test code for bugs and fit to requirements.
  • Analyze existing software to strategize about upgrades, features, or new platforms.

Job Satisfaction for Software Engineering Intern

4.1 out of 5
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The top respondents for the job title Software Engineering Intern are from the companies J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), Viasat, Inc. and Apple Computer, Inc. Reported salaries are highest at Apple Computer, Inc where the average pay is $44.07. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Nvidia Corp and Google, Inc., earning around $41.25 and $40.83, respectively. Cisco Systems Inc pays the lowest at around $26.70. Viasat, Inc. and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $31.37 and $33.33, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Software Engineering Intern

Skills in Java, Python, C++ Programming Language and Object Oriented Programming (OOP) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include JavaScript.

Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineering Intern

An entry-level Software Engineering Intern with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $20.30 based on 307 salaries. An early career Software Engineering Intern with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.83 based on 492 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineering Intern with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $30.70 based on 17 salaries.
Employees with Software Engineering Intern in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 80.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (41.3% more) and San Jose, California (26.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (5.8% less).

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