Top High-Paying Tech Internships

$8,700 a month? Look how much interns make at some of the hottest tech companies

With spring upon us, businesses and college students are thinking about summer internships. 

According to Glassdoor, an intern can expect to earn on average a salary that's on par with a $33,120-a-year job, or about $2,760 per month.

But for interns at tech companies, the pay can be much, much higher.

We searched through Glassdoor's database of salaries to come up with this list of what interns are paid at some of the hottest tech companies.

 

SpaceX: $4,596/month

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An intern at SpaceX can expect to earn about $4,596 a month.

One former intern says:

"Incredible work with bright, motivated people. The work is highly satisfying and you know you are contributing to historic efforts."

 

Apple: $5,618/month​

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Apple​

A software engineer intern at Apple can expect to earn about $5,618 a month.

One former intern says:

"Large budgets make seemingly impossible options available for exploration. Engineering is done thoroughly and no corners are cut. Opportunities to take initiative and leadership."

 

Intel: $6,035/month

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Intel/Glassdoor

A graduate technical intern at Intel can expect to make about $6,035 a month.

One former intern says.

"Even as an intern I got a chance work on an online project so work was excellent. Friendly environment and flexible work hours as long as you attend the team meetings."

 

Amazon: $6,217/month

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Glassdoor/Amazon

A software-development engineer intern at Amazon can expect to earn about $6,217 a month.

One former intern says:

"The people are intelligent and motivated. You do learn a lot during your time there. You get to work on a codebase that is huge! Projects are large scaled too."

 

Microsoft: $6,751/month

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A software-development engineer intern at Microsoft can expect to earn about $6,751 a month.

One former intern says:

"Microsoft treats interns really well. They organize tons of intern events and everyone gets a Surface 3 in the signature event. The Research team is great and I have learned a lot during the summer."

 

Facebook: $7,109/month

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Facebook/YouTube

A software engineer intern at Facebook can expect to earn about $7,109 a month.

One former intern says:

"I really enjoyed how open the company was. You can pretty much talk to anyone in the company about any of their work. The organization of the small/flat teams also allows people to have a lot of ownership over the various features that they have built."

 

Google: $7,185/month

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A software engineer intern at Google can expect to earn about $7,185 a month.

One former intern says:

"Intelligent coworkers. Professional atmosphere. Free food and gym on-site."

 

Adobe: $7,277/month

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Adobe/Glassdoor

Interns at Adobe can expect to earn as much as $7,277 a month.

One former intern says:

"Some of the nicest people you will ever meet. Made great friends among the interns. Had a great boss. Was given real responsibilities and encouraged to network."

 

Uber: $7,371/month

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Glassdoor/Uber

A software engineer intern at Uber can expect to earn up to about $7,371 a month.

former intern says

"The pace is breakneck and you will end up with a lot of responsibility because there simply aren't enough people. There is also way more going on at Uber than you'd ever know from the outside."

 

Palantir: $7,641/month

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Palantir/Glassdoor

A software engineer intern at Palantir can expect to earn about $7,641 a month.

former intern says:

"Really great perks, friendly environment, awesome food, they give interns the sexiest projects. It's generally a great place to intern at, they help you out a lot and you have several people who should be checking in on you, so you don't get lost in the shuffle."

 

Pinterest: $7,675/month

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Pinterest/Glassdoor

A software engineer intern at Pinterest can expect to earn up to $7,675 a month.

former intern says:

"Fun people; everyone was very passionate about the work and the purpose of the company, which was highly motivating, and the internship program was very well-organized."

 

VMware: $7,811/month

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VMware

A technical staff intern at VMware can expect to earn about $7,811 a month.

former intern says:

"Exposure to executive staff – pre-arranged speaking events for all interns included CEO, COO, GM business unit, and several VP's. Ultimately, while as an intern, I felt special."

 

Cloudera: $50/hour ($8,667/month)

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Cloudera/Glassdoor

 

A software engineering intern at Cloudera can expect to earn up to $50 an hour. (No monthly wage was available.)

But if they were to get that wage for a full-time job at 40 hours a week, that's about $8,667 a month, or $104,000 a year.

One former intern says:

"Incredibly talented engineers and data scientists – learned more in 3 months than 2 semesters at university."

 

Dropbox: $8,735/month

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A software engineering intern at Dropbox can expect to make up to $8,735 a month.

One former intern says:

"Getting the opportunity to work closely with really bright and motivated people is in itself a strong motivation to perform well at Dropbox."

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/high-paying-tech-internships-2016-3/#dropbox-8735month-14




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