8.02.2013 20 Tech Companies That Pay Interns Boatloads Of Money

400-6-google-pays-its-interns-an-average-of-5678-per-monthIf you intern for a high-profile tech company, you can make more money than the average US citizen.

Facebook, for example, pays its average intern $6,056 per month. That ends up being a base salary of about $72,000 per year.
But there’s another tech company that pays its interns even more than Facebook.

Glassdoor, a career and company rating site, helped us compile a list of tech companies that pay their interns the most. Its salary data is based on anonymous salary reports voluntarily shared by current and recent employees, including interns.
The following list combines monthly average pay with hourly monthly pay to take into account a larger data sample among tech interns. Companies were only included if they had 20 or more salary reports within the past two years.

20. Cisco Systems pays its interns an average of $3,930 per month
Annually, that would be: $47,160
“Great company, very knowledgeable peers from top universities, work is good, good compensation and you learn a lot. Flexibility and work/life balance is unmatched. Free movie tickets, tickets to amusement park, free frequent lunches, great gym, free train pass, lot of intern events with free food, pays for your tuition, San Jose a good place to live. College grads like me these days wants to work for more recent brands like Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, twitter but companies like CISCO and others who have been there from decades are great places to start your career.” — Former Cisco Systems college intern (San Jose, CA)

19. IBM pays its interns an average of $3,942 per month
Annually, that would be: $47,304
“Tech giant with massive resources and really talented people. You work on products that are touched by millions in mission critical areas. For such a big company, it feels very nimble. You can easily reach any employee worldwide through Same time. It feels like a tight-knit environment, even thought you are 1 or hundreds of thousands. Every manager I have dealt with is awesome. Uber professionalism throughout.” — IBM software engineer intern (Austin, TX)

18. EMC pays its interns an average of $4,004 per month
Annually, that would be: $48,048
“EMC is a great company with great employees. Seniors are willing to help and easy about timelines. Its was a awesome experience as a starter and provided me a good learning experience. With that said, it has good salaries for the intern.” — EMC software engineer intern (Hopkinton, MA)

17. Hewlett-Packard pays its interns an average of $4,008 per month
Annually, that would be: $48,096
“Great place to start working, a lot of opportunities, resources in other departments, great pay for an internship, great company to start a career with.” — HP intern (San Diego, CA)

16. Dell pays its interns an average of $4,024 per month
Annually, that would be: $48,288
“Excellent community, with an open atmosphere. The company is reshaping itself, there is a lot of room for upward movement, and it is clear that Dell will be a part of the future of technology.” — Former Dell Engineering Intern

15. Intuit pays its interns an average of $4,427 per month
Annually, that would be: $53,124
“Very open and collaborative work culture, employees are very helpful and friendly. Accommodation is provided by the company for internship.” — Intuit Data Analyst Intern (Mountain View, CA)

14. NetApp pays its interns an average of $4,559 per month
Annually, that would be: $54,708
“Nice cafeterias; bright, successful people. Plenty of space for meeting rooms, and the building is full of the latest technology.” — NetApp intern (Sunnyvale, CA)

13. Autodesk pays its interns an average of $4,559 per month
Annually, that would be: $54,708
“They go out of their way to make employees feel part of the company. There are perks, such as paid volunteer, sabbatical, and nice offices.” — Autodesk intern (San Francisco, CA)

12. QUALCOMM pays its interns an average of $4,560 per month
Annually, that would be: $54,720
“Competitive salary, lodging reimbursement, relocation reimbursement, paid time off. Worked on projects just same as a full-time. opportunities to get access to top-level technologies and made real contributions to the future products.” — Interim QUALCOMM Engineering Intern (San Diego, CA)

11. Intel pays its interns an average of $4,749 per month
Annually, that would be: $56,988
“Intel has a very organized and constructive internship program. They set you up for success and provide many opportunities for future employment. Excellent pay as well.” — Former Intel BIOS Technical Intern

10. Apple pays its interns an average of $4,914 per month
Annually, that would be: $58,968
“Great culture, great people, very efficient workplace, good food in cafe, and great knowing people take pride in their work. They have the resources to do what you need. They take good care of their interns with nice overtime pay. Their are lots of nice intern activities (giants game, great America), along with the executive seminar series. The gym is nice although it can get busy.” — Apple Hardware intern (Cupertino, CA)

9. Yahoo pays its interns an average of $5,191 per month
Annually, that would be: $62,292
“Has good culture. Has best Managers. Good work-life balance. New CEO is very good. Positive environment. UR team pampers interns. Free food is one of the major attractions here. The environment is completely different inside, media has created a hype.” — Former Yahoo Software Developer Intern (Santa Clara, CA)

8. NVIDIA pays its interns an average of $5,215 per month
Annually, that would be: $62,580
“In the GPU group, you will learn a lot from the best in the industry. Of course you are working for the leader in graphics technologies involved with exciting products so that’s a big plus. They put me in a position to handle plenty of responsibility. Also, did a lot of design work instead of stereotypical intern work. My group was very friendly and helpful. Even held some small outings together. Many events and free swag for interns, but don’t expect it to be a Google experience.” — Former NVIDIA hardware intern (Santa Clara, CA)

7. Amazon pays its interns an average of $5,366 per month
Annually, that would be: $64,392
“Great culture and a fun place to work. Everyone is intelligent and drives each other to be better. Be prepared to work hard and be pushed to do well. Although they pay very well and as a result expect you to perform. Firings will happen but they are often expected and never unwarranted. Also the concept of moving groups or leaving for new opportunities is accepted here and never feels awkward. Many people even end up coming back after they leave.” — Amazon Software Development Engineer (Seattle, WA)

6. Google pays its interns an average of $5,678 per month
Annually, that would be: $68,136
“Very attractive company culture; great work-life balance; genius co-workers; some interesting intern events; very nice recruiting team; good pay; free food and many more things.” — Google Engineer Intern (Mountain View, CA)

5. Adobe pays its interns an average of $5,757 per month
Annually, that would be: $69,084
Stocked Kitchen, Beer Bashes on Fridays. Lunches are well prepared by chefs (not free though). Very passionate and smart people. Very fun and relaxed atmosphere to work in. ‘Work Hard, Play Hard.’ Awesome game room. People are very open minded and willing to listen to your opinion and ideas and courteous as well. Good pay, cool perks like free fitness reimbursement.” — Former Adobe intern (Seattle, WA)

4. LinkedIn pays its interns an average of $5,808 per month
Annually, that would be: $69,696
“inSpiring! People love their jobs, the culture tries to make the employees happy, free food, a chance to collaborate with people from different departments, fun environment, maintains a small company feel even with 1000+ employees.” — LinkedIn intern (Mountain View, CA)

3. Microsoft pays its interns an average of $5,936 per month
Annually, that would be: $71,232
“Great compensation, fun activities, fabulous intern gifts – you can tell that money was really thrown your way as an intern.” – Microsoft Software Development Engineer Intern (Bellevue, WA)

2. Facebook pays its interns an average of $6,056 per month
Annually, that would be: $72,672
“The benefits and pay are obviously great, and since it’s a well-known company it’s a good place to start if you’re looking to get recognized at other tech companies and startups.” – Facebook Software Engineering Intern (Palo Alto, CA)

1. VMWare pays its interns an average of $6,536 per month
Annually, that would be: $78,432
“Salary. I was making more than any of my classmates. Environment…almost everything was free. As an intern, the intern leaders were extremely helpful and supportive and responsive of feedback.” – VMware Technical Staff Intern (Palo Alto, CA)

http://www.businessinsider.com/the-20-richest-interns-in-tech-2013-1

 

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