Warning: This article may depress you on this beautiful Friday morning! However, if you want to hear how much interns are getting paid these days, continue…
Fast Company and Glassdoor recently did an article on the top 25 companies with the best paid internships. You probably figured it out already, but these companies are mostly tech based companies with 6 figure starting salaries. To put that in perspective, the average household income in the United States is currently around $53k.
This lists includes companies such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and many more “household names”. Twitter comes in at #3 with a $6,791 monthly salary. You can most likely assume correctly when saying, “these aren’t the average coffee running interns”. The highest paid interns according to this list receive around $7,012 in monthly salary from Palantir.
The difficulty in even landing an internship is skyrocketing. At least according to the recent Vince Vaughn movie, The Internship.
What did you get paid as an intern? Many might answer, “nothing, I was an intern”.
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