The 10 Highest Paying Tech Internships In 2022: Glassdoor

Glassdoor says it examined 88,000 records from current and former interns to create a list of the top-paying internships in the nation.

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Ten of the highest paying corporate internships in the country in 2022 are with technology companies where the demand for software engineers, UX specialists, and data scientists keeps even rookies well-healed, according to jobs review site Glassdoor.

Glassdoor said it gathered 88,000 salaries from current and former interns between February 2021 and February 2022 to find the 25 highest paid internships in the country. To ensure the accuracy of the data, Glassdoor said “companies with internship programs must have received at least 30 salary reports in U.S. dollars by U.S-based interns during the timeframe.”

At Salesforce, Amazon, Meta, and NVIDIA, the monthly paycheck for an entry-level office job starts at $8,000 — which adjusts to $96,000 annually.

The same companies offering top dollar to interns were also seeking non-technical interns for roles in marketing and data science, the April report stated.

While the highest paid interns nationally can be found working on the gaming platform Roblox — where median monthly pay tops the national findings at $9,667 (approximately 966,700 Robux at the current exchange rate) — the channel-focused tech companies on the list were also in the mix.

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10. Google (25th overall with a $6,454 median monthly base pay)

Google ranked 25th nationally by offering interns the annual equivalent of $77,448 to those looking to get their foot in the door at the Mountain View, Calif. tech giant. While $37.23-per-hour may seem like a lot to go on a Starbucks run, the pay is 20 percent less than what Salesforce offers its interns, based on the numbers from Glassdoor Research. Google was founded in 1998, then reorganized under Alphabet Inc. in 2014. It has grown into one of the largest tech companies in the world, offering public cloud services through Google Cloud, productivity software, the ubiquitous Android operating system, as well as a line up of smart devices. “Our #GoogleInterns, apprentices, and residents help build products that create opportunities for everyone. Bring your insight, imagination, and a healthy disregard for the impossible,” Google states on its website.

9. Palo Alto Networks (23rd overall with $6,667 median monthly base pay)

The Santa Clara, Calif.-based cybersecurity company backs up its interns with a hefty paycheck that would amount to an annual salary of $80,004. The adjusted hourly rate of $38.46 is a 156 percent increase from the state’s minimum wage of $15. “Our global internship program trains the next-generation of cybersecurity talent across a range of specializations, from threat intelligence to information security, engineering and marketing,” Palo Alto Networks’ website states.

8. Apple (15th overall with $7,000 median monthly base pay)

Cupertino, Calif.’s largest company offers interns a respectable adjusted hourly rate of $40.38 once they land a role at the house that Steve Jobs built. That would stretch out to $84,000 annually, well above the city’s per capita income of $76,442. “Come to Apple as a student and your team will welcome you as a full contributor, like any other employee,” Apple’s website states. “That’s just one reason why you can have so much impact here. You’ll get hands-on experience while collaborating with some of the best minds in the world.”

7. Oracle (12th overall with $7,250 median monthly base pay)

Larry Ellison famously started the company that would become Oracle in 1977 with $1,200 of his own money. Today, the company’s interns make more than that per week, hauling in $1,673, or an adjusted salary of about $87,000 per year. “Our interns work across the length and breadth of our business but come together for fun weekly events like tech talks, networking, volunteering, and fun social happenings like happy hour,” according to Oracle’s website.

6. Microsoft (11th overall with $7,366 median monthly base pay)

The Redmond, Wash.-based software giant pays interns the equivalent of $88,392 per year, according to Glassdoor. Microsoft offers internships in a variety of fields including UX design and supply chain in Redmond and the Bay Area in California as well as in its Garage Internship Programs in Cambridge, Mass. And Vancouver.

5. Hubspot (9th overall with $7,500 median monthly base pay)

Bay State-based HubSpot — one of the leading providers of customer relationship management software – closes deals with its interns for the equivalent of $90,000 a year. Founded in Cambridge, Mass. in 2005, the company creates software for marketing, sales and customer service professionals. “Internships at HubSpot are 10 weeks of hands-on learning,” Hubspot says on its website. “You won’t only build your résumé, you’ll build new skills by tackling projects on fast-paced teams. If you aren’t afraid of a challenge, we’d love to help you make an impact.”

4. NVIDIA (7th overall with $8,000 median monthly base pay)

The Santa Clara, Calif.-based chip maker known for its graphic processors won record sales of $26.9 billion in its most recent fiscal year, but hit a setback in February when a hack took its internal systems off line for two days. Founded in 1993, NVIDIA is part of a three-way tie for second place with Meta and Amazon in Glassdoor’s benchmark test for intern paychecks in 2022. “Our interns are employees. They do real work, on real projects, side by side with some of the industry‘s brightest minds,” NVIDIA states on its site. “Interns get hands-on with never-before-seen technologies and the latest software and hardware developments.”

3. Meta (6th overall with $8,000 median monthly base pay)

Facebook scored an earnings win after a rocky start to 2022, however interns there can expect the annual salary equivalent of $90,000 when they log in to the Menlo Park, Calif. social media powerhouse for their first jobs. Meta, the parent company of Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, is investing $1.1 billion to build a new data center in the Toledo region of Spain to help build the foundation of its metaverse, along with plans to hire 2,000 staff to push development.

2. Amazon (5th overall with $8,000 median monthly base pay)

Amazon, the parent company of AWS, the global leader in cloud-hosted infrastructure, delivers a tie with Meta and NVIDIA, when it comes to intern salaries on Glassdoor’s list. “Interns do work that makes a big impact—diving into products, programs, and services that touch millions of customers,” Amazon states on its website.

1. Salesforce (4th overall with $8,167 median monthly base pay)

The 800-pound gorilla of CRM platforms cuts its competitors no slack when it comes to intern salaries, according to the data Glassdoor reviewed. Founded in 1999, the company’s sales were up 25 percent in its most recent fiscal year, totaling $26.49 billion. The San Francisco, Calif.-based company — which gives its interns the equivalent of a $98,004 annual salary — has expanded beyond its sales enablement roots with its acquisition last year of Slack, the popular collaboration software. “We hire interns into teams across our business and technical organizations,” says Salesforce on its site. Salesforce currently lists 11 open internship positions in the U.S. on its website.