• Intern Salaries Hold Steady for 2013


    CONTACT:Andrea Koncz, ext. 121, Kevin Gray, ext. 139, 610.868.1421
    E-MAIL:akoncz@naceweb.org
    E-MAIL:kgray@naceweb.org
    DATE:May 21, 2013
    SUBJECT:Intern Salaries Hold Steady for 2013

    BETHLEHEM, PA—The average salaries for bachelor’s and master’s degree interns held steady this year, according to a new survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).

    NACE’s 2013 Internship & Co-op Survey found that the average salary for bachelor’s degree interns ticked up just 0.3 percent to $16.26 per hour from $16.21 per hour last year.

    “However, interns in several majors at the bachelor’s degree level earned average salaries that topped $18 an hour,” notes Marilyn Mackes, NACE executive director.

    Engineering ($20.36), computer science ($18.96), and mathematics ($18.15) majors had the highest average hourly wages among bachelor’s degree level interns.

    Meanwhile, the average salary for master’s degree interns dipped from $21.93 per hour last year to $21.90 per hour this year, representing a decrease of 0.1 percent.

    At $24.43 per hour, engineering majors earned the highest average salary among master’s degree interns, followed by physical sciences ($23.58), mathematics ($23.40), and business ($23.02) majors.

    About the 2013 Internship & Co-op Survey: NACE’s 2013 Internship & Co-op Survey was conducted from November 15, 2012, to February 1, 2013. The survey was sent to 1,060 NACE employer members; 306 organizations, or 28.9 percent, took part.

    About NACE: Since 1956, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) has been the leading source of information about the employment of college graduates. For more information, visit www.naceweb.org. NACE maintains a virtual press room for the media at http://www.naceweb.org/press-releases.aspx.


Intern Salaries Hold Steady for 2013