• Internships: Compensation

  • Position Statement: U.S. Internships


    This paper examines the characteristics of a legitimate internship and the conditions under which such an experience can be engaged on an unpaid basis.


    Hourly Wages for Interns and Co-ops Stable

    The average hourly wage rate for interns at the bachelor’s degree level is $16.35, a slight increase over last year’s wage rate of $16.26, according to results of NACE’s 2014 Internship & Co-op Survey.

    Intern Salaries Hold Steady for 2013


    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. Among this group, engineering ($20.36), computer science ($18.96), and mathematics ($18.15) majors have the highest average hourly wages.


    Setting Intern Salaries

    Tips and data for employers setting intern salaries.