Holy Bananas. These Coding Interns Make So Much I’m Going to Cry
Even though I work for a website, I still don’t really get what coders do.
I know they wear headphones and type numbers on a dark screen that looks like the matrix, but that’s about it.
The one thing I do know? They can earn a pretty penny.
Much prettier than, say, someone who merely puts words on the internet. (I guess when you’re building the internet, you can do that.)
I had no idea, though, coding INTERNS also commanded big salaries. After all, when I was an intern, I made zero dollars; I thought that was pretty standard.
So I was shocked when I found this list of coding intern salaries. In fact, it may or may not have made me question every life decision I’ve ever made.
But since that list was old and only based on one source, I asked the lovely folks at Glassdoor to hook me up with some better data.
Here are the insane numbers…
You’ll Cry When You See These Intern Salaries
Glassdoor shared a tool that searches the salaries of software engineer interns, which is how I found the 30 internships below.
Keep in mind these salaries are self-reported, so the data isn’t verified, and only includes companies whose interns chose to upload their information.
Still, this is a decent sampling of the monthly coding intern salaries at some of the country’s biggest tech companies:
1. eBay: $9,499
2. Snapchat: $9,000
3. Dropbox: $8,735
4. Facebook: $8,174
5. VMware: $8,148
6. Quora: $8,086
7. Groupon: $8,000
8. Palantir: $7,873
9. Pinterest: $7,675
10. Walmart: $7,674
11. Pure Storage: $7,667
12. A9.com: $7,599
13. Coursera: $7,588
14. Microsoft: $7,525
15. Twitter: $7,465
16. Uber: $7,379
17. Chegg: $7,174
18. Counsyl: $7,217
19. Lookout: $7,129
20. Wish: $7,122
21. Sumo Logic: $7,102
22. Hewlett-Packard: $7,005
23. Yelp: $6,933
24. NovoEd: $6,856
25. Amazon Lab: $6,799
26. RetailMeNot: $6,795
27. Foursquare: $6,772
28. Khan Academy: $6,736
29. Texas Instruments: $6,674
30. IBM: $6,636
Or, like me, really wish you were born with a left brain instead of a right one.
Your Turn: Do you want to learn to code? Check out coding bootcamps — they’re a faster and cheaper alternative to a full college degree.
Susan Shain, senior writer for The Penny Hoarder, is always seeking adventure on a budget. Visit her blog at susanshain.com, or say hi on Twitter @susan_shain.
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