Intern Salaries Hold Steady for 2013

Posted June 18, 2013 by

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.

Marilyn Mackes of the National Association of Colleges and Employers

Marilyn Mackes of NACE

“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.

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