The Best-Paying Tech Companies for Interns

Posted by: Xavier Brooke
on January 28th, 2013 No Comments

How easy is to land an internship at the Internet’s “Fantastic Four” tech companies- Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Google? We have taken a look at the list of the 20 highest-paying tech companies for interns, recently released by Glassdor.com.

It turn out that is not that easy to land a coveted internship at a major tech company where interns earn a higher monthly base pay.  In fact, the recruitment process consists of several interviews and other tests, including technical and personality tests. But if you do well enough, you already know there are high chances for these internships to translate into job opportunities.

“It’s no secret that the war for tech talent continues to be fierce, and this even includes the internship level,” says Glassdoor spokesperson Samantha Zupan. “Companies are fighting for the best and brightest tech minds coming out of college, and handsome compensation packages during an internship are just one way to entice a talented young tech employee to potentially stay with the company upon graduation.”

A software engineering intern at Facebook, the second hightest-paying tech company, said: “The benefits and pay are obviously great, and since it’s a well-known company it’s a good place to start if you’re looking to get recognized at other tech companies and startups.”

Here are the top 10 highest-paying tech companies for interns:

 VMware

Average monthly base pay: $6,536

 Facebook

Average monthly base pay: $6,056

 Microsoft

Average monthly base pay: $5,936

 LinkedIn

Average monthly base pay: $5,808

 Adobe

Average monthly base pay: $5,757

 Google

Average monthly base pay: $5,678

 Amazon

Average monthly base pay: $5,366

 NVIDIA

Average monthly base pay: $5,215

 Yahoo

Average monthly base pay: $5,191

 Apple

Average monthly base pay: $4,914

 

Click here to see the complete list of the 20 highest-paying tech companies for interns.

Source: Forbes.com

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