As the hot topic of unpaid internships made their way to various lawsuits, there’s probably one group of interns that’s not complaining. As in the paid ones. Check that — the highly compensated ones!
According to a Business Insider piece, a Twitter intern earns the equivalent of…drumroll please…$81,000 per year! Data comes from Glassdoor’s various surveys to tech workers.
Their program isn’t even the most lucrative in terms of intern compensation. Palantir pays the equivalent of $84,000 per year but let’s remember internships don’t last that long — most last for the duration of a summer.
We should also remind ourselves that yes although Twitter is a social media company, tech wages are different from media earnings.
Per the Glassdoor data, Palantir technically offers their interns $7,012 per month compared to VMWare at $6,966, then Twitter at $6,791, then LinkedIn at $6,230 and finally Facebook at $6,213. Numbers aren’t too shabby — per the piece, the average monthly income for U.S. household incomes in 2012 was $4,280.