Saturday, June 9, 2012

Willing to work for virtually free to land an internship at a prestigious company? You might not have to work for pennies if you go after a gig at Facebook.

According to career site Glassdoor.com, software engineer interns at Facebook can bring in up to $8,700 a month the equivalent of what would be $104,400 a year. However, the site notes that the average salary for a software engineer intern is about $6,036 a month, a Glassdoor spokesperson told Our Team

The average pay for other non-software engineer interns at the company is about $5,862 for this year alone. But if hired full time, Facebook software engineers garner about $111,453 a year, while senior engineers can bring in about $132,000, according to Glassdoor.

However, it’s important to note that software engineer interns typically earn a high salary. In fact, the average software engineer intern at Google gets paid $5,991 a month, and Exxon Mobil tops the list with $6,508 a month. Other top-paying tech companies for interns include Amazon ($5,489 a month), Microsoft ($5,462) and Apple ($4,770). Other companies gracing the list include Yahoo, BP, Intuit and Dell.

Overall, the average software engineer intern earns about $5,666 a month, Glassdoor said.