The median household income in the U.S. is about $53,000, says the U.S. Census Bureau.
But interns can leave that figure in the dust with earnings that would exceed $75,000, assuming they were to work a full year.
Glassdoor has come up with the “25 Highest Paying Companies for Interns” to emphasize the current competitive climate among employers for the best new talent.
Tech giants are well represented on the list.
San Francisco Bay Area-based employers represent 18 of the top 25 companies.
The top three employers are tech companies based in the San Francisco Bay Area, including Palantir Technologies, ranking #1 with interns earning an average monthly base pay of $7,012, VMWare, ranking #2 with interns earning an average of $6,966 per month, and Twitter rounding out the top three with interns reporting an average monthly pay of $6,791.
Here is the full list: