Facebook Interns Earn More Than Average American Worker

News & Views | Gerren Keith Gaynor | 07/10/2014 | 10:30 AM EDT

Teen tech hopefuls rake in more cash than typical American household

Who ever said interns were at the bottom of the totem pole probably never worked at Facebook.


Lucky high school students who manage to land an internship at the social networking site are not only rolling in major cash, but they’re earning more than the average American worker.


During their summer vacations, young interns can expect to rake in a whopping $6,213 a month, a report has revealed. This comes to $74,556 a year - which is $21,510 more than the $53,046 earned in every 12 months by the average U.S. household.


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The New York Daily News
reports that job-search site Glassdoor revealed the high sums Silicon Valley is prepared to pay for burgeoning new tech heads in its intern salary survey.


"[We] shed light on how much money some companies pay interns and to underscore the current competitive climate among employers for the best, new talent," the site said.


Apparently working in the tech world and Silicon Valley area pays off, literally.


San Francisco Bay area-based employers dominate the "25 Highest Paying Companies for Interns 2014" list.


Palantir Technologies takes the top spot with interns earning $7,012 per month, VMWare is second with a $6,966 monthly wage, while Twitter is third with $6,791. Though Facebook is in fifth place, it continues to lead its web giant rivals Google, Yahoo!, Amazon and Apple.


With earnings like that, maybe quitting a job for a tech internship isn’t such a bad idea.

(Photo: Scott Eells/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

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