• Internships: Compensation

  • Average Hourly Wage Climbs for Interns, Dips Slightly for Co-ops

    While the average hourly wage for interns has reached a six-year high, the average hourly wage rate for co-ops has remained relatively unchanged from last year, according to NACE’s 2015 Guide to Compensation for Interns & Co-ops.

    Intern Compensation Not Keeping Pace With Inflation

    The 2015 overall average hourly rate for a bachelor’s degee level intern, adjusted to 2010 levels, is $15.98. In comparison, the 2010 average hourly rate was $17.

    Position Statement: U.S. Internships


    This paper examines the characteristics of a legitimate internship and the conditions under which such an experience can be engaged on an unpaid basis.


    Hourly Wages for Interns and Co-ops Stable

    The average hourly wage rate for interns at the bachelor’s degree level is $16.35, a slight increase over last year’s wage rate of $16.26, according to results of NACE’s 2014 Internship & Co-op Survey.