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Experienced Intern Developer salary guide/help

 
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What are some typical ranges for experienced Summer Interns working in the software development industry in popular Urban areas hourly rate. Like NYC metro area, Boston, Southern California, Seattle, Chicago ect...
not just java related work it could be c/c++ or ruby rails, or the J2ee environment or web development work.

like if you can just say the area you are talking about and what any developer intern might get and what some of the better ones might get range wise (DONT say the company name please) per hour



when i say experienced im talking
3 years practical industry software development at 3 companies part time and summer positions
- j2ee experience , alot of backend experience oracle, mysql, c/c++ experience, javascript php experience, web development experience
- 3/4 cs undergrad
- 3/10 classes done for software engineering masters
- us citizen

I have gotten offers from everywhere i interviewed sometimes less than an hour after i interviewed. offers were between 20-27.50$ an hour. However one for 18$ an hour (this is all based on the NYC metro area, so either NYC, NJ, PA, or CT) threw me on a loop because i was wondering what is typical. I was thinking about trying to negotiate it to be competitive with the other offers because i had a significant interest there however i wish i had a better idea of interns pay scale.

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Amaru,
I'm in NYC. Rates for interns vary extensively. It depends on the company and what the intern will be doing. Many large companies don't make a distinction between interns. They likely will pay more for a graduate student than an undergrad. And possibly based on year. But it's not likely they will let you negotiate the pay. The reason is that large companies tend to hire through an established internship program. There's no harm in trying of course. Especially if the company is smaller and has the latitude to change things.

Also note that NYC tends to pay more than the surrounding areas. The "satellite cities" of NYC (Jersey City, Greenwich) are likely to pay more than others. Similarly for Philly.
 
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thanks alot for the help.
and i am mostly talking about smaller companies. alot of them are open to negotiation or asked about desired compensation which is why i seek this informantion.

is there anywhere i could find the average salary range for software developer interns? because the ranges i am getting are very inconsistent. And what didnt help was an offer on the west coast that was in the high 20s with a 4k housing subsidence (however i didn't apply extensively there), where i have heard rates of 13/hr$ being paid by some companies. the reason i asked a range is because i wasnt sure if i was selling myself short and wanted some experience negotiating for when i seek permanent full time employment.

 
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I comment you for doing your homework beofre negotiating.

My gut says that a summer intern in NYC at a small (non-financial) company in NYC proper would get around $14-20 and probably on the lower end these days with tight budgets. The career office at your school should have data on summer internships that you can use to gauge your offers.

If you negotiate poorly the lost income you would suffer would be pretty small, especially compared to what you will earn the following year.

--Mark
 
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thanks alot i appreciate it.
 
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