Minimum wage

Interns at some of the world’s most famous companies earn more than the average American, full time, worker.

Amazon, Apple, Google, Facebook and Bank of America, all pay their summer interns more than the average worker makes, according to new research from Glassdoor.

Facebook interns make the most, checking in at $8,000 a month, meaning the average Facebook intern would earn a yearly salary of $96,000.

In comparison, the average working American makes $51,350 dollars a year.

Jobs in the technology and finance industries pay more more than jobs in other sectors, particularly if those jobs happen to be based in the US’s costal cities such as New York and San Francisco.

The cost of living is also higher in these cities, making it unlikely that interns would be able to live on reduced wages.

The gap between intern pay and CEO pay however, remains startling.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is worth almost $64 billion dollars, while Amazon’s CEO, Jeff Bezos, holds a massive $81 billion in his bank account.





Rebecca joined the HRreview editorial team in January 2016. After graduating from the University of Sheffield Hallam in 2013 with a BA in English Literature, Rebecca has spent five years working in print and online journalism in Manchester and London. In the past she has been part of the editorial teams at Sleeper and Dezeen and has founded her own arts collective.