Remember when being an intern meant you ran around getting everyone coffee and handling their dry cleaning, without getting paid, all in the hopes of learning something?
Intern have now become more like apprentices at many firms, and kids these days get compensated. Like, a lot.
Glassdoor has the average wages for company internships, and some have salaries good enough to pay off a chunk of those students loans. Most of the top internships are in tech, the one exception being Exxon Mobil. Interns at the energy giant can earn anywhere from $6,291 to $7,808 a month. And that's in Texas, where you don't have to pay state income taxes Take that, Silicon Valley.
The blog Supercompressor.com took a look at last year's salary numbers on Glassdoor. We then examined this year's figures on Glassdoor and found that all salaries jumped.
Here are the top five best-paying internships. As Supercompressor.com writes: "Step 1: get into tech. Step 2: move to NoCal. Step 3: profit." (It's NorCal, kids, not NoCal. LA may be SoCal, but SF is NorCal. Learn that before Step 2.)