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Survey says tech giants pay high school interns more than the average US income

By Justin Kahn
Jul 9, 2014
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  1. Large tech companies frequently take on paid interns at increasing monthly rates. Some, coming straight out of high school, can make the equivalent of $80,000 a year or more along with the benefits of free housing and transportation, according to a...

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  2. Nima304

    Nima304 TS Guru Posts: 365   +81

    If they have the skills, why not? I have a friend who's 20 years old, in his third year of college. Google flew him out to California, paid for housing, food, and transportation, as well as $41.00/hr to work for them during the summer. What this article doesn't mention is what the interns do to make that kind of money. Said friend is fluent in 7 programming languages and is a software engineer.
     
  3. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,254   +222

    Oh jeezus, well I have no chance then at 21 I barely know 1.
     
  4. Nima304

    Nima304 TS Guru Posts: 365   +81

    It depends on where you work. There are jobs everywhere that only require knowing a single programming language such as C++ or Java. He does web development, and thus uses HTML, PHP, JS, CSS, Ruby on Rails, and MySQL on a week-to-week basis. The other languages he knows just make him more lucrative, but he doesn't use them at his current job.
     
  5. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,389   +329

    Twitter's paying that kind of cash yet they wonder why they are barely staying afloat with little to no revenue...

    Wish I knew programming languages :/ tons of ideas and no knowledge of how to execute them, tried learning php but I couldnt get my head around it, really into coding html/css sites but php baffles me wish I knew 7 languages soo much I could do :/
     
  6. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,101   +345

    That's impressive for a 20 year old and well done his parents should be proud.
     
  7. I see nothing wrong with this. Creating jobs for smart talented people, and paying them accordingly. I'm just waiting on the 1% hater crowd to way in.
     
  8. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,254   +222

    Exactly what I want to get into. That or App development since currently that is extremely huge market and soon VR added onto it. I am 21 soon, I know non of the languages but I have always had big passion on websites, how they could benefit from the ideas I had, the designs Ive made, the changes the website should have for UI/UX purposes and so forth. Unfortunately programming experience holds me back, that and lazyness of not actually trying to learn it at home instead of playing games in my free time ^^
     

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