These 10 Internships Pay More Than Your Job Does

Brace yourself. The amount these interns are raking in is enough to make you spit out your coffee., a platform for employees to anonymously share the perks and pitfalls of their workplace, just released its 2014 list of the highest paying internships. Unsurprisingly, the majority of them are in tech and in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Check out which companies made the top 10 and what their interns had to say about their experience:

10. Apple
apple headquarters
Average monthly base pay: $5,723
Interns say: “In addition to providing free housing (which was at worst a 15 minute drive from work) or a $1000 housing stipend, some teams provide free lunches/dinners to employees, and you're also eligible for all the other employee benefits, like health insurance, fitness center membership, product discounts, etc.” – Apple Software Engineering Intern (Cupertino, CA.)

9. Google
google campus
Average monthly base pay: $5,969
Interns say: “Good salary. They paid for the accommodation during the whole internship. I learned a lot from the engineers and made a lot of networking.” – Google Software Engineer Intern (New York, NY.)

8. Exxon Mobil
exxon mobil headquarters
Average monthly base pay: $5,972
Interns say: “Professional development, pay, and exposure to Fortune 5 company.” – Exxon Mobil Intern (Houston, TX.)

7. Ebay Inc.
ebay headquarters
Average monthly base pay: $6,126
Interns say: “Best place to start your career. Good compensation. Good visibility to senior level managers.” – eBay Inc. Intern (San Jose, CA.)

5. Facebook6. Microsoft
microsoft headquarters
Average monthly base pay: $6,138
Interns say: “The research internship program is really well-organized. There're housing, car rental and relocation subsidies, as well as internship only events.” – Microsoft Research Intern (Redmond, WA.)

facebook campus
Average monthly base pay: $6,213
Interns say: “The benefits and pay are obviously great, and since it's a well-known company it's a good place to start if you're looking to get recognized at other tech companies and startups.” – Facebook Software Engineering Intern (Palo Alto, CA.)

4. LinkedIn
linkedin headquarters
Average monthly base pay: $6,230
Interns say: “Excellent benefits, nice people, friendly working environment.” – LinkedIn Intern (location, n/a.)

3. Twitter
twitter headquarters
Average monthly base pay: $6,791
Interns say: “You will ship code used in production, you can have a say in virtually all company decisions, you will be generously compensated, you will learn a ton.” – Twitter Software Engineering Intern (New York, NY.)

2. VMware
Average monthly base pay: $6,966
Interns say: “Compensation is up to the mark and company takes care of good bonuses and other perks.” – VMWare Graduate Intern (Palo Alto, CA.)

1. Palantir
Average monthly base pay: $7,012
Interns say: “Work is motivated by a real mission. Very few people are there just for money.” – Palantir Support Engineer Intern (Palo Alto, CA.)

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