This summer, many college students and new graduates are slugging through unpaid internships, borrowing money from mom and dad, working part-time jobs, and questioning their existential worth. There are also some college students and new graduates doing their internships at Facebook, and taking home close to $7,000 a month.
The average monthly wage for a software-engineer intern at Facebook is $6,225, according to Glassdoor.com and reported by Business Insider. But some are taking home as much as $6,883. If they kept those internships for a full 12 months, they'd have an annual income of $82,600 -- almost four times the median annual earnings of working Americans over the age of 18. One anonymous intern claimed to be taking home $8,000 a month, plus a tuition subsidy for college.