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Amazon reportedly paying interns three times as much as some warehouse workers

Amazon pays summer interns more than three times as much as some warehouse and delivery workers, according to data published Tuesday. The median corporate intern at Amazon — which offers internships throughout the year — rakes in $8,000 a month, according to a new report from corporate review site Glassdoor. That’s the equivalent of $96,000 per year or $46.15 per hour based on a 40-hour work week. By comparison, Amazon’s warehouse and delivery workers make a minimum of $15 an hour and the company says its median starting wage for warehouse workers stands at $18 an hour. The data on intern pay comes on the heels of Amazon warehouse workers in New York becoming the company’s first-ever US employees to unionize. The Amazon Labor Union, which is representing thousands of workers at the JFK8 warehouse in Staten Island, is pushing for Amazon to increase its company-wide minimum wage to $30. While that’s double Amazon’s current minimum pay, it’s still just 65% of the company’s reported median intern pay. Amazon did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Amazon’s internship program is the fifth highest-paying in the US, according to Glassdoor’s report. Online gaming company Roblox takes the number-one spot with median monthly intern pay of $9,667 — the equivalent of $116,000 per year — followed by Uber and Capital One at $8,333 each and Salesforce at $8,167. Amazon, Meta and Nvidia all have median monthly intern salaries of $8,000, followed by LinkedIn, Expedia and HubSpot at $7,500 each. Among other big tech firms, Microsoft pays $7,366 per month, followed by Apple at $7,000 and Google at a paltry $6,454, according to the report. Investment bank Goldman Sachs, meanwhile, doesn’t even rank in the top 25 highest-paying internships. The company is beaten by JPMorgan, Citi, Deutsche Bank and several other competitors, according to Glassdoor. Glassdoor said it based the rankings on more than 88,000 self-submitted pay reports from current and former interns from February 2021 to February 2022.

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