Well, this is depressing. One Silicon Valley tech company is paying its summer interns ~$6,213 a month, according to Glassdoor. Census data says that's $2K more than the average American household (~2 people)! Can you guess which former start-up pays out this much? Slide this pic to the right to reveal!
Competition is fierce when it comes to attracting top engineering talent, and sometimes that means catching them early. There are a lot of (very) young computer prodigies around the world that Silicon Valley is waiting to poach. Lucrative perks, like warm cookie carts and free massages, in addition to crazy salaries are designed to draw the best engineers to these Internet giants — and it's working.