Guess Where Even the Interns Make $6.3K per Month

Facebook tops survey of best workplaces in America
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 14, 2012 11:33 AM CST
Facebook just re-took the top spot in Glassdoor's survey of the top places to work in America.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

(Newser) – It looks like Facebook should be expecting a lot more friend requests. The social networking giant just topped Glassdoor's latest employee choice awards, making it the best place to work in America, reports Slate. And what makes Facebook such a wonderful place of employment? Good people, swanky snack lounges, and plenty of ping pong. Oh, and the plush salaries don't hurt—software engineers average $114,000 a year, and even lowly interns pull in around $5,600 to $6,300 a month.

Facebook is hardly alone, notes Slate—other tech companies pay software-engineering interns similarly. Same with the investment banking industry: Citi pays its interns $5,570 a month. Facebook re-took the top spot in this year's rankings after dropping to No. 3 last year; it was No. 1 in 2010. McKinsey & Co. was this year's No. 2, followed by Riverbed Technology and Bain & Co. (Read more Facebook stories.)

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