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Interns At Apple, Google And Facebook Earn More Than Most Full-Time Employees In Nigeria

Oh well – This is expected.
According to Glassdoor, Interns at Apple, Google And Facebook Earn More than most full-time employees in Nigeria. (In case you rushed to read this and didn’t see the keyword, let me bring it home – I N T E R N S – A.K.A Temporary Staff earn more than most of you including me  ).
Glassdoor released hourly rates of most interns who work for the big tech companies, now before you all say they’re the big boys of tech and are supposed to pay a lot, let me remind you that there are some people who work for the big tech companies in Nigeria that don’t get paid like these Interns.
See the image below (bring out your calculators, we are going to do some maths)
Interns At Apple, Google And Facebook

Screenshot: Dadaviz

Taking Apple into case study, $35/hr means $840/day, what this mean is that these temporary workers make let’s say N168,000 per day (I used N200/$ rate), LOL this is what some people earn in a month, some even less.
The truth is, the people who finally get to work as Interns for these big tech companies are Smarty pants, but there is also another truth,  there are so many “smarty pants” in Nigeria and the rest of the world that don’t earn a pinch of what these people earn.
How can I tell? Let us start with the big tech companies in Nigeria, companies like Tecno, LG and the likes that have built a base in Nigeria and can be called “big boys” in their own rights, How much do they pay their staff? I can bet you it isn’t close to what these interns earn in a day, ready to put my salary on the line here 
To all the Smarty pants out there earning so little, I feel your pain 
#NowPlaying GT da Guitarman, Dreamer


26 comments on “Interns At Apple, Google And Facebook Earn More Than Most Full-Time Employees In Nigeria

  1. Kelvin says:

    What! 168k perday , about 3million permonth! Tobi , I dont believe this. That’s a lot of money for temporary staffs!.

    1. Tobi Ayeni says:

      I didn’t want to believe it at first, but Glassdoor is a reputable company. Also, DADAVIZ confirmed it.

  2. Edi Dominic says:

    Na True OO, the guys (Developers) at Silicon Valley earn this much, especially full timers, the truth is we are lacking behind, but we’re surely growing, even if the growth is very slow

    1. titi says:

      Growing for where?

  3. Gadget says:

    are you saying they work 24 hours a day? they don’t sleep?

    1. titi says:

      Assumption Gadget, assumptions

  4. optimusPRIME says:

    yikeessss!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW!! dats alot of money oo…i guess it all boils down to value,,,,d smarty pants in nigeria are nt as valued as those INTERNS,,

  5. titi says:

    Misstechy I love the way you bring a humorous feel to technology, that akpos picture had me rolling despite the tragic situation of the article

    1. Sir Stevoe says:

      Did you say tragic?! Lol! 😀
      BTW that isn’t ‘Akpos’, that is OKON, if I’m not mistaken. Hehehe

  6. Daze Kid says:

    Omo na wa o, not all interns earn the same amount of money. I know for a fact that at google, most interns don’t earn that much(although what they earn is still pretty high). Now as for the math of this all, interns at the very highest work 8 hours each day, I believe at google, they work three days a week(not sure about this so lets go with five days). Now $29.60×8(hours)=$236.8×5(days)=$1184.
    The more realistic estimate is around $1100-$1800 per week and $4k-$5.5k per month minus allowances.

    1. Tobi Ayeni says:

      Well true but this is an average estimation from Glassdoor, though I agree with the 8 hours calculation.

      1. titi says:

        Daze, assumptions oh

  7. SweetSusie says:

    When I am done schooling here in the US, I hope to get a job at silicion valley.

    1. Edi Dominic says:

      You hope to work there? You probably said that because of the pay right? :/

      1. SweetSusie says:

        Nope, said that cos I hope to apply there soonest.

        1. Kelvin says:

          Hehe. Big Dreams.

          1. SweetSusie says:

            That would come true

          2. Sir Stevoe says:

            ;D 😀 😀 ;D

        2. Sir Stevoe says:

          What exactly do you intend applying for there?
          I wish you well on that though.

    2. NPG says:

      dont forget me oooooooo remember how we started lol

  8. vjsmiles says:

    Smarty pants indeed..
    See money

  9. Gadget says:

    but if you are working there you may not really live big over there. i have a friend who have the money to buy a plot of land in lekki, but over, he complains a lot that things not too ok. abi na scope?

  10. Sir Stevoe says:

    Google setting the pace any day

  11. DY says:

    It’s just a matter of time -_-

  12. David says:

    Hi Tobi I am David by name, got a good jib for your website to do for me chat me up via mail, let’s talk better.

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