Interns at Facebook are making more than many Americans do in their everyday jobs

Interns at Facebook are making more than many Americans do in their everyday jobs.

Business Insider reports that Facebook pays its interns more $5,600 a month, which adds up to about $67,000 a year.

The average salary of an American worker is $42,796, nearly $25,000 less than that, according to the Social Security Administration.

Taking an internship used to be associated with unpaid, chore work but that notion is changing .

Other big name companies, like MTV and Google, are heartily paying their interns. A Glassdoor report shows the highest paying internships of 2012.

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