Design Intern Salary

Earnings for Design Interns in the United States come in at around $13.60 per hour on average. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to approximately one in four, and one in six earn dental coverage. Women make up the majority of Design Interns (61 percent) who completed the questionnaire. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,511 - $69,200
(Median)
$25K
$35K
$69K
MEDIAN: $34,579
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$9.94 - $22.11
(Median)
$9
$14
$22
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$24,511 - $69,200  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,532  
Profit Sharing
$3,350  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$21,059 - $52,637  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 30
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.94 - $22.11  
   
Overtime
$12.08 - $30.41  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,532  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,350  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$21,059 - $52,637  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 110
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Job Description for Design Intern

  • Problem solve design issues.
  • Create and improve new and existing designs alongside designer.
  • Support design team by implementing plans.

Common Career Paths for Design Intern


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At the upper end, Design Interns who move into an User Experience Designer role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for User Experience Designers is a much higher $75K per year. Interior Designers or Graphic Artists & Designers are common next-step roles for Design Interns moving up in their careers; annual pay for Interior Designers is $11K higher on average, and it's $6K higher for Graphic Artists & Designers.

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Popular Skills for Design Intern


Survey results imply that Design Interns put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Autodesk Revit Architecture, Adobe Photoshop, Design, and Adobe Illustrator are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Adobe InDesign. Those familiar with Adobe Photoshop also tend to know Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign.

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What is it like working as a Design Intern?

Design Intern in Cincinnati:
"Relaxed office environment, diverse range of work."
Pros: Casual environment, able to work creatively, able to learn many aspects of the field.
Cons: No healthcare, low salary, one other employee.

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Experience Affects Design Intern Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 17%


National Average
$30,000

Skills That Affect Design Intern Salaries

Autodesk Revit Architecture
up arrow 5%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 4%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 1%

Design
up arrow 1%

National Average
$30,000

AutoCAD
up arrow 2%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
28%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 26%
dental benefits
Dental: 16%
medical benefits
Vision: 14%
dental benefits
None: 73%
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