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Design Intern Salary

Average Design Interns in the United States make around $13.50 per hour. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women make up a slight majority of Design Interns (59 percent) survey respondents. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Design Interns. Medical benefits are awarded to one-fourth, and about a seventh earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,353 - $60,000
(Median)
$24K
$34K
$60K
MEDIAN: $34,023
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90%

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$9.99 - $20.61
(Median)
$10
$14
$21
MEDIAN: $13.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$24,353 - $60,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,510  
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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$21,171 - $47,924  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 29
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.99 - $20.61  
   
Overtime
$12.16 - $29.59  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,510  
   
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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$21,171 - $47,924  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 97

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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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For Design Interns, progressing to a Senior Interior Designer role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Senior Interior Designer can earn $59K annually. Career advancement for the typical Design Intern often leads to becoming an Interior Designer or a Graphic Artist & Designer; median salaries in these positions are $10K higher and $6K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Design Intern


Survey results suggest that Design Interns put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Adobe Photoshop, Design, AutoCAD, and Adobe Illustrator are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, and AutoCAD. Those educated in Adobe Photoshop tend to be well versed in Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign.

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Experience Affects Design Intern Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$30,000


Skills That Affect Design Intern Salaries

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 7%

Design
up arrow 1%

National Average
$30,000

AutoCAD
up arrow 5%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 8%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
23%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 26% dental benefits Dental: 15%
vision benefits Vision: 11% employee benefits None: 74%
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