Design Intern Salary

Design Interns in the United States take home an average $13.38 per hour. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Design Interns — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Close to one-fourth report receiving medical coverage from their employers and approximately one-seventh collect dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$24,285 - $60,402
(Median)
$24K
$34K
$60K
MEDIAN: $33,766
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90%

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$9.93 - $20.47
(Median)
$9
$13
$20
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$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$24,285 - $60,402  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,532  
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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$20,993 - $48,493  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 28
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.93 - $20.47  
   
Overtime
$12.00 - $30.00  
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 - $1,532  
   
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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$20,993 - $48,493  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 100
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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 $60K annually. It is quite typical for Design Interns to transition into roles as Interior Designers or Graphic Artists & Designers, where reported median earnings are $11K and $6K higher per year.

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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, Autodesk Revit Architecture, 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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Experience Affects Design Intern Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%


National Average
$29,000

Skills That Affect Design Intern Salaries

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 6%

Design
up arrow 4%

Autodesk Revit Architecture
up arrow 2%

National Average
$29,000

AutoCAD
up arrow 1%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 1%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
26%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 26% dental benefits Dental: 14%
vision benefits Vision: 12% employee benefits None: 74%
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