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Design Intern Salary

Design Interns in the United States can expect wages of $13.42 per hour on average. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to about one in four, and one-eighth earn dental coverage. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Women make up the majority of Design Interns (60 percent) who completed the questionnaire. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$24,285 - $60,402
(Median)
$24K
$33K
$60K
MEDIAN: $33,372
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$9.96 - $20.06
(Median)
$10
$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 - $1,510  
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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$21,083 - $46,730  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 28
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.96 - $20.06  
   
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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$21,083 - $46,730  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 101

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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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As Design Interns transition into upper-level roles such as Senior Interior Designer, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Senior Interior Designers earn $59K on average 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


Design Interns report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Adobe Photoshop, Design, AutoCAD, and Adobe Illustrator are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, and AutoCAD. Most people familiar with Adobe Photoshop also know Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign.

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Experience Affects Design Intern Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$30,000


Skills That Affect Design Intern Salaries

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 7%

Design
up arrow 2%

National Average
$30,000

AutoCAD
up arrow 4%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 4%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
24%
1-4 years
70%
5-9 years
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 24% dental benefits Dental: 13%
vision benefits Vision: 10% employee benefits None: 76%
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