Design Intern Salary

Median pay for Design Interns in the United States is around $14.52 per hour. Location and career duration 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. Female Design Interns make up most of the survey respondents at 75 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to just under one in five, and close to a tenth earn dental coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$28,828 - $48,945
$29K
$35K
$49K
MEDIAN: $35,000
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50%
90%

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$9.67 - $24.73
$9
$15
$25
MEDIAN: $14.52
10%
50%
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$0$51K
Salary $28,828 - $48,945
Bonus $100.67 - $1,490
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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$20,236 - $51,385
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 15
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $9.67 - $24.73
Overtime $10.00 - $33.00
Annual Data $0$51K
Bonus $100.67 - $1,490
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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$20,236 - $51,385
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 85

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Job Description for Design Intern

Design interns are tasked with facilitating design activities such as drawing, completing design renders and concepts, and maintaining strong creative skills to produce innovative offerings. They also participate in business and design meetings to make suggestions for current projects and assist design workshops to improve their techniques and become familiar with newer software offerings.

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Design Intern Tasks

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

Common Career Paths for Design Intern


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Though it's uncommon, some Design Interns move into roles as User Experience Designers, where pay is an average $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 $10K higher on average, and it's $5K higher for Graphic Artists & Designers.

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Popular Skills for Design Intern


Design Interns report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Autodesk Revit Architecture, Adobe Illustrator, Design, and autodesk autocad are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like AutoCAD and Adobe InDesign. Most people who know Adobe Illustrator also know Adobe InDesign and AutoCAD.

Design Intern Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Design Intern

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
29%
1-4 years
70%
5-9 years
1%
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Experience Affects Design Intern Salaries

Mid-Career
▲13%

National Average
$31,000

▼1%

Skills That Affect Design Intern Salaries

Autodesk Revit Architecture
▲8%

National Average
$31,000

Adobe Illustrator
▼1%

autodesk autocad
▼2%

Design
▼2%

Adobe Photoshop
▼3%

Adobe InDesign
▼3%

AutoCAD
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
29%
1-4 years
70%
5-9 years
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 18%
dental benefits
Dental: 11%
vision benefits
Vision: 8%
no benefits
None: 81%
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