Design Intern Salary

Design Interns in the United States pull down an average of $14.12 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Just under a fifth report receiving medical coverage from their employers and about a tenth collect dental insurance. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Design Interns making up 71 percent. Though the majority of Design Interns do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$29,277 - $69,634
$29K
$41K
$70K
MEDIAN: $40,801
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$9.70 - $22.38
$9
$14
$22
MEDIAN: $14.12
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$29,277 - $69,634  
   
Bonus
$650  
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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$20,388 - $51,148  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.70 - $22.38  
   
Overtime
$9.97 - $34.90  
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$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$650  
   
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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$20,388 - $51,148  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 79

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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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While Design Interns do not often become User Experience Designers, the job pays $75K per year on average. 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 $5K higher per year.

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Popular Skills for Design Intern


Survey results show that Design Interns use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Autodesk Revit Architecture, Adobe Illustrator, Design, and autodesk autocad are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include AutoCAD. Most people experienced in 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
71 %
Male
29 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
34%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
2%
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Experience Affects Design Intern Salaries

Mid-Career
▲14%

▼0%

National Average
$31,000

Skills That Affect Design Intern Salaries

Autodesk Revit Architecture
▲9%

Adobe Illustrator
▼0%

National Average
$31,000

Design
▼1%

Adobe Photoshop
▼2%

autodesk autocad
▼2%

Adobe InDesign
▼2%

AutoCAD
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
34%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 18%
dental benefits
Dental: 11%
vision benefits
Vision: 9%
no benefits
None: 80%