Design Intern Salary

For Design Interns, hourly average wages total $13.54 per hour. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Just under a third enjoy medical while approximately one in six get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly an eighth. Women account for the majority of Design Interns who responded to the questionnaire — 61 percent to be exact. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$24,146 - $44,854
(Median)
$24K
$31K
$45K
MEDIAN: $31,492
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$9.98 - $22.09
(Median)
$10
$14
$22
MEDIAN: $13.00
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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$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,146 - $44,854  
   
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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$21,121 - $49,720  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 26
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.98 - $22.09  
   
Overtime
$14.52 - $30.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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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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$21,121 - $49,720  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 96

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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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There are some Design Interns — though it's uncommon — that transition into Senior Interior Designers, where earnings are an average $59K 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


Job skills reported by Design Interns are limited. Most notably, skills in Adobe Photoshop, AutoCAD, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe InDesign are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, and AutoCAD. Most people skilled in Adobe Photoshop are similarly competent in 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 6%

National Average
$30,000

AutoCAD
up arrow 4%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 14%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
21%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 28% dental benefits Dental: 17%
vision benefits Vision: 13% employee benefits None: 72%