Design Intern Salary

Design Interns in the United States pull down an average of $13.42 per hour. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to close to a fourth, and close to one-seventh earn dental coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$24,421 - $61,028

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$9.94 - $20.52

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$24,421 - $61,028  
   
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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$21,083 - $50,252  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 30
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.94 - $20.52  
   
Overtime
$11.92 - $30.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
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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$21,083 - $50,252  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 99
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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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Design Interns may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Senior Interior Designer. The latter position pays an average of $60K annually. Design Interns most often move into positions as Interior Designers or Graphic Artists & Designers; those groups report median salaries that are $11K higher and $6K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Design Intern


Design Interns seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Adobe Photoshop, Design, Autodesk Revit Architecture, and Adobe Illustrator are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Adobe InDesign. It is often found that people who know Adobe Photoshop are also skilled in Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign.

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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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Experience Affects Design Intern Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%


National Average
$29,000

Skills That Affect Design Intern Salaries

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 6%

Design
up arrow 3%

Autodesk Revit Architecture
up arrow 1%

National Average
$29,000

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 1%

AutoCAD
up arrow 2%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 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: 27% dental benefits Dental: 15%
vision benefits Vision: 13% employee benefits None: 73%
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