Graphic Design Intern Salary

Graphic Design Interns in the United States take home approximately $11.65 per hour on average. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Graphic Design Interns survey respondents are women (75 percent). About an eighth report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and fewer than one in ten collect vision insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$20,553 - $38,619
(Median)
$21K
$25K
$39K
MEDIAN: $25,450
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50%
90%

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$8.48 - $19.00
(Median)
$8
$12
$19
MEDIAN: $11.00
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$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$20,553 - $38,619  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,454  
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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$18,047 - $38,775  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$8.48 - $19.00  
   
Overtime
$1.71 - $35.23  
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$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,454  
   
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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$18,047 - $38,775  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 94
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Job Description for Graphic Design Intern

  • Follow brand standards to produce high quality work.
  • Maintain and update websites and social media sites.
  • Create and edit images, videos, font, and graphics for marketing use.
  • Review documents, brochures, presentations, websites and other items to identify areas for improvement.

Common Career Paths for Graphic Design Intern


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Graphic Design Interns who advance into the role of a Senior Graphic Designer are fairly uncommon. Senior Graphic Designers on average earn $53K per year. Graphic Designers or Graphic Artists & Designers are common next-step roles for Graphic Design Interns moving up in their careers; annual pay for Graphic Designers is $14K higher on average, and it's $11K higher for Graphic Artists & Designers.

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Popular Skills for Graphic Design Intern


Graphic Design Interns typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, and Graphic Design are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Graphic Design. The majority of those who know Adobe Illustrator also know Adobe InDesign.

Pay Difference by Location


For Graphic Design Interns, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 41 percent above the national average. Graphic Design Interns will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+12 percent).

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Experience Affects Graphic Design Intern Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 27%

National Average
$25,000


Skills That Affect Graphic Design Intern Salaries

Adobe Illustrator
0%

National Average
$25,000

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 3%

Graphic Design
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
22%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 12% dental benefits Dental: 10%
vision benefits Vision: 8% employee benefits None: 88%
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