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Graphic Design Intern Salary (United States)

Pay for Graphic Design Interns in the United States sits in the ballpark of $11.30 per hour. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Roughly one in seven claim medical and dental insurance and fewer than one in ten get vision coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Graphic Design Intern Salary (?
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$18,665 - $36,318
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MEDIAN: $25,850
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Graphic Design Intern Salary (?
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$8.67 - $18.55
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$18,665 - $36,318  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,939  
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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$18,309 - $37,621  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$8.67 - $18.55  
   
Overtime
$1.64 - $35.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,939  
   
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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$18,309 - $37,621  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 75
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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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Though some Graphic Design Interns move into positions like Senior Graphic Designer (where the average salary is $52K), this progression is not the norm. A common career progression for a Graphic Design Intern is to become a Graphic Designer or a Graphic Artist & Designer. Compared to Graphic Design Interns, the first group earns $14K more on average, and the second group earns $11K more.

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Popular Skills for Graphic Design Intern

Professional skills reported by Graphic Design Interns are few in number. Those who have experience with Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe InDesign can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Those proficient in Adobe Illustrator are, more often than not, also skilled in Adobe InDesign.

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Skills That Affect Graphic Design Intern Salaries

Adobe Photoshop
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Adobe Illustrator
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Adobe InDesign
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National Average
$24,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
69%
female alumni
 
Male
31%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
20%
1-4 years
70%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 15% dental benefits Dental: 12%
vision benefits Vision: 9% employee benefits None: 85%