Graphic Design Intern Salary

Average Graphic Design Interns in the United States make around $11.71 per hour. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Graphic Design Interns enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to roughly one in eight, and fewer than one in ten earn vision coverage. Female Graphic Design Interns make up most of the survey respondents at 77 percent. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$20,553 - $38,619

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$8.33 - $19.32

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$20,553 - $38,619  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,468  
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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$17,638 - $38,982  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$8.33 - $19.32  
   
Overtime
$1.64 - $35.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,468  
   
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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$17,638 - $38,982  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 92
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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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While not commonly seen, Graphic Design Interns who transition into a Senior Graphic Designer position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Senior Graphic Designers is $53K per year. It is quite typical for Graphic Design Interns to transition into roles as Graphic Designers or Graphic Artists & Designers, where reported median earnings are $14K and $11K higher per year.

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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. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Graphic Design and Adobe InDesign. 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, 38 percent above the national average. Graphic Design Interns will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+11 percent).

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Experience Affects Graphic Design Intern Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 25%


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 4%

Graphic Design
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
21%
1-4 years
69%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 12% dental benefits Dental: 11%
vision benefits Vision: 8% employee benefits None: 88%
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