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Graphic Design Intern Salary

Graphic Design Interns in the United States take home approximately $11.50 per hour on average. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Close to an eighth have medical and dental plans, and fewer than one in ten have vision insurance. Female Graphic Design Interns make up most of the survey respondents at 74 percent. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$18,763 - $38,432
(Median)
$19K
$25K
$38K
MEDIAN: $25,252
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$8.56 - $18.38
(Median)
$8
$11
$18
MEDIAN: $11.00
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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
$18,763 - $38,432  
   
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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$18,176 - $38,301  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$8.56 - $18.38  
   
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 - $1,468  
   
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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$18,176 - $38,301  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 88

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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 Graphic Design Interns do not often become Senior Graphic Designers, the job pays $52K per year on average. When Graphic Design Interns are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Graphic Designers or Graphic Artists & Designers. Those roles pay an additional $14K and $11K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Graphic Design Intern


Graphic Design Interns report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, and Graphic Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Graphic Design and Adobe InDesign. Most people familiar with Adobe Illustrator also know Adobe InDesign.

Pay Difference by Location


For Graphic Design Interns, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 42 percent above the national average. Graphic Design Interns will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+13 percent).

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Experience Affects Graphic Design Intern Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 26%

National Average
$24,000


Skills That Affect Graphic Design Intern Salaries

Adobe Illustrator
0%

National Average
$24,000

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 5%

Graphic Design
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
20%
1-4 years
69%
5-9 years
10%
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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