Graphic Design Intern Salary

Graphic Design Interns in the United States can expect to earn an average of $11.20 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Graphic Design Interns survey participants are largely women, dominating at 61 percent. Job satisfaction for Graphic Design Interns is high. Fewer than one in ten get medical and dental insurance, and less than 10 percent get vision plans, too. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$23,535 - $44,500
$39K
MEDIAN: $39,278
50%

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$9.02 - $15.80
$9
$11
$16
MEDIAN: $11.20
10%
50%
90%

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$0$44K
Salary $39,278
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$18,494 - $37,060
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 9
Hourly Data $0$19
Hourly Rate $9.02 - $15.80
Overtime $18.79
Annual Data $0$37K
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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$18,494 - $37,060
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 108

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Job Description for Graphic Design Intern

Graphic design interns help organizations to design graphic communications for print or the internet, such as logos, posters, mail and newsletters, flyers, promotional items, social media graphics, and other marketing materials. They may also assist with conceptual and non-technical aspects, such as brainstorming design ideas and marketing strategies. The specific subject matter of design will depend on the company, as industries from art to business employ graphic designers and interns. Unlike a graphic designer or creative head of a department, graphic design interns often work in a volunteer or reduced-wage capacity with advancement opportunities at the internship's conclusion.

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Graphic Design Intern Tasks

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

Common Career Paths for Graphic Design Intern


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Graphic Design Interns who transition into an Art Director role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $56K 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 $16K higher on average, and it's $12K higher for Graphic Artists & Designers.

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Popular Skills for Graphic Design Intern


Survey takers who work as Graphic Design Interns usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, and Graphic Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Graphic Design. For most people, competency in Adobe Illustrator indicates knowledge of Adobe InDesign.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $23,828

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Graphic Design Interns that is 39 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Graphic Design Interns will also find cushy salaries in New York (+22 percent) and Los Angeles (+15 percent).

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Key Stats for Graphic Design Intern

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
3%
10-19 years
1%
20 years or more
1%
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Experience Affects Graphic Design Intern Salaries

▲22%

▲3%

National Average
$24,000

Skills That Affect Graphic Design Intern Salaries



National Average
$24,000

Adobe InDesign
▼2%

Graphic Design
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
3%
10-19 years
1%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 7%
dental benefits
Dental: 6%
vision benefits
Vision: 6%
no benefits
None: 93%
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