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Graphic Design Intern Salary

Average Graphic Design Interns in the United States make around $11.44 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Around a seventh claim medical and dental insurance and fewer than one in ten get vision coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Graphic Design Interns making up 73 percent. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$18,763 - $38,432
(Median)
$19K
$26K
$38K
MEDIAN: $25,697
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50%
90%

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$8.76 - $19.22
(Median)
$8
$11
$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
$18,763 - $38,432  
   
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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$18,435 - $38,776  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$8.76 - $19.22  
   
Overtime
$1.64 - $35.35  
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 - $1,939  
   
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).
)
$18,435 - $38,776  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 83

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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. Graphic Design Interns moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Graphic Designers or Graphic Artists & Designers. The median paychecks in those roles are $14K higher and $11K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Graphic Design Intern


Survey results show that Graphic Design Interns typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Graphic Design, and Adobe InDesign are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Adobe InDesign and Graphic Design. Those proficient in Adobe Illustrator are, more often than not, also skilled in Adobe InDesign.

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Experience Affects Graphic Design Intern Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 28%

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 6%

Graphic Design
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
22%
1-4 years
67%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 14% dental benefits Dental: 13%
vision benefits Vision: 8% employee benefits None: 86%