Graphic Design Intern Salary

An average Graphic Design Intern in the United States can expect to take home roughly $11.76 per hour. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to one-eighth, and fewer than one in ten earn vision coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most Graphic Design Interns survey respondents are women (75 percent). Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$22,300 - $40,350
(Median)
$22K
$30K
$40K
MEDIAN: $30,000
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$8.68 - $18.55
(Median)
$8
$12
$19
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$22,300 - $40,350  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,454  
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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$18,320 - $39,752  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$8.68 - $18.55  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.56  
Overtime
$1.71 - $35.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,454  
   
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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$18,320 - $39,752  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 106
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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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Graphic Design Interns may progress into high-paying roles like Art Director, where median compensation is $55K annually. Typical career progression for a Graphic Design Intern involves becoming a Graphic Designer or a Graphic Artist & Designer, roles that pay $14K more and $11K more on average.

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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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Graphic Design and Adobe InDesign. It is often found that people who know Adobe Illustrator are also skilled in Adobe InDesign.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $24,803

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

San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Graphic Design Interns, 33 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 30%

National Average
$25,000


Skills That Affect Graphic Design Intern Salaries

National Average
$25,000

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 2%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 3%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 5%

Graphic Design
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
23%
1-4 years
69%
5-9 years
8%

Common Health Benefits

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