Design Intern Salary

The average Design Intern in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $14.56 per hour. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Design Interns survey respondents are women (74 percent). Just under one-fifth enjoy medical while approximately one in eight get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to less than one-tenth. Though the majority of Design Interns do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$28,973 - $48,511
$29K
$35K
$49K
MEDIAN: $35,493
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$9.65 - $23.49
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MEDIAN: $14.42
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$0$49K
Salary $28,973 - $48,511
Bonus $512
Total Pay (?
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$20,224 - $49,601
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 16
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $9.65 - $23.49
Overtime $10.00 - $33.00
Annual Data $0$49K
Bonus $512
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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$20,224 - $49,601
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 82

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Job Description for Design Intern

Design interns are tasked with facilitating design activities such as drawing, completing design renders and concepts, and maintaining strong creative skills to produce innovative offerings. They also participate in business and design meetings to make suggestions for current projects and assist design workshops to improve their techniques and become familiar with newer software offerings.

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Design Intern Tasks

  • Support design team by implementing plans.
  • Create and improve new and existing designs alongside designer.
  • Problem solve design issues.

Common Career Paths for Design Intern


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Design Interns who advance into the role of an User Experience Designer are fairly uncommon. User Experience Designers on average earn $75K per year. Typical career progression for a Design Intern involves becoming an Interior Designer or a Graphic Artist & Designer, roles that pay $10K more and $5K more on average.

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Popular Skills for Design Intern


Design Interns report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Autodesk Revit Architecture, Adobe Illustrator, Design, and autodesk autocad are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include AutoCAD and Adobe InDesign. Most people skilled in Adobe Illustrator are similarly competent in Adobe InDesign and AutoCAD.

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Q: What is it like working as a Design Intern?

Design Intern in Cincinnati:
"Relaxed office environment, diverse range of work."
Pros: Casual environment, able to work creatively, able to learn many aspects of the field.
Cons: No healthcare, low salary, one other employee.

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Key Stats for Design Intern

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
29%
1-4 years
71%
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Experience Affects Design Intern Salaries

Mid-Career
▲13%

National Average
$31,000

▼1%

Skills That Affect Design Intern Salaries

Autodesk Revit Architecture
▲8%

National Average
$31,000

Adobe Illustrator
▼1%

autodesk autocad
▼2%

Design
▼2%

Adobe Photoshop
▼3%

Adobe InDesign
▼3%

AutoCAD
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
29%
1-4 years
71%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 19%
dental benefits
Dental: 11%
vision benefits
Vision: 7%
no benefits
None: 81%
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