Graphic Design Intern Salary
Median pay for Graphic Design Interns in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $11.45 per hour. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Graphic Design Interns report high levels of job satisfaction. Less than one in ten get medical and dental insurance, and fewer than one in twenty get vision plans, too. Graphic Design Interns survey participants are largely women, dominating at 61 percent. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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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.Read More...
Graphic design interns often work on teams and report to a creative head or graphic designer. Depending on the size of the company, they may work among dozens of employees in similar capacities or be the only intern underneath a graphic designer, and they typically work in an indoor office setting during regular weekly hours. Their work is largely mental and requires knowledge of computers and up-to-date design software and programs, and some employers may prefer that graphic design interns have their own computers with design software for assistance outside of working hours. Important skills for this position include time management, organizational skills, the ability to meet deadlines, close attention to detail, and the ability to work both in teams and independently.
Requirements for graphic design interns can vary depending on the company. While some companies hire interns with no formal qualifications, others may require at least some college experience in graphic design or communications. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
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
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 Design Interns typically move into roles as Graphic Designers or Graphic Artists & Designers, and those positions pay $15K more and $11K more, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Graphic Design Intern
Graphic Design Interns only 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. 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, 37 percent above the national average. Graphic Design Interns will also find cushy salaries in New York (+20 percent) and Los Angeles (+13 percent).
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