Average Graphic Design Intern Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Graphic Design Intern is $11.86.
MEDIAN $11.86
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Hourly Rate
$9 - $16
Total Pay
$18,423 - $35,765

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Job Description for Graphic Design Intern

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.

Career Paths

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Graphic Design Intern
Graphic Designer
Senior Graphic Designer
Art Director
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Graphic Design Intern

Skills in Graphic Design and Web Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop.

Pay by Experience Level for Graphic Design Intern

An entry-level Graphic Design Intern with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $11.54 based on 34 salaries. An early career Graphic Design Intern with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.70 based on 150 salaries. A mid-career Graphic Design Intern with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.00 based on 5 salaries.
Employees with Graphic Design Intern in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 76.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (24.3% more) and Atlanta, Georgia (22.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (11.6% less).

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