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How Much Does a Graphic Designer Internship Earn In The United States?

Graphic Designer Internship Salaries
Updated December 31, 2020
Average Yearly Salary
$32,000
$25,000
$32,000
$40,000
The average graphic designer internship makes about $32,215 per year. That's $15.49 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $25,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $40,000. Many of graphic designer interns seem to be drawn to education and media companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case graphic designer interns tend to work at media, technology, and retail companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that Washington, Oregon and Alaska pay graphic designer interns the highest salaries.
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Where Graphic Designer Interns Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where graphic designer interns earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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How Much Do Graphic Designer Interns Earn In Different Cities?

While a graphic designer internship can average a salary of $32,215 per year, or $15.49 per hour, there are many opportunities for graphic designer interns to make more. For example, in Seattle, WA you might make $44,263 per year. Other high-paying locations include Folsom, CA, Cheektowaga, NY and Boston, MA. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Seattle, WA where the average starting salary is $29,000. The highest paying states for graphic designer interns include Washington, Oregon and Alaska. Meanwhile, Nebraska, Montana, and South Dakota offer the lowest salaries.
Location
City
Average Salary

Seattle, WA

Salary Range35k - 54k$44k$44,263

Folsom, CA

Salary Range31k - 47k$39k$38,806

Cheektowaga, NY

Salary Range27k - 43k$35k$34,924

Boston, MA

Salary Range28k - 43k$35k$34,831

Stamford, CT

Salary Range26k - 42k$33k$33,397

De Pere, WI

Salary Range26k - 41k$33k$33,078

Troy, MI

Salary Range25k - 40k$32k$32,261

Fargo, ND

Salary Range25k - 38k$31k$31,430

Baltimore, MD

Salary Range24k - 39k$31k$31,350

Columbus, OH

Salary Range25k - 38k$31k$31,223
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High Paying Graphic Designer Internship Jobs

Which Companies Pay Graphic Designer Interns The Most?

To earn a high income as a graphic designer internship, working for Altair or Roku might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Intel and American Modern Insurance Group report highly competitive salaries for graphic designer interns.
Company
Company
Average Salary
Altair
Salary Range62k - 80k$71k$71,353
Roku
Salary Range64k - 72k$68k$68,139
Intel
Salary Range58k - 68k$63k$63,304
American Modern Insurance Group
Salary Range57k - 67k$62k$62,104
Commerce Bancshares
Salary Range50k - 62k$56k$56,230
Shure
Salary Range36k - 51k$43k$43,414
FCA Us
Salary Range39k - 47k$43k$43,208
Tyson Foods
Salary Range38k - 45k$42k$41,869
Uline
Salary Range36k - 46k$42k$41,520
Masonite International
Salary Range37k - 44k$41k$41,162
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    How Much Do Graphic Designer Interns Make In Different Industries?

    As we previously stated, graphic designer internship salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that media, technology, and retail companies tend to offer much higher salaries for graphic designer interns. For example, graphic designer interns make a whopping average salary of $43,622 while working for media companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $42,415 at technology companies and $40,365 at retail companies. But graphic designer interns may want to avoid working in the education industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $34,054.
    Industry
    Average Salary

    Media

    Salary Range36k - 51k$44k$43,622

    Technology

    Salary Range34k - 52k$42k$42,415

    Retail

    Salary Range32k - 49k$40k$40,365

    Health Care

    Salary Range32k - 44k$38k$37,970

    Manufacturing

    Salary Range32k - 43k$38k$37,525

    Hospitality

    Salary Range31k - 38k$35k$35,142

    Finance

    Salary Range28k - 41k$34k$34,421
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