Design Schools
In Honolulu, Hawaii

There are 3 design schools in Honolulu for faculty to choose from. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the design academic community in Honolulu, and the future trends. Academia in design includes design training at the following levels:

  • Associates degree in Design
  • Bachelors degree in Design


Professional Trends

Honolulu Vs. Hawaii Design Employment

Honolulu 720
Hawaii 1,000

Exactly 720 of Hawaii's 1,000 design professionals work in Honolulu. The number of design professionals in Honolulu has grown by 3% from 2006 to 2010. As the employment for design professionals in Honolulu has increased, overall employment in Honolulu has also increased.

Honolulu Vs. Hawaii Design employment growth

900 920 960 940 1,000
700 600 760 740 720
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Hawaii
  • Dark Yellow: Honolulu

Design VS. All professions salaries in Honolulu

$44,868 $46,318 $44,161 $46,417 $44,846
$39,870 $41,250 $42,730 $43,760 $45,100
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Honolulu
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Honolulu

Salaries for design professionals in Honolulu have decreased. In 2010 design professionals in Honolulu reportedly earned an average salary of $44,846 per year. Design professionals in Honolulu made a yearly average salary of $44,868, four years earlier in 2006. The decline in the salary of design professionals in Honolulu is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Honolulu

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25th percentile
50th percentile
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90th percentile

Design professionals make a median salary of $43,056 per year in Honolulu. The 10% of design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $28,839 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $67,207 per year.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Honolulu

Fashion Design
Graphic Design
Web Design
Visual Communications
Interior Design
Computer Animation
Industrial Design
Game Design

Design professional salaries in Honolulu are, on average, lower than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Design schools in Honolulu


There are 3 accredited design schools in the city. Many of Honolulu's design professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Design Programs Offered In Honolulu


There are a total of 3 degree and certificate programs in design offered by Honolulu's design schools.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Honolulu


In 2010 approximately 24 students completed design courses.

Design Faculty Salaries in Honolulu, Hawaii

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