Interior Design Schools In Hawaii

Hawaii has is only one accredited interior design school where interior design faculty who teach interior design classes can find employment. The trends in Hawaii's interior design academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in interior design includes interior design training at the following levels:


  1. Chaminade University of Honolulu

    3140 Waialae Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816-1578

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Hawaii Vs. National Interior Design Employment

Hawaii 130
National 40,120

Approximately 0% of the country's interior design professionals work in Hawaii state.

Employment Growth for Interior design professionals In Hawaii

180 100 90 110 130
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of interior design professionals is shrinking in Hawaii. There were 50 less interior design professionals working in Hawaii in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Hawaii, this field has shrunk by 28% in four years. This decline is faster than the change in the number of interior design professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of interior design professionals has shrunk by 23% from 2006 to 2010.

Interior Design VS. All Professions salaries in Hawaii

$58,170 $61,820 $61,010 $53,590 $50,270
$46,651 $47,931 $49,192 $50,493 $52,227
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Interior Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of interior design professionals is declining, the salaries paid to interior design professionals are decreasing in Hawaii. Interior design professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $58,170 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $50,270 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Interior design professionals in Hawaii

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Thus, interior design professionals' salaries declined by 16% in 4 years. State trends for all professions are quite different from this decline. There is a 142% pay differential between the highest paid interior design professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of interior design in Hawaii.

Average Salaries for Interior design professionals and related professions in Hawaii

Fashion Design
Graphic Design
Interior Design

In Hawaii, interior design professionals earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Interior Design programs available for each degree type for all schools in Hawaii


The number of students graduating from the only accredited interior design school in Hawaii is increasing. In 2006 there were 14 interior design graduates from interior design courses in Hawaii and in 2010 there were 17 graduates.

This represents a 21% increase in the number of interior design degree or certificate school graduates in Hawaii state. 50% of these graduates received an associate's degree in interior design.

Interior Design Faculty Salaries in Hawaii

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