Interior Design Schools In North Carolina

In North Carolina, there are 17 accredited schools where interior design classes faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in interior design in the state of North Carolina, which encompasses interior design training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

North Carolina Vs. National Interior Design Employment

North Carolina 1,020
National 40,120

Of all of the interior design professionals that work in the US, approximately 3% work in North Carolina state.

Employment Growth for Interior design professionals In North Carolina

1,320 1,650 1,620 1,340 1,020
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of interior design professionals is shrinking in North Carolina. In North Carolina, 300 less interior design professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of interior design professionals has shrunk by 23%. This decline is slower than the national trend for interior design professionals which shows a 23% decrease in the number of interior design professionals working around the nation.

Interior Design VS. All Professions salaries in North Carolina

$40,790 $43,100 $44,050 $45,940 $47,360
$42,193 $43,618 $45,387 $46,982 $48,254
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 increasing in North Carolina. The mean salary for interior design professionals in 2006 was $40,790 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $47,360 per year.

Salary percentiles for Interior design professionals in North Carolina

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Thus, interior design professionals' salaries grew by 14% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of North Carolina, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of interior design. The pay differential between the highest paid interior design professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 154%

Average Salaries for Interior design professionals and related professions in North Carolina

Fashion Design
Graphic Design
Interior Design

In North Carolina, interior design professionals make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Interior Design programs available for each degree type for all schools in North Carolina


As the number of interior design professionals is decreasing in North Carolina state, the number of students graduating from the 17 accredited interior design schools in North Carolina state is increasing. In North Carolina, there were 254 graduates in 2006. And there were 308 graduates from interior design courses in 2010.

There was an increase in the number of interior design school degree or certificate graduates in North Carolina by 21%. A majority of these graduates, or 42%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in interior design.

Interior Design Faculty Salaries in North Carolina

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Currently we are in the process of collecting data for the number of interior design faculty in North Carolina, growth in the field of interior design academia and faculty salaries in North Carolina. If you are involved in teaching interior design courses to students at the certificate in interior design, associates degree in interior design, bachelors degree in interior design, and masters degree in interior design levels, please anonymously submit your information in the field below. By doing so, you will be helping us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future interior design faculty in North Carolina. Once you submit your information, you will get a chance to see the data we have collected thus far.

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