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Interior Design Schools In Washington State

In Washington State, there are 8 accredited schools where interior design classes faculty can find employment. The trends in Washington State'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. The Art Institute of Seattle

    2323 Elliott Ave, Seattle, Washington 98121-1622

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  2. Bellevue College

    3000 Landerholm Cir SE, Bellevue, Washington 98007-6484

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  3. Clover Park Technical College

    4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood, Washington 98499-4004

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  4. Highline Community College

    2400 S 240th St, Des Moines, Washington 98198-9800

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  5. Seattle Pacific University

    3307 3rd Ave W, Seattle, Washington 98119-1997

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  6. Spokane Falls Community College

    3410 W Fort George Wright Dr, Spokane, Washington 99224-5288

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  7. Washington State University

    French Administration Building, Pullman, Washington 99164-5910

    115 U.S. News National University Ranking
  8. International Academy of Design and Technology in Seattle

    645 Andover Park West, Seattle, Washington 98188-0000

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Professional Trends

Washington State Vs. National Interior Design Employment

Washington State 840
National 40,120

Of all of the interior design professionals that work in the US, approximately 2% work in Washington State state.

Employment Growth for Interior design professionals In Washington State

1,110 830 970 870 840
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Washington State, the field of interior design is shrinking. In Washington State, 270 less interior design professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of interior design has shrunk by 24% in Washington State. This is faster than the trend for interior design professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of interior design professionals has shrunk by 23% between 2006 and 2010.

Interior Design VS. All Professions salaries in Washington State

$41,160 $46,790 $52,100 $53,470 $52,000
$48,545 $50,054 $51,159 $52,682 $54,489
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Interior Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by interior design professionals is increasing in Washington State. Interior design professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $41,160 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $52,000 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Interior design professionals in Washington State

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90th percentile

This represents a 21% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. Within the field of interior design, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid interior design professionals earning 128% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Washington State state.

Average Salaries for Interior design professionals and related professions in Washington State

Fashion Design
Graphic Design
Interior Design

In Washington State, interior design professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Interior Design programs available for each degree type for all schools in Washington State


The number of students graduating from the 8 accredited interior design schools in Washington State is increasing. In 2006, 205 students graduated from interior design courses in Washington State. And in 2010, 223 students graduated.

Thus there was a 9% percent increase in the number of interior design school degree or certificate graduates in Washington State. 46% of these graduates received a associate's degree in interior design.

Interior Design Faculty Salaries in Washington State

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