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Occupational Employment Statistics


17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval

Plan and design structures, such as private residences, office buildings, theaters, factories, and other structural property. Excludes “Landscape Architects” (17-1012) and “Marine Engineers and Naval Architects” (17-2121).

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northeast Minnesota 13021$43.75/hr$29.45/hr$32.72/hr$41.25/hr$49.99/hr$67.90/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Financial ActivitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services2,100$40.94/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public AdministrationN/A$53.73/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State 20$40.61/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 30$39.52/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 30$40.35/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 40$39.87/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 40$39.37/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 40$39.52/hr-2.9%
Southwest Minnesota 50$39.37/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 50$34.70/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 60$39.77/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 70$37.24/hr0.0%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 90$40.13/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 100$40.61/hr0.0%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 130$41.25/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 130$41.25/hr4.8%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,990$43.47/hr7.1%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 2,060$43.47/hrN/A
Minnesota 2,470$41.18/hr6.5%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Landscape Architects 350$37.44/hr2.6%
Interior Designers 1,200$30.45/hr2.3%
Urban and Regional Planners 630$41.12/hr5.5%
Construction Managers 5,310$48.41/hr12.0%
Civil Engineers 3,530$45.51/hr8.1%

  • Meet with clients to review or discuss architectural drawings.
  • Design or plan construction of green building projects to minimize adverse environmental impact or conserve energy.
  • Plan or design structures such as residences, office buildings, theatres, factories, or other structural properties in accordance with environmental, safety, or other regulations.
  • Design structures that incorporate environmentally friendly building practices or concepts, such as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards.
  • Monitor the work of specialists, such as electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, interior designers, or sound specialists to ensure optimal form or function of designs or final structures.
  • Prepare scale drawings or architectural designs, using computer-aided design or other tools.
  • Direct activities of technicians engaged in preparing drawings or specification documents.
  • Integrate engineering elements into unified architectural designs.
  • Prepare scale drawings or architectural designs, using computer-aided design or other tools.
  • Administer construction contracts.