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 EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 507$40.22/hr$20.79/hr$26.99/hr$41.08/hr$53.70/hr$61.88/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
Financial ActivitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services1,660$40.13/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration30$45.74/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/A$37.40/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 10$32.58/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 10$33.07/hr15.2%
St Cloud MN MSA 20$42.79/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 20$33.76/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 20$31.72/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 30$35.26/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 40$42.60/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 40$30.86/hr-2.4%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 40$30.45/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 50$41.08/hr5.2%
Central Minnesota 80$36.20/hr17.2%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 80$34.80/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,680$40.79/hr5.6%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,690$40.76/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,850$40.24/hr6.8%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Landscape Architects 250$35.70/hr8.6%
Engineering Managers 4,080$67.49/hr6.7%
Civil Engineers 5,470$43.41/hr12.7%
Interior Designers 1,550$27.59/hr3.8%
Construction Managers 5,340$44.57/hr8.1%
Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 390$44.19/hr7.4%
Urban and Regional Planners 1,110$35.73/hr12.8%

  • 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.
  • Consult with clients to determine functional or spatial requirements of structures.
  • Administer construction contracts.
  • Prepare scale drawings or architectural designs, using computer-aided design or other tools.
  • Direct activities of technicians engaged in preparing drawings or specification documents.