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 5010$43.06/hr$24.02/hr$30.12/hr$43.47/hr$55.91/hr$64.36/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Financial ActivitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services1,480$44.38/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration30$45.96/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/A$35.51/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Minnesota 20$41.11/hr2.9%
Southwest Minnesota 20$35.53/hr15.2%
Rochester MN MSA 20$42.27/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 20$30.55/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 30$36.35/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 40$33.11/hr-2.4%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 40$32.48/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 40$38.02/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 50$43.47/hr5.2%
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 50$36.69/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 80$38.25/hr17.2%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 90$37.05/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,460$44.66/hr5.6%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,490$44.66/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,660$43.97/hr6.8%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Landscape Architects 470$37.26/hr8.6%
Architectural and Engineering Managers 3,960$69.59/hr6.7%
Civil Engineers 6,260$44.27/hr12.7%
Interior Designers 1,800$28.71/hr3.8%
Construction Managers 5,880$45.64/hr8.1%
Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 450$44.38/hr7.4%
Urban and Regional Planners 950$39.19/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.