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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
Southeast Minnesota 509$42.24/hr$26.37/hr$34.13/hr$40.40/hr$49.41/hr$54.80/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Financial ActivitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services1,940$40.08/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration40$50.56/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA 20$41.21/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 20$37.66/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 20$40.40/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 30$38.78/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 40$45.20/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 40$39.47/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 40$31.13/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 50$40.40/hr-2.9%
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 50$39.42/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 60$38.06/hr0.0%
Central Minnesota 80$40.50/hr0.0%
Northeast Minnesota 120$39.70/hr4.8%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 120$39.69/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 120$39.51/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,800$40.50/hr7.1%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,850$40.62/hrN/A
Minnesota 2,230$40.28/hr6.5%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Landscape Architects 440$40.25/hr2.6%
Interior Designers 1,160$31.52/hr2.3%
Urban and Regional Planners 790$40.12/hr5.5%
Construction Managers 4,830$49.96/hr12.0%
Civil Engineers 4,240$48.92/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.