Salary and Labor market 

Labor Market Information
Estimated Regional Employment 2014 Entry Level  Annual  Wage      2014 Median Annual Wage 2014 Projected Growth Rate    2010-20 Projected Regional Job Opening 2010-20
Electrical & Electronics Drafters 20 $33,322 $45,718 +25.0% ND
Mechanical Drafters 250 $35,797 $49,109 +14.6% +90
Architectural & Civil Drafters 130 $33,280 $44,221 +23.4% +70
 Source: DEED Labor Market Information Office,
Ridgewater College Placement Statistics 
Number of Total Graduates /
Related Placement Rate
​20152014 2012
Computer Aided Drafting & Design ​16/100%13/100% 8/100%
Source: Ridgewater College Career Services  
Ridgewater College Related Job Postings
Number of Job Postings
2013 2012 2011
Drafting / Computer Aided Design 43 28 16
Engineering - Industrial 43 33 16
Maintenance & Repair - Electrical & Electronic 32 27 15
Source: Ridgewater College Career Services 
Past Job Postings on Ridgewater's Career Services Jobs Website for Ridgewater Graduates
      Business Name                         Position(s)                           Location
Alpha Video & Audio CAD Drafter Edina, Minnesota
Bayer Interior Woods Designer - Kitchen & Baths Sauk Center, Minnesota
Benchmark Electronics PCB Layout Designer Arden Hills, Minnesota
Central Minnesota Fabricating Structural Steel Detailer Willmar, Minnesota
Core Tube LLC Drafting / CAD Position Winsted, Minnesota
Emerson - Rosemount ProE Drafter Chanhassen, Minnesota
ENTEGEE Mechanical Design / Drafter Winsted, Minnesota
George Konik Associates, Inc. Mechanical Drafter Delano, Minnesota
Hutchinson Manufacturing CAD Drafter Hutchinson, Minnesota
Industrial Louvers Inc. Drafter Delano, Minnesota
Life-Science Innovations Drafter / Designer Willmar, Minnesota
Olsson Associates Civil 3D CAD Technician Urbandale, Iowa
Prinsco Inc. Manufacturing Engineering Technician Willmar, Minnesota
Red Seat Drafter Maple Grove, Minnesota
RELCO Drafter Designer Willmar, Minnesota
RITALKA Designers Montevideo, Minnesota
Riverview LLP Design Engineer Morris, Minnesota
Waconia Manufacturing Sales Layout Drafter Waconia, Minnesota
Willmar Fabrication Manufacturing Designer Willmar, Minnesota
 Source: Ridgewater College Career Services   

Ridgewater College is an equal opportunity employer and educator.