Salary and Labor market 

Labor Market Information
Entry Level
Annual Wage
Median Annual Wage 2015
Projected Growth Rate
Projected Regional Job Opening 2012-22
Electrical & Electronics Drafters $22,755
-9% ND
Mechanical Drafters $36,899
-5% 30
Architectural & Civil Drafters $35,734
-2% 10
 Source: DEED Labor Market Information Office,
Ridgewater College Placement Statistics 
Number of Total Graduates / Related Placement Rate
Computer Aided Drafting & Design 12/100%​​16/100%13/100% 8/100%
Source: Ridgewater College Career Services  
Ridgewater College Related Job Postings
Number of Job Postings
2016 2015
Drafting / Computer Aided Design 56
Engineering - Industrial
Maintenance & Repair - Electrical & Electronic 76
Source: Ridgewater College Career Services 
Past Job Postings on Ridgewater's Career Services Jobs Website for Ridgewater Graduates

​Business Name
​Anderson Corporation
​Inventor Drafters
​Bayport, MN
Alpha Video & Audio CAD Drafter Edina, MN
​Big Lake, MN
Bayer Interior Woods Designer - Kitchen & Baths Sauk Center, MN
Benchmark Electronics PCB Layout Designer Arden Hills, MN
Central Minnesota Fabricating Structural Steel Detailer Willmar, MN
​Columbia Gear
​Manufacturing Engineer
​Avon, MN
Core Tube LLC Drafting / CAD Position Winsted, MN
​Crown Incorporated
​Mechanical Drafter
​Plato, MN
Emerson - Rosemount ProE Drafter Chanhassen, MN
ENTEGEE Mechanical Design / Drafter Winsted, MN
​Focal Point Fixtures
​Architectural Drafter
​St. Cloud, MN
George Konik Associates, Inc. Mechanical Drafter Delano, MN
Hutchinson Manufacturing CAD Drafter Hutchinson, MN
Industrial Louvers Inc. Drafter Delano, MN
​K & M Manufacturing
​Drafting Technician
​Renville, MN
​Karges-Faulconbridge, Inc.
​Mechanical CAD Summer Intern
​St. Paul, MN
Life-Science Innovations
Drafter / Designer Willmar, MN
​Marshall Machine Shop Inc.
​Structural Detailer
​Marshall, MN
Olsson Associates Civil 3D CAD Technician Urbandale, IA
Prinsco Inc. Manufacturing Engineering Technician Willmar, MN
Red Seat Drafter Maple Grove, MN
RELCO Drafter Designer Willmar, MN
RITALKA Designers Montevideo, MN
Riverview LLP Design Engineer Morris, MN
​The Planet Forward
​Electrical Drafting Technician
​Western Springs, IL
Waconia Manufacturing Sales Layout Drafter Waconia, MN
​Warrior Mfg. LLC
​Detailer / Modeler
​Hutchinson, MN
​Whirltronics Inc.
​CNC Machinist / Tool Maker
​Buffalo, MN
Willmar Fabrication
Manufacturing Designer Willmar, MN
 Source: Ridgewater College Career Services   

Ridgewater College is an equal opportunity employer and educator.