Millwright Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Millwrights in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $22.67 per hour nationwide. In the world of Millwrights, overall income ranges from $36K near the bottom to $85K at the top; this can include more than $8K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is residence, followed by the specific employer and tenure. A strong majority enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to close to one-half. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$36,930 - $92,645
$37K
$60K
$93K
MEDIAN: $60,066
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$15.50 - $33.00
$16
$23
$33
MEDIAN: $22.67
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$36,930 - $92,645  
   
Bonus
$490.49 - $8,109  
Profit Sharing
$805 - $10,213  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$36,350 - $85,054  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 137
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.50 - $33.00  
   
Hourly Tips
$5.71  
Overtime
$21.98 - $46.83  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$490.49 - $8,109  
   
Profit Sharing
$805 - $10,213  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$36,350 - $85,054  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 968

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Job Description for Millwright

Millwrights are responsible for installing and maintaining machinery which is used in multiple industries. This job requires carrying out heavy construction work, so the ability to perform physical labor, such as carrying heavy items and operating hand and power tools, is essential. Some jobs also involve working in confined areas, so some bending, squatting, and stooping may also be necessary.

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Millwright Tasks

  • Dismantle machines.
  • Construct foundation for machines.
  • Move machinery and equipment.
  • Assemble and install equipment such as shafting, conveyors and tram rails.
  • Read blueprints and schematic drawings to determine work procedures.

Common Career Paths for Millwright


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Millwrights sometimes move into a Maintenance Supervisor role, where the salary is similar. Many Millwrights advance into roles as Maintenance Technicians or Maintenance Mechanics, but the median salaries are $16K lower and $11K lower, respectively.

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Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Roseburg Forest Products offers the most; Millwrights earn $63K on average there.

Popular Skills for Millwright


Millwrights report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with rigging, Precision Measurement, and System Repair are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 39 percent, 36 percent, and 16 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Metal Inert Gas Welding, Shielded Metal Arc Welding, and Blueprints. Most people who know Maintenance also know Welding.

Pay by Experience Level for Millwright

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Millwrights, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $48K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $56K. Millwrights with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $58K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Millwright generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $63K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $54,025

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Pittsburgh offers some of the highest pay in the country for Millwrights, 34 percent above the national average. Millwrights can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+33 percent), Baton Rouge (+32 percent), Detroit (+23 percent), and Chicago (+20 percent). Cleveland is the lowest-paying area, 11 percent south of the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Denver and Atlanta (10 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Millwright

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 128 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
25%
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Experience Affects Millwright Salaries

▲16%

▲7%

▲3%

National Average
$54,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Millwright Salaries

rigging
▲39%

Precision Measurement
▲36%

System Repair
▲16%

▲7%



▲2%

Systems Troubleshooting
▲1%

Welding
▼0%

National Average
$54,000

Plant Maintenance
▼2%

Millwright
▼3%

Manufacturing Fabrication
▼5%

Blueprints
▼6%

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
▼10%

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 128 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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