Millwright Salary

Men make up the majority of Millwrights in the United States, bringing in about $22.61 per hour. Overall cash earnings for Millwrights stretch from $36K on the lower end to $86K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $8K from bonuses and $10K from profit sharing. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geography, followed by the specific employer and tenure. Job satisfaction for Millwrights is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and a majority earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$36,874 - $98,829
$37K
$61K
$99K
MEDIAN: $61,209
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50%
90%

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$15.56 - $33.02
$16
$23
$33
MEDIAN: $22.61
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$36,874 - $98,829  
   
Bonus
$488.77 - $7,919  
Profit Sharing
$817 - $10,161  
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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$36,491 - $86,247  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 144
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.56 - $33.02  
   
Hourly Tips
$5.71  
Overtime
$22.07 - $47.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$488.77 - $7,919  
   
Profit Sharing
$817 - $10,161  
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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$36,491 - $86,247  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,017

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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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As Millwrights make advancements in their career path, their salaries may not change right away. For example, the higher-level Maintenance Supervisor position pays around the same amount as the Millwright job on average. Many Millwrights choose to become Maintenance Technicians and Maintenance Mechanics as their careers advance. However, folks in those positions report median salaries of $16K less and $11K less, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Millwright


Roseburg Forest Products offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $63K.

Popular Skills for Millwright


Millwrights seem to require a rather large skill set. 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 pay less than market rate include Metal Inert Gas Welding, Shielded Metal Arc Welding, and Blueprints. It is often found that people who know Maintenance are also skilled in Welding.

Pay by Experience Level for Millwright

Pay by Experience for a Millwright has a positive trend. An entry-level Millwright with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 403 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Millwright with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 309 salaries. An experienced Millwright which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 417 salaries. A Millwright with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 276 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $54,123

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Millwrights, working in the bustling city of Pittsburgh has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. 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). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Cleveland, 12 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Denver (10 percent lower) and Atlanta (8 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Millwright

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 141 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
24%
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Experience Affects Millwright Salaries

▲16%

▲6%

▲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
▼4%

Manufacturing Fabrication
▼5%

Blueprints
▼6%

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
▼10%

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 141 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 19%
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