Millwright Salary

Men account for the majority of Millwrights in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $22.48 per hour. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to nearly one-half. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$36,000 - $80,781
(Median)
$36K
$55K
$81K
MEDIAN: $54,551
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$15.17 - $31.40
(Median)
$15
$22
$31
MEDIAN: $22.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$36,000 - $80,781  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,595  
Profit Sharing
$970 - $5,034  
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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$35,202 - $76,355  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 74
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.17 - $31.40  
   
Overtime
$19.47 - $45.80  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,595  
   
Profit Sharing
$970 - $5,034  
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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$35,202 - $76,355  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 743
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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

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

Common Career Paths for Millwright


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As Millwrights transition into upper-level roles like Maintenance Supervisors, it's possible that they won't see a change in salary. Maintenance Supervisors earn the same amount as Millwrights on average. Millwrights most often move into Maintenance Technician or Maintenance Mechanic roles. However, the former pays $14K less on average, and the latter pays $10K less.

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Popular Skills for Millwright


Survey results suggest that Millwrights use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, facility with System Repair and Equipment Maintenance are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 20 percent and 12 percent, respectively. It is often found that people who know Troubleshooting are also skilled in Maintenance.

Pay by Experience Level for Millwright

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


For Millwrights, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $44K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $51K. Millwrights bring in $54K after working for 10 to 20 years. After two decades in the workforce, the average Millwright generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $58K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Millwrights, busy Chicago offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 43 percent above the national average. Millwrights will also find cushy salaries in Detroit (+28 percent), Houston (+16 percent), Portland (+12 percent), and Atlanta (+7 percent). Eugene ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 8 percent below the national average. Denver and Cleveland are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 7 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively.

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Experience Affects Millwright Salaries



National Average
$52,000



Skills That Affect Millwright Salaries

System Repair
up arrow 20%

Equipment Maintenance
up arrow 12%

Precision Machining
up arrow 3%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 2%

Welding
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Maintenance
0%

National Average
$52,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 108 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 19%
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